Martin Powell (MCIPR)
Martin Powell has been advising on public relations and carrying out publicity campaigns for a wide range of national and regional businesses, and organisations since 1989.
Prior to that he was a hard news journalist reporting on major regional and national events, his assignments included interviewing Margaret Thatcher, reporting on the Falklands War from Ascension Island and reporting from the House of Lords and criminal trials at the Old Bailey.
A Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Martin lectured on handling the media on the Ashridge Management Training College MBA for over 20 years and has provided practical PR support to a wide range of clients in many sectors. He is volunteer Director of Marketing and Communications for the Bristol China Partnership, which promotes links between businesses in South West England and China. He holds National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) qualifications.
His public relations experience covers most sectors and he has been involved in high level management of the media in crisis situations. He has achieved coverage in the media worldwide for clients.
He has written two biographies, “My Life As The World’s First Test Tube Baby” the story of Louise Brown in 2015 and “Harry Dolman, the millionaire inventor who became Mr Bristol City’” (2017) and contributed to a number of Bristol history books. He is a director of Bristol Books CIC.