I am a Chartered Practitioner with wide experience working on projects for engineering, technology and corporate clients from large firms to SMEs.
I started my career in technical communications working for PR agencies in the South East and the Midlands. I founded the specialist PR agency Black & White Communications and ran it for eight years before selling to Freshwater in 2006.
These days, as a freelancer, I focus on communications strategy, planning and the creation of specialist content. I work with clients in engineering, technology, industry, innovation, business and leadership, corporate culture, environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
I am an Associate for Sustainability West Midlands, the member organisation that champions sustainable development in the region.
I have an MSc in Social Responsibility and Sustainability from Aston Business School and a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Southampton. I am a Chartered Practitioner Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
I live and work in central Birmingham and really enjoy being close to the culture and buzz of city life. I like to escape it sometimes too, to go walking in the Midlands countryside and further afield whenever I can. I love to travel, am a dedicated fan of hot yoga and good food and I enjoy the occasional TV box set.
Do get in touch if you if you would like to discuss your communications strategy or need help with planning or producing specialist content.
Rachel Owen BSc (hons), MSc, Chart.PR, MCIPR