PR Works began life in 1996. From a general service PR consultancy the business has developed specialist arms in Health and Medical Research, Retail Development and Professional Services.
A graduate of the University of Southampton and the University of Southern Maine, US, Andrew is the founder of PR Works.
Andrew has played both poacher and gamekeeper. He trained at Charles Barker Public Relations in the mid-1980s before joining the Daily Mail as a staff writer, from which he went to GQ Magazine as a journalist.
He returned to PR by joining the press office at the Royal College of Nursing where he was involved in membership services, media relations and lobbying.
He left London to work as an educationalist for Save the Children Fund at High Island Vietnamese Detention Centre, and then returned home to the Westcountry where he worked for Northcliffe Newspapers re-working the commercial editorial aspects of the group’s newspapers.
He founded PR Works in 1996.
He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, a member of the South West Public Relations Officers’ Group, a member of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Medical Public Relations Association, a graduate of Common Purpose, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the advancement of Arts, Science and Technology and Patron of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.
“Andrew Gould is an excellent science press officer. While knowing what makes great science stories and doing all in his power to help his researchers to get the media coverage their work deserves, Andrew is also extremely responsible and always careful not to over-hype scientific research just to get headlines. Andrew is an experienced press officer who has earned the trust and respect of scientists and journalists alike. He knows what the media needs and is adept at adapting the stories of scientific research to the needs of the hungry 24 hour news beast that is the media today. He is also a pleasure to work with. There are many tensions in the relationship between science and the media but Andrew negotiates these with skill and good humour and he has long been one the Science Media Centre’s favourite press officers. I would recommend Andrew to anyone looking to employ a freelance press officer.” Fiona Fox, Chief Executive, Science Media Centre