WHO WE ARE

A little bit about us.
Sarah Sherwin

Sarah’s PR experience within broadcasting spans BBC News and Panorama to Supermarket Sweep and Corporate Affairs management.

As a senior publicist within BBC News she managed national and international stories on a daily basis. For 10 years at ITV, Sarah produced many successful press campaigns – from top rating dramas such as Sharpe and The Vice, a variety of award-winning documentaries, launched cult show Supermarket Sweep in the UK and co-ordinated publicity for events including The British Soap Awards. She also worked as Corporate Affairs Manager for Carlton Communications Plc.

As an independent PR, Sarah has advised on strategic communication and executed publicity campaigns for many clients including the BBC (Learning, Daytime, Journalism Board, Wildlife Fund and BBC Worldwide) working on campaigns across Drama, Factual, Current Affairs, Children’s programmes, and as part of the launch team for the BBC’s Children’s iPlayer. Away from the broadcasting industry Sarah has provided PR support to Legacy Trust UK; Estates Investment Exchange, the annual Property Marketing Awards and Optrafair.

Beverley Wilkins

Beverley Wilkins has worked in television publicity for over 15 years, working in-house at the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and more recently working as a freelance publicist to those same organisations. A BBC publicist for six years she has worked across numerous genres including factual, natural history, science, drama, children’s, sport, news and corporate. Beverley has also worked as an in-house and freelance publicist to Channel 4’s specialist factual department and as an in-house publicist in the ITV Press Office. As a freelancer Beverley has worked as unit publicist on BBC One’s Casualty and CBeebies and as a PR consultant for BBC Worldwide‘s international portfolio of BBC branded TV channels.

Outside the broadcasting industry, Beverley has provided crisis management support as well as managing the PR and internal communications for Whitbread plc’s restaurant division working across major brands including TGI Friday’s, Costa, Beefeater and Pizza Hut.

Fiona Williams

Fiona started her media relations life in a theatre in Coventry before being lured by the bright lights of the BBC’s Drama Publicity department where she worked on a string of high profile productions including Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Bodies and Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee. She later went freelance and has since worked across the spectrum of broadcasting genres from sport to children’s, current affairs to arts. She was part of the launch team for BBC Radio 6 Music, has monkey-ed around with the inhabitants of Zingzilla Island for CBeebies, overcome her squeamishness with BBC One’s Casualty and learnt a bit about football with David Beckham on Sports Personality of the Year.

Fiona has also developed a reputation for the solid management of complex, often controversial projects including a variety of Panorama films and BBC Two’s White Season. Her other projects have varied from working for Harper Collins Publishing UK as Acting Corporate Communications Manager, managing the publicity for the annual British Documentary Awards, and working with the late, great comedy writer John Sullivan.

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Kirstie Hamilton

Kirstie Hamilton worked as a financial journalist in senior roles in a number of national newspapers after moving to the UK from New Zealand. She spent ten years at the Sunday Times, the last five as City Editor. She wrote a weekly column for the City as well as writing extensively on a wide range of business issues. In 2003 she joined Tulchan Communications as a consultant, where she advised on financial and corporate communications for clients including Marks & Spencer, Woolworths, National Australia Bank and GE. Since 2008 she has split her time between communications consultancy and journalism, including writing a history of Brewin Dolphin, the private client asset management group.