Counter Context constructs new network across the Pennines

Last October we celebrated the official launch of our new Manchester office. This marked a really significant and exciting point for Counter Context and as such, we wanted to shout about it! Here’s our latest news release, if you’d like any more information on this story please contact me on

Leading communications company Counter Context has strengthened its standing in the north of England, opening an office in the heart of Manchester’s business district.

As specialists within the built environment, Sheffield-born Counter Context celebrated the opening of its Lloyd Street office with top property professionals at a launch on 6 October. The expansion comes as a result of increased demand for the company’s services in the region.

Counter Context operates within a niche area of PR and communications; building understanding and support for large-scale and often challenging commercial and residential developments, transport schemes and energy infrastructure projects.

The company already boasts an impressive track record in the North West which has included work for The Cooperative Group, Manchester City Council, Bruntwood, Transport for Greater Manchester, Salford City College and CBRE Global Investors. The team is currently supporting consultation around the high profile St. Michael’s development, the latest venture by former United player, Gary Neville.

Counter Context was founded over 22 years ago in Sheffield and remains primarily focussed on the north of the country. Account Director, Harriet Knowles has led on the company’s expansion into Manchester. She said,

“We are extremely excited about our new home here in the North West. Whilst we’ve worked with clients over the Pennines for a number of years, we wanted to be better integrated within the business community; increasing our profile and bringing us closer to our clients.

“Manchester is a fantastic city with a rapidly changing skyline and a lot of exciting ideas in the pipeline. Our understanding of policy, planning, messaging and engagement puts us in a strong position to support the city’s developments in moving forward.”

Counter Context’s Manchester office is located in Lloyd House, 18 Lloyd Street, Manchester M2 5WA.

For more information on the consultation, engagement and promotional services provided, telephone 0161 669 5035, visit or follow the company on Twitter, @countercontext.