Chris Wakley joins Chicane as PR consultant

One of the UK’s leading automotive aftermarket public relations and marketing agencies, Chicane, has boosted its media relations presence with the announcement that the well-known and experienced automotive media relations experts, Chris Wakley, has joined the company as a consultant.

Chris brings with him 35 years of automotive media relations experience and will assist Chicane with further developing its media relations offerings to automotive businesses as well as to the agency’s existing client base.

Chicane has been operating for almost 15 years and has gained a reputation for creating and delivering impactful public relations and promotional programmes for a wide range of automotive aftermarket companies. Chris, a former press officer at the SMMT, was a founder member of the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA) and a founder director of Automotive PR, an agency he ceased working with last year. Since that time he has operated as an independent media relations consultant and continues to act for a variety of motoring clients.

Chicane director, Gary Barak said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have Chris on board. I have known and respected Chris as a friend and a fellow PR man for many years and to have him working alongside us can only benefit us as a company, our clients and indeed future clients.” Chicane MD, Simon Maurice added, “New business has already come to us due to our relationship with Chris and despite these difficult times for all of us in the industry, we look forward to growing our business and being able to offer the best possible marketing services to the automotive industry.”

Chris can be contacted at Chicane’s new offices in Kings Langley on 01923 269490 or on his mobile 07970 674612 or email