About us

Orbit Communications is an award-winning communications consultancy providing integrated PR, public affairs, digital and design services.

We help organisations build brand awareness, manage reputation and win business through integrated communications.

An independent consultancy based in Scotland, but active across the UK, we pride ourselves on our agility, responsiveness and approachability, with a considerable reputation in achieving excellent results for clients.

Our integrated communications services include media relations, public affairs, community engagement, design, brand management and rebranding, digital content, video and social communications, media training, marketing communications and crisis management.

By undertaking an integrated strategy for clients across the range of services offered, tailored to their specific needs, we can maximise the effectiveness of their activities.

The Orbit team consists of a wide range of experienced communications professionals, bringing insight and knowledge from a wealth of varying backgrounds. Our expertise is in communicating the right message effectively, no matter how complex or serious an issue may be, to the right target audience and delivering this through a creative and engaging approach.

We are very proud of its reputation for professionalism and our track record speaks for itself. That’s why we get repeat business and positive recommendations time and again.

So, if you like what you see on the site, please get in touch.

T: +44 (0)131 603 8996
E: hello@orbit.scot

Meet the Orbit team

Alex Orr - Managing Director

Alex Orr

Managing Director

Alex has been working in public affairs and PR from the cradle, well since 1996 to be precise. His experience ranges from delivering Scotland’s first commercial gold mine, to working with clients in housing, utilities, health, energy and food and drink.

Graeme Downie - Director

Graeme Downie


Graeme has been working in public affairs and PR since 2003 having gained experience in sectors from food & drink to innovation to transport, housing and health.

Sally Trethewie - Account Director

Sally Trethewie

Account Director

Sally joined Orbit after nearly 10 years in sunny Singapore, where she worked in public affairs at an international communications agency and the Australian government. She has experience in multiple sectors including education, transport, insurance property, and food and beverage.

Andrew White - Creative Director

Andrew White

Creative Director

Andrew is an experienced brand and marketing strategist who has worked with a variety of FTSE companies over the last 15 years. Key strengths are strategic marketing, stakeholder engagement and brand creation.

Alastair Stewart - Account Manager

Alastair Stewart

Account Manager

Alastair is a communications professional and writer with extensive public affairs experience working with commercial organisations and advocacy groups. He writes regular features on politics, history and culture for The Scotsman and other publications across Europe.

Anwen Dobson - Account Manager

Anwen Dobson

Account Manager

With a background in business development and marketing, Anwen has worked in several sectors covering media, non-profit, hospitality, finance and retail across the UK.

Ariadna Roca - Account Executive

Ariadna Roca

Account Executive

After finishing her degree in communications, advertising and PR, Ariadna worked in-house in a variety of roles where she developed a PR, marketing and social media skillset.

James Fullarton Tisdall - Head of Digital

James Fullarton Tisdall

Head of Digital

After completing his degree in Fine Art James worked in photography before moving into marketing. James comes to Orbit with over 10 years' experience in marketing, search engine optimisation and social media.

Stuart Butler - Junior Designer

Stuart Butler

Junior Designer

After finishing his graphic design degree at Duncan of Jordanstone Stuart went on to do some freelance design and photography. He now joins us at Orbit working on websites and all things design.

Jilly Fullarton Tisdall - Sofa Surfer

Jilly Fullarton Tisdall

Sofa Surfer

If she’s not sleeping on the sofa, she’ll be trying to dig it up.

This could be you -

This could be you

We are always looking for talented people to join the Orbit team. If you are interested, please get in touch!