Andy knows all too well the intense pressures of daily life within media organisations that run newspapers, websites and other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

That's why he has now set up Huddersfield-based PR agency AH! PR as a direct route via top quality press releases and contacts to get businesses editorial coverage in the media both in Yorkshire and further afield.

After many years leading a team of experienced journalists and running a hectic newsdesk on the Huddersfield Daily Examiner covering the whole of Kirklees (that includes Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Mirfield) he has seen the good, the bad and, let's face it, sometimes the downright ugly when it comes to press releases.

There's no substitute for that knowledge and experience which Andy now harnesses to write the strongest possible press release he can for you in the style for whatever media platform it's being sent.

He's done PR for a company that sells worldwide and has had press releases published in local, regional, national and international media as well as running the company's 3 websites and several social media accounts.

He's applied for awards for clients which has led to two of them receiving the highest accolades in business, the Queen's Award for Innovation.

He's also run high profile corporate events ranging from major awards to literary lunches. Andy devised the Huddersfield Daily Examiner's Community Awards while working for the newpaper which has become one of the outstanding events in the town. Since 2010 he's co-hosted the awards with ITN news presenter Nina Hossain.

Here he is in action so to speak: