If there’s one thing we have learned in 10 years of running Dorcas Media Limited is the variety, flexibility, and no week, month, or year is the same.

In 2023, it’s been a year of personal acclaim, winning-awards, building new services, and holding prestigious events, but most of all connecting with other businesses and clients in the UK and overseas.

A selected highlight of some of our year at Dorcas Media in 2023, and we wish all our friends, supporters, collaborators, businesses, and clients a Merry Christmas & great 2024 from team Dorcas Media.


Media Director Kevin Kelway, was recognised at the Palace of Westminster with the prestigious British Citizen Award (BCA) in recognition of his extraordinary endeavours in January 2023.

Kevin was awarded the British Citizen Award in partnership with One Stop, now in its ninth year and recognises exceptional individuals who positively impact their communities throughout the country.

Dubbed ‘The People’s Honours’ due to the fact that anyone with an OBE, CBE of KBE is ineligible to receive a BCA, this programme recognises true community heroes for their divergent endeavours and positive impact on society.

Kevin is one of only 29 individuals to be recognised at the Palace of Westminster in January 2023 and was honoured to receive the British Citizen Award for Services to the Community. Kevin received the coveted BCA Medal of Honour and invited to use the post-nominals BCAc as a legacy of his achievements for the rest of his life.

By becoming a certified LGBTBE business through OutBritain and in partnership through the NGLCC, Dorcas Media is developing our strategic relationships, teaming up with other potential certified members, corporate representatives, and supplier diversity professionals across the UK and globe.
Dorcas Media Limited took great Pride in being one of the first South West of England businesses on becoming an LGBTBE (LGBT+ company listed enterprise in January 2023. Co-founders Kevin Kelway and Ian Fleming.

Dorcas Media is celebrating 10-years in business with a decade of many accomplishments for the award-winning Plymouth based PR agency.

What began as a pilot venture in 2013, has grown into an award-winning PR, Marketing, film and live content company. 

Ian Fleming, Sales Director said: “We call ourselves a PR boutique agency and we punch above our weight across the global scene with co-ordinating trade missions to Europe, working with clients around the world, and forging business links and networks,” he said.  

“We recently launched a spin-off blog website ‘Westward Shipping News’ that is making a splash in the local maritime sector and is growing,’ said Ian.

(March 2023)

The Palace Theatre is one of England’s outstanding architectural Victorian buildings – and been sat in the dark for far too long, and became an election issue for Ian who stood in the local elections for Plymouth City Council. (April 2023)
They are Plymouth’s Tablet of Fame plaques where local residents’ every day walk-over a part of the city’s unique theatre history in Union Street.
Four embedded street tablets are permanent reminders of the hey-day of the iconic Palace Theatre from show programmes in the 1950s. (April 2023)
Award-winning Dorcas Media in association with OutBritain ran our first South West of England LGBTQ+ business symposium in Plymouth – to celebrate the contribution that LGBTQ+ businesses make to the regional economy, and celebrating the King’s Coronation.
25 people attended the showcase from Plymouth and across the wider region/Britain, said Dorcas Media Director Kevin Kelway, BCAc.
Mr Kelway, said: “It was a fun night of presentations, relaxed networking, and celebrating the South West of England’s LGBTQ+ business communities.”
THE big Covid lockdown of 2020 gave a whole generation time to reflect on the meaning of our lives and careers – and many established businesses either faced adaptions, closures, and the loss of clients and customers – in the darkest hours of a worldwide pandemic. 
Some people think on their feet find inspiration in times of adversity, and one lightbulb idea was the invention of ‘The Rainbow Lottery’ set up by husband-and-husband team, Tom Gattos and David Murray based in London.
Dorcas Media Limited is prod to be supporting the Rainbow Lottery
The 79th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France and Dorcas Media supported the Regiment Support Service helping to pay for the travel, accommodation, and support costs for nine veterans, a war widow, as well as carers and supporting family members that attended the events.
Every year Dorcas Media supports the Royal Regiment of Fusileers and part of our proud Armed Forces Covenant pledge in supporting the British Armed Forces, Veterans, and families.
Westward Shipping News/Dorcas Media celebrated securing the ”Best Digital Only Business of the Year 2023′ at the Local Awards.
Kevin Kelway, News Editor of Westward Shipping News, said: “We were very proud to have won this first UK award for our maritime and shipping news website.” (July 2023)
Don’t worry…with Dorcas Lite there is no contract in sight.
You buy a day of our time, and once you get results can decide to buy more another day, week, or month. It’s definitely your CALL.
In (Sept 2023) we launched specifically for SMEs & budding entrepreneurs DORCAS LITE

A historic Old Chapel at Emma Place in Stonehouse, and for centuries the home for many of the city’s top-ranking admirals, doctors, and clergy, went under the auctioneer’s gavel and was recently sold for £135,500. 

The charming Georgian property dating back to the 19th century, was auctioned by former BBC TV star Scott Gray of ‘Homes Under The Hammer’ where he featured on the programme from 2003 to 2016.

Scott now runs his own successful South West business and works across the UK providing weekly auctions that is broadcast live and online for clients to bid for residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, and amenity land plots, said Scott.

ONE of Plymouth’s industrial and business gems at Wixenford Farm in Coledown Hill, near Plympton and Plymstock is up for sale, with a price tag for nearly 1 million – with former BBC TV star Scott Gray of ‘Homes under The Hammer’ conducting the online sale on the 7th December. 

Over the last three months Scott has featured in several newspapers and magazines across the UK working with Dorcas Media.


In (November 2023) Plymouth’s Dorcas Media is celebrating after being recognised by the South West Prestige Awards – and securing PR Agency Of The Year – Devon 2023/2024.

Kevin Kelway and Ian Fleming both founded the boutique PR agency in 2013, and will be attending a special gala dinner ceremony in Cornwall in the New Year to pick up the accolade.


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