• Hood & Woolf is a communications and engagement consultancy

    We provide expert, board level advice and communications and engagement services to organisations whose work aims to make a positive difference

  • Your success is our success

    We can help your organisation have effective conversations and productive relationships with the people who matter most to your success

  • Our work has impact

    We work with organisations to help them deliver their goals, speak with a consistent voice, listen well, manage issues, reduce risk and get results

  • Specialists in strategy and major transformational change

    We are experts in using effective communications and engagement to help develop strategy and win hearts and minds to deliver transformational and large-scale change

  • Significant experience in crisis management

    Our strategies position our clients as the source of accurate, authoritative information, responding with empathy and impact no matter what the issue

  • Is your organisation prepared for a crisis?

    Use our free CRISIS SCORECARD to assess how well your organisation is prepared for managing your communications response

  • An experienced team with a proven track record

    Our talented team is made up of communications and engagement experts who have worked on some of the most complex projects and difficult stories

  • Experts in health, care and public services engagement

    We know and understand what’s needed and how to get things done – we can hit the ground running, and do so with energy, integrity, understanding and determination

Responsive, insightful, high-quality expertise

We are communications and engagement specialists who provide expert counsel and communications and engagement services driven by our clients’ organisational goals and our understanding of the sectors in which we work. Every decision we make in our business is to make sure we can make a difference to our clients.

And a proven track record...

Case study 1

Kent and Medway Acute Stroke Services Review

Ten clinical commissioning groups needed to transform acute stroke services across Kent and Medway to improve outcomes and reduce death and disability from stroke. The..

Case study 2

British Lung Foundation

The British Lung Foundation wanted to put lung health on the national health agenda in a similar way to heart health. Our brief was to..

Case study 3

Dorset Clinical Services Review

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group was proposing changes to healthcare services across three acute trusts and community-based care across the county. This was an extensive and..

Case study 4

Department of Health and Social Care

The Secretary of State for Health commissioned an independent report to review and develop recommendations on the themes and lessons learnt from NHS investigations into..

Your success is our success

We work with leaders, boards and teams to help you deliver your organisational goals, speak with a consistent voice, listen well, manage issues, reduce risk and get results.

We are known for delivering high quality, responsive work, challenging and supporting in equal measure to get the best outcomes for our clients.

With director-level leadership and involvement in all our projects we work with a network of associates which allows us to bring in the right experience, knowledge and expertise to create a bespoke team to support you. One that best suits your individual needs and requirements, no matter where you are.

Experts in our field

We provide expert counsel and high-quality communications and engagement services to organisations whose work aims to make a positive difference.

Consultation and major change programmes

Consultation and major change programmes

Issues and crisis management

Issues and crisis management

Corporate communications

Corporate communications

Branding and campaigns

Branding and campaigns



Independent chairs and facilitators

Independent chairs and facilitators

  • Comprehensive, appreciative, experienced, professional, timely, good humoured, and we got a good outcome as measured by the media attention waning quickly. This is a professional and attentive organisation who put the customer first and deliver effective solutions.

    Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust
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    I would recommend Hood & Woolf to support any organisation in the delivery of strategic and operational communications. Their expertise in the process of consultation is second to none and I and the team have felt supported and assured by their level of skill throughout.

    Kent and Medway Stroke Review
  • I can say, without hesitation, that it was the most impressive professional encounter I can remember in respect of working with consultants.

    Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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    Hood & Woolf’s key strength is their ability to create consensus and navigate the politics of projects involving multiple organisations.

    British Lung Foundation
  • Hood & Woolf gave us exactly the close attention and tailored advice that I was looking for, from setting a considered, ethical strategy right through to the timely production of detailed and well-crafted communications materials, and a good dose of moral support. I have found Steph and her team really professional, committed and effective.

    University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • I would recommend Hood & Woolf without hesitation. Their ability to come up to speed extremely rapidly and their personal support to me as CEO was invaluable. The result was excellent.

    Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Hood & Woolf colleagues were highly supportive of the Dorset team and were an integral part of the success of our journey. The team are very responsive, reliable, and adaptable, and worked to the highest standard.

    Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group


We have a long-standing history in the health and care sector. Our team have worked on some of the most challenging projects and biggest stories of the last two decades


We’ve worked with schools, colleges, and universities helping them meet their business objectives and mission to improve lives and society through education


Our team has supported organisations in this sector to engender support for franchise bids, develop crisis management strategies, campaigns and communications strategies


We work with charities and not-for-profit organisations to support joint working to bring about national policy change, develop educational campaigns and support crisis management

Local authorities

Our team has supported local authorities to engage and communicate with local communities to develop policies, services and campaigns which impact daily lives

Development (planning)

We have significant expertise in stakeholder engagement and pre and post application consultation. We have worked on major planning programmes for hospitals, universities and developers; working successfully with planners, stakeholders and local communities to achieve planning consent and to support construction

For meaningful organisations

Our clients make a real difference to people and communities. We choose to work with clients where we believe we can add value and help make a difference too. We’re passionate about working with you to help you achieve your goals.

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