Meet the Team

We bring them an expert blend of over 20 years' experience in the national media and corporate relations and the highest corporate level.

Nick Britten

Nick Britten

Managing Director

Nick has enjoyed a highly successful career in journalism, media and PR. As well as a 22-year career in the national print media, working on titles from Daily Record to the Daily Telegraph, he is also an experienced commentator and public relations practitioner.

His regular broadcast appearances include Newsnight, Sky News, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Derby.

During his time in the media he has covered in-depth the biggest national stories of our time, including the Dunblane massacre, the death of Princess Diana and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. He also worked abroad covering Olympic Games and charity work in Malawi and surrounding countries to alleviate poverty.

His public relations clients include national and international businesses with a wide variety of needs and objectives, and not forgetting his real pride and joy - a regular column in the Derby County FC programme for the last 15 years!

He also comperes events and dinners, while he is instrumental in Another Voice's training programme.

Nick Britten

Deborah Smith

Associate Director

Deborah has enjoyed a seventeen-year career in corporate and public affairs, starting at BAA plc and culminating in a position on the Board of The NEC Group, Birmingham as Marketing and Communications Director. She was also a board member of Tourism West Midlands. During this time, as well as shaping the reputation of some well-known UK brands, she also advised a number of high profile leaders on their personal reputations and profiles.

Deborah's exemplary campaign management, crisis management, brand building and writing skills are second to none.

With a reputation as “a genuine wordsmith and seasoned communicator,” Deborah is a great all-rounder – a confident and experienced pair of hands to support growing businesses. She is at home writing and selling in press releases, creating compelling marketing collateral or web content, managing social media campaigns or writing and editing print publications. Deborah is also an experienced media spokeswoman and strategist, with significant experience of handling media and public interest during high profile incidents and events.

Debbie is the Managing Director of Wordsmith Communication, our strategic partner with whom we work on projects.

Nick Britten

Paul Smith

Director of Training

Paul is a professionally trained and qualified teacher and actor, specialising in movement, body language and vocal strength.

His teaching career has included Derby College and the University of Derby, and he has qualifications in Physical Theatre at Birmingham School of Acting, Stunt Performance at The British Action Academy, Leadership and Management at The Open University and Event Management with the Institute of Commercial Management, and qualifications in NLP and CBT.

A keen exponent of martial arts, Paul’s education and training work clients include Toyota, NHS, 3AAA and Canoe England.