Helping you engage with influential leaders

Osborn Communications can help clients to engage with local and national public figures to share your stories and successes.

We know how much the interest of a leading influencer can make a difference to businesses, charities and other organisations. Working with you, we help you share updates with interested parties who will want to understand the situation within your business or sector.

For example, a centre to teach a new generation of saddle, bridle and leather-goods makers opened its doors to help young people into work in Walsall – with support from Osborn Communications to gain the widest possible coverage.

The Walsall Leather Skills Centre is offering training to create jobs in the town while supporting the high-quality leather businesses upon which Walsall’s reputation has been based for centuries.

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street was among the first visitors to the centre, which he said has his “full support” as the region looks to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The training centre, in The Bridge, is funded by the Saddlers Company Charitable Fund, the principal charity of the Worshipful Company of Saddlers, a City of London livery company tracing its roots back to the 11th Century.

Working with Midlands-based training company Performance Through People, whose roots are in Walsall, the Saddlers Company Charitable Fund has converted vacant shop premises to provide a training workshop offering a wide range of saddlery and leather-goods courses.

Osborn Communications provided the centre partners with public affairs, media relations and event support. As well as local news reports, this support resulted in coverage ranging from an eight minute feature and interview on BBC WM with breakfast show host Daz Hale through to a report in leading equestrian title Horse & Hound and even a story on an Italian website dedicated to the leather industry.

Osborn Communications secured a prominent news story for the centre in the 184-page Christmas special edition of The Field, published by Future Publishing.