Branksome Partners provides communications advisory services to individuals, businesses and organisations.

Founding director Bernard Ginns has an impressive black book with extensive networks in business, politics, finance and media.

We have trusted relationships with key influencers at a local, regional and national level and can help clients connect and communicate with the right audiences.

We advise on stakeholder communications with media, politicians, investors, employees and the public to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Promotion and protection of reputation


Securing positive coverage and dealing with negative publicity across the media spectrum.

Public affairs


Insights and introductions to make sure clients meet the right people at the right level to navigate political, media and regulatory environments.

Crisis management


Taking control of communications response in challenging and unfolding situations to safeguard client interests, with action plans and media training.

Corporate communications


Advising on company announcements, financial results, annual reports, white papers and employee communications.


Bernard Ginns is trusted advisor to a growing number of successful individuals, businesses and organisations across the UK, Europe and the United States.

He is a respected journalist of national standing who has held senior roles at some of Britain’s most influential media brands.

As Business Editor of The Yorkshire Post (2008-16), Bernard earned a strong reputation as a leading spokesman for the business community in the North of England.

He has built a formidable network of contacts including entrepreneurs, investors, lenders, advisors, policymakers, officials and regulators.

Bernard led the commercial and editorial development of The Yorkshire Post’s business brand and chaired its flagship Excellence in Business Awards, attracting speakers including David Cameron, George Osborne and Ed Balls and sponsors such as CYBG, DLA Piper, Goldman Sachs and PwC.

He has extensive experience in the UK media industry, working as editor of the award-winning media start-up Kent on Sunday (2005-07) and as a reporter at The Mail on Sunday (2002-05), covering major stories from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He started his journalism career at the London Newspaper Group.

Bernard is an expert on the changing media landscape and the resulting opportunities and challenges facing individuals, companies and organisations. He is also an accomplished public speaker.

Bernard is visiting fellow of journalism at Leeds Beckett University and holds DBS enhanced status.