Why choose us

Why choose us

Sarah French

Sarah French has a background of award winning journalism on daily newspapers in the UK and in-house public relations experience in international professional sport and for a member of the FTSE 250 covering corporate, retail and internal communications.

Ian Lamming

Ian Lamming has worked as a staff journalist on weekly, daily and overseas newspapers for more than 20 years. He has provided media consultancy and crisis management for a range of public and private sector clients. He is a part-time lecturer in journalism.


With almost 40 years eperience working in the media, we have exceptional writing skills, a depth of knowledge of how the media works, unprecedented contacts and are well versed in media law.


We will not dazzle you with fancy presentations and wild claims. Our contacts are people we have worked with or known over the years; some are friends. What we promise is what you'll get.


If you want it now, you'll get it now. We work fast, accurately and with minimum effort on your part.


The service you buy is bespoke to your needs and will be handled personally by one of our team.


You will see real results. If you're trying to raise your profile, you'll get high quality, positive media coverage the value of which will be measured. If you're facing a crisis, we will minimise its impact.


You will not pay for work we're not doing - there is no retainer and no hidden costs. You pay for our time and use us as much or as little as you need to.


I have commissioned French and Lamming to deliver a range of products in both NHS and Local Authority sectors.

Why French & Lamming?

Experience of French and Lamming commenced with Durham Dales Primary Care Group, then NHS Trust, then Darlington Primary Care Trust, and latterly, in the Local Authority.  They brought a professional approach and expertise, balanced with being focussed on what we, the customers required.

Their expertise went beyond corporate communication design and messaging, the NHS Trusts benefitted from their experience and confidence across all forms of media.

A significant area of competence is French & Lammings ability to manage complex, multi-layered messages and designing communications to deliver clear, unambiguous messages.

Supporting corporate communication was an NHS Board level area of activity; French & Lamming demonstrated a high level of political awareness and skills in working with, influencing and supporting Executive Directors of the NHS Trusts.

They have energy, are conscientious, deliver to timescales and bring clarity of thought and approach to complex, sensitive issues.

Miriam Davidson
Director of Public Health
Darlington Borough Council

- Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group