Consultant

I have more than 20 years experience as a media and communications consultant, specialising in work with the not for profit and statutory sector. For examples of the work I have done please see the consultancy work page.

How I can help you

Drawing on my extensive experience of devising and running campaign, I can help you to:

  • Plan and implement your media campaign or communications project
  • Conceptualise the themes and messages
  • Find practical, affordable ways to translate ideas into practice
  • Work with the sensitivities of your client groups and within your budgets
  • Look at new ways to put across old messages e.g. using social networking

I can offer a mixture of the following:

  • Work with you to devise your campaign
  • Help you to create an affordable and practical strategy
  • Manage all aspects of internal and external communications
  • Commission and manage external or internal staff/agencies providing services eg advertising, design, printing, social networking
  • Manage, train and support your staff to deliver the campaign
  • Train your spokespeople for media interviews
  • Act as a spokesperson for your campaign, where applicable
  • Offer facilitation to help your team identify their own priorities and workable strategies
  • Hands-on work to deliver aspects of the campaign eg writing reports, press releases, briefing sheets
  • Crisis media management support – for unforeseen situations
  • Help you to evaluate the successes and challenges of a campaign

Media consultancy

Having formerly worked as both an in-house press relations manager and a journalist I bring together a detailed knowledge of the voluntary and statutory sector and its sometimes uneasy relationship with the media.

I have also been a media spokesperson for a number of my employers and clients, and have taken part in more than a hundred radio and television interviews at both national, regional and local levels.

Awareness of concerns

I have many years experience of knowing what journalists want but also a very sound understanding of the concerns service providers have of ‘exposing’ their service users to media attention. On many occasions I have successfully managed these needs to make sure that the aims of both sides can be met, and that both service users and the organisations that support them, feel empowered by the experience.

What people are saying about my consultancy

Henrietta is a wonderful communicator who is able to share her extensive knowledge in an easily understandable way. She is succinct and will expand when asked which I continually find extremely helpful in research tasks. Her knowledge of fostering and adoption, and her willingness to share information and contacts is invaluable. Henrietta is a pleasure to work with. We have communicated via phone, email and face to face, and I have always found her to be pleasant, personable and easy to talk to. Her writing - both fiction and non fiction - is very informative, created and based on years of experience. I would highly recommend her to work as a consultant and to run informative sessions

Emma Whittaker, The Dumping Ground (2) at BBC
2013-12-01T15:03:05+00:00
Henrietta is a wonderful communicator who is able to share her extensive knowledge in an easily understandable way. She is succinct and will expand when asked which I continually find extremely helpful in research tasks. Her knowledge of fostering and adoption, and her willingness to share information and contacts is invaluable. Henrietta is a pleasure to work with. We have communicated via phone, email and face to face, and I have always found her to be pleasant, personable and easy to talk to. Her writing - both fiction and non fiction - is very informative, created and based on years of experience. I would highly recommend her to work as a consultant and to run informative sessions Emma Whittaker, The Dumping Ground (2) at BBC
Henrietta has amazing empathy and insight into the experience of the LAC - absolutely love working with her!.

Jenny Molloy, Passionate Care Experienced published Author of Hackney Child and Guest Lecturer at University of Huddersfield
2013-12-01T15:19:45+00:00
Henrietta has amazing empathy and insight into the experience of the LAC - absolutely love working with her!. Jenny Molloy, Passionate Care Experienced published Author of Hackney Child and Guest Lecturer at University of Huddersfield
Henrietta's creative input provided a fresh perspective for Child Safety Week. She came up with the idea of a questionnaire for children and did all the work around making this possible. She also delivered extra value during the day of the launch, giving around 20 interviews to television and local radio. As a result of her involvement our media coverage increased, despite the Week now being in its 13th year.'

Katrina Phillips. Chief Executive, Child Accident Prevention Trust
2013-12-01T15:30:11+00:00
Henrietta's creative input provided a fresh perspective for Child Safety Week. She came up with the idea of a questionnaire for children and did all the work around making this possible. She also delivered extra value during the day of the launch, giving around 20 interviews to television and local radio. As a result of her involvement our media coverage increased, despite the Week now being in its 13th year.' Katrina Phillips. Chief Executive, Child Accident Prevention Trust
Henrietta Bond has a sound understanding of the communication needs of the voluntary and statutory sector and knows how to help organisations put across sensitive and complex issues to a wider audience.

Felicity Collier, Chair Standards and Ethics Board BASW
2013-12-01T15:33:12+00:00
Henrietta Bond has a sound understanding of the communication needs of the voluntary and statutory sector and knows how to help organisations put across sensitive and complex issues to a wider audience. Felicity Collier, Chair Standards and Ethics Board BASW
Henrietta is full of ideas, unfailingly professional in all situations and responsive to different audiences. I have worked with her on a number of projects with vulnerable young people and she has shown the greatest integrity throughout and earned their trust in the process. She is very creative and writes extremely well to brief and on her own initiative.

Susanna Cheal OBE, Independent Consultant
2013-12-01T15:40:48+00:00
Henrietta is full of ideas, unfailingly professional in all situations and responsive to different audiences. I have worked with her on a number of projects with vulnerable young people and she has shown the greatest integrity throughout and earned their trust in the process. She is very creative and writes extremely well to brief and on her own initiative. Susanna Cheal OBE, Independent Consultant
Thank you very much for helping us on Saturday - we particularly appreciate the fact that you were able to step in at the last minute. We've received lots of positive feedback from the families who came along who were all delighted with how much they got out of the day. Also we've had some really great comments about how the children enjoyed the activities and of course the chance to talk about their thyroid.’ (Creative workshop fat conference for children with thyroid conditions)

Julia Priestley Development Officer British Thyroid Foundation

2014-05-12T19:39:08+00:00
Thank you very much for helping us on Saturday - we particularly appreciate the fact that you were able to step in at the last minute. We've received lots of positive feedback from the families who came along who were all delighted with how much they got out of the day. Also we've had some really great comments about how the children enjoyed the activities and of course the chance to talk about their thyroid.’ (Creative workshop fat conference for children with thyroid conditions) Julia Priestley Development Officer British Thyroid Foundation