89up named as one of FT 1000 list of Europe’s fastest growing companies and climbs further up PR 150 rankings

  • 89up one of only 120 UK companies included in the prestigious FT 1000
  • Strong year-on-year growth sees 89up rise 12 places in the PR Week 150 agency ranking 

89up has been named in the FT 1000 list of Europe’s fastest growing companies, after another year of record growth. 

The independent communications agency is one of just 80 London-based companies and 120 UK companies to make the list. With three-year absolute growth rate of 183%, achieved during COVID-19 restrictions, 89up credits its growth to its focused offer as the leading communications agency for non-profit organisations. 

In the last two years, the agency has built out its specialist climate change and technology offers, increased the size of every team and developed a bespoke Advocacy, Insights and Mobilisation team under the leadership of Tom Mauchline and boosted by the recent recruitment of Director of European Affairs Claude Moraes. 

The agency has also been included in the PR Week 150 list of the largest PR agencies by fee for the second year in a row, rising 12 places in the ranking. 

89up is now the largest specialist global agency for non-profits in turnover and staff count. 

Mike Harris, founder and CEO of 89up said:  

“89up is now the leading independent global agency for non-profits. Our global team, from London to Mumbai are the market leaders in driving and transforming campaigns for our clients across the planet. We’re proud that we continue to live by our values. We pay a living wage to everybody, and are completely carbon neutral for the second year in a row. 89up invested in our team and our clients to ensure we can build a better future for everyone.” 

Sarah Jane Rumford, managing partner at 89up said:

“89up has stayed true to its founding mission to support clients that promote democracy, human rights and social justice. Every day our expanding team of experts continues to tackle complex global issues from climate change, defending freedom of speech and an open internet, to human rights. Our work has never been more important. So we are delighted to have been acknowledged within FTs 1000 Fastest-Growing European Companies at number 853 and one of only 120 UK companies.”