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About Us

We are the multi-award winning Darren Northeast PR Ltd, one of the South’s leading PR agencies.

From our base in Bournemouth, we have helped a wide variety of organisations increase their profile and brand awareness through dedicated public relations and marketing activity. Launched in 2005, with CIPR (Charted Institute of Public Relations) Wessex Representative Darren Northeast at the helm, we have grown an enviable client base across Dorset, Hampshire and beyond.

We excel in creating and sustaining content to effectively communicate with the public and engage with target audiences. With experience in a huge number of sectors, we pride ourselves on getting to know each and every client offering our time and dedication.

About Darren Northeast PR, Bournemouth & Poole


Our clients have benefitted from coverage over every major media platform – print, television, radio and online.

This includes:

  • BBC’s The One Show
  • Heart FM
  • Channel 4’s Body Shockers
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • Daily Express
  • The Jewish Chronicle
  • The Sun
  • The Times
  • Daily Mail
  • Huffington Post
  • Jeremy Vine Show
  • That’s Life
  • Chat Magazine

Plus hundreds of trade industry magazine and publications.

Meet The Team

Darren Northeast
Darren Northeast
Managing Director
Having steered our award winning agency since 2005, I have gained and maintained an extensive portfolio of clients. Through DNPR we have created successful strategic plans, guided and managed third party agencies and delivered high profile campaigns. Passionate about the benefits of PR we have shown time and time again that effective communications with the public can increase our clients’ business by up to 40%.
Philip Dewhurst
Philip Dewhurst
Non-Executive Director
Bringing my prolific experience to the team, I’ve worked with London based and international PR agencies all over the world, from Europe and the USA to the Middle East and Japan. I am also a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Past Master of the Guild of Public Relations Practitioners, a Freeman of the City of London and a CIPR Chartered Practitioner.
Theo Meddelton
Theo Meddelton
Operations Manager
Theo specialises in all things digital, originally coming from a background in Digital Marketing. The skills that he has built from this experience provide a new digital angle for our PR strategies. As our Operations Manager, Theo is responsible for making sure that we deliver the highest quality PR that we have become known for. He is also tasked with managing the team and ensuring their skills are utilised for our clients.
Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose
Account Manager
Following twenty years experience running campaigns for national charities, I left the charitable sector to concentrate on my own creative career. I started freelancing for Darren Northeast PR in the summer of 2015 and have recently become a permanent part-time member of the team. I’m passionate about the power of words and really enjoy the variety of writing work involved in helping bring our clients’ remarkable stories to a wider audience?
Jules Astrup
Jules Astrup
Account Manager
After more than 15 years in journalism, including a stint as a chief reporter on the Bournemouth Echo, I have a strong news sense and know how to craft compelling copy. As a freelancer, I have covered subjects ranging from beauty therapy to biomedical science, researching and becoming familiar with a myriad of professional worlds. Now at DNPR I am bringing to bear all my passion and professional experience on behalf of their amazing clients.
Jordan Hooker
Jordan Hooker
Junior Account Executive
Jordan joins us while studying Marketing Communications with PR at Bournemouth University. She previously studied at UCA where she received a distinction for her Art and Design foundation course in 2019. With a strong creative mindset she aims to bring a new spin to DNPR as well as gather a lot of vital industry experience. While young, she holds a passion for PR and events that she cannot wait to expand on.
Ramya Raghu
Ramya Raghu
Junior PR Account Manager
Moving to the UK in 2020 from South India, Ramya has graduated with a Master’s in Media and Communications from Bournemouth University, with over 3 years' experience in different roles within the media and communications industry. Ramya develops social media strategies, implements internal communications campaigns, and assists with DNPR’s Digital PR offering which focuses on social media, e-newsletters, and Google over traditional PR channels.
Claire Hansford
Claire Hansford
Hampshire Associate
Claire joins Darren Northeast PR after many years of working in the banking industry, and raising two strapping lads! Claire's role is to make sure DNPR is represented in the Hampshire areas. Claire is a natural networker and enjoys nothing more than getting to know people and understanding their PR requirements. Claire works with our Hampshire based clients and is our representation on the network circuit.

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