About us


Our story


We're Boomerang, an independent PR and digital communications agency in Manchester, passionate about helping brands to embrace integrated marketing in today's connected world.

Aside from building a team that successfully merges traditional and digital, we've spent the last 10 years becoming specialists in the creative, cultural and innovation industries, and today – our clients range from BBC and TATA to Manchester City Football Club and Johnson Tiles.

We're so passionate about creativity we even have our own popular magazine, Creative Boom, which champions established and emerging creative talent, and attracts half a million monthly readers and advertisers such as Yahoo, Squarespace, Adobe and Jaguar.

With a wealth of connections, media background and sector knowledge, our collaborative team of storytellers, journalists, PR professionals, digital experts and designers is able to make a real difference to any creative brand looking to grow.

We've travelled the world to help our clients tell their story, engage with their customers and find new ways to move forward. It's what we do best – honest, strategic consultancy that gets solid return on investment, and ensures continued success.


Meet our team

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Katy Cowan
Co-founder & PR Account Director

A Journalism graduate and PR professional, Katy launched her own business in 2007, and has spent the past decade building an impressive portfolio of clients, including BBC, TATA Group and Adobe.

With over 18 years industry experience, Katy leads the team at Boomerang and offers strategic consultancy support to help businesses refine their communications and achieve their goals.

Aside from Boomerang, Katy is founder of Creative Boom, an online magazine that she launched in 2009 to support the creative industries. Today, the site attracts half a million monthly readers and advertisers such as Yahoo, Samsung and Creative England. She also occasionally writes for The Guardian.

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Tom Cowan
Co-founder & Lead Developer

With nearly 20 years experience in software engineering, Tom is a full stack developer comfortable working with both back-end and front-end technologies.

He launched his own consultancy in 2003, and brands he's supported include BBC, WH Smith and Tesco. He merged his business with Katy in 2009, adding a digital arm to Boomerang.

Tom is especially passionate about helping SMEs to successfully develop their product or offering, and unlock their growth potential. Particularly those firms who have existing assets that require further development where others might be unwilling to step in and help. 


Michelle Brown
PR Account Director

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Liz Wilson
Content Specialist

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Laura Collinson
Senior PR Account Manager

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Scott Hamilton
PR Account Director

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Glenn Hickling
Content Specialist

Lynne Cowan
Finance Director


Rachel Picken
PR Account Director

Matthew Stansfield

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