Who we are
Strike was founded in early 2020 by Catherine Frankpitt.
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 as effectively as they wanted to because they couldn’t afford to pay big agency fees or recruit the in-house communications expertise they needed.
Strike was established as a lean and dynamic PR consultancy, designed to deliver a first-class experience without expensive overheads. We have a small core team, underpinned by regular support from a collective of hand-picked, experienced practitioners who bring a range of specialist communications and marketing expertise, including social media, public affairs, design and website creation.
In spite of launching just three weeks before the UK’s first lockdown in March 2020, we have built a portfolio of lovely clients in our first year, including local charities, major arts organisations, universities, public sector organisations, and several small businesses.
We are based in central Bristol, close to Bristol Temple Meads station, but work with a range of organisations across the country, as well as many locally-based ones.
OUR MISSION AND VALUES
Strike’s mission is to deliver communications that count.
We see ourselves as an extension of our clients’ teams and strive to add value with everything we do.
Strike is purpose-driven. We want to add real benefit to our clients, to help them tell their stories and achieve their objectives. We work with a wide breadth of organisations but particularly love supporting those who are doing something positive – whether that’s delivering education, creating music and art, supporting businesses or helping disadvantaged young people.
Founder and Director
Catherine is a Chartered PR Practitioner and Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Her career spans over two decades, working in Bristol and London in a mix of consultancy and in-house roles. She was previously Director of Communications & Creative Strategy at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), and has worked with a broad range of organisations including Bristol City Council, West of England LEP, Bristol and Bath Science Park, the Cheltenham Trust and Bristol Beacon. She is a trustee of Spike Island and a mentor for Catalyse Change.