Cobbled streets and red brick walls. Foyle Street is a stunning step back to Victorian Sunderland. Behind the 1840s walls of No 8 is a company very much at the cutting edge of comms.

Founded six years ago, Creo Communications started life as a onewoman consultancy, launched by managing director Louise Bradford.

Creo is a full-service strategic communications agency, offering PR, creative, web design, social media management and content creation to organisations from manufacturers to tech start-ups, and public sector bodies to global property developers.

Under the leadership of Louise, who was born and raised in the city, Creo is a growing business which, like the street it is based in, continues to adapt to a changing world.

Louise said: “Creo is a different business now to the one I founded in 2014. We’ve adapted, and ensured we respond to the ever-evolving communications needs of our clients as new technologies have emerged. I’m really proud of the dynamic business we are and the way the whole team embraces change.

“Our latest investment in a new HQ, backed up with a new brand identity for the company, allows us to demonstrate what we’re about.

“It represents the dynamic consultancy we are and makes a long-term commitment to Sunderland, something I am really proud to do.”

Creo has grown year-on-year, and after reporting its best performance last year, made the decision to move from Sunderland Software Centre to new headquarters.

Supported by Durham architects, BDN, 8 Foyle Street has been reimagined, to create a modern office space that is quirky and creative, while retaining the original features that make it a special place.

“Like our new office space, Creo is built on solid foundations,” adds Louise.

“We’re a team that knows how to tell our clients’ stories, gets to the heart of businesses we support and reaches their customers and stakeholders with imagination and creativity.”

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