Media centre

Our Communications Team is available Monday to Friday, 8.30 until 5, for all media enquiries: 

Dawn McGuigan, Head of Brand and Communications

DD: 0191 525 5981  |  M: 07801 532 567

Jonathan Coxon, Communications Manager 

DD:0191 525 6131  |  M: 07446 892 500

Julie Knox, Communications Manager 

DD: 0191 525 6085  |  M: 07525 669065

If your enquiry is urgent or during out of office hours, please use the mobile numbers provided.  

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