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)
Founder & Managing Director
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.
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.
Since beginning a career in PR in 2005, Belinda has worked across many high-profile clients such as LEGO, IKEA and Savills. Belinda’s experience has been gained both in-house and agency side, gaining a reputation for delivering exceptional results.
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.
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 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.
Prior to joining LLPR, Stella gained a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and a multi-disciplinary MSc in International Marketing.
Stella brings deep knowledge and understanding of the influencer marketing industry, which she has further developed in practice working across a variety of accounts at LLPR.
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.
Paula is a recent graduate from Bournemouth University, with a degree in Public Relations where she focused on social media, data analysis and crisis communications. At LLPR, Paula works across a range of accounts and industries, including leisure, arts and professional services.
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.
Following a career 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.
Ian worked at the Southern Daily Echo for 19 years, finishing as Editor-in-Chief before he left in 2017 He is currently the 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.