I am Tanya Houston
Tanya is the founder and driving force behind Wildwood. Beginning first with The Rowland Company, she progressed through various senior agency and account director roles to realize that Wildwood could offer clients significant advantages, beyond the scope of ordinary PR agencies in the B2B sector. She continues to work closely with all agency clients to ensure that campaigns exceed client expectations.
I am Jeff Hayward
With 20 years’ agency and event management experience, Jeff joined Wildwood in 1996. He has unrivalled knowledge of the building services and industrial equipment market sectors, having worked on a diverse range of clients and marketing projects during this time. From PR and advertising campaigns with a real cutting-edge to creative brochure designs, direct mail and loyalty programs, Jeff has the track record to deliver campaigns that are proven to succeed.
I am John Houston
As a former trade press Editor, John has first-hand knowledge of the ‘nuts and bolts’ needed to create a credible, professionally run press relations campaign. He knows what makes a good story and how to create one. Then keep things bright, fresh and punchy for each subsequent press release in the campaign. With John’s invaluable media experience, a client’s press relations are always in expert hands.
I am Shereen Russell
Senior Account Director
Shereen has been with Wildwood since 2008 and plays a key role across eleven clients. Joining the team as an Account Executive, she has worked her way up in the company. Maintaining a determined and professional attitude, she has built up fantastic relationships with her clients and enjoys delivering great results, which are achieved through the rapport she has with journalists. She has taken on the role of managing and mentoring the Account Executives, introducing them to the world of PR. Shereen was awarded Outstanding Young Communicator at the CIPR Awards 2012.
I am Jenny Parker
Jenny joined the Wildwood team in early 2013 and has proved herself to be invaluable across a number of disciplines. A consummate PR professional, Jenny has extensive experience in both consumer and business-to-business campaigns. An integral part of the company’s new business team, Jenny is adept at crafting exciting and focussed new business campaigns as well as presenting.
I am Ruth Jones
Ruth is an experienced PR professional, with expertise in the B2B fields. She has a great writing style, and is a quietly efficient member of the team. Dedicated and hard-working, Ruth works closely with Jeff on a number of HVAC related clients and with Tanya and John on pan-European activities. Ruth was awarded Outstanding Young Communicator at the CIPR Awards 2013.
I am Samantha Ward
Senior Account Manager
An accomplished and effective Senior Account Manager Sam joined Wildwood from a PR career that saw her working in London on a number of health & beauty clients. Moving to Horsham, she is thriving with a local commute instead of having to survive the rigours of Southern Trains. A new house, new job and shortly followed a new puppy – and now a very cute little baby boy.
I am Lorraine Nugent
Senior Account Manager
Lorraine ran her own PR Consultancy for seven years in addition to being the Founder an entrepreneurial initiative across London and the South East ‘Young Start-up Talent’. With a wealth of experience from working with a range of clients in the professional services sector such as Price Waterhouse-Coopers and furthermore heading up a B2B Newspaper ‘Business Matters’ with Johnstone Press. Lorraine has all elements of the marketing mix in addition to building up a valuable contact book.
I am Oli Brown
Oli visited Wildwood for a week’s work experience in 2014, and after impressing the team, was welcomed back as an Account Executive. Moving up the career ladder, Oli’s hard work and enthusiasm on commercial AV and lighting clients has ensured swift promotions.
I am Oliver Berrow
Oliver graduated from the University of York in 2011 with a degree in English Language and Linguistics. After completing an NCTJ diploma in Multimedia Journalism he worked as a reporter at a busy daily newspaper in Aberdeen. He is proving an intelligent and calm force on a number of commercial AV clients at Wildwood.
I am Lauren Goward
Lauren has spent the last 7 years at another PR agency in West Sussex where she honed her skills in crafting creating copy, managing events and building relationships with journalists and clients alike.
I am Becky Vance
Digital Marketing Manager
Becky joined Wildwood at the end of 2016, fresh from two years at a local Digital Marketing Agency. Composed, helpful and articular, Becky is fast proving herself to be an essential team member at Wildwood. Becky has great experience in social media marketing and is a voice of authority when it comes to maximising impact on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.
I am Melissa Baker
Melissa joined Wildwood fresh from internships in fashion and art gallery PR. A local girl, Melissa is putting her skills to good use on a variety of clients, working closely with Jeff and Shereen. Melissa has quickly become an invaluable member of the team, having developed great relationships with clients, and powering through a very busy workload on a daily basis.
I am Oscar Martin
The newest and youngest member of the Wildwood team, Oscar has been interested in PR for a number of years, with numerous work experience days under his belt. Oscar has a variety of clients and responsibilities and plays a pivotal role within the Panasonic Premier Rewards. Oscar is hard working and devoted to perfecting his craft.
I am Megan Collyer
Megan joined Wildwood in Summer 2018 after completing a degree in English Literature at the University of Brighton. With an interest in interiors, Megan is perfectly placed working alongside the team on the interior design accounts.
I am Rosie Lincoln
Rosie is currently studying Communications and Media at Bournemouth University and has just completed her second year. She joined Wildwood in July on a year long placement in order to gain some valuable experience in the world of PR.
I am George Mitchell
George joined the Wildwood team in November 2018 and is our Media & PR intern. He is currently on the placement year of his Media Production degree at Bournemouth University. He takes care of our digital video and audio content, including client videos and the company podcast series’. We will (very sadly) be losing him at the end of the summer months when he goes back to complete his third and final year of study.
I am Valerie Peach
PA / Finance Assistant
Valerie works three days a week at Wildwood PR, supporting Tanya in all financial matters. She takes the mountain of calls from accounts departments and deals with the very important task of collecting money in from our clients.
I am Nicola Kefford
An essential (but almost invisible member of the Wildwood team), Nicola is our ‘environmental/operations manager’ – ie, cleaner + supplies sergeant – she keeps the office in tip-top condition and comes to Wildwood on a Wednesday and Friday night. Nicola does the shopping for kitchen / office supplies and Tanya has her contact details.
We began life in 1994, with the ambition to create a communications business that valued imagination, quality and people. Added inspiration came from Paul Weller, whose song of that era gave the company its name. Authentic voice, clarity and the way it connects with its audience. We’re big fans of that! Much has changed since this time. But our vision remains the same.
We’re now a multi award-winning team, with a rich blend of experience and know-how, from PR to social, from podcasts to video and from research and analytics to branding, media training, reputation management and more. Because we believe in results as well as in people, our clients stay with us for campaign after campaign. So, do our staff who we invest in and support to grow and develop their careers. The imagination and quality of the work that we do and the service that we provide is at the heart of the success that we, and our clients, have enjoyed. And, it’s delivered by bright, intelligent and talented people who care, and are committed to making their expertise count.