Jane Ainsworth Managing Director WPR

Jane Ainsworth Managing Director WPRBirmingham-based PR and digital agency, Willoughby Public Relations (WPR), has been named the Midlands’ largest PR consultancy by revenue.

The ranking was unveiled as part of PRWeek’s Global Agency Business Report 2017, which provides insight and analysis on the PR industry.

The award-winning agency reported revenue in excess of £3.2 million for the year ending December 2016, a 15 per cent increase on 2015.

Growth was achieved across all aspects of the company’s offering, with major new PR and digital client wins including Beaverbrooks and Apex Supply Chain Technologies.

The report also showed WPR to be the third fastest growing agency in the ‘Top 150’ outside the M25 corridor.

WPR’s latest growth figures follow a management buyout in 2015, which saw managing director, Jane Ainsworth, become the majority shareholder.

Speaking about the company’s ongoing success, managing director, Jane Ainsworth said: “In the space of just three years we have added over £1million to our income, and this is a direct result of our rapid response to market challenges.

“We are independently-owned meaning we can be highly agile, investing in new services and products ahead of client demand.  This is born out in the relationships we have developed with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest, and the relationships we have long held with influencers in the media.

“To have a Midlands PR agency in the top 100 league table is a testament to the quality of work produced in the region, and we are very proud to be a part of that.”

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