Formed in 1999, we have years of experience working with a diverse range of clients. It means that whatever your business is, we can help you promote it to a wider audience. We’ve gained a network of press, media and network contacts we can use to spread the word about you.
Jane Ellison-Bates has worked in publishing, media and PR since 1984. From editorial to circulation, through advertising sales to taking over Manifest, her experience on ‘both sides of the fence’ gives her the edge to secure cost effective and comprehensive PR and advertising campaigns. Working with clients to develop integrated marketing strategies, her enthusiasm for marketing is infectious and forms the bedrock for long-lasting client relationships.
Jane is an elected Executive Group Member of the Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme, the decision making body which meets to consider and approve project applications for funding made available through the Rural Development Programme for England, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union.
Jane was shortlisted for the 2015 national Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards for the Yorkshire/North East region .
Away from work, she’s generally found riding a pony, walking the dog and rehearsing or performing with Penny Plain Theatre Company and Grassington Players.
Jane is an advisor for the Local Enterprise Partnership scheme How’s Business – view her profile
Sandy Yatteau joined Manifest in 2017. Her career began 30 years ago when, as a slip of a girl, she cut her teeth as a band and venue promoter. She had a spell in radio production before she turned her attention to corporate PR, product placement and brand work in the engineering and software sectors.
Over the past few years, much of her work has focused on accessing the media to drive public engagement in newly launched social initiatives – community archaeology projects, social well-being, education and mentoring services, policy think tanks and sustainability leadership programmes.
Sandy has overseen several product and brand launches and can boast hundreds of published national and regional editorial pieces, including broadsheet features in the Times and Independent.