History

I’ve spent 20 years working in PR, nine in agency and the remainder freelancing. Agency life includes Cohn & Wolfe, Hill & Knowlton, Porter Novelli and Havas PR UK.

My early days were spent primarily on consumer and youth accounts during which time I co-founded BL Alternative, Biss Lancaster’s specialist youth marketing division. In later years I worked on more issues based, government and technology business, including co-founding Hill & Knowlton’s consumer technology group in 1999.

When I left H&K I concentrated on building my role as Village PR creative director, churning out ideas, running brainstorms and looking after our consumer business.

Industry awards include PRWeek Best Promotional Campaign for Bertie goes to Sotheby’s, a PRCA commendation for Re-Turn Bertie, and a ‘PR in Food Marketing’ Bronze award from Marketing magazine for a cheeky tethering of a 155 ft tall hot air balloon in front of the TV cameras at the London Marathon. The Bridget Jones Diary SMS and FHM’s High Street Honeys campaigns were both finalists for PRWeek Awards.

A few years back I left agency life to carry out one or two personal projects as well as learning a few more skills such as how to design websites.

In 2005 I co-founded and publicised 7/7 Trauma, a not-for-profit organisation comprised of around 100 mental health professionals specialising in trauma treatment that provided psychological assistance to victims of the London bombs.

In 2007 I spent a year working with the lovely people at Cohn & Wolfe, heading up their online PR practice, writing digital PR plans for clients such as Speedo, Discovery Networks and Deutsche Grammophon. And more recently, I’ve worked as digital and creative director for Euro RSCG PR and had a great time working as a creative consultant for Sony Ericsson and as pan-European media consultant for Toshiba Europe.

Current clients include Global Analytics Holdings Inc, Lending Stream, Zebit, onesie makers Funzee, premium eyewear makers C.W. Dixey and Son, international concert pianist Reiko Fujisawa and a number of PR and marketing agencies.

August 10th 2018
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Stop the press! A ground-breaking discovery has been made in the coastal town of Poole, Dorset – the world has never encountered dinosaurs quite as ferocious as these little monsters!

 The new species of dinosaur was discovered in one of the spots where such a find was almost inevitable – in such close proximity to the Jurassic Coast. Quadrant2Design is nestled close to Charmouth, one of the most famous Jurassic locations, renowned for its cliffs and abundance of fossils of ...
August 10th 2018
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Seamless Textures Are All Part of The Package from Quadrant2Design

Quadrant2Design is particularly proud of their bright, colourful, seamless 100% graphic panel stands that can be completely customised to suit their clients’ needs. Using high-resolution photographic imagery, Quadrant2Design is able to mimic virtually any material or texture to create whatever look their exhibitor is looking for. The textures range from realistic ...
August 10th 2018
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Quadrant2Design gets geared up for one of the busiest times in the exhibition year after a restful (and hot) summer period!

Poole-based exhibition stand design company Quadrant2Design is gearing up for one of the busiest times in the exhibition year after a restful (and hot) summer period! Pictured is their ‘holding area’ with 27 exhibition stands all securely under lock and key, having been tested in their ‘prebuild’ area, and now waiting to ...
July 2nd 2016
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Hendy Ford in Fareham Review

My friend Fiona has some good advice: So I went to collect my "fixed" car today, well the tyres are fixed but.... The glove box is now broken, the inside trim isn't flush, there is a scratch on the inside door, and there is still rust on the window wipers. Not ...
May 25th 2016
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Taking Bank Holidays Costs UK Small Businesses Over £2,500 Each Year

The month of May sees two Bank Holidays (2nd and 30th May), but British small business owners stand to lose an average of £506[1] during May and £2,163[2] annually by choosing not to operate and instead take the extra day’s rest over long weekends. A study of 1,500 UK small business owners by Yell Business reveals that ...

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