Who we are

As well as in-house experts, our network features some of the very best people working in communications and PR.

The Matter PR Network is composed of leading freelancers and partner agencies and gives us access to some of the greatest talent in the UK, allowing us to deliver major campaigns that require a variety of different activities and skills.

The Matter PR Network


Dreid_115bDavid Reid – Managing Director

David is an experienced communications and public affairs specialist who has worked in the science, engineering, and higher education sector for over ten years. A former geologist and keen amateur astronomer, he is passionate about science and communicating why research matters to anyone who will listen.

He was head of marketing, communications, and stakeholder engagement at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) from 2008-2013 and led a large team responsible for delivering all of the council’s external communications activities. During this period, he created a number of major campaigns to promote the impact of the engineering and physical sciences to government, the public, and businesses interested in research.

In previous roles, David worked for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Deafness Research UK, the Institute of Physics, and University College London (UCL).

View David’s full biography here. You can also find him on LinkedIn.


hi_115tothepoint – Cross-media design agency

tothepoint have over 20 years of experience specialising in clear and concise identities and brand communications, from print and digital through to experiential design. tothepoint are Matter PR’s design partner and agency of choice. Find out more at www.tothepoint.co.uk


james_h_115James Harrison – Filmmaker and audio producer

James is a former BBC broadcaster and radio producer who founded Morris Lane Creative Media in 2006 to bring a new philosophy to corporate filmmaking and audio production: that it should be about people first and technology second. He offers a wide range of services for audio and film production. Find our more at www.mlcm.co.uk


rb-headshot_115Dr Rachel Brazil – Science writer and project manager

From research highlights to policy features, Rachel is a writer and experienced project manager who covers the physical and medical sciences. Her background is in science and innovation policy having spent over ten years with organisations such as NESTA, the Royal Society of Chemistry, Oxford University, and the Royal Institution of Great Britain.


barry_hague_115bDr Barry Hague – Writer and Editor

Barry has been a professional writer and editor for 25 years, following his academic studies at the University of Cambridge. He has worked for an extensive range of organisations in both the UK and overseas, across both public and private sectors. His expertise embraces all types of written collateral designed to inform, persuade, communicate, and entertain.


John Graves – Media Relations and PR

From one-off press releases to media partnerships, John is a media relations specialist with over twenty years experience of working with the national media and developing targeted media campaigns for large and complex organisations.

Interested in joining the Matter PR Network?

E-mail us at info@matterpr.com