Team

Will Painter, Founder and CEO, WP Communications

Will

Will is a highly commended public relations practitioner, working with a diverse array of brands from startups to big household names. Will’s portfolio highlights include Microsoft, Ford Motor Company, Coca Cola Enterprises, Logitech, Ericsson, the United Nations, and the British Army.

Will launched WP Communications at the beginning of 2018 with a passion to provide a flexible service to brands, through deploying teams of highly trained PR specialists and industry collaborations to maximise results and business impact.

Prior to this, Will was director of brand storytelling and media strategy at Ogilvy, delivering award winning campaigns for consumer, corporate, CSR, and technology brands.

Will is a skilled publicist, copywriter, and media trainer working with top Fortune 500 companies.

Melissa Wheeler, Corporate Communications Director, WP Communications

Melissa

As a B2B marketing communications specialist and immersed in retail and business for over 17 years, Melissa is trained in Marketing & Communications and a highly experienced copywriter and editor with an instinct for capturing tone of voice and brand personality.

Melissa has gained a broad writing experience covering B2B and B2C markets. This has involved writing independently for the trade press – often ghost writing for clients – promoting, reporting on or discussing key topics.

Melissa holds a degree in French Language and Literature from the University of Bristol.

Katherine Broadhurst, Account Executive, WP Communications

Katherine

Katherine is a creative and ambitious Account Executive at WP Communications with experience ranging from public affairs, campaigning and media relations working across corporate, technology and consumer clients. 

Katherine is experienced in leadership, advocacy and copywriting, previously working at The Times newspaper, as the UK Youth Parliament representative for Chichester and West Arun, as an intern with the office of Sir Nicholas Soames, MP and as Chairperson of West Sussex Youth Cabinet. 

In her spare time, Katherine has published an illustrated children’s book and co-founded a website that interviews successful entrepreneurs on the obstacles that they overcame on their rise to fame in order to inspire others to do the same. Katherine also has an interest in sustainability and was invited by the United Nations as a delegate to discuss the sustainable development goals.

Katherine holds a degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of York.

Jonathan MacPherson, PR Advisor, WP Communications

Jonathan is an accomplished and highly versatile strategic communication specialist with international leadership experience and proven expertise in leading and directing the creation and execution of innovative and effective communication programmes to stimulate positive public perceptions and actions.

His career has seen him consult across a portfolio of corporate, consumer, technology and government clients including Eversheds Sutherland, Franklin Templeton Investments, PwC, Lombard Odier, Marsh, Friends Provident International, Blackstone, Intel, Symantec, LG Electronics and Samsung.

Jonathan studied at the University of Leicester and holds an MBA in international marketing strategy and e-commerce.