Passionate, Proactive, Professional PR & Marketing for Brands and Businesses

Why Clients Choose Catapult PR as Their PR Agency

Catapult PR's clients stand out from the crowd.  Whatever they do, they are seen to do it better, more professionally and with heaps more personality than other businesses, financial services providers, retailers, artisan food producers, or travel and tourism brands. They stand out, because our PR generates both profile and positioning.  Our public relations campaigns are memorable, distinctive and full of high impact ideas.  They are often best in class.

Our clients stand apart from their competitors regardless of whether they are based at home, or abroad.  Although we are a Lancashire-based, British public relations and communications agency, we handle PR for clients across the UK, and globally.  Clients come to us for our PR expertise, rather than our geographical location.  They know we will be a valuable extension of their team - no matter how big or small that team may be.

But do not underestimate our passion, our talent and our track record.  Our clients love us because we are bright and vibrant - not beige and dull.  They appreciate that we will be there, whenever they need us.  They are frequently astounded by our ideas, creativity and ability to think differently from other PR and marketing agencies.  They like the fact we are PR specialists.

Our clients understand that all of the above has underpinned our longevity as a top creative PR consultancy, handling both consumer PR and B2B PR campaigns.  They know our award-winning track record speaks volumes about our PR consultancy skills.  They instantly grasp that their PR and marketing campaign will be exciting, as well as strategic; hugely successful, as well as brand-building, and spill over into social media campaigns, giving them a dynamic that is irresistible.

Quite simply, our clients are winners, who 'get' us. Do you?

Our Latest News

January 14th, 2017

Workshops Set To Inspire Those Wishing To Celebrate Northumberland Day

The creators of the concept of ‘Northumberland Day’ – a day entering the calendar for the first time on May 28 2017 – are organising a series of workshops, to help individuals, networks, businesses and community groups devise action plans […]

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December 31st, 2016

The ‘Best Bits’ of An Amazing Year

So here we are at the end of the year – both the calendar year and the financial year – and it’s fair to say we smashed our targets and adopted a ‘nobody puts baby in the corner’ attitude, putting […]

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December 25th, 2016

Care And Love What You Care About

Christmas is a time for caring. Caring and being proud of what you care about is everything. But to be taken seriously, you need to do it sincerely and from the heart. It should be more than a PR gimmick […]

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Meet The MD

Catapult PR Managing Director Jane Hunt

Managing Director: Jane Hunt

I founded Catapult PR in 1998, because I wanted to break the mould of PR agencies in Lancashire and in England's northwest.  The other agencies were almost exclusively headed up by men.  No consultancy outside of Manchester had ever been Northwest PR Consultancy of the Year.  I wanted to change all that.  By November 2000, I had.  Catapult became NW PR Consultancy of the Year, having been runner-up in 1999. That feat has never been matched.

Since then, I have made Catapult 'NW Small PR Team of the Year' since and personally became the 'Best Freelance PR Practitioner' in Britain, in 2012's national CIPR Awards, proudly receiving my award from Olympian, Colin Jackson.

All of this is a far cry from my first PR job - International PR Executive for freight-forward, MSAS, in Bracknell.  I then spent five years in the Utilities, handling PR for Bristol-based South Western Electricity Board and British Gas South Western, before being seconded to British Gas HQ, in London.  There, I promoted major catering events, including Chef of the Year, Catering Student of the Year and School Cook of the Year, and some amazing sponsorships, such as Wildlife Photographer of the Year.  I tried to chaperone excitable celebrity chefs at exhibitions and proudly created the Commercial Gas Centre's first-ever catering newsletter.

When I had my son, I moved back north and became PR Manager for Swinton Insurance.  From there, I was headhunted to handle the launch of a brand new motor insurer - Privilege Insurance.  I created an award-winning campaign, working with all my PR contacts from my Swinton days.  I then moved to another agency, to create another stunning financial services PR campaign for a leading bank.  That's when I decided that spending four hours or more, commuting to work each day, was far too much.  That's when I decided to create a dynamic, passionate PR consultancy that reflected my hunger to create some of the best public and media relations campaigns in the country.

We've never been a typical northwest PR agency, which is probably why we've always had PR clients across Britain.  We now have them overseas too.  Good PR can cross international boundaries.

Every year, I develop new goals and push myself and Catapult further.  When studying for my MA in History at New Hall, Cambridge, I found an amazing supervisor, who I then joined for a year's PhD research at Trinity College, Cambridge.  He taught me the power of being different, memorable, bold and brave. Those thoughts have stayed with me throughout my career.  That's what drives Catapult.  That's why we constantly surprise and delight our clients.

Catapult PR Case Studies

June 5th, 2015

One to Watch!

We’ve already got very good feelings about our campaign for our client, Aspect Bar and Bistro – the Best Bistro in England and Wales 2014 – which is located on glorious Morecambe Bay. To position the excellent Aspect as champions […]

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June 5th, 2015

Spreading the Love

When Catapult was appointed to handle a PR campaign for a marmalade festival, its mission wasn’t just to attract entries and generate footfall, but to also try to reposition a food dying in popularity and of little appeal to 21st […]

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June 5th, 2015

Cool Cumbria Down On The Farm

This PR campaign was a runner-up for a national CIPR Excellence Award, in the category of Arts, Sport, Leisure and Tourism and revolved around our re-positioning of farm tourism as something that was not muddy, wet and smelly, but an […]

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June 5th, 2015

Sending Shirts to Skopje

This campaign began life as a PR campaign for Yorkshire Building Society’s Children’s Treasure Bond – a financial bond that grows in value, with the child. Some exciting initiatives generated national headlines, even before we devised a spin-off campaign while […]

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