Lindsay Swan

PR & Communications

Lindsay Swan's PR and communications career has taken her from an Edinburgh publisher to a Johannesburg PR agency. She was assistant editor of a business magazine in London and then worked for a German fashion house in Amsterdam.

As a partner of Holder Swan Public Relations, clients included the English, Zambia and Iceland tourist boards, Chichester Festival Theatre, the UN Environment Programme and RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. She facilitated and appeared in 'Greenfingers' a feature film about the flower show starring Helen Mirren.

She was Head of PR and Communications for one of the Prince of Wales's charities for four years and is now a freelance communications consultant.

Lindsay is a talented writer and communicator with a great network - and a real pleasure to work with.

Emma Gilpin Jacobs, Senior Director, UK and Europe at The Pew Trusts

Lindsay gives insightful advice and is great at offering a 'no nonsense' approach to any task. She has provided invaluable expertise to my consumer consultancy in a number of ways over the years for which I am extremely grateful. She is a rare gem in the PR industry!

Georgina McLaren, Georgina McLaren PR

Gardening & the environment

Lindsay develops and runs environmental and gardening projects for The Conservation Foundation. These include the Gardening Against The Odds programme and Tools Shed, in association with a number of UK prisons. She is currently working on Unlocking Nature, a NOMS funded project to 'green' HMP Wandsworth.

For over ten years she's been volunteer PRO for the environmental and education charity Roots and Shoots and was involved with its three Chelsea Flower Show medal winning gardens.

Features & editing

Her travel, education, work and gardening features have been published in a number of newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph and Saga. She has edited annual reviews, written and maintained websites and also edited Sharing Eden, on interfaith environmental awareness.

Working with Lindsay was always a pleasure. Easy to discuss things even though we didn't always agree. Cannot recommend Lindsay highly enough. 

Pete Rossetti, owner, Perfect Hosts




Lindsay is a trustee of the Venkatraman Memorial Trust, which provides education in the village of Kovalam in Tamil Nadu, India.

In an interim communications role with the children's mental health charity Place2Be, she worked on the Wellbeing in Schools Awards and the first Children's Mental Health Week.

3D Ballet

Lindsay is a director of Crimson Flower Productions, which broadcast the world's first 3D ballet live to cinemas in more than 50 countries around the world from the world famous Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg and is developing a series of live-to-cinema broadcasts of ballet and opera.