Our history


Our MD, Liz Willingham (formerly Lean), was a graduate of the UK’s first PR degree, at Bournemouth University.

After a stint in the Harrods and Poole Pottery press offices, she started Liz Lean PR from the back bedroom of a Sandbanks apartment in 1998.

23 years on, the same location is now home to an expanding team of PR, marketing and digital talent – building on our foundation of experience by embracing the latest communications technologies and opportunities.

Along the way, we’ve worked with some of the biggest brands in the region and further afield, from Sunseeker to Rick Stein, AFC Bournemouth to Peppa Pig World.


But nothing beats the view in Sandbanks…