Rise in income at top PR firms

PR FIRMS saw an astonishing rise in fee income last year.

The top 150 UK PR agencies brought in a total of £839m in fee income, up from £814m in 2009, according to a survey by PRWeek.

Bell Pottinger retained its position as the UK’s largest PR agency by fee income, with £68m, an addition of nearly £8m from the previous year.

City PR firm Brunswick was in second place with £53.2m. Edelman was the top independent agency, with a fee income of £29m.