Kester Dean, Rossendale CAB

"We are delighted with Catherine's integrity and accuracy of reporting, particularly when dealing with sensitive subject matter.  She demonstrates in her work how stories can be both hard-hitting and accurate".

Kester Dean, Rossendale CAB

Dorothy Mitchell MBE, Catch Up


Just a note to thank you for the excellent local and national publicity you got us for Catch Up.We were so pleased to reach such a wide audience with a 'happy happening'.

We are doing another two of these events and will be sure to involve you. You have the knack of telling a good story a rarity these days when all reporting seems to be 'bad news'.

Good luck and keep on reminding people that good things happen in Rossendale.

Dorothy Mitchell MBE

Julie Ryder, Hearfirst

Catherine has written many newspaper articles for TalkFirst Baby Signing and has a unique ability to fully understand the concept we are trying to put across and include everything we need in the articles.  She recently undertook a PR exercise for us at very short notice and was hugely successful in getting us in the newspaper and on the radio. I would, without hesitation, recommend Catherine Smyth Media to other organisations.

Julie Ryder


Gill Rennard, Haslingden High School

Catherine Smyth has worked freelance for Haslingden High School since September 2009, writing news stories for the local press and compiling the news magazine ‘Haslingden Highlights’. We have found Catherine thorough in the work she has done for us and her approach is personable and flexible. She writes up news stories immediately and always lets the school know where she is up to.

‘Haslingden Highlights’ looks very professional. It is well set out, well-written and interesting. Catherine has communicated well with the school throughout. We are very pleased with the work she has done for us.

Gill Rennard
Deputy Headteacher

Rossendale Probus Club

Thank you for an excellent talk on Wednesday. The members thoroughly enjoyed it.

Christopher Laithwaite

Balladen Primary School
Balladen Express

The feedback from the staff, parents and children on the production of the paper has been fantastic and everyone said how impressive the end result was.
All in all, I think the process was very worthwhile and realistic. We will be repeating the exercise and will be in touch. I would recommend the project to anybody.

Peter Sumner


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