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Hill+Knowlton Strategies

The Buckley Building 49 Clerkenwell Green - London

Hill+Knowlton Strategies

About Us

H+K Strategies UK works to improve every one of our client's brand value, reputation and bottom line. We do this by creating insight driven, narrative content delivered through multiple channels. Our work shapes conversations and educates on issues. We directly engage audiences to drive advocacy, inspire action, mobilise constituents and mitigate reputational risk. Our senior bench has more than 200 years combined experience working in the media, agencies, and as clients in-house. They lead 230+ of the brightest and best people in our business to provide clients with clear strategic advice, standout creative ideas, and outstanding results. In 2010 we became the first (and are still the only) large UK agency to organise ourselves around industry sectors, providing our clients with deep knowledge into their industry alongside a breadth of service expertise. Sectors we specialise in range from consumer packaged goods, energy + industrials, financial + professional services to food + drink, retail + leisure, public + third sector, sports and technology. Each sector team includes corporate and consumer communications, digital and social media, government affairs, stakeholder communications and issues and crisis management. A fully integrated approach that ensures our clients' programmes can have maximum impact. Our client satisfaction is 92%. For our largest client by revenue - Procter & Gamble - we have an overall agency score of 3.7 (out of 5) or, as they put it, ‘exceeding expectations'. We have worked with our top 20 clients by revenue for more than 8 years on average. Our most durable relationship is with adidas, our partner of 19 years…or put another way 5 Olympic Games (including London 2012),10 Ryder Cups and every year of David Beckham's professional football career. H+K Strategies is one of the largest agencies in London and is consistently ranked within PR Week's top 10 UK agency ranking. We are part of WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups, with 89 offices in 52 countries across the globe. This includes 28 offices across Europe (the largest wholly owned network in Europe) with clients representing 46 of Interbrand's 2010 Top 100 Global Brands. We have also worked with 50 per cent of the Fortune 500 worldwide. We work regularly with our sister companies to deliver maximum impact for our clients with an integrated communications approach. Companies we work with frequently include JWT, Grey, MindShare, Mediacom, The Partners, Fitch, Landor, Finsbury, Prism and 141. Hill+Knowlton Strategies was the first PR agency established in the USA in 1927 and we have now been in the UK for more than 40 years. In 2010 Hill & Knowlton joined forces with Public Strategies Inc. in the United States.

Industry Sectors

Airlines/aviation, Arts, Automotive/motoring, B2B: business services, Professional Services, Children/family, Cosmetics & toiletries, Charities/not-for-profit, IT: Hardware, IT: Software, Fmcg: food, Drinks: Alcoholic, Education/academic, Electronic/electrical goods, Entertainment, Financial Services: corporate finance, Financial Services: personal finance, Food:outlet/restaurants, Lotteries & Betting, Government agencies, Government: central, Government: local, Healthcare: Medical, DIY, Media: broadcast, Media: print, Healthcare: Optical, Pharmaceutical: ethical, Pharmaceutical: OTC, Postal/courier services, Property Services, Retail: Stores, Leisure: Sport, Telecommunications, Transport, Travel/tourism, Utilities, Animal health/Veterinary, Waste industry/recycling, Health & Wellbeing: fitness, Energy/Fuel, Digital/Internet Services, Technology, Creative services/Design, Financial Services: central banking, Financial Services: investor/institutional, Public Affairs, Publishing/printing


  • Community relations
  • Consumer communications
  • Corporate affairs
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Crisis & issues management
  • Employee/internal communications
  • Environmental communications
  • Trade relations
  • Media Relations
  • Financial relations - acquisitions/mergers/T-O
  • Financial relations - investor/institutional
  • Financial relations - new listings/flotations
  • Financial relations - shareholder
  • Government relations/lobbying: EU/international
  • Government relations/lobbying: local
  • Government relations/lobbying: national

Specialist Services

  • Communications planning
  • Design
  • Evaluation
  • Event and conference management
  • Marketing support
  • Media & presentation training
  • Media monitoring
  • Message development
  • Online PR
  • Publications
  • Sponsorship
  • Strategic consultancy
  • Specialist writing (corporate brochures/speeches)
  • Website development management
  • Youth PR

Partners and Directors

Richard Millar, CEO of H+ KStrategies UK and global chair, creative strategy Tony Stimpson, Commercial Director Simon Shaw, Chief Creative Officer Andy Sutherden, Global Practice Director Sports Marketing + Sponsorship Sam Lythgoe, SVP Business Developmen

Company Info

Parent Company

WPP Group

Number of Employees
The Buckley Building
Countries Affiliated
Austria, Cambodia, Indonesia, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Republic Of, Viet Nam

Contact Info

  • The Buckley Building
  • 49 Clerkenwell Green
  • London
  • EC1R 0EB

Primary Contacts

Katherine Willis

Pippa Burridge