Social Value Communications

Social Value Communications


With clients including the People's Powerhouse movement and ANTZ Group, High-Rise are the communications experts in social value.

Managing Director Helen Furnivall is a member of the People's Powerhouse core team, and High-Rise is a great supporter of the movement which aims to change the conversation around the Northern Powerhouse to put greater focus on people and communities.

People's Powerhouse Conference Communications Support

High-Rise provided all the communications support for the 2017 People's Powerhouse conference in Doncaster.

The Doncaster event attracted approximately 250 people from across the North, including local authorities, business networks, private sector organisations, housing associations and charities. The conference attracted a number of high profile speakers and panelists including Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, Helen Pidd, North of England Editor of The Guardian and Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point to name just a few.

People's Powerhouse conference in Doncaster

People's Powerhouse report launch at the House of Lords

We provided communications support for the launch of the 'Putting the People in the Powerhouse' People's Powerhouse report which was held at the House of Lords in December 2017. Attendees included Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry, Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband and Lord Victor Adebowale from Turning Point UK.

We secured extensive national and regional media coverage about the report, with coverage including ITV Granada Reports, ITV Calendar News, The Yorkshire Post, PSE News, Infrastructure Inteliigence and in New Start Magazine among others. For an example of the coverage secured click here.

People's Powerhouse report launch at the House of Lords

Understanding the wider social context

We bring our social value understanding to all the work we do. For example, for Laid Bare Theatre's production the Value of Nothing we were able to secure media coverage outside the mainstream arts and entertainment press by focusing on some of the strands in the play around universal credit and the stigmatisation of people on benefits.

Read more about our support to charities and social enterprises.

The expertise and knowledge that High-Rise provide is incredibly valuable, and is applied with enthusiasm, creativity, insight and dedication. From strategic comms support, blogs, social media campaigns, video production, PR, national, regional and local press and media coverage – they handle it all with ease, efficiency, professionalism. Don't hesitate to work with High-Rise. TRACY FISHWICK, MANAGING DIRECTOR TRANSFORM LIVES COMPANY