About Us

Shooting Star PR was the first dedicated public relations agency to be set up in Lincoln. As multi-skilled PR and marketing specialists we offer a wide range of services to help you to improve your organisation’s reputation and communicate more effectively with your customers.

Kate Strawson:Director


Kate began her media career as a newspaper reporter and later as a broadcast journalist for Lincs FM. Kate’s passion for finding a story led her to the world of PR. After learning the ropes at a bespoke furniture designer and maker in Nottingham and the University of Lincoln, she set up Shooting Star PR with Jez in 2006. Kate loves dining out, meeting up with friends and walking her dog Bailey.

Star sign:
Scorpio – determined, loyal and resourceful

Jez Ashberry:Director


Jez was the Editor of Lincolnshire Life magazine and a reporter for local newspapers before catching the PR bug in 1998 and leading the University of Lincoln media office for eight years. He set up Shooting Star PR with Kate in 2006. Jez grows his own veg, has a scruffy terrier called Hobbes and acts and directs with Common Ground Theatre Company.

Star sign: Pisces – compassionate, imaginative, adaptable

Sarah Howells:Account Manager


After graduating in 2006 with a degree in media and communications from Birmingham City University, Sarah returned to her home city of Lincoln to begin her career within a marketing, communications and engagement team of NHS. Here she gained a wealth of experience in media relations, digital and online communications, campaigns and marketing before making her move to Shooting Star PR. Sarah enjoys cooking, live music and camping.

Star sign:
Sagittarius – creative, passionate and optimistic

Charley Sowden:Marketing Manager


Charley had her first brush with agency life working in advertising in London, producing campaigns across TV and online. As Head of Marketing at Oliver Sweeney she began an eight-year career in fashion and retail, pausing only to help BP deliver its multi-million pound London 2012 sponsorship programme.

As a mum of three, Charley enjoys silence, best achieved by going for a run, as well as horse riding and playing hockey.

Star sign: Sagittarius – Optimistic, focused and funny

Shey Osibowale:Junior Account Executive


Since graduating from the University of Lincoln in 2012 with a degree in Media Production Shey has spent the best part a year gaining and developing her PR agency experience.

Prior to joining us Shey worked for London PR agency Manifest London, online magazine Your Coffee Break and London fashion company Fount. In her spare time she enjoys indulging in food, reading blogs and listening to music.

Star sign:Pisces – intuitive, compassionate, creative