Gateshead College

Gateshead College is the second largest FE college in North East England and among a top group within the UK. During the last decade the college has, like many, been on a major transformation programme which has involved massive capital investment in new learning centres and an emphasis on enterprise and getting young people fit for work. MHW PR has been working alongside the college for much of this journey.

Gateshead College is at the forefront of training provision in North East England, equipping young people with the skills employers such as Nissan and Marriott Hotels need to move their businesses forward. Our role is to build and tell a compelling narrative about the colleges's success and achievements - with individuals and business.

A diverse range of PR activity has been at the heart of Gateshead College's strategic marketing work.

MHW has, for many years, been reaching out via traditional and digital platforms to inform and engage young people, parents, employers, opinion formers and other stakeholders.

More recently, a key focus has been highlighting the work the college does in making sure young people are 'fit for work' and have an 'employability edge'. Our work demonstrates how Gateshead College is embedding an enterprising culture within the curriculum; along with the  effective partnership work with influential business and industry bodies like the CBI, North East Chamber of Commerce and the Entrrpreneur's Forum.

MHW has been the drivng force behind a successful media relations campaign promoting student successes, employer case studies, considered comment and thought leadership contributions in influential business media and national specialist publications and platforms.

In 2014 we continue the challenge of promoting the college's role in a changing environment while highlighting how young people on Tyneside are being prepared for the world of work.


  • Media relations
  • Marketing materials
  • Events support
  • Media training

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Telephone: 0191 233 1300
Fax: 0191 233 9530

Mitchell Halton Watson
8 Higham Place,
Newcastle upon Tyne

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