My services

Media relations

Media campaigns
Media events
News features
Press conference and briefings



Communications counsel
Developing short and long-term strategies
Providing Director and Board-level support
On-site support

Creative writing

Press releases
Website content

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Other services

Corporate communications

Strategic planning
Message development
Issues management
Change management


Media training
Crisis training
Podcast training
Key message development


Product shots
Private commissions

About me

I provide creative communication solutions for the UK’s leading health and science organisations. As an independent consultant with more than 20 years experience in journalism, public relations, media relations, and strategic communications, I specialise in providing a dedicated, tailored and creative approach to clients’ communication needs. I can provide support for distinct, one-off projects through to long-term strategic support.

As a former BBC News and Current Affairs Producer, I have an inherent understanding of the way the news agenda is created and the way journalists operate. I have spent the majority of my career communicating complex and, often, controversial stories in the health and science sectors. I worked at Cancer Research UK for seven years as Head of Media, building and guiding a first-class team that won numerous awards for the charity, including three Communiqué awards (including the prestigious Campaign of the Year), being named ‘most effective charity press office’ for four consecutive years, and winning the Medical Journalists Association's Medical Charity of the Year award.

In 2010, I set up my own independent creative communications consultancy and, since then, have worked closely with senior leaders at some of the UK’s most influential public health and science organisations, including the Francis Crick Institute, Imperial College London, the NHS, and Anthony Nolan.



What my clients say

Peter provided the Crick with first-rate media relations and communications support at a critical time in the institute’s development. He established the Crick’s initial media relations strategy, managed numerous high-profile media events and provided strategic advice on a range of media issues. Peter is an expert communicator and a pleasure to work with.

Katie Matthews
Katie Matthews Director of Engagement, Francis Crick Institute

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.

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Richard Davidson Director of Engagement, Anthony Nolan

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 Former Health Editor, The Sun

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 Head of Hospital Inspections, Care Quality Commission

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, Anthony Nolan

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 Marketing and Engagement, British Heart Foundation

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Francis Crick Institute Annual Review

The Francis Crick Institute Discovery Without Boundaries Annual Review has been published. I was commissioned to write two of the major sections of the review; Highlights from the year, and Our Building: The Crick Laboratory. An electronic copy of the Annual Review can be downloaded here.


Public Engagement Brochure

The Francis Crick Institute has just published a brochure looking at the excellent work being undertaken by the Public Engagement team. I was commissioned to research and write the brochure, while also liaising with an external designer on the look of the document. The brochure is available for download here.

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