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 stories that have been featured in 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
Well, both of my stories made it into the local press today!
I’ve simply followed all of the advice – trusting the process devised by Michelle and Christian. I’ve listened to feedback and learned.
Michelle and Christian are great at getting a story out of anyone and then presenting it to the press in a way they can’t resist.
Michelle and Christian were speakers at a networking event, and I have to say that they were some of the best speakers I have had the pleasure of listening to. They were amazing! They both took interest in each and every one of our businesses and took us through step by step of how to get in the press. I highly recommend them both! Thank you for sharing your wisdom.
EasyTots has had the pleasure of working with Michelle and Christian on a number of projects. Award writing is an important thing to get right. We were so happy with how our award entry was put together. Write on Time delivered a compelling, professional and engaging entry, and I’m sure that contributed towards our award success.
Michelle and Christian worked for Duvalay for several years – helping with award entries to gain not only recognition within our own industry, but wider afield amongst the general business community.
They quickly grasped what the core and heartbeat of our family business was and articulated this so well in the entries they submitted. We had a very high success rate. This proved beneficial to us in many ways and was some reward for the hard work we had put in over the years.
I would never be a multi-award-winning entrepreneur without Michelle and Christian. An entrepreneur maybe, but never award-winning.
The application is where the magic happens and where you can absolutely nail it or get it hopelessly wrong – even if you deserve to win. This is because the judges are sifting through so many entries… They are looking out for certain key pieces of information and that’s where taking expert advice on this process comes in.
Michelle and Christian know exactly what judges are looking for in relation to the specific award you are entering; that’s the magic.
They are my secret weapon, which has led me to complete an awards hat trick (the Enterprise Vision Awards 2019, the FSB Awards 2020 and the Single Mums Business Network Awards 2020).
Michelle and Christian 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!
I have not long done an exciting and very informative challenge with the legends Michelle and Christian.
These guys really know their stuff! I used their process and within five days was in the press, which was fabulous for my visibility
If you want an effective step forward in your PR strategy, Christian and Michelle are the perfect way to get moving. They know the journey from pitch to publication and all the places where rookies usually trip up.
They are the most accessible and down-to-earth pairing I’ve ever met in PR. That is part of what makes them so successful at what they do. You know you will be in safe hands!
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 Adoption Centre. 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 Zoom 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’.
NOTICE: In the above photograph, Raymond’s bowtie has been attached to a breakaway collar for safety purposes.
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