We’d like to introduce you to our fabulous team of marketing and PR experts, with over 50 years of marketing and PR experience between us – both in-house and agency!
Rachel Till (MCIPR) Founder and MD
Rachel is a highly experienced marketing and communications professional with a wealth of agency and client side experience in senior roles.
In a career spanning over 20 years, Rachel has managed a range of campaigns, with budgets up to £1m per annum, for clients in a variety of sectors, including: business telecommunications, electronics, IT, inward investment, leisure, health & beauty and regional development. In addition, Rachel has worked extensively in education and skills, overseeing public consultations, crisis management, events, social media and a number of large-scale integrated marketing campaigns.
Specialisms: Copywriting, Creative Campaign Development, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Coaching, Creative Development, Issues and Crisis Management.
Lorna McCann – Media Relations, PR and Content
With 15 years’ combined experience in journalism and PR, Lorna has a great eye for a story.
Having worked in busy newsrooms across the UK she understands what the media wants and when. Her way with words means she is able to craft engaging, creative content for use in print and online – bringing businesses, their products and brands to the forefront of the media.
Specialisms: Press release writing, media outreach, media partnerships, media relations in Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and the UK.
Cath Shuttlewood MCIPR – Crisis Communications, Issues Management, B2B
With an extensive PR and corporate communications background, Cath has worked as an associate to Extend PR & Marketing clients since 2012, with a particular focus on media training, vertical and B2B press, crisis and issues management.
Cath’s experience as a Divisional Director at a global London-based PR company saw her oversee the business, energy and industry portfolio of clients on an international basis. In addition, Cath also has extensive experience in the education sector and inward investment.
Specialisms: Communications Audits, Crisis Management, Communications Planning, Media Handling and Media Training Workshops.
Venetia – National & Consumer Press, Blogger & Celebrity Outreach
An enthusiastic PR pro with bundles of energy and creativity on tap, Venetia specialises in consumer media relations and brings many talents to the table, along with her enviable little black book!
Venetia has handled PR for some of the UK’s leading brands, including Tesco, Chicco, British Red Cross, Oasis, Lindam, The Baby Show, Munchkin and many more.
In a previous role she also led all celebrity engagement for a number of UK events and visitor attractions, including LEGOLAND Windsor, Thorpe Park and V Festival.
Venetia leads on celebrity and blogger outreach here at Extend PR, as well as targeting the national and consumer press. She is armed with strong national magazine and newspaper contacts, as well as being on first name terms with renowned influencers.