Why did we start the High Flyers PR Course?

Our story so far

Alex has spent his career working for large international agencies, while Rich has been working for and running small but rapidly growing start-ups.

But wherever we were in the world, whoever we were working for, we’d always moan that company’s weren’t investing enough in accessible and up-to-date training for junior staff. Surely somebody should do something about it? And then we decided that somebody should be us. And now, in a world where remote working is increasingly popular, there’s never been a better time for high-quality training resources that can be scaled company-wide.

Meet the team

Rich Leigh

Rich is a best-selling public relations author, agency founder and global speaker.

Rich founded the UK’s #1 PR blog Famous Campaigns, and his book Myths of PR has been translated into more than half a dozen languages. He has been acknowledged as a communications innovator, creating industry tools and leading the charge for professional change; running the first PR agency and one of the first companies in the world to adopt a four day work week for five days’ pay in 2018.


With 15 years of industry experience and with a particular focus on creative PR that leads to measurable results, Rich has led communications for household names including Disney, Virgin Group, Just-Eat, Paddy Power and the NHS. He has delivered keynote talks to international audiences and regularly gives lectures to undergraduate and masters students across the UK.

Alex Wilson

Alex is an EFFIE award winning PR strategist with 12 years of experience.

He currently works at Pitch, where he advises clients including EA Sports FC, Asics, TNT Sports, BT and Red Bull. Alex also previously spent 7 years working at Hill & Knowlton across London, Shanghai and Beijing. During his time at H&K he worked in a number of roles including Head of Business Development for Asia & Greater China, and on global campaigns as a creative strategist and digital planner for clients including Adidas, General Electric, LG, Mondelez and Procter & Gamble.

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Who we work with

I’ve been learning a lot! PR is really busy, and people don’t always have time to sit down with you and go through things step-by-step. With a lot of what I’ve been doing at work, sometimes I didn’t even know if I was doing it right. It’s nice to have the feeling of “oh, I do actually know what I’m doing”. I’m definitely more confident at work now.
Amy Dance – Kindred
PR Account Executive, 1 year industry experience
Being on the course has been really positive. It’s not hugely time-intensive, you can learn at your own pace and it’s really interesting. The content is really, really good. I learned so much that I didn’t know, and I’ve been in PR for two years! I would 100% definitely recommend it to people coming into PR. It’s just such a good introduction.
Martha Lawson – Cow PR
Senior Account Executive, 2 years PR experience
This is an amazing course. The combination of digital and traditional PR is something lacking in most courses, and it’s perfectly consumable. I’m very happy that I took it, it’s definitely changed the way I look at PR. You have my five-star review!
Son Pham – Manifest
Senior Campaign Executive, 2 years PR experience
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