Press and media

Our communications and engagement team is the first point of contact for all media enquiries, photography, filming and interview requests.

We are happy to help with your request and are keen to promote the work we do. 

Contact the communications team

Monday to Friday
For urgent out of hours please contact the switchboard and ask for director on call 0191 482 0000

Journalists must contact the press and media team first and not approach our staff directly.

Photography and filming

All requests for photography and filming must be made to the communications team in advance.


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Helen Fox

Head of communications and engagement
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Clare Cruddas

Communications manager
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Amani Malik

Communications officer
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Gavin Danby-Cooper

Communications officer