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AMBITIOUS by name and by nature, we are a PR led communications agency that delivers integrated strategic communications - online, offline and everywhere in-between. Proud to be crowned winners of The Drum Magazine's RAR Best PR Agency of the Year.

AMBITIOUS is made up of professionals who want to work outside of the confines of the traditional PR agency model. Structured to encourage entrepreneurial spirit, we pride ourselves on being a dynamic and nimble collaborative partner to our clients.



Our team includes PR consultants, digital and social experts, brand specialists and content marketers who are united by a shared purpose to do great work. Our culture is curious, collaborative, non-hierarchical and as you;d expect ambitious. 



Based in Bristol, we work with business founders, fast growth and funded start up’s, medium to large corporates and multinationals. 



The industry sectors in which we are strong reflect many of the business priorities of the South West. This includes technology and innovation, creative industries, property and construction, education, high value design and engineering, and professional services including financial services, law and management consultancy.  



At AMBITIOUS every client works with a Director who part-owns the company. This means we can guarantee that our our clients and team are led by a highly motivated and engaged senior team who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and help and who haven’t forgotten how to be hands on! 



Please get in contact if you think we can help grow your business or you're interested in joining an environment where the sky is the limit ...














AMBITIOUS is a Bristol PR agency working regionally, nationally and internationally for our clients. Business-to-business communications is what we do best and there are some sectors in particular that are best suited for our skills set including: 

  • Education and training
  • Heathcare
  • Fast growth & funded enterprises
  • Creative, digital & tech businesses
  • SMEs with big ambitions
  • Business and professional services

Along with running our own agency business, we have extensive experience working with some fantastic agencies as clients - digital, design, marketing, advertising, employer engagement, product innovation and media. We are tasked with providing much needed support to agency heads and their teams, delivering PR and marketing communications including strategy and counsel, content marketing to social media managament. 

The AMBITIOUS team are also responsible for helping to bring Social Media Week to the city.



Social Media Week Bristol

Responsible for curating Social Media Week Bristol with an amazing team of partners, sponsors & ambassadors

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Digitech Studio School Bristol

Bristol's first studio school specialising in the digital, high tech and creative sectors

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HOUNDWORTHY. Purveyor of quality dog goods

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Key People

Sarah Woodhouse Director

Sarah is a seasoned public relations & communications professional with 17 years experience working in the UK and Asia. 

She has worked with numerous international brands across the consumer, trade and corporate spectrum, both at her own agency and at industry stalwarts including Edelman and McCann Erickson.

Her experience includes luxury goods, hospitality and tourism, property, professional services, design, art and culture and the creative sector.

Sarah previously co-owned impactasia, a PR agency network of three offices and 40 PR professionals in China that was sold to Cohn & Wolfe (WPP) in 2011

Lis Anderson Director

An experienced consultancy MD, Lis has over 20 years experience in PR and marketing communications, working with regional, national and international brands, businesses, organisations across B2B, B2C and the public sector. Her sector experience includes fast growth & funded start-ups, family businesses, creative agencies, SMEs, leisure retail and food and drink and she has won a number of industry accolades for her campaigns and PR programmes. Passionate about the industry she works in, Lis is a Board Director of Bristol Media, Advisor to Digitech Studio School, an accredited PR practitioner and Fellow of the Charted Institute of Public Relations. She served as Chair of the West of England Group for four years and was honoured with an Outstanding Contribution to PR award for her contributions. In addition to co-founding AMBITIOUS, Lis is founded Talking Heads, a training consultancy for professionals working in the marketing communications creative sector.

Mel Beeby Clarke Director

Mel has worked in corporate and business-to-business communications for the past 15 years. Commercially astute with a commitment to delivering strategically sound PR and marketing campaigns, Mel has helped organisations in both the public and private sectors achieve their business objectives. Starting out as an intern in Washington DC in the late 1990s placing lawyers as expert media commentators, Mel quickly developed an appetite for what makes a good news story. Following this, she spent several years at international technology PR agency Text 100, working with the likes of IBM and Xerox. Prior to co-founding AMBITIOUS, Mel was Associate Director of the business-to-business public relations team at Bray Leino. During her time at Bray Leino her clients included Bibby Financial Services, Mitel Networks, The Technology Strategy Board, South West RDA, European Regional Development Fund, Barratt Homes and Remploy. To date, Mel has worked with a huge variety of organisations from start-up to multinationals with financial services, professional services and SMEs and start-ups areas of particular interest and experience. Mel is also Chair of Bristol womens business networking group Women Outside the Box and an active member of the Bristol Junior Chamber of Commerce. Mel has an energy and enthusiasm for getting to the...

Key Skills

  • communications strategy
  • pr
  • copywriting
  • content creation
  • content marketing
  • media relations
  • blogger relations
  • corporate storytelling
  • stakeholder engagement
  • influencer engagement
  • social media marketing
  • seo
  • personal brand pr
  • digital pr and market

Key Clients

  • Accord Emena
  • Asdan
  • Access Creative College
  • Barcankirby
  • Procorre
  • Hca Healthcare
  • Icaew
  • Reygar Marine
  • Solverboard
  • Cobuy
  • Cherry Capital
  • Dickies Workwear
  • Origin Workspace
  • Cbre
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Fundsurfer.com
  • Smwbristol


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