Testimonials

Don’t just take my word for it! Below is a selection of testimonials from previous employers and colleagues, existing clients and journalists.

Simon Berry was the Chairman of Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine Merchants where I worked as PR Manager for more than a decade. We worked very closely together throughout this time on news stories, media events, radio programmes and television appearances including a documentary on BB&R – Wine: The Firm.

Jancis Robinson MW is the world’s most famous wine critic. Despite being extremely busy Jancis always attended the many press tastings I hosted for Berry Bros. & Rudd and still makes time to taste wines from my clients today.

John Campbell and I worked together at The Vineyard Hotel to raise his profile as one of the UK’s top chefs. Whilst at The Vineyard he gained two Michelin stars and now owns his own restaurant which was awarded a star in its first year.

Bernadette Knight is the Chief Marketing Officer of Champagne Armand de Brignac. We initially worked on a project to launch the brand’s Blanc de Noirs cuvée in Autumn 2015 and I have been working with her on a retainer basis since January 2016. From product launches, press trips to Champagne and media tastings, lunches and dinners in London Bernadette recently told me she is thrilled with the work I have done to transform the brand in the UK and that she sees me as an extension of her team.

Simon Berry

“In the decade Vicky spent at Berry Bros. & Rudd, she redefined our approach to PR. She combines meticulous efficiency with charm, which is a rare combination. She also has a journalist’s use of language and an eye for the perfect story. I am delighted that her talents will now be available to a wider audience.”

Simon BerryChairman Berry Bros. & Rudd
Bernadette Knight

“Vicky was a fantastic partner to us on a new product release project. She intuitively knew what needed to be done and ensured all the significant, as well as small details, were covered. We would recommend her highly.”

Bernadette KnightChief Marketing Officer, Champagne Armand de Brignac
Jane MacQuitty

“From her cheery, ‘Hello, can I help you?’ to her detailed, prompt responses to all manner of wine and spirit enquiries, Vicky is one of the wine trade’s most capable, organised and charming PRs. The wine world is lucky to have her.”

Jane MacQuittyThe Times Wine Critic
Andrew McKenzie

“Victoria did a very good job for us during her time with The Vineyard Group. During my 17 years with The Vineyard Group we have enjoyed PR support both internally and externally and Victoria was our PR manager between 2000 and 2004.

Within this period we produced more positive PR articles then at any other time in our group’s history. When she decided to leave the company for Berry Brothers it was definitely our loss and their gain!”

Andrew McKenzieManaging DirectorThe Vineyard Group
Jancis Robinson  MW

“For all the years I’ve known her, Vicky has offered us all a most unusual combination of efficiency and good humour.”

Jancis Robinson MWFinancial Times Jancis Robinson
Catherine Whittle

“Still to this day, I vividly recall interviewing Vicky for the role of PR & Marketing Manager at The Vineyard at Stockcross (back in 2002). Her vibrant personality, natural interest and curiosity in people and in learning about new products combined with her understanding that PR is not just about generating press coverage, it is ultimately about creating a sales opportunity, I knew then that she was the right person for the job and that she was destined for an exciting career.

Almost 5 years later, as a result of her hard work, commitment and expertise in writing eye catching press releases and dynamic copy and in developing excellent relationships with food and wine critics, the national and trade press, she contributed to putting the then relatively unknown The Vineyard Hotel on to the national gastronomic map and launched Michelin starred Chef John Campbell’s career and cookery book. During her time with us, The Vineyard achieved an unprecedented amount of press coverage.

I have watched with pride over the past 10 years Vicky gain even more success with the iconic Berry Bros. & Rudd and earlier this year encouraged her to set up her own business by recommending her services to her first client as a freelance PR consultant. Her pitch against four other PR Agencies was by far the best and I know as Major PR she will achieve yet greater things for her future clients.”

Catherine WhittleOwner / DirectorSpa Partners
John Campbell

“I had the pleasure of working with Vicky when at the Vineyard and both worked on a number of incentives to create a PR strategy for the property. This included a book launch in London, international wine dinners, guest chef appearances. Vicky’s knowledge and understanding of the media, was invaluable at this busy time.

Her enthusiasm and professionalism for her work along with her intuition for many diverse incentives meant that I knew this was in safe hands. When you are based out of London, being able to rely on someone with a network in London to promote and maintain media interest is essential.”

John CampbellChef ProprietorThe Woodspeen Restaurant
Victoria Moore

“Vicky is such a joy to work with – impossibly efficient as well as reliable and good-natured. Someone who always goes the extra mile.”

Victoria MooreWine Correspondent, The Daily TelegraphHow To Drink