PR strikes out on her own

Shelley Fletcher

A new PR and marketing business has opened in Cornwall – Firegrass Communications.

The venture has been set up by former Deborah Clark Associates account manager Shelley Fletcher, who has more than ten years’ experience in marketing and public relations in the region.

Prior to joining Deborah Clark, she also worked for VisitCornwall and Devon & Cornwall Overseas Marketing.

Fletcher commented: “Setting up my own business is something I had always planned to do. I have gained great experience in my previous roles and feel that this has provided me with the tools and knowledge I need to start my own business and make it a success. I feel now that the time is right to strike out on my own and launch Firegrass Communications.”

Fletcher won the Chartered Institute of Public Relation’s award for Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year at the West of England PRide awards in 2008 and won silver in the Cornwall Business Awards for Young Business Person of the Year 2009.

She was also named in the PR industry’s magazine, PR Week, as one of the top 29 PR practitioners under the age of 29 in the UK in 2009.