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.
Interested in joining LLPR? We’re hiring.
Liz Willingham (nee Lean)
Founder & Managing Director (Chart.PR)
A graduate of the UK’s first PR degree, Liz has a powerful combination of 25 years of industry expertise, phenomenal levels of energy and an uncanny ability to network and influence the media and key stakeholders.
Liz holds Chart.PR accreditation with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, showcasing the agency’s ongoing commitment to excellence and lifelong learning.
Alongside growing the agency and managing the highest level client accounts, Liz also assumes several Non-Executive Director roles, including the British Chambers of Commerce.
Account Director (Chart.PR)
Since beginning her PR career in 2005, Belinda has created success for many high-profile clients such as LEGO, gaining a reputation for exceptional results.
Belinda joined LLPR in 2019 after working at national PR agencies in Birmingham, Northamptonshire & Gloucestershire, and in-house PR for global real estate firm Savills.
Belinda provides strategic direction and creative vision across the client portfolio, and leads on team development. She holds Chartered status with the CIPR, demonstrating the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
Mark has nearly a decade and a half of consumer PR experience, working at London agencies for many years prior to relocating to the coast and joining LLPR as an Account Director.
Mark has either worked with or been the strategic and creative lead on multiple brands including Diageo, Heinz, Bel Group and Virgin Media.
With experience that ranges from global brands, big national FMCG clients and various locations in the hospitality sector, Mark provides creative and strategic direction across his client portfolio.
Business & Account Manager
Leila’s deep-rooted understanding of the agency and its values comes from joining the family business after A-Levels, developing her skills through practical experience and formal training, including the attainment of the CIPR’s Professional PR Diploma.
Leila is responsible for managing a variety of client accounts and supporting the leadership team on matters such as company vision, culture, forward planning and new business.
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.
Shona joined LLPR in 2015, having completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a fashion PR internship.
She manages clients across multiple sectors, including hospitality, retail and education.
Through extensive issues & crisis management, Shona has also built an impressive ‘black book’ of national & regional press contacts.
Lucy is an experienced PR Account Manager who has worked in the industry for nearly 6 years, across a broad spectrum of clients.
With previous experience working with Youngs, Celtic Wind Crops and Bensons for Beds, Lucy has developed particularly strong contacts in national and consumer media.
Senior Account Executive
Venita joined LLPR in 2021, with a first class degree in Music Journalism from BIMM Institute in Brighton.
Her PR experience prior to joining the agency has been gained with roles at Brighton Pride and several PR agencies, including music and entertainment specialist The Outside Organisation in London, where she worked across artist and event campaigns.
PR & Communications Apprentice
Samantha joined LLPR in 2021, working with and supporting the account team while studying for a Level 4 Diploma in Public Relations with the PRCA.
Before moving into PR, Samantha gained a first class Bachelor’s Degree in Drama, then worked for Enterprise Holdings as Assistant Manager, and as British Airways cabin crew.
PR & Communications Apprentice
Sam joined LLPR in September 2021 and is supporting the team while he studies towards a diploma in Public Relations with the PRCA.
He has a BA (Hons) degree in English from Bournemouth University, and while completing his degree gained work experience in promotions for events company Running Wild as well as copywriting for Aprehend Bed Bugs.
Senior Adviser (F IDM)
Julian has over 30 years of experience in in strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, public consultation, public affairs, PR, marketing and public policy.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing and was instrumental in pioneering digital techniques in public consultation, as the founder and Managing Director of the UK’s largest independent Stakeholder Engagement agency.
Ian worked at the Southern Daily Echo for 19 years, finishing as Editor-in-Chief before he left in 2017 He is the former Executive Director of the Society of Editors and is Vice-Chair of the UK’s Defence and Security Media Advisor Committee.
Ian brings significant local and regional media experience and expertise to the LLPR team, and advises clients and the wider team on the media landscape in Hampshire and Dorset.
Andy is the former Editor and now Associate Editor of The Bournemouth Echo. He provides clients with strategic advice on media and stakeholder engagement.
He has been involved in training journalists for Newsquest and the National Council for the Training of Journalists, is a lecturer at Bournemouth University, and a councillor on Highcliffe and Walkford Neighbourhood Council.