ABOUT

ABOUT

I’m Fiona Taylerson. I set up as a senior freelance communications consultant in 2016 following a successful career at various blue-chip organisations in the UK and USA.

I have more than 17 years of experience (four in the USA) and offer expertise across business-to-business (B2B), business-to-consumer (B2C) and corporate PR, social media and internal communications (see the services I offer here).

My background includes a mix of PR agency experience, a client-side role managing a PR agency at Pernod Ricard UK, providing in-house PR support at A-B InBev in the US and heading up an in-house communications team of eight for the B2B division of Sky.

If you need me to focus on high-level strategy and planning, no problem. Equally, I’m just as happy rolling up my sleeves and getting stuck into day-to-day tasks to deliver what you need.

Sector Specialisms

I specialise in drinks (spirits, wine, beer and champagne) and technology (B2C and B2B across a broad range of tech subsectors).

Qualified

I’ve invested in training and qualifications to deliver strategic advice and expertise you can trust:

Trusted 

Finding the right freelancer, often at short notice, can be a headache. Until someone is ‘tried and tested’ it’s impossible to know whether you’re making the right choice. Reassuringly, my clients consistently come back to me when they need support and recommend me to others. Why? I work to integrate quickly to deliver results and pride myself on providing the type of support you’d expect from a permanent senior hire.

If this sounds like the type of support you’re looking for, please get in touch to chat through how I can help.  

"Fiona gets a job done. It was a pleasure to work with her and I would be happy to do so again in the future."

Fiona Lynch, Head of Sales - Contact Centre, Sky Plc

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2019-10-24T14:28:44+01:00

Fiona Lynch, Head of Sales - Contact Centre, Sky Plc

"Fiona gets a job done. It was a pleasure to work with her and I would be happy to do so again in the future."

"Fiona is great to work with, a real professional and a freelancer focused on generating results. I have worked with her as both a colleague and a freelancer and I could not recommend her strongly enough. Her experience really matters in the world of PR and she is as happy doing the strategy side of things as she is the ground work."

Patrick Venning, Co-Founder, The Brixton Distillery Company

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2019-10-24T12:57:26+01:00

Patrick Venning, Co-Founder, The Brixton Distillery Company

"Fiona is great to work with, a real professional and a freelancer focused on generating results. I have worked with her as both a colleague and a freelancer and I could not recommend her strongly enough. Her experience really matters in the world of PR and she is as happy doing the strategy side of things as she is the ground work."

"I was particularly impressed with Fiona's detailed knowledge of how the media works and her strong relationships with journalists. Fiona goes above and beyond securing opportunities, her ability to consult on a pitch strategy is second to none."

Holly Rees, Account Director (former), Whiteoaks International

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2018-02-18T10:06:43+00:00

Holly Rees, Account Director (former), Whiteoaks International

"I was particularly impressed with Fiona's detailed knowledge of how the media works and her strong relationships with journalists. Fiona goes above and beyond securing opportunities, her ability to consult on a pitch strategy is second to none."

"Fiona's endless energy, amazing focus and red-hot ideas have given our social media a fantastic boost, getting our Facebook page up-and-running and reaching out to other small businesses with her brilliant #StartUpsUnited campaign. All way beyond what we could have expected."

Penny Badowska, Designer & Co-Owner, Flat White Websites

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2018-02-18T10:05:55+00:00

Penny Badowska, Designer & Co-Owner, Flat White Websites

"Fiona's endless energy, amazing focus and red-hot ideas have given our social media a fantastic boost, getting our Facebook page up-and-running and reaching out to other small businesses with her brilliant #StartUpsUnited campaign. All way beyond what we could have expected."

"I highly recommend working with Fiona. A strategic thinker who delivers projects with creativity and precision. Fiona is a leader, a fantastic team player and a motivator of teams."

Aurelie Kane, Communications & Corporate Affairs Director, Pernod Ricard UK

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2019-10-30T22:39:09+00:00

Aurelie Kane, Communications & Corporate Affairs Director, Pernod Ricard UK

"I highly recommend working with Fiona. A strategic thinker who delivers projects with creativity and precision. Fiona is a leader, a fantastic team player and a motivator of teams."

