Who are 1284?
1284 is a Leicestershire-based consultancy working with people and organisations on communications strategy, media relations and stakeholder engagement during periods of change.
Relationships are fundamental to 1284. We have a wide network across multiple sectors and communities in Leicestershire and the wider East Midlands. Our work with media stretches across the UK. Our decades spent leading news media organisations derives from innate curiosity about people.
Authenticity is very important for 1284. We collaborate with our clients by gaining their trust through our approachability, equitability and integrity. Our clients range from social enterprises, tech startups and innovative SMEs through to public organisations. What unites them is their interest in change.
Strategy is what we do day-to-day. We appreciate that the unexpected sometimes happens. In preparing for planned (and unplanned) change we are informed by experience and business theory. We look for measurable outcomes. However, we do so after we have established relationships with people.
George Oliver is director of 1284. He is an experienced news executive with understanding of the media landscape in Leicestershire and beyond.
He was editor of the Leicester Mercury and LeicestershireLive from 2016 to 2020. Its online audience trebled during the period. Prior to that, George was digital editor as TeessideLive became one of the three fastest-growing regional newspaper websites in the UK.
His associates include executives and leaders with decades of experience and comprehensive networks in the business and media landscape in the East Midlands and across the UK.
George is a CIM-qualified marketer. In Spring 2021 he will complete the MSc Strategic Leadership programme at Loughborough University. This includes chartered manager status with the CMI.