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About us

Everyone working at Forster Communications is committed to achieving a climate secure, sustainable and just world that respects both people and planet.

We believe social and environmental solutions come from a mix of behaviour change, system change and institutional change – and know that communications is critical to making this happen.

We were founded by Jilly Forster in 1996 as a values-led business with the sole purpose of using the power of communications to protect and improve lives.

Since then we’ve inspired people to give up smoking and take more exercise, transformed attitudes to mental health, got thousands of people out on their bikes, helped turn small ethical businesses into mainstream successes, and developed movements that have changed society for the better.

Today, we are owned and run by our employees. Everyone has an active voice and clear incentive to do the best work they can for our clients. Whether it’s driving consumer choice or setting up innovative partnerships, we are all committed to creating measurable change.

In 2015 we became a founding UK B Corporation and since then we have won 11 Best for the World awards. We continue to push the boundaries as a progressive business and in January 2020 became the first communications agency to publish a Climate Positive Plan.


Our values

Curious minds

We are intensely curious about what’s going on in the world and believe active antennae, constructive questions and an open mind are key to identifying social change communications solutions. We recognise that diversity in thinking is critical to innovation and the acceleration of ideas.

Collaborative attitudes

We are instinctively collaborative in the way we work, pulling together around shared goals, tackling challenges with a positive and generous attitude and not shying away from complex issues or taboo topics.

Pioneering actions

We are committed to pioneering and brave methods that will help us to create powerful communications, deliver real impact and reach our social change ambitions. We seek to learn from others, pilot new approaches and share our insights with our clients and through our community.