21 people to thank as we turn 21

As we celebrate 21 years in business this week, we’d like to say a special ‘thank you’ to 21 key people who have helped us get to where we are today:


The early clients and mentors…

Patrick Henchoz

Patrick gave us a big break when he appointed us to deliver PR for his rapidly expanding Esporta Health Club chain in the 90's. He later invested in the agency and became a non-exec Director.

Paul Narraway

Sue's former boss at advertising agency Y&R and MDI became the mentor that helped get her started in the early days of Promote.

Bob Paton

As the head of the Fitness Industry Association, Bob was huge supporter of Promote in 1994 when the FIA and BUPA Commit to Get Fit campaign were our first clients.

John Lillie

The founder and owner of 220 Triathlon Magazine, John was one of the agency's first clients.

Dr Bob Murray, Lori Theisen and Steve Gregg

Gatorade and GSSI were very, very important clients for the agency for many years and these three people were, and remain, valued friends of Promote

Barry Holmes

Helping us to grow and shape the agency, we’re so grateful to Barry for his direction and support.

Some star employees (recognising all the Promote team are stars of course!)

Karen Anstiss

Formerly Karen Wray, Sue's now sister-in-law played a huge part in helping to establish the agency in the 90's.

Lindsey Nash Simpson
A big force at Promote when we were a much smaller agency, Lindsey played a significant part in establishing our reputation in the fitness industry

Jasmine Flatters

An essential member of the Promote team for over 14 years (and recently awarded an MBE for her services to grassroots sport!).

Katie Lewis (nee Start)

Making a massive contribution in her 12 years at Promote.

Our very long term clients and agency friends

Richard Millard

A very long term client at DC Leisure / Places for People Leisure, and undoubtedly one of the nicest men in the fitness industry.

Liz Chessum

We've loved working with Liz in her 21 years at Life Fitness.

Nigel Wallace

A great client for Promote on many occasions (at the FIA, SIBEC, Lifetime Training) and always good friend to the agency.

Lynda Brown

An important Promote client for many years from early days with Forza Fitness to Fitness First and Lifetime Training. 

Jon Johnston

Former client with Forza Fitness and Matrix and good friend to the agency.

Dave Stalker

Long term supporter of the agency from his very early days in the industry at Harpers through to his current role as ukactive CEO.

Holly Woodford

A superb client for us at England Hockey, Holly went on to refer lots of sporting NGBs our way. We're now proud to be working with her again at Tumuv.

Leisure media folk - Liz Terry, Catherine Larner, Kate Cracknell etc 

Our strong relationships with media are essential to the work we do every day, but special thanks must go to the team at the Leisure Media Company whose publications have been so important for our clients in the last 21 years. 


And finally…

Matt Horler

Behind every successful woman... is an incredibly supportive man. Final thanks go to Sue's husband for enabling her to grow the business over the past 21 years. 

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Interested in joining our team? We’d love to hear from you if your skills for PR and communication equal your passion for sport and fitness. Please send a CV and covering letter to sue.anstiss@promotepr.com or give us a call to find out more