Perris-Myatt brings together the skills and (considerable!) experience of Sarah Perris and Merryn Myatt. Sarah as a former Worldwide Communications Director for Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars, and Merryn as a former BBC newsreader and journalist.
We help individuals and organisations from grass-roots to global to build their brands and to enhance their reputation by communicating more productively with internal and external audiences. We specialise in training people in the art of dealing with journalists – particularly in a crisis. All our work is bespoke, we don’t have off-the-shelf training courses. Whether we are delivering crisis management, positive media relations, personal impact, presentation training or building your personal confidence:
- We tell it like it is
- We don’t do bullshit
- We give honest advice at reasonable cost
- We make it fun!
Sarah is one of the UK’s most successful corporate communications strategists with a wealth of experience in managing a variety of crises.
After working for many years in the tough automotive industry around the world (including a decade with Ford Motor Company) she became Worldwide Communications Director for Bentley Motors, where she was a key member of the team responsible for global brand development; a team that turned around the fortunes of the Bentley brand.
An innovative and resourceful press and communications specialist, Sarah’s sympathetic blend of skills and constructive encouragement has supported organisations from global to grassroots (and individuals from shop floor to boardroom) to communicate effectively and productively.
In her personal life, her priorities are her rugby-playing twin daughters and her various volunteer roles: Sarah is the North West Ambassador and Presenter for Women on Boards, a Pupil Mentor for Brine Leas and Malbank Secondary Schools and a Trustee for the Twins and Multiple Birth Association (TAMBA) and The Eifion Trust among other voluntary and fund-raising roles. She did not enjoy this year's men's Rugby Six Nations, but at least the women performed far more effectively!
Merryn is an experienced journalist and broadcaster who has previously worked with the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.
After a career at the top of journalism and broadcasting, Merryn is exceptionally well qualified to advise clients on the challenging relationship between the media and businesses or public organisations: minimising the risks and maximising the considerable rewards of engaging with journalists. As a TV presenter and newsreader, she knows all the tricks of the trade behind confident and compelling presentations.
After leaving university with a degree in English, she trained as a newspaper reporter before moving into radio where her credits include presenting BBC Radio 4’s flagship programmes 'Woman’s Hour' and 'You & Yours'. Merryn's television career as a presenter and newsreader began with ITV, followed by a decade with the BBC, as well as stints with Channel 4 and The Money Channel, where she presented 'Buy, Sell & Hold' and 'Business Matters'.
Since teaming up with Sarah to form Perris-Myatt in 2005, Merryn has created and delivered bespoke training across a wide range of communications skills for clients from grass-roots to global, in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
Introducing our new colleague (but old friend!) Claire Gillman. Claire was a successful freelance journalist writing extensively for The Times, The Guardian and other national newspapers and magazines. She is now a published author with 25 fiction and non-fiction titles to her credit.
George Eaton is hugely experienced cameraman and videographer who has been a member of our team for nearly ten years, supervising our nationwide pool of video technicians. He has worked for the BBC, England Rugby and a variety of public and commercial organisations.
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