Kathryn Dishman-Baird runs a successful PR company and regularly attends our Blyth and Newcastle Coworking days. It was great to find out more about Kathryn and her fantastic business KD Communications.
TELL US ALL ABOUT KD COMMUNICATIONS…..
Hello, I’m Kathryn, a PR professional, content creator and all round social media geek. I’m Founder and Director of KD
Communications and Headliners: The PR and Digital Marketing Academy.
My mission is to help you #shareyourstory through PR so you can attract new custom and grow your business. Whether you use press, blogging, podcasting, vlogging, social media or a mix of everything, I’m on hand to help you make sure you’re using the right tactics to get the attention of your target audiences.
SO WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO WORK FOR YOURSELF?
Growing up, I watched my mum manage her business and always wanted to do the same. She set a great example for me, so I always knew there were major ups and downs of working for yourself, but it is something I’ve always been keen to try. I love the variety, the people, the challenges and the opportunities.
WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR?
For me it was winning ‘Entrepreneur of the year’ at the Newcastle Business Awards in 2016. It was a hugely happy moment for me.
This year I’ve also built and launched my membership website to help entrepreneurs and in-house communications team manage their PR, Content Marketing and Social Media. It was a lot of hard work, blood, sweat (and a few tears) but I’m really proud of it.
My mission is to help you #shareyourstory through PR
TELL US THREE THINGS YOU’RE PLEASED YOU’VE LEARNT SINCE YOU STARTED OUT IN BUSINESS?
- Expect the unexpected.
- Surround yourself with like-minded people. I’m very lucky to be part of a community of business owners who are not only big supporters of mine as I am of them, they’ve become great friends.
- There are major up and downs. Owning your own business is like being on a rollercoaster, but the rewards make it worth every moment.
HOW HAVE COWORKING DAYS HELPED YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS?
They’ve helped me build my business. The Coworkers have always given me honest feedback, advice and support. I’ve learned a lot from them and really enjoy my days with them, learning about their businesses and industries.
THANK YOU, KATHYRN!
If you would like to find out more about Kathryn Dishman-Baird and her business KD Communications please visit her website www.kdcommunications.co.uk