Who We Are
We are a small team of communications experts who feel the need to go the extra mile. We are committed and loyal but never a pushover; we will always do our best to get our clients’ understood, respected and considered.
Director and Founder of Emmett & Churchman Ltd and Emmett & Smith Ltd – 27 years in B2B PR – her formative professional years were spent in the Saatchi group working on global consumer advertising brands. Here, she learnt about the principles of persuasive communication from the best practitioners in the world.
Prior to starting her first business in 1994, Lorraine worked across a diverse range of brands from global organisations such as Texaco, Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline), Birds Eye and the Health Education Authority (now Health Education England). Introducing the combined Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination to the UK and achieving 98% uptake in the first twelve months is one of her greatest achievements and seeing it fall from grace due to dishonest PR practices her greatest professional disappointment. In 1994 Lorraine made her move away from her consumer roots and set up her first PR company for tech businesses with the aim to deliver integrated PR that was accountable, effective and thought provoking. The proposition was engaging and the business took flight delivering campaigns for organisations such as AREVA, Alstom, BMT, BII, Cambridge University, Communicaid and Women1st.
In April 2016, Lorraine saw the opportunity to build a business rooted in engineering, science and technology and launched Emmett & Churchman Ltd.
When Lorraine is not working, she prefers to be out on her bike with friends, wild swimming in a lake or if it’s 9am on a Saturday morning, partaking in a Parkrun. A bit of a nester, she‘s happy to make her house a home and loves to discover a new brand of Gin!
“Inspirational, creative and thoughtful. Working with Lorraine since 2002, it’s clear to see why clients value her strategic counsel and ability to think outside the box. She has creative flare that is visionary and a passion for delivering real business outcomes for our clients. There’s not a day that goes by where I’m not inspired by her – a true testament to the successful business woman she is today” – Liz Churchman
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Co-Founder of Emmett & Churchman Ltd, Liz has 15 years’ B2B PR experience under her belt. Starting her career in telecoms giant BT, Liz quickly progressed through the ranks developing a strong ability to communicate effectively with the organisation’s most prestigious customers. Reaching a junction in her career, Liz took the brave step in 2003 to join the PR world recognising her passion for communication and high-quality customer service would be invaluable in an industry that was known for its ‘smoke and mirrors’. Joining Emmett & Smith Ltd, Liz grew into a mature, respected and well liked senior member of the team delivering to target and with clockwork efficiency.
In 2016, having worked with Lorraine for the past 13 years, Liz embraced the opportunity to set up a business with the vision of helping engineers, scientists and technologists to communicate effectively. Liz now plays an integral role in all aspects of running Emmett & Churchman Ltd – without fuss and with a little Scottish charm. She doesn’t give up easily and her tenacity ensures that clients’ achievements, opinions and ideas are heard and respected. Operating as an extension to her clients’ marketing departments, she delivers PR programmes which help them to achieve their commercial objectives. Liz is also responsible for editorial quality control and takes huge pride in the fact that many Editors regard Emmett & Churchman Ltd as a key partner. From Defence to Environment through to Shipping and Mining, Liz has worked across all major industry sectors turning technical and complex into engaging and accessible.
With two small boys and a husband to run around after, Liz doesn’t sit still for long but the odd glass of wine with her friends keeps her sane!
“Honest, hardworking and kind, Liz is a pleasure to work with. She is calm in a crisis, gets through mountains of work and always rises to a challenge. Without arrogance or deceit Liz delivers, delivers and then delivers some more. Unafraid of the complex markets we have chosen to operate in, she is always keen to learn, to challenge and to build relationships.” – Lorraine Emmett
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US
“Lorraine’s USP is her establishment of specific deliverables and achieving those goals and produces superior results for those executives who are willing to take time to be actively engaged.”
KEVIN CORDRAY, PRESIDENT AT RESPONSE GENIUS LLC
“I have worked very closely with Lorraine and her team to develop an integrated PR strategy for our organisation. I cannot recommend her highly enough – she and her team delivered excellent results within budget. She was and is always willing to go the extra mile.”
DECLAN MULKEEN, SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR AT COMMUNICAID