Radio people who make a difference

Who we are

Communicorp UK is home to some of the most exciting brands in UK radio including Capital networks in Scotland and South Wales, Heart Networks in Hertfordshire, Yorkshire and North Wales, Smooth Radio networks in the North East, North West and East Midlands as well as XS Manchester.

Our seven regional Capital, Heart and Smooth stations are part of the brands’ UK wide network with the other stations owned by Global Radio. We also own one local station - XS Manchester.

We work with over 2,500 businesses each year and provide our clients a full range of marketing services with a focus on delivering a strong ROI.


Here at Communicorp UK, we pride ourselves on being radio people who make a difference. Every day we strive to make a positive difference to our listeners lives, our customers business and the communities we broadcast to.


“We do ideas, relationships and results better than anyone else.” Ideas and creativity are at the heart of great entertainment for our listeners and are vital to differentiate our customers from their competitors. Intimate relationships and trust are radio’s strength as a medium and essential to work in true partnership with clients.

An effective campaign which delivers results is always our first and last thought when working with clients. When we deliver on our mission, everything else falls in to place.

Our Values


Is our willingness to step outside our comfort zone, it’s not acting recklessly but it is doing the things we fear.


Is our desire and willingness to be the best; care deeply and engage intensely in everything we do. It is our motto to give everything, every day and enjoy the ride being the best that you can be, this is not a rehearsal.


Is about being true to ourselves, our team, our clients and to do what we say we’ll do.

Our People

Mark Lee
Chief Executive Officer
Colin Everitt
Chief Operating Officer
Gavin Bruce
Regional Managing Director
Alison Forshaw
Regional Managing Director
Grace Hannah
Director of People
Neil Sloan
Head of News and Programming
John-Paul Hughes
Group Creative Director
Clare Rae
Group Marketing Director
Keith Crane
Group Research and Insight Director
Dafydd Thomas
Head of Technology
Rachel Middleton
Group Head of Branded Content and Head of Create
Gavin Martin
Head of Trading
Lee Whitehouse
Finance Controller
Kristy John
Capital South Wales and Heart North Wales Station Director
Susan Donaldson
Capital Scotland Commercial Director
Phil Hudson
Smooth North West Commercial Director
Liz Paver
Heart Yorkshire Commercial Director
Joanna Percival
Head of Customer Engagement

Giving Back

We are proud to support Global’s Make Some Noise

Make Some Noise is a national charity that helps disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. These youngsters may be affected by illness, disability, bereavement or lack of opportunity.

We want every child to reach their full potential. So, we use the power of radio to Make Some Noise for those who struggle to be heard. This year, over £3.5m was raised allowing us to award grants to specially selected projects across the country that are changing young lives. All these are projects close to the hearts of our listeners and the communities they live in.

Communicorp Group

Communicorp UK is an independent operating arm of Communicorp Group Ltd - Ireland’s premier media company which houses some of Europe’s leading commercial brands. Communicorp owns and operates a portfolio of media channels with a strong focus on commercial radio and emerging digital talent.

Get in touch

If you would like to know how Communicorp UK could help your business or you are keen to hear more about career opportunities, please drop us a line.