About me


Thanks for dropping by, welcome to my blog of personal work.

I am a Communications Specialist, with top flight experience in Creative Concepts, Media and Public Relations, Branding, Bespoke Brand Imagery and the creation and of Brand Image Libraries.

I create concepts for unique brand communication, imagery and events; delivering big, bold, authentic ideas and successful, engaging campaigns.

I’m also a writer, an award winning author and editor.

I work for major brands and national media throughout the UK, including BBC television and radio and STV too.

My award winning lifestyle books

Having travelled and worked all around the British coast and inland Britain, I’ve become an authority on fascinating places and special people who live and work there.

I’m the author of 52 Weekends by the Sea and 52 Weekends in the Country, among Britain’s top lifestyle and travel books. My books offer inspirational discoveries and adventures throughout Britain. they will take you to places you may have heard of and others that will come as a complete surprise.

What makes them extra special is that the contents are truly authentic. Not for me the same old same old, simply lifted from other peoples’ experience, or rehashed press releases and tourist brochures, oh no!

My work is distinctive because I believe that local insight, knowledge and experience is to be celebrated; it packs a punch, bringing real flavour to any project.

Everything in my books is based on my first hand experience.

Everything is tried, tested and trusted because I wouldn’t dream of sending you there if I hadn’t checked it out first.

That’s another thing; I am meticulous when it comes to research.

You’ll find I can’t resist the curious and the quirky. And quality is vital too.

When all of these factors come together, as they do in my books and other projects, you know you’re in for a good time!

My inspiration

I am inspired by this quote from John Muir, wilderness hero and conservation pioneer,

‘Keep close to Nature’s heart, yourself; and break clear away, once in a while’

I have it on my office wall, above my computer.

Here’s a video of just some of the things that inspire me.

All but three of the images in it are taken by me and it runs for  2 minutes 44 seconds


Discover More

I’d love to you to visit my beautiful at website http://www.52hq.co.uk

Savour a taste of my award winning books and, using an easy link to Amazon you can buy them too.

If you’d like to contact me, please do.

For features please do just email me: brigid@brigidbenson.com

For other professional enquiries please contact my agent:

Sheila Crowley, Curtis Brown Group Ltd, London  Tel:  44 (0)20 7393 4400

Thanks for visiting!



‘Having worked all over the world it was fantastic to shoot in Liverpool and have an opportunity to show the city in a new light. With the help of a great team and many volunteers, we installed over 50kW of floodlighting and 700 metres of festoon lighting around Albert Dock and on the ship, Zebu.

‘In extremely testing weather conditions, everyone pulled together to make the shoot possible and translate Brigid’s vision into a reality. The images will enable people to see the destination through fresh eyes.’

Albert Dock is Liverpool’s most visited free attraction, with around 5m visitors every year.

Craig Easton

Cutty Sark Worldwide Travel Photographer of the Year 2012

Leurzers Archive Best 200 Advertising Photographers Worldwide


‘The images are fantastic, they explode with colour like fizzing sherbet lemons.’

Martin Cardoe, Group Marketing Director 3i Plc


‘Brigid has demonstrated an outstanding standard of excellence in all of her assignments.

She has also brought to the Society, a new awareness of the importance of Public Relations

between the Board, the management and the public.’

R Creech, Chief Executive, RLPS


‘This is the book that proves you don’t need to leave the country

or spend very much money to have a great time’ 

Waterstones Quarterly Review of 52 Weekends in the Country


‘Brigid writes with warmth and appreciation

of communities that she knows and loves, and she inspires us to explore them.’

Rick Stein


‘as much a document of indigenous life as it is a travel guide’

Lonely Planet review of 52 Weekends by the Sea


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