Lee Peck, who runs one of the Central South’s leading PR and communications agencies Lee Peck Media, has recruited his daughter to the business.
Frankie Peck has joined the Southampton based agency from BBC South where she worked across BBC Radio Solent, BBC South Today and latterly Politics South.
Prior to that Frankie enjoyed successful spells in newspapers and in-house PR.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Lee Peck Media delivers a range of communication services like media relations, reputation management and social media to clients regionally, nationally and internationally.
They include the UK’s premier new home developer Barratt Homes; InstaVolt, the country’s largest provider of public rapid chargers for electric vehicles; Great British Radio and the University of Southampton, ranked among the best in the world. Last year Lee Peck Media won plaudits for delivering the high-profile PR campaign for Southampton’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2025. The city finished runner up to Bradford.
Lee Peck, a former broadcast journalist himself, enjoyed national fame in the 1980s when he worked on a variety of news and light entertainment programmes from News at Ten to Game for a Laugh. He has since built his PR agency into one of the most respected in the region. The agency is sponsoring the South Coast Business Awards, celebrating the excellent businesses operating in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have Frankie on board,” said Lee. “She’s a seasoned professional, hardworking and has a great sense of humour – so important in business. As a senior account manager, Frankie will be a great asset to the Lee Peck Media team as we enter a new chapter and a new period of growth. The journey Frankie has taken is very similar to mine and she can now put into practice what she has learned over her long media career. She’s simply on the other side of the fence.”
“A former BBC film documentary maker and news broadcaster, Frankie’s understanding of the news and political agendas, together with a unique insight in the journalist’s perspective, will help to deliver maximum exposure for clients’ stories. One of her specialities is creating innovative social media strategies driving organic growth and genuine interaction. She is particularly adept at producing videos for LinkedIn, Instagram, X and Tik Tok.”
During her 15-year media career Frankie covered some of the UK’s biggest events including the EU referendum, three General Elections, the COVID pandemic and everything in between. Frankie said: “It was a great wrench leaving the BBC where I worked with so many wonderfully talented and warm people but joining Lee Peck Media – and yes, the prospect of working alongside my dad – was just too much of an opportunity to miss.”