FOUNDER

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Chelsea Wilkinson

Founder 

Founder 

Four years ago, I established Atholhurst as an owner-managed consultancy focused on providing a full suite of Corporate Relations and Communications services. 

 

I created my consultancy on returning to the UK from South Africa, to assume the executive responsibilities I’d held for 14 years as the Head of Corporate Relations for Ethos, a leading alternative investment manager. 

 

In late 2018, I started expanding my client base beyond private equity, to where my marketing and communication skills could be used to generate excitement, loyalty and returns.

About me

  • 20-year track record of successfully leading communication, brand, reputation and marketing strategies to achieve differentiation and competitive advantage

  • Extensive international experience across sectors & cycles; primary speciality in Investment Management, Financial & Professional Services and M&A

  • Key areas of expertise include:

    • Trusted adviser to CEO and C-suite with deep understanding of complex communications, reputation management, crisis communications, relationship management, integrated campaign management, and digital transformation

    • Investor communications & reporting, incl. AGMs, PPMs, DDQs, roadshows, pitch books, quarterlies, speeches, presentation writing, and sustainability reporting

    • Team leadership & people development; underpinned by 14-years talent management experience

    • Strategic, data-driven communications & corporate storytelling - ‘voice’ development and multi-channel brand building

    • Led full rebrand and CI for Ethos Group

    • Fully-integrated, aligned messaging & content: writing, design and production

    • Managing complex projects, teams, events and external agencies for optimal delivery, collaboration, budget compliance insights, and team development

    • Creative & design lead for Ethos Group and listed entity for 18 years.

  • 18 years with the leading sub-Saharan private equity manager

I  am an active member of SAVCA’s PR and Conference management sub-committees and a founding member of EMPEA’s Investor Relations and Marketing Steering Committee.

 

Prior to joining Ethos, I worked for Gemini Consulting, in their London and Johannesburg offices.

 

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Radio, Film and Television) and Bachelor of Business Science combined Honours degree from the University of Kent, United Kingdom.

Member of the Institute of Internal Communications.

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Connect with me through LinkedIn: Chelsea Wilkinson

What's in a name?

Atholhurst was named after the suburb where I used to live in Johannesburg. 

 

And that strange ¶ symbol in Atholhurst logo? 

 

Its called a 'pilcrow' and is a symbol used to mark a new paragraph, or the beginning of a new train of thought. 

 

A bit like Atholhurst.

Registerd in England & Wales   Company Number 9084031