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Our Team

Adam Dent - Managing Director

Adam is a co-founder of Advent Communications and a fully qualified journalist with more than 20 years of experience.

He has worked across the Midlands on a range of newspapers and is responsible for new business development and leads our PR team.

Adam has worked closely with every client on the Advent portfolio and has supervised the expansion of the company.

Lee Corden - Director

Lee joined Advent in 2001 after working in regional newspapers.

He works extensively with our property, construction and business management client base and writes regularly for national publications.

Michelle Wilson - Senior Account Manager

Michelle moved to Advent in 2003 after three years as a senior journalist at the Nottingham Evening Post.

She had previously worked as a senior reporter for Mirror Regional Newspapers based in Coventry.

Michelle works closely with our entertainment and hospitality clients from across the United Kingdom.

Alison Swan - Senior Account Manager

Alison joined Advent in 2011 after several years working for public relations agencies in the Midlands and London.

She had previously spent more than 10 years as a senior newspaper journalist writing for titles within Trinity Mirror and the Observer Standard Newspaper Group.

Alison works with a range of Advent clients in education, property and communications among others.

Adam Manning - Senior Account Manager

Adam joined Advent in January 2016 after four years of in-house PR experience in the retail sector.

He graduated from Coventry University with a first class honours degree in journalism and media in 2011 and works across a range of Advent client accounts.


Alex Grantham - Account Manager

Alex joined Advent in 2016 after working as a communications officer for the NHS in Birmingham.

She had previously spent three years as a journalist at the Nuneaton News and also spent time writing for the Burton Mail.

She is a journalism and English language graduate from the University of Central Lancashire, is NCTJ qualified and works across a range of Advent client accounts.

Ryan Merriman - Account Manager

Ryan joined Advent in 2016 after more than 10 years as a senior journalist, content manager and sub editor at the Nuneaton News.

He is a criminology and journalism graduate from the University of Lincoln, trained with the Press Association and works across a range of Advent client accounts.

Sam Jackson - Account Manager

Sam joined Advent in February 2019 after working as a reporter for three-and-a-half years with the Leamington Courier.

He graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Biology, before earning his NCTJ Diploma in Journalism from City of Wolverhampton College in 2015. He works across a range of Advent client accounts.

Rob Milne - Account Manager

Rob joined Advent in September 2016 as a graduate, after gaining experience in PR and in regional news.

He graduated from the University of Sheffield with a first class honours degree in journalism studies and works across a range of Advent client accounts.

Kat Phillips - Office Administrator

Kat joined the Advent team in May 2017 to start her Level 2 Business Administration qualification. She has also achieved her level 3 in Business Administration and was awarded Coventry First Youngpro 2019 award in the Apprentice category.

As well as receptionist and administration duties, Kat is passionate about photography and manages the Inpress Images social media. She is also currently Event Co-Ordinator for Coventry & Warwickshire Champions.

Julie Bristow – Office Manager

Julie manages various aspects of the office and handles staff welfare.

She has worked with the firm since it was founded.

I have worked with Advent for more than five years and know that it has a very good reputation for the way it looks after clients, achieves results and would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them.