New Courses from Howle Communications

1)     Powerful PR – how to build your company’s profile

2)     Working with the media  

These two courses are being offered either as a package or separate to businesses, charity and voluntary organisations.

To be held at the easily accessible Moat House Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent, on the mornings of Friday, 24 February, and Friday 9 March, they are designed for organisations who are looking to build their profile and reputation through working with the media (both traditional and new media).

Course One will give you the ammunition to launch a PR campaign, gaining exposure for your organisation and building your reputation as an expert in your work field.

Course Two will expand on the fundamentals of PR taught on Course One and will show you how to tackle media interviews and how to be proactive, even in a crisis. 

Both courses are interactive and practical – please bring a laptop on both days.

Costs and venue:

Delegates pay £65 to attend one half day course and can attend both sessions for a special rate of £100.

Registration on 24 February and 9 March will take place at 9am with the course getting underway at 9.30pm. We will aim for a 12.45pm finish.

There is ample parking available at the venue: The Moat House Hotel, Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5BQ – see

The Moat House is situated close to the A500, the major arterial route linking the Stoke-on-Trent North and South junctions on the M6 motorway. 

About the trainer:

Nigel Howle had a successful 15 year career in news journalism, primarily working in senior positions in regional newspapers (often the primary PR target audience).

Nigel then spent several years in public sector PR before founding a successful PR consultancy in 2007.

Howle Communication’s clients include a brewery, a major social housing body and a school.  Nigel also holds the position of Senior PR Account Manager  at Plinkfizz, an all services communications agency, where he works on several high profile accounts.

He is an experienced trainer in both the private, public and charity sectors.  Recent clients include Staffordshire Housing Association, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and well known pottery and giftware company, Emma Bridgewater (on behalf of Plinkfizz).

Nigel has also lectured on PR on degree courses at Staffordshire University. 

Testimonials for Nigel Howle

Nigel Howle delivered media training to our senior management team early in 2011.  The session was informative, involving and relevant.  The knowledge and techniques he gave us have helped us develop more productive media relations and gain increased positive promotion of our company and the work that we do.

I have no hesitation in recommending Nigel Howle as a knowledgeable, professional and engaging trainer. Sandra Barber, Communications Manager, Staffordshire Housing Association.

With his finger on the media pulse, Nigel can train and advise on dealing with the media and generate positive coverage. His expert perspective and straightforward approach means he provides experienced and levelheaded advice on media matters and delivers results.” Mark Morrison, former Head of Communications, Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

“Nigel has a sharp understanding about how to raise the profile of an organisation but, over and above this, he took the time to find out how the CCU operated and become a part of our team.” Andy Marshall, Director of Civil Contingencies, Staffordshire.

For further information, and to book  a place, contact:

Nigel Howle, Media and Communications Consultant, Tel: 07762 043 436, email: [email protected]. Website: