As a former PR turned BBC journalist and reporter, Sue possesses a unique business acumen for the communications industry that has been cultivated and honed on the front lines of top-tier media outlets over the past 25 years.
Having produced live broadcast segments ranging from The Oscars to Wimbledon, to Ascot and Buckingham Palace for BBC Breakfast and RAF Brize Norton for Children in Need, Sue has not only experienced first-hand the ‘day to day’ (or daily grind?) of the media business but has also travelled across the globe for her craft and mingled with celebrities and media moguls alike.
This has enabled Sue to develop an ever-expanding network of valuable contacts over the years consisting of colleagues, industry heavy-weights, celebrities, experts and friends from all walks of life.
In addition to meeting a huge range of British and Hollywood talent, she has also personally interviewed some of the world’s most recognizable stars – including Johnny Depp, Will Smith and John Travolta, to name a few.
Before launching her career in television, Sue established her own PR, marketing and sponsorship consultancy where she served an impressive range of charities and ‘Green’ organizations throughout the late eighties and early nineties. Long before ‘Green’ became the ‘new black’ and a fashionable cause, Sue combined her specialized communication skills with her passion for environmental issues to help organisations such as the Born Free Foundation, The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the British Environment and Media Awards (BEMAs) with their fund raising and media relations.
With a sense of adventure and an unfettered passion for life and other people, Sue’s ability to feel immediately at home almost anywhere and with anyone, can be accredited to her childhood, which was spent in far-flung corners of the world including Argentina, Holland, Iran and America.
In her spare time, Sue loves walking, yoga, meditation, cooking for friends, entertaining and reading voraciously. Even with a broad range of career experience spanning broadcast journalism, PR, advertising, copywriting and even A&R in the music industry, being the mother of three ‘grown up’ children is without a doubt the best and most rewarding job Sue has ever had.
“There are several ways of knowing when you have a great speaker at your networking event. The first is the great feedback you get from the audience after the event, the second is the number of people frantically scribbling away to ensure they have captured all the great information and the third is the energy in the room created by an inspirational speaker. And I can honestly say that Sue was a GREAT speaker and her presentation certainly hit the mark at our Athena Networking Lunch.”
Jenny Littlejohn, Athena Network www.theathenanetwork.com
“What an inspiration Sue Llewellyn is. Having launched my business shortly prior to meeting her I was struggling to get noticed and feeling the post launch blues, wondering what would happen next. Then, at a networking meeting entered Sue. I can only describe this experience as somewhat like the moment in the Wizard of Oz where the black and white image launches into full Technicolor and song. Her talk was so powerful, so positive, so passionate, so "wow" and utterly inspirational and contagious. I suddenly felt a ball of energy develop within, I felt energised, inspired to take action, motivated and feeling on top of the world, but most of all she really made me believe in myself and that I was good enough to write about the fact that I am an expert. Sue has an amazing insight into the world of marketing and PR and had so many tips and suggestions on how everyone in the meeting could present themselves to the media, telling us secrets about what the media want and what they don't. Something I thought I couldn't do because the world of media seemed so big scary and unapproachable now is within my grasp.
It has been two weeks since I met Sue, and I am still radiating from her energy. Sue has a natural ability to motivate and inspire. Would I recommend her? You Bet. She is first class.”
Sally Asling, www.surreylettingsandpropertymanagement.co.uk
“I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful talk which you gave on getting free media publicity. This is a subject of which I had no prior knowledge of and as such was invaluable to me. You delivered your speech in a very inclusive manner drawing upon the people in the room and how your material related to their businesses. I could have listened to you for hours as you clearly know your subject matter inside out. You also inspired me with confidence in my own abilities and be proud of the fact that I am an expert in my own field”.
Jack Newman, www.boographicdesign.com