Tim has 25+ years of media and PR consultancy experience, specialising in issues and crisis management and corporate reputation. Spears named him one of country’s top reputation managers.
Tim is well versed in designing internal and external communication strategies to help senior management tackle significant business challenges. Tim has advised on issues such as: product recalls and withdrawals, deliberate contaminations, data breaches, brand attacks by NGOs and activist groups, environmental issues, fraud, leaked documents, redundancies, avian flu, pension fund holes, blackmail, court cases, and mergers and acquisitions.
Tim led and co-ordinated European-wide product recall following Sudan 1. He also advised and trained WorldCom on its response to corporate fraud. He has led crisis response programmes for Bernard Matthews (avian flu), Northern Rock (financial collapse) and the administration of XL airlines on behalf of Kroll. He has instigated crisis preparedness programmes for: ABF Group, adidas, Compass Group, Ford, HSBC, McCormick, Procter & Gamble, Shell and Wrigley.
Tim also has extensive experience running media and presentation training for organisations and individuals, including for: BSkyB, Chevron, Conservative Party MPs, United Biscuits, Intel, HP, Gillette and Andy Murray. He also heads up H+K’s litigation support offer.
Tim’s detailed media knowledge comes from his strong journalistic background. He was a crime correspondent on the Sunday Mirror and worked as a reporter on the Mail on Sunday where he ran the Scottish newsdesk and covered the 1997 General Election. He also freelanced for The Sun, Today and the Evening Standard. He began his career as a sports reporter in the East Midlands.
Tim is a respected public speaker on corporate reputation and has a postgraduate diploma in newspaper journalism along with a degree in economics and politics. He was recently included in PR Week’s Global Power Book.