What my clients say

With Garnet PR's bespoke public relations, social media and coaching packages, I help my clients be seen by the right people, in the right places, at the right times.


From visitor attractions and charities including castles, stately homes and zoos, to rural businesses in fashion, food and drink, home and equestrian lifestyle, I'm passionate about brands with a connection to the countryside.


I become an extension of your team; cheering your successes, keeping you going in challenging times and providing a sounding board for ideas or to get the creative juices flowing.


But don’t just take my word for it, here’s what people have to say about working with me and my team:



Once lockdown started, I must be honest I was freaking out about my business and felt helpless. Rhiannon held some coaching sessions and they fuelled me with ideas and inspiration. Rhiannon gives you practical aids so that everything seems manageable and she gives you actions so you can start implementing them straight away. She was a tonic in such a troubling times and still is with her emails that keep me on track!

- Liz Clare, MBST UK

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Hannah Sophia England

I can't recommend Rhiannon and Garnet PR enough. I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Rhiannon for her brilliant coaching day. She helped me analyse my business, my target audience, where to reach them and how to come up with a game plan. Since then, Garnet PR have been taking care of my PR along with coaching me. Highly recommend them!

- Hannah-Sophia Jarvis, Hannah Sophia England

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Fiona Scott Media Consultancy

Rhiannon of Garnet PR is professional, knowledgable and full of helpful ideas. It may seem bonkers for a PR professional like me to work with another. However it's not. When you are busy in business working with clients, it's very easy to let your own PR slide. A few months ago I realised I needed to address this and looked for someone I know, like and trust who would be able to work with someone like me. And that's what we've done and continue to do. Like anything else it's about relationships and it's about learning about each other and working towards us both being successful. During lockdown Rhiannon has been supportive and as a result we've managed to keep working together. I can wholeheartedly recommend working with her.

- Fiona Scott, Fiona Scott Media Consultancy


Virtually Done

Rhiannon has been so incredibly helpful! She was really easy to talk to and was happy to rearrange when I had tech issues which I really appreciated!! I left our call with plenty of new ideas and a plan moving forwards, can't recommend her enough!

- Jemma Lucy, Virtually Done


The Christmas Experience 2019

We worked with Rhiannon on The Christmas Experience at Lotherton in 2019. Having previously worked with her when she was not freelance, we were so impressed, we knew she would be the best person for our campaign and she went over and above to ensure we got the event out into the public eye. She's a fantastic writer, adaptable and passionate, and the single most organised person I've ever worked with. It's never an easy feat to promote in a saturated market, and to do it so successfully is a real testament to her skill and enthusiasm.I would highly recommend her to anyone needing support, ideas or coaching.

- Sara Merritt, Lotherton


Country Bumpkin Chic

I had the pleasure of working with Rhiannon over Christmas on a collaboration with 3 of the lovely brands she works with Go Your Own Way Art, Apparel & Accessories, Katie Cardew & Olive & Berry for my social media activity Country Bumpkin Chic & Friends Christmas Competition.

Rhiannon was so easy & straightforward to work with which made life co-ordinating 10 brands a dream. She also introduced me to Instagram voice notes – it’s the way forward & so much more personal & friendly than an email / message.

- Becky Wren, Country Bumpkin Chic


Olive & Berry

I worked with Rhiannon for new my brand launch Olive & Berry, budget was tight for us so we opted in for the small business, one campaign a month for 4 months package over Christmas.

We started the campaign in September so to see we featured in a lot of press magazines for Christmas was really positive, testament to Rhiannon getting a pitch out straight away and following up with the right contacts efficently. We exceeded our target by 3 times and hit around 30 features.

Rhiannon was proactive in her responses and was there if you needed her for anything. If you struggle with time and need the support to get in front of the media this can definitely help!

- Natalie Tyson, Olive & Berry

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Grimsthorpe Castle

Rhiannon has been essential in supporting and advising the team at Grimsthorpe Castle on Social Media and PR campaigns this year. That being a one to one session or answering a question at 10 o’clock at night! She is always quick to get back to us with fantastic suggestions and ideas.
Whether you’re a new business, or looking for advice on how to build and engage with your existing Social Media audience - we would highly recommend Garnet PR for a friendly and professional approach. We look forward to working with you again soon!

- Lucie Wilson,
Grimsthorpe Castle

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The Little Tweed Co.

Rhiannon has done a brilliant job of streamlining our PR activity at #thelittletweedco 
She has been invaluable at connecting us with media publications, offering advice, and being ever patient with each question we have posed! 
I can't recommend her enough, thank you so very much xxx

- Heather Oldfield,
The Little Tweed Co.

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Rich Clarke

I have worked with Rhiannon on a number of events and she is a joy to work with. Not only organised, and methodical, but she will know what you want, before you realise you want it. Completely calm under pressure, and professional throughout, it is always a joy to work with Rhiannon and I look forward to the next time.

- Rich Clarke,
Heart FM Radio Presenter

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The Wriggly Tin Wine Company

Can't say enough good things about Garnet PR. If you're like me trying to run a small business and juggling all sorts of balls that you don't know what to concentrate on for the best, give Rhiannon a call.

