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Bristol communications company reports 33 per cent Growth

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Ambitious hires and promotions
12 June 2024
Ambitious hires and promotions

Ambitious, the Bristol-based B2B and corporate communications scompany, has reported 33 per cent annual revenue growth, making it one of the largest independent PR agencies in the South West. The agency, which is on track to make £2.2 million revenue in 2024 is poised for future growth with several strategic hires and an internal promotion.

Laura Lear has been appointed as Deputy Managing Director to support the next phase of agency development, and lead on corporate PR and strategic comms. Laura, whose career has seen her work with industry giants Edelman, McCann and most recently tech specialist, Hotwire, brings more than 20 years' experience to the management team.

Also joining the 25 strong team is Amy Ferrier, in a newly created position as Production Manager. Luke Allsop joins as a tech specialist PR Consultant, deepening the agency’s tech PR expertise.

Associate Director Dani Andres has been promoted to the role of Campaigns & Community Director, which will see her focus on continuing the agency’s purpose driven work.

Ambitious has recently added PeopleCert,  Greece’s first unicorn business to its client portfolio, as well as care providers, The Good Care Group and cloud marketplace, Pax8.

The agency has also won a string of awards in the first six months of the year, and featured in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2024.

Owner & Director Sarah Woodhouse said: “We've seen healthy growth during a time of economic uncertainty, bucking trends in our market. We attribute this to the loyalty of our team and clients and our diversification into content and strategic communications to offer holistic and integrated communications services." 

Founded in 2012, Ambitious recently ranked at 61 in the UK in PR Week’s top 150 B2B agencies. Its core sectors include tech, healthcare & social care, education & skills, professional and financial services and in the public sector.


Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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