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Purposeful communications for purposeful organisations

We are proud to have been shortlisted
for NINE PR awards in 2021

CIPR Excellence Awards 2021

– Not for Profit Campaign – 

– Best use of Media Relations –

View shortlisted 2021 entries

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PR Moment Awards 2021

– Community Engagement Campaign –

– Media Relations Campaign of the Year –

– Not for Profit Campaign –

– Boutique Agency of the Year –

View shortlisted 2021 entries

PRCA Dare Awards 2021

– Charity/ Not for Profit Award –

– Media Relations Award –

– Small consultancy of the year –

View shortlisted 2021 finalists

What we do

Our Award-Winning work spans media and advocacy campaigns, reputation management, fundraising appeals, change management support, video production and more.

Why we’re different

We listen carefully to what our clients say they need and then advise on the best communications approach – making sure budget is used wisely and reaches the right target audiences.

From helping you organise an event that gets the right people in the room, to developing a PR campaign to raise your profile and support your strategic goals, we can help.

Contact Managing Director Helen Furnivall by email: [email protected]


Our first step is always working with you to understand what you are hoping to achieve. Services we may then offer as part of an integrated communications package of support include:


Internal Communications and Change Communications support

Badly managed internal or change communications can quickly become an external relations and brand problem. But it’s surprising how often internal communications is overlooked or seen as a ‘nice to have’ rather than a ‘need to have.’ Read more

Video Production

We can support with all aspects of video production and film in 4K as standard. With video production clients including Greater Manchester Talent Match, the People’s Powerhouse movement and Manchester charity The Men’s Room we are the Manchester video production agency of choice where there is a story about real people and their lives to tell. Read more

Event Management

We have proven experience with managing high profile events with clients including Greater Manchester Talent Match and Greater Manchester Social Enterprise Network. From securing a venue and booking speakers to managing ticket bookings, sorting out the AV, inviting journalists and managing social media on the day – we can help. Read more
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Reputation Management

If you find yourself in a breaking news situation or dealing with an unexpected reputational crisis we are the agency to contact. From preparing media statements and briefings to making sure media spokespeople are briefed with the right messages we can help get a media crisis under control. Read more
High Rise Public Relations & Media

Public Relations & Media

We have excellent media contacts and can help with every aspect of PR support from developing a media campaign or arranging a report launch to press release writing and distribution. We can also offer media training for your company spokespeople if required. Read more
High Rise Media Training

Media Training

Media training helps ensure your company spokespeople feel confident ahead of any interview and equipped to get your key messages across without getting flustered. Our training covers all kinds of media interview including recorded TV and radio studio and outside broadcast scenarios. Read more
Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

We work alongside a digital marketing agency based in Greater Manchester called Relative Marketing. They specialise in digital marketing strategy and implementation, design, development and social media marketing. Working with Relative we ensure you have end to end support across all channels of communication. Read more
High Rise Communication Strategy

Communications Strategy

You don’t have to be a big organisation to have a communications strategy. We can help you and your team work through and set down what your communications goals and targets should be to best support your strategic aims. This will help ensure that everyone in your organisation is pulling in the same direction and that the right communications activities are prioritised. Read more


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Is PR the right career for you?

After A-Level and GCSE results day this week, many young people may be considering a career in public relations. To help you consider if PR is the right career for you, some of the High-Rise team got together to answer a few of the most common questions related to our careers.  How did you end […]

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Our top tips when launching a passionate and purposeful rebrand

Our client – leading used car retailer, CarShop – recently turned to us with news that it was relaunching itself onto the marketplace under a completely new and transformed brand identity. “The home of good carma” We loved it. For a long time, the reputation of the car sales industry has been stuck in an […]

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Telling the story of Manchester’s Small Shops

While many aspects of public relations may have changed over the years, the basic premise remains the same – good PR is about telling stories. Whether it’s the story of a company, a product or a service, the foundations of PR lay in connecting with audiences through good storytelling. Our Account Manager, Sarah Tulley, shares her […]

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New appointment at High-Rise as Sarah Tulley joins our growing and award-winning media team

We’re delighted to welcome new Account Manager, Sarah Tulley, to the award-winning High-Rise team.  Sarah has extensive experience across all aspects of public relations. Starting her career with Manchester-based Citypress in 2007, Sarah went on to join the Communications team at North West Vision + Media, supporting the region’s creative and digital industries, followed by […]

