8th Feb 2024
New Recruit for Scott Media. Media and PR expert Fiona Scott didn’t have to look far when it came to recruiting a new team member. Because her step-daughter, Lauren Roberts, is stepping up to the plate.
Fiona, who runs Swindon-based PR agency Scott Media, has recruited Lauren to help meet the needs of her ever-growing client base.
In the first instance, Lauren is spending two days a week with Fiona and her VA, Hannah Edwards. But that role will expand in the future.
Fiona, who set up Scott Media sixteen years ago following a successful career in print and broadcast journalism, describes Lauren as a fantastic addition to the team.
Lots to learn
‘It will be a steep learning curve for her but I know Lauren is more than capable. And she’s very keen to get going,’ said Fiona. “She has all the raw talent needed to make a great PR professional and I’m very excited that she has come on board.’
Working in PR is a new venture for Lauren, who’s getting back into employment after a year’s maternity leave following the birth of her son, Oliver.
After taking A-levels in art, media studies and English literature, Lauren, 30, had planned a career in journalism. But she chose a different path during her gap year.
She went into finance and, before having Oliver, had been managing a credit control team with a fuel company. But she’s now keen to return to her creative roots.
After A-levels, I wasn’t sure about going to university so took a gap year, and ended up getting a full-time job in a loan company. That then led me into credit control,’ said Lauren.
I realised going back to a full-time role wouldn’t work for my family. I wanted something more flexible, and then this opportunity with Fiona came up. It’s great, because it gives me the chance to rediscover my creative side and I’m enjoying the challenge.’
Scott Media specialises in supporting businesses and entrepreneurs with their PR and works with organisations across the UK. For more Scott Media visit https://scottmedia.uk/