Michelle set up Purple Pitch Communications in February 2018 after taking the terrifying step to leave secure full time employment as a Head of Communications and step out on her own.
Having worked in public relations and communications for over 20 years, Michelle has worked in both the public and private sector, with the last decade spent advising C-level executives and Senior Police Officer.
Michelle has held Head of Communications positions for Thames Valley Police where she headed up a 30 strong communications department and Network Rail as Head of Communications for the multi-million-pound Thameslink programme and the South East Route.
Since starting Purple Pitch Communications, Michelle has grown the business from a single client to having multiple clients in multiple sectors with a focus on policing, cyber security and travel and tourism.
Michelle has extensive experience developing communications strategies to help organisations meet their business objectives. She has managed complex crisis communications at a national level, led multi-agency responses to major incidents, managed media relations and briefings, drafted content and copy for every medium you can think of and has a passion for driving digital engagement through effective social media and marketing.
During her career, Michelle has worked in a variety of industries including leisure and tourism, sport, local authority, transport, infrastructure, emergency services, gaming, regulation and food and drink.