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 a relationship with epyx that dates back almost two decades and, during that time, has played a key part in shaping the positive perception of the company across the motor industry.
Dal Dosanjh Head of marketing communications.
As a business, we have been bringing a new and innovative proposition to the motor finance sector, and Simon’s help has been invaluable in communicating that message to the market.
Paul Burgess CEO, Startline Motor Finance
We’ve worked closely with Simon almost since the inception of the company and he has greatly helped us to define the iVendi's identity as we have evolved to become the market leader in online motor retail.
James Tew CEO.
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New interface allows dashcam footage to be imported straight into fleet software
A new interface developed by FleetCheck allows dashcam video to be imported directly into its fleet management software for the first time.
The development has a wide variety of uses, the company says, such as allowing video of an accident to be linked to an incident report or to help prevent various scams designed to allow fraudulent accident claims to be made.
Peter Golding, managing director, said: “More and more of our users are adopting dashcams, especially among van and truck fleets, and are using video for a wide range of management purposes.
“One of the key purposes of fleet management software is being able to keep all the information that you need in one place in a structured fashion, so the new interface that we have created is very important.
“For example, being able to open a report on an accident and examine the video taken can have a direct influence on how the user progresses with claims, repairs and other actions. It is extremely useful.”
Peter added that he expected video to become more widely used in fleet management over the next few years.
“Video, especially when it is geostamped, provides excellent evidence in terms of all kinds of fleet actions. We tend to think of dashcams and accidents but there are a multitude of other applications.
“For example, you could ask a driver to provide video evidence of a walkaround vehicle inspection on their smartphone or a garage to e-mail video showing that a particular repair is needed. The potential is considerable.”
The dashcam interface is now available to all FleetCheck users free of charge.
Based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, FleetCheck is one of the UK’s leading fleet software and management specialists. Established in 2006, it now has a customer base of more than 800 businesses totalling around 80,000 vehicles using its suite of advanced fleet software solutions, which place an accent on ease of use and effectiveness. The company also offers a range of additional service including telematics, risk management, driver training, licence checking, fleet documentation, fleet policy creation and strategy implementation.
More details can be found at fleetcheck.co.uk.
For further details, please contact Simon Wells at Paperchase Public Relations:
- 07768 912 430