What people say

Will Coleman (Artistic Director, Man Engine):

“Cornwall Council are losing yet another of their star performers… a person of your talents and experience will have no problem soaring to new heights.”

Trevor Doughty (Strategic Director for Children, Families and Adults, Cornwall Council):

“In my nearly 40 years in working in local government Patricia is the best press officer I have worked with.  She is diligent, knowledgeable and loyal. She will produce quality work at pace and has excellent judgement in dealing with the media and very good relationships and contacts with the media.  She is a very experienced communications professional.  I have a very high regard for Patricia and she will be an irreplaceable loss to the Council.”

Kevin Lavery (Chief Executive, City of Wellington Council, former Chief Executive, Cornwall Council):  “You will be a big loss to Cornwall Council and it just won’t be the same without you.”

Paul Hamill (Programme Manager, Improvement Team, Communications & Strategy, Cornwall Council):  “You have always been the most professional and dedicated council employee and protector of the council’s reputation I have come across.”

Simon Hall (former BBC Spotlight TV Correspondent):  “You were a wonderful press officer to work with.  Always very understanding and helpful. You will be missed.”

Sarah McBride (Head of Service, Commissioning, Performance and Improvement, Adult Care & Support, Cornwall Council):  “You were an absolute joy to work with.”

Kim Carey (former Head of Adult Social Care, Cornwall Council): “ You are very well known and respected in Cornwall.  I have worked in a few places now and haven’t met anyone who comes near you in terms of talent.”

Jan Woodhouse (St Ives School): “My very best wishes for your new opportunities. Your skills and expertise will be greatly missed by schools and the Council and you have been a huge support to me.”