Michelle Maynard is a journalist who began her career more than 20 years ago (and is both shocked and distressed by how fast time has flown!)

She started out as a reporter on local newspapers in Essex and London, before moving on to women’s magazines (including a seven-year stint as Woman’s Own agony aunt.)

Michelle has written for numerous consumer magazines and national newspapers and, in 2009, ventured into the B2B world after taking the helm at a highly respected journal dedicated to food and drink    manufacture.

A proven journalistic track record and unique perspective on both consumer and trade publications, combined with specialist industry knowledge, means Michelle is in the enviable position of being able to combine editorial skills, food industry expertise and an unrivalled book of contacts. So, if you’ve got a business, Bite PR will make sure everyone knows your name, and just how wonderful you are.

Here’s the plan…

As the idea of Michelle Maynard Communications is to offer expertise to all those involved in food, drink and lifestyle, many of you will already know me (and for those who don’t… where have you been hiding?)

Here’s the deal…

We offer a complete package of media and marketing support – tailored to your needs and budget – to deliver the multimedia publicity vital to the success of your business. That includes new product launches, press releases, feature articles, newsletters, website content and blogs.

With more than 20 years experience as a journalist, most recently in the food and drink industry but also on consumer magazines and national newspapers (not to mention the odd TV and radio appearance) I not only know what is guaranteed to catch an editor’s eye but, just as importantly, what isn’t…

From a one-off mailshot to an ongoing campaign, Bite is big on ideas and sweet on success.


Get in touch and see how we can help


I have worked with Michelle for a few years now and during this time I have always been incredibly impressed with the way she is able to connect with her audiences – picking the right language but also getting right to the heart of the story or message. Michelle seems to have a knack for getting to understand her markets and, most importantly, she spends time building relationships with the key opinion formers in those markets.

Jon Poole, Managing Director, Step Change Development

Michelle’s flair for exploring all angles of good communication opportunities has made it a pleasure to work with her over the past years. I always have the confidence to believe that her approach to the media produces positive, measured reactions from all concerned; something that is absolutely critical to success in today’s fast-moving world.

Denbigh Lloyd, international food industry consultant

Michelle’s food industry connections and publishing experience have been a great help in the development and expansion of several mutual client websites. Both as a journalist and industry expert, she has been able to transform ‘dry’ material into exciting and readable content that has taken mediocre websites to a new level.

Paul Burton, Managing Director, Aditerum Limited