Sam Hennerley

Sam Hennerley

PR & Media


Personal statement

I am 22 years old and a project manager for a social enterprise named Subtle Speaks. I apply my communication skills, PR knowledge and creative flair to the enterprise, ensuring we deliver impactful campaigns and new opportunities to assist creative entrance.

Subtle Speaks is a registered (CIC) community interest company that is on a mission to add value through to creative entrance and community support. Existing to create a diverse, community-driven experience where no one is judged but endorsed on their passions. I am currently the project manager of two Speaks projects; A.C.ES. and E.P.C; see below for more info.

E.P.C (Educate, Practice, Create) bi-monthly networking events providing access to knowledge, creative workshops and existing relationships within the creative sectors. A friendly environment to learn new skills and get your foot in the door.

The theme of our first event was 'Camera Control' (visual media, photography, videography and editing in post-production). The event was hosted in the creative space,'The Melting Pot' in Digbeth - with three seasoned creatives delivering guests talks and workshops. Guests included; Amy Demidow (Photographer), Callum Barnes (Videographer & Bab Mag founder) and Luke Sparrowhawk (P110 founder & Videographer). I created engaging promotional content, planned activities/workshops and assisted with internal communications.

A successful sold-out event with positive feedback and signs of impact. E.P.C 001 set the groundwork of future networking events to come. Our second E.P.C event,'Produce and Play - an introduction to DJ'ing and Production' is currently in fruition.

A.C.E.S - Starting in 2019, ACES (Advice, Combat, Empower, Solidarity) is a project formed out of necessity, aiding a thriving community within nightlife. Our aims are to question, tackle and dismantle the sexual harassment that occurs within clubs, bars, raves, festivals and venues across the UK and beyond. A.C.E.S is currently in partnership with ex Detective Inspector Paul Callum of Resilient World Solutions, who will be assisting us with appropriate well-fair training and correct procedures.

Subtle Speaks will be conducting our due diligence through a 'Framework of Standard Procedure' that will be written to communicate our zero-tolerance attitude on sexual harassment. This framework will then allow us to start writing our own safeguarding policies and a well-fair team which we can distribute to venues across the UK and beyond.

Through internal communications and engaging social content, we aim to educate our customers, stakeholders and contractors on sexual harassment and the importance of respect and consent.

A.C.E.S will be a recognisable brand that promotes respect, compassion and empowers all individuals. Our mission statement- 'Project A.C.E.S: improving the quality of nightlife, for everyone.'