Katie Barkshire & Sarah Lacaille (Thomas's Battersea)
Silks PR & Marketing

Consultants Specialising in Luxury Lifestyle Companies


Would you like help with your marketing? Do you want to talk to the press?

Silks can bring a new dimension to your thinking and your brand. Offering all aspects of Marketing, Sales and PR advice we have enthusiasm, confidence and passion in our clients' businesses and we will strive to help you achieve your goals, from minor rebranding to full scale product launches and local, regional and national press. 

We can work with you either on an annual retainer or on a specific project.

We can also design and produce you a website, email newsletters and printed materials at very affordable prices.

Clients include: Partridges Fine Food, Katherine Low Settlement, Fiona Clare, Lachesis London, Manuka Direct, Glass Door Homeless Charity, The Children's Surgery Foundation, Arcus Advisory and others. Founders of The Directory.

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For more information visit: http://www.silkspr-marketing.com

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E: info@silkspr-marketing.com

M: Katie – 07799 377 193

M: Sarah – 07961 316 906




"Making a series about Kensington & Chelsea brought me into contact with PRs for businesses all over the Royal Borough, and I can honestly say that Silks were the best I dealt with. They were super-efficient, open, collaborative and creative.

Sarah and Katie made the whole process extremely enjoyable: they were thorough and engaged all the way through. They clearly had the complete trust of their client, as well as a clear understanding of what we were trying to achieve. The end result was a fantastic segment for the programme."

Susan Crook, Series Producer, Kensington & Chelsea: The Royal Borough, Channel 5

To watch see Episode 1 HERE



Following the visit of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh to the Katherine Low Settlement in Battersea on 17th January 2024 to mark the start of its 100th Anniversary year celebrations... "Thank you Sarah and Katie at Silks PR & Marketing for all your amazing work and for being so lovely to work with!" 

The Team at Katherine Low Settlement

As well as being featured on London Live and in numerous online articles the event was published in The TimesHello!Daily Mail and Daily Express.


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"When I discovered Silks, I wasn’t convinced that my small business could justify a PR team as such… how wrong I was.  I firstly used Sarah & Katie for the occasional project and now could not begin to function without them. They immediately grasped the concept of my brand and how I operate, they are 100 % under the skin of it and are my ears and eyes at all times. They are always one step ahead and act as my constant  aide memoir. They are always extremely professional yet huge fun to work with.  A joy and an asset to my business. Thank you!"

Alex Pearson, Manuka Direct Manuka Honey

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"The Directory Newsletter is beautifully presented and very user friendly. More importantly the advertisers featured are trustworthy and reliable. I regularly forward to friends and business associates."


Barbara Jeffrey, Dr Richard Sibthorpe - Asethetics & Hormones

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"Silks were simply brilliant. They devised and delivered a multi faceted approach to our objectives of both starting a community club and creating a profile for our existing small club at The Royal Academy of Dance. Although a very modest project, Katie and Sarah were extremely professional and operated swiftly and efficiently.  They created Strategy; crafted Artwork; delivered Direct Mail; orchestrated the Ads & Listings; and corresponded with editorial - and there were added bonuses due to their comprehensive network.  They delivered on time, on budget and were a pleasure to work with.  Huge thank you for all your help."


Mark Kent, The Fencing Club

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"I first came across The Directory when I was a parent at Thomas’s Kensington.  As far as I know, no other Prep Schools are offering this sort of practical 'parents-helping-parents' service:  it’s fantastic and full of little gems in every category.  The perfect pairing with House & Garden, in fact."


Kate Slesinger, Publishing Director of House & Garden and Directory advertiser