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Established in 2007, we’re a responsive, hard-working and creative team, based in Cumbria and offering PR and marketing services.

About Us

Making a difference to your business and meeting your PR and marketing needs is really important to us. We believe this is more binding than contracts so we don’t ask for retainers or other commitments. Expect a good discussion on what it is you want us to achieve followed by a costed proposal. Some people want a regular amount of support a month, perhaps to tackle day to day PR and marketing activities; others may want to boost in-house resources or deliver a package linked to a dollop of funding or a marketing grant.

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What’s in a name?

So why Ten Stories? We love the interplay between the homonyms, stories and storeys. Both have seemingly different meanings but both refer to fascinating layers - making up either a building or a tale or narrative. We think the most captivating aspect of a business is its story and a curious audience quickly becomes an engaged audience. Who works here? What are they like? What do they make or do? Who else buys from them? Ten Stories uses a layered approach to marketing and PR to build your story and answer these questions.

Emma Dewhurst

Emma is a skilled PR and marketing practitioner with an MA in Public Relations, and a career that includes working for the Environment Agency, Bradford & Bingley Building Society, the Lake District National Park and the National Trust. Emma is good at strategy and media relations and the best way to promote your business, offer and call to action.

Clare Coxon

Clare is a digital marketing and copy specialist with nearly 20 years of experience in marketing and promotions. In-house and agency posts have given her a broad experience of public, private and third sector businesses. As well as being expert in writing effective copy for adverts, websites and print, Clare has developed many brands and provides training and mentoring support for those running social media accounts.

We also work with a highly talented crew of people that includes:

Alex Mackintosh

Content Creator

Alex is a content writer and social media whizz. She is a firm believer in the power of the internet and the written word and writes for publications and companies around the world. Alex says it is her mission to create effective, engaging content which will help businesses to grow

Katie Barnett


Katie is a digital marketing specialist who flexes between planning and implementation.Working with social media influencers, Google My Business, Google Ads and Facebook advertising, Katie magically transforms any amount of budget into significant levels of reach and engagement.

Helen Reynolds


Helen is a freelance web content writer and copywriter. Before that, she developed and managed the Lake District National Park’s websites, including their two commercial sites. She’s therefore expert at writing friendly, pithy content that keeps Google and website users happy.

Helen Johnson


Helen spent eight years working as an editor at Oxford University Press, ELT division, combining her love of words and language. Working now as a freelancer Helen has collaborated on a range of projects from copywriting for websites to proofreading academic papers.

Sarah Cowan


Sarah is a highly talented graphic designer and illustrator, based in Cumbria who’s been producing creative work for businesses,We’ve been working with Sarah on a number of projects for clients including branding, website design and animation,

Emma Carlow


Emma has been a textile designer for Marks and Spencer, made hats for the Duchess of Cornwall, written and illustrated children’s books and is a designer and partner for a children’s interiors company. We call on her creative services for print design and brand development.

Dale Rennard


Dale, a graphic designer who is brilliant with clients who need help applying their branding. Dale capably produces anything from stationery for start-ups to promotional materials such as leaflets, and presentations that need visual impact. We also use his packaging design skills.

Ian Wood


Ian Wood is a full-time professional photographer and videographer based in Kendal but covering assignments worldwide. Wood & Co is a collaboration of creative professionals so Ian also provides location and model scouting, hair and makeup professional, stylists and set designers.

Steve Barber


Steve spent the first twenty years of his photography career as a press photographer and picture editor. Steve now has a well-established and regarded freelance photography business here in the Lake District. He helps us, and our clients, with press and promotional photography.

Neil Burnett


One of our longest-standing collaborative relationships, stretching back over a decade, is with Burnett Design. Websites need more than clever design and Neil believes in a simple end-to-end approach that marries the design and build process with ongoing digital promotion.

Dan Matthews

Web Developer

Dan has been working in the industry for more than a decade, including stints at agencies and small startups. He prides himself on being able to walk the line between design, idea development, and coding. Dan collaborates with Sarah Cowan, forming a dynamic web services duo.

Jess Thompson-Gray


Jess is an artist and animator based in the UK's 'Great Border City' Carlisle, with a degree in Animation Production from the Arts University Bournemouth. Her work includes designing and producing short film concepts, animated commercials, motion graphics and book projects.

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