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Paul Charles

The PC Agency

London, UK

Founder & CEO

The PC Agency

Paul Charles
Biography
As CEO and Founder of The PC Agency, Paul is a renowned commentator on the travel and tourism industry. He is perhaps best known for his award-winning work as Sir Richard Branson’s Communications Director at Virgin Atlantic, and for rebuilding the brand at Eurostar while in charge of Communications.

A former BBC news presenter, Paul set-up his own travel consultancy in 2011, wanting to deliver high-impact strategy and media coverage, on and offline, for clients. Paul was named PR Professional of The Year by PR Week; one of “London’s Most Influential” by the Evening Standard; and has been recognised in the PR Week “Power Book” every year since it launched in 2006.

Paul is also a Non-Exec Director of bizpay, which enables consumers to pay for flights in instalments, and enables airlines to become more profitable.

Personal Business Advice

Good people surround themselves with good people. Always employ someone as if it was your own money being spent on them.

Paul Charles’ Newsfeed

15 May 2017
Rwandan Government appoints The PC Agency to 'build the country's brand'

Agency founder Paul Charles told PRWeek the new brief included promoting Government-owned airline RwandAir as it launches a new direct service from London Gatwick to the Rwandan capital Kigali from 26 May. Charles added that a number of lodges and hotels, as well as a convention centre in the nation's capital, Kigali, are also opening in Rwanda this summer, and said the agency had been tasked with promoting these.

02 Aug 2016
Paul Charles launches The PC Agency and buys Angel Publicity

Charles created The PC Agency after co-founding his previous agency, PCC, with Julia Perowne in 2011, having previously worked with her at LEWIS PR, where he was COO. Before that, he was comms director for Sir Richard Branson at Virgin Atlantic, and comms lead for Eurostar...The combined new 21-strong team, based in London’s Notting Hill, aspires to be the ‘go-to’ consultancy in the travel and lifestyle sector representing airlines, hotels, tour operators, tourism boards, spas, cruise lines and restaurants.

Paul Charles’ Background

Founder & CEO
Aug 2016 - Present
London, UK
The PC Agency is a forward-thinking and innovative PR consultancy representing some of the finest, premium travel and tourism brands in the world. From airlines to hotels, tour operators to tourism boards, The PC Agency team delivers high-impact media exposure which builds brands as well as sales. The PC Agency is also a member of TLN, the Travel & Lifestyle Network, a global network of agencies.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
London, UK
A global PR agency specialising in the tech and consumer sectors.
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Other Business Interests

Non-Executive Director
Oct 2017 - Present
London, UK
bizpay allows businesses to increase sales by managing payment for products or services with instalments.

Paul Charles’ Education

BA (Econ), Politics, Philosophy, Economics
1990 - 1993