About GK

GK Strategy is a next generation communications, public affairs and research agency. We build reputations, deliver impactful campaigns, shape markets and navigate regulatory landscapes to support our clients’ ambitions.


Communications, public affairs, marketing, brand, reputation, risk, market research and digital are no longer separate disciplines but interconnected and interdependent. The world has changed, yet many organisations still rely on methodologies that haven’t changed for over a century.

GK Strategy thinks differently. Employing cutting-edge digital technologies, combined with experienced communications and risk management, we are driving change and delivering impact for organisations, investors, brands, member associations and charities.

We are a people business and pride ourselves on the team we have created. We recognise that we are only as strong as the relationships we build with our clients, and only as good as the people we employ. We invest time and resource in making sure that we understand our clients and their objectives, and in supporting our people to be the best they can be. We build specific teams for each client to meet their brief, unshackled by corporate structures or cost centres.

As an independent agency, we are not bound to corporate targets, or quarter by quarter reporting, but put our clients’ interests first and are passionate about delivering tangible results. We have the freedom to think long term, outside the box and creatively and relish the opportunities to do so.

Our Values

  • Independent

    We are independent thinkers, able to take a long view on our work and free from the pressures of corporate interests. It allows us to put our people and our clients first, to be agile and respond to ever-changing markets, delivering best in class service

  • Innovative

    We are disruptors, challenging established notions and thinking outside the box for our clients and for the future of the markets we serve. We will continue to push boundaries, explore new ways of delivering for our clients and embrace technology to transform the way we work.

  • Ambitious

    We are ambitious for our clients, our staff and our own potential. By unlocking the ambition of our people we deliver excellence for our clients and enable our business to grow. We help our clients achieve leadership in their sectors.

  • Research-Based

    We are research-based and use hard and soft data to build evidence bases for all of our work, ensuring that our recommendations and analysis are based on robust information. We embrace new methods of research, data collection and analysis to underpin everything we do.

GK Facts

  • Founded 2009

    We started life in kitchen of our founders, Robin Grainger and Luke Kennedy, who still run the business today

  • 30 strong and counting

    We are one of the larger independent agencies around, but we’re not stopping here and have some big plans for the future!

  • Why 'GK'?

    The name comes from the initials of our founders’ surnames – Grainger and Kennedy

  • We have a sister digital agency - onefourzero

    Check them out, they’re great: onefourzero

  • Award winning

    We won the Public Affairs Agency of the Year in 2015 and Specialist Adviser of the Year in 2017

  • We have pride in our culture

    We are a close-knit team and are proud of our culture, it’s the foundation of the service we provide to our clients