“Together we can do so much" - Helen Keller
Two heads are better than one – so goes the old English proverb. We like to think that at Middleton Davies we prove this theory. We’ve worked together successfully for over three years, combining our breadth of expertise and passion for creative storytelling – and delivering exceptional results for our clients.
We cut our teeth and built our careers in two very different industries: global energy and fashion and retail. These worlds don’t normally come together but when they do, we’re proof that exciting things can happen. Our perspectives naturally challenge each other, while our skills sets complement each other. This leads to fresh ideas and robust strategies that view a wider world.
What unites us is our commitment and passion to discover stories, create meaningful connections and inspire change. We also share a pragmatic attitude, a healthy sense humour and love for all things gin.
Our friendly, authentic and honest approach has rewarded us with clients that return to us time and time again. We’re passionate about every project and every client. Our dedication directly delivers tangible results for our clients and our creative process is tried and tested.
We are proud to be independent and rooted in the Midlands. We’ve worked with some of the world’s global leading agencies and believe our personal approach and flexibility is what gives us an edge and a purpose. We’re driven, resourceful and future-focused – our client’s results matter deeply to us. That’s why we’ve put our names to the business.
We look forward to working with you.
Rebecca is has over 17 years of experience and expertise in international PR, corporate and crisis communications, community affairs and reputation management.
After eight years of living and working in Germany, Rebecca set up Middleton PR in 2015. During her time in Dusseldorf, Rebecca managed international corporate communications for E.ON SE, one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies and owner of E.ON UK. She successfully delivered international and national communication strategies and media engagement across the UK, Europe and globally to support the company’s core objectives and reputation goals. While there, Rebecca looked after over 20 markets across Europe and is experienced at juggling conflicting and challenging needs, political communications and managing PR for complex M&A deals.
Before moving to Germany, Rebecca was senior PR for E.ON UK and worked across the business delivering key corporate and community campaigns. She is an experienced crisis and incident communicator and has regularly acted as company spokesman – including live TV and Radio.
Rebecca is also a trained broadcast journalist and worked freelance across a number of BBC and commercial stations before moving into PR.
With over 20 years in the design industry, Nikki’s path into graphics was more by evolution than design. With a fashion and knitwear degree from Nottingham, she knew it was brand and product development that really interested her. More geek than Givenchy – computer aided design came easily and Adobe became her best friend and her path became clear. The overlapping design skills meant a seamless transition to product and print and the professional skills were learnt through hard graft and experience.
Exciting career opportunities within various well-known and respected manufacturing and retail brands, meant her true love could be explored. Branding, product and packaging design was all in her scope of responsibility, working closely with product marketing and PR. Project management, brand direction, retail brochures and direct mail catalogues were her bread and butter. When the opportunity arose, Nikki took the bold step to become freelance to explore creative freedom and give her scope to really explore her passions. This led to opportunities to support younger, smaller brands and ambitious entrepreneurs and adding to the rich tapestry of her experiences, as well as consulting on larger brands too.
This left field approach very much reflects her creative and strategic thinking. She endeavors to see the big picture and tackles problems by twisting them onto their heads and then throwing sideways logic at it until it breaks wide open.