The Mangold Consultancy Team

Abby Mangold (MCIPR)
MD & Founder

Abby founded the Mangold Consultancy in 2014, inspired to bring together everything she’d learnt from 15 years at the BBC and her subsequent crisis experience ‘on the other side’ with a global PR agency.

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Caroline Randle
Senior Communications Consultant

Caroline is a senior communications professional who has advised some of the world’s leading organisations such as GSK, Abbot, Microsoft, Electrolux, Great Mills and PwC.

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Julia Walton (MCIPR)
Senior Communications Consultant

Julia is an experienced media relations specialist with a background across national and local government, handling breaking news and crisis situations for the Home Office, Transport for London and Bristol City Council.

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Abby Mangold (MCIPR), MD and Founder

 

I founded the Mangold Consultancy in 2014, inspired to bring together everything I’d learnt from 15 years at the BBC and my subsequent crisis experience ‘on the other side’ with global PR agency Burson-Marsteller.

Negotiating with Communications Directors and CEOs, as a Producer on BBC Watchdog, informed my understanding of how to best handle the press. Rehearsing live interviews with Anne Robinson each week, fine tuned my ability to get my point across under challenging circumstances.

I am at my best face-to-face, be it media training, talking through a rebuttal to an allegation, working alongside teams engulfed in an issue or putting a CEO and their team to work during a crisis simulation. I always bring an outside perspective – thinking as a journalist, consumer, business owner and comms professional.

Big business doesn’t always enjoy the most favourable of reputations. Companies are being scrutinised from all angles and I thrive on preparing for those difficult questions, challenging my clients on their answers to ensure they’re honest, concise and relevant.

The Mangold Consultancy is a safe pair of hands when a crisis hits. We bring a reinforced and stable support to your team, helping you to negotiate the challenges, minimise damage and recover your business and its reputation.

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Caroline Randle

 

I've been working in corporate communications for over twenty years and during that time have worked with companies large and small through good times and bad.

I provide the calm voice of reason during crises situations and am equally at home dealing with CEOs, journalists or legal counsel.  I'm able to see beyond the initial headline and assess the business impact of a situation.

Having worked with multi-national corporations as well as start-ups, I have the ability to operate on both an international and local basis and provide much needed context and perspective which is vital in today's rapidly changing business climate.

I've been working with Abby and the Mangold Consultancy team for a number of years.  We have complimentary skills making a formidable team, perfectly suited to focus on helping your team negotiate and deliver in difficult times.

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Julia Walton (MCIPR)

 

I have extensive experience working on busy press desks across complex topics such as social care, transport, crime and public health. I’ve advised politicians from Cabinet Members to local councillors during fast-moving and difficult situations.

I’m able to draft, tailor and fine tune responses for a range of audiences and advise beyond the media reaction to ensure stakeholders and staff are kept well informed. 

Part of my training has involved emergency planning exercises preparing responses as part of a multi-agency taskforce on subjects such as terrorism and flooding and I’ve been trained by the Emergency Planning College. New to the Mangold Consultancy team, I will provide a political perspective to the issue you are facing.

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