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Stuart Brooks
Managing Director
Stuart Brooks is the Founder and Managing Director of St Albans based PR specialists, Blackbird Communications.

With over 25 years of experience across the whole communications mix, Stuart brings strategic counsel and creative flair to client partnerships with an eye for detail and a fierce determination to exceed expectations. He has worked across a diverse portfolio of commercial, industrial and not-for-profit sectors.

An Honours graduate of Leeds University, holder of the Communications and Marketing Foundation Diploma and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Stuart is a triple winner of the CIPR Best Freelance Practitioner Award for the Thames and Chiltern region. He is also a qualified light aircraft and paraglider pilot.

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Simon Wade
Associate Director

Simon Wade is an Associate Director of Blackbird. With over 20 years’ PR and communications experience gained in senior roles within consultancy and in-house, Simon possesses in-depth knowledge and technical expertise across virtually every aspect of the motor industry, as well as in B2B, engineering, construction, education and technology.

Holding Honours degrees in both business administration and industrial design, Simon’s professional memberships include the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (MCIPR) and the Institute of the Motor Industry (MIMI).

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Michelle Wiles

Michelle Wiles is an Associate of Blackbird. Formerly Marketing Executive at Monarch Aircraft Engineering, Michelle brings 25 years of aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul experience, knowledge and industry contacts to the Blackbird team with more than 10 years served in a PR and marketing capacity.

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