“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, social, media relations and marketing communications gained through extensive in-house and agency experience across a number of industries.

Here's our team, along with some insights into what makes them tick. By all means get in touch if you have a brief or a project you'd like to discuss with us.

Team profiles

Karen Tinkler

Karen Tinkler

One of Partners’ two owners, Karen draws on 20 years’ experience to plan and deliver 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 running PR and marketing training.
Karen currently chairs the global International Public Relations Team PR network, through which she coordinates international campaigns. She is a York Professionals board director and a member of the Brighter Future committee, established to raise awareness of collaborative family law in the north of England. 
She volunteers as a mentor for charities and social entrepreneurs, and recently joined the York Blind and Partially Sighted Society's fundraising and marketing committee to help create and implement a communications strategy for the charity.

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

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, a member of the York Design Awards committee, and also supports employee-volunteering charity 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

Senior 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
Thomas Johann

Thomas Johann

Digital Account Manager
Thomas has over a decade’s experience of providing digital marketing support to help businesses acquire, retain and grow customers. He specialises in strategic planning, web development, SEO, SEM and e-commerce management and has worked across multiple industries, including food and drink, construction, health, entertainment and people assessments. At Partners, Thomas works closely with clients and account teams to ensure clients’ websites are performing effectively and that PR and digital marketing strategies and campaigns are aligned.

Favourite places: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Favourite food: Steak, chips and salad with a lobster sauce
Favourite website: Apple.com
Passions: Photography and being an awesome dad
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.
Joe Richardson

Joe Richardson

Senior Account Executive
With over eight years' experience in traditional marketing, digital media and public relations, Joe brings a plethora of knowledge and skills to the Partners team. He has worked both agency and client side, and across a variety of industries, including property, construction, leisure, retail and entertainment.

As a senior account executive here at Partners, Joe provides our clients with highly targeted PR and communications support, drawing on the strong media relationships developed during his PR career and his knowledge of traditional and digital marketing.

Passions: My family, music and sport.
People who make me laugh: Stand ups such as Greg Davies, Russell Kane, Chris Ramsey and Carl Hutchinson.
Music of choice:  I love so many different styles and genres. Current favourites are York based The Howl and the Hum.
Favourite film: Leon.
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: Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Music of choice: Anything with an up tempo beat and played loudly
Favourite TV shows: Killing Eve
Things that make me laugh: Most things
Nicola Neilson

Nicola Neilson

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


Office pup
Flo joined us in February 2018 straight out of puppy school. She still has a lot to learn, but she’s very good at building relationships with clients and letting us know when there’s someone at the door. 
Passions: Chasing sticks and balls; paddling in streams
Favourite food: Biscuits (and anything anyone is careless enough to drop on the floor)
Favourite place: Under Leanne’s desk