Robert Beaumont Founder and Managing director

Award-winning Yorkshire journalist Robert Beaumont founded Robert Beaumont Associates in 1998. Robert felt there was a need for a niche PR agency in Yorkshire, which combined key journalistic skills with a genuine understanding of the county’s business community.

During his career at the Evening Press (now the York Press), Robert was named the Yorkshire Feature Writer of the Year for a record four years in succession in the Yorkshire Newspaper Society awards and was honoured in a number of national journalism awards, including campaigning journalist of the year in 1992. He was also the paper’s restaurant critic, film critic, theatre critic, leader writer and assistant editor.

He has published two books, one on Giles the Cartoonist and one on George Hudson, the Railway King of York. In his spare time, he is a long-suffering supporter of York City FC.

Claire Beaumont Company Secretary

Claire has been a key part of the success of Robert Beaumont Associates since 1998. She provides all the administrative and financial back-up for the company. She formerly worked for property consultants Jackson-Stops and Staff in York and is now the Vice-Chairman of the Governors of Boroughbridge High School.