Counter Context, a specialist communications agency with over 29 years’ experience, has just expanded its team with an additional 10 new staff.
This growth has resulted in increased capacity, improved collaboration and communication across the businesses based in Sheffield, Manchester, and London.
With a focus on serving the regeneration and development, transport and sustainability, and energy and utilities sectors, Counter Context has seen tremendous growth in the demand for its services. The team has now expanded from just 20 members before the pandemic to an all-time high of 37.
The specialist Energy & Utilities team has recently welcomed the appointment of Beth Motley as its new division director. The team has also welcomed Lydia Wood, previously joining Counter Context as a temporary intern, as well as Michael O’Sullivan and Rebecca Walker, all as new Account Executives.
New additions to the specialist Place & Regeneration team has further expanded Counter Context’s reach from its Manchester office as they welcome Jade Anderson as an Account Manager. Additionally, Maya Lubczynskyj and Abigail Kirk, after completing the internship programme, have joined the Sheffield-based team as Account Executives.
Counter Context has also seen growth in its newly launched PR division, Altitude, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, growing from two to four employees, welcoming Rachel Measures as Account Manager and Emilia Williamson as Account Executive.
Rhea Harvey, a further appointment to the Operations team, specialising in events management, has expanded the company’s suit of services, while the Design team has welcomed a new Junior Graphic Designer in Harley Mousley.
In addition to the new hires, Counter Context has seen seven internal promotions, further demonstrating the company’s growth and development.
Alexis Krachai, Managing Director at Counter Context, said: “This expansion is a testament to Counter Context’s commitment to providing exceptional service and support to its clients as the speed of change in the built environment accelerates. The importance of calm and considered communication is growing as stakeholders and communities engage with the changes we’re seeing in towns, cities, and the countryside.
“As the UK responds to the impacts of the pandemic, the race to net zero and the development of new places to live and work, we’re seeing a growing appreciation with existing and new clients that building understanding and trust is key to delivering projects on time and on budget and benefitting from active involvement from communities.”
Jessica Jenkins, Director of Operations at Counter Context, added: “It has been an exciting period of growth for us, and we are delighted to have welcomed so many new starters across the business. Our company is now more dynamic than ever, and we look forward to the possibilities this will bring.”
Counter Context is renowned for its comprehensive range of employee benefits, and it is committed to supporting its members’ wellbeing and success. From flexible working arrangements to professional development opportunities, the company is dedicated to ensuring its employees have the resources they need to thrive personally and professionally.