Well, we’ve certainly been busy! In the three short months since the start of 2018, we’ve expanded our offering at The Tonic Communications with a host of new recruits and move to two new offices.
With bases in Nottingham, Newcastle and London, we’ve recruited a new PR account manager, events manager and PR account executive. Lucy Budge, Harley Young and Helen Cummings have all joined the Tonic team, helping to widen our unique offering to both existing and future clients. Former intern Emily Kirk has also been offered a full-time position, taking on the role of trainee PR account executive.
And it doesn’t stop there! It really is an exciting time for the whole team – in Nottingham, we’ve moved to a larger office based in the heart of the Lace Market in the city centre, in the renovated building of The Garage Studios, on St Mary’s Gate. Our Newcastle PR office also recently moved to a larger office space within Collingwood Buildings, on Collingwood Street, to accommodate the growing team.
Team members Lucy, Helen and Emily are working in their new roles at our Nottingham PR base, while Harley is located in Newcastle.
After working for a firm in London where she previously organised and managed events for international brands such as Facebook and Instagram, Harley has taken on an events manager role with Tonic. She said: “I am very excited to be joining The Tonic Communications. For me, the role felt like a perfect fit with my event management background, having previously worked on a variety of events from launches and exhibitions on an international scale for global brands, to intimate Christmas parties in the Northumberland countryside.”
Fellow new recruit Helen commented: “It is a great time for The Tonic, with lots of new changes and prospects. Being a part of this growing team is very exciting and offers countless opportunities to put my PR training to use for national and regional clients.”
Lucy, a former journalist for the Nottingham Post newspaper, said: “I’m thrilled to be a member of The Tonic team and get involved with both new and existing clients. I’m really looking forward to utilising my writing skills as a qualified journalist, as well as building on the experience I have gained in public relations, events management and digital over the years.”
Emily said: “I am really pleased to have secured a full-time position with The Tonic after working as an intern during my university placement. I am enjoying building up my skills in the industry and gaining essential experience, which will help kickstart my career.”
Here at The Tonic Communications, we are proud to work with a range of national and local clients covering both consumer and B2B sectors, such as leisure, transport, healthcare, retail and technology. Our longstanding clients include national optical retailer Vision Express, North East bus operator Go North East and martech agency, the Clicksco Group.
Kelly Hill, co-founder and managing director of The Tonic Communications, added: “We are now reaching our fifth year of business and what better way to celebrate this milestone than with a great and growing team. We are working on some really exciting projects at the moment and look forward to seeing what the future has in-store for The Tonic.”