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East Midlands Chartered PR agency

award-winning
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INNOVATORS

We make your content work harder for you.

  • 50+ years of media experience
  • Chartered PR professionals
  • Industry-leading software
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1284 provides industry award-winning corporate communications. We work with innovative people and organisations throughout the East Midlands.

We always take a strategic approach, planning tailored your campaign alongside your team and making measurable use of your budget.

Whether it's designing and editing your annual report, engaging with media on your behalf, or writing award nomination, 1284 works efficiently and purposefully on communicating your ideas.

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Productive PR for SMEs is packed with ideas to help East Midlands small businesses plan and deliver their own campaigns. Its 28 pages include templates for how to:

  • plan a strategy;
  • shape a narrative;
  • put together a press release;
  • approach journalists;
  • make your content work harder.

The handbook also lists email addresses for dozens of regional news outlets - as well as a host of local awards events for you to enter.

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Story of 1284

We were founded in 2020 to be an agile, innovative, and targeted agency offering effective and efficient B2B comms. 

We've grown fast, operating from co-working spaces and incubators across the East Midlands to keep us close to regional centres of innovation. We are signatories of the CIPR Code of Conduct and Professional Standards Panel.

1284 won the Silver Award at the CIPR's Midlands PRide Awards in 2022 and 2023. We received the Mark of Excellence at the CIPR's national Excellence Awards 2023 in recognition of our work on East Midlands innovation.

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100% recommended us.

4.8

Quality of Outputs

4.9

Speed of Delivery

5.0

Working with Partners

4.8

Skills and
Insight

George Oliver
Chart.PR MCIPR

1284 director George is a former Editor of the Leicester Mercury and LeicestershireLive. He spent 15 years in regional journalism, including nine years as an SLT member.

George founded 1284 in 2020 as a strategic communications agency specialising in innovation and regional development.

He has a first-class MSc Strategic Leadership from Loughborough University Business School, and is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Leicester.

George is a Non-Executive Director at East Midlands Chamber and a Trustee of Charity Link.

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1284 Limited founder George Oliver

1284 really made the team and I feel at ease when interviewing. Their approach in listening and representing is very professional and humble.

They managed to put us in front of a huge audience, such as the BBC and other local news outlets and newspapers.

George really helped us network change in getting children outdoors gardening in a huge way.

Thomas Willday, Founder, Willsow

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Willsow

Amy Orton - PR Consultant 1284 Limited

Amy Orton
Chart.PR MCIPR

1284 account director Amy spent 13 years at news titles across the East Midlands. This included three years as the Leicestershire Local Democracy Reporter, providing wire content on local government to regional and national media on behalf of BBC Leicester and the Leicester Mercury.

She spent two years in NHS communications during the Pandemic, working on external comms and media relations for one of the UK’s busiest hospitals.

Amy specialises in use of human storytelling as a method of making local government and technical content engaging for general audiences.

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Richard Bowyer

1284 content editor Richard has more than 40 years’ experience in journalism.

After starting his career at the Coalville and Ashby Times, he went on to titles including the Peterborough Telegraph, Wolverhampton Express & Star, Derby Telegraph, and Lincolnshire Echo.

He was Editor-in-Chief for The Sentinel, in Stoke-on-Trent, before spending nine years as an educator on the journalism programme at the University of Derby. He specialises in editing and page design.

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Pricing

Startup PR

Available to certain startups, charities, and social entrepreneurs through 1284START. We provide affordable PR for your governance documents, press releases, award nominations and more.
Prices start from £595+VAT.

Project Delivery

Commissioned by local authorities, universities, and SMEs. You outsource delivery of a specific task, we execute and report. Projects include targeted PR campaigns, event planning, and print collateral.
Prices start from £795+VAT.

Retained PR

Our most in-demand service for small businesses. We help you develop a strategic communications plan and then execute it tactically - reporting back to you monthly on outcomes.
Price upon application.

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