Simon Coughlin

Simon joined Whiteoaks in 2017 having previously worked for more than 11 years in public relations. Prior to joining Whiteoaks, Simon held in-house PR roles at FTSE100 organisations and was responsible for the planning, management and execution of PR campaigns, as well as crisis communications and issues management. He has as a thorough understanding of UK consumer and trade media, with particular knowledge of B2B tech and finance.

Favourite food/drink: Chinese – chicken with cashew nuts every time!

Interesting fact about you: In my post University days attempting to gain a foothold in newspaper journalism, I received a personal rejection letter from the then Mirror editor – a certain Piers Morgan

Favourite ‘out of work’ activity: Trying to stay fit by running and playing squash, as well as helping to run a youth football team and watching the mighty Saints (Southampton FC)

Favourite type of holiday: Beach and sunshine – taking the chance to catch up on reading fiction, particularly crime and thriller novels!