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.
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.
The latest news and releases from Paperchase PR
Below are recent press releases from Paperchase Public Relations. Please click on the headline to download.
A new tool created by epyx is designed to make car and van damage easier to manage for both fleets using daily rental and their suppliers.
The Damage Module creates a controlled, transparent, efficient process for handling damage that occurs during rentals to fleets through the 1link Hire Network platform.
Key features include the ability to raise a damage notification of intent, upload pictures and damage details, create an invoice and also handle both claims and rejections.
There is also an engineer escalation process that includes a full audit trail, and automated communications are sent to all parties involved in the process to provide regular updates.
at Phil Davis, product manager epyx, explained: “Managing the rectification and recharging of damage to rental vehicles is a time consuming and distracting process for everyone involved. The Damage Module allows valid claims to be processed quickly and without fuss.
“It was developed with the input of both rental suppliers and fleets who use 1link Hire Network and the finished product is, we believe, a genuinely innovative and highly efficient solution to this problem.
“We have been investing at a considerable level in enhancing 1link Hire Network over the last couple of years, adding new tools and features, and the Damage Module is one of the most significant.”
the market-leading rental platform in the fleet sector, adopted by more than 50 1link Hire Network is vehicle hire suppliers working with thousands of UK fleets.
For purchasers of daily rental services such as major fleets, 1link Hire Network provides fast and easy online management of daily rental, including multi-supplier quotations and subsequent booking.
For daily rental suppliers, it provides access to new customers as well as fast and low-cost, electronically validated bookings alongside a range of other major process improvements.
epyx specialises in e-commerce solutions for the automotive sector. Its best-known products are the 1link platforms, which improve the efficiency of major fleets and their suppliers, covering functions including vehicle procurement, maintenance, hire, disposal and relicensing. They have been adopted by fleets totalling more than three million vehicles, around 18,000 service providers, and nearly all motor manufacturers on behalf of their franchise networks.
epyx is owned by FLEETCOR Technologies.
FLEETCOR Technologies is a leading global provider of commercial payment solutions. The company helps businesses of all sizes better control, simplify and secure payment of their fuel, toll, lodging and general payables. With its proprietary payment networks, FLEETCOR provides affiliated merchants with incremental sales and loyalty. FLEETCOR serves businesses, partners and merchants in North America, Latin America, Europe and Australasia. For more information, visit fleetcor.com.
For further details please contact Simon Wells at Paperchase Public Relations on 07768 912430 or e-mail email@example.com.