Matt is a co-founder of Coast. With more than 25 years’ experience in the professional services sector, he brings strategic insight and guides on tactical implementation on all aspects of media relations and communications across the legal, accounting, consulting and property sectors. He is an experienced crisis communications and litigation support adviser, a former national newspaper reporter, and past editor of the Professional Services Marketing Group magazine. email@example.com
Alison is a co-founder of Coast. She has more than 25-years top flight experience in advising some of the world’s largest consumer brands helping them maintain highly visible media profiles. She has advised Camelot Group PLC, operators of the national lottery, on its PR since its launch in 1994. She advises law, accounting and land-based businesses on their PR, communications, social media and community engagement projects. firstname.lastname@example.org
Antonia is a talented media relations consultant with over 12 years’ top-flight experience in the professional services and property sectors including in–house roles at Knight Frank and Allen & Overy. She has first-class media contacts and a natural ability to spot and place great stories. Antonia joined Coast in 2015.
Steve is an experienced business journalist and regional newspaper editor. He was formerly business editor of Kent on Sunday and a motoring correspondent for the Archant media group. Steve works alongside businesses across the UK helping them create compelling content for corporate magazines, newsletters and other publications, plus online media. He can also write your speech, edit your website or blog, and create video scripts.
Susanne Pugsley is a consultant to Coast and an experienced professional services marketing and business development director. She works with law, accounting and consulting firms advising them on strategy and its implementation. Susanne is also an experienced trainer, drawing upon her 15-year career in the Army Reserves.
Alison is a consultant to Coast helping its clients on large thought leadership campaigns and on high impact content. She is an experienced national newspaper journalist working on both The Daily Telegraph’s City and Personal Finance desks, latterly as its deputy personal finance editor. Alison works alongside the world’s largest financial services, law and accountancy firms.
Justine has helped law firms and barristers’ chambers on their legal directory submissions for over 20 years. She works with both small and large practices helping lawyers and barristers achieve the very best rankings possible. Justine has, with the help of her clients, developed an intuitive piece of software to make every part of the directory submissions process easier.
Robert Flint is a consultant providing dedicated legal policy advice and guidance on responding to government consultations. He is a qualified lawyer with experience in housing, funds, debt and equity capital markets, and a former justice policy researcher for David Cameron’s Parliamentary Resources Unit. Robert was the Conservative Party’s candidate for Lambeth and Southwark in the 2016 London Assembly elections.
Andrew Blum, a consultant to Coast, is a veteran public relations executive and former journalist based in New York, USA. He brings a deep understanding of the US legal market and the media landscape, advising both domestic and international law firms on all aspects of their media relations and communications. Andy is an experienced crisis communications and high-profile issues PR adviser, directing activity involving politicians, lobbyists, CEOs, the military, and families and individuals, including former New York Gov. George Pataki, facing both high-profile and unwanted press attention. In the past five years, Andy has directed PR for clients in the legal industry, marketing and communications, science and academia, professional and financial services, publishing, education, content marketing, and energy and climate change. He has worked for NGOs and other non-profits. Prior to entering PR, he was a reporter, editor and freelance writer and has written for The Wall Street Journal, New York Times Syndicate, Time Magazine, ABCNews.com, The International Herald Tribune, USA Today, the LA Times, The National Law Journal and UPI, among others.