Who we are

Engage Comms is an award-winning, Yorkshire-based integrated marketing agency. From a background in traditional PR and comms, our experienced, digitally-savvy, team combines strategic thinking with research skills and creativity to deliver long term results. We take a quality over quantity approach, focusing on tangible outcomes, not ‘quick win’ outputs.

We love what we do and we’ve got the credentials to back it up. We’ve been described as a team that’s small enough to care about our clients’ businesses as much as they do, but experienced enough to trust.

Our core team works with a trusted network of web developers, graphic designers, photographers and videographers to offer a fully integrated, hassle-free marketing communications service. Want to work with us?

We’re also the founders of the Internal Comms Network North which helps SMEs learn how to use strategic internal communications to transform their organisations and realise their growth plans.

Our values

We believe that successful businesses are all about people, culture and values. Our core values ensure we stay focused, practice what we preach, work with the right people/clients, and maintain a consistent level of quality and service. They are:

Curiosity: we spot the opportunities that you miss

Quality over quantity: we focus on long term outcomes, not just ‘quick win’ outputs

Added value: we maximise return on investment

Yorkshire roots: we’re down to earth and tell it like it is

Work life balance: we’re well-rounded and can relate to your audiences

Our people

Jo Parker, Founding Director

Jo gained 10 years' experience at a global PR agency before setting up Engage Comms in 2012 to fill a gap in the market for an agency that applied traditional communications and business principles to the digital age as part of a fully integrated marketing offer. She now provides clients in specialist sectors including construction and skills with strategic support on everything from brand development to internal comms alongside running the business and managing the team to get the best results.

Helen Gill, Founding Director

Helen is a multi-award-winning marketing communications professional who worked in a variety of in-house and consultancy comms roles for SMEs and global organisations in the public and private sectors before setting up Engage Comms in 2012. She leads on strategic projects and campaigns which help clients in niche sectors such as personal debt and education achieve their long term goals. She was the by-lined editor of the B2B chapter of the 2017 edition of leading text book 'Exploring Public Relations' and believes that high quality written content is the foundation of marketing communications.

Chloe Greenwood, Account Manager

Chloe had the grades to go to university but instead opted for a more vocational marketing and PR Apprenticeship. We met her at a networking event and were immediately impressed with her maturity, professionalism and work ethic. She’s now a key part of the Engage Comms team, delivering content-led campaigns. Chloe brings her love of the outdoors, dogs and food & drink to our Yorkshire lifestyle clients. She’s also our data, analytics and research pro! In 2016, she won the One4All #‎SpotlightAwards Employee of the Year in the Creative/Digital category.

David Gatehouse, Associate - Senior Copywriter

David is a highly experienced PR, copywriter and content manager. He has worked for leading regional, national and international communications companies, while clients have ranged from micro-business to multinationals. A former journalist and broadcaster, who has also held in-house roles for the MOD and NHS, David has particular expertise in media relations, web content, crisis and issues, internal comms and copywriting. Recent years have seen him work on just about every written communications project - including scripts, film production notes and a CIPR-award winning book.

Ian Ladley, Associate - Graphic Designer

Ian is an experienced graphic designer who works with the Engage Comms team on clients' print and digital design needs.

Steve Smith, Associate - Web Developer

Steve is a WordPress specialist who develops, maintains and supports outstanding websites for our clients, working with us collaboratively on the strategy, content and user experience.

Selina Chandnani, Associate - Art Director

Selina has more than 10 years' experience as a senior creative working with clients from start-ups to global brands (including innocent smoothies) to create bespoke assets to define and elevate businesses in all aspects of visual communication. She works with Engage Comms on the art direction for re-brands and larger creative campaigns.

Mike Whorley, Photographer

Mike has years of experience in all aspects of professional photography. He works with Engage Comms to capture high quality images of our clients' events, projects, teams, facilities and more for use across print and digital comms channels.


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Think content marketing and/or employer branding could enhance your business? Interested in finding out more about what we have to offer? We’d love to engage with you.

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