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We believe good causes have the greatest stories to tell…..but they don’t always have the skills or capacity in-house to share them.

Kirsty and Grace founded Yellow Jigsaw in 2014 to meet this skills gap in the not-for-profit sector – and have since delivered award-winning communications strategies, community projects and campaigns for charities and social enterprises across the North West.

Grace Dyke

Strategic Director

grace@yellowjigsaw.co.uk

Get the best out of your team or event

We believe that the best communications champions for our sector are the staff that work within it – whether we are crafting press releases, managing your social media or developing an event, we seek to upskill your staff wherever possible in order to build the capacity of your team. The continuing professional development of your staff is led by our qualified trainer and project manager, Grace Dyke, who has a decade’s experience of training and managing projects and events across the public and voluntary sector.

Kirsty Day

Media Director

kirsty@yellowjigsaw.co.uk

Industry experience at your fingertips

Your PR presence is in the trusted hands of a qualified journalist, Kirsty Day, who has over 15 years’ experience working across local and regional press, before working for a national dementia charity to manage regional communications. Kirsty’s industry and sector experience gives you the reassurance that relationships will be built with the press by a reputable journalist. Our media lead also uses several years’ experience managing media strategy and PR campaigns to create the biggest impact on your target audience across broadcast, print and social media.

We work with a team of trusted associates who share our passion for our sector:

Sian Hopkins

sian@yellowjigsaw.co.uk

Sian enjoys building and maintaining strong client relationships through great communication. She is passionate about customer service excellence. Sian has worked in the travel and health sectors and has 30-years experience in customer focussed roles, training, and project management.

Kathryn Dainty

kathryn@yellowjigsaw.co.uk

With nearly a decade sub-editing experience at titles including Guardian news and the MEN, Kathryn uses her witty way with words to support our content creation, press relations and social media management.

Tony Carter

After spending more than 30 years as a photographer for MEN, Tony can now be found at most of our client events and press opportunities using his skills and experience capturing the perfect shot.

Jodie Smith

Jodie is passionate about sharing people’s stories through print, online, and broadcast media. She is also a whiz at social media management. Currently, in her final year at the University of Salford’s on the multimedia journalism course, Jodie joined the YJ team via our internship programme as part of our Talking About My Generation project.

Vicky Galligan

Vicky loves telling stories about brilliant businesses! After graduating from the University of Central Lancashire’s journalism department in 2003, Vicky has worked as a newspaper sub-editor, a primary school teacher, and an editor of specialist magazines.

Jess Walmsley

Jess is a strong advocate for Women’s rights and equality within the media. She chaired the Women in Media conference 2021 and has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the University of Manchester student media group 2021. Jess hosts her own radio show, ‘Tits for Tat’ discussing all things feminism and is a presenter for the news show. In her spare time, she enjoys challenging herself with her crochet projects, being a brand ambassador for Shelterbox and enjoying Manchester NQ Café Culture.

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Find out how we can help with your training, communication and events needs.

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