Innovate

About Us

Based in the South-East of England, we are creative communications and engagement specialists with a multitude of skills to support the success of your business or cause.

Beverley Thompson

Beverley is a hugely experienced broadcast journalist and presenter. She started her career in newspapers before moving to the BBC where a twenty year career including working for BBC Breakfast, BBC World TV, Radio 4 Women’s hour and regional television. She has a reputation for making a positive impact particularly through her work with corporate films and media training. Beverley has extensive knowledge of tv and radio, hosting and presenting at events and scripting and voice overs.

 

She is an expert in community engagement – ensuring that businesses get the best out of their charity and local partnerships. Beverley is a member of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility  and Sustainability (ICRS), Institute of Fundraising (IoF), Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the National Union of Journalists (NUJ).

 

In her spare time she can be found at the stables with the love of her life – Guinness – a 16.2 horse! Whoa!!!

Peter Lindsey

Peter spent more than 20 years as editor of regional newspapers throughout the south east. He then turned his attentions to PR and crisis communications. His clients included: Hastings Direct, Lion Hotels, Eastbourne Pier, local schools,  academies, charities and high profile community projects.

 

Passionate about giving back to journalism, Peter devoted five years to training journalists at local colleges and universities. He has most recently worked  for a major media group in both print and online.

 

Away from the office Peter is chairman of a multi academy trust in Sussex and as a stickler for fair play he is frequently to be found dishing out red cards on a soccer pitch…C’mon Ref!

Beverley Thompson and Peter Lindsey from Ignite PR & Engagement
Beverley on Peter

Pete has a nose for a good story and when he gets it - he doesn't stop until he has achieved maximum coverage - resulting in real measurable impacts for our clients. Specialising in business stories - our former news editor knows exactly what the media require to get positive publicity for your team.

Peter on Beverley

Bev is an ideas person - she is passionate about people and their stories. With more than twenty years experience in broadcast journalism and community engagement - she knows how to get the attention of key media outlets. With her connections to numerous charities - she makes a real difference.