David’s training and consultancy has been taken up by businesses large and small as they seek an edge in a competitive world.
He’s advised on media relations and crisis communications, delivered media training and written PR for international recording artists, major sporting venues, tourism attractions and retailers.
Before starting his own business, David was a journalist, editor and company director during more than 25 years working in the media.
He’s led newspapers and websites across the north of England. He’s a former editor of The Gazette, Blackpool, The Cumberland News and News & Star in Cumbria and latterly was the editorial director for CN Group.
In this role he was at the head of an editorial team of more than 100, producing daily and weekly newspapers, websites, social media accounts and specialist publications. His titles and teams won multiple national awards.
He’s worked on many public/private sector partnership initiatives, creating apprenticeships, instigating awards and on the start up of a city-wide ambassador programme.
Jane Helliwell has worked in media for more than 20 years, latterly as a freelance journalist and PR writer concentrating on features and the property market. She is a former crime reporter on The Yorkshire Post and award-winning reporter and news editor on the Lancashire Evening Post.