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Our Specialisms

As one of the UK’s most respected business-to-business public relations and strategic communications consultancies, The Communications Business has worked in a wide variety of sectors and with very kind and size of organisation. Working with pioneering start-ups as well as LSE, NYSE and NASDAQ-listed titans, we have enjoyed rare insight into how market leaders build their brands – and we’ve been helping to present and preserve those values and corporate reputations with integrity and passion since 1995.

Alongside our expertise in corporate communication and reputation management, we have built a deep specialisation in five core sectors. Combining real technical knowledge with a rich contacts base and up-to-date insight into the key issues facing these exciting segments of the economy, we are ideally placed to help clients shape the crucial debates and own the challenges facing their businesses and brands.

Our Specialisms

Technology and Innovation

The Communications Business has worked with innovators and game-changers from the start: Whether we were supporting the development of an award-winning wave-power device, or scientists researching the impact of radiation on plant genetics, we did our bit to enable new paradigms to take shape.

Today we are still supporting innovative companies shaping the future. From medical bio-polymers, labelling and sensors, to anti-infectives, molecular devices, computer science and cleantech, we have developed investor-focused communications initiatives across enterprises such as Amoebics, Burdica, Ecometrica, Herboreal, Lux Biotechnology, Lab901, Optos, Touch Bionics and Wavegen. We also work closely with VCs, angels and private equity investors.

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Energy and Environment

The tightening of global energy supplies and concern for the environment is defining the social, political and commercial landscape of the 21st Century. With decades of senior expertise in Scotland’s  renewables and conventional energy sectors, The Communications Business has gained a real insight into the complex trends shaping environmental thinking and energy policy.

Demonstrating depth as well as breadth, our work with clients runs the full spectrum, from detailed analysis of oil and gas regulation, via the planning issues affecting renewables, to driving popular awareness of the new technologies which offer hope of a clean energy future.


Our Specialisms

Financial Services

Based in the heart of one of Europe’s leading financial services centres, The Communications Business uses its insight into the challenges and opportunities facing the industry – and its network of local, national and global media contacts – to strengthen reputations, manage crises and open opportunities.

Working with some of the most innovative and successful financial services organisations over a period of nearly 20 years, our client list includes Merrill Lynch, Scottish Widows, Anglo Irish Bank, Britannia Life, The Life Association of Scotland, Archangel Informal Investment, Brewin Dolphin/BLW , Towry Law, national IFA LEBC Group, as well as the private client departments of major law firms.

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Professional Services

The Communications Business blends decades of experience in the professional services market with a deep understanding of the unique structural challenges often found in such organisations. By forging trusted relationships with internal stakeholders and opinion formers, we have gained an unparalleled track record for bringing out the best in strong personalities and harnessing expert opinions to meet strategic communications objectives.

Stroz Friedberg, the global digital risk management and investigations firm; ‘Big Four’ firms Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche; mid-tier peers BDO, PKF; commercial real estate consultants GVA and Colliers International; Aon, the global consultancy; and top commercial law firms Maclay Murray & Spens, Dentons and Shepherd+ Wedderburn, have all benefited from The Communications Business’ focus on results, as well as its passion, expertise and deep insight into this sector.


Our Specialisms

Software and IT

Anybody can pick up the jargon, but living and breathing technology is an altogether different proposition. Technology has been at the heart of The Communications Business’ strategy ever since our launch. From Communicata, one of the pioneers of Oracle database-driven websites in the mid-1990s, to today’s bellwether, Cisco Systems, we have developed a deep understanding of the communications challenges facing technology market leaders.

Global pace-setters, including Adobe Systems, Computer Associates, Concerto Software and Dimension Data, as well as local companies with international aspirations, including Adventi Group, Aspects Software, Boston Networks, Cygnet Solutions, Data Discoveries, Ecometrica and Spektra Systems, have all benefited from The Communications Business’ ability to reflect corporate objectives and deliver tangible results.