She will give you great ideas and help you achieve your goals. Thank you, looking forward to working with you again in the future. The Wriggly Tin Wine Co

- Sarah Whitford,
The Wriggly Tin Wine Company


Jane Badger Books

Rhiannon has done a wonderful job helping with the launch of my new publishing business. What I've really appreciated is that she's helped me to learn new skills, like managing social media, and she's reached people and organisations I certainly couldn't have reached on my own. Thank you!

- Jane Badger,
Jane Badger Books


Roo and Fox

Absolutely 100% recommend Rhiannon. We have a 30 min (ok just over lol) discovery call and wow she helped me out so much. 
She asked me questions I hadn’t even thought of, things that journalists want to know. 
She has also helped me with my mindset and how to get into that positive routine.

- Zallah Marsh, Roo and Fox


Hurd & Co

My recent 1 to 1 with Rhiannon has had a significant impact on my business. Not only did she provide sound advice she encouraged and motivated me so much so that my last 4 social media posts have had over 2000 views in 4 consecutive days. This is all down to Rhiannon's insight, expertise and advice. I highly recommend Garnet PR.

- Dawn Webber Hurd, Hurd & Co

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Tara Punter PR

Rhiannon is a whizz!! She's helped me secure amazing coverage and interviews for my business, which I know will go on to lead to more opportunities and clients. She's so knowledgable, passionate and promotes your business if its her own. A true superstar to work with.

- Tara Best, Tara Punter PR


Rural Roots

Rhiannon has been an amazing support to me over the summer when I needed an extra pair of hands from another freelancer and I'd highly recommend her. This girl knows her stuff! She hit the ground running and was a huge asset to my team and my clients. Thank you

- Megan Allen, Rural Roots


Independent Cottages

We enjoyed working with Rhiannon for a one-off marketing campaign. A great communicator, enthusiastic, full of energy and professional throughout the whole campaign.

- Steve Jarvis, Independent Cottages


Go Your Own Way

I began working with Rhiannon in August 2019. We worked together in all elements of PR and Marketing, particularly getting my products to market via press coverage in Christmas Gift Guides,blogs, national and local press. 

The results were outstanding! we finished the year being featured in The Guardian Weekend Christmas Gift Guide which was phenomenal. 

Rhiannon is a star. ever the professional but also someone who is down to earth and appreciated a good natter. 

She oozes enthusiasm and is a delight to work with. she totally understands the barriers and work that goes into developing a small business and brand. 

I have continued my working with Rhiannon into 2020 developing my own Pr and Marketing skills alongside launching new products etc.

- Rachel Gaw, Go Your Own Way


The Christmas Experience

I worked with Rhiannon on the large Christmas event at Lotherton in 2018; her experience, professionalism and creativity were perfectly matched with the project and she was a joy to work with. She came up with innovative ideas to promote the event which went above and beyond our expectations and managed to co-ordinate activity which hit all of our objectives. From traditional PR to social media, personalised invitations and support at our press event, her confidence in organising press and bloggers ensured that it was a brilliant success and we secured not only more coverage than expected but by far the most we have ever achieved for The Christmas Experience. I’d be delighted to work with her again!

- Sara Merritt,
Leeds Museums & Galleries

Professor David Field

Rhiannon and I worked together at the Zoological Society of London across a range of projects, from celebrating the animals to crisis communications. As Zoological Director, I was the person in front of the press so having strong PR support added to my confidence in dealing with media.
Rhiannon had an astounding ability to predict what was needed, when it was needed and who I needed to speak to, whatever issue we found ourselves in. Rhiannon also has an incredible way with people, building relationships for long-term PR advantage.
Rhiannon will be a remarkable asset to any organization  that engages with Garnet PR !

- Professor David Field,
Zoological Expert

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Lizzy Dening

I worked with Rhiannon when she was working at ZSL London Zoo - as a fellow animal lover we got along famously as soon as we met! She was able to grant me a media space in the 10K race around the zoo, as well as inviting me in for various brilliantly fun activities, which all made for popular articles. 

- Lizzy Dening.
National consumer journalist
writing for titles including
Yours, Grazia, The Guardian and Cosmopolitan

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Chris Fawcett Coaching

What can I say about Rhiannon Kimberley Bates and Garnet PR, from the initial discussion regarding my new business venture serving the Construction Industry with Peak-Performance Coaching, Rhiannon was incredible, she created an amazing write up which told my story perfectly. We aimed at 7 pieces of publicised material, which given I had just set-up seemed a little high.
In fact, she managed to get 10 pieces across national and local news.

If you want some help launching and progressing your visibility online and across publications then Garnet PR is the place to be.

- Chris Fawcett,
Chris Fawcett Coaching


The Mulberry Tree Lifestyle & Mulberry Tree at Home

Following a recent one on one business coaching session with Rhiannon I felt I must say that she was both friendly and professional and it was a pleasure to be able to discuss our business ideas fully and receive thoughtful and insightful comments and suggestions.

I would happily recommend Rhiannon to any small business owner who is looking to improve their online and social media PR campaigns.

- Sharon Howe,
The Mulberry Tree Lifestyle and Mulberry Tree at Home

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