Niamh Mercer

Account Director - Head of Liverpool City Region


Douglas Smith Prize / Young Public Affairs Professionals



Niamh is a Account Director and Head of Liverpool City Region, providing the highest-level media relations and communications advice to clients across a range of sectors including energy and sustainability, tech, health and professional services.

Since joining PLMR in 2017, Niamh regularly secures national, regional and local media coverage for clients in both broadcast and print, and is always determined to deliver the strategically valuable coverage her clients require. She has fostered and maintains positive relationships with journalists across a variety of sectors, and works closely with clients to pinpoint opportunities for media engagement.

Niamh is also well versed in supporting clients on crisis communications issues at local and national levels to ensure the upkeep of their hard earned reputation. In 2019, the quality of Niamh’s work in public affairs and policy engagement was recognised by the PRCA when she was shortlisted for the Douglas Smith Prize for Young Public Affairs Professionals.

Before joining PLMR, Niamh volunteered as a researcher for a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons, before joining the British Council to work as a Policy and External Relations Intern. These placements saw her lead on a number of projects, including departmental research and the organisation of parliamentary events.

Niamh graduated from Queen Mary, University of London, with a First Class degree in Politics.

Niamh Mercer's Blogs

Why losing World Heritage status will only make Liverpool stronger

Digital Services Tax – will it ever be the right time to tax big tech?

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