Matthew Gilling

Senior Account Executive

What brought you to JBP?

I joined JBP in January 2022, having previously gained political campaigning and organising experience with the Liberal Democrats in the South West and commercial experience in business, sales and operations at Enterprise Holdings.

I graduated in 2021 from the University of Bath with a BSc in Politics and International Relations and wanted to stay within the West of England. I applied for the role as an Account Executive at the JBP Bristol office aspects as I wanted to work in a fast-paced communications role, that practically engages different aspects of my degree across a diverse range of clients in multiple sectors.

Tell us about your role

As a Senior Account Executive I work across a number of different accounts. My day-day responsibilities include conducting in-depth media, political and community research to help develop overarching communication strategies that drive and manage our clients reputation interests. My day-day tasks support the work carried out by the stakeholder engagement and public relations team across a range of sectors including the housebuilding, energy, transport, logistics and supply chain sectors.

What is your skillset?

Stakeholder engagement / political research and intelligence / community relations / policy intelligence / public relations / media relations / crisis communication

What do you do in your spare time?

Outside of work I can be found studying for my part-time MSc in Public Policy at the University of Bath, as well as training for the Bristol half marathon.

I also enjoy beach walks with my Westie, Donald, and Dorset beer gardens.