"Peter developed our media strategy and secured high profile media coverage for the Francis Crick Institute, working closely with the senior management team and leading scientists. This included managing media relations for one of the Crick’s Emeritus scientists on being awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and establishing partnerships with BBC Newsnight and the BBC World Service. Peter also provided expert crisis communications support. Peter is knowledgeable, calm under pressure, able to engage diverse stakeholders effectively, and a team player. He was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him."
Katie Matthews, Director of Engagement
The Francis Crick Institute
"Peter has a strategic mind, writes beautifully and is able to influence at all levels. He has sound judgement and has been a great asset to Anthony Nolan. He is diligent as well as creative and delivers on time and to budget."
Henny Braund, Chief Executive
"Peter is a skilled communications professional with strong strategic as well as operational ability. He's a natural fixer, with a talent for problem-solving and getting the most out of people. He's adept at influencing and winning the confidence of senior stakeholders. Equally comfortable leading a project team or working alone on high-level strategy, he achieves success through vision, planning, creativity and attention to detail."
Carolan Davidge, Director of Communications
Cancer Research UK
"I worked with Peter for three years on a highly successful national programme to promote the role of radiotherapy in the NHS. During this period, Peter’s vision of what could be, his knowledge of what is, and his communication and people skills to join the two have been very impressive. With Peter’s technical skills, we have seen the profile of radiotherapy increase across three successive national (YouGov) surveys. This is largely due to Peter’s skills and leadership in communications and media management. Peter’s drive and enthusiasm are highly contagious and his dedication to the task at hand is exemplary. I would welcome the chance to work with Peter again. I can’t think of anyone better to have on your PR, media & comms team."
Tim Cooper, Associate Director of Radiotherapy
NHS National Cancer Action Team
"I have worked with Peter for a number of years and could not recommend him more highly. He takes a brief well and offers creative and engaging solutions. He's great to work with and delivers on time and in budget."
Richard Davidson, Chief Executive
"Peter's talent is to forge solid media contacts which turn into lasting channels of communications to the benefit of his clients. He understands journalists inherently but at the same time has the broader business picture. This makes him invaluable counsel in the PR world."
Jacqui Thornton, Journalist, media trainer, facilitator
Jacqui Thornton Communications
"Peter has been a fantastic help and support as a mentor and has played a big part in enabling me to adapt to the new challenges of a more senior job in science communication, following a promotion which coincided with a period of personal upheaval. He’s been great in guiding me towards my own answers to things, although has given direct advice where it’s been needed. It’s been great to have a mentor who has such a depth of experience in a similar field, but can still give an outsider’s view. He’s played an important part in my professional development."
Henry French, Head of Specialist Marketing and Communication
Institute of Cancer Research