Paperchase Public Relations

 is the company of Simon Wells.

About

Company introduction

Simon is one of Britain's leading independent PR advisors.
 
Bringing a wealth of experience to the role spanning more than 25 years, he began his career as a journalist and editor on major news and business to business publications.  After moving into PR, he now works with everyone from the world's largest multinationals to ambitious start-ups - and companies of every size in-between.
 
Simon is the founder and managing director of Paperchase.
 
His approach to PR has always been driven purely by results - and he achieves these by consistently adopting an approach which is as proactive as it is innovative. In short, he keeps the aims of his clients and the requirements of journalists - be they broadcast, print or online - at the heart of this process.
 
Simon has worked with companies operating in most sectors: from manufacturing to public services and retail to professional services. In addition, he is acknowledged to have industry-leading expertise in the automotive sector. Simon's detailed knowledge of the issues and personalities driving both the motor trade and fleet industries are widely recognised to be second to none.
 
But quite apart from advising hundreds of companies worldwide on their PR strategies, he has also been involved in his own successful business start-ups. Consequently, he brings great strategic knowledge to his role which reaches well beyond the boundaries of PR and general marketing. As a result, he is often used by clients as a source of business advice and ideas.
 
Current and past Paperchase clients include GE Capital, Glass’s Guide, Arval, RAC, epyx, iVendi, Microban, Chevin Fleet Solutions, Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association, The Warranty Group, AA Tyre Fit, TLS Vehicle Rental, CFC Solutions, Holland and Barrett, Churchill Tableware and Pinewood Computer Solutions.
 
Here, you will find testimonials from clients and a selection of recent press releases, social media activity and more.

Clients

Current and previous clients include

Simon has an excellent grasp of the issues affecting our industry and is able to take those messages to the media in a very effective manner.

Ian Simpson Automotive Managing Director.
The Warranty Group

As a relatively new business, we are very keen to take our message to market and make it heard by the right people. Simon has helped us identify what is newsworthy about Startline and made sure that we gained coverage in the right media.

Paul Burgess CEO, Startline Motor Finance

As a relatively new company, we have been very keen to make some noise about our products and capabilities, and Simon has played a key role in helping to establish us as a credible voice in the marketplace.

James Tew CEO.
iVendi

Press Releases

The latest news and releases from Paperchase PR

Below are recent press releases from Paperchase Public Relations. Please click on the headline to download.

Brand played a part in almost three quarters of used car purchases from retailers who are part of the RAC Dealer Network, according to new research by the motoring organisation.
 
When asked about the importance of the RAC name in their buying decision, 17.8% of 1,274 used car buyers questioned said it was the “main reason” they chose the supplying dealer while 54.8% described it as having “some impact.”
 
Meanwhile, in a separate survey, 5,445 people who bought a used car from the RAC Dealer Network were asked whether they would recommend the experience. Using the widely-respected Net Promoter Score (NPS) measurement, designed to gauge overall customer satisfaction, the result was +72.6.
 
NPS is used by major organisations across the world and is intended to accurately measure the loyalty that exists between a company and its customers on a scale of -100 to +100. Any score above +50 is seen as excellent.
 
Sean Kent, RAC Sales Director at Assurant, which partners with the RAC in providing and administering warranties across the Dealer Network, said that the results were very pleasing.
 
“Working side by side, Assurant and the RAC have gradually developed a customer proposition over several years that is designed to lead the used car sector and the feedback seen here shows that we are very much achieving that aim.
 
“The research results also illustrate how the RAC name can impact customer perceptions. This is one of the most trusted motoring brands in the UK and has significant commercial value, as our dealers will testify.”
 
Assurant plans to add around 200 new members to the RAC Dealer Network in 2019, reaching a total of 1,550. The increase comes in addition to a recruitment drive in 2018 that saw the network increase in size from 1,200 to its present 1,400 dealers.
 
Sean said: “Our growth and success has been built on getting the basics right. In addition to the benefits of RAC branding, we offer comprehensive products backed up with high quality training and excellent systems from Assurant, all of which show an expert knowledge of the needs of used car dealers and buyers.
 
“We are always keen to talk to dealers who share our passion for delivering an outstanding customer experience and are interested in becoming part of the network.”
 
Assurant is a Fortune 500 company that operates in 21 countries and provides motor warranty products and supporting infrastructure sold in the UK under the RAC brand.
 
Statistics in this press release are taken from the RAC Dealer Reviews site, January-December 2018.
 
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For press enquiries please contact:
Simon Wells at Paperchase PR on 07768 912430
or e-mail simon@paperchasepr.co.uk 
 
About the RAC
First formed in 1897 the RAC has been looking after the needs of its members and championing the interests of motorists for 120 years.
Today it has more than eight million members and is one of the UK’s most progressive motoring organisations, providing services for both private and business motorists. Whether it's roadside assistance, insurance, buying a used car, vehicle inspections and checks, legal services or up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information – the RAC offers a solution for all motoring needs. The RAC is committed to making motoring easier, safer, more affordable and more enjoyable for drivers and road users. 
The RAC is the motorist’s champion and campaigns to support the interests of its members and UK motorists at a national level. This includes voicing concerns about the increasing cost of motoring, particularly the price of fuel and the high level of tax levied on it, advancing levels of road safety, and supporting the needs of all drivers, from young to old.
The RAC’s annual Report on Motoring– first published in 1989 – provides a clear insight into the concerns and issues facing today’s motorists. 
For the very latest news on UK fuel prices, check RAC Fuel Watchor follow #racfuelwatch on Twitter. RAC Fuel Watch is a comprehensive guide to the latest UK unleaded petrol and diesel prices – both at the wholesale level and at the pump. RAC Fuel Watch analyses how prices changed through the previous month and compares the most recent prices with those from three, six and 12 months before. 
Key facts:
  • RAC patrols fix four out of five vehicles at the roadside and on average within 30minutes
  • RAC vans carry more than 500 parts and tools to get members’ vehicles going again
  • 92% of members would recommend RAC Rescue to their friends and family
 
RAC press releases, news alerts and a wealth of motoring research is available from the RAC press centre.
 
 
About Assurant 
Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) is a global provider of risk management solutions, protecting where consumers live and the goods they buy. A Fortune 500 company, Assurant focuses on the housing and lifestyle markets, and is among the market leaders in mobile device protection and related services; extended service contracts; vehicle protection products; pre-funded funeral insurance; renters insurance and lender-placed homeowners insurance. Assurant has a market presence in 21 countries, while its Assurant Foundation works to support and improve communities. Learn more at assurant.com or on Twitter @AssurantNews.
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Paperchase Public Relations Ltd,
3 Blacksmiths Close, Thrussington, Leicestershire LE7 4UJ

Email : simon@paperchasepr.co.uk - Web : www.paperchasepr.co.uk
Tel : 07768 912 430

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