It’s been a while in the making but it’s finally here. In fact this job appeared on our to-do list well over a year ago but as we have been so busy looking after clients, like all our own marketing activity, has taken a back seat. However, the moment of truth is finally here. Welcome to the new Building Relations PR website!
Following a super busy year at BR we thought it was time to give a bit of an update on the business – and what better way than with a shiny new website.
So what’s new? It’s fair to say that there have been numerous changes at BR and a Covid world really changed not only the way that we work but also the work that we do.
Not only do we now have a new London riverside office in Vauxhall, Team BR also has a new Scottish office in Linlithgow in West Lothian. We still have our Surrey office (where BR was born!) but our new offices allow our staff to take a more flexible approach to working in both the office and home. Our Scottish office, at the heart of Scotland’s Central Belt in Linlithgow, is both new and exciting and we welcome two new clients, Dandara East Scotland and Glasgow and Stirling estate agent Pacitti Jones. The coverage has been coming in thick and fast and it’s great to be able to offer a wider geographical range of properties to our journalist friends. We are also excited to welcome two new and permanent team members north of the border to help deliver expert property PR in Scotland – welcome Laura Monteath and Rachel Timmins!
Speaking of new team members, following the initial shock of the first lockdown, last year our team grew at about the same rate as house prices and we now have lots of smiley new faces working across our accounts and embracing the BR way of doing things. Word of mouth has served us well and we now have clients as far north as Aberdeen, and as far south as Falmouth – ranging from new homes and housebuilders, to luxury property agencies and million pound listings. The last year has also taken us overseas and we now work with global networks to promote UK properties overseas, as well overseas properties in the UK.
We now also have a fully established digital PR team – with the skills and experience to really embrace the digital world. Account Manager Hollie Moore has even been studying for a Specialist Diploma in Digital Communications. With events now back in full swing and clients trying to catch up on a year of lockdown, our events team is now hard at work. Recently promoted Emily Coombes who achieved a Diploma in Event Management with Distinction in January this year is busy organising a wide variety of events, from topping outs, to company launches.
It’s been a busy 6 and a half years since our Managing Director Rachel Colgan started the company, here’s what she has to say:
“I don’t think anyone could have prepared us for the year we have just had but I am pleased to say that Building Relations has emerged stronger as a result; from the way we get results to the way we operate as a team.”
“Firstly our skillset has been challenged through a very changeable media landscape and I believe this has forced us to reassess everything we do for clients. It’s important to remember that media has always been an ever-changing beast but this year especially has faced some of the biggest challenges – with many facing considerable losses. It’s essential that we as an agency can help give them what they need – and it’s down to us to guide our clients as to how we can best provide this and get results!
“Our new offices in London and Scotland are a really exciting step for us and allow us to further grow the business. I am really proud of the team for stepping up to the challenges we have put in front of them in the last year and am excited to see what the future holds.”
So you can see why we needed a new website! We plan to keep our website up to date with client, staff and property news. Have a quick look at our new website designed by our marketing friends at Boxed Red Marketing – (thanks Janna and team) and find out about our new clients and what they have to say about us and our Property PR services.