Business Wire, acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in March 2006, is the global market leader in commercial news distribution. Thousands of member companies and organisations depend on Business Wire to transmit their full-text press releases, regulatory filings, photos and other multimedia content to journalists, financial professionals, investor services, regulatory authorities and consumers worldwide. In fact, Business Wire has the most comprehensive news and disclosure network in the world. We originate hundreds of thousands of news announcements each year, with a dramatic impact on capital and commercial markets around the globe and in virtually every industry sector.

Business Wire has a clear and concise mission, unchanged since our founding in 1961: to deliver your corporate and regulatory news in the most appropriate and innovative fashion to media and financial markets; locally, nationally and globally. Today Business Wire transmits more than 1,000 full-text releases a day to traditional and online media in 150 countries and in 45 languages.

From press release distribution and disclosure fulfilment to search engine optimisation services, multimedia and monitoring, Business Wire’s full suite of public relations and investor relations services are at your fingertips when your company or organisation becomes a member of Business Wire.


The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and internal communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.

What we do

The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.

How we do it and make a difference

All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry’s behalf e.g. fighting the NLA’s digital licence.

Who we represent

The PRCA represents many of the major consultancies in the UK, and currently has over 350 agency members from around the world including the majority of the top 150 UK consultancies. The PRCA also represents over 250 in-house teams, including many of Europe’s leading corporations and UK public sector organisations, as well as individual and freelance PR and communications practitioners.


Women in PR works in conjunction with a number of like-minded organisations where we organise joint-events or provide special, joint-offers to our members. These include:

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