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 over 30 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. 

Phil Stubbs

Account Director

Phil is an accomplished writer and marketing professional with a passion for brand consistency. He abandoned a successful post-university career in the print industry to fulfil his dream of becoming a journalist and writer. Phil spent the next eight years at the Derby Telegraph, latterly as political editor, where his long list of interviewees included the likes of Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Ann Widdecombe.


In 2006, Phil moved into the world of PR, initially with Derby-based McConnells Group and then setting up his own PR business, managing clients in construction, finance, education, leisure, retail and fashion sectors.


When he’s not at work, Phil has been known to appear on stage at pubs, festivals and parties as lead singer of a rock covers band.

Kerrie Oxford

Senior Account Executive

Since graduating with a degree in Media and Communication Studies, Kerrie has spent over nine 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 spent the last two years supporting a local cancer charity - where she handled the charity’s PR and managed 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

A graduate of De Montfort University with a degree in Journalism, Connor has since channelled his impressive range of print and digital media skills into the world of public relations.


Connor’s natural writing style and research talents, honed during his journalism training, have enabled him to move seamlessly between different business sectors and communication platforms. He has previously worked in community radio, edited his student magazine, done freelance video production and has an excellent knowledge of social media.


Outside of work, Connor enjoys travelling and publishes a regular sports blog.

Lydia Skerritt

Account Executive

Lydia first fell in love with PR during a work placement following her graduation from a Communications & Media degree at the University of Leeds – and she hasn’t looked back.


Since joining NMPR she has not only reinforced the team’s expert writing capabilities and traditional PR specialisms, she’s also been able to introduce some of the industry’s latest thinking and techniques. With her know-how in video production and photography, as well as a keen interest in social media, Lydia brings a diverse range of skills to the company. 


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

Emma Timson

Office Administrator

With a wide range of experience in administration and customer service roles, Emma brings a wealth of knowledge to the NMPR team.


Working with global transport companies and in the busy warehousing industry, Emma is well-versed at supporting multiple customers while operating in a fast-paced and busy environment.


Emma has a love of animals and has previously volunteered at her local animal shelter. In her spare time, Emma is a keen music lover and enjoys singing at her local church, as well as exploring the outdoors and finding the perfect spot to pitch a tent.

"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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