PRWeek Global Agency Report: Public Sector table 2015

Four Communications Group has topped the Public Sector rankings after taking in £1.98m in public sector fee income during the past 12 months.

Nan Williams: Four Communications CEO
Nan Williams: Four Communications CEO

Four reported a blistering 266 per cent increase in public sector fee income year-on-year, with the group including Colman Getty as well as Kinross + Render.

There was nearly a £1m gap to second-placed Champollion, which generated £1.15m. The Big Partnership rounded off the top three and was the only other agency to break the £1m barrier.

A handful of agencies saw income from the public sector dip over the past year. The biggest hits were Claremont (-19 per cent) and the London Communications Agency (-15 per cent).

Click here to see the full PRWeek Top 150 and a breakdown of fee income for the Consumer PR sector.

UK Public Sector Rankings 2015

RankIn Top 150CompanyPublic sector fee income 2014 (£k)Public sector fee income 2013(k)% changeTotal fee income (£k)% of fee incomePR staff 2014Location 
1 21 Four Communications Group* 1,982 541 266 14,383 14 164 London  
2 110 Champollion 1,150 n/a n/a 1,644 68 17 London  
3 33 The Big Partnership 1,120 904 24 7,891 13 100 Glasgow  
4 26 Lansons 984 749 31 11,733 8 86 London  
5 133 Claremont 829 1,027 -19 1,126 74 13 London  
6 76 Golley Slater 800 665 20 2,692 30 32 Cardiff  
7 18 MHP Communications 523 n/a n/a 16,509 3 168 London  
8 61 Freshwater UK 375 364 3 3,442 11 40 Cardiff  
9 142 DTW 336 365 -7 660 51 10 N Yorkshire  
10 138 Pagoda PR 309 338 -9 796 36 10 Edinburgh  
11 70 Smarts 305 253 21 2,981 10 47 Belfast  
12 60 London Communications Agency 265 313 -15 3,444 8 30 London  
13 126 Third City 260 n/a n/a 1,276 10 22 London  
14 90 Broadgate Mainland 257 260 -1 2,225 12 20 London  
15 40 Camargue Group 241 223 8 6,027 4 71 London  
16 65 Seven Hills 196 214 -8 3,224 6 32 London  
17 139 Influential Agency 105 n/a n/a 791 13 9 Liverpool  
18 134 Acceleris 87 68 29 1,045 8 14 N Yorkshire  
19 113 Bottle PR 81 n/a n/a 1,555 8 22 Oxford  
20 120 The PR Network 80 n/a n/a 1,475 6 5 London  
Notes                    
*Four Communications Group includes Colman Getty and Kinross + Render            

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