About us

Whether you’re working in Civic Scotland or want to work with Civic Scotland, we can help your business. Brickwork Communications specialises in communications support for the delivery of public services and infrastructure and can support your needs large or small.

Founding Director Campbell Docherty is a highly skilled communications professional with nearly 10 years experience providing strategic communications advice direct to Scottish Ministers, senior civil servants and project directors.

Campbell has wide experience of working with the Scottish and UK media:he was a journalist for seven years on several leading UK regional titles and also the head of media relations for the Scottish Government's transport agency Transport Scotland

His specialty areas are strategic communications in the public sector, especially large scale projects with a strong focus on community, business, political and wider stakeholder engagement.

Campbell Docherty MCIPR

NCTJ Pre-Entry Journalism Certificate (Harlow), Trinity Mirror Graduate Trainee (Newcastle), MA (Hons) University of Glasgow

Former Head of Strategic Communications at Transport Scotland. Built and led new strategic communications team.

Responsible for devising and delivering integrated communications strategies across a multi-billion pound investment programme of Scottish Government infrastructure projects

Has led strategic communications for projects including Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC), M74 Completion, M80 Stepps to Haggs and M8 Bailleston-Newhouse, AWPR, GARL, EGIP, Borders Railway and the dualling of A9 and A96.

Work on community and wider stakeholder engagement on FRC setting new standard for Scottish infrastructure projects

In 2012-3, led the hugely popular Name the Bridge campaign which saw 35,000 people vote for the permanent name for the FRC: Queensferry Crossing.

Provided advice and communications support to Forth Bridges Forum's submission to UNESCO to inscribe the iconic Forth Bridge as a World Heritage Site.

Nurtured strong relationships across public and private sectors and has years of experience advising Scottish Ministers on media handling and strategic communications. For example, in 2011 Campbell was part of the small team overseeing the Scottish Government taking a greater role in delivering Edinburgh Trams with City of Edinburgh Council.

Driven innovation across major projects communications in diverse areas including stakeholder engagement, evaluation, procurement and governance.

Successfully managed Transport Scotland media operation for its first three years and is experienced in corporate reputation management, crisis communications and short-term campaigns.

Former senior news correspondent and leader writer with The Birmingham Post, Evening Mail and Sunday Mercury.

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