Galibier PR - A Public Relations agency in Manchester


Whether you need to manage reputation, shift perceptions, change behaviours or simply raise profile to sell product, good PR is the answer.

Today, PR is about more than just media relations. If you have something to say (and everybody does), it’s not just a press release. It’s a story.

And communications are no longer one-way. Broadcasting your messages at your audiences won't be very effective - you need to engage with them on their terms.

Whether you need to influence editors, social media communities, stakeholders or policymakers, talk to Galibier.

About us

Galibier was founded by Oliver Chesher, a communications consultant who has been advising clients in sectors from education and sport to finance and technology since the late 90s.

Some of the clients we’ve worked with operate in highly complex niche sectors, nationally and internationally, while others are small businesses simply wanting to build a reputation.

No matter how complicated or straightforward the brief, we apply our values of clarity and single-minded focus every time.

We start by getting to the bottom of what you need to achieve, what your messages are, how you back up those messages, and how we can creatively use them to influence your target audience.

Once the strategy is in place, we get on with it and we get results.

Our difference

There are many PR agencies out there in the industry. So why choose Galibier? It's all about relationships.

Firstly, we don’t win pitches with a room full of heavy-hitters and then delegate your account to an inexperienced back-room team.

The team you meet are the team that do the job.

That means we get to know you properly. We get under the skin of your organisation, and we align our interests with yours.

We and our clients choose each other because we understand each other’s culture: it’s not just nine-to-five for us.

We take an intelligent approach to every brief. We are not a press-release factory, nor do we blanket-distribute content and hope somebody’s interested.

Everything is considered and targeted.

Also, we’re agile. Unlike bigger organisations that make every decision by committee, we can move quickly with the times. That means we can immediately leap upon new developments, be they digital trends or simply a newer, better way of doing things.

But don't just take our word for it, see what some of our clients and partners have had to say:

One of the most proactive and relentless PR agencies I have ever worked with! Galibier is respected and trusted by influential media contacts, and has the energy, enthusiasm and intellect needed to get consistent results.

Martin Frazer Pepper Group

Galibier has a uniquely expert grasp on the technical and political issues in the education sector, both in the UK and internationally. I would recommend this agency for its intelligent, considered, pragmatic approach.

Paul Howarth Pearson VUE

Galibier displayed an impressive ability to interpret and articulate highly complex subject matter. They are also extremely adept at building and maintaining the right relationships with confidence and authority.

Jon Holttum Fissara

We needed a PR partner we could introduce to our clients with absolute confidence and Galibier is it. This agency understands the bigger picture: it has real expertise at integrating PR and social with digital and creative campaigns.

Phil Ogden Cube3

Our services

Public relations is a very broad concept, with different meanings to different people. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Proactive and reactive media relations
  • Communications strategy
  • Social and digital media strategy / community management
  • Campaign planning and creation
  • Reputation and crisis management
  • Media training
  • Event management
  • Copywriting and editorial
  • Stakeholder engagement and change programmes

We also have a strong network of partners in the creative industries who, like us, are great at what they do. That means that if your brief requires anything from animation and film to design and print; web and digital to live events, we can put the perfect team together for you.

Contact us

We'd love to chat about how we can help your organisation. Here's how you can contact us:

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