redheadPR founded by Sara Tye to celebrate 10 years

redheadPR, the dynamic, independent public relations consultancy that also specialises in digital, SEO and design, will be celebrating ten years in style at Christ Church in Sara’s home town, Swindon.

The black tie fundraising event, on the date, 121212, will celebrate a momentous year which has seen the London 2012 Olympics, Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and 160 years of Christ Church. The event takes place on Sara’s birthday.

The Christ Church Choir will be reciting Benjamin Britten Carols at the event. Also performing will be harpist, Christine Kinder and guitarist, Jeremy Moss, whose repartee includes renaissance, Spanish and rock genres.

Monies raised at the event will support the Christ Church renewal and development fund, the Old Town Christmas Lights and Willows Counselling Service.

Sara is an award winning, top 500 international PR, voted Green PR of London by the Evening Standard. Sara founded redheadPR ten years ago in London and she is delighted to be celebrating its first decade in Swindon. “I can’t believe after all these years in London that I am now back in the Old Town, Swindon,” she said. “I really wanted to put something back and, working with the community of this town, have raised nearly £100,000 for charity. To have this event in Christ Church, designed by George Gilbert Scott, in 1851 is just amazing and end a fantastic year.”

redheadPR has been heavily involved with international, national and local campaigns, providing public relations expertise and corporate social responsibility consultancy at the highest level. Brands that Sara has worked with include Green & Black’s, Thames Water Utilities, Yellow Pages and BT. redheadPR specialises in online and offline PR, social media, SEO (search engine optimisation) and design. The business creates integrated public relations, branding, marketing and advertising campaigns using up-to-the minute techniques and technologies.

For further information visit www.redheadpr.co.uk

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If you would like to get involved or for more information contact:

Emma De Maio or Maria Bretti
redheadPR
Tel: 07921 160 134 or 07854 819 213
Email: emma@redheadpr.co.uk or maria@redheadpr.co.uk

Editors Notes

Sara Tye, Founder & Managing Director, redheadPR

Sara Tye, an award winning top 500 international PR, and Evening Standard Green PR of London, founded redheadPR in London. The vision was to create a company of passionate people who understood how to identify opportunities and deliver the best return on investment for ambitious brands, individuals and organisations.

Sara has worked with Green & Black’s, Frangi Tie Rack, Blue Dragon, Nokia (corporate and CSR), Belu Mineral Water, Centrepoint, Raleigh International, Cardiac Risk in the Young and crocus.co.uk. She has over 20 years of communications expertise and was a finalist in the first Cosmopolitan Women of the Year Awards in 1999. Sara played a key role in the implementation of BT’s environmental policy and the development and management of the philanthropic Best Practice process at Yellow Pages. 

The Make Your Mark for a Tenner campaign, which Sara helped develop, was commended by the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) as a sustainable PR programme. Sara was also responsible for the Impact on Society section of The European Foundation of Quality Management Model and Award, which Yellow Pages won in 1999.

Sara developed stakeholder relations at Thames Water Utilities, headed up communications at Yellow Pages and spent three years managing the personal PR at home and abroad of globally for The Body Shop founder, the late Dame Anita Roddick. Sara took The Body Shop online. Client experience includes British Heart Foundation, Black Tower, Latina, S&A Foods, WHSmith, CDNOW.com, sports.com, Yell UK Web Awards, Carlton Interactive, and Sony.

Sara has experience of all forms of media, on and offline, and has worked with most global outlets, from The Philippines Inquirer, 60 Minutes Australia and the Financial Times to Pamela Wallin live in Canada.

Prior to founding redheadPR, Sara built two PR agencies, running international brands such as Packard Bell and Nokia with 360 degree stakeholder communication plans and online and social networking strategies. She has judged both the PRCA Awards and PR Week Awards and was a member of the PRCA Members and Marketing Committee.

Sara is also experienced in crisis situations, having run the Ken Saro-Wiwa campaign against Shell while at The Body Shop. This involved working with some of the most senior global figures in politics, industry and journalism, from Glenys Kinnock’s office in Strasbourg. 

As well as studying management for six years, Sara has also started up a Mexican restaurant, helped run a residential home for the elderly and hotel in St Ives, Cornwall.

Willows Counselling Service

Willows are a local Charitable Trust, which was set up at the joint request of the Area GP Committee and the Council of Churches. We offer professional counselling to adults or couples who refer themselves by phone, in person or via a form from the website.  Counselling can be low cost or free because of subsidies via joint projects with other organisations, donations from churches, Friends of Willows and so on. Willows takes a special interest in supporting those who are recovering from early life neglect, trauma and abuse. We also work alongside a variety of other agencies to support those with enduring needs, including the NSPCC and Barnados at family centres, the Salvation Army at Booth House, and support voluntary placements. Our Training Programme includes Counselling, from Introductory up to Diploma level, and other related areas of therapeutic and pastoral care.

Christ Church Swindon

Christ Church has been a focal point for worship, service and celebration for nearly 160 years – coming particularly into its own during periods of war, conflict, public and private mourning and has provided a backdrop for everyday births, marriages and deaths."  Over the last 159 years, Christ Church Clergy and community have been at the heart of the improvements in health, education and social care in Swindon. We plan to make Christ Church a lighter, warmer, more accessible and more comfortable place to meet.  It will become a space that can be adapted to a far wider variety of uses. We intend to replace the old heating system, level the floor and introduce more comfortable and flexible seating arrangements.

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