Media Contact Services – Everything Outdoors!

A public relations, marketing and event management agency specialising in the sports and outdoor leisure markets.

Hello and welcome! If you don’t already know us, we are THE leading public relations, marketing and event management agency in the outdoor, sports and leisure markets.

MCS’s strapline is ‘Everything Outdoors’ and that encompasses who and what we are and what we offer our clients.

We are a one-stop-shop for PR, Marketing and Events within the outdoors industry and, having been at the forefront of the market for over 35 years, we are well known in and around the industry and are unrivalled in what we do.

We understand how the media works and our expertise and knowledge of the industry’s media and key journalists results in widespread targeted coverage. We’ll work closely with you to fully understand your brief, product or service, and objective to tailor a campaign that suits you – whatever your budget.

In addition to providing PR & event management services to the outdoor industry, we also run the administration for the Outdoors Industries Association (OIA) – a non-profit membership organisation that represents and promotes the outdoor industry with over 200 members from within the outdoors sector. Our work with the OIA has allowed us to develop strong relationships within the outdoors and this, combined with our industry knowledge, commitment and enthusiasm, gives us a unique advantage in helping you to get results.

So, whether you are looking to break into the outdoors, take your brand to the next level or hold an industry event – big or small – look no further. Get in touch to see how we can help!

Meet The Team

At MCS, we are a small, but perfectly formed team, and with over 50 years of PR experience between us, we know our stuff!

We have a ‘no nonsense’ approach; what you see is what you get.
The person who you initially meet and speak with about your business needs is who will be working on your account.

Alasdair Scobbie

Managing Director

Hello, I’m Alasdair! I have been with MCS since it was founded. Following an initial career in sports retailing, I ran Alpine skiing for the national governing body before jointly setting up an agency to specialise in the strategic management of sports sponsorship activities.

Marta Williams


Hello I’m Marta! I graduated in Public Relations from the University of Barcelona and the Queen’s University of Belfast and have a Masters Degree in Public Relations from the Manchester Metropolitan University. I have been with MCS since 1996 and have PR expertise in different markets including fashion, health, travel, retail and construction. I am an experienced event manager, with proven track record organising exhibitions, conferences, sales launches as well as store opening and press events.
Shona Tate

Shona Tate

Events Co-ordinator

Hello, I'm Shona! My background is in retail management, in both ski and general sporting goods, and I have an MA in Business Administration. I live between France & UK, and have operated the British Alpine Ski School in Chamonix for more than 18 years. I am also Chair of Disability Snowsport UK.


Colette Slack


Dan Garbutt

Dan Garbutt

PR Support

Hello, I'm Dan! I joined the team in January 2023, supporting MCS's various PR and conference activities. I've worked in PR and marketing for over 20 years, across a variety of membership bodies, and for public and private health, veterinary, financial and consumer organisations.

Media Contact Services

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0161 437 4634


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