RealWire Limited

Delivering Relevance, Releasing Influence

The Team

A little bit about the people behind RealWire...

Adam Parker

Chief Executive

Adam is responsible for the strategy and development of the business. Adam took on his executive role in early 2006, having been a Non-Executive director since the company began.

Adam is a Chartered Accountant and has previously spent over nine years with PricewaterhouseCoopers working in the Corporate Finance and Business Advisory service lines.

David Sheppard

Non-Executive Chairman

David works alongside Adam, setting the company’s strategic aims and reviewing and managing performance against the company’s objectives. He has over 30 years management, marketing and communications experience, mostly at board level.

Over the course of his career David has worked in a wide and diverse range of industries in the UK and US including, telecoms, gas, consumer, chemicals, banking, and aircraft engineering, winning a number of PRCA, BAIE and other awards for his work.

Justin Reid

Technology Manager

Justin has been working alongside RealWire since 2001 developing the website and web services for both senders and receivers of news. In his current role he still acts as the lead developer whilst building the web team and overseeing wider technological enhancements to the service and organisation.


AdParker: When did Twitter start sending notifications congratulating you on reaching follower milestones?
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:14:29

JustinReid: Which sports would you like to see included in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games? #poll #climbing
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:05:33

Emily Aitchison

Client Services Manager

Emily originally began life at RealWire in the service delivery team, but quickly moved to account development position. Emily is now responsible for a number of clients, providing guidance and advice, and ensuring her clients get the very most from the RealWire service.

Zoe Dickinson

Excellence Manager

Zoe has worked with the service delivery team since joining RealWire back in 2006 after completing her degree in Marketing and Public Relations. She now holds the Excellence Manager position and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the RealWire database. She manages our relationships with Editors and Journalists making sure they receive the most relevant press releases from us.

Samantha Sharp

Operations Manager

Samantha joined RealWire in 2011 as part of our Operations team ensuring releases are distributed and monitored for efficiently. Samantha has since become Operations Manager, responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the team.


emilya: Having an afternoon of sewing and catching up with Home Fires. The @Lincoln_WI would be proud
Sat, 30 May 2015 13:00:58

mrszoedickinson: RT @iamlucyaston: My favourite kind of news. @AmazingMorph has new show on #CBBC from next month. #MorphisBackonTV
Thu, 21 May 2015 12:08:06

Samantha5harp: #foundyou @StagecoachEMid
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:59:08

Tom Snee

Senior Operations Executive

Tom joined RealWire in 2012, distributing and monitoring releases for clients as part of the Service Delivery team. Now a Senior Operations Executive, he works with both the operations and business development teams, as well as maintaining the day-to-day running of Lissted.

Fran Cator

Operations Executive

Fran is the newest addition to the RealWire Operations Team, having joined in Summer 2014. She is a Media (with Media Practices) graduate from Nottingham Trent University and part of her heart still lies in Nottingham, even after returning to Lincoln in 2012.


TomSnee: Close game until the third minute...
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:08:56

francator: Today we say goodbye to one our RealWire family! Best of luck @GilesS, we will genuinely miss you :)
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:29:55