Charlotte Williams

Charlotte Williams

Director of PR & Communications| UK & EMEA

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About

Professional Summary

As Director of PR & Communications in the UK and EMEA I am responsible for:
• Developing and executing internal and external communications strategy for the UK and EMEA business.
• Developing and implementing tactical communications plans to build the brand and promote key messages across all media - print, broadcast and social
• Advising senior management on communications reputation management and developing a media engagement programme that supports key business lines.
• Media evaluation and reporting objectives, targets and successes across the business.
• Delivering strategic communications programmes for all our M&A activity

Managment:

  • Manage the UK in-house PR teams
  • Provide strategic direction to the PR teams acorss EMEA
  • For a year (2013/2014) I was Acting Head of EMEA Marketing & Communications (maternity leave cover)
  • I am a member of the EMEA Marketing Leadership and Global PR & Social teams
  • I lead the EMEA PR Leadership team

Accomplishments

I bring a wealth of corporate communications and PR experience in the real estate sector to any team. My expertise spans both agency and in-house PR roles and prior to joining Colliers International I managed my own PR consulting firm, Sidecar Communications. I was also EMEA PR Director for JLL for eight years; and worked for BDO Accountants, London Docklands Development Corporation and the Atomic Energy Authority. PR agencies that I have worked for include Bell Pottinger, Edelman and Tamesis (now FTI). 

As EMEA & UK Director of PR & Communications at Colliers I am responsible for developing and executing our internal and external communications strategy; and advising executive management on reputation management. My digital media credentials are highly rated, I have often presented at conferences and I have years of experience in broadcast media.

Education

London College of Communications

York College of Arts & Technology

Whitby School

Memberships & Involvements

CIPR

Clients

Atomic Energy Authority, London Docklands Development Corporation, Grant Thornton, BDO LLP, Quadrant, Gensler Architects, , Gunwharf Quays, Edelemaan,

Testimonials

Peter Evans, Wall Street Journal Europe: "Charlotte and Claudia both have their fingers on the pulse and can help  out with research and sourcing. Perhaps more importantly, both are excellent for property gossip and news."

Mark Valentine, Re-order
Business Development Director
"Charlotte was a very proactive, creative and strategic PR senior. I worked with her on a number of projects including the flagship event for our tax practice. Our media exposure and value was the best it ever had been and key stakeholders commented as such. A charismatic engaging individual I'd recommend Charlotte to anyone." August 6, 2010, Mark worked directly with Charlotte at BDO LLP
 
Stuart Smith, CEO, EAME Ogilvy Public Relations
"Charlotte showed an unparalleled knowledge of the communications environment in her sector and had an unstoppable enthusiasm for trying new strategies and getting results. She was a delight to work for as a client and knew how to get the best out of her agency and teams. An around great professional.
February 1, 2011, Stuart was a consultant or contractor to Charlotte at Jones Lang LaSalle

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