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Crispin Manners


About Crispin

Crispin Manners is a recognised authority in harnessing the power of Word-of-Mouth as part of an integrated communications strategy. He is the architect of the UK first in consumer engagement developed for the Simple beauty brand, launched in April 2007 which won the inaugural Web 2.0 award from the PRCA in November 2007.

He is a past Chairman of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), a Freeman of the Guild of PR Practitioners and past Chairman of the European region of the Worldcom PR Group. He became a Founding Fellow of the PRCA in April 2010.


Crispin Manners is CEO and Founder of Onva Consulting. He is also Chairman of The Employee Engagement Alliance and a Director of The Employee Engagement Awards. A Founding Fellow and Past Chairman of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), he was one of the youngest Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. Crispin grew his business from 3 to 66 people. In the process he led the company to be the fastest growing PR company in the UK, the #2 performer over a decade and one of the Top 5 PR firms to work for. It was later ranked Ofex Company of the Year and received the accolade of the UK’s Innovative Company of the Year. He now specialises in driving growth through employee engagement and advises a number of PR agencies around the world on how to achieve their potential.