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We are a London based boutique strategic communications and public affairs consultancy working across arts and culture, business and policy in growth markets. Our bespoke cross-sector approach transcends geographies and cultures, ensuring our clients benefit from our strategic insight and international network across business, media and politics.
Following on from her role as Vice-Chair of Business Relations and Fundraising for the Conservative Party, Farzana Baduel founded Curzon PR in 2009 with James Ollerenshaw, Chairman of the YDF, Institute of Directors.
Their vision was to create a PR agency with the breadth and depth of larger agencies, but operating with a bespoke approach, based in London with a global remit working across sectors, with a focus on growth markets and soft power initiatives.
As a boutique agency, Curzon PR provides its clients with bespoke global and strategic insight. Our main focuses are:
- Arts and Culture
- Business and Policy
- Government Relations
Working across different countries and vertical sectors enables us to deliver strategic brand translation and positioning for our clients. Having established an extensive international network, we deliver market insight, facilitating access into new geographies and sectors. Curzon focuses on projects that will benefit from being opened up to new and complementary countries and sectors.
Ron Ciccone was Managing Director of Turner Broadcasting Middle East/Africa for 25 years. He is a distinguished diplomat of the media industry, introducing CNN to heads of government from Tunisia to Tehran. During the first Gulf War he assembled a family of CNN affiliates throughout the region and the news channel effectively replaced state controlled media as the channel of choice. He went on to develop the CNN Arabic service and CNN Turk. A master trouble shooter and negotiator, he nurtured the fledging cable systems in Israel and was the first media representative to sign a broadcast agreement with post-revolutionary Iran. Ron serves on the board of Translux Holdings and The Arabian Gulf Fund.
Anthony Fisher is the Founder of Global Strategy Limited, which provides strategic and communications advice to institutional and private clients. He is also a Director of Scythian Limited, a boutique consultancy advising on structuring corporate acquisitions in the FSU. Fisher is a director of several not-for-profit organisations including the British Ukrainian Society, the DF Foundation, the Bonita Trust and Youth Music Theatre UK. Qualified as a barrister, Fisher was a tax partner at KPMG, and served as a senior consultant to Lord Tim Bell, Chairman of the Bell Pottinger Group. He has advised multiple governments, was seconded to the Government of Gibraltar as its first Finance Centre Development Director and has been an advisor to the Maltese Government for over 15 years.
SK Lingam (SK) is the Chairman of the ASEAN UK Business Forum (AUBF), which was initiated 16 years ago by the then, their Excellencies the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to the Court of St James’s. SK remained elected Chairman of AUBF for a decade since its inception. He resigned voluntarily after 10 years’ service and was appointed the first Honorary President of AUBF, a position which he still holds. SK is also a founding and former member of the Malaysia UK Association (MUKA) and The Focus Malaysia Group (FMG) in London. SK is currently the founding member and first Chairman of Malaysian Link UK (MLUK).
Managing DirectorFarzana Baduel
Farzana Baduel is Founder and Managing Director of Curzon PR. Previously, Baduel was Vice Chair of Business Relations for the British Conservative Party. She was also on the Committee Boards for the Institute of Directors as well as Advisor to the London Development Agency on Entrepreneurialism. Baduel was also Vice-Chair for Club 24, a Conservative Party fundraising and debriefing initiative for leading prospective parliamentary candidates, and is currently Advisor to Malaysia’s ruling party through Friends of Barisan Nasional UK.
Baduel is currently on the board of CARE, a charity committed to providing free education for underprivileged children, with 250 schools educating some 160,000 students. Curzon has also supported CSR initiatives including The Children’s Trust, The Princes Trust, Pratham, Women2Win, Soham For Kids and Seva Mandir. Baduel is also an Expert Advisor to Sotheby’s Global Partnership. Baduel is the Editor-at-Large for Epicurean Life magazine, as well as a regular contributor to The Guardian and Business Today. Baduel has also written broadly for a number of international (Segoe UI Light, grey) publications on Soft Power initiatives
Maryana graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She works as a liaison to Russia on fundraising for The Chagall Project, and is responsible for business development for Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine, as well as the Artist Pension Trust and FDNA Accessible Genetics.
Media RelationsAnna Wallace-Thompson
Anna recently relocated to London after 16 years in Dubai. As a journalist, she has written for Frieze and The Art Newspaper and is currently London Correspondent for Canvas. Transitioning naturally into PR, her international background led her to media relations.
Account ManagerKelly Adams
Kelly completed a graduate programme at Ogilvy Johannesburg, South Africa’s top advertising agency, before moving to London where she now specialises in client liaison and business development as Curzon’s Account Manager. Kelly is also the Interiors Editor of Epicurean Life.
Digital Relations Ashta Doyle
Ashta Doyle completed her double degree, receiving her Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies. Majoring in public relations, alongside studies in journalism, advertising and marketing, Doyle has gained experience working in a variety of public relations roles, including fashion and luxury, as well as public affairs and government.
Office ManagerRavi Raval
Ravi Raval is a qualified tax and financial advisor, with wide ranging experience across a diverse range of industries. He is an ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Affiliate with a BSc Honours in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brooks University of UK.
Ravi is in charge of Office Management for Curzon PR.
While we are not currently hiring, we always welcome applications from interested parties. Please send your CV and a cover letter to email@example.com
Curzon PR is proud to work with its 2012/13 charity partner, CARE Pakistan.
CARE Pakistan is a charitable initiative based in Pakistan, with chapters in London, UK and Houston, USA. Its main mission is to educate underprivileged children in rural Pakistan who would otherwise have no access to schooling. With the education of each child costing just one pound per month, their current goal is to get one million children off the streets and into school.
Established in 1988 by Seema Aziz in the wake of devastating floods in the Sheikhupura district of Punjab, CARE has since grown to 225 schools, providing free quality education for over 150,000 students. They also provide guidance for higher education, technical training, job placements and entrepreneur programs. For more information, visit www.carepakistan.org.uk
Annual Charity Partner
Each year Curzon PR chooses one non-profit entity as its charity partner and conducts a yearlong public relations campaign to help build their profile in their target market, Curzon PR provides media relations, digital relations and event planning to create a comprehensive PR campaign, designed to provide capability building and provide each charity partner with a strong base from which to move forward at the conclusion of the project.
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