About us

We tell inspiring stories and break cutting-edge science, using ahead of the curve communications.

This is the mission Rachel Holdsworth set for her PR agency. She believed in it so much that she put her name to it.

20 years on, a lot has changed and so have we. But our mission is still the same.

Holdsworth Associates’ friendly team has expertise in public relations, digital strategies, social communities, content production, copy writing, web development, crisis communications, media monitoring, media training and influencer marketing to provide your business that added value you are looking for.

We have a strong network of freelance associates who provide flexible resources, who we have worked with before and who we trust to do a good job as part of any client campaign. This means we can provide you with additional capacity to best suit your needs.

Our big-picture thinking, underpinned by the insight and agility of a local agency, also means we’ve won a wall-full of awards for our work. And we’d like to do this for you too, drop us a line.


Business Weekly New Year Honours  – the Image Makers

Holdsworth Associates is a supreme communicator in the realm of science & technology and is doing a magnificent job for individual companies such as Congenica and, especially, Cambridge Innovation Capital…

 – 2017

…their work for a number of life science and hi-tech businesses is outstanding and the firm embedded Cambridge Innovation Capital in the funding community in impressive, quickfire fashion. It has done similarly for Agri-Tech East.

The agency’s news copy is probably the best in the business.

– 2016

Drilling down to the very best PR communicators Rachel Holdsworth and her team at Holdsworth Associates have done a magnificent job, clearly communicating often complex science and technology messages. Charm, courtesy and clear delivery allow Holdsworth to stand out from the Cambridge PR crowd.

– 2015

Looking at the best communication in pure marketing and PR terms we cannot speak highly enough of Rachel Holdsworth and her team… Whatever sector, client or issue it is briefed to communicate, Holdsworth Associates cuts out the hype and straight to the chase with well-balanced and easy to publish material.

 – 2014

East Anglian Chartered Institute of Public Relations Pride Awards

2014 – “Best Low Budget Campaign” – Finalist

2013 – “Outstanding small consultancy” – Silver

2012 – “Best Use of Social Media” – Silver

2011 – “Best Use of Media Relations” – Gold

2011 – “Outstanding Small Consultancy” – Silver

2009 – “Best Publication” – Finalist

2009 – “Outstanding Small Consultancy” – Finalist

2008 – “Best Use of Media Relations” – Gold

2003/4 – “Best Low Budget Campaign” – Silver

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