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

At a Glance

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

Latest From The Blog

January 2019

Automation…better the devil you know

January 13th, 2019|

Writing every day means I rarely get around to penning a blog. It normally takes something really annoying to spur my inner creativity and give me the push to put down my thoughts on a different medium other than twitter.

One such occasion happened over the weekend. Whilst trawling the latest news on the mighty Wolverhampton […]

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 […]

October 2016

Demolishing perceptions

October 28th, 2016|

Cucumber has recently started looking after PR for C&D Consultancy and, in a bid to get to know the demolition sector better, attended one of the industry’s largest events…the Institute of Demolition Engineers’ Autumn Seminar. Fair to say you should never judge a book by its cover…

When you think of the demolition sector, images of […]

February 2016

Bruderer set to unveil ‘UK’ first at MACH 2016

February 15th, 2016|

Bruderer UK is set to have its biggest ever presence at MACH later this year and is promising to unveil a ‘UK’ first in high performance stamping.

The company, which has bases in Birmingham and Luton, will be showcasing its BSTA 410-110 for the first time ever in this country, a new high speed press that […]

January 2016

Futura Group has designs on £28m sales

January 8th, 2016|

One of the Black Country’s best kept industrial secrets has enjoyed the best twelve months in its 28-year history after seeing sales soar past the £25m mark.

Futura Group, which offers bespoke design, technical recruitment and prototyping through its five companies, has secured a host of new contracts with car makers including Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover, […]

August 2015

Giving the smaller boys a voice

August 30th, 2015|

Russ explains why smaller companies should not be reluctant to have their voices heard…

It’s interesting to view how much the economic pendulum has swung since the global recession of 2009.

Back then a large part of the media’s agenda was sewn up with the big boys, the car producers, aerospace giants and the financial powerhouses would regularly […]

Cucumber launches with new approach to PR

August 19th, 2015|

A leading West Midlands PR specialist has embarked on an exciting new venture designed to bring ‘no nonsense, value for money’ communications to the region.

Russ Cockburn, who previously headed up Danks Cockburn Communications, launched Cucumber PR earlier this month and is already setting his sights on winning over companies and organisations who have had bad […]

July 2015

Running for Mom

July 28th, 2015|

There’s a famous old saying that you ‘should walk a mile in their shoes before you judge someone’.

Well last October I ran 26.2 miles and think all regular marathon runners are crazy and include my own brother Nick in that.

Just a few days after completing my first endurance race on the streets of Dublin and […]