Our team
becomes your team

What makes us different

GLR Public Relations is different because of our people and the way we do business

We’re passionate, we work hard, enjoy a good belly laugh and celebrate our successes. GLR Public Relations add tenacity and specialist knowledge to in-house teams. We are enthusiastic about your business and we care as much about the success of your company, brand and organisation as you do.

What you can expect from GLR Public Relations

01. Passion

we are passionate about doing a great job for our clients and have a can do attitude.

02. Accountability

we simply do what we say we will.

03. Ambition

we always aim high & are tenacious in our pursuit of results.

04.Teamwork

we work in collaboration and support you.

05. Care

we genuinely care about the people we work with, clients, suppliers and colleagues.

06. Integrity

we are trusted by our clients and behave honestly and fairly in everything we do.

Some of the extraordinary brands we've worked with

Some of our extraordinary work

 

Case study: Christmas Cavity Campaign

What weighs the same as 20,000 reindeers? The amount of sugar the UK munches through during Christmas lunch and our campaign for client, mydentist, to raise awareness of the impact sugar has on dental health...

 

Case study: The signs of success

Making your first million pounds, driving a sports car or owning multiple properties - what are the signs you've made it? We asked 2,000 Brits on behalf of the 8th largest accountancy firm, Mazars LLP to understand how they could get closer to their customers...

 

Crisis management - The Sun and a one hour deadline...

The Sun newspaper put an undercover reporter in the operation of a long-standing client. The findings of the journalist could have been hugely damaging. What's more, the newspaper gave us one-hour to respond...

 

Crisis management - On and Off The Record...

When a consumer called a radio station phone-in segment to complain about a client we heard about it very shortly afterwards, along with the journalist’s promise to follow up the story once he received a response from the company that was the subject of the complaint...

 

Crisis management - controlling what's printed...

When the chief executive and finance director left a business after a confrontational board meeting we were the first people outside the room to receive a call. The news could not be in the public domain before the solicitors had completed their paperwork and replacements had been appointed...

 

Crisis management - a serious case of damage limitation...

A consumer-facing client had advance notice of a very reputationally damaging issue that was being led by a regulatory body and asked for our help to manage the process and limit the reputational damage...

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Meet the team

Joanne Gill
Director

Jo heads up the GLR team and specialises in understanding client needs to deliver bespoke programmes, from internal messaging workshops and crisis management training to proactive PR campaigns that promote businesses, enhance reputations and provide a tangible return on investment.

She is also a good person to have on your team in a crisis, guiding brands and businesses through anything from regulatory action and how to respond to criminal activity to consumer complaints and office closures or mass redundancies.

She worked as a journalist for FT Business and the Yorkshire Post and wrote for The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian. She has worked as an in-house PR for HBOS, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Department of Health.

Sarah Learoyd
Account director

Sarah has a really impressive track record in public relations, she’d never tell you that herself, but she’s managed high profile campaigns across print, broadcast and digital media during a career that’s lasted more than ten years in some of the region’s largest agencies.

She’s the ideas person, the one that injects creativity, brings a fresh perspective and delivers results regardless of brief, objective or situation, she makes the whole operation tick through meticulous planning and dedication.

And her dedication has paid off, it’s seen her deliver award-winning campaigns for the British Army, the BBC, Hilton Hotels & Persimmon Homes. Her success lies in her passion for PR and treating every business she represents like she would her own.

She’s also very funny, but she wouldn’t tell you that either!

Jason Clarke
Associate

Jason has joined us after 23 years working with brands such as Halifax, Bank of Scotland, Skipton and Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, two-thirds of that time in PR.

From savings and investments, mortgages, banking, SME’s, results, mergers and IPOs, or even insuring your cat, the likelihood is he’s covered it.

He has a pragmatic view of the realities of doing business and a focus on delivering positive outcomes for clients that goes beyond the day-to-day media relations side of PR.

Jason’s also vastly experienced in all levels of incident management – from customer complaints, through business continuity planning to significant regulatory and legal matters – having him on your team is a bit like having your own ship full of Argonauts.

James Scaife
Account executive

James joined GLR Public Relations in 2015 after a placement with a marketing agency and successfully completing an NVQ in Business & Administration.

Since joining the agency James has built an impressive contacts book of journalists, particularly those within the trade and regional media, resulting in him consistently exceeding client press coverage levels. He’s a bit of a charmer so he’s the go to person for media relations.

A talented copywriter, James has a passion for digital PR and social media marketing.

James is an enthusiastic member of the account team, a foodie and frequent contributor to the agency blog, Twitter and LinkedIn feeds.

Niamh Hamill
Account executive

Niamh is real people person. She likes to get stuck into client work, building relationships and understanding different businesses to write the best features, news stories and social content you’ve ever read.

A journalism graduate and a stickler for good grammar, Niamh started her career in PR working as a communications co-ordinator for the NHS.

During her time with the NHS she’s proud to have contributed to a number of award winning campaigns, including Time to Talk to encourage awareness of mental health issues and achieving impressive results across social media platforms.

Niamh is a regular blogger and tweeter for the agency.

Molly and Fred website

Molly and Fred
Agency dogsbodies

Our four legged, part-time members of the account team are Molly and Fred. They’re also the most popular. When clients visit us they’re actually more interested in meeting Molly and Fred. They’re quite a busy so if you’d like an introduction let us know in advance – and bring dog treats!

Their main responsibilities include office security, barking at the postman, creating spontaneous smiling among the team and keeping the floor clear of rubbish – especially cake crumbs.