A HOOK-based PR firm has been showered with praise in a pair of industry lists.

Whiteoaks International, based in Bartley Wood Business Park, was placed 72 in the PR Week Top 150 UK PR Consultancies 2019 ranking, up from 78 last year.

The consultancy also appeared as the number eight agency outside London overall and it remains the number one tech agency outside London.

Whiteoaks International has also been confirmed as a Top 250 global PR agency, according to The Holmes Report Global Top 250 PR Agency Ranking 2019, while it has also been shortlisted for the 2019 EMEA PR Consultancies of the Year (Technology) at the SABRE EMEA Awards.

James Kelliher, chief executive officer at Whiteoaks International said: “In the last 25 years our business has grown into an established and specialist agency for the B2B technology industry.

"We are all delighted by the recognition we’ve received from PR Week, and internationally from the Holmes Report.

"We are grateful for the support of our team, our clients, partners and suppliers, in helping us in our ongoing growth journey.”

In the last 12 months, Whiteoaks has been recognised as a Winner of the European Excellence Awards 2018, taking home the trophy for Agency of the Year – Small and Mid-Sized, and was listed at number 41, in a debut placement as a Top 50 agency in the B2B Marketing UK Agencies Benchmarking Report 2019.

The company offers PR, digital, content and integrated marketing consultancy and services to B2B technology brands in the fintech, retail tech, cyber security, smart built environment, enterprise it and broadcast and media industries.

The firm moved to its Hook office last year, in which it also celebrated its 25th anniversary.

It has grown its revenue to £4.1 million in 2018 and has expanded its team to 40.