Food & Drink

We are truly passionate about healthy food & drink

We have 25 very successful years in the natural health & fitness sector, and we have built relationships with experts, celebrities, influencers and contacts on national newspapers, consumer magazines, online magazines, bloggers, broadcast and trade media.

Alongside the PR account team, we have a dedicated team of digital experts with a proven record of driving reach, website hits, follower growth and engagement for our clients.

We are here to build your brand’s visibility and authority by building long-lasting relationships with customers and creating meaningful and memorable conversations.

We cut through the media clutter and, whether you’re a market leader or challenger brand, we’re so confident in our ability to raise your profile and lift sales that we guarantee kpi’s.

Our approach is meticulous, creative and knowledgeable and we always work within the set budgets.

How we can help

Public relations campaigns

National consumer & trade media relations
New product launches
Expert endorsement
Celebrity endorsement
Consumer research
Issues/crisis management
Sampling

Influencer marketing

Influencer and blogger outreach
Sponsored campaigns
Events
Influencer management

Social media

Social media strategy
Community management
Content creation
Advertising management
Account management

Digital Marketing

PPC
SEO
Keyword research
Email marketing
Video production

Design

Photo-retouching
Website design
Literature and pack design
Photography

Marketing

Branding
Advertising
Experiential events
Focus groups
Copywriting

Experts we work with

  • Alice Yeates, Nurse, Nutritionist and Diabetes Specialist

    Alice Yeates

    Nurse, Nutritionist and Diabetes Specialist
  • Alix Woods, Fd SC, Dip ION, Health Journalist, Brand Ambassador and Nutritional Therapist.

    Alix Woods

    Health Journalist, Brand Ambassador and Nutritional Therapist
  • Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD is the UK’s leading nutritionist specialising in women’s health.

    Dr Marilyn Glenville

    A leading nutritionist in women's health
  • Fiona Lawson BA (Hons) DipCNM mBANT is a registered nutritional therapist.

    Fiona Lawson

    Nutritional Therapist
  • Fully qualified Nutritionist, who specialises in supplement formulations and legal compliance and Director of Shona Wilkinson Nutrition Limited.

    Shona Wilkinson

    Nutritionist
  • Dale Pinnock, aka the Medicinal Chef, is a food writer specialising in the medicinal properties of food. He has published a number of successful books, as well as appearing on popular TV shows.

    Dale Pinnock- The Medicinal Chef

    Nutritionist, Herbalist & Medicinal Chef
  • Alli is a nutritional therapist who uses diet and nutritional supplements to help individuals achieve their optimal level of health.

    Alli Godbold

    Nutritionist and Chef
  • Patrick Holford, BSc, DipION, FBANT, NTCRP, is a pioneer in new approaches to health and nutrition.

    Patrick Holford

    Nutritionist
  • An award winning Nutritional Therapist, Chef, Author and Broadcaster, Christine has a passion for creating delicious nourishing recipes and a reputation for transforming people’s health and love of real food.

    Christine Bailey

    NUTRITIONIST, AUTHOR AND 'FREE FROM' CHEF
  • With a PhD in Child Nutrition and over 100 published articles on diet and health, Carrie has a strong grounding in nutrition science combined with an understanding of the food industry and its important role in the nation’s diet.

    Dr Carrie Ruxton

    AWARD WINNING DIETICIAN AND TV NUTRITIONIST
  • The Food & Drink team

  • Justin Clark

    Managing Director

    With 22 years of PR and digital experience in the healthy food and drink sector, there are not may types of brands and companies that Justin hasn’t worked with. He has made it his business to seek out new contacts, experts, knowledge sources and strategies and loves to share!

    Justin has worked with all types of food and drink companies from start-up idea stage to multinational corporations and government bodies such as DEFRA and the Horticultural Development Council.

    When taking time off from following healthy food and drink trends, he sets himself challenges such as climbing Kilimanjaro, swimming from Asia to Europe, canoeing down the Zambezi and the 24h Three Peaks.

  • Karleen San Jose

    Account Director

    Lifestyle, beauty, food & drink PR specialist with a passion for natural and wellbeing products . Karleen has worked in the industry for more than 14 years. Prior to PR she gained experience both in-house and agency across a wide range of health & beauty brands, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.

