Verity Blake

Managing Director


Verity’s love of media started when auditioning as a BBC weather girl. Unfortunately for her, she forgot her glasses and couldn’t read the autocue very well – so turned her attention to the world of PR.

She’s since built her reputation as a communications specialist over 20 years, creating communications and digital strategies for some of the most exciting B2B and B2C brands worldwide including Ericsson, Norton security and 3Mobile.

Skilled in legal, finance, technology, energy and the HR sectors, she’s built HeadOn PR to become a well recognised PR consultancy that creates opportunities that go above and beyond expectations.



New residential property law expert expands Gardner Leader’s senior...

24 January 2022, Maidenhead: Thames Valley law firm, Gardner Leader, has appointed highly experienced residential property solicitor, Angela Badcock, as a Senior Associate at the firm. Angela will be working out of the firm’s Maidenhead office.  She is a specialist conveyancing solicitor who has dealt solely with residential property matters. She has handled many and […]

HeadOn PR hires again and calls for more new...

Cheltenham-based PR and media communications agency, HeadOn PR, has appointed Emily Goold fresh out of University as a Junior Public Relations Account Executive.      Emily, who lives in Corse Lawn, Gloucester and recently achieved a 2:1 degree in Media and Journalism from the University of the West of England, a top 40 UK University, joins the growing team at Eagle Tower, Montpellier. She holds a strong skillset in media writing, photography and video editing, podcasting and social media management.  […]

Gardner Leader picks up the pace on its fundraising...

After 18 months of curtailing its charity events due to the pandemic, Thames Valley solicitors, Gardner Leader, is picking up the pace once again on its fundraising activity, starting with Jo Dainty, conveyancing assistant, raising £1,000 for Thames Valley Air Ambulance after running the London Marathon.    Nearly half of the firm’s 160 staff voted for the local […]

Local legal experts rated as ‘next generation’ and ‘rising...

Thames Valley law firm Gardner Leader has been described as “shining above all with their approachable and friendly way of doing things”, while newly appointed partner Niamh Minihane was named as a “next generation partner” and Katie Dyson, senior associate, was singled out as a “rising star” in the prestigious The Legal 500 guide for 2022.  Partners Alastair Goggins, Chris Felton and Michelle Di Gioia were also named as Leading Individuals, […]

HeadOn PR recruits again with appointment of new Account...

Cheltenham-based PR and media communications agency, HeadOn PR, has appointed Val Proctor as Public Relations Account Manager following a surge in client numbers this year. This growth comes as organisations seek new ways to drive up business growth following months of lockdown. The HeadOn PR team, led by Managing Director Verity Blake, now numbers seven with Val joining just months after Lucy Allen joined as account executive. The […]

South West PR agency makes new appointment following significant...

Cheltenham-based PR and media communications agency, HeadOn PR, has appointed a new Public Relations Account Executive following a surge in new client wins and enquiries as organisations seek new ways to drive up business growth through lockdown.   Based in Normandy House, the team at HeadOn PR have been busy supporting a growing national and international client base particularly in technology, engineering, and the professional services sector, as media and social media consumption continues […]