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

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 […]

Super Saturday as Albrighton retailers urge people to buy ‘local’

August 30th, 2015|

Shoppers are being urged to ‘think local’ this weekend when a Wolverhampton village launches its very own ‘Super Shopping Saturday’.

More than 25 retailers in Albrighton have signed up to the initiative, which is designed to increase footfall and offer a fun alternative to big town centre shopping.

Visitors on the day will be able to enjoy […]

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 […]

£1m training centre gives Wescott Coatings an ‘offshore’ boost

August 19th, 2015|

A £1m investment to capitalise on opportunities in the offshore wind sector has been unveiled in the North East.

Wescott Coatings and Training Services, which celebrates its 5th birthday this year, has officially opened its new head office and extended training centre on Tyne Point Industrial Estate in Jarrow.

Supported by funding from GROW:OffshoreWind, the company now […]

Droplet arrives as Leeds set to play a key role in payment revolution

August 19th, 2015|

Retailers, bars and coffee shops in Leeds will be among the first businesses in the UK to take advantage of a mobile payment app being officially launched this week.

‘Droplet Rewards’ – the brainchild of tech entrepreneurs Steffan Aquarone and Will Grant – is offering firms in the City the chance to take advantage of the […]

Specialist appointment boosts QualitySolicitors Talbots’ Family Law offer

August 19th, 2015|

A leading West Midlands law firm has gained a notable coup by securing the services of one of the UK’s leading experts in family law.

Quality Solicitors Talbots, which employs 180 people across 7 local offices, has appointed Paul Furnival to lead the firm’s Private Client Family Law offer.

The experienced specialist’s remit is to grow the […]

2500 milestone for Grayson as new ‘E-Drive’ system proves a global hit

August 19th, 2015|

A Birmingham company is celebrating a major milestone after it completed the 2500th sale of its innovative cooling system for the passenger vehicle industry.

Grayson Thermal Systems, which employs 245 people at its manufacturing and assembly plants in Birmingham, Poland and North America, has sold nearly £7m of its ‘E-Drive’ technology since it was first introduced.

The […]

£500,000 Investment helps Georg UK capitalise on soaring sales in aerospace and rail

August 19th, 2015|

A machinery manufacturer has embarked on a £500,000 investment drive on the back of soaring revenue driven by the aerospace and rail sectors.

Wolverhampton-based Georg UK has invested in its machine shop as it plots further growth following a 40 per cent rise in turnover last year.

The company, which was established in 1987, designs, builds and […]

Alloy Wire sets its sights on £10m sales after £700,000 investment

August 19th, 2015|

A Black Country manufacturer – 100% owned by its staff – has invested over £700,000 in a bid to increase its global customer base.

Alloy Wire, which makes round, flat, shaped profile and electrical resistance wires in a range of exotic nickel alloys, has set its sights on reaching £10m of annual sales by 2016 after […]