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My name’s Helen Ashley and I’m a UK-based, award-winning PR with a passion for promoting social, economic and environmental issues.
I have twenty years plus experience – working mainly with not for profit and public sector bodies – helping them build their reputations, promote what they do and manage their communications. I have worked in-house, agency-side and as a freelance.
I blog about marketing and PR, the not for profit sector, diversity in PR, charities I feel passionately about and occasionally about personal stuff.
I’m available for hire as a freelance or for in-house positions in the public or not for profit sectors. So if you need someone to project manage or write your annual report, organise an event, run a PR or marketing campaign, undertake a communications audit, or provide interim in-house media, PR or marketing support in London or the Home Counties, then do get in touch.
I believe in giving back to the sectors in which I work and my profession. So in my spare time I act as Media Spokesperson for the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) Diversity Group http://www.cipr.co.uk/content/pr-resources/diversity-strategy. You can join us at http://www.facebook.com/CIPR.DIVERSITY. The CIPR’s Diversity Group works to promote a more diverse workforce in the PR profession with a focus on people from BME backgrounds, people with disabilities and helping women break through the ‘glass ceiling’.
And I offer PR and media training and pro bono consultancy support through The Media Trust https://www.themediatrust.com/ to help smaller charities who can’t afford to pay for PR support.
When not doing my day job, I have a passion for travelling off the beaten track, watching sunsets and sailing (preferably in warmer climes). And adding to my every growing collection of recipes and cookery books.
I’m always happy to offer free PR and marketing advice to smaller charities and not for profits, so if you would like some help, do leave me a message on my blog.
And if you are looking for a charity PR for hire, I’d love to hear from you; firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07976 804314.
I look forward to hearing from you.