Martin has overseen the company’s high profile work in the private and public sectors since the very beginning of HRM – previously known as Hurndall Ross Media – 21 years ago.
He became involved in the public relations industry following a successful career in newspaper journalism, holding senior positions at Sheffield Newspapers, Yorkshire Post Newspapers and parent group United Provincial Newspapers.
Sheffield United Vice President Martin can also regularly be found in the Bramall Lane boardroom, pining for the Blades to one day return to the Premier League.
Richard first joined HRM more than 15 years ago straight from university and, after several years as managing director of a publishing company and then as night editor of The Star newspaper, has returned to be Account Director.
During his time with The Star Richard was twice named as Sports Reporter of the Year and was a key member of the editorial team which won the Daily Newspaper of the Year 2015 award at the O2 Media Awards for Yorkshire and the Humber.
Away from work Richard can be found at various sporting events, cheering on his two children, or at Hillsborough hoping Sheffield Wednesday can bring back the glory days.
To contact Richard, email [email protected] or call 0114 252 7773.
Susan joined HRM in 2001.
Our uber-efficient Operations Director, Susan has worked in the media for more than 20 years in both the newspaper and PR industries.
When she’s not running operations at HRM HQ, she can be found indulging in her love of gardening or dining out at some of the city’s top eateries.
To contact Susan, email [email protected] or call 0114 252 7763.
Allie graduated from The University of Huddersfield in 2005 with a degree in in Media Studies and Print Journalism and joined Sheffield Wednesday Football Club as Matchday Press Assistant.
Allie spent three years at Hillsborough before joining HRM in 2005, and works on a variety of accounts including Redbrik Estate Agents, Redtooth and Frenchgate Shopping Centre.
Outside of work, Allie’s an avid Rotherham United follower, mummy of two and a calorie-burning, fitness fanatic.
To contact Allie, email [email protected] or call 0114 252 7779.
Ellie joined HRM in April 2015 direct from a leading PR agency in London. She is responsible for copywriting, monitoring social media, creative thinking and maintaining media contacts for a range of clients including B Braun Medical Ltd, The Tinnitus Clinic and Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.
Following a management studies degree at the University of Nottingham, Ellie worked for various organisations such as Ten Group, ZFL PRCo and Kindred Agency in London before moving to Sheffield.
Book worm Ellie also has a love of travel and a passion for food.
To contact Ellie, email [email protected] or call 0114 252 7768.
Simon has more than 15 years experience working in video, media and design.
He started his working life at a Sheffield based design agency before joining The Star newspaper in 2001. Working across all aspects of the business, Simon was a key member of the team excelling in design and video in his role as Digital Content Editor.
Simon manages all aspects of HRM’s design and video production.
Away from work he can usually be found in the gym or watching Rugby League and Sheffield United.
Jill studied English literature at the University of Sheffield before completing her NCTJ Journalism qualification and becoming a reporter at the Rotherham Advertiser.
She joined HRM in 2003, working her way up from Account Executive to Account Manager, and, after a stint in magazine journalism, returned to HRM in 2010, copywriting for clients including Stagecoach Yorkshire, B Braun and The Tinnitus Clinic.
Our charitable/CSR queen, when she’s not organising fundraising events at HRM HQ, she’s hosting the company’s book group.
To contact Jill email [email protected] or call 0114 252 7769.
Joe graduated from the University of Sheffield’s Journalism Studies degree in June 2015, and has worked with us ever since.
Having completed a one-day-per-week internship in his final year of study, Joe joined full-time in summer 2015 and has worked on a variety of clients such as John Holland and Sheffield United.
As an avid Manchester United fan, outside work Joe can often also be found urging his team to glory from the Stretford End.
Laura studied Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University, graduating with an undergraduate degree in 2011 followed by a postgraduate degree in 2012.
Having previously worked in customer service and administration roles, Laura developed an interest in PR at her previous company, Capita Employee Benefits, where she produced the team newsletter. Laura joined HRM as an account executive in October 2016 and works on a range of clients including Redbrik, Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park and Frenchgate Shopping Centre.
Laura runs a film adaptation book group in Sheffield, which combines her love for both film and books. She also enjoys experimenting with vegan recipes and crochet.
Isobel graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2016 with a BA (hons) degree in Journalism. After three months of traveling around South East Asia, she returned to England to start a shrot period of work experience at HR Media. She continued on at HR Media full-time on a freelance basis before officially joining the team in January 2018 as Junior Account Exective.
Isobel works on a range of clients including Redbrik, Doordeals, SIV and Copthorne.
Outside of work, you can often find her cooking up recipes from some of the wonderful places she’s travelled to.
To contact Isobel, email [email protected] or call 0114 252 7776.
Hannah graduated from Sheffield Hallam University’s Communications Studies course in 2007 and has more than six years’ experience in PR and communications.
She joined HRM as an Account Executive in 2008 and spent time working in-house as an internal communications officer for client Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust before becoming Senior Account Executive at HRM in 2012, working on a variety of clients including SIV and Future Life Wealth Management.
Our office fashionista, she’s also the proud mum to young daughter Sofia.
Natalie has almost 15 years’ experience as a PR professional and has won numerous industry awards for her PR campaigns. She is skilled in media relations, copywriting, reputation management and social media.
A graduate of the University of Leeds broadcast journalism degree, Natalie worked as a journalist for the Wireless and Lincs FM groups before joining HRM in 2005.
To contact Natalie, email [email protected] or call 0114 252 7772.
Peter was born in Sheffield and has been a journalist in the city for almost 40 years.
A former pupil of King Edward VII School, he went on to study politics at the University of Kent before joining Sheffield Newspapers. He worked on The Star before helping launch the Sheffield Telegraph 26 years ago.
In particular, throughout his career, he has been interested in planning and development issues in Sheffield - monitoring huge changes such as the arrival of Meadowhall, and the Heart of the City programme.
He is married with two children.
To contact Peter, call 0114 252 7760.
Laura is an experienced PR Manager and Copywriter, having
worked in communications for top brands including BMW and The National Trust.
She has also worked in media relations for local government, specialising in social housing, and in internal communications for central government departments.
Laura has spent the past five years working in Business Development for the UK's largest independent fostering agency and brings a wealth of transferable skills to HRM.