We are Proactive 

A go-to partner for impactful integrated communications that utilise the latest PR and digital marketing techniques.

We understand technology

Proactive PR is highly regarded by its clients for its technology and telecoms PR expertise. Whether it's 5G, satellite networks, the latest cloud-native technology or cybersecurity, our team has a deep understanding of niche topic areas.

We have experience

We have an impressive depth of experience delivering PR for technology and telecommunications companies. Our connections with the media and our appreciation for what topics engage your audiences will help you get ahead.

We are connected

Our relationships with the media will place you at the centre of conversation. Our combined team of strategists, digital experts, journalistic story-tellers and content creators work closely with your team to see you succeed.

Brian Dolby

Founder and President

Brian set up Proactive PR after gaining extensive experience with in-house roles at BT, Siemens and Marconi which followed a successful career as newsroom journalist. The company today retains his original zeal for doing PR with commitment, total belief and a determination to always be “proactive”.

 

Brian brings his background as a journalist to his client work and serves as Proactive TV’s lead presenter and interviewer. A born networker, he has unparalleled knowledge of the telecoms sector and enjoys nothing more than attending industry events around the world. If he does take a moment away from work it will be to follow his beloved Nottingham Forest.

Jayne Brooks

CEO

Jayne trained and worked as a journalist before discovering the fascinating world of b2b tech PR. Her ten years plus experience spans a wide breadth of clients, from global standards bodies to satellite start-ups. In her time at Proactive PR, Jayne quickly moved from Account Executive, to Account Manager and then Director, leading the delivery of international PR strategies for several of the consultancy's key global accounts. As CEO, she remains as passionate about client delivery as she did when she first started and is committed to ensuring Proactive PR operates at the forefront of PR and digital marketing.

James Page

Agency Director

James has over 23 years PR experience spanning both agency and in-house positions. During that time he has been lucky to work with B2B clients large and small in all parts of the world, enabling him to spend time in Moscow, Istanbul, Riyadh and many parts inbetween. 

He has worked across a variety of B2B vertical sectors including transport, finance, utilities military and of course tech. At Proactive, he plays a crucial role in setting strategies for clients and then working with teams to ensure high-quality delivery. 

Conor Woodhall

Digital PR and Business Development Manager

With an honour’s degree in Advertising and Marketing and over 5+ years of industry experience in social media and events marketing, Conor is our gatekeeper and guru for all thing’s social media! 


When he’s not strategising with clients about their online social presence or building out marketing campaigns, Conor is looking out for new and exciting ways for clients to get seen. You can catch him in the office next to the cafetière. 

Simon Shortland

Multimedia Solutions Director

Bringing 12 years’ experience to the Proactive video team, Simon has filmed and edited for a multitude of clients all over the world. From product demonstrations and animations to punchy interviews and in-depth case studies, Simon can film it all – and when he isn’t behind the camera, he can be called on for help with any tech-related problem. Outside of Proactive PR, Simon is a family man with two children and a keen golfer.

Our team

Melissa Tyson

Operations Manager

Josh Wright 

Senior PR Consultant

James Curry

Senior PR Consultant

Callum Dunnington

Senior PR Consultant

Abbie Ridgway

PR Consultant

William Rayment

PR Consultant

Rebecca Turner

PR Consultant

Josh Addison

PR Consultant

Our clients

Our Values

Above all, our clients know we will deliver new ideas, opportunities, and results, unprompted. 

Proactive

We operate best as an extension of our clients’ in-house team, going above and beyond to ensure we deliver the best results.

Trustworthy

From our pricing model which removes hidden costs and allows clients to tailor activities to suit their budget, to our open counsel on PR and digital marketing strategy.

Committed

Your investment in us means everything and we want to repay that. We hold ourselves to a high standard in everything we do.

Dynamic

We know plans can change. Our talented and agile team works with you and our network of partners to deliver the services you need right now.

Technology leaders deserve
data-led, connected 
communications