1284 builds visibility and narrative for purposeful people in the East Midlands.
We do it by developing stakeholder engagement, corporate identity, and reputation of small business, local government, and non-profit clients.
Our award-winning campaigns include media relations, SEO copywriting, thought leadership, award nominations, bid writing, design of governance documents, and more.
We're also among the few Chartered PR practitioners in the Midlands - offering you leadership, quality, and measurable outcomes.
ER Recruitment has been working with 1284 for several years now for media relations and professional writing support.
George and Amy truly understand our DNA and collaborate with our in-house marketing team to add value in jointly promoting our brand.
Working with 1284 has helped us to build upon our strategy and amplify various storytelling opportunities as they have arisen.
Eileen Richards MBE DL
ACT Medical was exploring grant funding opportunities for our life-saving technology.
1284 was instrumental in helping us turn around a detailed grant submission in record time. We compiled pages of business models, value propositions, market access plans and funding strategies into a succinct and consumable narrative.
ACT subsequently received more than £100,000 in non-dilutive grant funding.
James Dyson Award winner
MD and Founder
We work alongside your officers and elected members on comms campaigns which engage businesses, residents, news media, and project partners.
1284 provides brand-safe plans, media training, press releases, stakeholder management, and more.
Our people are experienced media leaders, chairing comms groups across the East Midlands.
George Oliver is a former Editor of the Leicester Mercury. He led two newsroom transformations to digital-first publishing and co-founded the LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards.
George is a Chartered PR Practitioner and is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Leicester. He is a startup mentor, and trustee at Charity Link and several other East Midlands charities.
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