SKV is a creative communications agency based in Manchester, at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse.

Established in 1998 and with 50 PR and business awards, we are a national agency which has played a role in the Northern renaissance.
SKV has devised and delivered campaigns putting many regional and national businesses and organisations in the media spotlight.
We have built lasting relationships with clients in technology, digital, property, leisure, retail and professional services.

We enjoy in-depth knowledge of regional media across the nation – SKV is the only communications agency in Manchester on the Crown Commercial Services framework for UK for government PR.

We are also members of the OASIS Group, a network of eight specialist public sector PR agencies throughout the UK, which has been created specifically to offer outcomes-focused, behaviour change campaigns to government.

The network includes eight independently-owned SMEs: Kindred (London-HQ’d), The BIG Partnership (which has four offices across Scotland), Manchester-based SKV Communications, Cardiff-stationed Cowshed, O-PR in Newcastle, Spirit Public Relations in Bristol, Rewired PR in Birmingham, and Active Profile in Liverpool and London.

Between us, we offer the unrivalled ability to create and implement national, regional, local and hyperlocal PR campaigns.

We offer communications strategies, media relations, online and social media content creation, plus media training and event management.

With former journalists on the team, we are adept at helping businesses and organisations build relationships with the media. Working with media influencers who can make or break reputations, our campaigns help clients build profile in target sectors.


Our clients enjoy the insights of experienced and hands-on communications professionals who know the media agenda inside out.

From search optimisation to blogger engagement, from social media activism to sentiment monitoring and viral syndication – a proactive approach to digital and social media communication can bring immense potential benefits, building engagement and trust to your audiences.

Never has freedom of speech been more complicated and troublesome for companies and bodies of all kinds. Not so long ago, it was mainly news media who could cause businesses and organisations headaches. Now corporate issues can and do surface by Tweets and Facebook comments and complaints.

It can be scary and distressing to be caught in the eye of a media storm. Many companies and organisations have used SKV’s expert media training modules and bespoke programmes.

We help identify their risk areas, and work with client leaders and executives in the do’s and don’ts of media interviews and interaction. Our courses provide advice and practical techniques for print, broadcast and social media.

We may all be online but nothing can express a company’s values and messages better than getting people together. SKV has launched leisure sector openings across the UK for national chains, boutique operators and independents.

We take responsibility for all the detailed business of staging an event, and deliver it with maximum impact and efficiency.  If you are thinking of throwing a party or staging a press conference, SKV has extensive experience.

Our studio finds creative ways to use social and online channels to bring client stories to life. We can suggest a range of engaging approaches to communicate, including infographics, animated games and viral videos to complement your communications strategy.

Our Manchester base means we are at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse but we provide a news and content activation service across all the regions of the UK, often for campaigns for central government campaigns.

Communications projects require clients’ stories to be told using content which is engaging and appropriate to the social channel, the technical factors and the language for the target audiences. SKV is a government approved supplier of editorial copywriting for public sector organisations.