Since the day we launched, JournoLink has been working towards evolving the way the PR industry works. Last night, at the Everline Future 50 awards, this movement was recognised as we were named one of the most disruptive British businesses in 2016!
Created as a ‘Dad and Daughter’ business, leveraging Peter Ibbetson’s experience in the small business market, and Daughter, Gemma Guise’s PR skills, the company now has a team of 10 managing the platform delivery, journalist relationships, client relationships, social media and marketing.
JournoLink's Managing Director Gemma Guise, who, just to add to the challenges of running a small business, has recently had her first baby, said that "being recognised as one of the Future 50 means a huge amount to us. The whole team has been totally committed to the success of JournoLink, and each member has played their part in providing to small businesses a service critical to their growth, that was simply not available before."
Businesses themselves have also spoken out to congratulate JournoLink on their achievement. Ian Cass, Chief Executive of the Forum of Private Business added, "The Forum of Private Business would like to congratulate JournoLink on the quality of work they are doing to support and help small businesses. They genuinely understand the needs of small business owners and the way their companies work, and as a result have helped many of them get their news and views into the media. They thoroughly deserve recognition.”
Brand Ambassador, Tetteh Kofi, himself a working journalist who has been with the business from the start, also commented: "As a working journalist myself I can see the real value that JournoLink brings to small business journalism. Journalists can now access small businesses in a way that has not been possible in the past. Being included in the Everline Future 50 is evidence in itself that JournoLink has created a truly valuable service."
With over 2,000 businesses now using the JournoLink platform, and over 6,000 journalists engaged, small businesses are now accessing the media in ways that have not been possible in the past. As we continue to disrupt the world of PR, we aim to help many more businesses across the UK compete against larger brands and get their name in the media.
Written By: Peter Ibbetson, Company Director
As one of the co-founders of JournoLink PR, Peter is passionate about giving small businesses a voice in the press by providing them with the support and advice to do just that.