Nicola Bothwell

NB Chartered Communications

A beautifully formed chartered communications consultancy established in 2009 by Nicola Leigh Bothwell

Creating and developing strategic plans and implementing agile campaigns giving clients stand out in a crowded global marketplace to raise awareness and drive sales

Specialising in all aspects of digital and traditional marketing; consumer and corporate public relations, NB Chartered Communications is WorldHost accredited for excellence in customer service


Nicola Leigh Bothwell FCIPR FCIM Chart.PR Chartered Marketer

Nicola is the only practitioner in Northern Ireland Chartered in both Public Relations and Marketing. She is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Public Relations and Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Nicola is a Google Squared graduate with a diploma in digital marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing. She holds a post-graduate diploma in marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing.

A board member of East Belfast Enterprise, Nicola is a Trustee of the Northern Ireland Assembly & Business Trust. She is a WorldHost ambassador for Northern Ireland and a member of Lean In.

For 20 years, Nicola has been developing bespoke integrated marketing and public relations strategies for clients in Northern Ireland, Republic Of Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe and United States of America.

Nicola Bothwell

Cheryl McCullough USA Director

Cheryl is an award winning entrepreneur who holds a degree in Business Management specializing in Marketing and a diploma in Assertiveness from The Queen’s University of Belfast.

Splitting her time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Cheryl develops bespoke integrated marketing and public relations strategies for clients in United States of America.

And Cheryl collaborates with Nicola on a number of international joint ventures.

She managed World Champion Boxer Wayne “Pocket Rocket” McCullough for more than 15 years, achieving the title of Boxing Manager of the Year in 2005.

She is highly motivated and results oriented, and has managed various successful property deals to build her property development portfolio.

Cheryl developed her career in talent and sports management to include administrative, travel, financial, promotional sponsorship, marketing and communications activity for her clients.

  • Nicola is just brilliant - she's very much part of the Sixteen South family and is always proactively helping us with the right news at the right time!  She's always there for advice and I trust her completely!  

    Colin Williams, Sixteen South
  • We have been in the news and media more in the last 3 years than we have in the last 30 years. Nicola makes this possible by working with us to create new events and ensuring the marketing activities of the business are fully planned and instrumented.

    Robin Mercer, Hillmount
  • NB Chartered Communications has consistently secured quality media coverage for Mane ‘n Tail and has impressed us with their proactive approach to managing public relations opportunities for the business.

    Kevin Brennan, Accounts Manager, Mane ‘n Tail Ireland
  • As a Master's student, I was proud to work with Nicola on some of her big campaigns during the busy festive season. Her guidance, expertise and support undoubtedly played a huge role in me pursing the profession myself. Her encouraging attitude and media skills make her the perfect person to learn from.  I also have had the pleasure of working with Nicola on many blog projects. Her collaborative nature always appealed to me and helped me to write some of my best received blog posts over the past five years.

    Gemma-Louise Bond, That Belfast Girl
  • What Nicola doesn't know about the Irish media scene isn't worth knowing. And yet she hasn't stood still, investing in her CPD and learning the most current skills and trends from Google and kin. She has immediate ideas for clients and can advise you in five minutes on the best way around a problem - because she is a problem solver by nature. She gets results and she won't stop for a client until she does, often going above and beyond. I have many times felt I'd be lost without her support as an industry peer.

    Leanne Ross, A Cup of Lee
  • I have known Nicola as a colleague and friend for almost 10 years and in that time she has been a great help during my career development.  We now regularly impart knowledge with each other.  She is professional and puts her heart and soul into her work and business relationships.  

    Mary McGlinchey, Marketing Manager, Northern Ireland Screen
  • I have known Nicola in a professional capacity for several years and, in the past year, have worked directly with her on a number of key client projects.  Developing both strategic and tactical campaigns Nicola brings a high level of insight and analysis. She effectively utilises her professional marketing education and practical experience to develop well targeted and creative marketing plans, while her contacts book is crammed full of all the right journalists, thought-leaders and key celebrity faces.  She has her finger on the pulse and keeps abreast of all the latest developments in marketing and communications, including social media, to help publicise her clients.  Personable and well-connected, Nicola’s supportive nature ensures the experience is always positive and highly productive - she is also fun, engaging, energetic and a joy to work with.  If you are seeking to secure the highest possible profile in the press, I would not hesitate to recommending Nicola and her work.

    Christine Watson, Watson & Co Chartered Marketing
  • I have worked with Nicola Bothwell at NB Chartered Marketing on several occasions when establishing my business both in the UK and worldwide on the internet.  I have found Nicola to be courteous, hard-working and successful in raising 121 Dietitian's profile.  She is creative, persistent and professional in her approach.  Perhaps the most important thing I can say is that I continue to work with her and that's because what she does works.  I recommend her most highly and unreservedly.

    Gillian Killiner, 121Dietitian
  • Brilliant, the most efficient launch I’ve been to.

    Anne Hailes, Journalist and former TV presenter
  • I worked with Nicola for the 2011 Fate Awards where she booked Andrew Stone from Sky 1 Pineapple Dance Studios. Nicola was extremely professional and delivered a great itinerary for Andrew along with a beautiful luxury hotel in Belfast! The event went extremely well and Andrew received great publicity from the event which worked for both Andrew and the Fate Awards team!  We would definitely recommend Nicola’s services to any company looking for great PR and marketing services for their business or products.

    Rob Davies, Celebrity Agent
  • Nicola is an excellent communicator and business contact.  Always willing to achieve results through her friendly approach and attention to detail.  Nicola always rises to challenges and steps up to the mark in meeting deadlines - a first class professional in every sense of the word.

    Chris Love, Love PR, Chair CIPR NI
  • Nicola handles press conferences and announcements for me both effectively and, when needed, with sensitivity, and can be entrusted with confidential information in advance of any press announcements.  Global time zones have never proved a challenge as she works any hour of the day or night to meet deadlines and achieve the desired results.  Nicola has created and maintained relationships with media in Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland and United States of America which have been invaluable in promoting my career.  She is the ultimate professional, not letting her personal relationship with my family and I cloud her judgement when it comes to the job she has to do.

    Wayne Pocket Rocket McCullough, Former World Champion Boxer
  • Nicola was both charming and friendly and could not do enough for us during our stay in Belfast.  Everyone in Belfast was so hospitable and left us with such a huge impression that we now know there is a lot more to Irish hospitality than just Guinness!

    Carole White, Premier Model Management


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68-72 Newtownards Road

Tel: +447590 606727