MIV Catch Up - Jessica Huie

Jessica Huie, founder of J H Public Relations, joined us on Twitter for #MIVReveals on Wednesday 16th November 2016.

Jessica Huie received an MBE in 2014 for services to entrepreneurship and her positive influence on the community.  A career as showbiz journalist for several British national newspapers and as entertainment reporter for the BBC followed, before seven years of experience as a PR consultant for MCA working with clients ranging from Simon Cowell, Peter Jones, Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty to private jet firms and industry experts in the fields of beauty and business.  In 2008 Jessica launched JHPR, handling PR for a roster which ranged from Hilary Devey and Kelly Rowland to Samuel L Jackson’s Shooting Stars in Desert Nights charity.

@JessicaHuieMBE Thanks for joining us today. For those that don’t know, could you explain to us what it is you do? #MIVReveals

I run a PR agency representing personalities, entrepreneurs and industry experts - brilliant people basically! #MIVReveals 

@JessicaHuieMBE Can you tell us about your background and what inspired you to become an #entrepreneur? #MIVReveals

I began my career in journalism, both print and broadcast working for the BBC, Choice FM, PRIDE Magazine and the national press, before crossing over into showbiz PR. In 2008 I decided to set up on my own in order to have control over the individuals I represented.  #MIVReveals

@JessicaHuieMBE What were the biggest challenges when setting up your companies @colorblindcards @JessicaHuiePR?  #MIVReveals

Biggest challenges were working simultaneously on two completely different businesses. With Color Blind we were trying to break new ground and with JHPR it was working out which sector or space I wanted to focus my efforts. #MIVReveals

@JessicaHuieMBE What would you say is your proudest #business moment so far? #MIVReveals

Too many to mention. Seeing my cards stocked in South Africa was awesome given the political background of the country, and being awarded an MBE for services to entrepreneurship and taking my parents to the palace, have been highlights. #MIVReveals 

@JessicaHuieMBE How many hours a day do you work on average? #MIVReveals

7-10 but on my own terms. I make it to the gym most days and do the school run most days.  #MIVReveals

@JessicaHuieMBE What does success look like to you? #MIVReveals

The ability to work with people I like, for a mission I believe in, on my own terms, anywhere in the world.  #MIVReveals

@JessicaHuieMBE In your opinion, what are some of the key ingredients to becoming a successful #entrepreneur? #MIVReveals

It depends how you describe success. My version requires an ability to develop as a person as well as professionally, building resilience, integrity and a commitment to a purpose bigger than personal gain. #MIVReveals

@JessicaHuieMBE What advice can you give to small businesses regarding their PR? #MIVReveals

Do as much of it yourself as you can before investing in agency retainers. Come to one of my workshops jhpr.co.uk/events and learn how! #MIVReveals

@JessicaHuieMBE What do you think the current environment is like for people looking to #startup a business today? #MIVReveals

It's the perfect time. We are spoilt with access to free or affordable resources such as the @bipc offering at the British Library. #MIVReveals

@JessicaHuieMBE What does the future hold for you Jessica? Any exciting plans we should keep an eye out for? #MIVReveals

I'm working on my first book! It's been a dream of mine to do this for a long time, excited to be bringing it to fruition. Watch this space :) #MIVReveals


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