Helen Annetts

Freelance PR Consultant

Helen Annetts has worked across the West Midlands on a range of cultural and heritage projects and is committed to championing arts and cultural organisations regionally and nationally in order to generate profile for organisations, promote events, exhibitions and festivals, as well as to celebrate communities and, in doing so, support groups and individuals in sharing their own stories.

Helen Annetts brings over 20 years PR and Communications experience working both in-house and since 2006 in a freelance capacity. Key skills include advocacy on behalf of regional and national organisations to enhance profile and reputation; event, outdoor festival, and theatre profiling supporting marketing campaigns in generating audiences; and partnership working with public and private sector organisations ensuring messaging is consistent across all communication channels.

Freelance projects have included lead Press and PR Consultant for the West Midlands for 2012 team; PR Consultant for the last two editions of Birmingham Weekender (2015 and 2017);  PR Consultant for the last two editions of Birmingham International Dance Festival (2016 and 2018); PR Consultant for the Worcestershire World War One Hundred heritage programme, spanning the four years of the centenary; PR Consultant for the Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022 Handover and PR lead for the Black Country LEP (2013 to present).

Helen Annetts also sits on the Board of Trustees for Dancefest.