SFW Communications

From complex ideas to simple, effective communications

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We offer PR & Comms consultancy for ethical and sustainable businesses. With particular expertise in renewable energy, we’re seasoned campaigners with a great track record. And we’re passionate about influencing real change and empowering organisations to make a difference to the Climate Crisis.

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Who we are

Transient
We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there ‘is’ such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.
— Martin Luther King Jr.

SFW Communications Ltd was founded in 2013 by Sophy Fearnley-Whittingstall to help businesses and socially-responsible organisations make a difference to the Climate Emergency, through clear, effective communications.

Sophy has a wealth of experience in journalism; business communications; PR and renewable energy.

  • So far, SFW Communications has helped facilitate:
    - over 190 MW new solar development
    - over £35 million community investment in renewable projects
    - 24 MW onshore wind construction with 270MW pipeline shared ownership

  • As former Head of PR and Communications for Good Energy, Sophy designed and implemented successful communications strategies across the full range of media – including national and specialist press, broadcast and social media.

  • As a broadcast journalist for international news agency Reuters, she regularly interviewed high-profile politicians and business leaders and reported on major events including G8 summits and the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Before that she headed the Chicago Bureau for Women's Wear Daily, the bible for the international fashion industry.

  • Sophy has a BSc in Economics and Politics from Bristol University and a Masters Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University near Chicago.

  • We sometimes work with other trusted partners to deliver the best possible results for our clients. 

Sophy has built from scratch an excellent public relations and community engagement programme which led to Solstice Renewables being recognised as one of the leading UK solar developers in terms of community benefits and engagement. Sophy has played a critical lead role in the team, helping us win planning consent for over 90MW of solar projects, and is a pleasure to work with.
— Harry Lopes, Founder & Director, Solstice Renewables
Sophy is a highly intelligent and highly experienced communications professional with a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the energy and sustainability sectors. She has a phenomenal work ethic and is passionate about delivering quality.
— Barney Rhys Jones, former Managing Director, Good Energy

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