Open Approach Leads to Accolade for Agency


Lindsey Davies, Director of Open Communications, the straight talking PR and marketing communications agency based at Nostell Priory Estate Yard in Wakefield, has been acknowledged as one of the regions 42 leading entrepreneurs under 42. 

Showcasing the brightest local talent, the annual 42 under 42 Entrepreneur Awards are said to bring together the next generation of business leaders, who have helped to bolster the Yorkshire economy through innovation, expertise and investment.  

As co-founder of Open Communications, Davies believes the accolade comes as a result of the agency’s consistent approach to clients and a ‘no air kissing’ policy. She said: “It is a real privilege to be acknowledged as one of the leading entrepreneurs in the region and not something I would ever have expected. There is little doubt that the success of the agency is down to our no-nonsense approach to PR and marketing communications and simple hard work. 

She adds: “The PR industry has suffered from a terrible reputation that isn’t entirely unwarranted. We set out to work as an extension of our clients’ teams and to deliver creative campaigns that add real value. As a growing and ambitious team, I am extremely proud of the campaigns that we produce and the clients that we work alongside.”

Open Communications was founded by Emma Lupton and Lindsey Davies in 2008. In an attempt to turn the PR industry on its head the duo set out to provide clients of all sizes with a straight talking agency that would deliver results driven campaigns that would meet with objectives. 

Almost six years later and the agency is a five-strong team, working with a range of clients from a variety of sectors including KP Snacks, HARIBO, The Ridings Shopping Centre, Xamax, Paragon and Abdul’s Indian takeaway and diner. 

For more information about Open Communications please visit or call 01924 862477.