It’s that time of the month again, our ‘Meet the Team’ feature is back! For October, get to know our super talented, performing arts extraordinaire – Fiona Yeadon!

How long have you been at Prohibition? 15 months

What do you love most about your job? I love the variety of work and how no two days are ever the same. We also have a great team at Prohibition – and that makes coming to work even better (even though we haven’t physically been together for quite a while now!)

Tell us a bit about your journey to working at Prohibition. I’ve been working in the PR industry for over 11 years now – and have worked for a range of PR agencies, as well as in-house. My most recent role was heading up the PR team at First Bus – where I led on the national PR and crisis communications strategy. Having worked in-house for three years, I was ready to move back “to the dark side” of agency life – and I’m so glad that I did!

What’s your top tip for someone looking to get into the PR industry? Be willing to get stuck-into every task. As an exec, you’ve got to learn the ropes – but if you’re able to put-in the time and effort, then you’ll go far!

What’s your favourite social media platform and why? Instagram, because I love being able to follow all of my favourite celebrities.

What do you love most about working/living up North? Northerners are the friendliest (and they make the best brews!)

What three things could you not live without? Tea (I’m the biggest tea drinker in the office), my husband and musicals.

Give us your favourite quote. Dance like nobody is watching and sing like nobody is listening.

If you could switch places with any celeb for the day – who would it be and why? It’d have to be someone on the West End – so probably Sam Barks, so I could be Elsa in Frozen!

What’s something you’re secretly (or not so secretly!) really good at/passionate about outside of work? I’m a trained singer and dancer, and I regularly perform in amateur musicals. I’ve performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, was titled Cheshire & Merseyside Tap Champion and was a finalist at the Young Merseyside Singer of the Year. Since moving to Leeds I’ve performed leading roles at Leeds Grand and the Yorkshire Playhouse, including: Anita in West Side Story (Leeds Grand), Eva Peron in Evita (Guiseley Theatre), Judy Bernly in 9 to 5 (Yeadon Town Hall), Anytime Annie in 42ndStreet (Leeds Grand), and Wendy Jo in Footloose (Yorkshire Playhouse).

About Abbey Gray

Senior Account Executive at Prohibition PR. Blogger & Baker. Based in Leeds.