PR firm Dunelm to close

One of the most famous names in maritime public relations will shut up shop next month. Dunelm Public Relations is set to close on October 14 after 36 years in business.

Managing director Judy Cheslin commented: “It is with a certain amount of emotion that I have decided to retire after 36 years with this business. At the age of 68 it is time to concentrate on retirement and look forward to the many adventures ahead.”

Dunelm was founded in 1981 by David Cheslin. David passed away four years ago. Among Dunelm’s most famous clients through the years were Evergreen and Rickmers Group.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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