“Spirit have a gift, not just for delivering the quick press “wins”, but for thoughtfully looking at the bigger picture, identifying long-term aspirations and offering insight and guidance from their hugely experienced team. I’d recommend them to anyone without hesitation, trust them completely and can’t wait to work with them again.”Visit our client section
Meet the team
Caroline Harris, Founder and Director
Caroline founded Spirit Public Relations after building her career in public relations and marketing consultancy in Bristol and London. She provides strategic communications advice and counsel for Spirit’s clients.
She has more than 25 years’ experience in the communications industry with clients from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and her work has won national PR and marketing awards.
Her strong strategic skills and commitment to her work are demonstrated in the way she has retained existing clients for many years at the same time as attracting new business for the company.
With a wide network of established contacts in Bristol and the South West, she has a thorough understanding of the economic, social, cultural and political landscape in the region. Her work is driven by her desire to make a positive contribution to the communities in which Spirit operates:
“I like to get ‘under the skin’ of an organisation so I can really understand its culture – what makes it tick – and build effective, trusting relationships. I get enormous satisfaction doing work that makes a tangible difference, helps our clients achieve their ambitions and ultimately, makes a positive contribution to Bristol and the wider region.”
Suzan Uzel, Director
Suzan has significant experience in PR, communications and journalism.
As a Spirit director, she helps to drive the direction of the business as well as advising clients across the portfolio on media & stakeholder relations, social media, marketing and issues management. Suzan currently oversees some of the company’s key developer clients and projects.
She has forged many long-standing relationships with Spirit’s clients, helping to maintain the company’s strong retention rate, as well as with key journalists in the national and regional media.
Suzan is a qualified journalist and former business correspondent for leading regional newspaper and news website, The Yorkshire Post.
“As a former journalist, I’ve always loved really getting to know different industries, what drives them and where the challenges lie. I’m no different in my role as a PR director! I’m very committed to our clients and driven to deliver the best for them; pulling off cracking campaigns that make a positive difference to their business or organisation is what it’s all about.”
Kierstan Lowe, Director
Kierstan is a highly experienced communications professional who has worked across a range of sectors both in consultancy and in-house, including for the NHS and central government. She worked for Spirit for many years before re-joining the team in 2017 as an Associate.
A former broadcast journalist for BBC and independent local radio, Kierstan has an eye for a story and an ability to target material to specific audiences.
Using the full range of communications tools including media relations, stakeholder engagement, content marketing and social media as well as marketing, advertising and events, Kierstan designs and delivers campaigns to help meet clients’ objectives.
Our model enables Spirit to create the very best teams to meet our clients’ needs. Every account is led by one of our directors and our core team delivers the majority of the PR work themselves. Where we have a larger client or need specific expertise or geographical reach, we bring in hand-picked collaborators – who we know and highly rate – to create the right balance of talent and experience.
Our ability to deliver across the full communications mix is delivered through our strategic partnerships with web developers, graphic designers, videographers, photographers and digital marketing agencies.