Donna Black

Associate Director

Donna joins the MD Communications team with 20 years’ PR and communications experience. After studying law at university, Donna worked in legal publishing before embarking on her PR career. She has advised law firms, SMEs and public sector organisations on their PR, communications and internal communications.

Most recently she was the communications specialist for leading South West law firm Stephens Scown LLP, a former UK Law Firm of the Year and the first large law firm in the UK to become employee owned. She was part of the firm’s award winning marketing team, picking up several awards for internal and external communications including Campaign’s Marketing New Thinking Awards, Law Society Excellence Awards, Modern Law Awards and Symphony Legal Awards.

Donna has managed a busy press office for a regional police force, dealing with reactive media relations and advising on crisis situations. While heading up the corporate press office for a national tourism organisation she was part of the team that won the CIPR President’s Grand Prix for the campaign of the year.

With a love for writing, an eye for stories that will interest the media and a strategic approach Donna ensures that her communications advice is tailored to her client’s business objectives.

Donna works closely with clients to generate media coverage, place thought-leadership articles, arrange media interviews and deliver results in regional, trade and national press.

Donna is an excellent communicator and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a professional and talented communications specialist. Her calm and level headed approach is just what you need in a crisis and her ability to understand what the message needs to be makes her an excellent writer. A joy to work with.

Rae CrockerMarketing Manager - Stephens Scown