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Steve Falla FCIPR
Steve has more than three decades of experience in media circles, the last 20 years working in PR. A former Heart of England Journalist of the Year, he leads Orchard’s PR consultancy team and specialises in issues management and in providing public relations advice to clients in the financial services and professional services sectors. Steve is an executive board member and council member of the national Chartered Institute of Public Relations, a member of the Guernsey IOD committee and a commissioner of the Guernsey Language Commission. He loves to work a room or, failing that, a guitar shop.
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Emma Anderson MCIPR
Consultant & Trainer
One of Orchard’s senior public relations consultants, Emma worked as a journalist in the UK and Australia for nearly 20 years taking in Fleet Street, independent radio and international television news. Emma specialises in professional services communication and also works with Orchard to advise and train Guernsey and Jersey organisations on effective communication skills including media encounters. Good presentation is a vital part of Emma’s media strategy, which goes some way to explain her collection of 65 (and counting) pairs of killer heels.
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Diana Stenner MCIPR
Di is one of Orchard’s senior public relations consultants. A member of the CIPR she gained the majority of her PR experience in the City working for a multinational FTSE 100 company. A local Guernsey girl (with a little Jersey blood) she returned the Channel Islands some ten years ago and has advised PR clients in a diverse range of business sectors. Once given the nickname ‘Sporty Orchard’ by a client, Di manages to juggle her PR career around her other passions; golf and motherhood.
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Brooke Kenyon MCIPR
Brooke has a degree in public relations and is an experienced communications professional. Having spent time in London and Guernsey she has experience across a range of consumer lifestyle brands. Brooke manages Orchard’s most diverse portfolio of public relations clients spanning the finance, beauty and retail sectors. Brooke is a self-confessed magazine addict and a keen runner.
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Chris Chilton MCIPR
Chris is an experienced communications and PR professional and has spent time in London and Guernsey working in the media, public sector and finance industry. Chris has particular expertise in online and social media and is an Accredited Practitioner of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Chris holds a masters degree in film studies and a post-graduate diploma in public relations from the CIPR. A sailing nut, when he is not in the Orchard office you can usually find Chris out on the water around Guernsey and Jersey.
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Harriet Black MCIPR
Senior Account Executive
Harriet (aka Harry) returned home to Guernsey after four years of studying and working in South Wales to continue her PR career as an account executive with Orchard. Harry has a degree in media and public relations from Swansea University and has completed the CIPR diploma in public relations. Harry is a member of the CIPR Channel Islands’ Committee. She also likes to indulge in a little retail therapy and is a passionate supporter of the Welsh rugby team.
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John McCarthy MCIPR
John is one of Orchard’s account executives and previously worked as a freelance journalist writing mainly on Guernsey’s music scene. John has completed the CIPR Advanced Certificate in PR and is a member of the CIPR Channel Islands’ Committee. Holding a degree in Psychology with Criminology he has also worked in finance, events and the Prison Service. John is an avid fan of music and a voracious reader and can often be found playing the guitar or getting involved in local events.
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Sarah George ACIPR
Sarah joined Orchard as an account executive straight out of University, after graduating with a degree in photography. She has photographed events and museum archives, organised exhibitions in Guernsey and London and is now applying these skills to a career in PR. Outside Orchard, Sarah is a Barnardo’s trained volunteer for local youth advice service, The Hub, and can sometimes be found behind the counter of youth café, The Caves, where she makes a great hot chocolate.
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Sophie Morgan ACIPR
Sophie joined Orchard soon after graduating from The University of Sussex with a degree in English Language and Literature. While studying she also gained experience working locally in trust and pensions and harnessed the power of a social media campaign to win a national competition, becoming the face of British lingerie brand Curvy Kate for 2012. Sophie loves travelling, writing and photography and recently spent time doing all three in India, Senegal and Vietnam.
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Alex graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in English Literature and her passion for writing and working with people brought her to Orchard. She has a journalistic background having done a placement at ‘Hello!’ magazine and written for her university paper where she was nominated for Best Features Writer in the National Student Publishing Awards. In her spare time Alex enjoys dancing erratically to Beyoncé and watching obscure television programmes such as Jonathan Creek and Time Team.
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Katie is a graduate of the University of Sussex, where she studied psychology. Katie first came to Orchard in 2010 as part of the IoD management shadow scheme and that was enough to convince her to pursue a career in PR. While studying at Sussex, Katie worked in a variety of jobs from promoting nightclubs to working in care. She enjoys going to the beach in her spare time (weather permitting!) and if not there she can be found shopping.
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Ellie co-ordinates media clippings for Orchard’s clients and assists with event preparation and other general office work. She joined Orchard after completing her studies at Ladies’ College where she gained A-Levels in Economics, Geography and Psychology. She has a keen interest in current affairs and has completed work experience in London for a national trade union where she attended Prime Minister’s Questions and various select committee hearings.
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Laura is Orchard’s intern for the summer. She has just finished her first year studying International Events Management with French at Regent’s University, London. Laura is learning about the different aspects of PR and is hoping to work on business events in the future. A language enthusiast, Laura is looking forward to studying abroad next year in Nice, France.
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Lois Falla FCCA
A joint founder of Orchard PR, Lois is a fellow of ACCA with a wealth of experience across banking, corporate and fiduciary sectors. She oversees the corporate and financial governance of the company along with some operational responsibilities. Lois has a strong entrepreneurial flair and an optimistic outlook on life – a creative living in an accountant’s body.
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