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Sandy Lindsay MBE, Founder and Chair at Tangerine PR
Sandy was honoured in the Queen’s birthday list of 2015 for services to business and young people. The same year also saw Sandy named North West Director of the Year (SME) and Highly Commended in the same award, nationally, by the Institute of Directors.
Sandy started her marketing career 25 years ago, moved into PR consultancy five years later and launched her own integrated communications consultancy – Tangerine – in 2002.
Sandy specialises in helping organisations prepare for, and handle crises and issues. Her crisis management experience spans the emergency services, health and other public sector organisations, as well as myriad leading brands and organisations within the private sector.
Sandy is passionate about creating quality career opportunities for young people and has launched and grown myriad job creation programmes over the years, supporting graduates and apprentices. Her latest – The Juice Academy social media apprenticeship – has created more than 200 roles in 90+ businesses across the region.
Sandy is a national Ambassador for Apprenticeships, Vice-Chair of Forever Manchester – the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester – and on the Business Leadership Council of TeachFirst in the North West. She also chairs Skills Groups for the IoD and the North West Business Leadership Team.