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Award recognition for our campaigning work to help a hospice secure the health funding it needed

We are proud to have received a Silver Award for Best Community Engagement Campaign at the 2021 PRmoment Awards earlier this month. This award is in recognition of our campaigning work for Ashgate Hospicecare, to help secure the hospice the increased health funding from local CCG health budgets that it needed, in order to keep […]

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High-Rise shortlisted in four categories at the PRmoment Awards 2021

It’s official – award season has begun!  We’re thrilled to share that High-Rise has successfully been shortlisted for four PRmoment Awards 2021.  We have been named as finalists in the Boutique Agency of the Year category, as well as Not-For-Profit Campaign of the Year, Media Relations Campaign of the Year, and Community Engagement Campaign of […]

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Not one, not two, but THREE nominations for High-Rise at 2021 PRCA Dare Awards

We are proud to announce that High-Rise Communications has been nominated for three high profile public relations awards in the PRCA Dare Awards 2021. As a small PR team with a big heart, we entered ourselves into three categories and were over the moon to find out that we have been shortlisted as finalists in […]

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Earth Day 2021: Doing well, for organisations that do good

Yesterday, we marked the 51st Earth Day with our team closely watching how the world responded. From Greta Thunberg reacting to Boris Johnson’s pitiful speech by changing her Twitter bio to ‘Bunny Hugger,’ to Joe Biden vowing to slash US emissions by half at the Earth Day Climate Summit, we began to think long and […]

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What does International Women’s Day mean to the High-Rise team?

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, the High-Rise team decided to share their thoughts and opinions on what the day means to them, what needs to change in order to achieve gender equality, who inspires them and their recommended books and podcasts on the subject… What does International Women’s Day mean to you in 2021?  […]

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What is the value, of values?

Recently, the High-Rise team jumped on a Zoom call (what else?) to discuss what our values are as an agency. This led to some serious brainstorming. After all, you can’t just throw a bunch of words at a wall and see what sticks. Much like in personal life, values define you. They embody your organisation’s […]

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Are Awareness Days and Weeks still useful for Charity Comms Teams?

Every year, the calendar is saturated with a colossal number of national awareness days, weeks and months. In fact, any one day can contain up to ten different things to discuss or celebrate. Take today, for instance, not only is it Pancake Day, but it is also National Kindness Week, Almond Day and – would […]

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Why bother securing local and regional media coverage?

Never has the ability to access the latest news been so easy. A quick google search, a switching of the channels, or a scroll through social media and you’ll soon find yourself inundated with an endless cycle of breaking stories. This has only been heightened by the coronavirus pandemic and the sheer number of social, […]

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How do I make the most of my radio interview?

Radio interviews, whether live or pre-recorded, are an extremely valuable tool when getting your message across to the public. Sure, it might not feel quite as exciting as a TV interview, but it can be equally fruitful. We’ve seen this with many of our clients, first-hand. Like with any interview, authenticity is important. The conversation […]

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Our takeaways from this week’s People’s Powerhouse Convention

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, our Trainee Account Executive – Vicki – attended the virtual People’s Powerhouse 2020 Convention, #ThisIsTheNorth.  Inspired by the conversations and interactions that took place, she decided to put pen to paper… The People’s Powerhouse is a movement created to ensure the voices of the people and communities in […]

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Read Some Of Our Brilliant Testimonials From Clients And Our Partnerships Working Together

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Manchester Theatre and Arts Space 53TWO

Working with Helen from High-Rise has been above and beyond what we ever expected. We knew we needed someone to focus our PR and marketing efforts to make a real impact and Helen did not only that, but went above and beyond, really making a difference not just to the one specific event but for our whole venue. We will definitely be working with High-Rise and Helen again.

Simon Naylor, Founder

High Rise Client Logos - Manchester Modernist Society


High-Rise Communications have been a great help to The Modernist Society. They have really helped us to increase our profile regionally and nationally, including for some very important projects which might have otherwise gone under the radar, like our Save UMIST campaign.

Jack Hale

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The expertise and knowledge that High-Rise provide is incredibly valuable, and is applied with enthusiasm, creativity, insight and dedication. From strategic comms support, blogs, social media campaigns, video production, PR, national, regional and local press and media coverage – they handle it all with ease, efficiency, professionalism. Don’t hesitate to work with High-Rise.


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