franchising PR for Business Doctors (St Helens, Merseyside based)
14 October 2021
Contemporary dance theatre company Ballet Lorent has contracted me to give a final push to their show The Lost Happy Endings at The Lowry in Salford. Looking forward to sitting down with them in Newcastle next month to talk about some less last minute PR!
24 September 2021
When Manchester gallery Contemporary Six landed an exclusive show with Jim Moir AKA Vic Reeves, they asked me to PR it. Return of the Gas Miser runs 13-27 November 2021.
3 September 2021
I owned up to Superscript about mistakes I made in my early days as a freelance PR
26 August 2021
Children and families arts venue and theatre Z-arts has asked me to PR their autumn and winter programme. Z-arts was always a favourite place to visit when my kids were smaller and I’m very excited to be working with them.
21 June 2021
Cabasa Carnival Arts, based at The Vale community arts centre in Mossley, asked me to help them out with one day’s PR for their project Flags For Hope, which saw a community radio station, artists and volunteers translating the hopes and dreams of residents of three Tameside residential homes into some beautiful handpainted flags. Always happy to work within your budget, no matter how small.
20 June 2021
St Matthew’s RC High in Moston, Manchester, was ecstatic that one of its year 11s, head girl Success Eduan, had just brought home two medals from the European Athletics Championships. I spent a few hours sharing the story of how they helped to keep Success on track far and wide.
2 June 2021
Greater Manchester-based psychotherapist Somia Zaman asked me to help raise her profile locally and nationally, as an experienced pratitioner of CBT and EMDR therapies.
9 April 2021
As an experienced freelance PR, Underpinned asked me how to stay calm and confident on the phone to new clients.
15 March 2021
I spoke to a journalist writing for this business insurance broker’s blog about how to take time off from freelancing after having a baby – something I last did almost 10 years ago and won’t be doing again!
14 January 2021
Darren Taylor wrote Finding Your Sober Bubble, part memoir, part self-help guide during the first lockdown. I am helping him to raise the profile of the book and of himself as a sobriety advocate.
11 January 2021
New client Practical Inspiration Publishing supports leaders to write business books. Founder Alison Jones also presents and produces weekly podcast the Extraordinary Business Book Club.
26 November 2020
It’s been a bit of a month for it. I worked with virtual assistant franchise Pink Spaghetti 2013-16. And am very happy to welcome them back at the end of 2020, bigger and pinker than ever.
12 November 2020
Welcome back Business Doctors! I did local and national PR for this Merseyside-based franchisor from 2016-2018. After a short hiatus, I am glad to be back.
23 October 2020
Charity client Making Space has been shortlisted for 26 social care awards this year. Award writing is all part of the service.
28 September 2020
Old Trafford Art Trail coming soon. Just had first PR meeting this morning.
23 September 2020
Just had an article approved on behalf of Family For Every Child in the Journal of Children’s Services. I am not exaggerating when I say that going through the peer review process is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.
8 September 2020
Looking forward to starting work with Trinity Bristol on their The Art of Resistance project.
1 July 2020
My very clever neighbour Sally Penni published a children’s book about diversity with her six-year-old Maddie and she’s asked me to do the PR. Look out for Rosie and the Unicorn.
19 May 2020
Gobefest has gone online. Still 26-28 June. We’ve just been featured as a hot pick on the Social Distancing Festival website
7 January 2020
Fourth year working with Transylvanian festival Gobefest. Egészségére!
2 January 2020
Charity Family For Every Child has come back to me to help them launch How We Care. The website shares examples of international best practice in child protection.
11 December 2019
If I ever though about running away to join the circus, I would do it with new client Cirque Bijou.
2 December 2019
Initial discussions about PR for a new PORE (Portraits of Recovery) project next year. Always enjoy working with this Manchester arts and recovery organisation.
29 November 2019
Congratulations to client health and social care charity Making Space on their multiple Great British Care Awards successes. Well done to us for writing them too!
22 May 2019
About to start working with Family For Every Child, an international development charity in the field of children’s rights.
4 May 2019
Gateway Gallery photographer Peter Aitchison has made the front page of his local Buxton Advertiser – plus a lovely double page spread inside showcasing his work
8 Feb 2019
Started work again on PR for Manchester’s favourite Transylvanian festival. It’s my third year with Gobefest. 24-26 May 2019
14 November 2018
Returnships expert Women Returners is launching a northern pilot project called Law Returners. I am helping them out with some PR so they can help more people who have taken a career place back into the workplace.
