Who We Are

Founded in June 2019 by Jason Knights, we are an independent advisory group with a mission to help companies and their employees create engaging, accountable content to influence audience mindsets that drive commercial value.

We are global and not restricted by geo-boundaries! Our network features some of the best experts working in communications, PR, and government and industry relations across marine and maritime, energy, shipping and transport, engineering, marine, and technology.

Our ethos at Knights MPR is to take a ‘Human-2-Human’ communications approach to transform businesses and their markets by engaging with journalists, influencers and authorities to deliver quality insights on economic, social, technical, and environmental activities.

Meet the Team

We are a collaborative bunch of networked experts, working diligently and with quality to ensure you get the results you need. We deliver with certainty and reliability every time, and our speed of response helps provide that assurance for you and your team when you need it most – even when the unexpected happens.

We also have a curious mindset, so we always work to find new and innovative ways of communicating with your audiences on everyday service, product or technology insights.

And, we make sure that every one of our customers works with a Director who has a stake in Knights MPR, which means a highly motivated leader will manage your team, with hands-on senior counsel as standard. There’s no flannel; no time watching on supporting you, and certainly no hidden costs!

Graham Buckley

Award Winning PR Specialist
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Graham is a highly motivated, experienced and award-winning PR and Communications specialist who for the past 27 years has represented international brands and corporations at local, regional, national and international levels, including Honeywell, Alpha Solway, Globus Group, Ultrabeam, Marigold Industrial, and more!

Known for a clear, strategic and results-focused approach, combined with a highly conscientious and dedicated focus on getting the job done with passion and energy. Industry experience spans a range of sectors including Oil & Gas/Off-Shore, Health and Safety, Renewables, Industrial Engineering, Construction and Medical.

He is NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) accredited with experience as a news and feature writer for a range of newspapers before working in an award-winning agency in Cheltenham – picking up the UK’s Best Charity/Not for Profit and UK’s Best Trade and Technical Campaign accolades in his time.

Graham has developed a broad expertise and experience across the full communications spectrum – often focused on positioning clients as thought-leaders, innovators and specialists in their specific fields.

Alix Valenti

International Maritime & Defence Specialist
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Alix is a recognised defence & security journalist and communications consultant, with 15 years’ experience working on a wide variety of projects.

For over ten years, she has been working for European Commission clients on impact assessments and evaluations. She carries out primary and secondary research in four languages and has also conducted a number of case studies in different countries (Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain and the UK).

Since obtaining her PhD on development planning from University College London, which focused on post-conflict reconstruction in urban Timor Leste, Alix has also been working as a defence & security journalist. Though she focuses mostly on maritime security and strategy, analysing procurement and technological development trends, she also covers land forces, in particular urban warfare and peacebuilding.

Today, the expertise she has gathered in a wide variety of roles in different sectors, is the key to her ability to successfully support clients’ communication needs. From written communication to webinars moderation, the 360° view and the positive energy she brings to her role are an asset for clients’ communication campaigns.

Tom Wadlow

Writer and Content Consultant
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Tom Wadlow, Partner at WD Editorial, is a freelance writer and content consultant working with us on a wide range of editorial and content support. Tom’s experience extends over several years in creating, writing and publishing business and trade magazines. A fully NCTJ-qualified and experienced journalist, Tom has trained at the Press Association before moving on to edit numerous B2B trade publications in various roles, and at award-winning contract publisher Archant Dialogue.

Jonathan Dyble

Writer and Content Consultant
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Jonathan Dyble, Partner at WD Editorial, is a freelance writer and content consultant working with us on a wide range of editorial and content support. Jonathan has worked with Tom over a number of years in multi-industry roles, including three years spent working together publishing business magazines. Jonathan has several years of experience in the B2B media world, producing and editing content across a range of industries. This includes a proven track record in planning and executing lead generation, email and inbound marketing campaigns.

Jason Knights

An Insight into the Founder

Jason is an experienced and chartered communications and marketing specialist, with over 23 years’ experience in B2B and B2C national and international companies, working in the energy, marine, consumer durables, engineering, manufacturing, Local Government and education markets at the highest levels, shaping both business and communication strategies.

He has successfully delivered insight on industry issues, media and investor engagement, crisis management to safeguard industry relations, brand transformations, and results driven communication activities in the public (FTSE 250) and private sectors.

The founder’s contribution has been peer reviewed and recognised by the Public Relations and Communications Association’s (PRCA) National Awards 2018, the Gartner Communication Awards 2019, and as Finalist in the 2019 Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Awards.

Past awards include the B2B Marketing Awards 2017, Petroleum Economist Awards 2016, British Quality Foundation Achievement Award for Employee Engagement 2014, and the EIC Award for Supply Chain Excellence 2013.

As well as taking a leadership role in shaping the direction and day-to-day management of Knights MPR, Jason is Non-Executive Director of CELT Education Trust in the South West of England, UK.

“Through the way we engage on commercial and industry insights, we have proved that compelling content-led PR can be an extremely effective tool for raising the profile of a company and gaining traction for ideas and initiatives as a mainstream concern.”