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

December 2020

Quartet of contract wins puts Cucumber PR on course for record year

December 7th, 2020|

A no-nonsense approach to strategic media relations has helped an independent communications specialist secure a number of new client wins.

Cucumber PR, which is run by husband and wife team Russ and Joan Cockburn, is on course for its best-ever year after being appointed by Berriman Estate Agents, MET Recruitment and Pebbles Care to deliver a […]

November 2020

It’s good to talk

November 27th, 2020|

I think it was Bob Hoskins who coined the phrase ‘it’s good to talk’ when he appeared in an advert for British Telecom in the 90s. Only four words, but boy have they made a difference over the past eight months.

Covid-19 has done its best to strangle any ‘social’ element out of life as we […]

Brexit uncertainty weighs heavy on SME manufacturers looking to recover from Covid-19

November 16th, 2020|

The report, which gathered intelligence from 409 companies across the country, revealed that uncertainty is still holding many management teams back, with 47% admitting they have no idea how the transition out of the EU will affect their business.

This worrying message is reinforced by an industry that is still besieged by Covid-19 and living with […]

October 2020

£150,000 SITR investment helps Gro-Organic sow the seeds of growth

October 30th, 2020|

A West Midlands social enterprise that empowers people to reach their full potential through positive experiences to improve mental, physical and emotional wellbeing has been given a funding boost to help it deal with a rapid rise in referrals during Covid-19.

Queens Award winners Gro-Organic, formed in 2011 by social entrepreneur Sarah Treanor, has secured £150,000 […]

Report shows that weaker supply chains are hitting SMEs looking to recover from Covid-19

October 30th, 2020|

SME manufacturers already hit hard by Covid-19 are being squeezed between a huge drop in demand and weaker supply chains according to a new report out today.

64% of the 289 respondents, who are engaged with the Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP), said orders had dropped due to the pandemic, with furniture, software and general engineering the […]

August 2020

Home Comforts

August 28th, 2020|

Ministers have spent the last few days kick-starting a new campaign to get people to return to the office in a bid to breathe much-needed life back into our city centres.

It has sparked the ‘work from home’ debate again, with pretty much every media platform examining the pros and cons of being based from your […]

Challenge Academy aims to get children active again with launch of Summer Reboot Camp

August 9th, 2020|

A Black Country outdoor learning specialist has launched a new Summer Reboot Camp to help young people affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.

Challenge Academy, which offers a host of aerial adventures and a testing 15 base ground challenge at its facility inside Baggeridge Country Park, is hoping to make up for time lost during the academic […]

West Midlands manufacturers join forces to produce new ‘reusable’ visors for frontline staff

August 9th, 2020|

Protecting frontline workers against the threat of Covid-19 has been the catalyst for nine manufacturers and an engineering design agency to come together to launch a new product.

The Manufacturing Assembly Network, which employs over 2000 people across 21 factories, has invested more than £30,000 into the design and manufacture of the manKIND Visor, an easy […]

May 2020

Covid-19 places Augmented Reality at the heart of the ‘new working normal’

May 19th, 2020|

Covid-19 will accelerate the business world’s move to Augmented Reality (AR) and other IoT solutions, as companies across the UK look to adapt to a ‘new working normal’.

Jim Heppelmann, CEO of industrial innovation technology specialist PTC, believes the way frontline workers have seamlessly adapted to the benefits of AR to continue to perform their roles […]