TWO OF Nottingham’s biggest PR and digital agencies have been recognised in the industry’s most prestigious league table.
Cartwright Communications and Tank – both based in the city’s Lace Market – are once again the highest ranking agencies in the East Midlands as part of the PR Week Top 150, a national league table of thousands of PR agencies across the UK. Tank was ranked 167th overall, with Cartwright Communications at 178.
Cartwright – led by former journalist Liz Cartwright alongside directors Rose Hayes and Annie Brafield – was named the 34th B2B agency in the country and 85th on the national consumer list. Meanwhile, Tank – headed up by Trevor Palmer and co-owners Martin Stone and Max Bevis – ranked as the 32nd agency outside of London, as well as being named as 51st for its credentials in the technology sector.
The pair are consistent features on the list, which is compiled annually from the roughly 5,000 agencies practicing PR in the UK.
Rose Hayes, director at Cartwright Communications, said: “After two years of an unpredictable market, it’s great to be recognised for our team’s fantastic work and the business’ continued growth. To be ranked in the top 100 for both B2B and B2C is a huge achievement and one that not many agencies in the region can lay claim to.
“While the Top 150 recognises financial achievements and growth, our business plan has very much focussed on workplace culture. We’re equally proud of recently gaining our Great Place to Work accreditation as well as being a finalist in the upcoming Inspiring Workplace Awards which mean we’re a fantastic place to work as well as being a top agency to work with.”
Commenting on the rankings, Martin Stone, director at Tank, said: “Being named as the top performing East Midlands agency in the overall Top 150 listing for a second year is testament to the strong team that we’ve built at Tank and the culmination of a real group effort.
“2021 was not so much about client acquisition but more about taking the lessons learnt during the pandemic and realigning for growth, while also focusing on what makes Tank what it is – our people. This approach resulted in our best performing year to date, marking a solid 12-years of growth.”
Founded in 2006, Cartwright Communications works for clients such as Tarmac, Lovell Homes, Willmott Dixon and Branston. Tank was founded in 2010 by PR consultant, Trevor Palmer, and its clients include the likes of Dixons Carphone, Orangetheory Fitness and Ipsos.