Ollie has drawn on the skills – as well as the passions – he developed while at university to make a big impact in the communication and media sectors.
Upon graduating, he joined Spa Communications – a B2B technology PR and communications agency - where he works with some of the largest names in the energy and sustainability sectors.
Alongside his core client responsibilities at Spa, Ollie has followed his passions for equality, diversity and inclusion through a range of projects. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ Diversity and Inclusion Committee, through which he helps to build understanding and awareness across the sector.
He has continued to work with BU on inclusion initiatives, speaking with students and sharing his personal story as part of the university’s Pride Month campaign in 2021. Away from the day job, Ollie is a skilled filmmaker and achieved international attention for his solo-produced documentary into the UK’s drag scene.
In the past year he has also established his own LinkedIn networking group to help communications professionals stay connected throughout lockdown, which was featured in the CIPR’s INFLUENCE magazine.
Ollie says: “I wholeheartedly believe that Bournemouth University, the BA Media Production course and the people behind it have helped shape the person I am today. The opportunities and experiences I gained throughout the course and into my graduate career have helped me grow as a person and as a media professional. I’m especially honoured to see my work in diversity and inclusion recognised and would like to thank BU for this commendation.”
Name: Ollie Tunmore
Job role: Senior Account Executive
Organisation: SPA Communications
Course studied: BSc (Hons) Media Production
What their colleagues say
From day one at Spa, Ollie hit the ground running. He quickly integrated with clients, using our internal systems and helping us refine our training processes. There was never any doubt that Ollie could do the job and we've trusted him to deliver from the word go - as he continues to exceed all expectations.
Ollie has a sharp eye for detail and his creative flair has offered us new insights for content development, which have been well received by clients.
Ollie's hire was crucial to our team. He has thrown himself into the role and immersed himself in learning about new technologies, ensuring client servicing is prioritised. We're lucky to have made such a strong hire and I can't thank him enough for joining us."
Rory Flashman-Wells, Account Director, Spa Communications