Meet The Team
Liz Willingham, formerly Lean, is our leader and MD. She started the business 20 years ago, long before Sandbanks became synonymous with footballers and playboy millionaires. (Funny how we never meet any!) Liz is a maelstrom within a whirlwind inside a hurricane. Her energy is inspiring and she has the best ‘little black book’ of contacts ever.
Lisa B, our second Lisa in the team, is a senior account manager. She loves horses almost as much as she loves her clients. Almost.
Charis is our business development manager. With a 15-year career in journalism and communications, she knows the difference good PR can make, so there’s nothing she loves more than listening to our clients-to-be and coming up with a plan to boost their reputations.
Lovely Lisa is one of our account managers. She’s no ordinary account manager though, she’s a brilliant PR consultant. Eternally jolly, we’ve never seen her frown. The love of Lisa’s life is her beautiful little cockapoo named Badger- we all love him too.
Katie is one of our account managers. She loves being organised, so this job suits her pretty much down to a tee. Katie loves cats. She has two of her own and would have more if her husband would allow it.
Louise is one of our account managers. In 2008 Louise graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from Southampton Solent University and has been working in communications based roles ever since.
We think Louise has biggest smile ever, and the biggest smiley eyes too!
Beth joined the LLPR team in January 2014 and is one of our account managers. She is extremely creative and loves to travel. Beth told us that her favourite things are: yoga, the smell of new books, cooking, the great outdoors and getting lost in big cities.
Alice joined Liz Lean PR at the end of 2014 as account executive with social media focus.
In her spare time sings in a Soul Choir and enjoys the odd Cosmopolitan cocktail with friends.
Jon is one of our Account Executives. He comes to Liz Lean PR with a background in local press and professional photography, and an active interest in politics, being editor of Question Time student edition in 2008, and working for a political party throughout the General Election in 2010.
Shona joined the team at the start of 2015 as PA to Liz and the office manager.
Shona graduated from Winchester University with a degree in BA Journalism last year and has since dedicated time to her blog and walking her pampered pooch Toby, the Maltese.
After a long career in PR and marketing, Sally now uses that experience to provide our clients with a comprehensive ‘crisis management’ service. Carefully structured to meet the individual needs of each business, it ensures our clients won’t get caught out when life doesn’t run as smoothly as it should.
Carol has been with Liz for 13 years. Utterly unflappable – probably because she likes nothing better than snowboarding down a mountain or wakeboarding behind a speedboat in her spare time – Carol is highly respected in the business community. The ultimate PR professional, she makes it all look so easy.