Our Team

Front Door Communications was set up in 2017 by Kath Chadwick and Lynsey Walden. We are a small team and relatively new to the South Wales agency scene, but what we lack in age, we make up for in experience.

Kath Chadwick

Kath is a former journalist and producer for the BBC and produced the Wales@Work business programme for seven years. During her 13 years at the BBC, she worked on and produced a range of radio and television news and current affairs programmes and has a huge amount of experience with broadcast media. Prior to this, Kath was also a print journalist, working across a range of regional newspapers.

Following her time at the BBC, Kath joined the GoCompare press office and looked after the PR for all of its money products.

Outside of work, Kath tries her hand at keeping fit (to varying degrees of success), enjoys socialising (yes, you know what that means) and spending time with her husband, teenage sons and Cairn terrier Cadi. She is our resident Welsh speaker and ultimate news-line guru.

Lynsey Walden

Lynsey has over 20 years’ experience in PR and digital marketing, having worked for global PR agency, Weber-Shandwick and in-house at Lloyds Bank. At Lloyds, she worked in the PR department on the business and home insurance products. At Weber-Shandwick, she worked for Compaq Computers, which was then acquired by Hewlett-Packard. Prior to this, she worked for a number of tech PR agencies across Reading, London and Bristol.

Lynsey joined GoCompare in 2007 and was originally hired to set up the PR department. After running this department for several years, she went on to manage the digital marketing side of the business including the SEO, PPC and content strategy for the GoCompare website.

Lynsey specialises in personal finance and FinTech PR at Front Door Communications. When she’s not here, she enjoys taking part in Park Runs and spending time with her daughter.

Bethan Rees

Bethan has a background in book publishing and spent four years working with small, independent publishing houses in Wales. During this time, she specialised in product marketing for a range of new releases including children’s fiction, historical and contemporary novels and worked with authors on their launch campaigns.

Her experience is rooted in digital marketing, having managed book marketing campaigns that stretch across paid advertising (PPC), blog content and guest articles, social media compaigns as well as events and traditional news coverage.

As such, Beth is our social media lead here at Front Door. She joined the company in 2017 and her specialist areas are social media, SEO and web content. Outside the realm of marketing, she is obsessed with theatre, eating and city hopping. However, most days you will find her wrestling to control her very bouncy golden retriever puppy Mrs Biscuits.

Jess Childs

Jess is a qualified senior print journalist and agency-based PR Manager with a decade of industry experience working with nationally recognised public, private and third sector organisations. During this time, she has planned and executed numerous PR and social media campaigns, and written articles, blogs, features and tweets at a national, regional and local level.

After swapping the thrill of agency life for a different kind of chaos at home, Jess spent three years working on a consultancy basis with digital agencies, PR firms and business clients across Wales alongside the birth of her two daughters.

Front Door Communications turned out to be a keeper, however, and now Jess balances out her work life here in Penarth with the odd spate of Gruffalo hunting, a bit of creative writing when there’s time and general time out with friends and family scattered UK wide.

Hollie Tudor-Smith

Hollie has experience in PR, marketing and communication with a Master's degree in Media Practice from Swansea University. Hollie’s degree and previous experience in an agency setting has given her a broad range of skills in social media, content development, public relations, digital marketing, and graphic design. She has a passion for applying creative ideas to digital marketing strategies and challenges and is a dab hand at producing creative content from articles and blogs to videos and graphics.

In her spare time, Hollie enjoys walking her dog Amber, keeping active and baking unhealthy treats for friends and family.

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