Thanks again for a fantastic job with the PR this year. Having worked with a number of PR companies in the North, I can safely say I'm glad we spend our money with you. It's been said by some journalists too. You have many fans out there. Steve Messam, Fred Art Festival

Paul Gardner

Paul Gardner is the managing director of Osprey Communications and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in PR, communications strategy and planning, crisis management, film production, media engagement and training.

Paul was a senior broadcast journalist at the BBC for 14 years, making films on national news programmes, Newsnight and regional news. Latterly, he was a Deputy Editor of programmes on BBC1, working closely with John Humphrys. He was also a senior adviser to Kenneth Clarke, when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer, and wrote speeches and articles for the Prime Minister and other senior government ministers. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, has an MBA and is currently studying part-time for a PhD in Chinese politics and media. 

Paul has led on communications projects for a range of clients including the NHS, GSK, the Environment Agency, the British Medical Association and the West Cumbria Managing Radioactive Waste Safely Partnership.