Gloucestershire PR company expands with appointment of new account manager

HeadOn PR Val

Cheltenham-based PR and media communications agency, HeadOn PR, has appointed Val Proctor as Public Relations Account Manager following a surge in client numbers this year.  

This growth comes as organisations seek new ways to drive up business growth following months of lockdown.  

The HeadOn PR team, led by Managing Director Verity Blake, now numbers seven with Val joining just months after Lucy Allen joined as account executive. The team support a growing national and international client base particularly in technology, engineering and the professional services sector.   

Val, a former journalist, brings with her over 25 years’ PR experience gained in South Africa and the UK. 

“Being part of such a creative and well-established agency as HeadOn PR is a logical next step in my career,” said Val. “HeadOn PR values its clients’ goals, and the team are incredibly passionate about the work they produce. I’m looking forward to working with the diverse client base and ensuring we secure them relevant and valuable media coverage and brand exposure.”   

Val will be managing a selection of client accounts, implementing PR campaigns, managing social media accounts and assisting with the agency’s podcast ‘The Art of PR’.   

Founder and Managing Director, Verity Blake, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Val at such an exciting time of growth for HeadOn PR. We’ve doubled our client base over the past six months as companies continue to contact us to help them market themselves after traditional routes have become unavailable under Covid restrictions. 

“As media communications and public relations becomes ever more important in the aftermath of the pandemic, collaborating with businesses to provide exciting and different ways to tell their story and amplify their brand means we are looking to the future with excitement.”