  • Amanda Pegram

    Account Manager

    A self-proclaimed fitness freak and frequent jet-setter, Amanda is a lover of all things health and wellbeing. She is your go-to girl when it comes to the latest must-go restaurants and bars. When she’s not at her desk or out on the town, you’re sure to find her working out hard at her spinning class.

  • Ella Campbell

    Senior Account Executive

    Ella forged her PR career in New York but was attracted back by the bright lights and delicious brunches that London had to offer. With a passion for health and wellbeing she had a dream to work with clients that reflected her interests.  Often putting the team to shame with her regular Barry’s Bootcamp classes, Ella has already built a fantastic network of contacts across the UK media landscape.

  • Rhiannon Yee

    Senior Account Executive

    Rhiannon has a passion for going out to eat and she has even run two different food blogs since moving to London as she found so much inspiration. She also took it upon herself to discover all the Mexican food options in London that can hold a candle to that of her native Californian has to offer. However, Rhiannon also enjoys trying all the new and diverse foods that the capital has to offer!

  • Annabel Dodd

    Account Executive

    Annabel started her PR career as an intern at CCD and has worked her way up. With a passion for food and eating out with friends, she’s got the latest news on new dishes and restaurants in town. When you can’t find her out on the town, she’s swimming laps up and down the pool. Projecting her passion for food and fitness into her clients’ success is what makes the PR world the perfect place to work for Annabel.

  • Case studies

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    CELIA

    A hard working press office approach, turning CELIA Gluten Free Lager into a mainstream lifestyle product     Read more
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    EQUINOX

    Various ways the team helped position EQUINOX Kombucha as the number 1 kombucha brand in the UK!     Read more
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    Babease

    Position the brand as revolutionary within a saturated market, in a creative and interactive way     Read more
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    Amy’s Kitchen

    Drive awareness of the Amy’s Kitchen range in order to support sales in all five major supermarkets.     Read more
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    Nairn’s

    Change the perception of oatcakes, establishing the brand outside of Scotland and appeal to a younger audience.     Read more
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    Clearspring

    Demystify ‘at home’ Japanese cooking and create stand out for the brand in a crowded market dominated by takeaway option...     Read more
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    9Bar

    Launch the newly redesigned 9Bar to consumer press, positioning the brand as a mainstream snack and moving away from the...     Read more
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    Ombar

    Introduce Ombar- a raw, vegan and dairy-free chocolate bar to a wider consumer audience.     Read more
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    CHI Coconut Water

    Introduce CHI Coconut Water to the UK press, at a time when coconut water was a completely new concept!     Read more
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    The CCD team are a journo's dream. Really lovely, easy to approach, know their products inside out and always on hand with experts, quotes or tips even when the deadlines are super tight. A joy to work with every time.
    Sophie Colgate, Woman Diet Special
    I’ve been a journalist for 25 years and a health writer for the last 15 years. In that time I have worked with many PR agencies, but if I was asked to recommend one in particular for health, it would always be CCD. All the girls are quick to respond to any enquiries, which is what we demanding journalists always want! They’re extremely helpful, have a wealth of knowledge, and boundless enthusiasm for any account they represent. They are always a great pleasure to work with, and I am aware when they respond in rapid timing to my requests that they will have had to put something else to one side to do that – and I greatly appreciate that when I am under pressure to meet my own deadlines.
    Karen Evennett, freelance contributor, Woman, Best
    I have a long and fruitful relationship with CCD. The team always approach me about products with an angle that's well thought out and so suits Red, and they respond to any request for further information promptly and creatively.
    Brigid Moss, Health Director, Red
    It is a breath of fresh air to meet PR's who actually know the magazine and give me relevant ideas!
    Jane Drucker, Editor, Healthy magazine
    The beauty team at CCD PR frequently update us with the latest beauty products, expert tips, research, celebrity quotes and feature ideas. It's a brilliant service that we'd be lost without!
    Emma Van Hinsbergh, Editor, Natural Health Magazine
    As the editor of Health Food Business magazine, Organic & Natural Business and Fine Foodies, I am always very appreciative of any agency that can deliver interesting and fresh ideas for my editorial content. I have found CCD to be very efficient and always swift to get back with expert comments needed for my features. The team have an excellent understanding of the specific information our trade titles need, and what is really relevant to our readers. Understanding the sector is a real bonus and I like dealing with an agency that understands our unique business sector.
    Rachel Symonds, Editor, Health Food Business, Organic and Natural Business and Fine Foodies

    Food & drink insight