Young professionals news round-up

Daisy Bradford and Rosie Vacciana-Browne

Eden PR has promoted two of its digital and PR account executives.

The Nottingham-headquartered public relations and marketing communications agency has grown to a 14-strong team with a roster of B2B and B2C clients spanning logistics, property, education, funeral services, recruitment and HR and professional services.

Now, Daisy Bradford and Rosie Vacciana-Browne, who both joined Eden in 2021, will now step up to senior digital and PR account executives with responsibility for supporting and guiding new starters as they settle into the team.

Kathryn Greenwood, joint managing director at Eden PR, said: “Daisy and Rosie are a real credit to the agency, showing a flair for creative communication. Since joining us, we’ve seen them both come on in leaps and bounds. They’ve taken on new challenges and are continuing to hone their skills. We’re delighted to announce their well-deserved promotions, there are bright futures ahead for both as we guide them in their PR careers at Eden.”

Vacciana-Browne said: “From the start of my time at Eden, I have been supported at evert step to hone my PR talents with a creatively led, news-centred approach.

“As I embark on the next phase of my career, I look forward to further expanding my skillset, elevating client work to meet the continuous changes in the PR industry.”

Bradford added: “Since walking through the doors of Eden, it’s been a real eye-opening experience into the fast-paced world of agency PR – but I soon found my feet and have enjoyed every moment of it. It’s a pleasure to work alongside a truly talented team and have such supportive mentors. I’m over the moon with the promotion news and I’m excited for what my future holds at Eden.”

Olivia Cotterill Wilson and Isabel Walton

Nottingham’s independent fifth-generation family funeral firm, A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service, has revealed that two of its embalmers have passed the British Institute of Embalming (BIE) examinations – a three-year long, nationally recognised qualification, taking the company’s total of fully qualified embalmers to ten.

Olivia Cotterill Wilson MBIE, 22, senior embalmer, and Isabel Walton MBIE, 23, embalmer, have worked at A.W. Lymn The Family Funeral Service for a total of 11 years, in the Nottingham branch.

For three years, Cotterill Wilson and Walton have been attending classes in Telford, Shropshire, studying for five theory exam papers, one none-autopsy and one autopsy practical exam. The studying has been completed on a part-time basis, while the pair have been working in their full-time roles in embalming.

Cotterill Wilson explained: “We were both thrilled when we passed our theory exams, they were very challenging. When we plucked up the courage to take our practical, and then passed, we were over the moon. It was such a relief that after four years, we passed it.

“Being a part of the BIE means a lot to us. It’s a highly respected organisation that recognises the need for the job that we do. As an Embalmer, we think it’s very important to be a part of this group.”