PCC is a leading travel, transport, lifestyle and crisis communications consultancy based in London. Founded by Paul Charles and Julia Perowne, the PCC mission is to provide highly-personalised and innovative PR campaigns to some of the finest hotels, restaurants, tourism boards, tour operators, airlines, cruise lines and other travel brands around the world.

 

Our approach is to amplify the brands we work with, brands which are pioneers in their own markets. Knowing when to turn up the volume, and down, is critical in managing a reputation. Paul was Richard Branson's Communications Director at Virgin Atlantic, Eurostar's Communications Director where he launched the high-speed rail line and a BBC TV and Radio News Presenter for a decade, while Julia has launched and run hotel campaigns around the world over the last 10 years. The team includes some of the finest account servicing professionals in the industry, with over 50 years' experience between them. PCC now works with airlines, hotel groups including The Oetker Collection (which includes Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes and Le Bristol, Paris) and tourist boards including Monaco.

 

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Paul Charles
Founder and CEO
Co-founder Paul Charles spent 10 years presenting BBC Radio and Television News programmes before finding his passion in travel brands. He was Communications Director for Eurostar, where he launched the UK's first high-speed line, and was Richard Branson's Global Communications Director at Virgin Atlantic, where he oversaw Corporate, Consumer and Crisis Communications. Paul launched new routes, worked with some of the biggest brands around the world in partnerships, and even ensured Virgin Atlantic appeared in two James Bond movies. Paul set up PCC with Julia Perowne in June 2011.
Julia Perowne
Founder and MD
Co-founder Julia Perowne has spent 8 years in the hotel industry, working with some of the biggest hotel brands around the world. Julia has extensive experience launching new hotels, and promoting new products, in Europe, Asia, America and Africa.
 

Our team

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Katie Francis

Katie used to work with Paul in the Virgin Atlantic press office and started her career...

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Katie Francis

Katie used to work with Paul in the Virgin Atlantic press office and started her career as a stewardess travelling the globe. Now, Katie works on accounts including Silversea, Edmiston, Scott Dunn, Qatar Airways and XV Beacon. 

Sally Marchant

Sally has worked within the travel industry for over 20 years and was formerly UK...

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Sally Marchant

Sally has worked within the travel industry for over 20 years and was formerly UK Director of Leisure Business Development for Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces. Prior to working with Taj, Sally was a Sales Manager for Oberoi Hotels. Her love for travel started when she joined Tui's Thomson Holidays and spent over 10 years in various overseas locations within the Mediterranean, Carribean, India & India Ocean. Sally started PCC's Sales & Marketing Division and heads up the team working on accounts such as Nantucket Island Resort, Tiger Blue, Banyan Tours, Iniala Beach House and Fundu Lagoon, Pemba. 

 

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Elizabeth Morrison
Elizabeth has substantial experience in the hotel and airline sectors, having worked with...
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Elizabeth Morrison
Elizabeth has substantial experience in the hotel and airline sectors, having worked with bmi, Jumeirah, Raffles among others during her career. Elizabeth works on Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, Oetker Collection and the Monaco Tourist Authority account.

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Katie Hamilton

Katie joined the Travel PR Industry after managing a luxury safari camp in...

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Katie Hamilton

Katie joined the Travel PR Industry after managing a luxury safari camp in India’s most famous tiger reserve. Before her time in India she worked for a top lifestyle PR agency whose clients included some of Britain’s biggest names in entertainment and sport. Katie has been an inveterate traveler from an early age.  As well as her time living in India, she has traveled extensively throughout Africa as well as traveling widely in Asia, the Middle East, North America and Australasia and Europe. Katie works on Singita, The Safari Collection, Cape View Clifton,  Sibuet Maisons and Hotels and the Monaco Tourist Authority Account. 

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Klara Zakis
Klara, a Senior Account Manager at PCC, has over seven years experience in the travel PR...
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Klara Zakis
Klara, a Senior Account Manager at PCC, has over seven years experience in the travel PR industry. She spent five years in the Middle East looking after a range of travel & tourism clients including Radisson Blu, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority and Royal Caribbean Cruises. She returned to London in early 2013 and joined PCC. Klara has a huge personal passion for travel, with her hit list of destinations growing by the day.
Emily Cramer
Emily started her career in the Arts Industry before moving into the world of Fashion PR....
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Emily Cramer
Emily started her career in the Arts Industry before moving into the world of Fashion PR. Emily is now onboard at PCC as a Senior Account Executive, working with clients such as Edmiston and Silversea.