25 October 2018
Arts charity Global Grooves asked me to help them announce plans for the north’s new flagship carnival arts centre of excellence at The Vale in Mossley, Tameside. Twenty four hours later, ten pieces of media coverage.
28 September 2018
Forbes asked me to comment on how freelancers avoid feast and famine. It’s all about networking I said.
31 August 2018
Earlier this month I spoke to the Gazprom Energy energy blog about becoming your own boss – something that I did over 17 years ago.
20 June 2018
Oak Trees Multi-Academy Trust asked me to produce a newsletter for parents of children at their four Wirral primary schools. Being the product of a Wirral schooling myself, I was only too pleased to spend some time there.
15 May 2o18
My first job for new client Cabasa carnival arts is copy for their new website. As well as running workshops and co-creating parades, they make the most amazing handcrafted carnival costumes. I hope my web copy will sparkle half as much.
2 March 2018
Just had a catch up meeting with Transylvanian Festival Gobefest as I will be doing their PR again this year. Albert Square, 22-24 June 2018, bands, dancers, eastern and central European street food market and workshops.
31 January 2018
New B2B PR client Suresite handles card services, wetstock management and H&S, originally for petrol stations, but increasingly in other sectors. I will be helping them with PR beyond the forecourt. And award entries.
5 January 2018
Artist Chris Cyprus is holding a closing exhibition for his Northern Lights series at Contemporary Six gallery in Manchester. Enjoying working with him again.
2 January 2018
Regular client, carnival arts organisation Global Grooves is off to The Gambia, on a skill-swap to the Kartong Festival. I’ll be spreading the word both in the UK and Africa.
4 December 2017
New client The Gateway Gallery in Hale specialises in modern British artists, especially those from the Northern School. I’m looking to helping them raise their profile and share their expertise around Cheshire and Manchester and beyond.
18 September 2017
It’s always nice to be asked back. Working with Mossley Light Festival again on their 25 November 2017 spectacular nocturnal shenanigans.
30 August 2017
As August comes to an end, many are thinking about the start of a new school year. My mind is on one establishment in particular – the independent Cheadle Hulme School. From September, I will be providing ad hoc PR support for them.
11 April 2017
I met artist Chris Cyprus when I was working with Mossley Light Festival last autumn. Very pleased to have been asked to help him promote his one man show A Coloured North at Saddleworth Museum and Gallery 13 May-11 June.
27 February 2017
Just one week in, and new client Susy Roberts of Hunter Roberts people development has already been profiled in Sarah Millican’s online intelligent womens’ magazine
27 January 2017
GobeFest, the UK’s first Hungarian Transylvanian cultural festival is coming to Manchester 12-14 May 2017. Excited to be on board.
12 January 2017
So pleased to hear that client Portraits of Recovery has secured Arts Council funding for their new project UNSEEN, looking at recovery in the LGBT and South Asian communities. Now to start some PR
12 December 2016
OBD Academy offers CPD Certified coach supported online learning. I will be learning lots about them in the coming months as I take on their PR.
5 October 2016
Greater Manchester folk will no longer be in the dark about a new annual winter spectacular. The first Mossley Light Festival, 24 November, will see local and international (China and Venezuela) performers and makers come together to create a lantern parade like no other. Things are certainly looking bright in Tameside.
16 September 2016
Congratulations to client Easy Access Self Storage on making the finals of the Self Storage Association Awards. Award writing is all part of the service.
15 September 2016
Social care client Making Space has excelled itself with an incredible six members of staff through to the finals of the Great British Care Awards.
11 May 2016
New client Easy Access Self Storage is revolutionising the self storage industry with their clean, contemporary and welcoming storage facilities. Currently in Stockport and Trafford, with three more openings planned over the next few years.
6 April 2016
Did you know I write pretty good award entries as well as doing PR? STPR client Charles Sherratt-Davies has just heard he’s been shortlisted for North West Business Insider Young Property Professional of the Year
30 March 2016
You know the one about marketing agencies never doing their own marketing? Specialist construction marketing agency DGR Marcomms doesn’t have to anymore. Just back from a very useful first meeting at West Didsbury pub the Woodstock. A down to earth meeting place with a down to earth agency.
