“We engaged with Kevin as soon as he became available after parting company with SD. For our first round of meetings he was careful to maintain integrity and impartiality, which has stood us in good stead since – in terms of the drafting of campaigns and appropriate literature, I can’t speak highly enough. I would say that as an adviser, his knowledge of the game, its fans and how to communicate effectively with them is second to none – he is a fan, he is a PR man, and his specialities mean that he is respected within the game.”
Matt Rimmer, Head of Communications, Hadley Property Group (owners of Dulwich Hamlet FC)
“There’s a small number of key people I turn to when I am looking for advice or a challenge to my thinking. Kevin is one of them and I’ve sought his advice frequently over the years on a number of often critical campaigns and communications issues affecting AFC Wimbledon.
“I value his ability to step outside of a problem and examine it strategically and objectively. He also has an excellent eye for how an issue might play out in the media, amongst fans and other audiences.”
Erik Samuelson, Chief Executive, AFC Wimbledon
“Kevin’s work has a tone of voice that enables him to build deep and convincing relationships with stakeholders and audiences alike. He is able to mine the creative possibilities of tactical options, to hardwire them into wider strategic frameworks. If this wasn’t enough to make for a truly effective PR professional, his concern for governance issues provides a refreshing dimension that is just what many organisations need as they construct future PR strategies. I have great respect for Kevin’s communication skills.”
Paul Simpson, former Head of Press at Radio 1, PR Practitioner and retired PR lecturer
“I have worked with Kevin on several different projects to date, all of which required careful planning and a very specific, strategic approaches.
“Kevin’s experience in the communication, media and PR sectors allowed him provide valuable insight and guidance as we prepared for critical meetings and events – and the outcomes were clear: we had an extremely successful project that fulfilled its potential. Key to this was Kevin’s enthusiasm, quick thinking and professionalism at all stages”
“I got to know and work with Kevin when he volunteered to join – pro bono – the Olympic Stadium Coalition of football Supporters’ Trusts. Essentially, he knocked us into shape. He’s a superb organiser of a team (even remotely, on the net) with great attention to detail, however his most valuable contribution (because it is less easily found) is an impressive strategic understanding of politics and how it affects communications campaigns like ours.
“He is committed to maintaining team discipline, which in a public-facing campaign like ours, is a great asset. I would also mention – with some admiration – his ability to set aside his personal views when engaging with politicians of different hues. His experience makes him ideal for a comms. role in football, but his skills are eminently transferable, and if he is employed outside the world of football, that will be football’s sad loss.”
Richard Hunt, Charlton Athletic Supporters Trust & Olympic Stadium Coalition
“I’ve worked with Kevin frequently over the past three years. First, in his capacity at Supporters Direct and latterly, as strategic consultant for the Olympic Stadium fan coalition.
“I’ve always found him to be professional, driven, intuitive, sharp and switched on in terms of his approach.
Kevin is also extremely personable and an expert communicator, able to conduct conversations on many levels and to engage with numerous different audiences simultaneously.”
Kat Law, Co-Chair, Spurs Supporters Trust