Who We Are


Tower of St Peter's Church, Peter Tavy - home of Graphic WordsSteve Carreck and Alison Sherrell established the Graphic Words partnership over ten years ago to offer clients the opportunity of using the services of experienced publicity and communications professionals – in an economic and effective manner – whenever they are required.

We have strong experience of working in the heritage, countryside, tourism and local economic development sectors.

Steve Carreck has a degree in History (Hons. I) and MA in Information Studies. He began his career in  the public sector, and moved on to work in the recording industry before spending ten years as  publicity manager for a major international company based in Devon, producing corporate literature and managing advertising and the company’s presence at major trade fairs and exhibitions.

Steve used his skills and his experience to establish Graphic Words over sixteen years ago, and has subsequently worked with a wide range of clients from across the public and private sectors.

Alison Sherrell has a Marketing degree and began her career as a tourism officer in Devon, before she moved into the public transport sector to develop the “Devon and Cornwall Rail Project”, promoting usage of rail branch lines in the region. She became countryside officer for the Tamar Valley area, subsequently running the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Service for a number of years.

Alison brought to the partnership her skills in project management and community issues, and public sector experience of presenting information clearly and concisely through print and other media.

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