We’re On It, We Do The Right Thing, We Bring Out The Best, We See The Positive.

One of the most awarded PR agencies for Employee Engagement.

One of the most awarded PR agencies for Employee Engagement.

Our energetic, fun, inclusive and transparent culture offers outstanding levels of flexible working.

"We lead the way in looking after our team’s physical and emotional wellbeing – investing in them through our robust ‘Wellbeing in the Round’ programme."

- Ruth Kieran, Managing Director

98% for ‘Outstanding People Development’ (PRCA).

98% for ‘Outstanding People Development’ (PRCA).

Nurturing and growing best-in-class talent will always be in our DNA. We offer exceptional support for progression – spanning mentoring, bi-annual 360° reviews, career roadmaps and training that prioritises business,  leadership & marketing acumen.

Caroline Kinsey

Chairman

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Caroline Kinsey
Chairman
Believing passionately about the power of PR, Caroline founded Cirkle in 1998 after 12 years in marketing and PR.  At the heart of the agency’s success lies Caroline’s energy and positivity and a belief in balancing commercial understanding with campaign excellence and unswerving client satisfaction.  In 2018, Caroline made Cirkle the first  PRCA-accredited agency to become a majority employee-owned business. A Fellow of the PRCA, inaugural Chairman of PRCA PR Council, the UK’s Female Entrepreneur of the Year, PRCA’s Agency Head of the Year and The Daily Telegraph’s ‘Britain’s Fittest Director’, Caroline was also awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bedfordshire for services to Marketing/PR.

Ruth Kieran

Managing Director

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Ruth Kieran
Managing Director
20+ years consumer and corporate reputation experience across public, private and third sector communications, Ruth is also an experienced crisis & issues expert. Ruth’s career began as a media buyer with McCann-Erickson in Sydney  as well as working with Microsoft and IBM in Hong Kong.

Her client experience includes Miele, The National Lottery, Department for Transport, Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee, Harley-Davidson, The Open University and Whitbread.  A seasoned leader, previous roles include Managing Partner and Deputy Managing Director for both Kindred and Lexis. She currently sits on the MAAG’s Advisory Board and chairs its diversity group.

Rikki Weir

Board Director

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Rikki Weir
Board Director
Rikki's 25+ years comms experience, includes 12 years working with Wella and P&G (including being headhunted by one of its global ad agencies for her copywriting skills). Claims to fame include 85% new business pitch win success rate (vs 33% industry average), as well as being the scribe behind the award entries that have culminated in over 150 wins and nominations for Cirkle. Rikki’s direct report includes the agency’s Creative Director and she also sits on judging panels across the PR & Digital industry for PR Week, PRCA and PR Moment and Sabre Awards. Mentor for Career Ready, championing Diversity in the workplace.

Andy Quin

Senior Strategist/Planner

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Andy Quin
Senior Strategist/Planner
Andy has spent over 20 years working as an Planner across global accounts at McCann-Erikson (Coca Cola, Nescafe, MSN and Kerry Foods) and Havas (Peugeot, Citroen, Ella’s Kitchen, Chivas Regal, VO5 and EDF). As a Media/Comms Planner, he also worked at large network agencies Universal McCann (Sky) and Mindshare (Nike and Diesel), as well as creating campaigns for Dulux, Channel 4, V05, EDF and Nike.

Chris Grabowski

Creative Director

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Chris Grabowski
Creative Director
Having started out on the account management side of PR agency life, Chris quickly discovered a love for ideation, innovation, new-tech and creative craft.  With over a decade of experience activating campaigns for leading lifestyle, bluechip and FMCG brands, client have included Bacardi, BMW, Cadbury, Nando’s, Nestle, Nintendo, and Under Armour.  PRCA Creativity Group Mentor

Annemarie Penderis

Head of Corporate Reputation

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Annemarie Penderis
Head of Corporate Reputation
Annemarie left her native South Africa more than 13 years ago to embrace the UK. She has over 20 years corporate, retail trade, foodservice and B2B experience working across a range of sectors for brands including Stella Artois, Bidfood, Mission Foods, Cadbury, Bayer Aspirin and PepsiCo.

A seasoned corporate comms professional, Annemarie’s remit includes driving corporate profile, media training, thought leadership and building employer brands for her clients. She is a highly experienced crisis & issues expert and has helped brands including  Hovis, Hipp Organic, Noble Foods, Loyd Grossman and Mission Foods in addition to those who face difficult trading environments.

Kate Gibson

Head of Consumer Brands

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Kate Gibson
Head of Consumer Brands
Kate thrives on the constant challenge of creating distinctive communications for consumer brands and developing imaginative “chapters” of content which build on one another to tell a bigger story and influence behaviour change. Kate has spent many years working at some of London’s top agencies, leading PR strategies across an enviable portfolio of FMCG brands and high profile retailers including Warburtons, Persil, John Lewis Partnership and McDonald’s to name a few.

Suzanne Surridge

Head of Retail Comms

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Suzanne Surridge
Head of Retail Comms
Suzanne’s career spans both agency and in-house, leading campaigns for global names including Coca-Cola, Cadbury, GSK, Diageo, PepsiCo and Britvic. A true all-rounder with consumer, corporate and trade expertise, much of Suzanne’s career has focused on targeting retailers and licensees, giving her an intimate knowledge of the retail landscape. This was recognised with a Top New Talent award from The Grocer, showcasing the best and brightest talent in UK grocery and foodservice. A favourite with clients for her calm, creative and considered approach, Suzanne’s portfolio consistently achieves outstanding scores in client satisfaction audits.

Sian Kilgour

Head of Partnerships

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Sian Kilgour
Head of Partnerships
Sian has 18 years’ experience focusing on sponsorship/partnership negotiations & amplification, consumer PR and experiential for lifestyle, drinks and entertainment brands (UK and global).  Campaigns include: Budweiser’s True Music and sports sponsorship properties (Glastonbury, Manchester United, FIFA World Cup), Tia Maria’s live music partnerships, Sony Mobile’s collaboration at the Raindance Film Festival, Michelob ULTRA’s amplification of the London Triathlon and Winter Olympics Team GB, Virgin Mobile’s Louder Music Programme (V Festival) and sports sponsorships (Superbikes and Jordan Formula 1), as well as talent & influencer campaigns

Renata Lawrynowicz

Finance Director

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Renata Lawrynowicz
Finance Director
Renata spent 14 years working in a senior finance role with a leading publisher and has worked for Cirkle since its early inception.  Renata sits on Cirkle’s Board and is pivotal in engendering strong financial agility across all financial aspects of the agency. With a relentless focus on driving cost and time efficiencies, Renata’s remit also includes working with clients’ procurement divisions and ensuring the agency is operating within its contractual obligations. Achieved 100% PRCA CMS accreditation for Financial Management.

Katie Gallop

HR Director

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Katie Gallop
HR Director
Katie sits on the Cirkle Board and is a strategic senior HR professional with over 15 years experience across marketing & advertising, legal clinical research and publishing sectors. Katie’s remit includes all employee engagement, HR legal/regs and policy, recruitment, employee engagement, training, internships and mentoring, ensuring Cirkle continually over achieves against its competitor set.

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