Meet the team
Caroline Harris, Managing Director
Caroline provides strategic communications advice for all Spirit Public Relations’ clients.
She has more than 25 years’ experience in the communications industry with clients from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and her work has won national PR and marketing awards.
Her strong strategic skills and commitment to her work are demonstrated in the way she has retained existing clients for many years at the same time as attracting new business for the company.
With a wide network of contacts in Bristol and the South West, before establishing Spirit Public Relations she spent many years in both consultancy and in-house roles.
Suzan Uzel, Senior Consultant
With 10 years of experience in PR and journalism, Suzan works with clients across the Spirit portfolio.
Her client experience spans a range of sectors including property and construction, arts and culture, science and technology, social care, renewable energy and the creative industries. She has worked for major businesses as well as public sector organisations and charities.
A qualified journalist and former business correspondent, Suzan joined Spirit PR in spring 2014. She previously worked for leading regional newspapers including The Yorkshire Post.
Kierstan Lowe, Associate Consultant
Kierstan is a highly experienced communications professional who has worked across a range of sectors both in consultancy and in-house, including for the NHS and central government. She worked for Spirit for many years before re-joining the team in 2017 as an associate.
A former broadcast journalist for BBC and independent local radio, Kierstan has an eye for a story and an ability to target material to specific audiences.
Using the full range of communications tools including media relations, stakeholder engagement, content marketing and social media as well as marketing, advertising and events, Kierstan designs and delivers campaigns to help meet clients’ objectives.
Julie Peel, Associate Consultant
With a background in arts and consumer PR, Julie has particularly strong creative and media relations skills.
She has more than 20 years’ experience across a wide range of sectors and has worked as an associate with Caroline for 12 years, having previously worked with her at JBP Public Relations. She has developed excellent long term working relationships with her clients, which include Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal.