Georgette Mulheir, CEO of Lumos, JK Rowling’s children’s charity
“Miriam has provided support to Lumos’ communications, PR and publications for four years now. She is a superlative professional in every respect. Whether you need advice on long-term communications strategy, a press release written quickly to respond to a sensitive issue or new opportunity, media training for spokespeople or written work of the highest quality, Miriam is your woman. Miriam has been extraordinarily responsive in time of need and has produced highly polished materials in record time. She is the best editor I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I could not recommend her more highly”.
“At Cheltenham College we’ve been working with Miriam for several years now, both in her capacity as a very talented specialist PR advisor, and also as an inspirational and expert media trainer. On both counts we’ve never been anything but delighted with her work for us and the fact that we now go back to Miriam without hesitation any time we think we might benefit from her very calm and considered guidance speaks volumes. Miriam has been a great ‘find’ for us.”
"Miriam is a highly skilled professional who combines a personal and engaging approach with the ability to grasp issues extremely quickly and suggest realistic and insightful solutions. Her expertise in helping organisations frame and communicate key messages is especially helpful; working with her enabled us to move beyond responding to immediate events and to focus on what we really wanted to say. Working with Miriam was an extremely helpful experience and I would certainly recommend her to any other organisation who are seeking to adopt a strategic approach to their communications and media response.
"We are delighted we have brought Miriam on board to advise us on how to handle media enquiries and to guide us on appropriate and effective PR strategies. We really feel she has understood the needs of our business and translated these into an efficient and focused plan that is helping us to grow. Our company profile has risen and diversified due to the well placed media exposure Miriam has arranged on our behalf and in turn our client base has increased.
"One of the crucial things for us has been how easy it is to contact Miriam, discuss and implement ideas promptly when a swift response has been needed. Her media training has given us the confidence to deal with interviews more effectively and to view them as opportunities."
"Some 5 years ago a friend recommended to me the services of Miriam Rich to look after all PR and crisis media work relating to a company specialising in looking after vulnerable children and adolescents - a particularly high risk sector. From the beginning, Miriam brought a strong sense of calm and expertise combined with real sensitivity and empathy for our work, our aspirations and our concerns. She has worked with us on numerous PR projects, has achieved coverage for us in national papers as well as on TV. In times of crisis and worry her response has always been prompt and her steer through troubled waters invaluable. She has throughout been a perfect guide, sounding board and critical friend to the business.
"Miriam is my go-to communications person for my start-up/SME investments. She brings sage and impactful advice. She has been invaluable in adding strength to the pitch team at high-level meetings with demanding clients. We have worked together for many years and presented to senior individuals working in Law Enforcement in which milieu she is obviously respected. She has an uncanny ability to see through complex issues and to work at both strategic and tactical levels with impressive results. A wise head!"
"Miriam is a fantastic person to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending her to you. The results speak for themselves. With a very tight PR budget for my e-business start-up she has achieved unbelievable results; within 6 months achieving local, specialist and national media coverage. She is not only exceptionally bright but just a great person to have on your team. She provides that magical mixture of enthusiasm and professionalism and is very determined, conscientious and a great writer."
"I engaged Miriam to provide media training for me in my role as PR Governor for a primary school and also for our headteacher. We needed her help to provide us with skills and information to develop effective relations with the media and handle contacts from the press. Miriam is a true expert in her field - knowledgeable, experienced and wise. She has a limitless supply of creative solutions to media problems and she manages to combine total professionalism with warmth and approachability. Not only is she a safe pair of hands in all things media and PR related, she is a huge asset to any business in her ability to provide solutions and watertight processes for non experts to work within. I recommend her without hesitation and would work with her again and again.
"I’ve worked with Miriam in her various roles over many years and have always found her a delight to deal with. She understands what I need and does her best to provide it, whether it’s video, stills, an interview, information or, simply, advice and background briefing."
John Champion, Bursar, Cheltenham College
Christa Echtle, Chairman for Private Equity companies
Dr Joe Sullivan, Director of Behavioural Analysis and Forensic Psychology,
Mentor Forensic Services Ltd
Cary Zitcer, investor in security technology businesses.
Colin Perkins, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Diocese of Chichester
Robert Grabiner, Founder and Director, MyTutor
Helena Sharpstone, Director at Sharpstone Skinner
With sincere thanks to our clients for their generous feedback and continued support.
Helena Sharpstone, Director at Sharpstone Skinner
Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent, Sky News