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… nothing at the moment! But I’m looking forward to watching Two Weeks To Live which has Maisie Williams in it

I am reading… The Chain by Adrian McKinty and I have just finished reading Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

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… also nothing at the moment! But I am over the moon that Line of Duty season 6 is being filmed

I’m reading…two books at once. Girl, Woman, Other and Silver Sparrow