Marketing and communications agency The 10 Group is delighted to announce that it will this year be providing services to UKspace, the official trade association of the UK space industry.
UKspace is the latest of several wins for The 10 Group, which counts organisations such as Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit among its clients.
In 2012, the team managed the global communications for Red Bull Stratos, a record-breaking, high-altitude skydiving campaign in which Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner flew approximately 39 kilometres into the stratosphere in a helium balloon before free falling in a pressure suit – faster than the speed of sound – and then parachuting to Earth.
The 10 Group is proud to be working with UKspace, which plays a critical role in representing and promoting space to government and other key stakeholders nationally and internationally. Ukspace also represents a range of businesses – from start-ups to major engineering, space companies – working with stakeholders including the UK Space Agency, the Ministry of Defence, the Department for International Trade and Innovate UK, with the aim of to achieving the best business framework to promote growth.
The space sector is a major contributor to the UK’s economy, valued at around £16.5 billion a year. It provides 47,000 jobs across the UK, and UKspace analysis shows it could create a further 30,000 in the next decade, many of which are ‘green jobs’ in areas like climate change monitoring, smart transport routing and flood prevention.
The news follows a series of exciting wins for The 10 Group – including financial software company Sage, engineering management consultancy and second-hand book seller World of Books.
Eddie Hammerman, Managing Director at the 10 Group, said:“We are delighted to be working with the team at UKspace in developing a new integrated PR and social campaign to communicate the value of space to UK jobs, income and innovation. As the industry seeks to secure the UK’s economic future, bringing space down to Earth and making its ‘deep impact’ relatable will help everyone understand it’s importance to our day to day lives as well as the huge economic benefits for all”.