Pennie was born in Thrumpton, Nottinghamshire, but grew up mostly in the beautiful Surrey countryside. She spent some of her childhood in Malaysia with her family whilst her father worked there, and remembers her time there fondly. Once back in the UK, Pennie finished her schooling in Reigate, leaving for the London Institute where she graduated with a degree in Journalism and PR. After 15 years working in the Consumer PR industry in London, Pennie made the move to Bristol (as we’ve previously said, Bristol captures us all in the end!) in 2002 whilst continuing her freelance PR and writing work. Since joining our team in 2016 Pennie has made herself invaluable; she has thrown herself into her role with enthusiasm and gusto. This coupled with her congenial and gracious manner has ensured she has made her time with us a success. Outside the office, Pennie’s interests include walking, travel and the arts, interior design and fashion, mountain biking, tennis, skiing – anything social, outdoors and active.