A Great Team

THE WILTSHIRE PR AGENCY (incorporating Sporting Horse Promotions) has been offering knowledgeable and effective marketing services across the board and particularly to businesses and organisations in the sport and leisure sectors since 1990.

The company was first established under the name of Foxhill Racing Promotions as a partnership between Sandy Thwaites and Elain Mellor (now retired), with the business being based at Stan Mellor’s training yard, just outside Lambourn.

Today, we give clients access to a team of highly intelligent, professional, like-minded associates with a reputation for strategic marketing that produces real results. All have one thing in common – an understanding of the media mix, combined with commercial acumen and initiative.

Regular members of our team include:


Sandy Thwaites

(Managing Director)

Brings over 20 years experience of commercial PR and marketing in the vet/pet industry, equestrian sport, travel and other businesses to the table. Her wide-ranging consultancy experience also includes hospitality and event management. As well as the veterinary industry, previous clients have also come from a wide range of other industries including horse sports and the education and training and food/drink sectors. Sandy is also a regular freelance contributor to Archant Publications’ Wiltshire Magazine.

Christina Jones

Specialises in digital and social media. Christina works with clients to deliver quantifiable results in the web 2.0 landscape by engaging in communities & developing communication strategies.

Debra Hargrave

Has many years promotional experience working in equestrian sport, particularly in the world of showjumping, having worked previously for British Showjumping, the governing body of the sport in the UK, as Press Officer for the SCOPE Festival of Showjumping and more recently for the new Bolesworth International Showjumping event (June) and the inaugural Liverpool International Horse Show (January 2016).

Alison Lidderdale/Liz Peel

(Lion Associates, design and visual communications)

Together have over 30 years of experience in the design and communications sector. They give us access to a network of different graphic designers to ensure the best designer ‘for the job’ and very competitive print-buying. They specialise in creating exciting, leading edge design solutions. Together, we pride ourselves in delivering quality work on time and on budget, whatever the level of spend.