Expert and Experienced
Established in 2002 by Neil Bent, an award winning public relations professional and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, able communications comprises a small team of highly skilled, versatile and experienced communications consultants. With long backgrounds in PR, advertising and sales promotions agencies, public sector organisations and blue chip clients, as well as journalism and training behind us, we provide a comprehensive portfolio of marketing and communications services to clients nationwide.
Born out of frustration as much as ambition: able communications was set up to do away with impersonal and expensive consultancy support. We were frustrated with yes men and narrow-minded suppliers thinking they had all the answers and embarrassed by pretty campaigns that failed to deliver tangible benefits. Guided, naturally, by the desire to do things right, we are also passionate about doing the right things for our clients. And we all share the belief that success comes from being the best, not the biggest.
Helping to enhance and defend the reputations and fortunes of clients in sectors as diverse as the automotive industry, retailing, business services, brewing, finance, construction, consumer electronics, education, health, sports marketing and tourism, we have grown steadily through word of mouth recommendations. In the process, we have built a solid reputation for reliability, producing creative solutions within carefully planned strategic frameworks. And all for a realistic price.
Over the last few years we have supported the likes of HSBC, T-Mobile, engage Mutual Assurance, 3 Rivers Brewery, Harmony House, Blue Star Sport, Premex Group, MPW, the Communication Workers’ Friendly Society, the Hindu Forum of Britain, AquaCity, Nissan GB, Operation Black Vote, ODL Securities, Horizon Airways, e-SAN, GE Commercial Finance, Cirrus Diamonds, Water World, Hazel Homes, Vascroft, MIG Security, Gorkana and BMW/Mini as well as a raft of smaller SMEs and start up ventures.
Several marketing agencies have used our consultants as independent specialists too, to help their own businesses develop and to provide their clients with access to expert resources.