Marcella Hampson, PR and marketing director at Hallett Retail, died on Sunday at the age of 57 following a four-year battle with cancer.
Hampson had more than 25 years of experience in PR and marketing, much of which was spent as a director at communications agency Hill and Knowlton. She worked with a diverse range of retail, corporate and charity clients including Hunter Boots, Clarks, Rohan, B&Q, Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s, Kodak, Vauxhall, BT and NSPCC.
She worked as a consultant to concessions firm Hallett Retail for three years before joining full time in October 2010, overseeing all aspects of PR and marketing.
Managing director Wendy Hallett described her as a having an “amazing passion for life”.
“‘Marcella was an inspirational woman, a super talented PR director but above all my very special friend,” she said. “Over the last 10 years she has been instrumental in the success of the company, working tirelessly to promote the business and was always happy for others to take the limelight.
“Marcella continued to work until very recently having an amazing passion for life. She gave so much to those who worked for, and with her, both inside and outside the business. She will be deeply missed by all of us.”
She leaves two children, Dan and Matt, her brother Phil and sister Marie.