Julia has over thirty years experience in public relations supporting many organisations.


In 1992 she established WPR Agency (originally known as Willoughby Public Relations), which today is one of the most award-winning PR, social and search agencies in the UK, winning over 100 industry awards.


WPR has been recognised, in 2020, by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 Best Small Companies to Work For and by Insider Midlands as a top 20 Best Companies to Work For in the Midlands.


Julia mentors entrepreneurs through NatWest’s Accelerator Programme and mentors teenagers through the One Million Mentor Initiative.


Appointed 2018