Managing Director - Gemma@barkerpr.com
Gemma has worked in UK Dentistry since 2003, after graduating from Nottingham with a 2:1 in Communications. After working as the Marketing & PR Manager of a number of large dental manufacturers and service providers and four years in dental publishing, Gemma launched her own communications agency.
Following six successful years as GG Communications (GGC), a love of dentistry and a passion for PR saw the re-brand to Barker PR in 2014 – an agency with an expert team focused on PR and Communications in the dental industry.
A speaker, writer, networker and a fabulous talker, Gemma and her team look forward to taking Barker PR to the next exciting level and to making a real difference to the perception of dentistry in the UK.
Director - Simon@barkerpr.com
Simon has almost a decades experience of working in the dental industry. A marketer by trade, holding a diploma in digital marketing through the Chartered Institute of Marketing, he previously headed up a challenger brand in the dental payment plan space, building a successful team and applying a highly effective sales and marketing strategy to gain significant market share during his tenure.
As a past client of Barker PR before joining the agency, Simon recognises the importance of a highly effective PR and communications strategy. He has first hand experience of the results the highly experienced team at Barker PR can deliver, thanks to an unrivalled knowledge of the dental industry and creative flair to ensure a client’s brand stands out from the crowd.
Simon is a real peoples person with a very commercial and creative mindset. He is results orientated and passionate about a systematic approach to delivering a first-class service and importantly, results.
Editorial Manager - Nicola@barkerpr.com
Nicola has over 10 years of experience in the dental industry, initially working as an editor and journalist for a leading publisher. Prior to joining Barker, Nicola headed up the editorial teams on over half a dozen dental-related titles, ranging from clinical specialist journals to more newsy magazines, as well as websites to ensure up-to-the-minute information could reach the dental team without delay.
Having established great working relationships with dental professionals, companies and PR agencies alike, and dedicated to excellence in communication, Nicola is ideally placed to ensure clients get the very best in editorial support, from generating ideas to producing the finished item.
Social Media Manager - Olivia@barkerpr.com
Starting her career working for the largest publisher in dentistry, Olivia (Liv) went on to work for the worlds largest media communications agency, looking after enormous global brands.
Liv has developed an expert understanding of all things social media throughout her career and really understands how a brand can fully leverage such channels without losing sight of brand personality. Liv delivers an extremely comprehensive and fully managed social media service for Barker PR clients, from determining the right strategy, through to unique content creation, KPI’s, reporting and everything in between.
PR and Communications Manager
Lucy has joined the BARKER PR team with over ten years’ experience in consumer publishing, working for world renowned brands ELLE & Red, across all platforms from print and digital, to events and mobile.
Lucy’s strong commercial background working with high profile fashion and beauty brands across their advertising & marketing strategies means she really understands what it takes to achieve a successful PR campaign and meet clients all-important objectives.
Rhian is our highly experienced and creative graphics designer. After leaving university with a Masters Degree in Graphic Design, Rhian has over 10 years experience of delivering high quality graphic design and branding services.
As Operations Manager, Sue’s all round experience and skillset are invaluable to the team at Barker PR. Having run her own PR company for several years, she knows what it takes to keep a company running smoothly and efficiently, providing invaluable back up and know how. One of her first clients was in the oral health sector where she discovered her love of all things teeth. Now she’s back where she belongs – firmly immersed in dentistry.