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Jess Childs

By Beth Rees

Jess has worked with organisations in all sectors, and of all sizes, within an agency environment for most of her working life. It all started when the sports editor at the local newspaper where she worked went into labour a week earlier than planned, and Jess was swiftly moved from the advertising department and into the newsroom. Her interest in re-writing local cricket reports soon peaked, however, and Jess quickly moved into writing for news and through three regional newsrooms, before turning her hand to PR.

Since then, she has supported numerous corporate, public and third sector organisations in getting their message across to those who need to hear it. Clients past and present range from Principality Building Society to Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice, the Welsh Government to Green Man festival, Wales’ Commissioner for Employment and Skills to global recruiter Acorn by Synergie, and more. Her most well-known client so far (and possibly of all time) has to be Queen Elizabeth II, however, when Jess became involved in publicising the Mid Wales stretch of her Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK.

As Head of PR at Front Door, Jess draws on all that she has learned in devising, creating, managing and executing a wide range of campaigns through experiences like these to lead the team on all things PR-related, from both a creative and operational point of view. Outside of work, she is also the published author of two picture books – Ivy and the Rock and Ivy and the Mole – and spends the rest of her time either walking her dog Walt or driving two small children from one afterschool club to another.