Able PR is a forward thinking agency delivering cost effective media and public relations services to businesses in the Isle of Man and beyond.

This is an agency which prides itself on a ‘no nonsense’ approach to media relations consultancy.

Based in Douglas, the agency is led by former journalist Les Able who has worked on both national and regional newspapers and uses his expert knowledge of the media to promote clients. His career as a journalist included working on both The Times and Daily Telegraph as a reporter and the role of London/City Editor for a regional morning newspaper.

  • Positive media coverage builds trust between a business and its staff, customers, investors and the community where it’s based.
  • The more often your company’s name appears, the more likely it is that someone, somewhere will remember it and look you up.
  • Public relations calls for a very different approach to that used in your marketing and advertising activity.
  • One of the most powerful elements of any PR strategy is media communications.
  • Able PR is an agency that will work closely with you to achieve outstanding results which supports business growth and strategy.

In the 12 years he has worked in PR he has delivered high profile coverage for clients in newspapers, television and on-line. He has contacts in all relevant media and specialises in finding stories within a business and communicating them to specifically targeted journalists.

Clients have included the Leeds offices of Deloitte and law firm DLA Piper, insolvency specialists Begbies Traynor, accountants PKF in both Leeds and Sheffield, and major clothing group Joules.

Prior to making the decision to launch Able PR he was for five years public and media relations director with marketing and design agency Home Strategic in Douglas.

Les Able

"My background means I know exactly what journalists are looking for along with the best news angle to take so as to achieve maximum exposure in the media."

Able PR Testimonials

"Manx gas have for the past five years had the opportunity to work with Les in his PR role with Home Strategic. His professionalism is all apparent when dealing with diverse issues as they arise, no matter what time of the day, seven days a week and the relationships he has built up with all aspects of the media have proved very beneficial. His attention to detail is key when delivering information for the benefit of our customers and we look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship with Les in the new venture he has embarked on."

Tony Nicholls, Managing Director, International Energy Group (IEG), Douglas, Isle of Man

"I have known and worked with Les for over 20 years, both when he was a journalist and in the world of PR. He is a knowledgeable and skilled operator and a true professional in the field of communication and the use of the written word. His expertise is wide-ranging and he has the ability to get on well with people. He has an extensive range of contacts in the media and business alike."

Andrew Kendall, Managing Director, Kendalls PR, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

"I have been working with Les for seven years and during that period he has taken the time to really understand our business and what we need from our PR. Les always gains us great, relevant editorial and has the gift of being able to take our complicated subject matter and simplify it into guaranteed PR success. “His network of contacts and sheer experience in the journalistic industry is second to none and he can always be relied upon to go above and beyond the call of duty. An absolute gentleman to work with and I cannot recommend him highly enough!"

Sorrell Fearnall, Managing Director, Purely Nutrition, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

"I worked with Les as our PR consultant for a number of years whilst at PKF accountants in Leeds. Apart from always being a pleasure to work with, Les' journalistic background was certainly a benefit to us – really knowing and understanding what the media wanted and presented in the best way to appeal to them."

Suzanne Bell, Marketing Manager (UK), The Alternative Board, Harrogate, Yorkhire.