OUR TEAM | Becky Slack

Who is Becky?

Becky is the founder and managing director of Slack Communications. Motivated by a desire to share the inspiring stories of charities, social enterprises and SMEs, she founded the agency in March 2013.

She finds her work hugely exciting and rewarding, and loves the variety it offers. One week she may be designing a global media strategy for a charity, the next writing a report aimed at enhancing business practices for the benefit of wider society. She can also often be found chairing events attended by politicians, business leaders and academics, debating the key challenges facing the world today.

Areas of expertise

Publishing, writing, editing, journalism, research, project management, communications and PR strategy, social media, marketing, fundraising, events management, TV & Radio production, professional chairing.

Policy & politics, social affairs, housing, education and skills, health & social care, charity, fundraising, finance, business, the media, energy and transport.

Previous experience

Becky’s journey into the media industry started early; as a youngster, she’d spend her after-school hours cutting out and re-arranging bits of old magazines into new and improved publications. These first forays into editing turned into a 19-year career as a communications professional, initially within TV and radio production for the BBC and The Seven Network before turning her hand to journalism and then fundraising and communications.

Throughout this time, Becky has successfully relaunched one title, Professional Fundraising; launched another Charity Insight, edited several in-house publications, including supplements for the New Statesman, and raised more than £350,000 for good causes.

Little known fact

Becky’s plan B career options are either to be a novelist or a smallholder in the remote countryside. So vivid are the pictures she paints of her would-be farm, she has convinced the entire Slack team to escape with her to the wilds if the workload all gets too much.

What can Becky do for you?

  • Conduct a communications audit
  • Design and implement communications and marketing strategies
  • Design and implement PR and media outreach strategies
  • Write and edit special supplements, guides, articles and report
  • Manage social media channels and one-off campaigns
  • Chair panel discussions, debates and other events
  • Organise conferences, receptions and parties
  • Train people in the art of storytelling and other communications skills