We’re an award-winning team of communications experts, partnering with some of the most talked-about FMCG brands.

About MTJPR's communications experts

We’re brand builders, pushing boundaries and challenging the status-quo.

Our ethos is PR with purpose.

We are communications experts, we aim high and never settle for second best. We’re a small team, but we think big and challenge ourselves to exceed client expectations every single day. Get in touch to find out more.

Meet the team

Claire Murgatroyd
Claire MurgatroydDirector
Director of the agency, Claire joined MTJ PR 17 years ago and prides herself on building long-lasting client relationships – a rare commodity in the agency world. Claire believes MTJ PR’s people-first approach is a key factor in its ongoing success, resulting in long-standing and highly successful client partnerships. Contact Claire to discuss how MTJ PR can help to grow your business or career.
Russell Sharrock
Russell SharrockBusiness Manager
Russell joined MTJ PR in March 2022 as Business Manager to support Claire after she took control of the business. His main responsibilities are day-to-day company admin and team welfare. He previously worked for Santander for 15 years, most recently as a Client Services Manager. This involved maintaining the relationships of some of their global corporate clients. He’s a big foodie, home cook and a self-confessed reluctant runner.
Luke Marsden
Luke MarsdenSenior Account Director
Bringing a unique perspective to the world of consumer PR, Luke joined MTJ PR in February 2021. Previously, he worked for national media titles, Bauer and Wireless media groups. With nearly a decade of experience in consumer PR and media relations, Luke heads up MTJ’s consumer division. He leads on the B2C comms strategies for Florette and Typhoo Tea alongside supporting the team on trade and consumer projects.
Charlotte Alty
Charlotte AltyAccount Director
Charlotte has been with MTJ PR since 2016, joining as a Social Media and PR Executive and quickly progressing. She takes the lead across several of our highest profile clients including Barr Soft Drinks, Quorn and Republic Technologies. Charlotte manages consumer and trade campaigns, organising events, and develops creative ideas. She also plays a key role in mentoring junior members of the team.
Rachael Kershaw
Rachael KershawAccount Manager
PR graduate Rachael joined MTJ PR in 2017 as a Junior Account Executive in her first agency role. Rachael soon adapted to agency life, working across clients such as meat-free innovator, Quorn and playground manufacturer, Sutcliffe Play. She supports the team on various tasks from idea generation to content creation. Now a full-time Senior Account Executive, Rachael works closely with team MTJ PR to grow our clients’ businesses.
Alex Walker
Alex WalkerSenior Account Executive
Alex joined MTJ PR in 2018 and helps to produce client coverage reports. He also has an interest in IT and software, and enjoys the data & analytical part of his role. Outside of his professional life, Alex has a keen interest in travelling, cricket, and mountain biking. He has future ambitions to climb the Wainwrights in the Lake District and travel to South Africa to watch test cricket at the Newlands stadium in Cape Town.
Dasha Romanova
Dasha RomanovaGraduate Executive
Dasha joined as a PR & Digital Marketing Apprentice in 2023, with an interest in content creation, a knack for customer engagement, and a passion for thinking creatively. She aids the team by analysing media coverage, researching new opportunities, and creating content. Dasha has an appreciation for anything theatre-related. She is an amateur writer and volunteers to encourage the accessibility of the creative arts.