Anita Morris Associates [AMA] has announced a trio of new business wins to its expanding portfolio, including WSP North of England, one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms; the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth and national arts project Time & Tide Bell.
The new contract wins come as the company celebrates 21 years in business, working on clients in a range of sectors including regeneration, arts, culture, property, retail and tourism, at every scale from start-ups to PLCs.
The agency will provide PR support across the North of England for engineering and professional services consultancy, WSP. AMA has worked with the Yorkshire and North West teams of WSP for more than five years, successfully raising the company’s regional profile to heighten awareness of the expertise and range of disciplines served by the business which include planning, transport and infrastructure, development, environment and energy. With an increasing focus on the decarbonisation of transport, energy and industry across the North of England, in part due to the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse agenda and the UK’s 2050 net zero greenhouse gas emissions target, AMA’s remit has now been expanded to include the North East region which employs more than 1,000 staff.
Building on the success of campaigns celebrating the 200th anniversaries of Emily and Patrick Brontë as part of the wider #Brontë200 campaign, AMA will once again work alongside the museum’s in-house communications team to deliver “Anne 2020”; a celebration of the youngest Brontë sibling.
AMA also worked with the Parsonage team on the media campaign to bring Charlotte Brontë’s extremely rare and significant ‘little book’ back to the museum in Haworth. The campaign gathered support from across the world and the backing of many of today’s leading creative thinkers and artists including Dames Judi Dench and Jacqueline Wilson.
AMA will also lead a national and regional PR campaign for the London-based Time & Tide Bell project’s new #GiveUsABell campaign after it received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund. Time & Tide Bell is a series of public art sound installations consisting of magnificent large bronze bells that chime the changing tides, highlighting shifting sea levels and climate change; the #GiveUsABell campaign hopes to find new coastal locations around the UK for six more bells.
Managing Director Anita Morris said: “Winning new business is always something to celebrate and expanding our brief with existing clients is a fantastic vote of confidence in our team. We moved to bigger premises at the end of last year in preparation for business growth so to be hitting the ground running with three very different wins in this quarter is just the start to the year we were hoping for.”