Noble Ink comprises Annie and Paul Noble. They have been practising in the public relations and marketing fields as communicators, counsellors, educators and implementers for longer than they would care to admit.
Annie Noble started her journalistic career as a researcher for Radio Times. Later she became production editor of Management Today and then deputy editor of Business Matters. Moving into PR, she set up a high-tech public relations consultancy before joining HAT Group plc as marketing services manager. She then set up Noble Ink to provide PR, marketing communications, copywriting and freelance journalism.
Under the umbrella of Noble Ink, Annie has provided consultancy to a wide range of organisations across many different market areas. She has also worked as PR & Marketing Communications Manager for a publicly-quoted software company, Head of PR for a marketing services consultancy, and Senior Account Director for the technology arm of a major UK PR Group. Her many roles have also included lecturing in written communication at University level and commercial writing training. She is the author of Chambers’ Guide to Business English.
Paul Noble started in the junior echelons of PR consultancy before rising through the ranks to director level, and then establishing his own consultancy. He moved on to a senior in-house corporate communications role at a top-10 UK insurer. Next, he applied his practitioner experience to leading the public relations degree programme at Bournemouth University.
At Noble Ink, he is responsible for training and professional education, online as well as face-to-face, together with mentoring young professionals and advising growing PR consultancies. This sits alongside his expertise in the measurement and evaluation of public relations: as well as individuals, he helps both in-house departments and PR consultancies develop best practice in this area.
Paul is a Fellow of the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) as well as a Chartered Practitioner – and is also an assessor for the status. He is chief examiner for two of the CIPR’s professional qualifications: the Diploma and the Advanced Certificate. Paul is also a Fellow of AMEC (the international Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communications) and course director of AMEC’s online college. He is widely published, including as co-author of Evaluating Public Relations (the third edition will be published in 2014).
Associates: Noble Ink’s long experience in public relations brings with it an established network of organisations and individuals. These range from senior international figures to important trade bodies such as the CIPR and AMEC. So it‘s a simple task if we are need to recommend others to help potential clients, or to call on partners to work with us.