I’ve been in PR, I guess, since I did some of the promotional and media work for school productions. Ended up studying PR at the University of Central Lancashire, when the degree courses first came out. By luck, I ended up on a placement year (not part of my course) at Vauxhall Motors, before joining the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders in their policy and parliamentary team. Then spent two and a half years as a Press Officer and then Media Manager. I then joined Zurich Insurance, spending six years doing a variety of media and, occasionally, internal comms roles. I was Head of Communications back at the SMMT between 2012-14 but then rejoined Zurich after a management restructure. I became UK Social Media Manager in April 2015.
Media relations is my specialty and nothing gets me more excited than opening up that media monitoring email to see what coverage we’ve achieved – or in some case, not achieved! It’s the same in the social media world! Achieving results is what we do!
I’m based on the South Coast, am happily married with two awesome little dudes in our Portsmouth end of terrace. In my spare time (??) I run around a rugby field refereeing, or referee from a TV truck in the Premiership. A varied existence!
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