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.”

Adam Birchall ( Head of Head of Sustainable Development, Cornwall Council ) We have worked closely with Trisha on a number of projects over the last three years.  These have included a variety of Council or community led projects in towns across Cornwall.  Trisha has worked very effectively with stakeholders, elected members, community leaders and user groups at all levels.  Her skills have been critical in building trust and confidence, whilst helping to instil a culture of honesty and integrity in the teams she works with.  Trisha actively seeks out people and groups who may feel left out of normal communications, and ensures they have an opportunity to be heard – whilst also making sure that different views, voices and approaches are kept in balance.  Trisha has consistently demonstrated her ability to work in a wide variety of team settings, with a range of different consultants from diverse professional backgrounds.”

Les Allen (former Client Programme Director for Langarth Garden Village  and Managing Director L&L Diverse Solutions Limited) “Trisha has directly supported the Langarth Garden Village project for the last three years, co-ordinating all of our communications and stakeholder engagement for the delivery of what will become the 7th largest town in Cornwall. Her product and support is exceptional. Trisha’s approach, connections and width of capability is everything that we expected and more. Her political nous, public awareness and ability to navigate difficult situations quickly made her a pivotal member of a large, dynamic team.”

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. ”

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.”

Nigel Horwell (Project Manager for Looe Flood Defence and Regeneration Scheme) Trisha is good at making complicated information accessible to a wider audience. She understands how people tick and is savvy in using the right medium (i.e. video, print, photo) to get the message across. We wouldn’t be where we are on the project without her help.