Your complete comms shop for health and social care - led by industry experts
As a specialist communications agency we focus solely on the health and social care sector so that our knowledge of the issues our clients face is comprehensive. This means we provide the very highest quality strategic advice on a wide range of reputational matters.
Your reputation is key to your success
We understand implicitly the golden thread between the culture of an organisation, its brand, its reputation – and the bottom line: occupancy, recruitment, subscribers, sales. Communications cannot be delivered in a vacuum, it must be embedded into the operational heart of the business – every decision has a reputational impact. We work alongside some of the UK’s leading health and social care brands to build their reputations from the inside out so they excel at every level.
Experienced leadership in health and social care
Arc Seven Communications is led by former journalist Alistair Clay and anthropologist Dr Gemma Clay. We are passionate about the provision of high-quality health and social care services and we are proud of the role we play in helping our clients to succeed.
Arc Seven team
As a former national journalist, Alistair works alongside operators and investors to develop communications strategies that build strong reputations for successful, trusted businesses in the health and social care sectors.
Alistair has handled countless major crises and guided his clients through BBC & Panorama investigations, the COVID-19 pandemic, national media campaigns and multiple challenging issues.
As a health and social care specialist, Gemma is the strategist at the heart of all major campaigns. She has an excellent understanding of the reputational issues the sector faces and with a PhD in Anthropology, her behaviour-led strategies focus on engaging key stakeholders, building trust and delivering real impact for clients.
Gemma also works closely with in-house marketing teams repositioning brands, building their digital profile and leading their recruitment campaigns.
Dr Gemma Clay
An experienced journalist with a keen eye for the story, Kate has worked on both sides of the media divide, both as a feature writer for consumer publications and as a public relations consultant for clients in health and social care.
Kate captures emotive and engaging human interests for clients and crafts compelling press releases that build a strong print and digital narrative.
A distinguished editor and journalist (Reach Plc, Newsquest, Tindle, Evening Standard) of 20 years, Hannah brings extensive media experience to our crisis communications team and national media campaigns.
Hannah advises clients on how to build and sustain a trusted media profile, using her expert newsroom knowledge to specialise in thought leadership and reputation management.
Emma is the Executive Assistant at Arc Seven and is integral to the smooth running of the agency supporting the Directors with key components of account management.
As an experienced project manager, Emma utilises her diverse skillset to help with research projects and to assist with digital and thought leadership campaigns for clients.