Enterprise in Epsom will be taking a peek behind the scenes at businesses, organisations and institutions based in Epsom.

Collectively, these organisations drive Epsom’s local economy, providing employment, drawing workers and visitors into town. These stories will give you an insight into the amazing, creative, unexpected, innovative businesses that contribute to making Epsom such a great place to live and work.

We start by visiting The Oracle Group based in Global House, Ashley Avenue and speak to Caroline Coskry, Chair of the Board. Using a combination of media relations, influencer collaborations, content creation, paid and organic social media and events, they create exceptional corporate and consumer marketing campaigns.

WHAT DOES YOUR BUSINESS DO? We are a dynamic team of public relations and communications specialists, creating stories through content. We excel in serving clients in the housing industry, supporting a diverse range of clients. We are experts at getting stories heard – if you have a story to tell, we would love to talk to you!

 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BASED IN EPSOM?

Oracle is rooted in the Borough! Our formative years in Ewell, and then a move to central Epsom. It’s our 13th birthday this year, we love the accessibility of London but Epsom
is perfect, our staff drive, bus, walk, cycle or train to work. We are often in Rosebery Park getting steps in at lunchtime and with Epsom Downs on the doorstep – what’s not to like!

WHY IS YOUR BUSINESS/ ORGANISATION IN EPSOM? The truth is, I have been brought up locally and I am raising my family in Ashtead. It’s an idyllic place to grow up in. I can walk or run to work which is great. All the staff are Surrey based but we can be at a meeting in the city within 45 minutes. We are only 20 minutes from the M25 which is super handy as our clients are all over England.

 

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES YOU FACE AT THE MOMENT?

Some perceive AI as a challenge but we’ve wholeheartedly embraced it! We’re harnessing its power to our advantage. Some clients had a tough 2023, caused by external factors; fluctuating mortgage rates and changes in government policies like the end of Help to Buy. 2024 is looking better and there is an air of confidence in the market. In the words of Bill Gates, “If I was down to the last marketing dollar, I’d spend it on PR.” This sentiment underscores the role PR businesses have, shaping and driving success.