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Your training, communication and events are in trusted hands with this passionate pair.

Industry experience at your fingertips

Your media is in the trusted hands of a qualified journalist who has over ten years’ experience working across local and regional press, giving you the reassurance that trusted relationships will be built with the press and news ready press releases will be crafted by a working journalist. Our media lead also uses several years’ experience managing media strategy and PR campaigns to create the biggest impact on your target audience across broadcast, print and social media. 

Get the best out of your team or event

The continuing professional development of your staff will be maximised with the support of our qualified trainer and project manager, who has over 6 years’ experience of training and managing projects and events across the public and voluntary sector. Our trainer is also experienced in developing interactive workshops that focus on practical learning and application in the workplace.

Ethical business is successful business

We combine these skills with our passion for socially responsible business; and we’re on a mission to show that ethical business can be commercially successful business. Choose a not for profit media relations partner and join us on our mission.

All about Kirsty

After finishing a degree in Journalism, I started working for the Guardian Media Group as a junior reporter. I worked across a variety of weekly titles as a reporter and gained my NCTJ qualification.

I enjoyed specialising as a health reporter for two years and was a member of the Stockport Express team when it won Newspaper of the Year two years in a row – 2008/2009.

The newspaper company was taken over by MEN Media and I continued to work across the weekly titles and the Manchester Evening News for a total of 12 years.

One of my proudest moments was a successful fundraising partnership with a charity – Beechwood Cancer Care. The year-long campaign helped raised £100,000 to build a new children’s centre.

After leaving the newspaper industry, I worked for Alzheimer’s Society as a media and communications officer across the North West. My move to the charity was motivated by my dad living with dementia and feeling passionate about helping raise awareness, breaking stigma and improving care for those living with the disease.

During my time at Alzheimer’s Society a successful media partnership was secured with the Salford Advertiser, which saw 12 weeks of coverage dedicated to the cause, along with working with the BBC regionally and Granada Reports. I also secured a variety of national coverage from BBC Radio 4, BBC Breakfast, The Guardian and the Daily Mirror. I also became a Dementia Friends champion during my time at the charity and so far, I am proud to say I have made more than 400 Dementia Friend, delivering sessions to schools, businesses and staff at Public Health England as well as a one-to-one session with the face of the Dementia Friends campaign – Gina Shaw.

I am a music-loving, red wine drinking, married mother-of-two who has a passion for photography, walking and a good book.

My philosophy is ‘the harder you work, the luckier you get’.

All about Grace

Achieving a first class honours Business Studies degree from the University of Liverpool was a pivotal moment for me. It incited a passion not only for business management, but also for working for a social cause. When I wasn’t studying, I spent a lot of my time doing events management for national housing charity Shelter, and managing the university’s student fundraising team.

I went on to combine these two passions by joining the National Skills Academy for Social Care Management programme. During this time, I project managed several dementia initiatives for a West Midlands- based care home provider. My proudest moment was the ‘breakthrough’ in a dementia specific care setting – which moved from a task orientated culture to a person orientated culture. It was hugely rewarding to see the residents more engaged and, most importantly, happier- as were the staff.

Both a professional and personal interest in dementia lead me to work for the national charity, Alzheimer’s Society. During my time at the Society, I delivered bespoke training presentations to NHS Health Education North West’s dental teams and BBC teams, as well as delivering Dementia Friends sessions to over 450 people across the North West.

I try to live by the saying  ‘ability is nothing without opportunity’

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