Marketing and PR consultancy, HAN Communications, has grown its network of marketing and PR experts with the addition of former journalist, Ruth Lawson.


Ruth joins HAN Communications as a freelance PR consultant from a North East-based communications agency, where she was a senior PR account manager.

Specialising in PR, and with experience of working across a number of sectors, Ruth will work as part of a wider team of marketing freelancers made up of founder, Hannah McGivern, and marketing consultant, Anna Scott.

Having started her career as a journalist at Trinity Mirror working for regional titles in the North East, including The Chronicle, The Journal and Sunday Sun, Ruth brings with her over nine years’ experience of working in the media industry.

During her four years working in-agency, she developed a number of regional and national PR and communications campaigns for clients in the healthcare, transport, higher education, professional services and public sectors.

Speaking of her career move, Ruth explains: “It has long been an ambition of mine to become a freelance PR consultant and now felt like the perfect time to take that next step. I’m delighted to work with HAN Communications and Iook forward to developing my freelance career working under such a respected and established brand.

“The North East has such a diverse and thriving business community and I can’t wait to start working with more businesses and organisations that are looking to engage with their audiences and boost their profile through PR.”

Ruth has previously led numerous campaigns which have been nominated for, and won, prestigious PR industry awards, and is currently available for freelance PR opportunities.

Founder of HAN Communications, Hannah McGivern, added: “It’s a pleasure to have Ruth on board as a consultant. Her mix of journalistic and PR experience as well as her ability to develop content for a variety of different audiences will prove invaluable as we seek to continue to grow our client base across the UK.”

Specialising in marketing and PR for the professional services, property, transport, construction, higher education (HE) and healthcare sectors, HAN Communications comprises a network of experienced freelance marketing and PR professionals based across the North East and North West of England.

“Bringing together freelancers allows us to offer our clients a wide range of expertise and skills, depending on their needs. We focus very much on quality of service and ability to demonstrate impact, and like to think of ourselves as an extension to our clients’ marketing teams – developing long term relationships with our clients, whilst supporting each other as freelancers through collaborative working,” Hannah concluded.

Offering a wide range of expertise, the business has grown its client base since it was set up by experienced marketer, Hannah McGivern two years ago, and now counts amongst its expanding client base one of Europe’s largest marketing membership organisations, the European Marketing Confederation, and one of the largest independent providers of commercial and residential property advice in the UK, Vail Williams LLP.