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Established in 2013 as Aria PR by the highly experienced construction journalist and former External Affairs Director for NICEIC, Richard Pagett. The company rebranded to Build Public Relations in 2020 to reflect its specialism and the decades of experience its team brings to each and every one of its clients. 


Build PR has represented some of the biggest names in the construction industry and prides itself on delivering an excellent service, drawing on its clearly defined values.


Build PR is a small, friendly consultancy that cares about its clients and works tirelessly to give you the maximum return on your investment.


Richard Pagett

Founder and Managing Director – bringing years of expertise to your team.

A strategic thinker with extensive PR and communications experience, Richard is the former deputy editor and editor of leading UK construction titles. A move to become the External Affairs Director for NICEIC (Certsure), the certification body for electrical contractors armed Richard with enviable in-house experience. His unique combination of media and brand experience enables him to deliver campaigns that help businesses achieve their strategic goals. 

Sophie Stancel

Writer & Journalist

The respected former Health Editor and feature writer for best-selling consumer magazine, Chat, Sophie is a talented journalist with a flair for content creation. Public Sector & Local Government magazine also benefited from Sophie’s direction as Editor. Her successful career in the media allows her to create exceptional content for Build PR across all platforms.

James Pierson

Writer & Author

A journalist and author, James worked for over 10 years in Current Affairs television and documentaries, researching and producing films for Channel 4 Dispatches, PBS Television and National Geographic. In print, he’s penned articles for the Times Educational Supplement and the Times Higher Educational Supplement. James also has PR experience, working for three years as a Political Officer for Slough Borough Council where he advised local councillors on policy implementation and media relations.

Emmie Archer

Associate Director & PR Expert

An award winning consultant with more than 17 years’ experience in PR and journalism, Emmie began her career working for The Sun newspaper. She then moved into broadcast before making the natural progression into PR. A strong media background enables Emmie to use her extensive contacts, eagle eye for a story and understanding of cross-channel platforms to deliver outstanding campaigns.

Bruce McKinnon

Associate Brand Strategy Director

Bruce develops brand strategies for clients in the US and Europe across a diverse range of sectors including food and drink, fashion, fair trade, software, artificial intelligence, construction and financial services. He speaks on the subject of brand at conferences around the world and has recently published ‘What’s Your Point’? a book on brand.

Sally Davidson

Graphic Designer

Sally has been working in the creative industries for over 25 years. As a graphic designer she has a breadth of experience, having designed for both large corporates and fledgling business start ups. Design skills include: logo + branding, marketing materials, website design, exhibition design, signage, infographics and packaging design. 

"Thanks to Richard we had lots of editorials in the top trade magazines, and lots of people have been able to read all about PipeSnug. It was a great way to get the name out there. Through the trade press we have reached installers, but also the buyers at the merchants and that is great for us. They are aware of our product as a result of the work he has done." 







We make technical issues or products come alive and capture the attention of the audience 



We know who to contact to make things happen, we know what content works



We believe we are the best and clients can be confident that working with Build PR achieves results 



Over 20 years experience in the construction sector as journalists and PR practitioners



We have the contacts in the press and with influencers to make your voice heard



People, content and results

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