About me

SHARON

Your flexible freelance partner

My passion for words led to a career first in journalism, then in the PR and marketing world where I now love to tell the story of the people and organisations I work with.

After a corporate career heading up large communication teams I now offer freelance services on a retainer or project by project basis, and I’m lucky to have worked with some amazing organisations.
As well as many years’ experience working with public and third sector bodies, I’ve also loved working with organisations in the tech and digital sectors – from start ups to investors.

Being freelance gives me the flexibility to offer a variety of skills from strategic planning and management to delivery of essentials such as content and collateral.

Perhaps you need an additional resource for a specific project, or you are an entrepreneur wondering where you start with your brand and marketing, maybe you want an extra pair of hands to help your inhouse team, or would like flexible, virtual PR and Marketing support as and when you need it – an initial chat will help identify what your needs are and the best way I can help.

My services

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Strategy development and management

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Brand and reputation

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PR and media relations

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Digital and traditional marketing

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Social media management

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Copywriting – websites, blog posts, content, collateral, reports, ebooksll dignissim purus luctus quis.

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Pitch writing – for tender bids, awards, funding applications

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Social media management

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Training - media interview skills, PR, writing, social media.

REVIEWS

Emma O’Rourke

 Finance Director

NORTHSTAR VENTURES

 

“Sharon supported us long term with all of our PR and marketing services as a virtual team member for our investment

funds and portfolio, including the North East Innovation Fund and the North East Social Investment Fund. She delivered a full range of strategic and hands-on services, including PR and media relations, enewsletters, managing social media, branding, developing a new website, content and advising on issuesand strategies, working closely with our investees and partners as well as our team members.”

Nic Flynn

Co-founder and COO

NEBULA LABS

 

‘Sharon has created PR opportunities and generated media coverage for NebulaLabs over several years, in regional and specialist media.  She has also supported

us with strategic advice, and business development in a range of ways including
writing successful applications for awards, funding, and tender opportunities.  We
enjoy a positive ongoing relationship which is flexible to meet the needs of our
business at that particular time.’

Lyndsey Britton-LEE,

Co-founder

50:50 FUTURE

‘We have worked with Sharon for many years, initially at Campus North and Tech for Life and most recently our own start-up 50:50. Sharon has been a great asset and an extended part of our team. She has supported us with a whole range of communications work according to our needs. Having very little expertise in this area within our small team, Sharon has been of huge value in helping us gain a clear and cohesive vision and mission as well as engaging with wider audiences, clients and stakeholders. Ultimately, the ongoing support Sharon provided positively impacted our business development and growth, we would highly recommend her extensive range of services.’