Lisa Preston MCIPR is an award-winning communications specialist with more than 20 years of experience in public relations, marketing and journalism.
She is an excellent, all-around communications professional, with a specialist background in education – having worked in and led communications and marketing teams in higher education.
Lisa is a former journalist, spending most of her broadcasting career in BBC TV and BBC local radio news. This strong background in journalism has generated a wealth of expertise that has established Lisa as an award-winning public relations specialist.
Lisa is a proficient copywriter able to understand and create accurate scientific or academic copy for a range of audiences. She has written and edited extensively for corporate publications, including university prospectuses, and for websites and other digital media.
Lisa has planned and managed PR and marketing campaigns and has been responsible for media relations, reputation management and crisis communications. She also is experienced in delivering media training.
Lisa has a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism and a Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). She is an Accredited PR Practitioner at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). Lisa is also Chair of CIPR Wessex, representing Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight.
Lisa was shortlisted for ‘Outstanding Independent Practitioner’ in the UK-wide CIPR Excellence Awards 2021. It is her second time as a nominee, she was a Finalist in the same category in 2019. She won ‘Outstanding Independent Practitioner’ in the CIPR PRide Awards 2019 and 2018 (South of England and the Channel Islands) and was a Silver winner in 2021. Lisa was also shortlisted for ‘Freelancer/Consultant of the Year’ in the PRCA DARE Awards 2019 (South East and East Anglia).