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Welcome to Derwent Communications

Derwent Communications is an independent corporate communications consultancy and interim support provider based solely on the work of Paul Atkinson. Paul is a professional practitioner and interim specialist with extensive experience of delivering successful communications programmes, often in challenging environments.

The firm’s purpose is to help organisations successfully promote their reputations, implement strategic initiatives and manage changes by offering a dedicated, personal service that develops and implements an appropriate communications strategy that meets their needs.

  • Buckinghamshire Building Society

    "Paul was an excellent and diligent adviser... He got on very well with our key personnel and clearly understands how to get early consensus around a demanding brief."

    Robin Bailey, Chairman, Buckinghamshire Building Society
  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

    "...Paul Atkinson is a professional and experienced communications practitioner, who has an engaging style that generates a lot of confidence in his approach..."

    Derek Cribb, Chief Executive, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
  • Aon Corporation

    "...Paul was a pleasure to work with – professional, insightful, patient and very focused on delivering a positive outcome. His ability to manage conflicting priorities across a group of diverse and challenging stakeholders was truly a gift..."

    David Cliche, Vice President, Global Interactive Marketing, Aon Corporation
  • Prudential

    "...I would strongly recommend him to any management team looking for safe pair of hands to help them manage a challenging communications issue or complex change programme...”

    Nigel Snell, Director of Public Relations (UK and Europe), Prudential
  • Aon Consulting

    "...His experience in the field of marketing and communications is very impressive and his focus on providing guidance and support across the EMEA region added real value to the business..."

    Bartjan Willenborg, EMEA Marketing Director, Aon Consulting
  • Haslamedia and Press Secretary to the UK Prime Minister

    "...He quickly brought calm and order to a difficult situation and began to advance the ATOC output in terms of quality and thoughtfulness. He is professionalism personified."

    Jonathan Haslam, Managing Director of Haslamedia and former Chief Press Secretary to the UK Prime Minister