Huddersfield-based PR and Marketing Agency KC Communications has commenced 2019 with two major client wins and the appointment of an Account Executive to support its ongoing growth.
Following a competitive tender process, KC Communications were awarded the contract for Propel@YH, an accelerator hub for digital health innovation targeted at SMEs in the Yorkshire and Humber Region.
The project which has been commissioned by the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network (YHAHSN) seeks to bridge the gap between businesses and the NHS. The accelerator hub will be delivered by mHabitat, an NHS hosted team specialising in co-design, digital skills, policy, strategy and evaluation.
David Shapland, head of Marketing and Communications at the YHAHSN, said: “Of all the agencies who pitched for the Propel@YH account KC Communications clearly articulated their experience of similar previous projects and how they would apply that understanding to their work with us.
“This insight has also helped us to develop and improve not only our communications planning but the programme and as a whole. We are really looking forward to working with them as the accelerators grows and we select our first cohort of companies.”
The agency has also been appointed as the marketing and PR Agency for The Round Foundry and Marshalls Mill Estate on the South Bank in Leeds, with the objective to attract and retain tenants through raising the profile of the estate through placemaking and wellbeing.
To support the company’s growth and efficient delivery of client projects, Heidi Hawkins has also joined the business as Account Executive. Heidi joins KC Communications with experience of working as part of an in-house marketing team and with a degree in Business Management from the University of Huddersfield.
Founder Katrina Cliffe said: “We’ve had a fantastic start to 2019 which has set us on track to achieve at least 25 per cent growth this financial year. These recent wins are the outcome of outstanding team collaboration and the ability to demonstrate how we go above and beyond to deliver results. I am also delighted to welcome Heidi to the team, already she has played a vital role within the business and I look forward to that continuing.”