WPR Moves Up PR Week’s Top 150

PR Week has announced its annual agency rankings of the UK’s comms sector in 2023, and WPR has risen seven places to be placed at 104.

As well as being the highest ranked Midlands PR agency, this makes WPR the 13th largest agency outside London.

Jane Ainsworth, managing director, said: “We’ve had an incredible year, with strong growth both in terms of fee income and headcount. 

“Nobody knew what to expect post-pandemic, but PR Week’s data shows a thriving sector which is responding well despite challenging conditions; those trends are certainly something we recognise at WPR. 

“We’ve seen significant demand from both new and existing clients for creative, results-driven PR and social campaigns across consumer and B2B markets. It’s an exciting time and we’re in a great place to continue that growth in the year ahead.”

In addition to revenue and headcount, PR Week’s table highlights that WPR has the third lowest billings per head in the entire Top 150. Keeping billable hours low is a core aspect of WPR’s commitment to wellbeing and work-life balance, ensuring clients receive the best possible care from a team that has the capacity to develop professionally and personally.

To be included in the PR Week UK Top 150, agencies complete a detailed questionnaire providing data from which the list is compiled. As well as ranking agencies, the Top 150 takes an in-depth look at the UK’s PR industry and future trends to provide valuable insight on the UK comms sector.