360 integrated PR is a public relations and business growth consultancy based in Hampshire.
Established in 2001, we help clients of all sizes drive growth by communicating more effectively with their target audiences and communities.
I missed the ‘flash’ gene common to many PR practitioners, so have to rely on intellect, imagination and experience. Somehow, clients find this reassuring!
I learnt my craft at industrial gases company BOC and spent several years as a director of Golley Slater Public Relations in London. Here I worked across business-to-business, consumer and corporate PR for clients as diverse as Honda Power Equipment, the New Homes Marketing Board, the Army, United Glass, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, A4e and ALNO kitchens.
My strengths are key message development, an elegant prose style and in-depth understanding of clients’ business issues. I have been fortunate in my clients – both the current crop and those who have benefited from our advice and moved on. They are a great bunch of people who throw out interesting challenges to keep the little grey cells constantly active.
When not pursuing the latest feature opportunity or honing a client’s media strategy, I indulge my other passions: spending time with my wonderful family and crazy dog, browsing through yet another second-hand bookshop (paper is so much nicer than a Kindle), writing comedy or just marvelling at the glorious countryside around us here in Hampshire.
While Philip gets all strategic and creative, I see my primary role as ensuring that we deliver what we say we’ll do. I have spent many years in senior management positions within both the NHS and third sector organisations, so I appreciate the challenges of working within tightly defined budgets and delivering value for money across complex projects on a grand scale.
I ran the Access Men of the Year lunch for several years. This entailed organising 500 people to be in the right place at the right time and liaise with sponsors, clients, Men of the Year and their spouses.
When I was managing at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, I was responsible for an annual budget of £1.5 million, a staff team of 15 and three consultants.
Most recently, I have been on the management team at Winchester YMCA, for whom I ran the government’s Extended Schools initiative locally, covering 35 Hampshire schools. Latterly, I took on the management of St John’s House, a luxury historic venue in Winchester city centre. I managed to more than double bookings within three months of taking up the role.
Much to my children’s embarrassment, I enjoy Donny Osmond, the National Trust and The Archers.
I joined 360 after graduating from the University of Winchester in 2013. I have a love for all things digital, so I spend a lot of my time offering strategic advice for online projects, managing websites and updating social media feeds.
I also help out with a broad range of PR activities at 360, including research and analysis and and lending my psychology knowledge to campaign planning.
Outside the office, I enjoy a lot of creative pursuits, particularly anything involving words. I am also a very social creature and I am up for giving anything a go, at least once!