About us

Focusing on people, planet and progress

Forster Communications was established in 1996 with a clear purpose: to use communications to protect and improve lives. We are an employee-owned founding UK B Corporation, committed to positive change and continuing to push industry boundaries.

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We were founded by Jilly Forster as a values-led business, standing out from other PR agencies for commitment and focus.

Since then, we’ve:

  • Transformed attitudes to mental health, inside and outside the workplace
  • Championed sustainable travel and got thousands of people out on their bikes
  • Enabled senior leaders to talk confidently about complex topics
  • Helped revolutionary ideas build into mainstream business successes
  • Maintained momentum over long term decarbonisation transitions
  • Inspired individuals to step forward and speak out
  • Developed movements that have changed society for the better

And there’s so much more to do.

The world has changed immeasurably since we were established and our mission is urgent. Our focus on making a positive impact for people and planet is stronger than ever.

Forster Team - Away Day 2014

Living our values

We are committed to bringing about positive change and strive to be curious, collaborative and pioneering in all we do.

Our award-winning 2020–2023 Climate Positive Plan was a first for the PR industry. In it, we set out bold commitments for action for ourselves, through our suppliers and with our clients.

Our current plan goes further, putting people and nature at the heart of climate action and committing to understanding our total impact in more detail through the development of an Integrated Profit and Loss account.

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Making an impact


of our suppliers have made net zero pledges


reduction in CO2 for our Scope 2 emissions, including office heating and home working


of colleagues volunteered their time to support a charity in the last 12 months


of our clients have set emission reduction targets


of our income comes from the fossil fuel industry, in line with our Clean Creative commitments


of our team commute by bike or walk

Transparency is critical and we are independently assessed on our performance and progress each year.

Awards and accreditation

In 2015 we became a founding UK B Corporation and since then we have won 11 Best For the World awards. Alongside ISO14001, we have set science-based targets as part of our commitment to tackling climate change and we are going beyond the requirements for small businesses to tackle our Scope 3 emissions.

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  • B Corp Best for the World – 11 awards since 2015
  • Management Today 2023 – Best Sustainability Initiative
  • SABRE EMEA 2023 – Agency of the Future
  • Edie Sustainability Leaders – Consultancy of the Year (2021 & 2019)
  • The Drum Agency Business 2023 – Grand Prix and Best Sustainability Initiative
  • Independent Agency Awards 2022 – Best Purpose Driven Campaign
  • PR Moment ESG Awards 2021 – Boutique Agency of the Year
  • Third Sector Communications Agency of the Year 2021
  • Business Green Leaders Awards 2021, Communications Agency of the Year (Highly Commended)
  • Global Good Awards 2021 – SME of the Year
  • Better Society Awards 2019 – Consultancy of the Year
  • Leading Employer UK, 2023, 2021
  • Britain’s Healthiest Workplace – 2nd place, small business category (2018)
  • PR Week Best Place to Work Awards 2018
  • Britain’s Healthiest Workplace – (SME) 2017, 2016
  • Sunday Times Best Green Company 2010 (top 20)
  • Sunday Times Best Green Company 2009 (overall winner)


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