WHO WE ARE

Sandra Chalmers is a professional communicator with extensive experience of broadcasting, media training and the organisation of co-ordinated campaigns.

Sandra was Editor of award-winning BBC Woman''s Hour in the 80s and was subsequently Head of BBC Radio Press, PR & Promotions. She became Director of Communications for worldwide charity Help the Aged and has served on a number of Boards in the voluntary sector. She also presented her own series on independent radio. Sandra has an extensive network of contacts throughout broadcast and print media and is known for her warm and supportive manner.


Nikki Hill has over 20 years communications experience in the not for profit sector. She held senior positions at Help the Aged, Carers UK and CancerBACUP before becoming Director of Communications and Fundraising at IndependentAge. Nikki works with organisations to develop their strategic communications and to increase their profile, influence and impact through innovative and integrated campaigns.


Julia Shipston is a writer and PR professional with extensive experience of the broadcasting and not-for-profit sectors. She was Head of PR for BBC Regional Radio & Television and has since developed media campaigns for national charities. Julia writes and edits a wide range of publications, including conference reports, supporter magazines, press features and web-sites.


Chris Vezey is an experienced radio manager and coach, producer of prestige programmes and live concerts syndicated worldwide through VIP Broadcasting. Previously Head of Programmes at Classic FM with 15 years production at BBC Radio 1 & 2.