“The team is responsive, reliable and professional. It has been a pleasure working with Partners, and we recommend them highly.” 

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Our team

Our experienced team will quickly grasp your requirements and develop a communications strategy that will meet your objectives.
 
We offer a rare blend of complementary skills across PR, content generation, media relations and marketing communications gained through extensive in-house and agency experience.
 
 
 


Team profiles

 
Karen Tinkler

Karen Tinkler

Director
One of Partners’ two owners, Karen draws on 18 years’ experience to plan and provide strategic communications support for clients in professional services, food processing, business support, education and manufacturing industries, as well as communications activity surrounding mergers, acquisitions and buyouts, leading on new business generation within the business and delivering PR and marketing training.
 
Karen currently chairs the global International Public Relations Team PR network, through which she coordinates international campaigns, and is also part of the Brighter Future collaborative law marketing committee, established to raise awareness of the benefits of collaborative family law in the north of England. 
 
She also supports social entrepreneurs as a volunteer business mentor, and currently sits on the board of Otley-based social enterprise, Wild Goose Wellbeing. A keen writer, Karen loves nothing more than sitting down with a blank sheet of paper and crafting a story or campaign idea.
 
Hero: My grandma. She was strong, funny, always smiling and never let anything get her down for long.
Favourite places: Home, Cornwall, The Dales, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and anywhere warm & sunny.
Passions: Friends, family, walking in the Dales with our dog.
Favourite food - Steak pie and chips. I’m a northern lass!
 
Monica Green

Monica Green

Director
Having previously worked in-house for nursery goods manufacturer Mamas & Papas and for a leading London corporate and financial PR agency, Monica joined Partners in 2001. 
 
She is one of the two owners of the business and continues to work with clients in a wide range of sectors including property and construction, professional services, manufacturing, and hotel and leisure. She has worked with clients including Barratt Homes, Marriott Hotels, Nuffield Hospitals and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is a regular commentator on BBC Radio York, an entertaining speaker at various business events, a member of the Women in Property Yorkshire & NE committee and also supports York Cares.
 
Monica has a degree in English Language and Literature and a postgraduate diploma in Public Relations.

Favourite website: BBC iplayer – a great place to catch up
Passions: My son, family and salsa dancing
Favourite place: Relaxing on a sun soaked beach with a good book
People who make me laugh: Northern comedians including Peter Kay, Eric Morecambe and Lee Mack
 
Hannah Trinder

Hannah Trinder

Account Manager
With fifteen years’ experience, Hannah works with clients in the legal and professional services, education, business support, tourism and housing sectors.
 
She’s the day-to-day contact for many of our clients, and provides creative input into on and offline campaign planning, implementation, management and evaluation. 

Things that make me laugh: Observational comedy, particularly Michael McIntyre 
Hero: 90-year-old Grandma Olga - Facebooker, online banker and sudoku genius
Favourite food: Roast pork Sunday dinner, with crackling
Music of choice: A shameless plug for my friend's unsigned band, Mi Mye
 
Annis Cordy

Annis Cordy

Senior Account Executive
With a background in digital marketing and search engine optimisation, Annis works mainly with clients in the business-to-business, construction and professional services sectors.

At Partners Annis executes both digital and traditional PR activities, supporting the account managers and ensuring that campaigns are delivered effectively. Among other tasks, Annis writes media and website copy for clients, audits the websites and existing PR activity of clients and prospects, and assists with the creation of effective PR and content strategies across a range of niches.

Favourite authors: John Steinbeck, Margaret Atwood, A.S. Byatt
Favourite food: Middle Eastern – I love anything spicy and fragrant
Relax by: reading, cooking and knitting. I’m an avid knitter and run a weekly knitting group – we meet in a pub in York city centre
Favourite website: Wikipedia – I’ll start somewhere sensible and emerge from the ‘wiki-hole’ three hours later with a wealth of pointless new knowledge!
 
Leanne Kirtley

Leanne Kirtley

Senior Account Executive
Having earned a Masters in Journalism and most recently worked as features editor for one of the UK’s oldest trade magazines, Leanne knows all about the importance of creating the kind of content that grabs readers’ attention. At Partners, she works as part of client account teams to research, write and place the kinds of news stories, technical and issues-led features and comment pieces that engage key audiences and shape industry opinions.
 
Hero: Terry Pratchett, I’ve read and loved all his books since I was a teenager.
Favourite places: I’m a sucker for a day out in Whitby and I also can’t wait for the day I go back to visit Hangzhou in China.
Passions: As a student I worked at Alton Towers, and have been a bit mad for theme parks ever since, especially around Halloween!
Favourite films: Harold & Maude and What We Do In The Shadows.
 
 
David Leon

David Leon

Managing Director - Partners Leisure
David has over 20 years’ tourism and leisure marketing experience, having held senior marketing positions with some of the UK's leading visitor attractions and now as a consultant in the sector. David mixes strategy and planning with highly creative executions to deliver campaigns that have won numerous tourism marketing and PR awards. David is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
 
Favourite book: Lord of the Rings
Favourite website: Tripadvisor - I never go anywhere without checking the reviews first
Relax by: Good movie or a good book
Favourite film: Fifth Element - we'll all be wearing Jean Paul Gaultier in the future
 
Anneliese Marshall

Anneliese Marshall

Team PA
As PA to the board of directors, Anneliese has a full and varied role. No two days are the same and it is much more than organising meetings and making tea! She works closely with the directors on a variety of client accounts - from major local developers to national charities - as well as supporting the fee earning team.
 
Favourite book: John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
Music of choice: Bastille
Favourite TV shows: If only I had time to watch TV!
Things that make me laugh: Most things 
 
Nicola Neilson

Nicola Neilson

Receptionist
Nicola has been with Partners for more than 20 years and is most people’s first contact with the company. She juggles answering the phone with all kinds of other jobs including paying suppliers and chasing debtors in the nicest way possible.  She also makes great tea.
 
Favourite films: Green Mile, Pulp Fiction, Face Off, Legends Of The Fall
Heroes: My parents
Music of choice: Stiff Little Fingers, Plan B, Fall Out Boys
Relax by: Chilling out at home
Favourite TV shows: Big Bang Theory, Suits, Whitechapel