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Poppy-PR has ‘skills’ to take holiday firm forward

Derbyshire based PR and Communications agency, Poppy PR has proved it has the skills required to secure a contract with Skills Holidays, the iconic coach travel company.

The Ilkeston based agency will be providing PR support to the firm based in Bulwell, to drive the company’s three main brands- Laver, Coach Style and Skills Holidays.

Tina Clough (32), Managing Director at Poppy-PR, said: “Working with Skills is an amazing feat for Poppy-PR. The referral came to us from recommendation, and for us, this is the best possible testimonial for the work that we do as an agency.

“Skills is a historic brand in the East Midlands and a very well known company to be working with. The marketing team had seen our work on social media and were convinced that we could help them to maximise the press coverage that they currently receive.”

Tina Clough carried out a presentation at the firms head offices on 3rd October which was secured through a recommendation and they wasted no time in snapping up the firm to handle their PR.

Katie Parry, Marketing Manager at Skills said: “We chose to work with Poppy PR as we were really impressed with the work that they had done for their portfolio of clients.

“They completely understand our company objectives and we’re looking forward to see all of the exciting opportunities that will come our way as a result of our new partnership.”

Skills Motor Coaches originated in Radford, Nottingham in 1919. It became a limited company in 1958.

Founded by Arthur Skill, the current managing director and financial director’s grandfather, began by using his only lorry to collect fish from the early morning market and for light haulage during the day. Soon, he began carrying local miners to Bestwood Colliery, and in 1921 he purchased a Crossley Charabanc – Skills’ first true bus.

Poppy PR has had an amazing year taking on a plethora of new clients in a wide range of sectors, including travel, bar and restaurants, fashion and property.

Tina added: “Poppy PR has seen a huge rise in demand for its services and we are now working nationwide with clients helping them produce first class social media, secure press coverage, write copy and deal with crisis communications”

For more details please visit www.poppy-pr.co.uk.