Heather Tilbury (Phillips) ran her own London based communications consultancy for almost three decades and earned an enviable reputation for retaining clients for many years.

The company employed up to 10 account managers, executives and support staff, reflecting the importance of providing a comprehensive, efficient and personalised marketing and public relations service.

hta business card 3-5cmFormerly a Director of Mary Quant Limited in the 1970’s, Heather specialised in handling accounts in the arts, fashion, retail, textiles, mail order and general consumer fields.

Some of the high-profile events in which she has been involved:

  • Mary Quant’s London exhibition at The London Museum, Kensington Palace
  • The exhibition programme and initiation of The Portrait Award for the National Portrait Gallery
  • Arts sponsorship for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters
  • The relaunches of Charlie and Natural Wonder cosmetics for Revlon
  • The launch of Country Living magazine
  • The establishment of Awards given by Good Housekeeping magazine which were presented at the Guildhall by the Prime Minister, the then, Mrs Thatcher
  • ‘Scenes de Mode, Scenes du Monde’, the spectacular international fashion exhibition at L’Arche de la Defense, Paris; together with International press conferences at Garmisch and in Paris for ICI Fibres’ Tactel
  • Viyella’s bi-centennial fashion show at Goldsmith’s Hall which brought together international designers from all over the world
  • The relaunch of Harris Tweed
  • And more recently, the highly successful Mary Quant exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile Museum and the blockbuster show at the V & A in London followed by its international tour to Dundee and Glasgow, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Tokyo.  Advisor to the V & A she is also a major contributor to the book which accompanied the exhibitions.

The film ‘Quant’, directed by Sadie Frost, previewed at the London Film Festival in  2021 before general release and distribution to a worldwide audience.   A consultant to Goldfinch Films she was Associate Producer and a contributor.

Amongst other activities, Heather was a Board member of Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds with which she remains closely involved;  a supporter of Dance East and Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury.   She has also helped several colleagues with art exhibitions and continues to be an enthusiastic fundraiser for a number of charities.