WINNER - CIPR MARK OF EXCELLENCE 2023

PREMIUM comms

MEDIA EXPERTISE

WIDE networks

Expert PR for UNIVERSITIES

Getting your innovation closer to business

Helping universities meet enterprise goals.

  • Developing small business partnerships
  • Promoting R&D and innovation
  • Managing multi-agency stakeholder groups

1284 works with several universities, offering an independent perspective on business innovation and communications.

As well as developing and leading comms for university incubators, we provide them with media training, and guest lecturing.

Our senior media leaders also support with media relations, journalism, and small business communications.

WORKING WITH

Innovative Leicestershire LogoGrowth HubLeicestershire County Council LogoLoughborough University Logo greyThe Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership logoActive Together logo greyUniversity of Derby logoLeicestershire Innovation Festival logoUniversity of Leicester logoCharnwood Borough Council logo
Innovative Leicestershire LogoGrowth HubLeicestershire County Council LogoLoughborough University Logo greyThe Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership logoActive Together logo greyUniversity of Derby logoLeicestershire Innovation Festival logoUniversity of Leicester logoCharnwood Borough Council logo
Innovative Leicestershire LogoGrowth HubLeicestershire County Council LogoLoughborough University Logo greyThe Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership logoActive Together logo greyUniversity of Derby logoLeicestershire Innovation Festival logoUniversity of Leicester logoCharnwood Borough Council logo
Innovative Leicestershire LogoGrowth HubLeicestershire County Council LogoLoughborough University Logo greyThe Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership logoActive Together logo greyUniversity of Derby logoLeicestershire Innovation Festival logoUniversity of Leicester logoCharnwood Borough Council logo
Innovative Leicestershire LogoGrowth HubLeicestershire County Council LogoLoughborough University Logo greyThe Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership logoActive Together logo greyUniversity of Derby logoLeicestershire Innovation Festival logoUniversity of Leicester logoCharnwood Borough Council logo
Innovative Leicestershire LogoGrowth HubLeicestershire County Council LogoLoughborough University Logo greyThe Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership logoActive Together logo greyUniversity of Derby logoLeicestershire Innovation Festival logoUniversity of Leicester logoCharnwood Borough Council logo
Innovative Leicestershire LogoGrowth HubLeicestershire County Council LogoLoughborough University Logo greyThe Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership logoActive Together logo greyUniversity of Derby logoLeicestershire Innovation Festival logoUniversity of Leicester logoCharnwood Borough Council logo

Loughborough Business School was commissioned by a national industry association to deliver a series of one-day courses.

1284 was invited to provide a guest lecture as part of our Effective Stakeholder Engagement and Management course, hosted in Loughborough, Glasgow and London.

Feedback showed delegates appreciated real life examples and suggestions, gaining theoretical and practical aspects, and being equipped with practical steps that could be implemented in their own work.

Dr Kate Broadhurst
Lecturer in Innovation and Strategy
Loughborough University

We polled 15 clients anonymously.
100% recommended us.

4.8

Quality of Outputs

4.9

Speed of Delivery

5.0

Working with Partners

4.8

Skills and
Insight

Supporting business partnerships

1284 works with enterprise teams at several East Midlands universities on developing meaningful relationships with local small businesses.

We are experienced in bridging the gap between research and SME leaders, as well as bringing established business leaders onto campus.

We are comfortable in complex stakeholder networks, offering comprehensive, brand-safe content for universities to make useful approaches to employers in language they understand.

PR for universities
The Chartered Management Institute LogoThe Chartered Institute of Public Relations LogoCyber Essentials Certified LogoFSB Logo
regional innovators - 1284 PR consultancy

Promoting regional innovation

Graduate startups and research spinouts need to make an impression as they establish.

1284 provides corporate communications to higher education innovators, including commercialisation projects and social entrepreneurs. We offer tailored solutions, including thought leadership, case studies and content strategy.

We also support with bid-writing, securing tens of thousands of pounds of grant funding for some of the most innovative businesses in our region.

Our approach

We look for experts from journalism, marketing, and PR to enhance students' experience and provide industry advice.

1284 has features on a number of occasions, providing practical advice and guidance during lectures.

Students benefited from a host of useful tips on writing engaging content, preparing press releases, designing magazines, and careers in the media.

Feedback from students has been outstanding. They have produced better work as a result of 1284’s input.

Richard Bowyer
Senior Lecturer in Journalism
University of Derby

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Our founder George Oliver is an Entrepreneur-in Residence at the University of Leicester.

He and several other successful entrepreneurs and senior-level executives assist students, alumni and staff with their business projects through the School of Business and Leicester Innovation Hub.

George is also Comms Lead for LUinc. - Loughborough University’s incubator - and a member of the Eagle Lab working group based at De Montfort University’s Innovation Centre.

Entrepeneur in residence

NEED COMMS IDEAS? GET OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Subscribe

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.

Download Now
Close Cookie Preference Manager
Cookie Settings
By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage and assist in our marketing efforts. More info
Strictly Necessary (Always Active)
Cookies required to enable basic website functionality.
Made by Flinch 77
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.