Who we are
Strike was launched in early 2020 as a lean and dynamic PR consultancy with a mission to deliver communications that count.
We choose to work with organisations and individuals who are doing something positive in the world – whether that’s delivering education, creating music and cultural opportunities, supporting disadvantaged communities, or something else worthwhile that deserves to be shouted about.
Many of our clients are charities or small businesses with limited resources and budgets, so we work hard to deliver tight, targeted campaigns and PR activities that add real value and get the greatest return.
We have a small core agency team, underpinned by regular support from a collective of hand-picked, exceptionally experienced practitioners who share our values, bringing with them a range of specialist expertise including social media, public affairs, design and website creation.
This nimble structure ensures that our clients’ budgets are spent on our team delivering the work, and not the overheads often associated with bigger agencies.
We are based in central Bristol, with offices close to Bristol Temple Meads train station. Whilst many of our lovely clients are based in Bristol and the South West, we work with organisations across the country.
Founder and Director
Having worked for over 20 years in public relations, Catherine was frustrated that many organisations who were doing important and worthwhile work were missing out on being able to communicate effectively as they wanted, because they couldn’t afford to pay the big agency fees or recruit the in-house communications expertise they needed. Strike was launched to provide a first-class service and flexible support to these organisations.
Catherine started her career in journalism working for a national newspaper but moved swiftly into PR, where she has remained ever since.
She was previously Director of Communications for the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), responsible for overseeing the communications function for the entire university. Other organisations she has worked with to advise and support their communications include Bristol City Council, the West of England Combined Authority, Bristol Beacon, Bristol and Bath Science Park, Hammerson, the University of Greenwich, the Cheltenham Trust and Paraorchestra.
Catherine is a Chartered PR Practitioner and Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, which means that she operates at the highest and most ethical standards of industry practice.