Meet the Team

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Elizabeth Laidler

Managing Director

Elizabeth established Encore Communications in 2009

A classical musician by training, she made the move into marketing communications following postgraduate studies at Trinity College of Music, London, where an inspirational ‘Business For Musicians’ course proved more interesting than her daily diet of musicology, theory and historical performance practice!

Since entering the profession in 2002 as press and marketing assistant for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Elizabeth has worked in both in-house and agency environments; creating and managing successful regional, national and international campaigns for clients across a variety of sectors including professional services, education, the arts, lobbying, engineering, leisure and retail.

Elizabeth is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business. She oversees all Encore Communications’ activity and remains ‘hands on’ with several accounts, delivering integrated media relations, social media, digital marketing, crisis communications and marketing strategy work for clients.

Nominated for the CIPR’s Outstanding Young Communicator (UK) award in 2006, Elizabeth is a graduate of Common Purpose’s Meridian course for senior leaders, a CIM-qualified marketer and member of the Public Relations Consultancy Association.

Sonya Bell

PR & communications consultant

A journalist by training, Sonya has a wealth of experience working with B2B and B2C clients, covering media relations, social media and prize-winning award nominations.

Sonya currently sits on the Board of Birmingham Press Club – the oldest pre ss club in the world – and works across a variety of client accounts as well as supporting Encore’s own marketing activities.

Sam Pennell

PR, marketing & events consultant

With over 10 years experience in the sector, Sam is our go to woman for B2C PR and marketing. She has planned and delivered high-profile, award-winning campaigns for national and regional brands and also has extensive event management experience, producing high-impact events from conferences and exhibitions to launch parties and award ceremonies.

Ryan Marter

Graphic Designer

Ryan brings 10 years’ design experience to the team, specialising in logo design and branding for start-ups and small businesses.

His experience covers a range of sectors: from architecture, retail and IT to PR, marketing, fitness, accounting, food and engineering. He works regularly with The Princes’ Trust and is our ‘go to’ man for anything visual – adding his unique design flair to any commission.