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This is Grayling, Manchester – we do things differently here.
We represent a city that has a lot to answer for.
Home to some of the country’s most important developments.
An industrial, durable, musical, honourable city that’s adopted our own unique buzz.
We’re the beating heart of UK culture, business, sport, and togetherness.
We’re peace prize winners, treble winners, Olympic gold medal winners.
It’s impossible to ignore Manchester’s cultural, social and political impact on the world.
At Grayling, Manchester, we draw our strength from it.
As part of the greater network, we also draw strength from our eight UK, 25 European and 30 global Grayling offices.
That’s why we call ourselves the world’s local agency.
Once upon a time our canals connected the North West to the world; now we connect the world to Manchester.
We create advantage for our clients – any size, any sector, any location.
We offer communications solutions that can build, maintain, and enhance your reputation.
We sort your public affairs, build your brand, and if you ever face a crisis, we’ll take care of it.
We’re Grayling, Manchester.
And we’re proud to do things differently round here.
Launching the UK’s first Sub-National Transport Body
Within the first week of our appointment, Grayling hosted a series of messaging workshops with TfN’s senior team. This enabled us to crystalise TfN’s distinct voice in the often over crowded infrastructure debate. Our tier one engagement programme, with a live tier one stakeholder list, enabled TfN to build cross-party relationships with advisors, officials and ministers at No.10, DfT, HM Treasury, as well as the mayoral teams and other leading local government representatives. In Parliament, we quickly and effectively raised widespread awareness of TfN through parliamentary newsletters, group meetings and regional drop-in sessions. We also delivered ad hoc training sessions for TfN and Northern Powerhouse Rail’s (NPR) senior team ahead of appearances before the Transport Select Committee and the media appearances, notably the Today programme.
Deliverying the launch of HyNet North West
In May 2018, Grayling assisted Cadent deliver the launch of their HyNet North West, a hydrogen energy and Carbon Caputure, Usage and Storage (CCUS), project in Manchester and then in Westminster. Grayling sourced two landmark venues in Manchester and the House of Commons and secured the attendance of the Metro Mayors of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, and the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram who both addressed the attendees on the benefits of the project would bring to the North West.
Raising YPO's profile with political stakeholders
Grayling support YPO’s leadership team with comprehensive monitoring, real-time analysis and thorough briefings to give them a holistic view of the policy landscape and to identify opportunities with stakeholders in Westminster and in local authorities. Through Grayling’s proactive targeted contract programme, YPO has been able to meet with parliamentarians and leaders in local government raising the profile of their products, services and social value.
Grayling has provided consistently excellent service and added huge value to our work. Grayling colleagues are flexible and responsive, and have become very much a part of our virtual team.
Elizabeth Needleman, North Lead, BT Group
Grayling has been an invaluable partner. The team, with their diverse backgrounds and professional political experience, are available around the clock to provide strategic counsel and briefings. Their work has been critical in developing our organisation.”
Jonathan Collins, Corporate Affairs Manager, Transport for the North
Grayling has become an important part of our communications strategy and engagement with political stakeholders. Their insight and support on the politics of Westminster and local government is invaluable for us as a business and for our senior leadership.
Fiona Jukes, PR and Communications Manager, YPO
During unprecedented times businesses need reliable, up to date and accurate information. Grayling’s support and insight has become a crucial part of our communications, providing immediate, essential advice and information to the Greater Manchester business community when they need it most. I am truly grateful for their vital input.
Sam Booth, Chief Executive, Pro-Manchester
Just a small selection of the brands we represent