Riannon Palmer

Founder and Managing Director, Lem-uhn Ltd

"Riannon Palmer launched Lem-uhn, the feel-good PR agency, to drive industry change, improve the quality of life for PR professionals, and prevent our industry from losing talented individuals due to high-stress environments. What inspired her? The feeling of complete burnout due to over-working and feeling the pressure to work longer hours than necessary while employed with some of the UK’s leading PR agencies. She also witnessed fellow employees burning out and many of them even leaving the profession altogether, which comes as no surprise as 91% of PR professionals struggled with their mental health in 2022 alone. During the pandemic when many of her colleagues were furloughed, she too became burnt out and fell out of love with PR. 

 She wanted to work for an agency that genuinely cared about employees and worked with positive brands but this agency didn’t exist. In May 2021, she founded Lem-uhn, the feel-good PR agency supporting purposeful companies to create a happier world while creating a positive work environment for employees. 

Since launching Lem-uhn, she has introduced policies to create a happier workplace including Menstrual Leave, a Work From Anywhere Policy, Wellness Days, and Flexible Fridays. Our policies have been praised by industry leaders and in the press including by the leading PR publication, PR Week.

 Our philosophy is that happier employees do better work. Since launching Lem-uhn, she has introduced three policies to create a happier work environment for employees. In September 2022, Riannon introduced a Menstrual Policy. It enables our employees to take up to ten days off per year for severe menopause or period symptoms or following pregnancy loss. 

 In January 2023, she introduced Wellness Days. This permits our employees to take two days per year for last-minute days off when they need time off to de-stress. In August 2023, she introduced our Work From Anywhere Policy. This had been a long time in the making and was introduced after great interest from employees. This allows employees to work from countries with a dual taxation agreement with the UK for up to 45 days per year. 

 Lem-uhn’s ability to attract and support purposeful clients and drive amazing results is due to the happier work culture Riannon has nurtured. 

 Only 0.1% of creative agencies are female-founded. As a young female founder, Riannon is passionate about creating a better working environment for women. The positive policies we have introduced are supporting a more diverse range of women in PR. We’ve worked with 33 purposeful clients, supporting their growth and leading to societal impact by raising awareness of the issues surrounding their purpose, as well as building better brands."