Donna is Barnsley born and bred – and currently is the marketing, PR and social media expert at Cream Consultancy.
“I went to the Foulstone School where my passions were English and Music.
“I was once told that I wouldn’t get onto the Uni course of my choice because I was from Barnsley.
“I went on to become one of the UK’s first Public Relations graduates, with a joint honours in Marketing.
“Shortly after graduating a recruitment consultant once told me that I’d struggle to get a job in a big London PR agency because I was from Barnsley.
“I’ve worked in PR and marketing agencies in London and Yorkshire for around 14 years.
Prior to joining Cream, Donna headed up the client facing team at Fantastic Media – an award winning, UK Top 100 agency.
“Day to day I developed marketing strategies and then oversee the team in the delivery of these for a wide portfolio of clients, from high street retailers, and FMCG brands to logistics providers and medical product manufacturers.
“In October 2013 I won the Best SME Social Media Strategy at the Digital Entrepreneur Awards with my team here at Fantastic.
“I’ve had fun getting to where I am now, with lots to tell the students about, including how my teenage obsession with a certain boyband influenced my career choices; a summer season spent at Pontin’s; and a stint in Kavos as a Club 18-30 rep!”