PRWeek UK Top 150: Outside London PR rankings 2016

PRWeek reveals the top performing UK PR agencies outside of London.

Pegasus reported strong revenue growth of 39 per cent to leapfrog Glaswegian rival The Big Partnership to become the biggest agency outside of London.

With Axon Communications moving into London, Citypress (+30 per cent) jumped up to third place. Meanwhile, Willoughby PR (+12 per cent) broke into the top 10 and other standout performers included Influential Agency (+50 per cent), Touchdown PR (+53 per cent) and PR Agency One (+62 per cent). 

Click for the full PRWeek Top 150 UK rankings, Consumer PR rankings, Technology PR rankings and read our full in-depth analysis of the UK PR sector during 2015.

PRWeek Top 150 UK PR Consultancies: Outside London Rankings 2016

Rank

In Top 150

Company

Revenue 2015

Revenue 2014

% change

2015 UK staff

2014 UK staff

% change

Revenue per employee

Location

1

28

Pegasus

8,865

6,374

39

92

71

30

96,359

E Sussex

2

34

The Big Partnership

7,423

7,891

-6

109

100

9

68,101

Glasgow

3

48

Citypress

5,071

3,903

30

70

66

6

72,440

Manchester

4

58

Remarkable Group

4,167

3,507

19

52

52

31

80,135

Hampshire

5

59

Berkeley PR International

4,140

3,104

33

63

50

26

65,714

Berkshire

6

66

Smarts

3,916

2,981

31

48

47

2

81,580

Belfast

7

69

Cirkle

3,721

3,047

22

42

34

24

88,587

Bucks

8

72

Freshwater UK

3,520

3,442

2

42

40

5

83,802

Cardiff

9

84

Willoughby PR

2,776

2,482

12

43

38

13

64,548

Birmingham

10

90

The Whiteoaks Consultancy

2,503

2,564

-2

29

31

-6

86,306

Surrey

11

92

Golley Slater 

2,434

2,692

-10

31

32

-3

78,528

Cardiff

12

93

William Murray Communications

2,404

2,177

10

19

18

6

126,503

Surrey

13

95

PFPR Communications

2,346

1,594

47

19

20

-5

123,448

Kent

14

98

Finn Communications

2,328

2,043

14

27

24

13

86,227

Leeds

15

99

Touchdown PR

2,293

1,502

53

23

14

64

99,697

Surrey

16

104

Brazen

2,120

1,946

9

32

27

19

66,250

Manchester

17

107

Lucre

2,024

2,006

1

25

26

-4

80,971

Leeds

18

109

Man Bites Dog

2,003

1,706

17

30

22

36

66,773

E Sussex

19

110

3x1 Group

1,996

1,507

32

25

18

39

79,855

Glasgow

20

116

Wyatt International

1,791

1,600

12

17

16

6

105,354

Birmingham

21

117

Bottle

1,763

1,555

13

20

22

-9

88,164

Oxford

22

124

Say Communications

1,594

1,566

2

18

18

0

88,576

Surrey

23

128

AD Communications

1,431

1,401

2

23

23

0

62,202

Surrey

24

136

Influential Agency

1,190

791

50

21

9

133

56,658

Liverpool

25

137

Smoking Gun

1,187

941

26

18

17

6

65,935

Manchester

26

139

PR Agency One

1,120

690

62

16

12

33

70,000

Manchester

27

142

Liquid

1,103

932

18

14

13

8

78,772

Birmingham

28

144

Proactive International PR

1,088

876

24

16

16

0

67,983

Nottingham

29

146

Acceleris Marketing Communications

1,062

1,045

2

15

14

7

70,770

N Yorkshire

30

Intelligent Conversation

971

902

8

10

8

25

97,116

Manchester

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