Corporate communications for people leading change
You're a uni startup looking to win funding. Or a founder-led SME looking to increase media coverage. We communicate messages that help you grow.
1284 is a communications and PR agency based in Loughborough. It was founded by George Oliver in 2020 and works with innovative people and organisations, often during periods of change.
We help our clients with strategic and tactical planning of their:
1284 associates have decades of SLT experience from editing newspapers. As well as business growth activity, this includes digital transformation and other major change programmes.
To use our knowledge, skills and strategic communication experience to the advantage of 1284 clients as their people lead change and grow.
Our approach is based on traditional journalism skills (such as concision, clarity and network management) combined with strategic leadership theory. As such, our work is underpinned by 1284's DID framework of three key principles:
What we offer
Our people work as part of our client's team. Whether it be social enterprises, tech startups, founder-led SMEs or large public organisations (such as councils), we build strong relationships by being visible and alongside your people.
Our people work as part of our client's team. These may be social enterprises, tech startups, founder-led SMEs or large public organisations (such as councils). We build strong relationships by being visible and approachable for you and your people.
Qualifications and accreditations
1284 is a member of the Chartered Institute for Public Relations (CIPR) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). We are also members of the East Midlands Chamber and Leicestershire Business Voice. As well as leadership-level media experience, our people have a number of relevant qualifications, including:
MSc Strategic Leadership
CMI Chartered Manager
CIPR Diploma in Public Affairs
CMI Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
CMI Diploma in Professional Consulting
CIM Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing
NCTJ National Certificate for Reporters
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We use industry software to measure impact across print, broadcast and digital media.
Based in Leicestershire
1284 was founded in the summer of 2020 by former Leicester Mercury editor George Oliver. It provides corporate communications to clients across Leicester, Leicestershire and the East Midlands. This includes internal and external material as well as public campaigns.
Across the East Midlands
Our associates have led large regional media titles across the East Midlands and nationwide. This includes content and oversight for titles including:
Leicester Mercury & LeicestershireLive
Nottingham Post & NottinghamshireLive
Derby Telegraph & DerbyshireLive
The Sentinel & StokeonTrentLive
Our network of media contacts stretches across the East Midlands and beyond.