Testimonials

What our clients & media think about boutique da silva public relations

“Peter da Silva stands head and shoulders above the vast majority of PRs with whom I work. Not only is he a pleasure to know and to do business with, he has a hugely impressive collection of carefully picked hotels on his books, each one of which has been a joy to discover. He has great integrity, is extremely creative in his thinking and always has a clever angle at his fingertips. He understands his clients far better than most PRs and he instinctively knows which journalists to match with them, and how best. He is kind, professional, prompt and goes the extra mile. A beacon of his profession.”  Fiona Duncan, Hotel Critic, The Daily Telegraph

“Peter is a joy to work with. He takes care to understand your business, and shows a genuine enthusiasm for what you do. He also knows his journalists well, and then always matches the journalists to the story. He is a font of ideas, with a great gift for finding the perfect hook to hang a story on. His efforts have resulted in so many wonderful articles in a whole variety of publications. Our peers are always asking how we get such coverage; I must admit I am loathe to share my secret weapon!”  Joan Reen, Owner, Ynyshir Hall

“It was a pleasure to work with boutique da silva public relations. Peter da Silva’s invaluable PR experience and knowledge of the Restaurant sector added real value to our business. With his help we gained great exposure on TV, radio and in the press across magazines. He was a constant source of ideas and always translated them into action.”  Tim Cramp, Director, Party Ingredients

“Peter da Silva is a pleasure to work with. A total pro, who knows how to target a good story. He knows his material inside out and always delivers what he promises. He has imaginative ideas and never wastes my time.”  Emma Tucker, Deputy Editor, The Times

“When it comes to passion, commitment and professionalism, Peter da Silva possesses these qualities in spades. Whether he’s promoting hotels, restaurants, products or people, his enthusiasm and knowledge cannot be faulted.
I have had the great pleasure of working with Peter for the past nine years and would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone. As a journalist and editor, I cannot stress how important it is to find such an efficient and dedicated PR as Peter, he makes it his business to deliver the goods.”
 Sandrae Lawrence, Editor, The Cocktail Lovers Magazine

“Whether it’s bringing alive the medieval spice markets of Fes, introducing us to the morna music of Cape Verde, or finding the perfect country house hotel in Wales, I know Peter da Silva always has a great travel story for journalists”  Liz Hoggard, Freelance Journalist, The Observer, The Times, The Evening Standard

“Peter is one of the most creative, dedicated and enthusiastic PR’s I’ve met. He continuously comes up with interesting and innovative ways of approaching stories and his commitment and drive are unrivalled”  Sophie van Brugen, Presenter, BBC

“Peter da Silva has a real understanding of what various markets want from a hotel, restaurant or other service – specifically he always delivers ideal packages and itineraries for the luxury Russian visitor to the UK which is why I work with him and always take his calls”  Elena Petrova, Deputy Editor, New Style Magazine, Russia

“Here is a gentleman who is excited and energetic about everything he does – vitally, he understands digital/online media and about time being critical”  Kate Bright, Editor, Stylebible.com

“Peter da Silva was impressive, straight from the first email we exchanged. He is super organised and efficient, making scheduling press trips and visits easy. For a freelance travel writer, with limited time and resources, this is invaluable. There are few PRs I deal with regularly, but I trust Peter’s opinion implicitly. He has a superb pick of boutique hotels on his books and brings a genuine passion for his clients and this shines through all communications, in writing and in person. If Peter asks me to go on a press trip, I’ll be there, because he carefully selects interesting journalists and introduces hotels and destinations with useful, story-worthy angles. And he thoroughly looks after you, too. Peter da Silva is – without a doubt – one of the travel industry’s most creative and talented PRs.”  Isobel Diamond, Freelance Travel Writer

“boutique da silva pr worked a treat for our project in 2012, we needed a nimble PR company able to react to the Pop Up nature of our project. Peter understood our concept immediately and was able to offer positive suggestions to how we got our message out and brought a whole host of prominent people to view our community driven street-food market who otherwise would have no idea about what we were all about. The Red Market Project in 2011 was a shambles. I was brought in to make the 2012 offering family friendly, food led, slick and feasible as a yearly project. I got Peter da Silva in as I knew he could deliver and he did not disappoint. Despite our launch being in the middle of the Olympics we were delighted with the activity Peter da Silva generated and he was always available, always supportive and a very positive aspect of the project as I reflect back upon our success.”  Liam O’Hare, Director, Red Market Pop Up

“We have worked with Peter da Silva on so many travel and food stories and they are always a joy to do because he is so full of enthusiasm and energy and knows exactly the sort of thing we are after to lift the page and give a bright new angle. He is so dedicated to his clients and is totally reliable. More than anything with boutique da silva pr we know we are getting suggestions for reviews and feature articles which are going to be a perfect fit for our readers. If Peter suggests Llangoed Hall in Wales might be a good idea for a piece on a romantic weekend break, you can bet it is the most PERFECT place for a romantic weekend you can dream of. If he suggests our wildlife-loving readers might like to hear about Ynyshir Hall, where Springwatch is filmed on the surrounding bird reserve, and where Queen Victoria planted many of the exotic trees as a child, we absolutely KNOW that many of our 6 and a half million readers will be cutting out the piece on Ynyshir and booking a visit. As a PR he has that unique shorthand with my team and me and it is extremely exciting to work with him.”  Heather McGlone, Editor, Daily Mail Newspaper – Weekend Magazine

“boutique da silva pr is a joy to work with. Its niche, select crop of high-end hotels both in the UK and in interesting destinations such as Cape Verde and Morocco enhance my travel section as does the efficiency of the team”  Jo Fernandez, former Travel Editor, Evening Standard Newspaper

“With relentless enthusiasm, Peter da Silva and boutique da silva pr has found innovative and successful ways of guaranteeing high quality coverage in the UK print and online press for Palais Amani, Fez, Morocco. His ability to organise media visits and to ensure that the coverage actually happens makes him a very positive part of our marketing plan. Peter has definitely put our hotel on the map”  Jemima Mann-Baha, Owner, Palais Amani Hotel

“boutique da silva PR is a cutting edge results driven PR service which consistently delivers. The campaign has been tailored to my companies needs and the revenue more than doubled within a 12 month period. I would recommend boutique da silva PR’s service to any company however large or small”  Stephen Cole, Founder, FitFarms