SHOOTING STAR PR LANDS GREATER LINCOLNSHIRE LEP

News release

9th March 2012

Lincoln-based agency Shooting Star PR has continued its run of recent client wins by being appointed to handle PR and stakeholder engagement for the new Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

This latest contract win broadens Shooting Star PR’s base of public sector clients, which also includes Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln .

Shooting Star PR, run by former journalists Kate Strawson and Jez Ashberry, landed the contract with the LEP after a competitive pitch. The agency is now working with Lincoln-based Optima Design to deliver a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy for the new organisation.

“We have a great deal of experience of public sector and local government work which stood us in good stead for this very prestigious contract,” said Jez Ashberry, a Director of Shooting Star PR.

“The Greater Lincolnshire LEP has a vital role to play in growing the region’s economy and we are already hard at work developing a strategy to communicate and engage effectively with all stakeholders.”

Ruth Carver from the LEP’s Secretariat said: “A great deal of time and effort has been spent in developing the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and its priorities. It is important now for businesses across Greater Lincolnshire to know what is being achieved and we are also keen to open up two-way engagement by seeking views on how we should evolve.

“Shooting Star PR is a local agency that understands the area, has a proven track record of bringing the public and private sector together and, importantly, possesses the media contacts required to help us become an influential LEP.”

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP is a locally owned partnership of business, local authority and university leaders in the Greater Lincolnshire area who are collaborating to change the way economic growth in the area is driven.

The new body, which was set up following the demise of the Regional Development Agencies, covers a region from the Humber to the Wash – a huge area representing nearly a million people and very diverse business interests.

Its priorities are to lobby for and support improved infrastructure across Greater Lincolnshire and to develop key sectors within the economy that develop private sector growth and create jobs.

Shooting Star PR has now worked for more than 100 clients since it was founded in 2006, including glass manufacturer Beatson Clark, market-leading vehicle valeting firm Autoclenz, DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln, Cool Milk, the University of Lincoln and digital culture festival Frequency 2011.

To find out how good PR can benefit your business contact Shooting Star PR on 01522 528540 or email hello@shootingstar-pr.co.uk

Notes to Editors

  • Shooting Star PR was founded in 2006 by Kate Strawson and Jez Ashberry and became incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in 2007.
  • Based in Lincoln, Shooting Star PR works for local and national public and private sector clients across a wide range of industries including education, leisure and tourism, property, retail, finance, manufacturing and construction.
  • The company offers a full range of PR, marketing and editorial services and is a Quality Assured supplier on the East Midlands Service Provider Register - www.embrokerage.com

Jez Ashberry
Shooting Star PR
01522 528540
jez@shootingstar-pr.co.uk
www.shootingstar-pr.co.uk
t: @jezashberry

 

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Shooting Star PR is a media-focused agency set up in 2006 by former journalists Kate Strawson and Jez Ashberry. Since 2006 the agency has worked for more than 100 clients ranging from SMEs to large corporations and public sector bodies. Shooting Star PR has particular expertise in PR for property and construction, manufacturing, packaging, hotels, leisure and tourism, education and early years.

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The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed Shooting Star PR to handle its communications and stakeholder engagement strategy after a competitive pitch
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Shooting Star PR understands the area, has a proven track record of bringing the public and private sector together and, importantly, possesses the media contacts required to help us become an influential LEP
Ruth Carver from the LEP’s Secretariat