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Press Dispensary - the team

Meet some of our senior team.

Greg Bourne - Founder
Greg has more than 20 years’ experience working with some of the UK’s biggest businesses, in sectors ranging from telecoms and financial services to new media, entertainment and lifestyle. With a background in project management and product development, during recent years Greg has developed particular expertise in PR and corporate communications. He founded Press Dispensary after recognising that SMEs seeking to make media announcements required an alternative to full service PR agencies.

As well as running Press Dispensary’s distribution services, Greg formed an adventure sports company that launched in India during 2006 and subsequently in Italy during 2008, importing leading brands of kayaks, kiteboards and powerkites. Greg is director of marketing at Press Dispensary.

Rob Shepherd - CEO
CEO Rob has more 25 years of experience in corporate communications, having worked on major projects for a wide range of blue chip clients including British Gas, BT, Dixons, Land Rover, M&S, Tesco, Ford, Vauxhall, Virgin and most of the UK's high street banks, winning awards in the UK and US in the late 90s and early 00s for his work. He is also a published and broadcast fiction and comedy writer.

His particular responsibilities at Press Dispensary include editorial and technical development.

Rob also co-runs the press and PR social network, UKPress, with fellow director Jo Chipchase and the editor of TechRadar, Paul Douglas.

Jo Chipchase - Financial and editorial director
After working in a major London-based PR agency from 1995-7, Jo set up her own company, Can-U-Hack-It Ltd, to provide editorial and new media services to clients ranging from corporates to SMEs.

Prior to Press Dispensary, Jo also worked extensively as a freelance journalist, writing for publications including the Daily Telegraph, Create Online, the Surrey Mirror, Real magazine, .net, Internet Works, Practical Photography and several Brighton publications. Jo also contributed a guest chapter to the first edition of the Public Relations Handbook, published by Routledge.

In addition to her role as Press Dispensary's financial and editorial director, Jo co-runs the press and PR social network UKPress and has a strong network of press and PR contacts.

Trevor Burton - Writer
Trevor Burton is a freelance copywriter based in Norwich, where he was born in 1963. After completing a degree in English Language and Literature at Newcastle University he joined Norfolk-based Eastern Counties Newspapers Group (now Archant) as a trainee journalist in 1987.

After working as a news reporter at the company's Lowestoft and Beccles offices he became a sports reporter based in King's Lynn in 1990. Then, in 1992, he was appointed football writer for the Norwich-based Evening News - realising a lifetime's ambition by being paid for the joy of watching Norwich City FC finish third in the Premier League.

From 1993-1999 he filled a similar role for the company's flagship daily paper, the Eastern Daily Press, before a change of direction saw him become a reporter and sub-editor on the EDP's business desk from 1999-2002.

Trevor has worked as a freelance copywriter since July 2002, and in addition to Press Dispensary his clients include Norwich City FC, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, and the Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich. He is also to be seen regularly on stage at the Maddermarket, where he has taken many leading roles in musicals and plays including 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum', 'Betrayal', 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof', and 'Charley's Aunt'.

Tabitha Cunniffe - PR account management & writing
Tabitha is a PR professional with more than 10 years' experience in the public sector and with NGOs including Amnesty International, the NSPCC and Sight Savers International. Her expertise spans reputation management, public affairs, copywriting and media relations, for audiences ranging from MPs and celebrities to government departments.

Tabitha was media & PR manager at the Electoral Commission for four years, where she was responsible for corporate PR strategy, event management and running the press office. She has worked on large-scale public information campaigns and has been a spokesperson on regional, national and international TV and radio.

 
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