What we do

We believe that communications should be at the heart of your business strategy.

A creative and robust PR and communication strategy is born out of understanding and aligning with a brand’s corporate objectives. Orchard’s team works with businesses to gain an in-depth understanding of their challenges, ambitions and metrics of success to create comprehensive, creative and measurable public relations strategies.


 


Case Studies


The future of the Guernsey workforce

In a crowded and competitive marketplace, Leapfrog Recruitment Consultants wanted help to define its offering and communicate the team’s commitment to ethical practices in a creative way, not only helping the business to stand out amongst its competitors, but also offering a genuine value exchange to its clients.

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Launching the Channel Islands’ biggest technology conference with C5 Alliance

Together with Orchard, the company identified that the topic of Digital Transformation was keeping its clients awake at night. There was a clear opportunity to bring industry leaders together to help them explore and better understand the functions behind the buzzword, whilst also demonstrating the expertise of the C5 team and the breadth and depth of the company’s network.


Building a new online home for the Guernsey Housing Association

The Guernsey Housing Association (GHA) has provided 900 rented, shared ownership and key worker homes in Guernsey since 2002, with a number of developments in the pipeline. With a growing number of residents, the not-for-profit’s team was increasingly dealing with day-to-day queries in person as its ageing website wasn’t equipped to effectively deal with enquiries. Orchard identified the need to create a portal which was fit for purpose to deal with the requirements of more than 2,200 tenants across 35 developments, plus act as a ‘shop window’ for prospective applicants to the GHA’s partial ownership and rental schemes.

Showcasing a slice of life on potato peel pie island

The long-awaited release of the film ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Societyoffered an unmissable opportunity for Locate Guernsey to capitalise on the benefits of moving to the island that inspired the film. But how would the Orchard team ensure that Locate Guernsey’s messaging about moving lock, stock and barrel to Guernsey gained media coverage, alongside messages in the media from Studio Canal and Visit Guernsey driving people to watch the film and visit the island?


Re-launching a much-loved establishment with a drink on the house

The team at Moores Best Western Hotel had invested £1 million transforming the hotel’s bar into JB Parker’s Bar and Cellar. Now they were ready to throw open the doors to welcome islanders to the space, complete with a rediscovered wine cellar, charcoa and fresh menu. How could Orchard PR’s team find an innovative way to tell the JB story to a wide ranging audience, including consumers, business press and UK hospitality trade press?

Livingroom’s award wins

Previously when Livingroom entered the prestigious International Property Awards it became the first Guernsey agency to be recognised at the awards and won in both categories it entered – Best Estate Agency in Guernsey and UK Estate Agency Marketing. This time, Livingroom wanted to go further and entered three awards – Single Office Guernsey, Best UK Real Estate Agency Website and Best UK Real Estate Agency Marketing. Orchard was tasked with helping to write copy for the submissions and telling Livingroom’s story to the judges.


The 3 Colleges

In 2017 ‘The Three Colleges’ came together as a group and, with Orchard’s support, lobbied the island’s politicians to retain funding for the colleges after Education, Sport and Culture proposed an unacceptably low offer of future funding.

The main issue was one of perception. As fee paying schools, there was a question among States members and their constituents as to why ‘The Three Colleges’ require tax-payer funding. The communications strategy needed to place this question at the very heart of its campaign and answer it by explaining the colleges’ model of funding and the significant positive benefits the colleges offer Guernsey.