“Amanda has been helping the charity for several months now and in that very short period has made a significant impact. We have had numerous articles in the local press, some in national press too and an increased presence on social media. As a charity this has had an immediate benefit with individuals and companies seeing the articles and offering their support. Amanda is committed, diligent and works hard to get the best results for us and I am delighted that we made the decision to work with her and I would happily recommend her to others.”
Rachel Ollerenshaw (Molly Olly’s Wishes) www.mollyolly.co.uk
“Amanda’s experience and wealth of local contacts has made a huge impact on the campaign around the arrival of our new shop. Her professionalism and high standards are quickly evident and, most importantly, show tangible results for the business. She is a perfectionist and results-driven but also represents extremely good value and I would not hesitate to recommend her PR services.”
Karl Haden (The Electric Bike Shop) (www.theelectricbikeshop.co.uk)
“We loved Amanda’s writing style – she told our story accurately and ensured that the human interest element was handled sensitively. She has access to a large network and is able to generate a lot of interest quickly this enabled our story to be shared widely in the local Media. We were featured in a number of Newspapers and had some marvellous articles in Four Shires and Cornfield Magazines. We were also interviewed by Kirsty of Touch FM and Brody Swain on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire radio .
Amanda’s communication skills are second to none and we have really appreciated her support in helping to grow our business and raising our profile on Social Media – we highly recommend her PR and Media Services.”
Lorraine Moore – Sales and Marketing Director Moores of Warwick Distillery
“I am thrilled that I asked Chalmers News PR to handle the launch of our new karting track. Amanda secured us superb coverage in local newspapers, magazines and online reviews. I was so impressed with what Amanda achieved, that I have asked her to handle all of our PR henceforth.”
Steve Richardson, Managing Director, Adventure Sports Ltd.
“I worked with Amanda for a fundraiser I organised to raise money for people and animals affected by the 2019/20 Australian Bushfires. I was working to very short time scales and Amanda was incredible in quickly writing a brilliant press release and getting it to the relevant local newspapers. The article made page 3 of the Leamington Observer and the front page of the Warwick Courier – couldn’t have asked for better! As well as securing prime position in the papers, Amanda also used her social media to further promote the event. Amanda is very skilled at what she does, and I would highly recommend her services.”
Katherine Attreed, Owner, AtKat Marketing
“When you’ve worked in PR for most of your career, it’s difficult to find someone you can trust to do it for you when you start a different business and just can’t find the time to do it yourself. Amanda is that person.
She has excellent contacts with an array of regional media and works tirelessly to help you get positive exposure to your target market, using her journalistic background to exploit all potential opportunities to drive your business forwards.”
Jo Carroll, Owner, Winchcombe Farm Holidays
“I was sceptical about the value I would get from a PR agent, thinking maybe it would be an expensive experiment, but I am so glad I gave Amanda a try! She is incredibly good value for money. She works tirelessly in finding opportunities to promote Peach Perfect. Amanda is very effective in using her media experience and substantial network of contacts to get my business seen in local and national press, both hard copy and online, and in finding good influencers. She undoubtedly gets deals I never could on my own! She is a worthwhile investment for any business trying to get noticed in the crowd.”
Kate Findlay, Peach Perfect Presents
“Amanda Chalmers is professional, great to work with and gets results.”
Anne Docherty, co-owner, Comedy at Work
“I turned to Amanda at very short notice for the launch of my novel ‘The Birds that do not Sing’. I gave her less than a week to deliver a PR campaign – a tall order and quite unfair, but the 80th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz was not for moving. Amanda took it all in her stride and grasped immediately what was required to showcase my novel. She drafted a masterful press release and secured a dozen local and regional stories in the online and print press in only a few days, as well as a radio interview. Amanda also coached me in the most effective use of social media to take advantage of the publicity – valuable lessons for the future. I couldn’t be more pleased – though next time I will give her better notice!”
Stephen Gay, author The Birds That Do Not Sing
“We have worked with Amanda Chalmers at Chalmers News PR on a retained basis as our PR partner, during the start-up phase of our business, when our emphasis has been on development of our local market in the Heart of England. Chalmers News PR has been of tremendous value to us in developing brand awareness and achieving our early PR goals.
When you work with Chalmers News PR you work exclusively with Amanda Chalmers at all times. Amanda is passionate about what she does. She has three decades of journalistic experience and knowledge of how the press tick. For us drawing on this knowledge has helped not only with product and brand PR but also with the management of all issues of interest to the media.
