Annalise Roper (Annie) is Pevonia’s PR Executive, making sure Pevonia is featured and reviewed in magazines, newspapers, blogs, websites and promotes Pevonia as the natural luxurious brand everyone should have in their cupboard! Which of course, you should!
Tell us a bit about yourself Annie?
Suffolk born and bred, I have had an interesting career both in Suffolk and in London. First starting out in local radio as a traffic and travel presenter, then moving to the big smoke to work in the music industry as a TV Plugger (I didn’t just plug in the telly). My love for PR started when I moved back to Suffolk and worked for a prestigious Fine Art PR company, then I discovered Pevonia, and haven’t looked back!
I’m a proper country ‘gal’ and own ponies, dogs and a cat, which with the ponies myself; my sister and mum show them at an affiliated level. I live in Newmarket, the home of horseracing with my partner; a hairy Scotsman called Drew, and currently have a horrendous addiction to Sausage Rolls!
Apart from riding the ponies I do love to run, having run a few marathons in the past, but now like to get muddy by competing in distance assault courses, the Whole Hog in Suffolk being a favourite as my team has won two years running!
What’s your area of expertise?
PR, shouting from the rooftops to all who hear about how amazing Pevonia is and brand awareness
Do you have a personal beauty tip to share?
Be gentle around your eyes, I know when we are in a rush to get ready it’s easy to forget, but the skin is so thin and delicate, treat it with care. Don’t forget use your ring finger when applying your eye product.
What is your favourite Pevonia product?
I’m going to cheat and say two! I simply cannot live without the Soothing Propolis Concentrate, it really keeps my skin under control. The second one is the lumafirm® Eye Contour Lift + Glow, the results are phenomenal!
Do you have a real beauty no-no or bug bear?
As much as it is tempting, do not pick that juicy spot! Leave it well alone as it will only mark the skin and spread bacteria to other areas.
What goes on in your average day at Pevonia?
No day is ever the same at Pevonia HQ, which is brilliant as I love variety. First thing I check my e-mails and voicemails, answering review requests and product queries from journalists. Then to writing articles, product press releases and Pevonia news stories for the website, our accounts, newsletters, consumer & trade magazines and for our marketing material. Sometimes I have to attend an event or go to London to meet with key journalists.
Desert Island Disc?
I have such an eclectic taste in music, however if it involved ELO, Smashing Pumpkins, Johnny Cash, The Prodigy and Queen, I’d be happy.
Dressed Crab, brown bread and butter, a crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc, Nocellara olives, my mums apple pie, oh and a little sausage roll…
Pevonia is based in Suffolk, what is your favourite Suffolk spot?
I have lots! I grew up in a village called Haughley, where my parents still live so walking around near the duck pond and near Plashwood and Shelland woods is just lovely. Thornham Walks is a special place for me too, as is watching the racehorses train on the heath in Newmarket.
Describe your perfect day?
I would get up very early and go for a ride on the ponies, it’s so peaceful on a Sunday morning and you can watch the deer, followed by a hot bath and breakfast made by Drew who is pretty good in the kitchen. Then we’d go to the farm shop, popping into the local for a cheeky Aspalls Cyder. Later in the afternoon we would drive to my parents for Sunday lunch, walk the dogs with the family, then head home, get in the p-j’s and watch some films, mainly sci-fi as I’m a Star Trek fan. Live long and prosper all.