New Board Appointment for Marketing Edinburgh

Published: 15 June 2015

One of the UK’s leading PR specialists, Juliet Simpson, Founder and Chairman of Stripe Communications has joined the board at Marketing Edinburgh, the umbrella organisation for Convention Edinburgh.

Having founded Stripe Communications in 2006, Juliet became Chairman of the agency in March 2015. Stripe is one of the largest consumer PR agencies in Scotland, working with the likes of John Lewis, A.G.Barr, Scottish Power, G&V Hotel and The Scottish Government. Over the years, Stripe has won over 40 awards for its work in consumer and brand communications, digital marketing and events. 

Gordon Robertson, Chairman of Marketing Edinburgh and Director of Communications at Edinburgh Airport, said:

“We’re thrilled to welcome Juliet to the Marketing Edinburgh team. Her business acumen, communication skills and advice will be vital in assisting Marketing Edinburgh as we move forward, face fresh challenges and continue to build Edinburgh’s reputation both at home and abroad. Juliet not only brings immense experience from within the tourism sector, she has a genuine passion for the Edinburgh. I know she will play a key role in the future success and tactical development of the organisation in the coming years.”

Juliet Simpson, Chairman of Stripe Communications said:

“Edinburgh is undoubtedly one of the best cities in the world and I’m very proud to call it home.  I consider it a real privilege to be joining the Marketing Edinburgh Board and I’m looking forward to playing my part in the next stage of the Marketing Edinburgh journey.”

Dedicated to promoting Edinburgh to the world, Marketing Edinburgh’s paramount objective is to champion Scotland’s capital city locally, nationally and internationally as a world-class destination in which to visit, invest, live, work and study. Marketing Edinburgh is an organisation which comprises of Convention Edinburgh, Marketing, Membership and Film departments.

Marketing Edinburgh works closely with its members, stakeholders and partners to promote its business tourism offering and the city’s credentials as a film-friendly city.  

Representing a cross-section of private and public organisations, each individual board member brings their own unique skill set, industry expertise and insight. This is not just about tourism, it’s the full infrastructure of the city, such as transport, universities, industry, the arts and festivals. Along with acting in an advisory capacity to Marketing Edinburgh’s senior team, it is the board’s responsibility to ensure Marketing Edinburgh fulfils its core business objectives and meet its targets.