Media centre

Our Communications Team is available Monday to Thursday, 8.30am until 5pm and Friday, 8.30am until 12.30pm for all media enquiries please contact: 

Jonathan Coxon, Senior Communications Manager  |  0744 689 2500

Louise Thompson, Communications Business Partner  |  07739 540 209



Marnie Kent, Communications Business Partner  |  07411 667 275

Sam Hickman, Communications Business Partner |  07588 366 362

Stacey Thwaites, Communications Business Partner |  07872 983 610

If your enquiry is urgent or during out of office hours, please contact 0191 525 5000 and ask to speak to a member of the Communications Team.

Photography and video consent

Your privacy

Gentoo Group takes the privacy of your information very seriously. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), we are required to request your permission to use your image and/or information for publicity and marketing purposes.

We will only hold photographs, film or video featuring you for two years from the date it was produced. We will only use photographs or video featuring you on the communications you select below.

If you wish to withdraw your consent for us to photographs or video you are featured in, you can contact us on (0191) 525 2730 or at and we will stop using those products with immediate effect. Further information on our privacy statement can be found here.

Photography and video consent form