Paul Smith Associates
So much more than a PR agency

Experience and expertise

Paul Smith Associates (PSA) is a consultancy that combines experience and expertise from both media (TV, radio, newspapers, magazines and the Internet) and public relations.

National, regional and local media experience

PSA was established in the late 1990s by Paul Smith and his late wife Debbie, two highly talented journalists. Paul's previous career covered national, regional and local media, in high-profile roles that included editor, news editor, features editor, foreign editor and specialist reporter. PSA is supported by a team with proven journalistic backgrounds including national and regional newspapers and magazines, online media, business-to-business newsletters, television and radio.

A network of journalists and photographers

The PSA network of associates includes freelance journalists and photographers with extensive experience of working in the UK and international media. These individuals work with us both on a day-to-day and assignment-by-assignment basis, providing our clients with editorial and images of the very highest quality.

More than just traditional PR services

The skills and experience of its team means PSA can also offer much more than just the traditional PR services. It can also provide support in co-ordinating campaigns, helping clients tender for new business, offering media training and lobbying for changes in the law or government policy.

Our experience in media consultancy

PSA has provided consultancy services to a great number of companies, organisations and individuals, based both within the UK and overseas. These businesses include:

  • Alcon
  • Alpha LSG
  • Arnott Eye Associates
  • Aztec Events
  • Benson Group
  • Big Bang
  • Cashcade
  • Charlton AFC
  • Clearway
  • Compass Supply Solutions
  • Crown Group
  • Dazzle Games
  • De Boer
  • Diamond City Events
  • Farnham Developments
  • Fortesqueue's
  • 4DEX
  • Franklin Andrews
  • Gala Coral
  • GCI India
  • Halton Borough Council
  • Hedsor House
  • Ineos
  • Ireland on Sunday
  • Jackson Lloyd
  • Johnny Murtagh
  • Lakeside Hotel & Country Club
  • LaserVision
  • LCS
  • LSG Sky Chefs
  • Milton Bayer
  • Mirada Medical
  • Nando's
  • Neptunus Structures
  • Opcyon
  • Persides Ltd
  • Pinzgauer
  • Precision Martial Arts
  • RJ Lewis
  • Sanofi
  • SHE Group
  • SKIDZ
  • SOG Ltd
  • Superior Creative
  • Sutton Winson
  • TallTree Pictures
  • The Edible Garden Show
  • Thorns Group
  • Trinity Mirror
  • TRS
  • Widnes Vikings RLC
  • Windsor Eye Clinic
  • Wynnwith Engineering

We are pleased and proud to receive excellent feedback about our PR service from our valued customers. We have had good relationships with individuals, organisations and companies which have lasted for many years and which continue to grow and prosper.

Neptunus

"PSA are a very reliable, dependable and vastly experienced public relations agency who have played a key role in broadening awareness of the Neptunus brand both in the UK and in Europe. They are extremely knowledgeable about the temporary buildings industry, providing valued assistance to us in not only our media exposure within the events and exhibitions sectors but also in obtaining wider coverage for the semi-permanent commercial arm of our business"

April Trasler
Managing Director
Neptunus

Sanofi

"PSA has provided Sanofi with invaluable support and advice on PR and marketing strategy relating to the ongoing regeneration of our Dagenham manufacturing plant. This has covered both internal and external communications where PSA has played an integral part in communicating through press releases, newsletters, flyers and coordinating public meetings. It has also been pivotal in networking with media and key stakeholders on our behalf."

Mark Bass
Land Development & Partnership Leader
Sanofi

SOG Limited

"The main benefits of PSA are built around their flexible and cost-effective approach to PR, their awareness, mounting successful promotional campaigns and brokering services that have resulted in so many high-profile visits to The Heath from the likes of Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Lord Sainsbury, Lord Heseltine, Steven Norris, Nicholas Raynsford, Lord Robert Winston and Alastair Campbell. I am certain no other organisation could have delivered so much, in such a short space of time and so cost effectively. I would recommend PSA to any organisation, large or small."

John Lewis
Managing Director
SOG Limited

Windsor Eye Clinic

"PSA proved invaluable in our PR campaign as well as efficiently producing newsletters which helped to improve our brand standing in the region. The team at PSA have been outstandingly helpful and take the time to understand the clients' requirements. We are happy to recommend their services."

Sundeep Kheterpal
Medical Director
Windsor Eye Clinic

Thorns Group

"I've been highly impressed with the team at PSA who have planned our media strategy and helped to dramatically enhance the profile of our company."

Graham Langley-Jones
Managing Director
Thorns Group

Jane McDonald

"I have been delighted working with Paul Smith Associates. They are polite, efficient and get the job done. I would not hesitate to work with them again in the future."

Jane McDonald
Singer and entertainer

Lufthansa LSG

"We have been very pleased to work with Paul Smith and his dedicated team over many years, as we have got to know them as very professional and reliable partners. In times of crisis, they have always been of great help to us and it is certainly thanks to them that our company profile has improved tremendously in the media. We are very much looking forward to continuing this fruitful partnership in the future."

Josefine Corsten
Senior Global Vice President Corporate Communications
Lufthansa LSG Sky Chefs

Hedsor House

"Hedsor House first engaged PSA in 2012 to ensure Hedsor capitalised on the PR generated by the launch of the multi-million pound film Quartet which was filmed at Hedsor in 2011 and released to critical acclaim in January 2013. We were delighted by the range and value of the coverage secured by PSA throughout 2013 and even more thrilled when together we won two major awards for PR in the Meeting Industry Marketing Awards. We have continued to retain PSA who regularly secure excellent coverage in printed media, radio and event television."

Eddie Hoare
Hedsor House

Alcon Laboratories

"I have found the service offered by Paul Smith Associates to be professional and innovative and I am delighted with the results."

Stephen Carder
Managing Director
Alcon Laboratories