Early this month I was delighted to find out that I had won the Wiltshire Business Person of the Month.
The award, sponsored by Marriott Hotels, Swindon Advertiser and Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, recognises my continuing contribution to the county’s thriving business community.
I have worked with many leading local and nationally recognised companies. Clients of redheadPR include innovative businesses in a diversity of market sectors. These include education, gardening, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, food and drink, travel, property and business services.
I have worked tirelessly over many years to develop and grow redheadPR. Far more than just a public relations expert, I provide consultancy in branding, marketing, event management, film and photography. redheadPR’s ethos is to integrate itself within every client’s business and share its enthusiasm and commitment to its goals.
I have also recently become managing director at Gingernut Creative, the Birmingham-based creative agency that inspires people through research, strategy, design, branding, digital and video.
I am so proud to be recognised for the work I do in and around Swindon. It is an up-and-coming town and it’s always evolving. Being based in the heart of Swindon is a real pleasure – the exciting businesses we work with here keep us really busy and on our toes.
As a communications expert with over 30 years’ experience, I have been voted Green PR of London by the Evening Standard and was a finalist in the first Cosmopolitan Women of the Year Awards in 1999. I’ve helped develop businesses, individuals and organisations through networking, publicity, online strategies and proven business development techniques.
I spent three years managing the personal PR internationally for The Body Shop’s eminent founder, the late Dame Anita Roddick. I took the company online, making the retailer one of the world’s first to establish a global internet presence.
The Make Your Mark for a Tenner campaign, which I helped develop, was commended as one of the CIPR’s best sustainable PR programmes. I’ve also been responsible for the Impact on Society section of The European Foundation of Quality Management Model and Award, which Yellow Pages won in 1999.