TOP 150 PR CONSULTANCIES 2003: Top performers

London-based agency Shine Communications racked up a compound growth of 43 per cent over five years taking its fee income from £250k in 1998 to £1.5m.

HIGHEST FEE INCOME PER HEAD IN THE TOP 100

Rank Company Fee income per % Fee income Staff

head (pounds) growth (pounds)

02 01 02 02

1 BMA Communications 129,689 115,909 12 2,593,775 20

2 Edelman 119,370 113,064 6 14,563,087 122

3 Rainier PR 119,290 131,062 -9 1,073,612 9

4 Chandler Chicco 111,672 89,189 25 2,345,119 21

5 Bell Pottinger/

Good Relations 109,262 112,281 -3 30,812,000 282

6 Axicom 108,577 124,389 -13 2,605,852 24

7 Galliard Healthcare

Communications 106,808 73,091 46 2,777,000 26

8 Brahm Public Relations 102,949 84,445 22 1,956,038 19

9 Citigate Public Affairs 102,373 111,584 -8 3,890,188 38

10 PPS Group 97,748 78,026 25 4,300,922 44

Taken from Top 100 agencies.

TOP PERFORMERS OVER FIVE YEARS

Rank Company % Growth Fee income Fee income

5 years % per 02 (pounds) 01 (pounds)

year*

1 Shine Communications 497.25 43.0 1,501,567 1,191,580

2 Portfolio Group 220.76 26.3 3,963,847 2,992,229

3 Lewis Communications 206.60 25.1 5,486,466 5,204,078

4 Phipps PR 183.53 23.2 1,447,120 1,366,787

5 Republic 181.18 23.0 1,519,648 1,368,346

6 The Red Consultancy 135.18 18.7 7,693,111 6,608,149

7 Ptarmigan Consultants 128.01 17.9 1,993,901 1,836,545

8 TTA Public Relations 105.14 15.5 1,234,656 1,083,396

9 Focus PR 91.61 13.9 883,828 816,045

10 Colman Getty PR 88.12 13.5 1,404,671 1,131,546

Rank Company Fee income Fee income Fee income

00 (pounds) 99 (pounds) 98 (pounds)

1 Shine Communications 962,590 576,437 251,414

2 Portfolio Group 2,604,277 1,465,389 1,235,749

3 Lewis Communications 4,212,659 2,690,606 1,789,448

4 Phipps PR 1,230,087 811,547 510,402

5 Republic 1,212,176 874,893 540,451

6 The Red Consultancy 5,640,535 4,015,769 3,271,117

7 Ptarmigan Consultants 1,493,121 1,001,111 874,480

8 TTA Public Relations 974,717 735,033 601,852

9 Focus PR 707,077 648,981 461,263

10 Colman Getty PR 1,096,941 936,636 746,672

*Compound growth. Taken from top 100 agencies that have shown growth

over the past five years.

FASTEST GROWING AGENCIES IN THE TOP 100

Rank Company Total PR income (pounds)

02 01 % growth

1 Geronimo Public

Relations 1,903,577 766,513 148

2 SNS Group 1,132,400 581,985 95

3 Galliard Healthcare

Communications 2,777,000 1,608,000 73

4 Haygarth PR 1,205,516 745,201 62

5 Strategy PR 1,008,063 628,185 60

6 SCPR 865,576 577,200 50

7 Henry's House 1,052,000 707,820 49

8 Hotwire 1,385,564 937,436 48

9 Brands 2 Life 1,332,303 917,812 45

10 HCC De Facto Group 3,205,064 2,281,088 41

Rank Company Staff Clients

02 01 % growth Retainer Project

1 Geronimo Public

Relations 27 15 80 13 6

2 SNS Group 12 6 100 27 39

3 Galliard Healthcare

Communications 26 22 18 20 18

4 Haygarth PR 15 15 0 16 24

5 Strategy PR 21 19 11 34 34

6 SCPR 12 13 -8 18 16

7 Henry's House 19 12 58 18 15

8 Hotwire 19 18 6 27 16

9 Brands 2 Life 22 16 38 24 23

10 HCC De Facto Group 44 51 -14 77 97

Taken from Top 100 agencies. Ranking based on percentage growth in fee

income to two decimal places.

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