THE boss of city PR company Midnight Communications has sold her business.

Caraline Brown said the PR part has been bought by two members of the current management team.

The events side has been acquired by Platinum Event Management.

Caraline said: “I have spent the best years of my life at Midnight.

“As they say, it’s been a journey.

“But I hope the best is in front of both me and it.

“Let no one use the ‘R’ word.

“I am still available for parties and bar mitzvahs and look forward to embracing some new challenges.”

Caraline founded Midnight Communications in 1995 with nothing but a £2k overdraft and a strong belief that the internet would grow and flourish.

It was the very first PR company in the UK to focus on internet businesses and start-ups.

She saw Midnight win around 60 peer-judged awards, including PR Week’s national PR Company of the Year, a number of ‘Best in the South East’ awards and two lifetime achievement awards.

She was named one of the most influential people in PR by PR Week on a number of occasions.

The company doubled turnover year on year in its first five years and was sold in 2001 to the AIM-listed BV Group which Caraline led as CEO, before buying the company back in 2003.