What people say

Jack Parkinson, General Manager – Exeter Racecourse

“As part of becoming a General Manager for The Jockey Club I needed to have media training. The company set up a day with Alexis and I can’t speak highly enough of how she developed my skills within one day. I went from being apprehensive about facing the media to actually quite enjoying it. It was done in a relaxed and clever way and at no stage did I feel uncomfortable. Alexis is professional and extremely knowledgeable about the media, how they work and the sort of things they might throw at you. I felt it enhanced my skill set and has given me the confidence to speak to the media whenever needed. I can’t recommend Alexis and Bowater Communications enough.”

Nazir Afzal OBE,
Chief Crown Prosecutor:

“I have worked with Alexis in the development of the first ever national guidance on stalking and harassment, on the first ever national strategy to tackle it and a communications strategy to support it. I have always been inspired by her drive and determination to help victims and those of us in the statutory sector who are here to help them. She has immense passion coupled with a pragmatic approach to problem solving. She also has substantial media experience which gets messages out quickly and effectively. I can’t recommend her enough.”

Frank Farnham, Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry, London:

“What can I say. We asked Alexis to help manage the media and public relations aspect of a new initiative we were launching last year. She was extremely professional and had a very detailed knowledge of the process. Her strategy and her contacts allowed us to obtain maximum exposure. We could not have done it without her and she made a huge contribution to the success of the launch. I would definitely recommend her.”

Explorer Dr Antony Jinman: Founder Education Through Expeditions:

“I had the pleasure of working with Alexis for the Arctic Jubilee Expedition in 2012. This was an expedition to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee by holding the worlds most remote tea party and sending a video ‘loyal greeting’ via satellite. Through Alexis’s support our loyal greeting went out on the BBC, ITN and CBC in Canada. This project wouldn’t have received as much media coverage if it wasn’t for consultation and support that Alexis gave us. I am looking forward to working again with her in the future.”

Jane Harvey, Journalist/Film maker, Communications Consultant.

“Alexis is a fantastic communicator and an amazing person. During her time as Chief Executive at Network for Surviving Stalking she has spoken on behalf of victims of crime in a manner that is both empowering and inspirational. She is a highly skilled media professional and I have no hesitation in recommending her to any organisation who wants to improve the way they communicate.”

Jennifer Perry, CEO at Digital-Trust, CIC

“Alexis has a gift of explaining the difficult, complex and psychologically damaging crime of stalking in terms that non-victims can appreciate. She uses her talent to help initiate change, so one day victims of stalking will be able to get the help they need quickly and easily. She is likeable, approachable and diplomatic, but she when she comes to advocating for victims she has a steely determination.”

Rachel Jones, Founder, Leading Women UK:

“Alexis has been and still is great to work with in all areas of business I am involved in with experience in business, life and high profile campaigns. Alexis has a great presence at Leading Women UK events, has developed a strong PR strategy and continues to work within the strategic team in supporting our future growth.”

Laura Higgins. Online Safety Operations Manager at UK Safer Internet Centre / South West Grid for Learning:

“Alexis has provided media training to myself, and members of my team. She demonstrates her years of professional experience both in front of the camera, and awareness raising, very well, & provides a completely bespoke service, tailored to an individual organisation’s needs. She is very engaging, and instils great calm and reassurance, this has been fed back by other colleagues who said they were extremely nervous initially but that Alexis drew them out of this and encouraged them to be more confident. We will certainly continue working with Alexis in the future.”

GARETH ALLEN, Creative Director at Sound View Media:

“Alexis is a true hard working professional. She is always eager to focus on a job and to put every effort into it to get the best possible end result, no matter how tight the deadline or budget. Alexis is a great communicator and a real asset to the team.”

Other clients who have worked with Bowater Communications:

Letter from leadership development organisation Common Purpose to Alexis Bowater:
“I just wanted to write to say a big thank you for giving up your time to be part of our final Navigator day at Somerset College. The feedback from the day was excellent and we really appreciated your contribution to the debate.”

Please find below a selection of alumni comments about the event:
“Brilliant day – sad but great to finish.”
“It’s all been so useful thank you. What a great, clever, well put together course! Alexis was great too!”
“Really enjoyed today. Real fun and learning, excellent.”
“Alexis was hugely inspirational.”
“Alexis’ talk was amazing!”
“CP has been a fantastic journey. Alexis was very inspirational.”
“Great last session, inspirational speaker. Great group throughout. Thank you”

Thank you so much for helping to make the whole day such a resounding success and I do hope you enjoyed the participation and got something out of it yourself.

Nick Byrne
Course Coordinator (Devon and Somerset / CPUK Customised)

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