11 February 2016
Just back from a visit to new client Astley Hall in Chorley. They’ve got an art installation from April-June featuring military veterans talking candidly about life after service.
9 February 2016
About to start working with Business Doctors, a St Helens based franchise bringing affordable business consultancy to SMEs.
28 January 2016
In her 20s, Phina Oruche was a New York model; her 30s, best known for Footballers’ Wives. Now in her 40s, she’s having an Identity Crisis, so she’s written a show about it. Touring the NW April-June. Happy to be asked to do her PR.
27 November 2015
I love client referrals. Harry Jon is a new hair and make up bar for Middlewich, Cheshire, opening soon. Its owner, experienced catwalk, film and TV hair and MUA Clare Ardern, was introduced to me by another client.
2 November 2015
Anglo-Danish company Nectar Asset Management looks after cross border property investments. I am now looking after their UK PR
29 September 2015
Excited to be working with top UK electric bike brand Volt.
18 September 2015
Another project from arts and cultural centre The Atkinson: 2016 is the 90th anniversary of Sir Henry Segrave’s land speed record on Southport beach. A festival of speed will celebrate the seaside resort’s pivotal role in early racing history next March.
15 September 2015
It’s always nice to be remembered. The Traddock hotel in North Yorkshire has won another award and have come back to me for some more PR support.
1 September 2015
The Equestrian Bride provides specialist wedding photography for brides who ride. Happy to get in the saddle with them.
17 June 2015
Another PR project is about to start with The Atkinson in Southport. Antony Gormley is bringing an exhibition of his latest works on paper there this September
19 May 2015
I’m at it again, doing my own PR, in new SME magazine Minutehack
21 April 2015
My very clever ex-office mate Laura H Drane is taking another dance performance to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. And she’s asked me to do some PR for it. Caitlin, featuring Eddie Ladd and Gwyn Emberton, is at DanceBase 21-30 August.
16 April 2015
Typecast-Manchester is an arts and health project by Mark Prest’s Portraits Of Recovery (PORe) charity. Recovering substance misusers have been learning to work with clay and will hold an exhibition at Manchester School of Art from 19 May.
5 February 2015
Making Space is a Warrington-based national charity providing adult health and social care services. I’m looking forward to helping out their hardworking marketing coordinator Kayleigh with some media relations support.
21 January 2015
Tameside’s going to have a new arts centre and I’m very excited to be involved. Can’t say more than that at the moment.
11 November 2014
Christmas has come early as I start working with the Manchester Magical Drive In Movie Spectacular at Old Trafford 19-24 December. Sing-a-long Frozen? More like my fingers and toes are frozen.
23 October 2014
Volt electric bikes make some of the UK’s very best. They also have their own London Bridge shop called Electric Bike Store. I’m planning to get their PR on track.
15 August 2014
Helping client The Kraken Rum make the most out of their Festival No. 6 sponsorship. Great to have a client that tastes so good too.
14 August 2014
Four star review from The Guardian for Wonders Of The Universe at Edinburgh Fringe. Well done team Sara Teiger and Laura H Drane. Drinks downstairs at the Sand Bar?
1 July 2014
Giddy as a goose to be working again with old office mate Laura H Drane Associates on two of her own projects: street artist Micah Purnell’s Dear Progress in Cardiff and dance piece Wonders Of The Universe at Edinburgh Fringe.
11 June 2014
Working with Community Arts North West again on their Congolese music event Lisapo. Catch it at Band On The Wall on Saturday 28 June.
22 May 2014
Willing the sun to come back so I can pop to the beach after visiting new client The Atkinson, Southport’s new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history.
7 May 2014
Do you know your aji amarillo from your aji panca? I’m looking forward to learning as I start working with Viva Peru, the UK’s only online Peruvian grocery store.
28 April 2014
When my son was named Star of the Week, he got a certificate and brought a toy beaver home from school. This week it’s my turn for an accolade on the Hiscox small business blog
14 April 2014
The playdate economy. Is it for real? Here’s me and my client Pink Spaghetti talking about it in The Guardian
7 March 2014
International Women’s Day and client Pink Spaghetti is celebrating after winning the Network She award for business of the year. Did I mention I’m quite good at award entries?
4 March 2014
New client Horse Photographer UK is franchising her equine photoshoot business. Apparently women will spend more on getting photographed with their horse than their kids.
