Recently described as one of the top independent Publicists and listed as one of Get The Gloss’s PR experts Claire’s career in PR started over 20 years ago. She is also an associate of the Hoxby Collective. Claire Norrish PR was launched in 2002 as one of the first boutique agencies, and she now divides her time between a small number of premium brands, experts and authors. She says “We love connecting like-minded people and sharing knowledge. We don’t compete with other PR’s, we work with them. Journalists listen to us and know we can pitch a good story or promote a great product. Transparency with both our clients and the press is our philosophy”.
Her career began in PR in the late 1980′s at Caroline Thomas PR managing lifestyle and celebrity accounts. She also spent three years in the music industry in a creative capacity, employed by Sony Music as a Video Commissioner for the Epic and Columbia Labels. Claire also spent five years successfully heading up PR for the Zita West Clinic, books and products. She has successfully engineered publicity for a plethora of clients ranging from classic car events in Surrey to naked yoga retreats in Ibiza. She has also worked on countless book launch events, press days, exhibitions and even festivals (PR campaigns for ‘The Sanctuary’ at Wilderness Festival). Claire has also written several published health and travel articles and spent part of the ‘90’s in Africa on the shores of Lake Malawi, creating, building and running Njaya, a tourist lodge in Malawi which she still co-owns. But that’s another story. You can read a bit more about her in an interview here for Wear & Where
“Claire Norrish understands the press inside and out, presents great, actionable ideas and delivers on her promises. A trustworthy and creative agency” Kate Finnigan – Style Director, Sunday Telegraph Stella
“Working with Claire has been an absolute pleasure. She was receptive to our needs and went above and beyond securing fantastic coverage for our client” Kate Mander – Celebrity Agent, ROAR Global Talent Agency
“Claire has a talent for placing excellent PR across the media and authors love working with her. Highly recommended.’” Susanna Abbott, Publishing Director, Vermilion (an imprint of Ebury Publishing)