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Expert PR for your small business

Grow your business with tailored comms

  • Build reputation and increase customer loyalty
  • Differentiate from competitors and grow market share
  • Promote your culture to recruit and retain talent
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We help small businesses communicate more effectively so that you build your reputation with customers, investors, and employees.

By promoting your brand, outputs, and values, you increase loyalty and customer retention.

1284 also helps you increase public visibility - ultimately driving business growth.

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Michael Smith Switchgear logoHQ RECORDING STUDIOMenphys Charity LogoPukaar Group logoACT Medical logoThe People Deal logoTzuka logoWorth-it Positive Education logoWillsow Book Makers logoER Recruitment logo
Michael Smith Switchgear logoHQ RECORDING STUDIOMenphys Charity LogoPukaar Group logoACT Medical logoThe People Deal logoTzuka logoWorth-it Positive Education logoWillsow Book Makers logoER Recruitment logo
Michael Smith Switchgear logoHQ RECORDING STUDIOMenphys Charity LogoPukaar Group logoACT Medical logoThe People Deal logoTzuka logoWorth-it Positive Education logoWillsow Book Makers logoER Recruitment logo
Michael Smith Switchgear logoHQ RECORDING STUDIOMenphys Charity LogoPukaar Group logoACT Medical logoThe People Deal logoTzuka logoWorth-it Positive Education logoWillsow Book Makers logoER Recruitment logo
Michael Smith Switchgear logoHQ RECORDING STUDIOMenphys Charity LogoPukaar Group logoACT Medical logoThe People Deal logoTzuka logoWorth-it Positive Education logoWillsow Book Makers logoER Recruitment logo
Michael Smith Switchgear logoHQ RECORDING STUDIOMenphys Charity LogoPukaar Group logoACT Medical logoThe People Deal logoTzuka logoWorth-it Positive Education logoWillsow Book Makers logoER Recruitment logo
Michael Smith Switchgear logoHQ RECORDING STUDIOMenphys Charity LogoPukaar Group logoACT Medical logoThe People Deal logoTzuka logoWorth-it Positive Education logoWillsow Book Makers logoER Recruitment logo
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Growing your business

PR Week research found almost two-thirds of the UK's top-performing SMEs viewed public relations as an integral part of their business strategy.

Communications are vital in driving growth of small business like yours. Comms build brand awareness, increase customer loyalty, and attract investment. 

We help you form a narrative to differentiate from your competitors and establish unique positions in your market, based on values, purpose, and goals.

Our experience

TRYING YOUR OWN PR? GET OUR FREE GUIDE

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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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 DLManaging DirectorER Recruitment

Eileen Richards MBE DL
Managing Director
ER Recruitment

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Developing your network

Good communications are fundamental to building your networks and forging new partnerships.

For example, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has noted that PR helps SMEs develop essential strategic partnerships.

1284 helps you shape internal and external collaborations to gain access to new markets, resources, and expertise.

1284 founder George Oliver talking to Leicester Riders chairman Kevin Routledge at a business event

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

Thomas Willday
Founder
Willsow

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Establishing your position

Public relations is a key tool for positioning brands.

We help small businesses create compelling messages which translate and land their values with target audiences. 

It means you carve a niche among like-minded people - building customer trust and loyalty through your thought leadership and more.

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