Carolyn Hughes is an independent freelance PR consultant, based in Stockport,  Manchester, and works with clients across the whole of the UK.

Having worked for a number of PR agencies on consumer and business-to-business accounts, Carolyn became a freelance consultant in 2009.

As well as traditional media relations, she specialises in combining SEO and PR to help businesses gain visibility online and improve their search engine results.

As a qualified horticulturalist, Carolyn also specialises in working with garden designers, landscape architects and other environmental businesses.

She is creative, focused and an endlessly hard worker.

In previous roles, Carolyn has been a newspaper reporter, the editor of a property magazine and a food writer. She has two RHS qualifications in horticulture, as well as post-graduate NCTJ journalism qualifications and a CIM diploma in marketing.

When not staring at her laptop, she is likely to be found at her allotment or baking.