Amanda is friendly and efficient to work with. She is proactive in creating and identifying opportunities, whilst at the same time realistic and honest in her appraisal of expectations. This balance gives her real credibility and value in the advice and results she delivers for her clients.”
William Seymour, Earl of Yarmouth, St Maur
“I initially contacted Amanda to enquire about writing a press release to promote my new book called, ‘Letters to Matthew’.
My book is about my personal journey through grief and loss and I felt unsure about how to promote it. She explained the various ways she could support me with her many contacts and I immediately warmed to her.
She offered me various opportunities such as radio interviews on two local stations as well as lots of local newspaper coverage.
I have been offered features in various magazines, local and national. This would have been impossible to do on my own.
Bereavement is a very sensitive subject but Amanda has been incredibly supportive and considerate throughout the process. She constantly reassured me that I was in control and I am very grateful for all her help.
I am recommending her to others.”
Louise Bates (www.heathcoteholistics.co.uk)
“I have been working with Amanda for several years and found she has an innate ability to make real, quantifiable changes to the businesses she has worked with. Her ability to see beyond the moment and recognition of how to apply an integrated PR strategy to the unique characteristics of each business she works with is a science few have.”
Jordan St Germain, Director of Operations, Jump In Trampoline Parks.
“Having run a Digital Agency for some 15 years, I’ve worked with a number of associates including within those PR specialists, however Amanda really is a cut above the bunch and very much my secret weapon when it comes to getting local press coverage. I’ve worked with her on a number of different projects now, and somehow she always manages to find a good angle and get the word out there, even when you think there’s nothing to say.”
Jason Sammon, FL1 Digital
“Amanda was unbelievably helpful to Shakespaw Cat Café. Working collaboratively, Amanda used her great writing and contacts to get the exposure we needed for our fledgling business. Importantly there was always a swift response to emails which meant for us that news stories for press releases were always current.
Would highly recommend Amanda Chalmers.”
Jayne Richman-Bolt, Owner, Shakespaw Cat Café, Stratford-upon-Avon
“Amanda has been fantastic to work with, great advice and extremely knowledgeable about her industry, we have benefited hugely from the PR she was able to give our cause, it has resulted in an increase in traffic to our Facebook pages in particular as well as becoming a locally known cause giving us the credibility to help benefit a large number of local health care providers.”
Rachel Booth, Co-ordinator for Warwickshire Scrubbers
“As organisers of the Leamington Business Awards 2019 we were keen to have a consistent and steady flow of good quality PR keeping the Awards in the minds of local businesses and organisations.
The service we received from Amanda at ChalmersNewsPR delivered in abundance! Amanda made sure we were on top of the promotion timetable for the event and used her excellent local contacts to bring regular coverage of the Awards and finalists and winners in the local and regional press. Delighted to confirm we will be retaining her services for future Business Awards and other projects we have planned.”
Leamington Business Awards
“Working with Amanda has made a huge difference to Surviving Bereavement. We were struggling to get the word out there to let people know we actually existed and could offer support for those in need. In particular we have now been inundated with requests for our Memory Boxes and Bags which we give free of charge to children and young adults coping with grief. Amanda’s press and radio contacts certainly made this happen. I do not hesitate to recommend her to others.”
Tracey McAtamney, Surviving Bereavement
“Amanda was recommended to me from a networking group. I had wanted to highlight my charity work, in memory of my son who was stillborn in June 2012, The Luca Foundation’, and the book I had written to protect children’s mental health when explaining bereavement, ‘Why did Grandad Die’, during the first Covid19 lockdown in 2020. But I had also set up my business to earn my own income as I do not pay myself from the charity, that money goes to the cause.
My passion is to do what is going to make things better for our future generations & climate change, therefore I knew in my heart I wanted the clothing line ‘LK Eco Style’ had to be ethical, sustainable & vegan friendly and importantly Fairtrade, meaning no child labour is involved in the making of my garments.
Amanda was fantastic at having all my work recognised by local & national papers and magazines. Because of this coverage we have had more businesses come forward to support the charity which has been simply amazing for us. She has also now become a friend as we hit it off so well. Amanda is so passionate about helping people and it clearly shows in her work and how hard she will try to get the right message across to the media circle. She was an absolute God send for me.”
Sharon Luca-Chatha, The Luca Foundation & LK Eco Style