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Welcoming Gill Holtom, our new director

Alongside our Story rebrand, we have welcomed two new members to #TeamStory – and they have already made themselves right at home. Find out more about what makes Gill tick: 

We managed to steal 5 minutes from Gill’s busy day, to chat horse riding, chicken wings and crafting. Turns out, our Gill is something of a polymath – spy her beautiful pet portraits at an art fair near you! 

Sum up Gill in once sentence

Tall by 1960s standards…

Favourite film:

Harold & Maude

Favourite read:

Lake Wobegone Days – Garrison Keillor

Thing you can’t leave home without?

Cash, keys and phone.

How do spend your morning commute?

Thinking, planning…

We’re foodies at Story – but if you had to choose between two of our office go-tos, which would it be – chicken wings or sushi?


You’re creative not just in PR, but in your spare time too – can you tell us more about your crafting and painting? What is your favourite thing to paint?

Portraits – looking for the magic that will bring a painting to life – all paintings should tell a story.

You used to ride Thelwell ponies – what would be your dream destination for a long ride?

The beach, any beach!

What attracted you to join Team Story?

Just that! The team here is fantastic!

You’ve come to Story as a fount of in-depth industry knowledge – what is the one piece of advice you wish every PR professional would take on board?

Nurture your curiosity.

What’s a typical day like for you?  

A real mix and there’s no typical.

What are you most looking forward to getting your teeth stuck into at Story? 

Making a difference wherever I can.

You are an expert voice in the office – what advice would you give to those just beginning their PR journey? 

Push yourself hard and you’ll be surprised by how much you can achieve.


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