We were incredibly proud to hear that Suki Thompson has joined marketing industry mentors presented with a Merlin Award by the Marketing Academy graduation scholars.

Non-profit and voluntary, the Marketing Academy was created in 2010 to develop leadership through mentoring, coaching and work experience. The Scholarship, just one of the Academy’s initiatives, is a year-long, part-time programme for 30 of the UK’s fastest-rising stars in marketing, advertising and communications. It brings together 86 mentors, 37 companies, 30 coaches, 30 charities and 20 judges.

At the Gala graduation, each graduate selects just one person from all of the mentors, leaders and speakers who have donated time across the scholarship programme. As the Marketing Academy explains, “It’s a small way of appreciating the individual from whom the scholar received an extra special gift of wisdom, advice, insight or inspiration.”

Congratulations to all of the 2014 graduation scholars and to the Merlin Award winners!