About Us

The Agency

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.

By attracting, developing and retaining brilliant talent, we have also won more than 100 industry awards in recognition of our work – work that has delivered for clients.

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