PR Team

Toyota Press Team (Media Enquiries Only)

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Kerry Sainsbury

Manager, PR Operations

Mobile:07391 384746

Kerry has responsibility for masterminding the smooth organisation of Toyota and Lexus media events and ensuring that the brands’ media websites provide accurate, up-to-the-minute information and resources. She joined the team in an internal Toyota (GB) move in August 2021, having previously worked in the company’s social media, internal communications and network support, product marketing and digital marketing departments. Her latest role reunites her with the PR team where she began her automotive career as a student intern in 2011.

David Rogers

Manager, Press Office and Media Relations

Mobile:07825 280608

David joined Toyota after leading PR for two major motorcycle brands in the UK. Prior to those roles he headed up consumer engagement and PR activities for The Motor Ombudsman within The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), a role which gives him great insight into the wider issues affecting automotive and mobility companies.

David Crouch

Senior Press Officer

Mobile:07909 900 085

After David’s secondment to the social media team, he returned to the Toyota GB press office in 2016. With his specialist subjects being motorsport, fleet and commercial vehicles, don’t hesitate to contact him with any queries.

Graham Bothamley

Manager, Press Fleet

Mobile:07500 975489

The man in charge of one of the largest fleets of press vehicles in the country, Graham is the “key” contact for any media wanting to get behind the wheel of our current and heritage models. He is also responsible for the smooth running of our press fleet facility near Gatwick.

Veronica Painter

PR Events Officer

Mobile:07881 536 302

Veronica is a familiar, smiling face in the world of automotive PR with more than 20 years’ experience to her credit. Her new role as PR Events Officer sees her applying her famous efficiency, can-do attitude and good humour to help co-ordinate all the complex elements of product launches and events, supporting PR Operations Manager Kerry Sainsbury. 

Emma Smith

Press Office Co-ordinator

Office:07917 832045

Since joining the team as office co-ordinator in 2021, Emma has quickly discovered how 12 years working with youngsters in schools was perfect preparation for day-to-day organisation of the PR team. While applying meticulous organisational skills to keep the department running smoothly, she’s also enjoying her introduction to the world of cars and the media.  

Kira Marsh

Press Assistant

Kira has joined us following the second year of her degree at University of Brighton. Since starting in July 2023, she has been supporting the team with a myriad of tasks in the PR department and learning who does what, what goes where and when.

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