What our clients say about us
Our investment in the region was very high profile, locally but also nationally. In fact, it was quite often the case that coverage from Hull also became international news. Against that backdrop we had to deliver our commitment to our shareholders, while ensuring we were in alignment with the expectations of the local community and key stakeholders, such as local and national government. Finally, we had to portray ourselves as an employer of choice.
John’s expertise and local knowledge was a key component in ensuring we delivered on all fronts. The results have been fantastic – from planning consents through to the mass recruitment of 1,000 new colleagues – and the communications and PR strategy delivered by John was a key enabler.
Finbarr Dowling, Hull Project Director, Siemens
Working with Meehan Media & Comms has enhanced Wykeland’s positive profile significantly, within the region’s business community, with key stakeholders and in the community generally.
John Meehan understands the ethos, values and objectives of our business and knows how best to project these through traditional media and digital and social channels.
Meehan Media & Comms’ expertise has proven especially valuable in helping to establish our Flemingate centre in Beverley and in communicating the exciting vision we have developed with Beal Homes to create Hull’s first urban village in the Fruit Market waterside district.
Dominic Gibbons, Managing Director, Wykeland Group
Meehan Media & Comms has taken our media and communications activity to a new level of professionalism and performance. This has included positive and commercially advantageous profile for the business across a wide range of media channels.
We have been delighted by the work Meehan Media & Comms has done to distil and communicate our story. This has been key to differentiating Beal Homes from other housebuilders and has contributed to valuable recognition within both our industry and the local business community.
Meehan Media & Comms has also played a vital role in building awareness of, and interest in, our residential development which forms a major element of the exciting regeneration of Hull’s Fruit Market being delivered by Beal and our partners Wykeland Group.
Richard Beal, Chairman & Managing Director, Beal Homes
Working with John has shown me how expert brand positioning can be used to benefit the business. He has worked closely with my colleagues and myself to build the company’s profile, reputation and connections.
Ours is a complex business but John has really understood what we do and helped us to tell our story intelligently and effectively. John is always seeking new ways to promote the business and never fails to spot new opportunities and how best to leverage them.
Charlie Spencer OBE, Executive Chairman, Spencer Group
My team and I have worked with John for several years. This was initially as a test to see how we could modernise and transform our approach to communications within the business. It quickly developed into a much deeper relationship in which John used his communications expertise not only to refresh what we already had, but also to introduce us to more modern and effective communications.
This included working for BP’s established Acetyls business and also the newly-formed Saltend Chemicals Park, for which we had a largely blank canvas from which to develop the communications offer. John is very happy to share his connections in the region and his experience of what really works well. I would go as far as to say the communications materials developed for Saltend Chemicals Park are amongst the best I have seen in the industry and have been strongly influenced and shaped by John’s contribution.
Chris Bowlas, Director of Strategy & Transformation, BP Chemicals
John’s vast experience and knowledge of the local area, coupled with his excellent connections, have been instrumental in enhancing Hull College Group’s marketing communications strategy.
Above all, John’s approach is consistent with the college values centred on excellence, respect, innovation and, in particular, taking great pride in promoting and celebrating the rich talent which exists in our city and region.
Gary Warke, Chief Executive, Hull College Group
I have known John Meehan for many years and have appreciated very much his expertise, when I was Chair of the Bondholders marketing organisation and in relation to the work he has delivered for Danbrit Holdings.
John has unrivalled experience, credibility and connections in his field within the region, as reflected by the blue chip businesses he represents. Above all, John is a passionate ambassador and advocate for Hull and the Humber and ensures his clients are seen to be at the forefront of the region’s exciting rejuvenation.
Peter Aarosin, Chief Executive, Danbrit Holdings
John has been a great help to the team at Holy Trinity and his work has provided vital profile and positive publicity for our development project.
I have appreciated John’s guiding hand on a variety of matters, including planning how to approach the media, the writing and scheduling of press releases, and the organisation of media events. I recognise it is essential to get this right and I know I can trust John to give my colleagues and I honest and expert advice and counsel. I admire what John does, and how extensive his networks are, both locally and regionally, and I am happy to recommend him unreservedly to anyone looking for media and communications support.
Neal Barnes, Vicar of Holy Trinity Church
We’ve been in business for almost 25 years – so we think we understand ourselves pretty well. However, it only took a short time with John to give us some new and very real perspectives into how our staff, our customers and the public perceive us … and how we should articulate this.
John’s tremendous insights also inspired our web site redesign. We started with John’s words and built the design and images around them. John’s creativity, professionalism, insightfulness and ability to understand our business was astonishing.