If you or others describe your business as a ‘hidden gem’ or the ‘best-kept secret that nobody knows’ you are in the right place.

About Nellie PR

I love working with businesses and organisations that are absolutely brilliant at what they do but not so good at communicating this to other people. As established businesses with an eye on the future, you are:

  • Looking to step things up with more sustainable and profitable sales growth
  • Worried that you are leaking profit and not sure your PR and marketing is working
  • Unsure where to prioritise your PR, communication and marketing efforts.

I also provide trusted advice, consultancy, training and mentoring to business owners, MDs and CEOs, and PR and marketing practitioners – ensuring that opportunities no longer pass you by – building confidence, relationships and success with me right by your side.

Ellen Carroll

Ellen Carroll

Ellen Carroll, Nellie PR

I founded Nellie PR back in 2007 naming the business after the very best storyteller – my mum.

I’m no ordinary consultant – I’m a strategic PR, communication and marketing consultant, mentor and trainer. Check out my testimonials and case studies and please connect on LinkedIn where we can get to know each other a little better.

Experian (my previous employer) didn’t want to let me go when I decided to set up on my own, so they became my first client and since then I have worked for some amazing businesses and membership organisations, including Experian, Thomson Reuters, David Nieper, Make it British, PKF Francis Clark and Gatwards of Hitchin. I also mentor and train business founders and leaders as well as public relations, communication and marketing practitioners, agencies, and teams.

I’ve worked in public relations and communication for more than 22 years. During this time, I have managed some of the biggest and brightest agencies, advised and implemented PR and communication strategies for major global and FTSE 100 players, helped small businesses punch massively above their weight, ensured organisations stay relevant and positioned individuals as the leading go-to experts in their field. I don’t shy away from challenges, and continually invest in my skills most recently becoming a Certified Watertight Marketing Practitioner and my own training is accredited by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) and eligible for continuing professional development (CPD) points via the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

Interested in working with me and Nellie PR, please contact me or book yourself a free consult call

The Nellie PR team

I have an incredible network and love connecting people. I’m no lone wolf and am supported by the Watertight Marketing community and Nellie PR freelance team, including:

Serj Hallam

Serj Hallam

Serj is a communications professional with over 20 years’ of experience in developing and delivering strong strategic programmes, specifically in the data industry. She has worked directly with leadership teams to map out communications strategies aligned to commercial objectives, delivering impact, enhancing corporate reputation and strengthening stakeholder engagement. Serj has successfully collaborated with teams across the globe on proposition launches and thought leadership programmes.

Serj is passionate about helping businesses find, nurture and share their stories in creative ways, ensuring those stories reach and influence the right audiences, while delivering solid business results.

Elizabeth Wilmshurst

Liz is a communications consultant with 20 years’ experience in media, brand marketing and internal communications. Having started her career as a journalist, Liz has worked in-house and agency side across B2B and B2C, working with big name clients like Morrisons, M&S, Lloyds and Bupa, plus innovative start-ups and non-profits, to bring their stories to life – inside and out.

Liz is passionate about strong, strategic narratives that give your business purpose and that resonate with customers and colleagues alike. Liz has worked across multiple sectors including retail, FMCG, financial services, higher education and third sector covering full-mix marketing, content strategy and change communications, and uses this breadth of experience and insight to bring fresh perspectives to every project.


Nellie PR is an employer that always pays its interns.


I’m always on the look out for great people who are exceptional at what they do but also great to work with. Drop me a line if you think you have the right attention to detail and skill to support Nellie PR and our fabulous clients – either as a member of the freelance team, intern, or a recommended supplier.

Book a free consult call to find out more about Nellie PR can help you.