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WHO WE ARE

Vane Percy & Roberts is a professional communications consultancy with national and international clients. The business is led by two directors, Simon Vane Percy and Sarah Roberts who play a hands-on role in all accounts.

 

Our approach gives all clients - regardless of their size - access to the senior team members which is relatively unique in PR and makes us stand out from the crowd.

Simon Vane Percy

Founder & CEO

Simon has worked in PR for over 30 years in the UK and internationally across the US, Europe, South Africa and Australasia. HIs experience spans some of the world's largest blue chips including: British Airways, Mercedes Benz, Rothmans, Apple, IBM, Shell, Siemens and Monsanto. In the last fifteen years he has been focussed on the healthcare sector providing top-line consultancy to nearly all the major companies in this field including Pfizer, Novartis, BMS, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Synexus as well as the NHS and NICE. Following the merger of Pharmacia & Upjohn Simon was acting head of global PR and PA for two years whilst still running Vane Percy & Roberts. He continues to be a consultant to Fred Hassan. 

More recently the agency has shifted its focus on to the midsize and smaller organisations in this space where there is greater opportunity to become part of the core team. Simon established Vane Percy & Roberts in 1993 and has successfully developed it from a small agency to an organisation that boasts an impressive resume of clients. 

Sarah Roberts

Director

Sarah has managed a range of global communications projects which have incorporated public affairs, political support, media liaison and crisis management principles. She has experience in providing high level consultancy across a number of sectors on both a corporate and product / service basis. She has worked across a number of public and private organisations including Pfizer, Celgene, Microsoft, Pampers as well as the NHS and many patient group organisations. 

Sarah has considerable experience in helping organisations to review their communications and develop more effective strategies. She was seconded in-house to Schering-Plough to help them conduct a full agency review across their entire corporate and product portfolio. . Sarah joined Vane Percy & Roberts in 1994 and has been integral in its growth from a small agency to one with an impressive list of clients. 

Leonie Onslow

Senior Account Manager

Leonie has worked in PR since 1985. Her skill set ranges from managing consumer PR accounts, to technical and trade association clients (on behalf of their memberships). As part of Leonie's role she enjoys copy writing, crisis PR, event management of conferences, press events, exhibitions, meetings, lobbying and a plethora of other activity according to client requirements.

Amanda Bernard

Senior Account Manager

Amanda joined Vane Percy & Roberts in early 2016 after receiving her Master’s degree in English Literature from Georgetown University. She also received a first-class degree in English Literature from the University of Warwick. Before joining the VPR team Amanda had experience working in corporate and financial PR, as well as social media and digital marketing.

Kerry Saunders

Account Manager

Kerry Saunders has worked with Vane Percy & Roberts for over 10 years and is a well-regarded and valuable member of the team. She creates an excellent rapport with clients and third parties. She is also the queen of organisation ensuring the VPR boat sails smoothly. She has particular experience in patient advocacy having run a number of long-term projects across a variety of therapy areas. 

Robert Taylor

Investment Director

Robert Taylor is our key investment partner working with us on our investment support portfolio. He brings over 30 years investment banking experience (HSBC, Barclays‎) and in the last decade has focused exclusively on fundraising and investor relations for both listed and private healthcare companies.