Public Relations

The philosophy behind lissacookPR is to work with not just for my clients.

My approach is no nonsense and down-to-earth. My experience is unashamedly eclectic.

I’ve worked as a political press officer cutting my teeth in Westminster, going on to produce BBC Radio 4’s flagship news programmes The World at One and PM, then documentaries and investigative reports.

Seeking respite from life as a news junkie I took a career break and set up my own small business from scratch designing and handmaking childrenswear. Its success has brought me full circle.

lissacookPR is not an agency. I’m fortunate enough to work on a few select projects.

That allows me to work from home in the glorious Peak District, run my childrenswear business, work as a freelance journalist and indulge my passion for social media.

If you need a big budget agency with marketing experience keep googling.

If you want friendly, honest advice from someone who understands the challenge of running a business in a recession, has national and local journalistic experience in both broadcast and written press with a proven track record of getting coverage, then I might just be who you’re looking for.

Over the past few years my clients have included:

Heason Events – speakers, films & events for adventurous spirits & mind.  Events include Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF), Cliffhanger – the UK’s biggest outdoors pursuits festival and now the Buxton Adventure Festival as well as partnerships with other film-makers and events organisers like the European Outdoor Film Tour and Hot Aches Productions.

Community Sports Trust – a not-for-profit based in the Peak District to deliver lasting improvements to grassroots sports.  Their innovative pilot project Derbyshire Village Games is listening to people in rural areas to help them set up regular sports, activities and classes in villages across Derbyshire.  The CST is also proud to have been recently awarded the contract to run the Jog Derbyshire project by Derbyshire Sport.

Rural School Sports Derbyshire aims to increase the numbers of school children and students doing physical education and playing sport.  Their motto ‘Advance, achieve, aspire’ sums up their ambition to encourage young people to push themselves, support each other and lead by example.  Established in 2001 – their network covers five secondary schools and 64 primary and infant schools across the whole of rural Derbyshire from Sudbury in the Derbyshire Dales to Edale, 50 miles further north in the Hope Valley.

Able Communications – consultancy for Able Communications PR & Marketing for clients include Aim Legal Expenses and Speed Medical.

Something Shop – a beautiful gift and homewares high street boutique, turned online store, based in London, established by Toni Horton, now sadly closed.

Peak Princess – vintage style Liberty print childrenwear, individually and lovingly handmade.  I may have hung up my tape measure but, don’t worry, I’ve handed over the yard-stick to my colleague Millie Crawford so you can still order Peak Princess designs.