About Us.

We are not just any old PR Agency… We combine traditional press methods with new, innovative ways to help manage our client brands. Based in the heart of Manchester, we really have our fingers on the pulse when it comes to being at the centre of the media industry. 


  • We Are A Vibrant PR Agency in Manchester

    Our healthy mix of experienced ex-journalists who know the press industry inside out combined with our youthful, highly creative strategy teams ensures you are in good hands. At marco/richards, we pride ourselves on thinking big and ensuring that our clients have every opportunity to push their brands positively. Whether we are working with high profile individuals or businesses, our goals never change and we make sure that each client gets the opportunities that they need to perform.

  • No Client is Ever Too Big or Small…

    We are open to all collaborative projects and partner with a variety of clients. We have the resources at our disposal to ensure your brand gets the recognition it deserves. Maybe you are a well-established brand? Maybe your business is not getting enough exposure? Maybe your brand is getting too much negative exposure? We have seen it all before and know what it takes to put your brands in a positive light and put your brand message back in your control.

  • Join Our Motivated Team and Push Your Brand Positively

    We have everything you will need to expand your brand on all platforms. We provide comprehensive management digitally to help create success for your business.

  • Full Coverage Digital Agency You Can Trust

    Our departments are made up of digital, press, communications and content specialists who all collaborate on each client project to ensure that every base is covered when it comes to your branding requests. No client is ever left in the dark when it comes to the work we execute and our friendly team are with you every step of the way to keep your brand on track and help drive positive change.

    Want to find out more? Get in touch with one of our team today and see how we can transform your brand. Call us on 0161 402 0057 and find out what we can do for you.

The Team

After studying journalism, Martin working as a news and showbiz journalist for a Sunday tabloid where he covered some of the biggest news stories of our time during a career spanning fifteen years.
A five year hiatus to study Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool followed but, missing the media world, he returned to Manchester and the world of PR. His contact book is extensive and he has close relationships with some of the media industry’s most influential individuals.

As co-owner, Martin works closely with Dave on business development whilst also heading up the company’s crisis communications work and leading the talent management division.

Outside of work Martin is an avid Sunderland AFC supporter and enjoys socialising with friends and travelling.

Dave started his career in the media covering Premier League football games for national newspapers and agencies before joining a Sunday tabloid full time for the next nine years.

During this time he travelled across the world covering the biggest news stories and events. Dave’s former colleagues are now scattered throughout the media industry working at Editor-level positions in print and broadcast media giving him direct access to some of the media’s most influential people.
As co-owner, Dave oversees the day to day running of the business and heads up the company’s business development strategy.

Matt is the Director of our newly-established social media arm – mrSocial. He has worked in the entertainment and media industry for 20 years where his name has become synonymous with organising many of the UK’s biggest events.

He is also a successful model and has fronted international campaigns for the likes of Bentley, Purdey, Landrover, Creed and others.

Matt has a keen understanding of the ever-changing social media landscape and is a key point of contact for the company’s extensive list of influencers. He also regularly attends courses to ensure he is up to speed with industry changes in order to maximise opportunities for our social media clients.

After graduating from the University of Bradford, Johnny completed his NCTJ journalism training in Cornwall. He then worked for a number of local and regional newspapers, on both news and sport, before becoming Assistant Sports Editor on a national tabloid.

His varied career has seen him cover Premier League football matches, interview a Prime Minister and top sports stars, as well as carrying court reporting and breaking news duties.

He has also spent more than a decade as a senior sub editor on national papers, giving him excellent headline-writing and proof reading skills.

After almost 20 years in journalism he made the switch to PR, where his extensive contacts and knowledge of the news business gives him the ability to gain fantastic coverage for clients.

Away from work, Johnny loves playing and watching football (Liverpool FC and Rochdale AFC) and cricket, as well as taking part in adventure races and socialising.

Sean-Paul’s career in journalism kicked off at a local newspaper in Kent, where he worked his way up to Content Editor and picked up a few awards in the process.

After a spell working across a number Fleet Street titles, he joined a national tabloid as a News Reporter and spent three years helping to drive the national news agenda.

A move to the desert followed, as he became Digital Editor of a leading lifestyle magazine in Abu Dhabi before entering the PR world with the Content Manager role at one of the world’s most famous hotels in Dubai.

Today, he enjoys helping brands seek out interesting and innovative ways to enhance their business’s profile through a range of mediums.

Outside of work, he enjoys exploring new recipes in the kitchen, kicking a football around a 5-a-side pitch and following the topsy turvy fortunes of Sunderland AFC.

Four-year-old Steve heads up security at our Worsley offices whilst also studying part-time for his BA in Barking, Biting and Bone-Burying at the nearby Wags Academy. He is often the first person to greet visitors to our offices and is great at making people feel welcome. He dislikes cats.

At just two years old, Hugo is our youngest team member and is the first to join our newly-established apprenticeship scheme under the guidance of Steve. Hugo takes over security and meet-and-greet duties in Steve’s absence – his flamboyant personality is always a hit with visitors.

Hugo is progressing well and is hoping to become SIA accredited in 2020.

Becky began her career in journalism as an intern at a national celebrity gossip magazine in London – where she worked over summer, Easter and Christmas during her third year studying for a degree in Multimedia Journalism at Salford University.

After graduating, Becky began working full time as a junior writer at the magazine, where she became fully immersed in meeting and interviewing a range of celebrities and attending showbiz events.

From there she went on to work at some of the national newspapers for their online showbiz desks, until opting for a switch into PR by joining Marco/Richards in September 2019.

When she’s not at work, you’ll find Becky socialising with friends with a glass of wine or cocktail in hand, or taking a nap.

Tamara graduated with a degree in Multimedia Journalism from London South Bank University before joining a regional daily newspaper on the south coast.

Starting as a trainee she worked her way up to senior reporter and was awarded three out of the four national NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) awards.

Before joining the marco/richards team she had also written for national newspapers, magazines and news agencies, including the highly-regarded Press Association –  covering everything from court cases and complex council meetings, to major police incidents and human interest stories.

When not at work Tamara enjoys socialising with friends and walking in the Peak District.

After leaving University Tanya began her career working in regional newspapers before writing for a number of national publications before switching to PR 10 years ago.

Having worked on a busy newsdesk Tanya knows exactly what type of stories Editors are looking for. She is particularly interested in health, alternative therapies, scientific-breakthroughs and the weird and wonderful that create intrigue get people talking.

Outside of work Tanya enjoys spending time with her family, friends and overweight cat.