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Who we are and what we do

Meet the Team

Lydia Matthews

Assistant Account Executive

What have I done…
Before starting at the University of Birmingham I took a year out to experience as much of the world as possible! I travelled around northern India, taught English in a primary school in Cambodia, learnt to surf in Bali, discovered the culture of Thailand and backpacked to a remote island in Fiji. After being fully bitten by the travel bug, I studied abroad for a year during my degree in the U.S. and also visited Cuba and Canada. Throughout my time at University I worked for various travel magazines, as well as working in the PR/marketing department of a luxury drinks brand. It was through these experiences and my love for immersing myself in different cultures that I realised travel PR was the perfect fit for me!

What I do now…
I am delighted to have joined the Hills Balfour PR team working on a diverse range of exciting clients in fantastic destinations.

What I do for fun…
If I am not busy planning my next trip, then I will be spending time with friends and family. As I have friends all over the world, it gives me the perfect excuse to go on lots of adventures and to try new things! I love to discover new food and drinking spots in London but there is nothing better than a dog walk in the English countryside and a pub lunch!

What I bring to Hills Balfour…
Having just graduated, I bring fresh ideas and lots of enthusiasm to Hills Balfour. I enjoy building strong and positive relationships with clients and love being creative in my approach.