who we are

About us

Created through bringing together two successful businesses, Royal Pilgrim was established in 2018, to offer expert communications advice in the built environment sector.


The experienced teams of Resolve Public Affairs and PilgrimPR were forged together to create a new powerhouse in the sector with unique knowledge and an unrivalled track record of successful delivery of planning permissions and projects.


We work across the UK on development projects, planning applications and strategic sites and corporate clients – working with local, national and international developers, retailers, local authorities and land promoters on a huge range of sites and sectors.


Scott Royal

Founding Director


Founding Director Scott Royal, who is a specialist in communications on retail planning issues.  He has over 20 years' experience of working on major retail developments including Sainsbury’s stores throughout the UK, Vangarde Shopping Park in York (including John Lewis, Next and M&S) and Cheshire Oaks.  Scott has also advised Westfield, IKEA and Lidl on development proposals and has over 20 years communications experience at a national and local level.

Ben Pilgrim

Founding Director


Ben is a founding Director of the company and previously ran his own PR agency for over 10 years.  Prior to that he was International Press Manager for Knight Frank and also worked as a journalist in Central America.  He has also worked for some of the leading PR agencies in the UK and has worked for clients such as Tesco, Helical Bar, Westfield and Palace Capital plc throughout the Country

Laura Pinder

Account Director


Laura has extensive communication and consultation experience from her previous roles within Highways England, UK Coal and the Environment Agency.  She has also worked at various specialist communication agencies providing high level support for clients across the UK including ASDA and other major retailers.

Emily Parkin

Account Director


Emily has over ten years’ experience in the property industry and has provided communications support for a number of key national and international retail brands such as ASDA, Sainsbury’s, IKEA and Westfield.


Emily has been with Royal Pilgrim since its inception having previously worked for Resolve Public Affairs. Prior to this, Emily has worked for some of Leeds’ biggest communications agencies.


We also draw on the support of the strong administrative team at Royal Pilgrim Communications, as well as our partnerships with graphic designers and printing firms.

Contact us

0113 335 0033 | info@royalpilgrim.com | Round Foundry Media Centre, Foundry Street, Leeds, LS11 5QP

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