Media Briefing – Not For Publication New Faces And Changing Places In The Toyota And Lexus Press Office

22 August 2013

This week we are saying goodbye to Sophie Gannon, our placement student who in the space of a year has become a highly valued member of our press office team.

Sophie is returning to her communications and public relations course at Northumbria University, and passing the baton to our new recruit, Kate Lovelace.

Kate joins us from Bournemouth University where she is embarking on her third year as a PR student. As she hails from Camberley, we will be denied the cross-cultural fun we had with Yorkshire lass Sophie, but we expect that as a competitive swimmer and tennis player, she will be raising our fitness awareness.

David Crouch is also on the move, but only as far as the other side of the room. After almost 10 years as press officer he has become the latest recruit to our growing social media team in the role of Co-ordinator, Social Media Community.

Scott Brownlee, General Manager Press Relations and Social Media, continues to lead all Toyota and Lexus media and social media activities. Scott is supported by Nik Person in his role of Manager, Press Relations. Nik is the number one contact for all things Toyota and Lexus.

Erica Haddon, Manager, PR Operations, is the mastermind behind all our media events, while John Brooks, Senior Administrator, Press Fleet, is the go-to man for all press car requests. Richard Seymour, Press Officer, has all the encyclopaedic knowledge to answer all technical and product-related media enquiries. Completing the line-up is Ronnie Giles, the departmental secretary whose behind-the-scenes administrative skills help keep everything running smoothly.

While we are all keen to hear from you in person, we’re equally pleased for you to make full use of our Toyota and Lexus media website ( This is where you can also sign up to be sure of being the first to receive our latest news by email. To sign up, simply click on the link at the foot of the home page and enter your details and preferences.

Here are the formal press office contact details: –

Scott Brownlee, General Manager, Press Relations and Social Media

Direct dial: 01737 367266

Mobile: 07768 306700


Nik Pearson, Manager, Press Relations

Direct dial: 01737 367264

Mobile: 07795 506666


Erica Haddon, Manager, PR Operations

Direct dial: 01737 367308

Mobile: 07785 238732


John Brooks, Senior Administrator, Press Fleet

Direct dial: 01737 367309

Mobile: 07770 922960


Richard Seymour, Press Officer

Direct dial: 01737 367272

Mobile: 07917 072815


Ronnie Giles, Press Office Secretary

Direct dial: 01737 367532


Kate Lovelace, Placement Student

Direct dial: 01737 367495


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