What we do


We offer a wide range of communications services, from external and internal communications, to communications strategy and training.

You might want to write more concisely and clearly, publicise the work you do in the media, or improve the way you communicate with your staff. We can help you work out what you want to say, and how you can best get your message out there.

Who we are


Mia Communications founder Maria Tennant realised she wanted to bring science to life when she still had her lab coat on! She soon said goodbye to the pipettes and microscope and began her communications career at the British Heart Foundation in 2008.

Since then her experience has spanned the charity, university and healthcare sectors working for Cancer Research UK, Oxford University and a mental health hospital. She has covered many projects and campaigns, from science and health, to construction. And has done everything from external and internal communications, to corporate communications, copywriting and public relations.

She’s promoted research in the media, organised events, written brochures and articles and interviewed and captured people’s personal stories on paper. She’s directed videos, produced corporate strategy animations, produced communications strategies, and delivered communications training. And that’s just a snapshot.

With a young family, she set Mia Communications Ltd up in 2015 to get some flexibility into her life and to work on a variety of subjects. Since then she’s done some fascinating work, covering subjects from heart disease, cancer, diabetes and mental health, to teaching and HR!

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How we can help


we write engaging copy for many audiences and channels, including print and online

Proofreading and editing

we make sure your writing is succinct, clear and easy to read, and free of typos

Science writing

we translate complex science into engaging copy for lay audiences

Communications strategy

we advise how to communicate your business, or manage your communications in-house

Media relations

we advise which media channels suit your audience and help to secure coverage


we advise which media channels suit your audience and help to secure coverage

Tone of voice

we write guidelines that help ensure your communications reflect your personality

Directing video, animation or podcasts

we help to produce engaging, warm content that brings your work to life

Communications training

we can train staff or clients, including how to write in a warm and engaging way

What we’ve done

The West Midlands Combined Authority Mental Health Commission commissioned Maria to describe our Thrive West Midlands action plan in a readable format for both professionals and the general public. Maria worked with our Citizen’s Jury and Commission members to create and shape two versions of the action plan for these audiences. She worked tirelessly to deliver two amazing products that we are really proud of, and left us with a legacy which has become a beacon of good practice.

Her engaging approach and personality brought the whole project alive. Her attention to detail and coordination enabled us to meet very tight timescales and I am extremely pleased and proud of the work that she produced.

Superintendent Sean Russell

Implementation Director, West Midlands Combined Authority Mental Health Commission

Maria is an experienced and highly skilled communicator and writer. Her work has covered a wide range of subjects and she is able to swiftly and accurately understand and interpret new and complex issues.

Her ability to take complicated subjects and shape accessible, public facing readable documents in highly impressive.

Maria has worked with Contact Consulting on two recent high profile projects, Thrive West Midlands and Thrive London. She worked closely with us to create documents that were able to convey policy, legislation and detailed actions in relation to mental health services and development. Her work in shaping and editing these documents to make them come alive for a non-specialist audience was outstanding.

Organised, self-motivated and able to work individually or as part of a team, Maria is a dedicated professional who I would have no hesitation in recommending or working with again.

Steve Appleton

Managing Director of Contact Consulting

I’ve found Maria very easy to work with. She’s taken on new writing projects with ease, and she wrote exactly to brief and word count. She’s a great communicator and can get messages across in a variety of ways. I would definitely recommend her.

Fiona Gaw

King’s College London

Working with Maria was a dream. She took time to really understand my requirements and to connect with the designer, which set the project on the path to success from the start. Maria then arranged and conducted interviews quickly and efficiently, and provide write-ups of exceptionally high quality with just the right tone. Throughout the project Maria was extremely attentive to my requirements and responsive to feedback. I would certainly recommend her.

Dr Kate Chhatwal

Director of Southwark Teaching School Alliance

It was great to work with Maria. She works quickly and communicates well so that we both know what is expected and will be delivered.

Moira McMillan

Head of Communications, SeeAbility

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