Founder & Director
A seasoned and respected media and communications executive, John has a high-profile track record in journalistic leadership, public relations and campaign strategy.
A confident and energetic publicist, award-winning editor and writer, he has excellent skills of communication, influencing and international reputational development. John has extensive political, public affairs and media contacts in the UK and the European institutions. His knowledge of politics in Westminster and Brussels, combined with his inside understanding of how newsrooms work in London and the regions, is unmatchable.
He knows how journalists, bloggers and editors think. As well editing two daily papers and working as a staff reporter for the Sunday Times, he spent the four years before setting up Furbisher Media running the communications operation for Britain's Conservative MEPs
About Furbisher Media
We offer bespoke public relations services to people and businesses in the public eye, particularly politicians and others wishing to shape policy and opinion. Through our established contacts, excellent media relations, expertise and extensive journalistic experience, we make sure your profile is the best it can be.
Why Furbisher Media?
We bring you experience, contacts and clout. Our achievements cover multi-award winning journalism, investigative reporting, digital and social media, regional daily newspaper editorship and insiders' knowledge of the national press.
Add to that a track record of successful political and social campaigning, a close understanding of national and regional broadcast news and a clear grasp of the media priorities for politicians, businesses, charities and others potentially in the public eye.
An award-winning campaigning journalist Nicola was, until recently, the Managing Editor of The Yorkshire Post and the Editor of its sister title the Yorkshire Evening Post.
A respected leader, coach and mentor with track record in powerful campaigning journalism, her two most recent campaigns: Loneliness, The Hidden Epidemic (The Yorkshire Post) and #SpeakYourMind (a Yorkshire Evening Post campaign to combat the stigma surrounding mental illness) achieved national acclaim.
The Yorkshire Evening Post was awarded Daily Newspaper of the Year last year under her editorship.
She is a multi-media strategist with an understanding and expertise in how to drive profile and brands using social media.
She is passionate about supporting and empowering individuals to reach their full potential.