John Edward Clarke OBE
Chief Executive John Edward Clarke OBE has diverse rounded media, Public Relations and communications experience as a former qualified newspaper journalist, a corporate Public Relations and communications executive for blue chip companies, trade press editor and over two decades managing a successful Public Relations consultancy.
His career track record includes senior PR and communications management roles in the automotive industry as well as at BP headquarters in London. He was head-hunted by leading publisher EMAP as Founding Editor of Fleet News (Truck Edition), sister title of Fleet News, the established fleet cars publication.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Founder Member of the Guild of Public Relations Practitioners, a Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman of the Worshipful Order of Carmen. In January 2005 John was awarded the OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for ‘Services to the community of Coventry’.
Managing Director Celeste Clarke is a former freelance journalist. With a BA (Hons) in Law and History, Celeste started her career in the legal profession before moving into PR, having previously written for trade press magazines.
The transition into PR was an easy one. She has since developed a proven track record working for a diverse client portfolio including Disney, Coutts, Thorn-EMI, Grundig, Thomson, the Heart of England Co-operative Society and a broad range of local and national clients across many sectors. Each client benefits from her excellent media contacts within the national, business, trade and regional media, and her strategic media advice.
She has extensive experience in building brand profile on behalf of her clients at corporate level, in addition to launching and managing national lobbying campaigns, such as Taxiwise, Wake Up and more recently SteerSafe.
Celeste has successfully entered many industry and business awards on behalf of her clients and her most recent successes include a Queens Award, an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and West Midlands Businessman of the Year award.
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