David Leck has more than 25 years’ experience as a PR practitioner, marketer, copywriter, journalist and editor.
In-house, he has worked for the BBC and BBC World Service as part of their corporate press teams, and for one of the UK’s leading regional theatres as head of marketing and public relations.
Over more than two decades, he has worked extensively across the entire communications mix, from crisis and issues management, devising and delivering consumer and business-to-business campaigns, advertising and direct mail through to website launches, managing major events and community relations.
Since setting up David Leck Associates in 1994 he has managed pro-active and re-active media relations in sectors ranging from travel, leisure, fitness and broadcasting to property, health, charities, the law and training. He also provides advice and counsel at management and board levels.
As a writer and editor, David has written for and project managed everything from major annual reports, websites and newsletters to “ghosting” articles for clients for placing in trade, technical and specialist press.
David has put his passion for travel to use by writing features for national papers and magazines and is also an editor/updater of guidebooks for the AA/Fodor imprint, having most recently worked on their Bangkok, London and New York titles. In addition he also writes regularly for a variety of magazines on topics including health, fitness, sport and lifestyle.
David has travelled extensively around the world and he is also a fully-qualified level two fitness/gym instructor and a Boxercise® coach. He serves on the board of Age UK Sevenoaks and Tonbridge.
Media Relations and Campaigns
David Leck has worked with Katy Bell for more than 15 years, firstly in-house on the Institute of Cancer Research’s pioneering and award-winning everyman male cancer awareness campaign, while more recently the two have teamed up to work on a range of health and medical-related media campaigns. With substantial exeperience in sectors ranging from medicine and charity to the arts, Katy brings together many years’ experience working on both pro-active and reactive press issues.
Judie is one of the best event managers in the business. Whether a small-scale product launch or an industry event for hundreds, Judie’s creative thinking, inspired choices and attention to detail delivers client-pleasing results time after time.
Design and Creative
With 25 years’ in-house and agency experience, Dan works on the entire range of graphic design commissions. He is a branding specialist and leads a talented team producing everything from mailers and leaflets to exhibitions, magazines, annual reports and everything required for the digital communications environment.
Photography and Film
Steve is David Leck Associates’ “in-house” photographer. As flexible as he is creative, Steve can make the results of an ordinary press call exciting and the visual contribution to a major publication exceptional.
Journalism and Copywriting
Vicky is a gifted writer and editor with more than 30 years’ experience gained on regional newspapers, as a contributor to national consumer magazines and a national news agency, and in corporate communications.
Travel Writer, Editor and Proofreading
Anita has collaborated with David on several guide book titles including Bangkok and New York. She specialises in Asia, particularly Vietnam and Cambodia, and has worked on several guide books and online city guides for Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh as well as the Thai capital. Anita is also a proofreader for major guide book publishers, including Rough Guides and AA/Fodor.
Marketing and Media Relations
Mary has worked with David for more than 25 years, both in-house and as another valued member of the consultancy team. She specialises in the arts, local government, childcare and the public and voluntary sectors and is as adept at talking to a challenging journalist as she is producing a piece of printed marketing material.