David Simister

DavidBefore launching Different PR in 2006, David’s was PR and Media Manager with Yorkshire Water. It is recognised that he played a huge part in re-shaping the company’s PR focus, seeing the communications team twice being named Best Yorkshire & Lincolnshire In-House Team and for three years running being shortlisted for the national crown. His approach was very un-utility in promoting Yorkshire Water and this unconventional – this different approach – has continued to be used with great success with existing clients.

David currently works with clients in the leisure, education, legal, renewables, charity, facilities management, brewing and training sectors.

Previous to Yorkshire Water, David worked at the Yorkshire Post (picking up the News Reporter of the Year award in 1997) and before that with the Ackrill Group of newspapers in Harrogate.

For the last 25 years, he has been a member of Harrogate Hospital Radio, acting as the charity’s press officer and served as its chairman for four years.

Between May 2013 and May 2017, David served as an elected member of North Yorkshire County Council, representing the Harrogate division of Bilton and Nidd Gorge. During this time he played an active role on the authority’s Scrutiny of Health Committee.

David has also served a four-year term on Harrogate Borough Council and sat on its planning committee and was Vice Chairman of the Community Services Commission.

About Different

Different was formed by Richard Chew and David Simister and since its start has gone from strength to strength.

As a high profile public relations agency based in Harrogate, Yorkshire, Different enjoys an enviable county wide reputation with full UK coverage.

Boasting a high profile client list of home grown talent, Different are well placed to give weight and enthusiasm to any PR campaign for individual clients and businesses alike.

Having sat next to each other at school, Richard and David have enjoyed a close working relationship for many years and both have a great love of journalism.

You can contact Richard and David at Different by calling 0845 389 2626 or you can send a confidential email by clicking here.


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