We are a friendly, pragmatic, and energetic PR team dedicated to developing and delivering effective bespoke communications solutions to our clients.
Jane Bevan's communications career spans more than 25 years, from teaching environmental science to her current position as Managing Director of her own PR consultancy. As part of a small consultancy, she maintains close contact with all clients at an operational level, at the same time providing team leadership and managing the business function.
As an Account Director with international PR agency Burson-Marsteller, she represented high profile brands in the consumer sector, including Unilever, Cadbury-Schweppes, and Nabisco, as well as being part of the UK crisis management team.
Moving into the not-for-profit sector, Jane worked for two environmental charities, the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers and WWF-UK, the latter as Head of Press Office. Through these positions, she gained wide experience of working alongside commercial sponsors, including major oil companies, the banking and financial sectors, and the pharmaceutical industry.
With a background in environmental campaigning and political lobbying in the UK and internationally, Jane has practical knowledge of environmental and scientific issues over the last two decades.
Prior to launching Isis PR in 1999, Jane was Head of Public Relations at The Natural History Museum for over seven years, where she was responsible for media relations, internal communications, science communication and promoting the world-class exhibitions, events and education programmes. She has won several industry awards including the PR Week Gold Award for In-house Department of the Year in 1998.
In February 2007, Jane launched her latest business venture: Firebird Public Relations.
Susannah has specialist experience in the field of museum communications and marketing, offering clients practical and strategic communications support.
She has considerable experience of working internationally, both in the private and public sectors, having lived in Switzerland, America, France, and the Netherlands. Most recently she was Communications Officer with Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, on behalf of Renaissance West Midlands, part of the UK government's ground-breaking programme to transform England's regional museums. In this role, Susannah successfully developed and implemented a region-wide communications strategy aimed at raising the profile of Renaissance West Midlands. As part of this, she managed all aspects of print production and website development, represented the West Midlands on national strategic committees such as Museums and Galleries Month (MGM), and launched the region's first-ever museum and galleries awards. Prior to this, Susannah helped co-ordinate Renaissance West Midlands' annual audience development campaign and held positions as Marketing Assistant with the V&A and Research Assistant with the University of Leicester's Museum Studies Department.
Susannah earned a bachelor's degree magna cum laude from The Johns Hopkins University and a master's degree with distinction in museum studies from the University of Leicester. She is currently a member of the Institute for Leadership and Management.
Mandy has worked in a variety of administrative roles for 30 years. She has had experience of working within the NHS and the petro-chemical industry – the latter providing support for the Sales and Technical Service team and the Patents department at Exxon Mobil and Infineum.
Mandy has worked as an Administrative Assistant for Firebird PR on a part-time basis for the past three years. Her role involves providing administrative support to the Account Manager and Director, as well as supporting client activities.