Two Carlisle-based PR and communications specialists have joined forces.

Glenn Patterson, founder of the award-winning Really Clever PR agency, has partnered with Nick Brownlee, a former Fleet Street journalist.

Under the Really Clever PR banner, the pair recently secured a contract to manage the national account for Palletforce, the UK’s leading freight distribution network, with some other significant contracts in the pipeline.

They said they aimed to use their expertise to help Cumbrian business grow by providing PR, marketing and brand support.

Glenn has worked as a PR and branding consultant for clients including Stobart Group, SP Training and M-Sport over the last 13 years.

Nick runs his own PR agency and his clients have included the John Lewis Partnership, as well as a number of local businesses in the construction, hospitality, and entertainment sectors.

Glenn said: “Partnering with Nick gives Really Clever PR a real depth of strength, bringing a vast amount of experience across a number of industry sectors to the business."

Nick said: “Truly effective PR is about helping businesses to grow, and together we aim to provide a service that provides tangible results for our clients, whether on a national or local level.”