Who We Are

Who We Are

Who We Are

Semaphore is a growing PR and marketing company specialising in communications for all types for small and medium sized businesses. Founded by Emma Pyott in 2000, Semaphore has helped a range of businesses across a variety of sectors to stand out from the crowd through imaginative and creative communications and marketing campaigns. From devising and implementing proactive marketing strategies to helping companies communicate effectively with their staff or managing communications in times of crisis, Semaphore is your ready-made marketing and communications department.

Emma Pyott MCIPR

Emma Pyott MCIPR

Emma is a committed and enthusiastic PR professional with over 20 years’ experience incorporating both in-house and freelance assignments.

A member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, Emma has strong business skills and is quickly able to get under the skin of a business, identifying challenges and opportunities to develop strategic communications and marketing programmes that deliver measurable results.

Favourite chocolate: Minstrels, Curly Wurly or (prepare for controversy) dark chocolate Bounty
Something to work by: People buy people and humour can take you a long way, so remember the human element in your communications and don’t make things too corporate
That awkward moment when…. you take your laptops to be mended and have to tell the man that your password is Idris Elba!

I am watching… it’s slim pickings now but I LOVED It’s a Sin and am currently working my way through Little Fires Everywhere.

I am reading… just finished Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones and have now opted for The Runner by Stephen Leather.  But I’ve got Barack Obama’s  Promised Land as a side read!

Rebecca Shepherd

Becks Shepherd

Becks has spent more than 7 years in the media industry within agencies, in-house and as a freelancer. Her experience incorporates print and digital journalism, having gained her NCTJs and NQJs, social media marketing, publishing and copywriting. When she’s not writing, she’s reading. And when she’s not reading, she’s writing.

Favourite chocolate: That’s a hard choice but if forced to choose it would have to be a Galaxy. No wait, probably a Milky Way. Actually, a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Case in point: why limit yourself to just one!
Something to work by: Always pay attention to the quietest person in the room – they are probably thinking things through more thoughtfully!
That awkward moment when…you realise your 5 cups of tea before lunch isn’t normal.

I’m watching… Marcella. I’m a bit late to the party but I’m heavily invested. Good job Season 3 has just come out!

I’m reading…The Power by Naomi Alderman. It’s a dystopian novel all about women developing the ability to release electrical jolts from their fingers and leading them to become the dominant gender. Wild, right?