Dr Joe Sullivan, Director of Behavioural Analysis and Forensic Psychology, Mentor Forensic Services Ltd
"We are delighted we have brought Miriam on board to advise us on how to handle media enquiries and to guide us on appropriate and effective PR strategies. We really feel she has understood the needs of our business and translated these into an efficient and focused plan that is helping us to grow. Our company profile has risen and diversified due to the well placed media exposure Miriam has arranged on our behalf and in turn our client base has increased.
One of the crucial things for us has been how easy it is to contact Miriam, discuss and implement ideas promptly when a swift response has been needed. Her media training has given us the confidence to deal with interviews more effectively and to view them as opportunities."
Colin Perkins, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Diocese of Chichester
"Miriam is a highly skilled professional who combines a personal and engaging approach with the ability to grasp issues extremely quickly and suggest realistic and insightful solutions. Her expertise in helping organisations frame and communicate key messages is especially helpful; working with her enabled us to move beyond responding to immediate events and to focus on what we really wanted to say. Working with Miriam was an extremely helpful experience and I would certainly recommend her to any other organisation who are seeking to adopt a strategic approach to their communications and media response.
Robert Grabiner, Founder and Director, MyTutorWeb
"Miriam is a fantastic person to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending her to you. The results speak for themselves. With a very tight PR budget for my e-business start-up www.mytutorweb.co.uk she has achieved unbelievable results; within 6 months achieving local, specialist and national media coverage. She is not only exceptionally bright but just a great person to have on your team. She provides that magical mixture of enthusiasm and professionalism and is very determined, conscientious and a great writer.
Helena Sharpstone, Director at Sharpstone Skinner, Professional Training and Coaching
"I engaged Miriam to provide media training for me in my role as PR Governor for a primary school and also for our headteacher. We needed her help to provide us with skills and information to develop effective relations with the media and handle contacts from the press. Miriam is a true expert in her field - knowledgeable, experienced and wise. She has a limitless supply of creative solutions to media problems and she manages to combine total professionalism with warmth and approachability. Not only is she a safe pair of hands in all things media and PR related, she is a huge asset to any business in her ability to provide solutions and watertight processes for non experts to work within. I recommend her without hesitation and would work with her again and again
Michael Toyne, Director at Risk Angels, Risk Management and Crisis Training
Miriam Rich has assisted Risk Angels develop sound communication strategies in relation to a number of business areas.
Firstly, Miriam has led on the development of a marketing strategy in relation to the launch and advertising of one of our key products. This has opened access to areas within the market place that previously we had not been able to penetrate; she continues to develop and inform our approach in relation to this product.
Secondly, a client presented a complex problem involving high-level governmental intervention concerning an international security issue. Miriam was tasked to produce an outline communications strategy that would satisfy both commercial and governmental interests within a complex and high-risk operating environment. Given a paucity of information and research material she was able to complete this work within a limited schedule to the satisfaction of the client.
Thirdly, Risk Angels deliver risk and crisis management training and consultancy within the public and private sectors, often dealing with organizations that are already immersed in a crisis situation. Miriam’s experience and impressive work ethic has enabled us to respond swiftly and appropriately to the challenges faced by these organizations.
We consider our working relationship with Miriam one of the fundamental building blocks of our business into the future.
Martin Brunt, Crime Correspondent, Sky News
I’'ve worked with Miriam in her various roles over many years and have always found her a delight to deal with. She understands what I need and does her best to provide it, whether it’s video, stills, an interview, information or, simply, advice and background briefing.