About Us

Quantum Communications is a full-service public relations and public affairs agency based in Edinburgh, led by a former national newspaper political editor and UK Government director of communications.

Having recently left our former posts, we bring unrivalled experience and inside knowledge of working within the media and government.

We use this experience to assist our clients in raising their profile, managing media interest and engaging with Scottish and UK politicians, journalists and influencers.

Quantum Communications was launched by directors Flavia Paterson and Alan Roden in December 2018. 

Our Team

Flavia Paterson

Director

Flavia is an award-winning communications professional with significant private, public sector and charitable experience, specialising in Scotland but covering the whole of the UK. She has provided UK Government ministers and FTSE100 chief executives with strategic communications, public affairs and policy advice covering a wide range of topics including renewable energy, the environment, food and farming and financial services. Her experience includes reputation management, government affairs, stakeholder engagement, crisis communications, branding and internal communications.

Flavia was director of communications with the Scotland Office between 2015 and 2018, leading on engagement with UK Government departments in Whitehall. Prior to working in the civil service, she was head of external relations at MBNA, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch company, and was head of corporate affairs (networks) for SSE Plc, and public affairs manager for The Woodland Trust.

Alan Roden

Director

Alan’s career in PR involves representing and promoting leading charities, campaigns, international companies and household names. He has vast experience of media affairs and strategic communications, and speaks to the country's leading journalists on a daily basis. In 2021, he was named in the top 15 small agency PR & comms influencers in the world.

Alan was communications director for Scottish Labour between 2016 and 2017 and knows how politics works behind-the-scenes. He has since worked in public relations for several clients, including cross-party political campaigns and charities.

Prior to working in PR, Alan was political editor of the Scottish Daily Mail, reporting from the Scottish Parliament and the House of Commons for eight years. He was secretary of the Scottish Parliamentary Journalists’ Association and a multiple award winner at the Scottish Press Awards, which he now judges. Before joining the Mail, he was a senior reporter at the Edinburgh Evening News.


Innes Taylor: Senior Account Manager

Innes joined Quantum in 2021, bringing a wealth of government, political and parliamentary experience. She was recently a Special Adviser in the UK Government’s Department for Education, before being appointed Head of Manifesto for the Scottish Conservatives in the run-up to the 2021 Scottish Parliament election.

She previously worked in the Conservative Research Department in Westminster, as a political adviser then Head of Policy, and as a Researcher for Scottish Conservative MSPs in Holyrood. She has also worked in business development for Carr Gomm, the leading Scottish social care charity, and Brodies LLP, Scotland’s largest independent law firm. She is a graduate of the University of Oxford.


Kerry Mosson: Account Executive

Kerry joined Quantum Communication in 2020 after 17 years working in frontline Scottish politics for the Labour Party.

Kerry has extensive experience in events management and logistics, delivering national conferences, events and political visits for Prime Ministers, government ministers and senior politicians. She has led teams across all areas of election campaign delivery, senior stakeholder management, partnership liaison, and strategic communications.

Ian Young: Account Executive

Ian joined Quantum Communications in 2021 after working as Communications and Marketing Executive at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, where he worked on media relations and drafted content for national publications.

He edited Business Scotland magazine, a quarterly publication with over 35,000 readers per edition.

Why Quantum?

  • One of the fastest growing agencies in Scotland

  • Unrivalled knowledge of the internal workings of government

  • Extensive network of political and media contacts

  • Only agency led by an ex-national newspaper political editor and a government director of communications 

  • Excellent understanding of the corporate environment

  • Specialists in ethical, environmental and consumer areas

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We pride ourselves on being a director-led company. Our clients benefit from our expertise and unlike many other agencies, we will be active on your account throughout.

Quantum Communications is a member of the Association for Scottish Public Affairs (ASPA) and abides by its code of conduct.

We are registered on the Scottish Lobbying Register and with the Office of the Registrar of
Consultant Lobbyists