Left Sun Ray
Right Sun Ray

About Reay PR

Reay Public Relations was established in 2000 to provide a professional public relations service focussed on Property PR, Legal PR and professional services PR which requires a special skill set.

This includes the ability to get information out of senior people who often do not realise they have anything to say, and the experience and creativity to turn their knowledge into a story which will deliver media coverage.

Gradually the firm has taken on a number of clients from other sectors using consultants’ knowledge and experience of industrial public relations and destination marketing.

Reay Public Relations is based in Darlington.

Jonathan Reay

Jonathan is a director and co-founder of Reay Public Relations. He is a results-oriented public relations professional with more than 25 years experience, advising a wide range of business and public sector clients on communications strategy and delivery.

A strong communicator, with first class account handling skills, comfortable dealing with people at all levels, he is a strategic and creative thinker, coupled with analytical skills, attention to detail and the ability to deliver to deadlines.

Before founding Reay Public Relations, Jonathan worked at a senior level for a number of top ten UK PR consultancies, including Harrison Cowley in Manchester, McCann-PR in Birmingham, and Grayling, where he was a director with responsibility for the company’s Birmingham, Nottingham and Leeds offices.

He has also advised a number of businesses on communications strategy and delivery via public relations consultancies, including Nestle and KPMG.

At Reay Public Relations, Jonathan specialises in creating and delivering successful integrated media relations, social media and content marketing campaigns for real estate and law firms across the UK.  Where required Jonathan works with trusted associates to help deliver campaigns.

    • Jonathan worked with the practice I am a Partner in for a number of years during which I liaised closely with him on promoting the successes of the Litigation department that I head. Jonathan was a pleasure to deal with, well connected and contributed significantly to promoting my department. His services come highly recommended by me.

      Guy Birkett

      FBC Manby Bowdler

    • In a short period of time, Reay PR has delivered some impressive media coverage and key leads which have benefitted our business significantly. It’s not just Jonathan’s in-depth knowledge of commercial property and his ability to generate newsworthy stories, but his general insight and overview of the issues have also been extremely helpful. His work on re-writing our website has helped improve our corporate image and his advice on our social media activity has helped boost enquiries. I have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan and Reay Public Relations. In fact I already have done to several of my clients and contacts.

      Stephen Brown

      Dodds Brown

    • Jonathan Reay has been the main PR consultant for two companies that I have worked at and has carried out a fantastic job for both. Jonathan makes sure that he has an in depth knowledge of the industries in which he is working and the issues of the day. He also makes all the right connections with the best media outlets for the particular industry and is very successful at getting publicity where it is needed. He comes highly recommended.

      David Lucas

      Thorntons Solicitors

    • I couldn’t recommend Jonathan more highly as a PR Consultant! When I set up my business, GJS Dillon, in 2010 he was instrumental in ensuring that the company had the very best profile in both the printed and electronic media and his ability to write an interesting and engaging press article is unrivalled.

      John Dillon

      GJS Dillon Commercial Property Consultants

    • Jonathan provided PR consultancy services to the Firm for over 5 years. He supported me in shaping the Firm’s PR agenda, establishing and implementing an external communications strategy across of all our service areas. Jonathan’s sector knowledge and in depth understanding of the legal marketplace guaranteed accurate, well written content pitched in the right way using the most relevant media channel. I really enjoyed working with Jonathan – always professional, extremely knowledgeable and very easy to work with.

      Laura Jones

      FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

    • Jonathan ensures we maintain a high profile by getting coverage in key publications, not only on the deals which we do, but by ensuring that we contribute to key features. It’s a stress free relationship which delivers results.

      Mike Higgins

      Bentley Jennison

    • Someone once described me as being “an unashamed self-publicist”… However, it wasn’t me, but Jonathan’s efforts that probably earned me that sobriquet! I would have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan accordingly as an expert in his field.

      Ross Bendall

      Lambert Smith Hampton Birmingham