Kate O’Sullivan, owner and managing director of UK-based marine PR firm ADPR, has been named in South West Business Insider’s 42 Under 42 feature. The annual list showcases the region's top business leaders and entrepreneurs under 42 years of age.

O’Sullivan purchased ADPR in December 2017, having worked at the agency for 13 years. She was previously managing director and had held that position since November 2016.

“I am so honoured to have been recognised in such a highly prestigious list of entrepreneurs from across the region,” says O’Sullivan. “It’s been a fantastic journey so far, we’ve grown the agency, launched new branding and won both a Gold and Silver award from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations for a client’s campaign.

“My focus is on growing the agency sustainably, offering new services while remaining true to our core skills.”

ADPR was established more than 26 years ago and has a strong heritage within the marine industry. The agency now has a range of clients from across the marine, health, well-being, tourism and outdoor sectors.