PR Planning and Brainstorming Day – June 26th 2024


At Cotswold Park Barns on June 26th 2024 9.30am – 4pm.

The price is £420 and sales end on Friday, June 21st. Cost includes VAT.

This day-long event is designed to help business owners, fellow PRs, marketing executives or those involved in the third sector to plan their PR and their media outreach.

Joining Fiona Scott, who has been a working journalist for over 35 years will be national journalist Liz Perkins who will be working with those who attend and sharing the stories, case studies and experts she is looking to work with too. The aim is to understand that the best way to get good PR is to actually meet and engage with journalists and understand their agenda. From that many amazing opportunities can come, regardless of the size and scope of your business or organisation.

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Liz Perkins is the night news editor of the Daily Express, where alongside her role she successfully changed the law through the eight times award-nominated End This Injustice campaign that led the Government to pledge to overhaul the Family Court through the Domestic Abuse Bill, and she also freelances on the night newsdesk of the Sunday Telegraph. She has experience of working across the national press from the Daily Telegraph to the Sunday Times. Liz is a double award winner for breaking the exclusive on sexism and misogyny in the Welsh Rugby Union in the Daily Mail. She has been to Afghanistan six times when she previously reported at the South Wales Evening Post. She has also reported at Wimbledon and her job has taken her across the world including to the home of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

As an additional element to this day, a professional photographer will attend and up to six attendees can have a fantastic and beautiful mini photoshoot on the day to get media-friendly shots for an extra cost of £50 plus VAT. This will lead to a gallery where you can choose up to five of those images for future use. Please email to book.

A grazing lunch will be provided by the wonderful Truffle & Thyme and will cater for all dietary needs as long as attendees inform us of those needs.

This day is for a maximum of 20 attendees so that each person gets the full attention of Fiona Scott, a journalist and PR consultant and Liz Perkins, a national freelance working journalist.

  • If I book, can I cancel?
    We do have a strict no cancellation fee due to upfront costs incurred. However if you cannot attend and you can find someone to attend in your place, we can accommodate that as long as you let us know who is attending. You can then make a private arrangement over payment.
  • Will food be provided?
    Yes, a grazing lunch is provided and dietary needs can be catered for. Tea, coffee and water will be provided however attendees are welcome to bring their own food or drink choices if they choose to do so.
  • Is the premises accessible?
    This venue is accessible for those using a wheelchair and for anyone with mobility issues. However the venue is remote so you will have to drive to attend. There are no public transport links to this site.
  • Will I be able to keep in touch with Fiona & Liz after the event?
    Yes you can – information will be shared about this on the day.
  • Are there any hidden costs?
    No, there are not. They are as set out in the event description and the ticket price includes VAT – a booking fee will be charged by this platform and we have no control over that.
  • Can I take photographs or video on the day?
    For most of it – yes. However it’s likely some emotions will be high during the day so please do not share anything which is sensitive or private without clear permission. Confidential stories will be flagged up on the day.
  • Can I stay overnight before or after?
    Yes, though at your own expense. This site is situated off the A417/A419 between Swindon and Cheltenham. We can provide links to local hotels to any attendee and we’ve had attendees from all over the UK.
  • Can I take public transport to this site?
    Not easily, it is remote. You can get a train to Swindon and a taxi however it would be costly to do so. There is no service bus station to this site. With notice, we may be able to arrange lift shares with other attendees if someone can get to Swindon station or stay in a Swindon-based hotel.