Founder and Managing Director Suzi Christie started her career as a journalist and then worked in-house for a number of high-profile, private and public sector organisations. These include Royal Mail, Rentokil Initial and Kent Fire and Rescue Service.
She set up the company in 2008 with a vision to offer small and medium-sized businesses high-quality, affordable PR expertise.
Suzi is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, has a BA in Journalism and a CAM qualification in Digital Marketing.
The quality of Blueberry PR's work has been recognised with a collection of awards from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) - the PR industry's main professional body.
- Two silver awards at the 2009 CIPR PRide Awards in the ‘Media Relations’ and ‘Best Campaign Under 10K’ categories
- A gold award in the CIPR PRide Awards 2010 for freelance work
- Two Silver CIPR Pride Awards in 2011 – for Crisis Management and being an Outstanding Small Consultancy.
- Gold in CIPR PRide Awards in 2012 in the Outstanding Small Consultancy category. The judges praised the team’s clear corporate mission and business objectives. They were also impressed "by the range of services offered and the evidence of some great TV and print results that demonstrated success on a national as well as local level".
- Shortlisted for 'Best Integrated Campaign' and 'Best Low Budget Campaign' at the 2017 PRide Awards: South of England and Channel Island
PR Executive Caroline Hardy has spent the past 35 years working as a journalist, writer and editor on local and regional newspapers and magazines in the UK, including Royal, Today, Kent Life, Sussex Life and Farm Life, and as a sub editor on the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. She has also worked for the BBC World Service and BBC Worldwide as a sub editor and copy editor, as well as for several PR companies. She has been an assessor and examiner for the National Council for the Training of Journalists and is a member of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists.
Before becoming a PR professional in 2013, Ben Christie worked as a post-graduate lecturer in Roman History at the University of Birmingham, an English teacher in two secondary schools in Japan, as part of the Japan Information and Cultural Centre team at the Embassy of Japan in London and finally as owner/operator of two award-winning restaurants. He works on social and traditional media campaigns, creating original texts, speeches and articles for local and international businesses.