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About HomeGrown PR

HomeGrown PR

HomeGrown provides PR training and consultancy for startup and scaling businesses.

Tapping into talent, ambition and potential, HomeGrown works with you and your team to nurture the skilled, strategic communicators you need in your business long-term.

You get the dual benefit of a leading agency adviser coupled with a loyal in-house specialist. Not only is it affordable but the unique business model is an even greater value add.

Meet HomeGrown; Your PR strategy, talent and business partner.

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Services

DIY PR

Helping startups to take their first steps in PR

Hybrid PR

Grow you own Senior PR Manager via a 12-month training programme

freelance pr

Adhoc project work based on strategic counsel and data driven insights

“Donna and her team have the rare combination of strategy and execution in PR that drove significant awareness and value to our company as we launched in EMEA. She gave us insight, feedback and direction on how best to plan our PR efforts and coordinate across multiple teams. Donna is also a great Human.”

- Dan Lowden, CMO HUMAN Security

“I first met Donna during my placement year in agency. Donna contributed heavily to my understanding of the PR world by scheduling regular training sessions with me that covered everything from client presentations, pitch emails and press releases, and how to identify comment opportunities for our clients. Her help during this time was crucial to building my confidence and understanding of the PR sector”

- Rachel Bennett, Junior Exec

“Donna was my first line manager and my first introduction into the world of PR - Her pride in teaching the next generation of PRs was always clear to see and I learned a huge amount from her. I left traditional PR to join a Strategic Comms Consultancy, and the skills Donna taught me continue to carry me through my career to date.”

- Alice Humphreys, Junior Exec

“Donna ran the team that supported me for EMEA and APAC Analyst Relations at Rackspace. She coached and guided her team well to make the shift of tone needed for dealing with professionally sceptical analysts. She was always very reliable, so I had no hesitation in entrusting her with highly visible activities such as C-level briefings. An overall strong team lead for Comms!”

- Simon Abrahams, Product Marketing Director, SolarWinds

 

“Donna’s expertise in the field is invaluable. She developed my skills across all aspects of PR, with her warm, compassionate and engaging manner. She is a great leader and role model.”

- Will Booth, Junior Exec

 

“Donna’s industry knowledge, engaging manner and style of mentoring really helped me in the early years of my PR career; she taught me how to run a press office and launch successful campaigns. She’s kind, understanding and a great leader.”

- Hannah Shields, Junior Exec

 

"I couldn’t have been more grateful to have Donna as my line-manager back when I was working in PR. Not only was she guiding me to enhance my skills but she also helped me to gain more confidence in my role and strengths as I was constantly underestimating myself. She was the mentor I needed back then and her support and guidance led me to a senior role promotion."

- Ena Cosic, Junior Exec

“Working with HomeGrown was our first introduction to PR. We wanted to see if PR could work for us and whether we should consider making it part of our long-term strategy. We liked the idea of the Hybrid model but wanted reassurance before committing to the programme so agreed on a short-term project to see if HomeGrown was compatible with Dolphin. We were really pleased with the results of the initial project and are now considering how to launch the next phase of our PR journey.”

- Simon Kitchen, Marketing Manager, Dolphin Compter Access

Not sure what will work for you?

Let’s talk through your goals, whether you’ve tried any PR before and which of our models will best fit your aims and budget.

At the end of our call, you’ll have everything you need to decide if you’d like to work together or if you’d prefer to give things a go on your own, pointers to help you on your way!

PR Services

DIY PR

Helping startups to take their first steps in PR

Hybrid PR

An affordable approach to PR that grows talent into trusted PR managers

freelance PR

Adhoc project work based on strategic counsel and data driven insights