Journalist from Gaywood sets up new PR business

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A journalist who is a familiar face in West Norfolk is celebrating four decades as a writer this summer by launching a new public relations venture.

RPPR is the name of Richard Parr’s new public relations and media company and he will be able to provide clients with promotional material, features and advertising and copywriting.

With RPPR Richard says he is am aiming to offer something that is tailor-made to people’s individual requirements in terms of publicity and promotion.

Richard, of Gaywood, has spent a total of 36 years in newspaper journalism followed by four years as a freelance writer.

He said: “To mark my forty years in local and regional journalism, which I will reach in August, I decided to launch my own PR and media relations company. I have had extensive experience over the years, covering many areas of newspaper journalism. These areas have included human interest stories, a wide variety of feature articles, the arts, business stories, “hard” news stories and in-depth interviews on Norfolk characters and personalities.” He added ; “Having worked for the Lynn News and the Eastern Daily Press, I have built up many contacts covering a wide vatriety of subjects and I feel I can offer a professional PR service to clients. I am more than happy to meet potential clients and discuss their indivudal needs and help them in any way I can. As they say, no job is too small for me to undertake.”

Richard is a churchwarden at St Faith’s Chuch, Gaywood, is a volunteer steward at the Red Mount Chapel in The Walks during the summer, and has a keen interest in local history and heritage.

He is a former chairman and president of Downham Round Table and holds the Borough Mayor of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk’s award for Service to the Community. RPPR can be contacted by calling 07804123869 or by email