Testimonials

You can believe what we say because our clients say it, too.
 

The Thwaites team has helped us in many areas including guiding our corporate communications through an integration that doubled the size of the Catapult in terms of both revenue and personnel. I’m pleased to be working with them again as we move into the future.

Nick Smailes, Director and Head of External Relations, Energy Systems Catapult

Emma and her team have been an essential part of the ODI founding team since we started. They have shaped our communications strategy, and actively delivered stories and coverage in hundreds of publications, ranging from the front page of the Financial Times, to Wired, to the Wall Street Journal Europe.

Gavin Starks, CEO, Open Data Institute

Professional, well-organised and with a strong news sense, Emma and her team are skilled at translating even the most technical topics into accessible material…and then using their potent network of contacts to ensure these messages reach the right audiences around the world.

Dillon Mann, Head of Communications, World Wide Web Foundation

Thwaites Communications gets strategic communications with a vengeance. Its contribution to the OU and FutureLearn has been significant, supporting me and my team cut through organizational complexity and deliver a ground-breaking communication plan that credibly and compellingly conveys our track record for innovation.

Lucian Hudson, Director of Communications, Open University

The thing I really like about working with Thwaites is their ability to listen and the speed of the response.  Stuff gets done, accurately. It doesn’t matter if it’s strategic around developing the brand, or with sleeves rolled-up helping us communicate with our own team.  It’s just done well.

Tim Stiven, Interim Head of Delivery, Energy Systems Catapult

Emma Thwaites and her team team did a great job in helping the Connected Digital Economy Catapult shape its strategic communications. Always proactive, their dedication and passion shines through.

Neil Crockett, CEO, Connected Digital Economy Catapult

I, and my colleagues, really do see the team at Thwaites as an integral part of the Energy Systems Catapult… and, even though we were working to a tight timeline, I had no doubt that the event would be a success. The team are able to think and operate strategically, but are also not afraid to get their hands dirty, which is a real bonus to us as a new organisation.

Paul Jordan, Head of Strategy Development and Business Planning, Energy Systems Catapult

Emma and her team were instrumental in getting our PR organisation, support and agency relationships established as we were setting up the company. Emma was also a fundamental part of the team to decide on our brand and what we wanted to stand for in the market, giving the benefit of her experience speaking to audiences of all different types. Emma’s ability to understand the objectives of, and collaborate with, our many stakeholders was extremely helpful in forging strong relationships with those stakeholders, which stood us in good stead for the future.

Claire Davenport, Commercial, Operations and International Director, FutureLearn Ltd

Emma and Helen quickly grasped our brief and developed a targeted, comprehensive engagement strategy; a series of case studies; and suggested changes to 360Giving’s website and other materials. Their strategy now sits alongside our wider business plan and has provided us with very valuable guidance during our outreach to grantmakers and grantees. Emma and Helen were prompt and responsive throughout the project.

Rachel Rank, CEO at 360Giving

Effective, flexible and with a can-do attitude, the team at Thwaites excel in providing the strategy and attention to detail required of a start-up business wanting to grow quickly and establish its reputation.

Phil New, CEO, Energy Systems Catapult

We could not be happier with the amazing response we’ve received to the AI Index – and we couldn’t have done it without Thwaites Communications.

Emma Martinho-Truswell - COO, Oxford Insights

“Thwaites has really helped us to refine and focus our messaging and the way in which we describe and define ourselves.  They have provided huge ‘added value’ to our work and generated great outputs, taking the pressure off our limited resources.”

Gill Cronin, Director of Operations, The 5% Club