Coast is a leading South West public relations agency.
We provide the complete spectrum of professional communications services, with particular expertise in strategic communications, public affairs and stakeholder engagement.
Our team are all experienced communications professionals with specialisms that include critical, crisis and reputation management. We regularly provide interim communications support for clients wanting to add extra resource and support their own teams.
Following the COVID19 pandemic, disaster recovery will be essential for many businesses. We have been part of the disaster recovery planning teams on many issues, ranging from Avian and Swine Flu to the Napoli (shipwreck and pollution incidents), flooding and Dawlish rail severance. If your business has been affected and you need help to get back up and running, we can help, so get in touch.
"Coast Communications were appointed to deal with all communications and PR during a planned merger. They have worked closely with the College’s senior team and the strategies recommended and implemented by Coast have proved highly effective. The Company’s professional approach is reflected in all of their communications and interaction and our plans have been made all the more achievable by the way in which Coast have supported our objectives."
Somerset College | Rachel Davies
"The team at Coast is always on hand to support us and never fails to meet our deadlines. They also have a full understanding of all the issues facing the South West and are associated with many of the most influential organisations in our region, which helps us to develop and deliver our key messages effectively and at the right time."
Institution of Civil Engineers - South West | Trish Johnson - ICE South West Regional Director
"Coast has supported the Heart of the South West since it was launched in 2011 - they have succeeded in raising the profile of the LEP throughout the region, providing a professional, proactive service. The knowledgeable team has provided us with a range of strategic and tactical PR support, allowing us to effectively communicate and engage effectively with our stakeholders."
Heart of the South West LEP | Tim Jones
"Coast has provided sound advice and practical support to help us to publicise our successes to a much higher degree than previously. It has also helped to improve the capacity of the team to generate and respond to opportunities to increase our profile, locally, nationally and internationally."
Devon County Council | Keri Denton
"I was always delighted with the professionalism and enthusiasm Liz showed with all the commissions and work with which she was challenged when working for Urban Splash. Her tenacity ensured we were always represented and well read."
Urban Splash | Jason Collard, Director
"The City Deal programme benefited hugely from the strategic communications and PR advice and support that Coast provided."
Head of City Deal | Patrick Hartop
"The Coast team are great to work with. They provide a strategic and professional service and always do the job well."
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery | Jo Clarke
"The team at Coast are great to work with, they are on the ball and give us sound advice. Our project impacts large numbers of people, many with their own perspective and we know that with Coast we are in safe hands."
Somerset County Council | Dave Cornish - Team Manager Economy
"I have found working with Coast to get important key messages across to MPs and major decision makers in Government has made a massive difference to our ability to take nationally significant projects forward and to get a good deal from Government for our area. They really get to the gist of what we need to articulate to the right audience and are able to get the confidence and buy-in from decision makers that has delivered the results we need."
Devon County Council | Jamie Evans - Senior Economic Development Officer
"Coast Communications provide an effective and efficient service, that meets both company and external deadlines."
CBS Outdoor | Julie Wheeler
"Coast provided excellent PR support for the Don't let Devon go to waste campaign. I find their staff extremely professional and knowledgeable about the industry and they're always on the lookout for additional opportunities for the campaign."
Don't Let Devon Go To Waste | Liz Poulter
"One of the major plusses was that being professional, we could leave you to get on with it in the knowledge that it would be done to time, budget and best ability, no worrying, safe hands, etc, we'd certainly use you again!"
Art Farm | Suzanne Sanders, Marketing Director
"Coast Marcoms are always the first agency I call with a PR brief. Why? They understand briefs with complex and sometimes political issues, their delivery is extremely quick, account handling is sensitive and assured... a great team to work with. That's why we have been working together for over 10 years!"
RH Partners | Paul Ridgers - Managing Director
"The media training day was the best course I've ever been on. I learned so much and it's something I probably should have done before."
Exeter Hoteliers Group | Director
"Coast generate communications that really stand out from the crowd. They offer an efficient, professional and friendly service and always deliver solutions that get the right results."
Discover Devon | Matt Bassett
"Coast helped us deal with staff shortages when we were running our 2012 Engineering Excellence Awards: they were able to deal with a high volume of media work in a short space of time, and I very much appreciated their flexibility, commitment and expertise."
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) | John Laverty - Regional Director