Biography

Daryl WillcoxDaryl Willcox is a media entrepreneur best known for founding the ResponseSource Journalist Enquiry Service and other online services for journalists and public relations (PR) people.

Daryl is a former journalist who cut his teeth at local newspapers before studying journalism at the London College of Printing (now known as the London College of Communications, part of the University of the Arts, London) in 1994.

He went on to work in the motor trade press and business technology magazines before freelancing for the business press, including work for national newspapers in the UK. During this time he also taught journalism part-time at the London College of Printing and Goldsmiths College, London.

Frustrated by the lack of technology used to deal with the information overload suffered by journalists Daryl founded his company ResponseSource in 1997, launching the first public online press release wire, the first online media database and the first media request service in Europe.

Since then ResponseSource has grown to become one of the largest independent providers of such services in the UK and now has significant operations in France and Germany.

Daryl lives on a small farm in the South East of England. When he is not directing strategy at ResponseSource or looking after his farm he can often be found flying helicopters or spending time in the mountains.