What we do

In a nutshell, no nonsense communications tailored to the client’s requirements. We thrive on unearthing the ‘gem’ of a story you’ve overlooked, packaging it for the media and then using our relationships to get the maximum coverage. Phone: 07812 600 271 Email: russ@cucumberpr.co.uk

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We try to make PR fun and effective, leaving the client free to concentrate on what they do best…run their business or organisation. Twitter: @cucumberpr / @dwarfio

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June 2018

‘Five Star’ birthday present for Cucumber PR

June 25th, 2018|

A leading communications agency has celebrated its 5th birthday in style by securing five new contracts.

Cucumber PR, which is run by husband and wife team Russ and Joan Cockburn, has been appointed to handle the public relations for lifting specialist TotalKare, advertising agency M3 and industrial measuring expert Blum-Novotest.

It comes just a few weeks after […]

New group launches to boost UK productivity

June 25th, 2018|

A new consortium of like-minded companies has been launched to boost UK manufacturing’s productivity and competitive advantage.

The In-Comm Training & Manufacturing Group (ITMG) has been created to give SME manufacturers access to world class technology and business and learning support that can bridge the skills gap, increase R&D, help it drive continuous improvement and embrace […]

A ‘Family Affair’ as new artisan pizzeria and bistro opens its doors in Albrighton

June 25th, 2018|

Albrighton’s culinary scene has been given a further boost this week, with an exciting new artisan pizzeria and family bistro opening for business.

La Famiglia, located on the High Street in the village, is looking to meet demand for a high-quality eatery that offers couples, friends, parents and their children great tasting pizzas, classic Italian favourites […]

Candidate Source backs ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ for Anthony and Rhys

June 25th, 2018|

A local man is planning to attempt the Three Peaks Challenge to raise much needed money for Pens Meadow Parent Outreach Service.

32 year-old Anthony Cokeley, who works for Dudley CVS, is looking to raise over £2500 for the local specialist school that is helping his six-year-old son Rhys come to terms with his cerebral palsy […]

New-look M3 secures Harley-Davidson account

June 25th, 2018|

A leading West Midlands full-service advertising agency is celebrating the launch of its new brand by sealing a hat-trick of client wins.

M3, which offers creative, brand development, media planning and web development services, has secured £650,000 of new contracts to deliver campaigns for Harley-Davidson, Solmar Villas and Marston’s.

It marks a 10% growth in turnover to […]

New Headquarters for CEC as it targets £3m turnover

June 25th, 2018|

One of the UK’s leading specialists in utility management has moved into new headquarters in Surrey as part of ambitious plans to target £3m by 2020.

Control Energy Costs, which provides companies with a full utility management, procurement and site works service, has invested £175,000 into taking on and fitting out a 2,500 sq ft Grade […]

May 2018

Heavenly ale on tap as Beer Festival set to raise money for crucial church restoration work

May 20th, 2018|

Parishioners in a Shropshire village are turning ‘to drink’ to help raise money for a crucial restoration project.

St Mary Magdalene Church in Albrighton will be hosting its 5th annual Beer Festival this weekend (25th-26th May) in a bid to secure much needed funds to restore the stunning Chancel East Window.

Hundreds of real ale and cider […]

Shield aims to build on record-breaking £80m year with ‘energy saving’ drive

May 20th, 2018|

A leading tier one supplier of castings and machined components has tapped into specialist support to manage its energy costs after seeing sales rocket by £15m.

Shield Group, which operates from six different manufacturing divisions across Coventry, Leicestershire, Northampton and Oldham, has just hit £80m for the first time in its 69-year history after securing new […]

UK’s first ‘whale of pods’ arrives in Milton Keynes

May 20th, 2018|

The UK’s first ever ‘whale of pods’ has arrived in Milton Keynes thanks to the efforts of a Coventry-based autonomous vehicle specialist.

Aurrigo, a division of RDM Group, has delivered 10 ‘Pod Zeros’ for use in the next stage of UK Autodrive that will shortly see self-driving vehicles taking to the pavements and streets of the […]

April 2018

‘Every little helps’ as Nim’s signs major Tesco deal  

April 2nd, 2018|

Nim’s Fruit & Veg Crisps has capped a major year of expansion by sealing its largest ever listing with a UK supermarket.

The company, which produces air dried fruit and vegetable crisps, will now be stocked by Tesco, a deal that comes hot on the heels of agreements with Co-Op and online specialist Ocado.

More than 1,500 […]