When your goal is building good relationships, you can’t underestimate the importance of likeability.

So our staff aren’t just brilliant communicators:

we only hire people who are a pleasure to do business with.
Their emotional intelligence and “can do” attitude are hallmarks of LLPR’s work.

Liz Willingham (nee Lean)

A graduate of the UK’s first PR degree, Liz has a powerful combination of two decades of industry expertise, phenomenal levels of energy and an uncanny ability to network and influence the media and key stakeholders.

Liz Willingham (nee Lean)
Managing Director
Claire Hardy

After gaining her degree in Advertising, Media and Marketing in the 90’s, Claire has built up a career working for London agencies and has managed communications for international brands across a range of industries.

Claire Hardy
Agency Director
Louise Williams

Graduating with a Journalism degree in 2008, and completing the Internal Communications Certificate with the CIPR, Louise has a background in internal communications, marketing and media relations. Louise worked in-house for Care UK, and Lewis-Manning Hospice before coming to LLPR, where she has taken the lead on our marketing services.

Louise Williams
Senior Account Manager
Holly Windsor

Holly has joined LLPR after a stint in marketing at one of the world’s leading film studios, Warner Bros. With a strong PR agency background she has a track record of receiving consistent national coverage for her previous high profile clients, including; Trevor Sorbie, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney and Richard Ward.

Holly Windsor
Senior Account Manager
Carol Middleton

Carol came to LLPR in 2002 from Dixons Group press office. She has managed a portfolio of clients for LLPR, serving B2B and B2C across a range of sectors including hotel and catering, leisure, marine, motoring, hair and beauty, professional services, retail, not-for-profit, sports and tourism.

Carol Middleton
Communications Specialist
Alice Rook

With a background in magazine journalism and content marketing, Alice was previously the editor of local magazines, DV8 and Listed. Alice enjoys working with regional and national clients across a variety of sectors and has a particular interest in award writing.

Alice Rook
Account Manager
Shona Race

Shona joined LLPR as PA and office manager, but having a Journalism degree and experience at a fashion PR agency, she trained in-house with LLPR and was promoted to account manager and now works across a range of industries.

Shona Race
Account Manager
Cat Abbott

Having joined LLPR in 2015, Cat has a degree in Digital Media and an MBA in Marketing. Her experience includes all aspects PR and marketing, including social media, content marketing, national product placement and data analysis. Cat also works with our clients to help create promotional videos and animations to showcase their products, services and experiences.

Cat Abbott
Marketing Manager
Caitlin Marsh

After completing her journalism training, Caitlin worked as a journalist for the Bournemouth Daily Echo for several years. Here she created an online following and was included in a list of the top 50 reporters on social media, which also attracted the names of national print and TV journalists. At LLPR, Caitlin works across a range of industries.

Caitlin Marsh
Account Executive
Emily Crowe

Emily graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a First Class Honours degree in Public Relations and Media Studies. Emily has experience at a national agency, arranging events and creating campaigns. Since joining LLPR in 2017, Emily has been involved with a range of industries supporting her colleagues in the team.

Emily Crowe
Account Executive
Leila Willingham

An ambassador for the younger generation and Dorset’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, Leila is interested in how businesses communicate to them through PR and marketing. Her work experience at a fashion conference in New York and her ‘can-do’ attitude means she has hit the ground running in the office.  

Leila Willingham
Account Executive
Denise Swords

Having graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a degree in Events Management, Denise’s background includes working as PA at director level and as an Office Manager within the security industry and glamping industry.

Denise Swords
PA and Office Manager
Katie Damiani

Graduating with a PR degree in 2007, Katie’s experience includes PR and event management. She’s worked on accounts including Sunseeker, Wave 105, Mazars, Nuffield Health and Navitus Bay and managed events from restaurant launches to large scale consultations.

Katie Damiani
Consultant
Emma Coakley

Following several years working in politics, public affairs and corporate communications Emma uses her experience to advise clients on political and media engagement – from planning applications to policy issues and corporate reputation. Previous clients include Nestle UK, McDonald’s UK, Nuffield Health, Tesco and Bournemouth Development Company.

Emma Coakley
Consultant
Sally Windsor

Sally is a rare heavy-hitter in public relations and stakeholder engagement. She uses her experience, built up through a long and dynamic career, to provide our clients with a comprehensive crisis and issues management service.

Sally Windsor
Consultant