Countryscape is a multi-disciplinary consultancy based in Manchester. We combine the creative skills of a communications agency with the scientific knowledge of an environmental consultancy.
We work across the UK and internationally, primarily within the environmental and tourism sectors. Our expertise is diverse yet complimentary, encompassing design and marketing; landscape and place-making; events and engagement; knowledge exchange; research and innovation. Every day in our office is different and that’s something we thrive on.
We’ve been doing what we do for 15 years and as you’d expect, we’ve become good at it. We throw ourselves into projects with genuine passion and interest, no matter what size or shape they may be: from major programmes undertaken for European bodies and government agencies; to technical challenges posed by universities; to local initiatives that can make all the difference for communities, charities and businesses. If what you do is about improving places for the benefit of people and nature, then we share your vision and have a wealth of experience to offer.
Welcome to Countryscape. We help ideas take shape.
Our core services
Design and Communication:
We offer all of the services you’d expect from a creative agency, including branding and visual language, communications and marketing strategy, print and online media, displays and exhibitions, interpretive design, cartography, typography, photography, videography (yes, that’s a lot of ographies). What makes us different is that we specialise in the environmental and tourism sectors: we’re familiar with the target audiences, we understand their needs and interests, we’re skilled at developing messages and delivering calls to action. Come and talk to us about it.
Events and Engagement:
Over the years we’ve become skilled at designing, organising and facilitating events and engagement programmes. We’ve hosted international conferences; undertaken nationwide public consulations; carried out doorstep surveys; brought diverse partners together to produce award-winning strategies; helped communities create inspiring proposals for their neighbourhoods; worked closely with disadvantaged young people, black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, school children and… well, pretty much everyone. Need help with an event? Get in touch. We’ll even bring the biscuits.
Maps and GIS:
We love maps. Whether it’s helping people to navigate a route, explore a location, learn about a place, make sense of data or add clarity to decisions – we’re skilled at harnessing the value of spatial information. We work with tourism bodies to create maps that bring destinations to life and give visitors the confidence to explore off the beaten track. We also provide GIS support to organisations involved in spatial planning – including habitat mapping, landscape character assessment, ecological analysis, urban design and many other applications. If you’re puzzling over lines on a map, we can help to create a clear picture from even the most tangled digital spaghetti. Try us.
Landscape and place-making:
We have a deep understanding of places – from both a technical and experiential perspective. We have a professional knowledge of landscape ecology, natural capital, nature-based solutions, urban design and other disciplines that give detailed insight into the interactions between people and the environment. We also understand sense of place and local distinctiveness; an understanding that we bring to our place-based interpretation and tourism marketing services, helping us to perceive the landscape from different perspectives.