Chief executive, Brakspear
“ShielPorter have provided PR support to Brakspear for six years. During that time, our in-house marketing function has expanded significantly, but we continue to use ShielPorter for trade and local PR. They write professional, engaging copy that our target media will use, and know how to place it to secure maximum coverage. We have absolute confidence in their ability to deliver PR results, which allows us to focus on other areas of our marketing. “
Former COO, TCG Pubs and Bars
“We hired ShielPorter in 2011 to raise the profile of TCG and were delighted with the results they achieved in the four years we worked together. They created news stories and feature contributions which resulted in regular, positive coverage for TCG across the industry media. They also prepared a number of awards entries for the company and for our individual sites, which saw us win or reach the finals on several occasions. On internal communications, ShielPorter initiated a new in-house magazine, Tatt Chat, as a channel for recognising the efforts of our team members and sharing best practice.
“ShielPorter’s understanding of our business and our industry, and close ties with key journalists, meant they required minimal briefing from us to achieve the desired results. They were flexible, professional and easy to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to other pub operators.”
Managing director, Hogs Back Brewery
“ShielPorter have a good eye for what makes a compelling news story, and then issue it to the right publications at the right time. They also know how to secure coverage within trade press features and we’ve seen our exposure grow as a result. Overall, we’re impressed with their professional, thorough and results-driven approach to PR.”
Former Managing Director, Hi-Spirits
"News and features in the trade press, both online and in print, are one of the most important ways for customers to find out about our brand initiatives, especially as our portfolio expands. We have been working with ShielPorter since 2009 and I really look forward to picking up the trade press and seeing the significant trade press coverage that our brands consistently enjoy."
Former Communications Manager, Shepherd Neame
“Shepherd Neame has its own in-house communications team, but there are times when we need extra support with PR and marketing, either as temporary cover or on a specific project. ShielPorter Communications provides us with a safe pair of hands, able to pick up a brief quickly and ensure that the work is carried out efficiently and effectively to the highest professional standards. From writing and issuing press releases to managing an international TV crew filming in one of our central London pubs, ShielPorter has undertaken a range of activity for us, and always with excellent results.”
Managing director, Lynx Purchasing
“Lynx Purchasing provides a service to hospitality and catering businesses rather than a tangible product, so we thought it might be a challenge to generate press coverage. ShielPorter grasped this from Day One, and created ideas which would overcome this. This includes our seasonal Market Forecast, which has achieved regular exposure in the hospitality media and raised Lynx’s profile as a hospitality and catering purchasing expert. Shiel Porter were also instrumental in promoting the initial launch and ongoing development of our GP Calculator App, which puts the Lynx brand in front of the 12,000 chefs and catering professionals who have now downloaded it.”