The Great British Exchange, which supports British manufacturing and local suppliers, has named Golley Slater PR North as its PR agency and preferred PR supplier to its 500 supplier businesses.
Harrogate-based Great British Exchange (GBE), which launched in 2014, sources British products from all around the UK to make them easily accessible on the high street.
GBE also works with small businesses to give them access to professional service practitioners and, through partnerships, such as the one made with Golley Slater, link those businesses to reputable practitioners as part of its GBE “CommunitY”.
Matthew Hopkins, GBE’s MD, said: “We met Golley Slater through our partnership with John Lewis’ new Leeds store. Their PR team have already boosted our small businesses in Yorkshire with some fantastic coverage before the store even opens.
“We were impressed to find a locally based team who worked so professionally with big name retailers and had ran key national media campaigns in the retail sector – and so we have chosen Golley Slater to help the GBE establish our cause and promote our service to retailers and forge wider links with great British suppliers across the UK.”
Eileen Stretton, Golley Slater PR’s MD, will lead the partnership.
Stretton added: “The team were inspired by the Great British Exchange through our work with John Lewis. It’s a wonderful brief to secure the future of talented, British crafts and manufacturing through ensuring retailers understand that not everything we, as consumers, love to own can be shipped en masse into faceless retail spaces.
“This is about the GBE working tirelessly to source really beautiful, unique and skilfully produced products a real treasure trove that Matthew and his team are making available for consumers to enjoy. We are honoured to be selected to work with GBE on their cause and promote such a marvellous story.”