Julia Cross


Julia Cross is a communications expert with 16 years’ experience working in some of Leeds and London’s most successful PR agencies. Julia’s main specialism is PR for FMCG brands, primarily within food and drink. She has spent her career advising some of the UK’s biggest brands including Yorkshire Tea, Quorn, Nestle, Cadbury and Arla Foods on how to grow, build their reputations and engage with their audiences through PR, social media and digital solutions.

Julia has a deep understanding of consumer audiences and how to craft messaging to engage with them through third party influencers and stakeholders. Julia also has a talent for coaching other PR professionals and business owners to help them unlock their own potential.

Alongside her communications work, Julia also co-owns a business which educates children about healthy, sustainable eating habits, staging workshops throughout Yorkshire within holiday clubs, nurseries and cafes. She was educated at the University of Manchester and is a keen writer.

Why do I work with Project Rome?
I love being part of a business where I bring a unique skillset to the table. It’s also a place where flexible working is welcomed and embraced.

What do I most enjoy about my work?
Our briefs can be challenging, but once we’ve cracked it, it’s the best feeling in the world! Working in partnership with clients to achieve their goals is something I’ve always loved most about my job.

What our clients say

Project Rome worked with us to develop a purpose-driven strategy for Yorkshire Building Society, aligning our commercial ambitions with our societal and environmental responsibilities. The team were an absolute pleasure to work with, and their knowledge and experience were invaluable. We couldn’t have delivered the work without them.

Tanya Jackson, former Head of Corporate Affairs, Yorkshire Building Society

Project Rome has helped shape, challenge and then support the further development of original thinking, critical to the successful transformation of our sustainable business and asset strategy. They are also hugely well connected regionally and nationally. Their work has led to enhanced customer value and environmental performance for Yorkshire Water – an important outcome at a pivotal time.

Jon Brigg, Manager of Innovation, Yorkshire Water

The team at Project Rome are great to work with; consistently delivering results and adding valuable contributions but also easy and enjoyable to collaborate with. They are impressive in their ability to build rapport with different audiences and quickly apply a strategic mindset and technical expertise to bring structure, clarity and direction.

Gordon Rogers, Head of Sustainability, Yorkshire Water

It has been my pleasure to work with Project Rome over a number of years.  Simon has always brought clear strategic thinking and analysis at corporate level and worked with me as a member of the executive team in WYG plc over an extended period as we grew the business.  I have greatly appreciated his wisdom and help in setting direction for growth and implementing strategy.

Douglas McCormick, Executive Chairman, Gleeds UK and former CEO of WYG

I would sum up Project Rome in three words: diligence, expertise and accuracy. But what’s more, they are a true pleasure to work with. If we have a complex project, Project Rome is our first port of call.

Jeremy Biggs, CEO, NCL Technology Ventures Ltd

Project Rome worked on a one-to-one basis to quickly build relationships and gain the trust of key stakeholders, from clinicians and support teams to Executive Directors. The result was a significant leap forward in our ability to effectively collaborate at all levels. They were also an absolute delight to work with, bringing humour and a sense of fun to the team. We loved every minute of working with them!

Rebecca Malin, former Programme Director, Acute Provider Collaboration, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Project Rome team has an open, approachable style that worked well with our entire team, from Executive Directors to junior admin colleagues. They were politically and culturally sensitive to the need of the population and the multiple stakeholders, and creative and thoughtful about ways to get the optimum outcome from their work.

Stacey Hunter, Executive Director Acute Provider Collaboration Airedale FT and Bradford FT NHS Trusts, Chief Operating Officer, NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber

Project Rome provide FirstGroup with excellent regional intelligence and wise political counsel. They help us engage with our key stakeholders in a meaningful and focussed way.

Mike Katz, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, FirstGroup plc

Project Rome

New Station Street