Former Chancellor visits PR firm’s new office

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Stratford-Upon-Avon MP and former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nadhim Zahawi visited an international PR and marketing agency on the eve of their official office opening. ‘Talking Tortoise’ have recently moved in to a prestigious new office space and training centre based at Long Barn Village near Alcester. 

The company was founded by mum-of-three, Jessica Blyth-Sweetingham in 2014, specialising in marketing IT hardware, software and cybersecurity. Talking Tortoise have since grown to specialise in public relations and marketing services for businesses in a range of industries including tourism and leisure, IT, and professional services. The company recently supported the British Titanic Society when they were inundated with media enquiries following the disappearance of the OceanGate submersible in the Atlantic Ocean, with TV and radio appearances across the UK and as far afield as South Africa. 

‘’Talking Tortoise have grown to serve large clients but also some very good local clients here in Warwickshire and it’s fantastic to be here at their new office and training centre,’’ said Mr. Zahawi.

Talking Tortoise are one of the first firms to move into the newly renovated Makers’ Space on the outskirts of Alcester. The former visitor attraction has been completly refurbished and transformed into a ‘Makers’ Space’, home to creative businesses and a new cafe. The marketing firm’s office will also serve a dual purpose as a training centre, with courses available to support small business owners and business professionals with improving their social media presence and branding.

‘’We’re delighted to launch this exciting new chapter of our business from our new base in Warwickshire. We have clients spread across the entirety of the United Kingdom, all the way from Southampton up to Fife in Scotland,’’ said Mrs Blyth-Sweetingham.

‘’The business has come an incredibly long way since it was launched from my kitchen table back in 2014. We can’t wait to celebrate our ten-year anniversary next year, but before then we are hoping to be able to make lots of new business connections throughout Alcester and the surrounding area.’’ 

The firm’s new location can be easily identified by a life-size Galapagos tortoise model which proudly sits outside the entrance.

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