Clients

The following organisations are a sample of some for which Frank Gilfeather Associates have acted since the media and PR company was set up in January 1989.

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Grampian Society for the Blind
This charity, founded in 1879, sought to raise their profile in 2004, its 125th anniversary and asked FGA to produce a series of events, coupled with media coverage. FGA organised two highly successful An Evening With events, the first with the distinguished former BBC war correspondent, Martin Bell and the second with another famous face and name from BBC Television news, Kate Adie.

In September 2004, FGA staged a gala dinner, chaired by the industrialist Sir Ian Wood and with HRH The Princess Royal as the guest of honour. The following year FGA organised An Evening With Peter Alliss, the celebrated golf commentator attracted a capacity attendance to the Marcliffe at Pitfodels Hotel and raised several thousand pounds for the charity.
RGIT Ltd
The world's leading provider of survival training for offshore workers is also to the fore in the fields of occupational health, safety management and scientific research. In addition, RGIT provided nurses and medics for offshore installations and has a highly regarded medical unit. The company has its headquarters in Aberdeen and bases in Dundee; Harwell and Culham, Oxfordshire; Risely, Cheshire; and Winfrith, Dorset. FGA handled this contract for around nine years.
Ledingham Chalmers
This legal practice, one of Scotland's top ten, employs more than 250 people in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness, Baku, Istanbul and the Falkland Islands. They were clients of Frank Gilfeather Associates for more than five years during which time their profile was raised considerably. During FGA's time with the firm, Scottish Business Insider described them as "the firm to watch".
Merpro Ltd
Merpro is a design, manufacturing and engineering company based in Montrose with a satellite base in Bristol. With a workforce of 250 its core business is the manufacture of filtration systems for the oil industry and it has joint ventures in various parts of the world including the USA, Australia and Russia. The company has a leisure division which includes the Links Hotel, Montrose.
Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre
Now firmly established as a leading concert venue, the AECC also houses major conferences and exhibitions including the prestigious Offshore Europe show. More than 350,000 people pass through the Centre's doors annually for events ranging from ice shows to pop concerts. In 2001 FGA handled the marketing and public relations for the AECC's tour of the Tutankhamoun and the Treasures of the Pharaohs exhibition in Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and the West Midlands.
Nautronix UK Ltd
The European and Middle East operations of this marine technology group, headquartered in Fremantle, Australia, is run from Aberdeen. It's there that various pieces of equipment, dynamic positioning and acoustic systems for the drilling industry are designed and manufactured. The company employed around fifty people in Aberdeen and, as a result of using Frank Gilfeather Associates, enjoys a higher profile in business and specialist publications.
Duncan & Todd
One of Scotland's leading independent opticians, Duncan & Todd used Frank Gilfeather Associates to publicise their anti-hayfever spectacles, Airshield. The result was massive publicity in the regional and national press, extensive radio and television coverage throughout the UK and in countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and South Africa.
SS Politician PLC
This was set up as a business expansion scheme some years ago to salvage the famous SS Politician of Whisky Galore fame. Frank Gilfeather Associates, over a two and a half year period, kept this story alive throughout the world with company directors appearing in the press worldwide and on UK radio and television. When a final whisky blend was produced for the top end of the market at 200 per bottle, Frank Gilfeather Associates arranged whisky tastings at the House of Commons and at Harrods. We also arrange a US launch by hiring the British Embassy in Washington DC and staging a launch party there.
Shanks & McEwan
The waste management company hired Frank Gilfeather Associates to promote positive aspects of their business at the time they were planning to expand their site at Blackdog, near Aberdeen. The company received excellent publicity during this period from the Press & Journal, the Evening Express, Grampian Television and BBC Radio Scotland.
ASDA
The retail supermarket company hired FGA to lobby on their behalf in what was a successful attempt to change their site and building at Bridge of Dee, Aberdeen, where traffic issues were extremely contentious. ASDA retained FGA following this while they went through the various procedures to gain planning permission for a supermarket in Elgin.
James & George Collie
One of the longest established and widely respected legal practices in the North-east, James & George Collie have used FGA for more than a year as their profile is slowly raised through a number of marketing, PR and media initiatives.
ASM
ASM (Accommodation Services Management) employs 100 people in Aberdeen and first started using FGA eight months ago. FGA keeps the company's name to the fore in a number of trade publications as well as in the business pages of the P&J, the Scotsman and the Sunday Herald who, through FGA, wrote a major profile of ASM last year.


Frank Gilfeather

Frank Gilfeather

Frank Gilfeather Associates
29 Stanley Street
Aberdeen
AB10 6US

E: frank@gilfeather.co.uk
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