North East Businesses Collaborate to Achieve Growth

Posted on the 21 January 2019

North East Businesses Collaborate to Achieve Growth

Two North East businesses have formed a strategic partnership in order to achieve growth through shared expertise.

Sunderland-based Narrative Communications and Newcastle-based SEAO Talent Partners will work together to support each other with strategic marketing and tailored recruitment.

As experts in marketing, design, media buying, public relations and social media, Narrative supported SEAO throughout its launch and will continue to work with the newly-formed talent consultancy in order to help them reach their ambitious goals.

SEAO will in return support Narrative with its ongoing recruitment needs – providing tailored solutions to fill upcoming positions in both the agency’s client partnership and delivery teams, and designing and facilitating a candidate journey on their behalf.

Sam Wall, recruitment director at SEAO, said: “Our consultancy is built on the idea of creating lasting partnerships with businesses through a tailored approach to strategy, end to end recruitment, assessment centres and outplacement – effectively becoming an in-house recruitment department for our clients.

“We’re thrilled to have established this collaboration with Narrative. They are experts in their field and I’m confident that they will help us to grow and become the partner of choice for the region’s leading businesses.”

Despite having only been in operation for a short time, SEAO Talent Partners has already made fantastic progress – creating a consultancy with a real buzz and making meaningful connections with organisations across the region, as well as nationally and internationally.

Aimee Muirhead, client partnership director at Narrative, added: “One of our key values is collaboration and so we’re thrilled to announce this partnership. We aspire to attract the best people that the North East has to offer and SEAO will help us to attract the right talent, at the right time.

“Having worked with the Solutions Recruitment family for a number of years, we are very excited about continuing our work with their sister brand and look forward to helping them achieve great things in the near future.”

For more information about Narrative Communications, visit or to find out more about SEAO, visit