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 and marketing 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 Leicestershire. Clients love Katie because she's commercial, confident and entirely entertaining. We love her because she’s always buying us lunch and telling us all about her adventures.




       

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      Jonathan Boddy – Crisis 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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      Andrea Williams - Account Director




      Andrea is a consummate wordsmith and creative with many years of experience in the PR, marketing and design field. She likes to find the story in everything, fully understand the target audience and deliver what’s required – all with a bit of magic and common sense thrown in. She also has the tidiest workspace EVER, is a fervent stalker of bookshops the world over, and lover of dogs, her grown up kids and anything artisan or quirky, not necessarily in that order.


       

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      Joanne Mallaber - Account Manager




      Jo brings a wealth of storytelling experience from radio and TV drama and a plethora of knowledge and skills from education, independent businesses, charities, and PR. She is always keen to understand the beating hearts of our clients and to amplify creatively the essence of what they do and the successes they achieve. We’re thrilled that Jo’s move to the Midlands with her family allows us to spend more valuable time together when we’re not out and about visiting our clients. As a keen cross-fitter and runner, Jo keeps us all informed of the local fitness hubs and picturesque running routes!


       

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      Cheryl Morris - Account Manager




      Cheryl worked as a journalist for over 15 years and her passion is helping businesses to tell their story whether it is through their website wording, newsletters, case studies or brochures. She is an expert in tailoring key messages and stories for relevant regional, broadcast and national press to create further brand awareness and change the narrative.
      Outside of Papillon, she is the Director of her own PR company Creative Word PR and a mum. She provides us with expert insight and a fresh perspective on key campaigns.



       


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      Jessica Daniel - Graduate Account Executive




      Our graduate, Jess, joins Papillon after receiving a First Class Honours in Education from Newcastle University before embarking on her journey to Cambridge in September 2024 to study her PGCE Primary and obtain her Masters in Education. Eager to apply her academic knowledge to the realm of PR, Jess is passionate about storytelling and its impact and is earnest in her pursuit of getting things spot on. Her commitment to our team and our clients is astonishing.

      Outside of her professional pursuits, Jessica has a deep appreciation for all things art, literature and cuisine. Sharing her culinary passions and hosting friends and family is her favourite way to stay connected.



       

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      Karen Cureton – Social Media Partner




      Karen has a strong sales and marketing background with over twenty-five years both in retail and business. Her corporate career was as a Sales Director for a national Housebuilder. She left corporate world in 2008 to set up her Sales and Social Media Consultancy based near East Midlands Airport.

      Karen now offers a range of services which are primarily:
      • Sales Training
      • Twitter, Facebook , Instagram and LinkedIn training
      • Social Media Management
      • Social Media Strategy and planning
      • Social Media Mentor Programme

      She now works with SME’s and on occasion larger companies offering the above services for their teams to build their skills in these areas. She is proud to have a high client retention rate and most of her clients come through referral.




       

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      Alex Cantrill-Jones - Photography / Videography




      Alex is a photographer and videographer with over 10 years of experience and has brought to life an exceptional portfolio of engaging projects within the industry. With an intuitive understanding and gentle approach, Alex works closely with the team and our clients to craft visual narratives that immediately connect with our audiences.

      Outside of Papillon, he is the director of his own visuals company ACJ Media and a very proud Dad.