WPR started in 1992, in the basement of an art-deco building in Birmingham, just one woman and a phone. Our founding philosophy was to be people-first: to look after our team as best we can, so they look after our clients as best they can.
A lot has changed since then, but that vision hasn’t.
We are the people who make us – and we recognise that.
People-first means our staff retention rates are 30% higher than the industry average, and this has led to client retention rates that exceed 90%. We also hold the highest possible rating for outstanding employee engagement from Best Companies, which is recognised as the standard for workplace engagement accreditations. In 2020, we were also named a Sunday Times Best Small Company to Work For.
We are now one of the most award-winning PR, social, media planning and buying agencies in the UK, and one of the most connected too – regularly working collaboratively on projects with the likes of Facebook, Google, Instagram and Twitter.
No longer one woman and a phone, we are now a team of more than 50 with a blend of expertise, from PR to social media and search.
Independently owned, we have long since outgrown our basement home, but we will never outgrow our principles.
WPR: people-first communications