Media PR giant's spinning success

Edelman has proved there is plenty of money in public relations as UK fee income leapt 26 per cent to £32.4m last year.

The American company, the world's biggest privately owned PR group, has focused on corporate and consumer work while other agencies have struggled with the financial downturn.

Creating digital content for brands was a growth area, with fee income from designing websites up 55 per cent last year to £6m.

Clients include MTV, where Becca Dudley is a presenter.