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Onyx Health launches creative studio after growth

Onyx Health

Newcastle healthcare communications agency Onyx Health has set up a new creative studio following a year of income growth and international client expansion. 

The agency said it has seen growth throughout the COVID crisis by increasing its staff numbers from 13 to over 25, which it attributes to its recognition by The Sunday Times as a “one to watch” company in 2020. 

It reports fee income growth from expanding its international client portfolio through its PR partnership with US-based agency Jeff Winton Associates alongside securing several UK based clients such as County Durham diabetes specialists Pro Healthology, while also helping other clients expand into Europe.

The agency has moved into a suite in Generator Studios in Newcastle with a custom-built studio which includes meeting hubs, breakout areas, and a balcony garden.

2021 also marks the agency’s 10th anniversary of when its MD and founder Karen Winterhalter set up the agency in 2011 from her spare bedroom in County Durham.

Trevor Pill, executive director at Onyx Health, said: “Our new creative studio is a landmark moment for our agency and gives us the facilities to work more collaboratively with our clients to develop communication campaigns that stand out from the competition. With the pandemic putting healthcare in the headlines like never before, we have found our full range of creative services in ever-increasing demand.

“From the outset, we saw the pandemic as an opportunity to thrive as a business, and we’ve done just that. Our PR partnership with JWA has provided us with unprecedented opportunities to go global as an agency. Newcastle is part of one of the fastest growing creative hubs outside London, we want to help put the city on the global map by extending our international client reach.”


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