The award-winning team at DCA includes PR graduates, marketing professionals and former journalists, all of whom have outstanding writing skills, understand news management and are adept at campaign development.
John has extensive experience in public relations and the media having joined DCA from the Plymouth Herald, where he was news editor, then going on to become co-director of the agency.
He has a degree in Economics and Politics and prior to university worked as a quantity surveyor on major schemes in the City of London, Docklands and in local government.
John currently works with clients as diverse as Cornish Mutual, Destination Plymouth, the Plymouth University-backed Growth Acceleration and Investment Network (GAIN) and Imerys Minerals.
He retains a strong interest in development and regeneration through his work with English Cities Fund in Plymouth and the Eco-town project in Mid-Cornwall for Eco-Bos.
Jason is a co-director of DCA and joined the company in 2001. A trained journalist, he spent eight years with the Western Morning News including two as business editor and four as news editor, running a busy newsroom.
He has a degree in English Language and Literature from University College Oxford and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies from the Cardiff School of Journalism.
Jason acts for a diverse range of public and private sector clients including the Duchy of Cornwall, Wave Hub, Blue Cedar Homes, Inox Group, Oxford Innovation and the Growth, Acceleration and Investment Network (GAIN).
Tom moved back to Cornwall having worked in London for over 10 years.
Tom has worked for a range of national and international clients within the B2B and travel and tourism sectors.While working for Aspectus PR, a global public relations agency, Tom managed the account for HID Global, the access control specialists. This account focused on positioning the business as a thought leader in the national press and the business media across the UK. One of the main elements of the campaign was to communicate the importance of animal tagging technology to farmers. This was done through thought leadership articles, case studies and video. .
Tom has worked as a freelance journalist, covering lifestyle issues, and New Century Marketing - a marketing and communications company working with clients such as British Airways and the Barbados Tourist Board.
Zoe Bourdeaux joined DCA in April 2010 from the Cornish Guardian newspaper, where she was community editor in St Austell.
A trained journalist, Zoe moved home to Cornwall from London in 2008. During her stint in the city, she worked as news editor for the Recorder newspaper series in east London and handled communications for Westminster City Council’s housing arm.
For the past five years Zoe has also written for a range of national newspapers and magazines including The Sun and Take a Break.
Zoe’s clients include A&P Falmouth, Cornwall Care and Falmouth Harbour Commissioners.
Zoe is currently on maternity leave.
Wendy has extensive experience in public relations, communications and engagement, having joined DCA from an acute NHS hospital trust where she was the communications service lead for over five years.
Since 2000, her portfolio of media management has been diverse – including nuclear safety and military operations at home and abroad for the Ministry of Defence; politics and major service changes for a unitary council, conservation of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and innovation in NHS healthcare and science. Previously Wendy worked in broadcast and corporate television production, including award-winning patient education and charity appeal films, and she was news editor of a regional television station. The grass roots of her career started in print journalism and she still has a love of writing.
Media training, pro-active media relations, crisis management, emergency response communications, staff and community engagement, transformational change and campaigns are her forte.
Natalie joined DCA as an account executive in July 2010 on an Unlocking Cornish Potential graduate placement.
She graduated from Bournemouth University in 2009 with a degree in Multi-Media Journalism and worked as a PR assistant at not-for-profit organisation Rezolve Kernow before joining DCA.
Natalie is developing DCA’s website and social media as well as helping clients with their social media strategies.
Natalie is also supporting the team on a wide range of client accounts, including Classic Cottages, the Carbis Bay Hotel, Exeter City FC and the Mill End Hotel.
Sam joined the company in 2008 after graduating with a degree in Interior Textiles and Surface Design from Somerset College of Art and Technology.
Sam is responsible for all the office administration at DCA including media monitoring, analysis of coverage and the overall smooth running of the office.