Who we are

56˚ North is an independent communications consultancy based in Edinburgh, London and the North of England. We are experts in strategic communications, public affairs and campaigns, led by a team that has been at the forefront of change in business, media and politics for over 25 years.

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Understanding Business

Our brand new quarterly survey of Scottish businesses commissioned in partnership with research group Diffley Partnership.

Surveying more than 500 businesses from every local authority in Scotland, our latest report found that businesses support net zero aims but don’t believe stopping North Sea exploration is good for the economy.


Understanding Business


Using our insights, knowledge and experience, we help organisations see beyond short-term disruption, to deliver strategic communications approaches that produce long-term corporate and commercial value.

Our Approach


We believe passionately in the power of persuasive, evidenced-based communications to help companies grow their business, enhance their reputation and influence positive change.

Specialist Expertise


Whether trying to build a reputation, engage in a debate or secure a better operating environment, we help companies create compelling stories and build persuasive campaigns that connect with the people who matter most and deliver value over the long-term.

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The Northern Powerhouse Partnership

“No better strategic advisers in the North – across politics, policy and business the team have seen it, shaped it and done it. They’re experts at turning strategic plans into real action and influence.”


“The team at 56˚ North are completely switched on – they understand how their policy and strategic comms advice can add real value to a growth company like Oxbury.”

Allica Bank

“A great team that has really invested the time and energy to understand our business. 56˚ North genuinely care about getting results and have been really valuable partners as we scale up and grow the Allica business.”


“Smart, experienced and candid advisers. 56˚ North have challenged us to think completely differently about our business and how we tell our story – every discussion adds more value and 56˚ North are now an integral part of the team.”

Visible Capital

"56˚ North are great partners to work with – entrepreneurial and strategic, they offer grown-up advice and creative ideas that go well beyond straight forward communications."