Founder & MD, Matt Phillips
Former record industry spokesman, BBC head of comms and agency board director with deep experience as an in-house, in-agency and independent PR. Founded PPR in late 2017.
As MD, Matt is responsible for team building, product development, service delivery, finance & operations, and sales & marketing.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER , RICK BARTON
Rick is a hybrid IT specialist equally comfortable in deep technical as well as strategic roles. Rick has owned and run a 40+ person consultancy and has provided consultancy to some of the UK’s largest companies including Orange, Barclaycard and T-Mobile.
As CTO, Rick is delivering a unique and progressive IT platform for PR that will support PPR and our customers, now and in the future.
Head of media & marketing, Ben Robinson
Creative PR pro with a background in media and technology PR, having held roles at Propeller, Edelman and content agency The Big Shot.
As head of media, Ben is the link man between our network of associates, spotting media angles for clients & creating stories for journalists.
Team assistant, Deborah-faith banjoko
Recent graduate from City University of London, Deborah studied Media, Communications & Sociology, where she developed a keen interest into the world of PR & marketing.
As Team Assistant, she is the glue between the central team and associate network, while also staying on top of the news agenda and spotting key media opportunities.
Associate, CAROLINE ROQUES
Experienced communications professional with a proven track record in delivering corporate, consumer and b2b communications advising the c-suite on multi-stakeholder projects in highly-matrixed organisations such as the BBC & BT. Rich experience in TV content and channels, telecoms digital on-demand platforms and broadcast technology, sports, consumer technology and business services.
Associate, CIARA HARDMAN
A strategic and proactive communications and digital marketing consultant with a dynamic record of achievement gained within major global companies and agencies over the last 18 years. Extensive experience across consumer PR, CSR, trade PR, brand marketing, social media and internal communications. Has an excellent understanding of media and what makes 'news'.
Associate, John Reynolds
Experienced reporter and editor who writes for print and online national and trade publications, specialising in general news and business. John also consults and offers PR advice in the media and marketing industries and has worked with media owners, advertising and media agencies. John previously worked as a journalist for Media Week, Marketing and MediaGuardian. Outside interests include tennis and running.
Associate, simon hill
A seasoned PR consultant, having worked on a wide range of consumer and B2B technology clients including former IT service heavyweights Logica and EDS, music downloading pioneer OD2, Google, Motorola and numerous others.
Prior to entering the PR consultancy world, Simon was a senior technology reporter and editor on titles including Computing and Computer Weekly.
Associate, Richard o’brien
Senior communications and media executive with strong creative and commercial skills and extensive track record of delivery in communications, strategy, commercial development and new business.
Extensive international corporate communications experience in managing digital-led disruption and transformation in high profile companies such as Universal Music and EMI including M&A, strategic, crisis and reputation communications and change management.