Specialist Devon-based food, drink and lifestyle PR agency RAW is expanding at pace and, amongst a number of recent new business wins, is now working with The Collective at Woolsery. To resource its growing client base, RAW has taken on board highly experienced PR practitioner and influencer Cheska Hull. 

Commenting on behalf of RAW, co-director Hayley Reynolds, says: “We're delighted to not only be growing in line with our current clients, but also adding to our portfolio of award-winning businesses which are leading the way in their various categories.  We are in the fortunate position of only working with those we truly believe in, who share similar values and ethos as RAW, with sustainability and the pursuit of excellence as key drivers.”  Hayley continues: “It is exciting to have Cheska on our ever-expanding team. 

Cheska previously starred in BAFTA award-winning reality show 'Made In Chelsea' as well as running her own PR company for five years and is an influencer in her own right, with an incredible black book of contacts.” Cheska adds: “It's brilliant to be working with such a creative and vibrant team here in Devon. We represent the best food, drink and lifestyle brands from both the South West region and further afield.

“Although based in Devon, RAW has the same skills, contacts and resources as a London based agency. It also has the added knowledge of the Westcountry. It's great to have found a company like that in the county I love living and raising a family in.”

Cheska joins the already vibrant and incredibly talented team which includes the outstanding Lucy Johnson, Harry Hook, Kath Hope, Martin Hesp, Danielle Merchant, Emilie Morris, Hanna China and Anna Roses. Commenting on its appointment of RAW for all its PR activity, Emily Harmon, who oversees the project at The Collective at Woolsery in North Devon, says: “RAW is truly passionate about all that they do and, within a few short weeks of working together, have already gained national coverage for our newly launched accommodation. 

“I am looking forward to the months ahead working with the team there.” The Collective at Woolsery is now offering the choice of seven utterly stunning places to stay that are luxurious, opulent and beautifully designed. Each has its own unique character, drawing on the history and heritage of the village and telling its own story through a stunning aesthetic carefully designed by New Heritage Design. With the on-site The Farmers Arms, Woolsery is rapidly becoming one of Devon's most exciting culinary destinations.

Assisting with RAW's growth plan, Hayley recently completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program which helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunities by providing access to education and business support.  It equips them with the tools to grow sustainably and unlock their full potential. The course has helped cement RAW's position as one of the country's leading food, drink and lifestyle PR agencies.

Hayley founded RAW in 2011 and now runs the business with her husband Jonathan Reynolds. Hayley is also on the board of Food Drink Devon, a membership of the county's leading food and drink producers, retailers, hospitality venues and related businesses dedicated to serving up the best produce from the county.  

RAW's current clients include Trewithen Dairy, Salcombe Gin, Kamado Joe, Flapjackery, Luscombe Drinks, Masterbuilt, Matthews Cotswolds Flour, The Collective at Woolsery, Sandford Orchards, Hattiers Rum, Darts Farm, Hub RWY, Sandridge Barton, Salcombe Brewery, Devonia Water, Owens Coffee, Food Drink Devon, The Food Works SW, Blackpool Sands, New London Light, England's Seafood Feast, Taste East Devon and South West Wine School.