Delivering award winning B2B PR and communications since 1990

About us

 

Established in 1990 in Derby, Nielsen McAllister Public Relations provides PR and communications support to a range of B2B clients across the print, packaging, industrial, construction and pharmaceutical sectors.

 

We believe effective PR and communications can make a real difference to the impact of our clients' marketing campaigns. By working with them to develop the appropriate plan, we devise and implement the best tactical communications to match both their requirements and budget. 

 

That’s how we have delivered outstanding results for over 25 years and why we enjoy an excellent client retention record. It's also the reason why the majority of our new clients come from recommendations by both existing customers and media contacts.

 

We are proud members of Marketing Derby and from our offices on Green Lane our team comprises of the PR specialists, qualified journalists and social media gurus below!

 

Take a look and if you would like to know more - or perhaps join us - please get in touch

 

Meet the team

Bob Bushby

Managing Director

With 29 years of experience in PR, Bob really is an industry expert. Having worked both in-house (for companies such as Grants of St James’s) and for agencies (including Kingsway PR, which became part of Saatchi and Saatchi), he has devised and implemented a wide range of PR campaigns for a variety of clients from Nestlé to Tarmac.

 

In 1990 Bob founded Nielsen McAllister, since which time he has established many excellent contacts across a number of sectors and is well respected by the packaging and associated media. He has built the company on the foundation of great working relationships and is proud of the fact that he retains his first two clients to this day.

 

Outside of the office Bob has previously been known to enjoy treading the boards in AmDram, but since putting away the greasepaint he has taken up squash and golf – albeit rather badly.

Simon Wildash

Business Development Director

Simon is a creative and commercially successful CIM Qualified Marketer with over 25 years’ experience within the global packaging, security and communications markets. Simon has helped deliver award winning MarComms in his previous role at Essentra, as well as positioning thought-leadership across traditional and digital media.

 

A clear, strategic thinker with a passion for long term business development, Simon is focused on helping clients deliver business growth using his strategic planning and communications experience.

 

Beyond the world of NMPR, Simon enjoys dragging his reluctant children around the Peak District on long walks as well as socialising with friends and family. 

Kerrie Oxford

Senior Account Executive

Since graduating with a degree in Media and Communication Studies, Kerrie has spent over seven years working in PR and Marketing. In her previous position at Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK, Kerrie worked in the busy PR department and was the Editor and Designer of the Toyota UK newsletter.

 

With a broad set of PR skills and a desire to ‘put something back’ Kerrie is currently also supporting a local cancer charity - Annabels Angels - where  she handles the charity’s PR and manages their social media accounts. 

 

Kerrie is a self-confessed fitness-fanatic. She enjoys spending time with her two sons, socialising with friends and walking her dog.  

Connor Watson

Account Executive

Recently graduating from De Montfort University with a degree in Journalism, Connor is keen to put his range of print and digital media skills to the test in his first PR role.

 

Previously gaining experience within the community radio station DemonFM and their sister magazine; he has helped develop social media, lead the news and sports departments, as well as taking part in freelance video production. 

 

Outside of work, Connor enjoys socialising with friends, travelling and searching for the perfect rack of ribs.

Lydia Skerritt

Account Executive

Recently graduating from the University of Leeds with a degree in Communications and Media, Lydia is now ready to kick start her career in PR. 

 

After graduating Lydia gained industry experience with a placement as a PR Assistant, helping to learn the ropes within an agency setting. With her know-how in film and photography and a keen interest in social media, Lydia is excited to now have the opportunity to put her diverse range of skills into action. 

 

Outside of work, Lydia can be found in a beer garden with her friends, fussing over her dog or working out at the gym.

Sue Horvath-Szovati

Office Manager

Spending six years at the Derbyshire Building Society as customer service assistant and a further twelve years as a funeral administrator and bereavement councillor, Sue brings a wealth of experience in administration and finance to her role.

 

With her varied background and strong people skills, Sue is well equipped to keep the team in shape and handle anything as Office Manager.

 

A keen walker, Sue enjoys spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter Ella, on whom she dotes.

"In appointing Nielsen McAllister Public Relations we were testing the water in terms of employing a PR agency and we have been delighted with the results achieved.  The agency is hard-working and proactive and has been instrumental in helping to further raise the profile of our business.”

 

Peter Conner, Commercial Director, Pollard Boxes

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