The Prince’s Countryside Fund names PR manager

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has appointed the Canal & River Trust’s Simon Henry to the newly-created position of PR manager.


The Prince’s Countryside Fund was established by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010 to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life.

Henry, who took on the newly-created role this week, has been briefed to help raise the profile of the work of the Trust, which provides more than £1 million in grant funding, commissions research into issues affecting farming families and rural communities and helps communities in crisis through emergency funding.

He will report to Helen Aldis, manager for the Prince’s CountrysideFund.

Henry was previously campaigns manager at the Canal & River Trust, having first joined the organisation in 2006. Before that, he was marketing and comms manager at British Waterways.

He also currently does freelance video editing work for travel website, which focuses on holiday ideas, travel advice and reviews.