A specialist decommissioning consultancy has appointed technical public relations specialist Scriba PR.
Having managed over 700 complex, high-hazard and large-scale decommissioning, dismantling and demolition projects over the past 25 years, RVA Group has an established global presence in the petrochemical, chemical, power generation, oil, gas and pharmaceutical sectors. But strategic communications activity will prove pivotal to the team’s next chapter of international expansion.
Having previously worked with Scriba’s founder Katie Mallinson – a CIPR member with more than 10 years’ industry experience – RVA’s managing director therefore turned to Scriba to undertake this new PR assignment.
Commenting on the firm’s appointment, Richard Vann said: “Ours in a highly niche field of engineering, EHS and project management, which requires an in-depth level of understanding and technical accuracy. Katie is well connected in the decommissioning and wider vertical media which, coupled with her knowledge of our operations, will prove crucial to us securing the quality of media coverage that we seek.”
Providing an array of PR and copywriting services including media relations, web content development and social media support, Scriba will also investigate a programme of conference and webinar content for the experienced 15-strong team.
Elaborating on the 12-month rolling contract, Katie explained: “RVA already has a truly global presence having recently completed projects in Canada, the US, France and the Netherlands, to name just a few. Over the last four years the company’s Singapore branch has also been fully engaged in the management of the three largest decommissioning and dismantling projects ever carried out on Jurong Island, the country’s vast industrial heartland.
“This is an organisation that already has an enviable – yet justifiable – reputation. But as they prepare for their next 25 years in business, it is important that they maintain and develop their profile in the global decommissioning arena.
“Due to the inherently hazardous nature of their work and the extensive expertise within the multi-disciplined team, our activity will undoubtedly be rich in authoritative, advice-led and value-adding content.”
Scriba was established in 2013 and continues to be based in a converted textiles mill in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.