"Fiona is a talented communicator, with exceptional attention to detail, customer relations skills, and ability to focus and deliver on strategic goals. Even more important, Fiona's energetic and charming personality made her a joy to work with. She's calm under pressure and exhibits an innate drive to deliver results on every project."

Brian Eaton, Senior Communications Manager (former), A-B InBev

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2019-10-28T21:22:38+00:00

Brian Eaton, Senior Communications Manager (former), A-B InBev

"Fiona is a talented communicator, with exceptional attention to detail, customer relations skills, and ability to focus and deliver on strategic goals. Even more important, Fiona's energetic and charming personality made her a joy to work with. She's calm under pressure and exhibits an innate drive to deliver results on every project."

"I'm a Master Brewer and was frequently sent out worldwide to media and public events to share a quality message about beer and brewing. Fiona was my rock who set up these interactions with extreme care and diligence. I value her more than words can describe - she is the best!"

George Reisch, Brewmaster (former), A-B InBev

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2019-11-14T21:44:36+00:00

George Reisch, Brewmaster (former), A-B InBev

"I'm a Master Brewer and was frequently sent out worldwide to media and public events to share a quality message about beer and brewing. Fiona was my rock who set up these interactions with extreme care and diligence. I value her more than words can describe - she is the best!"

"Fiona is a fantastic combination of strategic thinker and effective tactician. She is creative, a team player, a hard worker, and knows how to get results. She is a huge asset to any team and she is one of my favourites."

Steve Richardson, Vice President (former), Kupper Parker Communications

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2019-10-24T13:36:42+01:00

Steve Richardson, Vice President (former), Kupper Parker Communications

"Fiona is a fantastic combination of strategic thinker and effective tactician. She is creative, a team player, a hard worker, and knows how to get results. She is a huge asset to any team and she is one of my favourites."

"We have worked with Fiona for the last seven months on a social media campaign she designed and ran for our business and she has been professional, thoughtful, organised and efficient. Equally importantly, she has been patient and calm and has managed to maintain a healthy sense of humour. We would not hesitate to recommend her."

Fred Badowski, CEO, Flat White Websites

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2018-05-17T09:38:19+01:00

Fred Badowski, CEO, Flat White Websites

"We have worked with Fiona for the last seven months on a social media campaign she designed and ran for our business and she has been professional, thoughtful, organised and efficient. Equally importantly, she has been patient and calm and has managed to maintain a healthy sense of humour. We would not hesitate to recommend her."

"Fiona is an extremely skilled Communications expert and someone you really want on your team. She has an outstanding eye for detail and is very results driven, demonstrating strategic vision and creative flair. She can easily manage agencies as well as an immediate team around her and her diplomacy means she is very good at stakeholder management. Highly recommended."

Sarah Shilling, Interim Head of Communications (former), Pernod Ricard UK

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2019-10-24T14:38:26+01:00

Sarah Shilling, Interim Head of Communications (former), Pernod Ricard UK

"Fiona is an extremely skilled Communications expert and someone you really want on your team. She has an outstanding eye for detail and is very results driven, demonstrating strategic vision and creative flair. She can easily manage agencies as well as an immediate team around her and her diplomacy means she is very good at stakeholder management. Highly recommended."

"Fiona has a real flair for PR and an exceptional eye for detail, complemented by her creative approach and fantastic relationships with the trade press."

Mark Makin, Head of New Ventures, Pernod Ricard UK

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2019-10-28T21:13:03+00:00

Mark Makin, Head of New Ventures, Pernod Ricard UK

"Fiona has a real flair for PR and an exceptional eye for detail, complemented by her creative approach and fantastic relationships with the trade press."

"Fiona can spot a good story and understands what the media is looking for. She crafts pitches and comments that not only get the attention of a journalist, but also meet the client's needs to tell their story in an interesting way. Fiona makes it look easy and achieved consistent, fantastic results ... she also helped us break into the US retail media with great success."

Holly Rees, Account Director (former), Whiteoaks International

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2019-08-22T16:17:10+01:00

Holly Rees, Account Director (former), Whiteoaks International

"Fiona can spot a good story and understands what the media is looking for. She crafts pitches and comments that not only get the attention of a journalist, but also meet the client's needs to tell their story in an interesting way. Fiona makes it look easy and achieved consistent, fantastic results ... she also helped us break into the US retail media with great success."
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