kery and steve


dot Kerry Church and Steve Beeden fell in love when Kerry was 16 and Steve was 48. Two years after becoming a couple, they spoke about their age-gap relationship through Prime features agency. Their story appeared in the features pages of the Daily Mirror and Take a Break Specials magazine. They were also invited onto GMTV. Kerry and Steve said: “From start to finish, we were very satisfied with our dealings with Prime features agency.
We were shown care and consideration and everything that the agency promised, they did.

 

"We benefitted financially from telling our story, which was great. But more importantly, the interview also gave us a platform to tell how and why we got together in a way we hadn’t been able to do before. Because of the age gap between us, we encountered some animousity towards our relationship in its early days, but once some of those people read our story they came to see things differently, and their attitude towards us softened". 

 

"We have no regrets about allowing Prime features agency to represent us."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freddie the hound

dot Maureen and Frank Fantoni told Prime features agency about their rescued bassett hound, Freddie. A day after they took him in, he collapsed with a severe heart defect. They faced thousands of pounds in vets bills – until their local community of dog-walkers saved the day. The family’s story appeared in Take a Break Specials. The couple said: “After our story appeared in a local newspaper, we heard from several journalists wanting to retell it in national newspapers or magazines. We could have gone with any one of them, but we didn’t feel
comfortable with any of them, until Prime features agency came along.

 

“Prime’s writer coaxed a lot more information out of us and took the story to a different level. Once she passed the story onto the magazine, their staff were lovely, too. We were pleased with the story, happy with our fee, and it enabled us to say a nice thank you to everyone who’d raised money towards Freddie’s vet bills. The whole thing was a really positive experience."

Rocky with baby

 

dot Candy Dawson’s son Rocky, 24, was murdered in a case of mistaken identity when he was shot outside their home in 2006. His mother cradled him in her arms as emergency services raced to the scene.

 

Four years after the appalling crime, Candy spoke to Prime features agency for an interview which appeared in Chat magazine – as a result one of her son’s killers was arrested and brought to justice. "After Rocky’s murder, one man was arrested and sentenced, but the police were still seeking a second man. I felt it important to keep the case in the public eye. Doing an in-depth interview was difficult for me. But the journalist treated me with sensitivity and courtesy. I felt I could trust her."

 

Just weeks after the feature appeared in Chat magazine, a reader rang the police with information that led them to arrest the man who actually pulled the trigger and shot my son – James Walter Tomkins, 61. He’d fled to Spain after the crime, but that one call from a reader led officers straight to him.

 

In 2011, he stood trial for murder at Woolwich Crown Court and received 33 years minimum in jail.  "I can say without reservation that I’m glad I spoke to Prime features agency." 

 

 

Kirsty with her twins

dot Kirsty Fowler, 34, is Britain’s only known dwarf mum of twins – her boys are Jack and Freddie. After she told her story to Prime features agency, it appeared in the Sunday Mirror and New! Magazine.

 

Kirsty says: “Tracy heard about me and my husband Kevin on the grapevine and it was a bit of a surprise when she approached us to give an interview. At first we were wary, but after she explained how much control we would have over the process, we decided to go ahead."

 

“Getting the fee was nice, of course. But it was more important to make sure that our story was reported accurately in a way that was positive about people with achondroplasia. And we were very happy with what was printed in both publications. We were so pleased with what Tracy had done for us, we put her in touch with friends, whose child had been taken into care after they were wrongly suspected of abuse. Tracy persevered and eventually wrote their story over three pages for a
magazine, telling their side in a way they’d never been allowed to do before.”