DO YOU SHOUT ABOUT HOW GOOD YOU ARE?
Helping business owners to grow and thrive through positive media coverage and industry awards recognition
ENHANCING YOUR REPUTATION
PR strategy & delivery
Spend less on advertising and get better results.
Generate new leads that bring in more business.
Feel good about being more visible.
Do you see other business owners in the news and wish you could think of something newsworthy to publicise your own business?
Have you considered entering awards but got lost with all the paperwork?
It’s frustrating when you want to be more visible, but you simply don’t know where to start.
If you want to get your business in front of thousands of potential customers without spending a penny on adverts, or enjoy the awards recognition you deserve, then Write on Time Ltd can help.
As two former journalists turned PR pros, Michelle and Christian have spent decades writing for some of the BIGGEST and BEST newspapers in the country – including The Guardian, The FT, The Telegraph, The Mirror, The Sunday People and The Evening Standard.
They have a proven ability to generate tens of thousands of pounds worth of media coverage with NO advertising spend and, as industry awards writers, they have a four in five success rate for finalist placings.
Whether you’re a FTSE100 company or an innovative start-up with an exciting idea, you’ll be made to feel like the superstar you are!
GET YOUR BUSINESS IN THE NEWSPAPERS, ON TV & THE RADIO
“If I was down to my last dollar, I would spend it on PR” – Bill Gates
OUR CORE SERVICES
What we offer
As former journalists, we think like reporters and uncover genuinely newsworthy stories in your organisation.
COACHING & CONSULTANCY
Personalised PR coaching for business owners who want to increase their visibility and manage their reputation.
AWARD ENTRY WRITING
Expert recommendations on which categories to go for and writing amazing award entries so you don’t have to!
WEBINARS & TOOL KITS
‘How to’ advice for business owners who want to improve their PR and marketing skill-sets.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US
You won’t believe the story I am going to tell you… I got an email from a prospect wanting a meeting to speak about employing an accountant. So we just finished our Zoom meeting and I asked him where he got my details from – and here he holds up the Banbury Guardian with an almost half-page feature on me which was in the 14 May issue. I was totally blown over! Oh yes, and the client is very happy and will probably sign up, which will give me a continual income of £249 per month. Thank you Christian and Michelle, you are the best.
Michelle and Chris spoke at a Bolton MIBA meeting recently. I followed their advice and a week later I had a story published in my local paper. Thank you so much both of you. What can I say? What you’re doing works!
Michelle and Chris were great experts on our recent webinar for our community of salon owners. Full of energy, full of experience and, most importantly, full of ideas which anyone could implement easily and see a positive result from. If you’re considering booking them, just do it. Thanks guys!
I bought the Press Pack with little belief in my writing ability. After speaking to Michelle and Christian further, I wanted to see if I could get published and promote my business.
At my second attempt of sending a press release, I was absolutely shellshocked to be published in the Manchester Evening News! In less than 24 hours, I had five bookings for calls which I am hoping will convert into clients I can help.
I cannot recommend this pack enough. If you are in any doubt, challenge those thoughts and go for it… The proof is in the print!
Trusting Michelle and Christian’s background and fully appreciating their advice, I bought their Pivot Pack. Following their easy-to-use templates and guides, I set about creating a press release which I then sent out to some newspapers and online publications.
Being honest, I wasn’t expecting anything and wondered if it was worth the effort… It totally was! Not only was my story published, but also on the very same day it was sent!
I recommend the Pivot Pack to anyone who wants exposure for their business, but doesn’t know where to start or wants to pay a high price for it.
I had been looking for an affordable option to help me in contacting the press about my business and so purchased the Pivot Pack. It took me a while to get my head around believing anyone might be interested in reading about my business, but I dutifully followed the easy instructions, submitted my press release to my local paper and forgot about it. Imagine my surprise when a week later it was published! Thanks so much to these guys for providing such an excellent resource. I wouldn’t have known where to start and could not have done it without you!
Both Michelle and Christian delivered a really thought-provoking workshop for the Cardinal team in a professional manner; it was clear, precise and engaging. We all came away with some fantastic ideas on how to maximise the impact of our bimonthly brochure and newsletter.
Write on Time’s support and guidance has been invaluable in helping me promote and grow my business. Through their services, I was able to contribute to a leading industry magazine which generated valuable business and further publicity.
Christian is one of the finest copy editors I have ever worked with. His attention to detail is meticulous. He is a very clear communicator and takes a great deal of care to ensure he understands a job brief properly.
MEET OUR TEAM
The people who make it all happen
Creative Ideas Engine
Over the past 20 years, I have generated more than £1m worth of free publicity and written every kind of winning award entry – including an MBE.
Having graduated with First Class Honours in Journalism & Script Writing, I worked for the national press – exposing love rats and scandals in The Mirror, The People, Chat, Take a Break and many more true-life magazines!
Aged 25, I then became Commercial Features Editor for Guardian Series Newspapers – specialising in persuasive copywriting for businesses.
Later, as Public Relations Specialist at an NHS Trust, I recruited Stephen Fry to front our ‘Stamp Out Stigma’ campaign; advised the Board; and empowered patients to share their lived experience of mental health with the media.
Key Skill: Writing kickass press releases and award entries.
Pitching & Proofing King
Aged 25, I broke the record for the youngest ever Press Officer at the FTSE100 company that hired me as an official spokesperson. I wrote press statements for Sky News and the BBC; delivered award-winning PR campaigns; and regularly secured broadcast and print coverage worth six-figure sums in equivalent advertising value.
I originally started out as a Commercial Features Reporter for Guardian Series Newspapers – writing advertorials and lifestyle features – after studying Journalism at LJMU.
Later, I worked as a Publisher for five years at one of the world’s leading non-fiction military history publishing houses in the English language. I took a project management role – proofreading and copy-editing manuscripts to prepare them for publication.
Key Skill: Adding that final touch of class to everything we produce.
I was found wandering on the streets of Rochdale and then transferred to Warrington Cats Protection League. After a method acting performance worthy of Brando, I conned my parents into choosing me at the shelter. Named after a fictional criminal mastermind on Sky TV’s The Blacklist, I now only show affection on my own terms – and mostly when motivated by food!
As Company Secretary, my key responsibilities include making unscheduled appearances on Skype calls; walking across keyboards at inopportune moments; posing for social media; and eating up the company profits in snacks.
In my spare time I like to defend my precious territory; express open hostility to houseguests; and ignore every expensive toy I am gifted.
Key Skill: Mediating when my parents have ‘creative differences’.
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