Annabel Illingworth

Annabel has worked in extreme sports travel and tourism in Mauritius, Egypt,...

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Annabel Illingworth

Annabel has worked in extreme sports travel and tourism in Mauritius, Egypt, France and Switzerland as well as for an estate in Scotland. Her background in photography, journalism and film production lends a creative edge to her role as Sales & Marketing Executive.  She works with Fundu Lagoon, Tiger Blue and Banyan Tours. 

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Alessandra Gesuelli

Alessandra is based in Milan and is an experienced editor and travel writer. She has...

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Alessandra Gesuelli

Alessandra is based in Milan and is an experienced editor and travel writer. She has worked for publications including Condé Nast Traveller Italy, Dove and Capital Living. Alessandra works on accounts including COMO Hotels and Resorts and Park Hyatt. In her spare time you can find her cooking... Italian of course!

Louise Ferrall

Louise has worked in travel PR for 10 years managing campaigns for hotels,...

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Louise Ferrall

Louise has worked in travel PR for 10 years managing campaigns for hotels, airlines, destinations and tour operators.  Louise heads up the Tourism New Zealand, Malaysia Airlines, Alila Hotels & Resorts and ITC Hotels accounts as well as fulfilling her ski fix by fronting the Powder White team.

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Ollie Druttman

Ollie Druttman, joined PCC as an Account Director from international PR...

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Ollie Druttman

Ollie Druttman, joined PCC as an Account Director from international PR agency Burson-Marsteller where he spent five years working with a range of clients, including Sony Ericsson, Ford of Europe and Shell across sectors including luxury, sport, charity and media. Prior to Burson-Marsteller, Ollie was a journalist with Al Jazeera English, working in both London and Doha.

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Cara Chapman

Cara has over 6 years experience in the luxury travel PR industry. As a...

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Cara Chapman

Cara has over 6 years experience in the luxury travel PR industry. As a Senior Account Manager, Cara works on accounts including Scott Dunn Ski, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo and Ampersand Travel. Her passion for travel stems from a young age and includes two years living in Spain. Skiing and sunbathing also feature heavily in Cara's life!

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Lucy Knockton

Lucy started her career in fashion PR, working with icons such as Stella McCartney, but...

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Lucy Knockton

Lucy started her career in fashion PR, working with icons such as Stella McCartney, but made the jump into travel after discovering her love of great hotels and fascination with the travel industry whilst living in Paris. Lucy is an Account Manager and works on clients including The Oetker Collection, Monaco Tourist Authority, Hotel Arts Barcelona and Swinton Park. 

Sarah Rigler

Sarah comes armed with a Masters of Strategic Public Relations and a truly global...

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Sarah Rigler

Sarah comes armed with a Masters of Strategic Public Relations and a truly global outlook, coming from Toronto and having studied and worked in Sydney. As an Account Executive, Sarah works on accounts such as Tourism New Zealand, Alila Hotels & Resorts and Malaysia Airlines. Also, being a keen skiier from Canada, Sarah also works on our Powder White and Kristiania Lech accounts. 

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Katrina de Toney

Katrina has over 12 years experience within the travel industry,...

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Katrina de Toney

Katrina has over 12 years experience within the travel industry, predominantly working for Trailfinders as their African Product Manager and laterally developing their Latin America programme. She has travelled extensively worldwide, spent a year in India and enjoyed a winter season in the French Alps. She manages the reservations for Fundu Lagoon and Tiger Blue.

Harriet Proud

Harriet has held placements at London based fashion PR agencies followed by...

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Harriet Proud

Harriet has held placements at London based fashion PR agencies followed by in-house PR department. She then moved over to finance as Investor Relations Associate travelling to New York, Chicago and Connecticut. She now works on accounts such as Scott Dunn, Edmiston and Silversea.