11 February 2014
It’s not often I get round to doing my own PR. Here’s me talking in Real Business about how to extract the very best value out of your PR.
9 January 2014
New Year, new client. Ascot Mortgages is a whole-of-market broker, with a Warrington head office. Catch them on the Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV1 later this month.
10 December 2013
J-Pillow head and neck support’s first foray into media relations with Sara Teiger PR has landed them in The Times.
18 September 2013
New client The Traddock hotel has just been named the Good Hotel Guide Country Hotel of the Year. Looking forward to my first visit to their beautiful North Yorkshire Moors establishment.
9 September 2013
Pink Spaghetti is a personal assistant company, starting life in Cheshire and now franchishing around the UK. Looking forward to getting them the media coverage they deserve.
23 August 2013
Hello to new client Loop Systems, a Manchester architecture cooperative, specialising in retrofitting tricky buildings.
21 June 2013
Tick Gorton is a new independent gym for Manchester. And I am their new independent PR.
14 June 2013
Monkey Puzzle. Training, coaching and business consultancy is what they do. Getting them media coverage is what I do. Less than one month in and my new client is already set to appear in Personnel Today, New Idealist, Local Government News, TNT, Stylist and Aquarius.
22 April 2013
I’m a mum in the know. Well I like to think I am. And I’m as happy as a toddler with packet of chocolate buttons to to be working with two more, Alex and Dawn at Mums In The Know.
10 January 2013
I’m going to be helping Altrincham Garrick Playhouse theatre to PR two very different shows in its new season: Shelagh Stephenson’s sinister Enlightenment and the laugh-a-minute Acorn Antiques the Musical from Victoria Wood.
12 November 2012
Hello Speedy Products, my new client down the road in Salford. Need to swot up on my finials and tension rods.
8 November 2012
What a discovery. Manchester’s Portico Library. Elegant and other worldy, the perfect oasis just off Piccadilly Gardens. And I was there for work. The Portico Prize 2012. It’s happening in just two weeks. There’s no time like the present.
24 July 2012
The phone’s going crazy. I really didn’t expect people to be shopping for a freelance PR in July. Disposable BBQs, yes. Or maybe cagoules and golfing umbrellas.
30 April 2012
Northern Housing Consortium is very pleased to be featured in both The Guardian and Independent. A happy client is a happy PR.
12 April 2012
Just discovered urlspy.co.uk. It says my website is the 3,639,860th most visited in the UK and is worth about £242.92. Any offers?
29 March 2012
Hello to new client Northern Housing Consortium. Looking forward to working with you.
11 January 2012
Starting work with Manchester Histories Festival today. From 24 February until 4 March, there’ll be over 100 events around Greater Manchester. Football, music, dogs and women’s rights are just some of the subjects that will be explored.
5 October 2011
Back from maternity leave and working with BVE North: broadcast technology exhibition at Manchester Central, 16/17 November 2011.
31 January 2011
Got client Grange & Pyramids Shopping Centres in Liverpool Echo, Wirral Globe, Wirral News, 7 Waves Community Radio and the local commerical station Radio City. Everyone chuffed.
23 September 2010
Does garra rufa mean anything to you? Google ‘doctor fish’. Coming soon to Marketplace Bolton.
6 August 2010
Delighted to be working again so soon with Community Arts North West (CAN). Just been appointed to do media relations for their November 2010 Exodus Onstage theatre season.
5 August 2010
Sara Teiger PR is about to go retail crazy in partnership with Pixel8. Five shopping centres, bring it on.
7 July 2010
Are you Dominic from Go Creative? Someone with these credentials or similar left a message for me asking for a meeting. But left no phone number. Please get back in touch.
2 June 2010
Design agency client chuffed with recent haul of coverage including Marketing Week, The Drum, Crains and Manchester Evening News.
28 April 2010
Happy to be back on board with Community Arts North West (CAN) promoting their final Exodus festival, Sunday 18 July 2010, Albert Square, Manchester. Surprised to be asked to bring my passport to the first meeting. Hope we’re all going on holiday somewhere hot.
15 April 2010
Transputec Computers PLC has asked me to help them launch the new iPhone App for their IT Dealer stock sourcing tool.
13 April 2010
About to start working with GMMAZ – Greater Manchester Music Action Zone – on their 10th birthday celebrations. It’s full circle for me as I wrote their very first press release in 2000 whilst at Spin Media (now SKV Communications)