Ben has over 18 years experience in advising a wide range of leading companies in their public relations and communications strategies.
He has built up unique experience working on major projects across the UK and has also successfully managed planning and professional teams on a variety of projects that have gained planning permission.
Ben launched PilgrimPR in 2008, having gained extensive experience running UK and international strategic communications programmes while working for some of the countries leading public relations consultancies, such as FD Tamesis, and as International Press Manager for Knight Frank. He specialises in communications campaigns around large, and often controversial, planning applications.
During his career, Ben has also worked as a reporter in Belize, Central America.
Jason's particular areas of expertise are in local government policy and media relations.
He joined PilgrimPR in 2010, having previously worked as a press and communications officer for Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council. During his time working for this large urban council, Jason was a key strategic advisor to Chief Executive, and other senior council officials, on media relations.
Along with playing a key role in delivering communication and consultation strategies, Jason also leads on the development and implementation of digital and social media strategies in support of client planning applications.