Orbit Communications is a leading integrated communications consultancy offering PR, public affairs, digital and design services.
We help organisations build brand awareness, manage reputation and win business through integrated communications.
An independent consultancy based in Scotland but active across the UK we pride ourselves on our agility, responsiveness and approachability, with a considerable reputation in achieving excellent results for our clients.
Our integrated communications services include media relations, public affairs, community engagement, design, brand management and rebranding, digital content, video and social communications, media training, marketing communications and crisis management.
By undertaking an integrated strategy for clients across the range of services we offer, tailored to their specific needs, we can maximise the effectiveness of their activities.
Our team consists of a wide range of experienced communications professionals, bringing insight and knowledge from a wealth of varying backgrounds. Their expertise is in communicating the right message effectively, no matter how complex or serious an issue may be, to the right target audience and delivering this through a creative and engaging approach.
Our ethos when working with clients is very much one of partnership, engaging both their staff and other relevant stakeholders. We really try to get ‘under the skin’ of our clients, acting as an extension of their team as we look to fulfil their ambitions, delivering the best possible results for them.
We’re very proud of our reputation for professionalism and our track record speaks for itself. That’s why we get repeat business and positive recommendations time and again.
So, if you like what you see on our site, please get in touch.
T: 0131 603 8996
Alex Orr, Managing Director
Alex has been working in public affairs and PR from the womb, well since 1996 to be precise, and enjoys wearing tweed (not underpants!) on every occasion possible. His experience ranges from delivering Scotland’s first commercial gold mine, to working with clients in housing, utilities, health, energy and food and drink.
Alex Bruce, Director
Alex has always loved communications. In his time he’s gone from being a student of foreign languages to a Brussels-based political adviser, spent time as a car lobbyist in London before a PR career beckoned him back to Scotland. His clients come from sectors ranging from technology to culture, from construction to education. But that’s all biding time until the tortured songwriting career takes off!
Graeme Downie, Director
Graeme has been working in public affairs and PR since 2003 and, having recently started having to wear glasses, has decided he finally has that intellectual look he always aspired to. Having gained experience in sectors from food & drink to innovation to transport, housing and health, Graeme is concerned that his three-year old daughter will forever be confused as to what her dad actually does all day!
Sally Trethewie, Account Director
Sally joined Orbit after nearly 10 years in sunny Singapore, where she worked in public affairs at an international communications agency and the Australian government. She has experience in multiple sectors including education, transport, insurance property, and food and beverage. Sally is very much at home in Scotland, as she is originally from a place also known for its whisky, salmon, wild landscapes and wild people: Tasmania.
Anwen Dobson, Account Manager
With a background in business development and marketing, Anwen has worked in several sectors covering media, non-profit, hospitality, finance and retail across the UK. When she isn’t running after her 4-year-old playing Star Wars, Anwen is planning her next decorating project and volunteers at her local community garden project (planning not digging).
Andrew White, Creative Director
Andrew is an experienced brand and marketing strategist who has worked with a variety of FTSE companies over the last 15 years. Key strengths are strategic marketing, stakeholder engagement and brand creation. He has worked in senior positions for some of Scotland’s leading creative agencies. Andrew is a board director at his local golf club in Longniddry and a member of The Royal Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh. He is a keen golfer as well as a horse owner and at weekends if he is not in the 19th hole he is on a saddle out in the countryside.
Alastair Stewart, Account Manager
Alastair is a communications professional and writer with extensive public affairs experience working with commercial organisations and advocacy groups. He writes regular features on politics, history and culture for The Scotsman and other publications across Europe and serves on numerous voluntary boards, including the United Macedonian Diaspora. He splits his time between Edinburgh and Macedonia with his fiancée and occasionally dazzles in the kitchen (although she questions this assertion).
Ariadna Roca, Account Executive
After finishing her degree in communications, advertising and PR, Ariadna worked in-house in a variety of roles where she developed a PR, marketing and social media skillset. Originally from Barcelona, in her spare time you’ll find Ariadna enjoying every hint of sunshine with a nice glass of red wine.
James Fullarton, All things digital and SEO
After completing his degree in Fine Art James worked in photography before moving into marketing. James comes to Orbit Communications with over 10 years' experience in marketing, search engine optimisation and social media. James is a keen skier, making his way once a year to a snowy hill top for a week of R&R. Rescued dogs, horses and a good lunch keep him in the geek zone. Our genius in disguise.
Laura Burton, Junior Designer
After completing her graphic design degree at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Laura comes to Orbit Communications with experience in print and digital design. She has worked with a wide range of clients, from the finance and charity sector to the hospitality industry. Since graduating she has gained a qualification in digital marketing and is now developing her web design skills. Outside of work you’ll see Laura jamming to some classic house music, tending to her latest batch of house plants and summoning cats.