How we work

PR and communications are core to business growth and success.

Optimum helps customers with their key messaging and growth objectives. From this we develop a tailored plan and schedule for PR, news, articles and content. We circulate news and articles to an agreed press and media list, repurposing content for websites and social media. If graphics, adverts and collateral are needed, we provide that; if a new website is required, we can do that too.

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Established in 2005, we have proven, specialist expertise in photonics, electronic security and other high-tech industries.

The digital bit

High quality news and content engages customers - but it also drives search engine rankings for your website and digital platforms.

Search engine AI prefers organic content

The latest search engine AI looks at the relevance of website and social media content, pushing the best sites to the top of the rankings. The AI places higher value on organic content, above 'paid for' content. All our content is optimised for high, natural, organic rankings, to keep costs down. However, we provide google advert and pay-per-click (PPC) support, along with SEO services, if required.

Our super power!

We are trained engineers. We understand the markets, products, applications, technologies and systems used by high-tech companies and can communicate them simply and clearly. This is our talent.

The communications plan and the digital platforms we use are simply how we deliver that company message to your customers.

Our marketing strategy experience

  • Market and business case development
  • Competitive analysis of products, services and businesses
  • Profiling for fund sourcing and investment
  • Communications planning and implementation
  • Exit strategy development
  • Thought leadership development
  • Sales development and support

Mission Statement and ethics

To deliver optimised PR, communications and marketing services which drive customer growth and success.

Optimum is an ethical company, equally concerned for its clients, employees, business partners and the wider community.

About Us

Nick Bowden - MD Optimum

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Nick Bowden is founder and managing director of Optimum. He is an experienced entrepreneur and business leader, operating with the CTO's, CEO's and MDs of many private sector, technology and manufacturing businesses, including start-ups, SMEs and PLCs.

Nick was previously the EMEA Marketing Director of Honeywell Security, where he was responsible for all marketing strategy, planning, promotion and communications for security in the Automation and Control division, then $7bn of its $23bn turnover. His role included the management of R&D, New Product Introduction (NPI), Product Management, Technical Support, Training, Digital Platforms and Marketing Collateral. Before that, Nick was Engineering Manager and then Marketing manager at UK CCTV manufacturer, Baxall Security and an Engineer for National Grid and utility supplier, BICC Components.

Nick is also a director of Digifort UK (Security Buying Group), a company he founded in 2012, where he remains a majority shareholder.

Nick has BA Hons (First Class) in Design and Technology and a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from Loughborough University of Technology. He is qualified in Strategic Marketing from the Institute of Marketing and is Six Sigma trained.

Nick is married with four grown up children. He enjoys cycling, running, hill-walking (Munro's in particular) and camper-vanning!

About Us

The Team

Our office is in the centre of the vibrant city of Manchester.

  • Nick Bowden / MD - Strategy, customer contact, copywriting and content
  • Elizabeth Bull / Director - Copywriting and content
  • Paul Scott - Technical copywriting and content
  • Dean Walton - Graphic design and animation
  • Mike Revell - Graphic design and branding
  • Website and digital platforms - trade supply agreements with Micrographix and Dowo for website and digital build and support (we write content and manage their effectiveness)