Following a period like no other we have been looking ahead and developing ambitious plans to evolve our agency reach and expertise. We are delighted to share the news that we are expanding into the North of England and opening our very first regional office in Manchester.
The opening of our Manchester office is a major milestone for PHA. It is the realisation of many months and years of planning and reflects our passionate belief in the northern economy and our excitement at the prospect of working with more brilliant brands, businesses, and individuals based in the North, whilst also offering our valued clients the opportunity to tap into this thriving market.
The new Manchester office will drive organic growth by taking a stake in the exciting northern economy. It will also allow us to add even more fantastic talent and a regional perspective to the services we deliver as an agency and provide a second location for our employees to work from within the UK.
We are thrilled to launch our Manchester office with a group of highly respected local industry experts, including the appointment of Director of Regions, Sarah Lawless. Following over a decade of experience and numerous award wins including Media and Creative Professional of the Year in the Made in Manchester Awards and Business Insider’s Marketing and Media Professional of the Year, Sarah has established herself as one of the region’s most well-respected PR industry leaders.
The PHA Group’s Northern HQ will be led day-to-day by Hannah Craig, who takes on the role of Head of PHA North. Hannah joins PHA from Finn Communications where she led several high-profile brand accounts in the development and execution of strategic and creative PR, influencer, and social media activations. Prior to a move back to her Northern roots with Finn, Hannah also sat as the UK and EMEA communications lead in an integrated agency team at Saatchi & Saatchi. The launch team is completed with Senior Account Manager, Jess MacDonald, who joins from Rule 5.
The Manchester team brings a wealth of both PR and social media expertise. They have worked on a broad mix of corporate and consumer clients between them, including Natwest, Oral-B, Cushelle, Plenty, Neutrogena, John West, Gosh! foods. Taylor Wimpey, Turley, Northwest Cancer Research, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Hoover.
The Manchester office is in Bloc on Marble Street in the Spring Gardens area of the city. The office will launch with a roster of clients including Bonnet, Hometree, Elevate and Open ECX.
You can read more about our Manchester launch here.