What people say about us:


“Their knowledge and experience in working with government helped us put photonics at the heart of a growth strategy and bring it to the attention of the Prime Minister before the last election. Through some remarkable background research, they raised the importance of photonics in parliament, business, and the media”.

Professor Sir David Payne, Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton.

“Matter PR has created and delivered a media campaign which is now having real impact for Photonics Public Private Partnership projects funded by the European Commisson Horizon2020 programme. The campaign has reached a global audience of over 70 million people so far, promoting photonics technologies and products to end-users and the general public. They have helped to make a step change in our communications activity, reaching important stakeholders and accelerating the impact of the projects we support.”

Markus Wilkens, Photonics 21

 “David’s creative ideas and deep understanding of public engagement has been instrumental to many successful events and interactive activities at the Festival over many years. As a member of our Principal Partners Group, David has helped develop strategies that had a direct bearing on the phenomenal growth we have enjoyed”.

Steve Burgess, Development Director, Cheltenham Science Festival

“Space Syntax is an innovative company that provides strategic consultancy services in urban planning. David secured us a visit from the Secretary of State for Business which generated some extraordinary media coverage and helped us to raise our profile within government as well as reach out to other businesses and the public.”

Tim Stonor, Managing Director, Space Syntax Ltd

“If you are looking for creative ideas that will break through the noise and reach new audiences, I’d recommend Matter PR. At Living Coasts, the UK’s only coastal zoo, David’s ideas helped us to understand our visitors better and engage the public in marine biology and coastal conservation.”

Clare Rugg, Operations Manager, Living Coasts