Anais Merlin

Deputy Head of Telecoms , CC Group

Joining CCgroup as a junior account executive, within five years Merlin has risen to deputy head of telecoms, now jointly responsible for managing PR accounts worth £1.2m. She demonstrates brilliant new business prowess, CCgroup says, helping convert five new telecoms accounts worth £385,200 annually within her first year in the role. Since last year, she has been working with a colleague to offer pro-bono PR services to black-owned start-ups, helping 25 to date.

Nominator says: "Anais brings passion and positivity to all that we do"