Julie Williamson, Hospitality PR Consultant
Julie has 14 year experience in the public relations industry, the last 10 of which have been in Cumbria. Julie spent 4 years as Public Relations Manager at Cumbria Tourism promoting the Lake District and Cumbria nationally and internationally as a first-class place to visit, and has led media relations activity around high-pressure situations including the severe 2009 and 2015 Cumbria floods.
Julie has a vast knowledge of, and excellent working relationships with, both tourism businesses and the media in Cumbria and throughout the UK. For the last 6 years she has worked in a consultancy role, having advised and carried out communications support for a diverse range of organisations including the CN Group, Allerdale Borough Council, Kendal College, St Mary's Hospice, The National Trust and Kendal Business Improvement District. She currently works to raise the profile of a range of tourism businesses including some of Cumbria's top places to stay, eat, drink and visit.
Julie also has a background in financial public relations and has previously been employed in communications roles at Nationwide Building Society, the Co-operative Group and BAE Systems.
Julie currently runs Lakes PR in the southern Lake District, which she established in 2011.