Hannah Price – Account & Social Media Manager

What is your role at bClear?

I’m an account and social media manager, I also manage our CSR and ESG activity at bClear.

What is your background and experience?

I graduated from university in 2017, after that I was scouted to front a 12-month nationwide campaign for a Bristol-based charity. Since then, I worked at a Bristol PR agency with a focus on building social media channels for international consumer brands, through influencer management, social campaigns and events management. I joined bClear in the summer of 2020.

What inspires you?

I find inspiration in people. I love meeting new people and hearing about their life experiences, the challenges they have faced, and how they overcame them. I think we can all learn from one another’s collective wisdom and use it to inspire each other.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Making a tangible difference is exciting to me. When you nurture a project from the ground and watch it grow, it always gives a sense of joy. I also love the CSR and ESG side to my role at bClear. Last year, we launched our bClear charity fund, since then we have helped 10 local charities who have been hit hardest as a result of the pandemic. The environment and sustainability has always played a key role in my life, and it’s incredibly rewarding to work somewhere I can make a real difference.

What do you like to do when you’re not at bClear?

Quality family time is important to me. I have two sisters who are a fair bit younger than me, so on weekends I’m often running round after Beau (8) or Izzy (12). Like most of us, I also love to travel. So, when I’m not being covered in stickers or slime (cheers Beau), I’m usually planning my next trip away (Covid permitting of course!).

What does this photo meant to you?

When the world isn’t locked down, my family and I go to Lapland for Christmas. I’ve loved skiing and the snow ever since I was little and teaching my sisters to ski in Finland each year is magical.

How to get in touch

Whether you’ve got an urgent need for effective PR for your business, or just want to find out more about how we work, we’re always happy to chat.

Mike Norton - Account Director

What is your role at bClear?

I’m an account director, which means I manage, advise and write for a range of clients. Ultimately, my role is to raise the clients’ profiles, enhance their reputations and help them to grow and to realise their business ambitions.

What is your background and experience?

I’m a former journalist with more than 30 years’ experience of either working in or running regional newsrooms across the UK. Most recently, I was the editor of the Bristol Post and its website Bristol Live, and the editor-in-chief of a range of dailies, weeklies and websites from Gloucestershire to Dorset.

What inspires you?

Great writing has always inspired me – which is why I studied English Literature at university in the 1980s.

Nature inspires me, too. My desk in the bClear office looks through floor-to-ceiling windows across five miles of the unresting River Severn to Wales. The sliver of Welsh hills between the vast expanse of sky and water sometimes disappears into sea mist and others feels so close that you could touch it. It’s a view that no one could tire of.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I am very lucky because the clients I manage do incredibly interesting work. Beard Construction, for example, restores or creates amazing landmark buildings, while the clever software developed by SmartSearch is at the cutting edge of the fight against money laundering in the UK. And nothing beats the buzz of getting good media coverage for clients.

What do you like to do when you’re not at bClear?

Spend time with my family, of course, but I also like to be on two wheels, either on my road bike or my Triumph Street Twin motorbike. I love music, too, and I’m the drummer in a local covers band.

What does this photo mean to you?

I’m a long-term cycling fan and this is me with two of my absolute heroes – Tour de France winners Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas, about to start a stage of the Tour of Britain.

I say “with” them. In fact, I look slightly ridiculous hovering behind them, almost as if I’m photo-bombing. In reality, we had just spoken and they were both happy to pose for the picture. I was just too overawed to get any closer!

It was 2018. They were at the height of their powers. Geraint had just won the Tour de France and Chris had won it for the three previous consecutive years. I was very privileged to meet them – particularly in this unique way.