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: Congrats to the @NewsWhip team on their latest investment round good work @paulyq @andrewmull
Thu, 28 May 2015 14:40:50

JustinReid: Was quite excited when I heard about @googlephotos but no good if you're serious about #photography - sticking with @amznclouddrive 4 backup
Fri, 29 May 2015 11:28:03

Giles Shorthouse

Business Development Manager

Initially working for the operations team, Giles brings good insight to the account management team, helping clients get the most from the RealWire service. Giles is responsible for existing accounts, handling service enquiries and demonstrating the service.

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.


GilesS: RT @A51M: The A-Z of YouTube: Celebrating 10 Years #HappyBirthdayYouTube
Fri, 29 May 2015 09:13:31

emilya: You've been replaced @TheLukeGosling
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:14:50

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

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.

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.


Samantha5harp: Amazing new background on my twitter from
Thu, 28 May 2015 15:16:44

TomSnee: Simon just said this lot were "fun". Why not go the whole hog and say "bubbly"? #bgt
Tue, 26 May 2015 19:20:09

francator: RT @TomSnee: Caf across the road took 25mins to make two chip butties, so paid me off with three extra sarnies, three pasties and a Scotch …
Fri, 15 May 2015 16:24:53