About Us

Boost your business reputation and profile with our award-winning PR and communications services.

Our purpose is simple: to provide a flexible and value for money service that will support you and your business in all aspects of PR and communications, from one-off projects to a full retainer.

Our talented associates are highly experienced storytellers and creative individuals – put them together and you have a powerhouse of ideas that will deliver high quality results for your business.

FCM’s collaborative way of working means your business can access our PR and communications experts whenever you need additional support.

All of our associates are not just experts in their field, they are honest and friendly folk with a real passion for delivering outstanding results.

So, how do we work? First of all, we have a chat about your business needs, challenges and goals. This is a really important step because it’s vital we understand your business inside out. Only when we’ve done that can we start thinking creatively about how PR and communications can support your business.

We’ll prepare a fully costed proposal for you to review and discuss the practicalities of delivering it. Once we get the go ahead, we’ll issue a contract and then it’s full steam ahead. Of course, we keep you informed every step of the way.

Working with FCM means you’ll be working with some of the region’s best PR and communications specialists. We listen to your needs and build the right team of associates around you – from telling your story in a creative way and building a full PR campaign to copywriting and internal communications, you can trust FCM to get it right, first time.

You need a PR and communications team that is always on your side and works to deliver the best results for you.

  • A SINGLE ROUTE to the best PR and communications specialists.
  • A NO-NONSENSE approach – we’re always honest about how we can support you.
  • A full suite of TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL services.
  • A FLEXIBLE approach to meet the needs of your business in terms of budget, remit and longevity.
  • A BESPOKE package, created with you in mind – we don’t do off-the-shelf.
  • Easy-to-work-with EXPERIENCED professionals who are proactive, organised, focused and results oriented.
  • A STRATEGIC and METHODICAL approach in all aspects of work.
  • CREATIVE minds that will increase engagement in your brand.
  • A team that really CARES about your business.
  • A team you can TRUST to champion you and your reputation.

Client Feedback

What our clients say about us…

" The FCM team has successfully raised my personal and business profile to a wider audience and continues to develop new links to support our business growth. "

Fleur Robinson

Commercial Director, Burton Albion FC

" FCM provided an excellent, flexible service and great value for money. I recommend FCM to any business seeking interim cover– you’ll be in very capable hands. "


Phil Waldron

Former Sales and Marketing Director, Ischebeck Titan

" I’d highly recommend FCM to any business seeking flexible marketing support, they are a pleasure to work with and I always feel we are in very safe hands. "


Victoria Booth

Marketing Manager, Smith Partnership

" Thanks for all you and your teams input. The launch has certainly made some noise and generated awareness "


Paul Bunyan

Former Managing Director, Malone Group

" As a business growing fast and with big ambitions for the future, we needed to upscale our marketing and PR and working with FCM has increased our profile significantly "


Dean Willshee

Managing Director of Willshee’s Waste & Recycling

" We approached FCM as we wanted to raise our profile across the Midland’s region. They have great contacts with the media and have gained valuable opportunities to help us to raise our profile in print and online. "


Chris Plant

Director – Burton & District Chamber of Commerce

" FCM is always coming up with new ideas and we’d highly recommend them. They have great media contacts and have raised our profile across the region and nationally. "


Tom Robinson

Owner – National Forest Adventure Farm

Meet The Team

FCM’s collaborative way of working will enable you to access a one-stop solution for your PR and communications needs. Meet our highly experienced team.


Karen McElroy

Managing Director | Experience: 25 + Years

Specialist Skills: PR & Communications planning, corporate affairs, employee communication, events, regional PR and community relations.

Jayne Howarth

Jayne Howarth

PR Associate | Experience: 25 + Years

Specialist Skills: Journalism; PR content and strategy; B2C and B2B comms, regional PR; copywriting; editing and proofreading.

Lesley Allman

Lesley Allman

Senior Associate | Experience: 25 + Years

Specialist Skills: Internal comms strategy, employee engagement, change programmes, vision, values and culture, comms audits, comms content and channels.


Bron Eames

Senior Associate | Experience: 25 + Years

Specialist Skills: Comms strategy, marketing comms – B2C & B2B, senior counsel, crisis comms, evaluation, training, mentoring.


Jonathan Boddy

Crisis Management | Experience: 20 + Years

Specialist Skills: Media training, presentation training, crisis management, crisis training, leadership consultancy.

Edd Stanton

Edd Stanton

Events | Experience: 20 + Years

Specialist Skills: Company events, event production, lighting design, PA systems, staging, entertainment, digital equipment.


Tracey Chadwick

PR Associate | Experience: 20 + Years

Specialist Skills: Regional PR, PR planning, photography briefs, corporate affairs, internal comms.

Cordelia Noble

Cordelia Noble

Photographer | Experience: 25 + Years

Specialist Skills: Profile photos, news photography, site photography

Karen Cureton

Karen Cureton

Social Media | Experience: 10 + Years

Specialist Skills: Social media training, mentoring and management.

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Cheryl Morris

PR Associate | Experience: 15 + Years

Specialist Skills: Journalism, content strategy, pitching stories, copywriting, regional PR.

Keith Barker

Keith Barker

Print & Digital | Experience: 30 + Years

Specialist Skills: Graphic design, web design, logo design & branding, packaging, exhibition design, design management.

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Chris Atkinson

Videography | Experience: 15 + Years

Specialist Skills: Corporate films, brand experience, show reels, events and conferences, promotional film.