WHO WE ARE


It’s the people who make Papillon. We have a great mix of personalities and expertise ready to breathe life into your PR campaigns and help you to build your reputation.

    WHO WE ARE


    It’s the people who make Papillon. We have a great mix of personalities and expertise ready to breathe life into your PR campaigns and help you to build your reputation.


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      Katie Whirledge – founder/director




      Katie founded Papillon at her kitchen table in 2010, following 20 years’ experience as a journalist, advertising executive, copywriter and PR consultant. She’s seen and (almost!) done it all, and now divides her time between the cosmopolitan Walton-on-Trent and London (where she’s on first name terms with everyone at the restaurants in Euston Station). Clients love Katie because she's commercial, confident and entirely entertaining. We love her because she’s always buying us lunch from The Swan.





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      Jonathan Boddy – crisis and media communications partner




      Jonathan is our crisis guru, a veteran who in the past 20 years has managed every scenario you could possibly imagine. As a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), Jonathan is reassuringly calm is a crisis but does a great job emulating Jeremy Paxman during media training sessions. 




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      Sarah Murray – communications director




      Sarah is our communications director, overseeing the entire Papillon portfolio. Her time working with multi-national brands, independent retailers and in-house at a national childcare provider has taught her to be calm, cool and collected, combining a relentless focus on business objectives with sparks of creative genius. She also knows more about the private lives of celebrities than the rest of us combined.





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      Rebecca Cousins – account director




      With a background working with the public sector, Rebecca has serious expertise in the care, education and housing sectors. Never one for the quiet life, in her spare time she serves as the social media and marketing board member for the Midlands branch of Women in Social Housing. She has the enthusiasm, imagination and spreadsheets to get your campaigns well across the line. Rebecca is obsessive about two things: good grammar and colour coordinating her outfits.



       


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      Matthew Dunkling – account manager




      An up-and-coming talent with a background in a huge range of sectors, he supports on the care and education team with his love of writing and digital acumen. He’s made himself essential both as a creative ideas man and as the only one who can work the screen in our boardroom.




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      Chloe Hardy – account executive




      Chloe may well be the shortest member of the team (standing proudly 4ft 10 inches) but she makes up for it with an effective combination of a loud voice and towering heels. Chloe’s brilliance lies in her ability to befriend everyone she speaks to, and asides from her hard work, dedication and enthusiasm, we will always be indebted to her for introducing us to the chicken nugget salad.




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      Sarah Allen – office manager




      In an office full of PR creatives, we need at least one person to keep us in line. In addition to taking care of the admin and keeping the office running smoothly, Sarah is also our first aider, fire chief, parking attendant, therapist, taxi driver, tea maker, cleaner, diary enforcer and getter of milk. Needless to say, we wouldn’t last long without her.




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      Amanda Knight – business director




      Shrewd. Sharp. Scottish. Amanda is our business director, who’s been working behind the scenes at Papillon since our inception. Her capable hands not only ensure the budgets are balanced and the bills are paid, but her background as a businesswoman and marketing consultant helps to direct the future of Papillon.