A Very Different PR, Content, Copywriting, Social Media and Marketing Agency

Catapult PR is the kind of PR and marketing agency you will struggle to find elsewhere, handling public relations (PR) campaigns, content writing, copywriting, social media and various aspects of digital marketing in a way that is compelling for our discerning clients thanks to its personal touch and attention to detail.

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Our difference comes from drawing on the in-depth expertise and phenomenal creativity of Jane Hunt, a two-time winner of the ‘Outstanding PR Practitioner of the Year’ title, at the national CIPR Excellence Awards – arguably the most prestigious awards in the PR industry.

This highlights the extraordinary value we can bring to your marketing campaign, with passion, personal attention and total accountability, provided by the force behind our success and the person generating the ideas that can create stand-out campaigns with even modest budgets.

Despite having over 25 years’ experience at Catapult PR, and over 30 years’ in PR and marketing in total, earned both in-house and in-agency, Jane Hunt, a member of the MCIPR, PRCA and CIM, is the day-to-day contact for all Catapult PR’s clients.

Jane cleverly absorbs all that a brand stands for, before personally crafting winning strategies and tactics that, once implemented, often far exceed original expectations.

This truly boutique approach enables our clients to also become winners in their own right, seizing their own industry awards and achieving outstanding growth objectives, thanks to the fantastic value Jane adds.

Why is our approach best for clients?

You only have to look at our award-winning track record, within numerous top PR and marketing awards schemes, to see that, our modest size is irrelevant and our campaigns do what they are supposed to – achieve outstanding results, whether targeting B2B or B2C audiences.

The fact our results outstrip those of many big agencies at all of the top awards should give you the confidence to think differently and work with a specialist and with someone who has been there, done that and got the T-shirt.

When our clients buy-in to our very different approach and are prepared to see beyond the ‘big is best’ mentality, they strike gold.



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Servicing clients of any size is not an issue. Jane has a little black book of specialists and committed freelancers, who provide additional support and services of the same uncompromisingly high standard, whenever necessary. The bar is an extremely high one at Catapult and only the best make the grade.

This is a passionate, dedicated approach. Catapult can be a true extension of your team, whether you are a small business, a national or global financial services or insurance company, a travel, tourism or heritage venue, or a start-up. We have all of these within our client stable, as well as European clients, often based in English-speaking countries or in Italy.

Where are we based and who do we work with?

Catapult PR is often believed to be a Manchester PR agency, because it frequently tops the table in North West and Northern PR and marketing awards at which all the Manchester PR agencies compete.

However, we are actually a Lancashire marketing agency, located In Poulton-le-Fylde – a non-city-based location, just a short hop from Preston, Lancaster and Blackpool. Our location allows us to keep our fees and PR agency rate card down, enabling us to offer PR agency services to small businesses, as well as large ones.

However, a large percentage of our clients are in Yorkshire, so we are often considered a Yorkshire PR agency – very apt given our Yorkshire family roots.

Through work for clients in Northumberland, County Durham and Tyne and Wear, as well as having founded Northumberland Day in 2015 and organised it ever since, we are also often viewed as a North East PR agency.

And with over 23 years’ experience of handing campaigns in Cumbria, as well as numerous awards in the trophy cabinet that have been earned for Cumbrian businesses, we feel like a Cumbrian PR agency too. This is why we also have a Carlisle PR agency office address.

However, we also have clients in London, Essex, South Wales and the Midlands, as all come to us for our expertise and the very different approach we have outlined.

The rapport we can build with our clients, through our passionate and dedicated commitment to their business or brand, is crucial to our mutual success and can be achieved wherever you are located, as our record shows.

One of our many travel marketing awards

Our Focus

We have two core sectors on which we focus heavily and in which we have experience second to none. These are:

We are one of the major travel PR companies in the UK for UK-based hotels and other accommodations, destinations, visitor attractions, farm attractions, dog-friendly travel, travel experiences, grand houses and heritage and cultural attractions. We have also worked on travel campaigns in Italy.

With numerous national and regional awards under our belt for work in these sectors, we are rightfully considered travel marketing experts.

We also have our own heritage marketing offering – Heritage Buzz – which we have launched to bring other heritage sector clients the benefit of our expertise.

However, we are also rich in award-winning financial services and insurance expertise stretching back to 1993, making us insurance PR and marketing specialists as well as winners of various financial services marketing awards.

Backing this is our extensive experience in associated sectors, such as retail and pet product marketing, veterinary services, catering and hospitality, food and drink and particular niches, including the kitchen trade. We are also award-winners when it comes to handling PR, content and social media for community and CSR campaigns.

Our work spans both B2B and B2C sectors and is often a creative crossover mix of PR, content creation, copywriting, social media and digital marketing.

Words and Content Matter

Half of our time is spent not on PR and media campaigns but on delivering compelling words and other content for our clients. This could be all-important blogs that can build thought-leadership in search, or could just as easily be e-newsletters, content downloads, social media campaigns, podcasts or website copywriting services.

In 2022, we won the national CIPR Excellence Awards’ ‘Mark of Excellence’ for a content campaign in the travel sector. 2023 has seen recognition for a content campaign in the financial services sector.

If you are looking for a content writer for hire, look no further, as we can provide you with that service alone, without PR, and help you fulfil your content marketing needs.

We have two podcasts of our own, which showcase our work within our core areas of expertise. Both are high-ranking and generate higher-than-average downloads. Check them out here.


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Client Testimonials

Our occupancy soared to over 98%

Catapult PR has contributed greatly to the castle’s success, with this being evidenced greatly over the past few years, thanks to spot-on Covid-19 PR messaging that enabled us to stand out in the hospitality sector, to the extent the Government used our messaging within its official staycation campaign. Our occupancy, post-lockdown, soared to over 98% thanks to the PR exposure we enjoyed.

Catapult has also strategically bolstered key elements of our appeal and generated additional business for key aspects of the business, through the production of unique collateral such as our Hairy History booklet, elopement guide, dog-friendly download and stories for our Tales of Langley Bear podcast. The agency’s writing skills have been deployed in numerous ways with the words always being compelling and engaging.

Margaret Livingstone-Evans

Executive General Manager, Langley Castle Hotel

Delighted to see the campaign win four marketing and PR awards in 2022

Catapult PR’s hugely creative press materials often draw on extensive research and include unique angles. The PR is typically much more than just a press release, having a tactical or positioning motive behind it and often being repurposed across different channels. I was delighted to see the campaign win four marketing and PR awards in 2022 and all were completely deserved given the huge impact the PR had within the UK and international visitor markets.

Jane Meaker

Visitor Services Manager, Levens Hall and Gardens

I have no hesitation in recommending Catapult PR

We’ve worked with Catapult PR for a number of years now and would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Jane has helped us on a numerous projects & marketing campaigns, adding creative ideas and finding unique angles, and has been instrumental to the growth of our business.

Jane has also written and prepared several award presentations & entries for us, with McCarron Coates subsequently scooping a number of these, throughout the years

Paul Coates

Director, McCarron Coates

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