The team at Ski Press all have one thing in common; their love of snow & the mountains. We know that our combined knowledge of the winter sports industry in the UK is second to none, which is why when we write or talk to people about our clients, we have a level of understanding that can relate their story with genuine integrity.
But whilst our skiing and snowboarding experience is important, we take the business we’re in seriously. That’s not to say we don’t have fun along the way, but our business credentials have been built up over many years of working in the marketing, I.T and corporate sectors, both in the UK and overseas.
This combination of business experience and snowsports knowledge makes us invaluable to our clients and to the media professionals we communicate with on a daily basis.
Robert Stewart – Co-Founder of Ski Press and PR Director
Robert has been involved in the snowsports industry for over 20 years and is a qualified BASI level 3 ski instructor and ex-freestyle competitor. After several years as a Managing Director of the UK division of a publishing company, Robert decided to set up Ski Press to combine all his business experience with a love of skiing and snow.
Main Skills: Media Relations, Client Relations, Press Releases, Advertising, Strategic Planning, Business Consultancy, Presentations, Editorial, Trade and Consumer Shows
Other Skills: Editor of The Skiing Department, Freelance Ski Writer for various magazines and national publications, Ski Equipment Tester for In The Snow Magazine and Snow Magazine, Ski Teacher & Coach, Presenter for Ski Press TV
Jacqueline Stewart – Co-Founder of Ski Press and I.T Manager
Jacqueline has worked in the I.T industry for over 15 years in the UK and Australia for major corporations like CSC and Zurich Insurance. For over 3 years Jacqueline has specialised in snowsports news curation, social media and search engine optimisation. She has also lived and worked in ski resorts and brings a wealth of ‘Geek’ experience to Ski Press that’s invaluable in today’s ever changing information driven world.
Main skills: Social Media Management, Search Engine Optimisation, Website Development
Other skills: Skiing, Wannabe Mountain Biker
Laura Willing – PR Account Manager (Freelance)
Laura has a sales and PR background in the luxury skiing sector and has managed the PR and marketing for several, high end, travel agency brands for a number of years. She has skied all over the place inspecting beautiful chalets and hotels and writing about them. Her editorial work has appeared in national press and online for a variety of publications. She is also an artist!
Main skills: Travel writing, Social media management, Media Relations, Press Releases, Editorial, Web content and copy checking, Blogging, E-news campaigns.
Other skills: Skiing, Artist
Amie Postings – Marketing and PR Account Manager (Freelance)
Amie has a Marketing background in the Hospitality Industry and is based in the French ski resort of Morzine where she enjoys snowboarding throughout the winter months when not working for Ski Press! Amie is also a magazine publisher and has lots of contacts in the travel media and is an experienced travel writer and editor.
Main skills: Marketing, Media Relations, Press Releases, Editorial
Other skills: Travel Writing, Publishing, Snowboarding, Hotel & Chalet Management
Ben Craven – Marketing and PR Account Manager (Freelance)
Ben and Rob met 20 years ago in Verbier when Rob was a ski instructor and Ben…wasn’t. After two seasons skiing, flying and generally misbehaving, Ben took a break to design clothing for Antarctic adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts before returning to Verbier to run the marketing efforts of a well known (previously) Swedish owned hotel. An all-round creative, Ben has spent the last 10 years running marcoms and investing in the Swedish life science sector and now runs his own marketing communications consultancy from the rather glamorous Uppsala Castle. Ben is occasionally allowed to jump out of planes and ride motorbikes, but spends most of his time off either digging his way out of snow or skiing on it. He lives close to Stockholm and dreams of moving back to the Alps where he claims to ‘belong’ with his wife and three sons (all of whom share his love of the mountains).
Main skills: Design, Marketing Communications, Advertising Concepts, Copywriter
Other skills: Telemark, Skiing, X Country, Paraglider pilot (semi-retired by wife), People
Ross Fairgrieve – Film Maker and Photographer
Ross happens to be a very talented film maker and excellent skier too. That’s why he works with Ski Press to ensure that our clients get the most from their promotional videos. His filming CV is impressive and he loves nothing more than skiing down backwards at high speeds to get the right shot.
Main skills: Filming, Video Editing, Photography, Movie Making
Other skills: Skiing, Snowboarding, Oceanography, Scuba Diving
Craig Harford – Graphic Designer
Craig has worked with Robert for over 6 years on some major design and publishing projects and brings over 15 years of experience in his field. With a fantastic eye for design and attention to detail bordering on the obsessive, Craig can create marketing literature and advertising campaigns that will ensure your brand stands out from the crowd. Of course, like everyone on the Ski Press team he’s an avid snowsports enthusiast who enjoys regular snowboarding trips.
Main skills: Design, Mac Design, Marketing, Advertising, Website Design
Other skills: Snowboarding, Mountain Biking
We employ a number of freelance writers who are experienced in snow sports. They can be professional skiers, work(ed) or live(d) in the mountains but they all have knowledge of the snow sports environment. This means that we can provide the specialised content that is required for your snow sports company (unlike other generic PR companies).
Main skills: Copywriting, Content Marketing, SEO, Editorial
James Bailey – Presenter
James is a professional Actor that happens to be a qualified ski instructor too. He has worked with Ski Press on several occasions as a presenter, fashion model or on behalf of our clients.
Main skills: Acting, Broadcasting, Interviewing, Trade Shows, Model
Other skills: Ski Instruction, Piano, Saxophone, Singing
Tracey Harrison – Administration
Tracey helps out in the office with any boring admin work that is required. Well, someone has to do it. She is an experienced PA and a former school Admissions Manager. Fortunately Tracey can ski too and has been on several trips with us including to the resorts of Morzine and Cervinia.
Main skills: Computing, BookKeeping, Shorthand, Word processing, Office Administration
Other skills: Pilates Instructor, Massage Therapist, First Aider