Vicky started her career in politics and public affairs, working as an assistant to the then Shadow Home Secretary, Ann Widdecombe during the 2001 general election campaign. An eventful year which included a trip on a helicopter (a huge highlight) and a real insight into the political process and the rather interesting characters within it.
Vicky then joined a national women’s charity as its public affairs officer, organising events across the country and leading on political campaigns, before moving into public relations. She honed her media handling skills at two of the leading public relations consultancies in the Midlands, managing a range of accounts, which included everything from shopping centres and housebuilders to boiler manufacturers and examination boards.
Vicky moved back in-house in 2007, managing the communications team at Heart of England NHS Trust and was the Trust lead on media relations and crisis communications. Within 18 months, both Vicky and the team had won a number of CIPR awards, including best in-house team and outstanding young communicator.
In 2010 she left to join the Department for Education as communications manager, where she managed the communications programme for the high profile ‘Sats’ tests, including producing guidance, web content, stakeholder liaison and media relations.
Outside of work, Vicky enjoys running and is training for her first half marathon in May. She is a lifelong Tottenham fan and an Archers obsessive.