Fiona O’Donoghue

Fiona O’Donoghue

Senior Digital and Marketing Consultant

Fiona has over 15 years of experience, and a proven track record of leading award-winning integrated campaigns for both global consumer and B2B brands. Fiona has a wealth of experience in crafting compelling digital and social media campaigns for private sector and listed companies across a range of dynamic industries including including NGK Spare Plugs, Vauxhall, EA Games, SEGA, Parrot, American Express, Universal, 4Music, The National Lottery, Nuffield Health, NCB Cayman, and everyLIFE Technologies.Her specialisation lies in developing and executing integrated marketing strategies that elevate brand recognition, engage target audiences, and drive tangible results

Steven Stewart

Steven Stewart

Senior Public Affairs Consultant

Steven has more than 30 years’ communications experience, from working with entrepreneurs and FTSE-listed corporates to public services and media. 

A former Director of Communications with Stagecoach Group, Steven has specific experience of the public transport and logistics sectors, as well as local government and sustainability. He has fostered positive connections in local and national government, with business organisations, and community and campaigning groups.

His expertise includes communications strategy, storytelling, and stakeholder engagement, working with businesses and organisations to develop lasting partnerships. He also has extensive experience of managing high-profile crisis incidents in the UK and overseas.

Steven has been a Chamber of Commerce Director for 15 years and has undertaken leading roles in regional leadership, sustainability, skills development, and ambassador programmes in Scotland.

Joe Churcher

Joe Churcher

Senior Communications Consultant

Joe is a writer and editor with more than three decades’ experience of producing highly-engaging written material on a wide array of subjects.

His career in journalism included 16 years covering Westminster politics for the Press Association (news agency) and six at the UK’s biggest selling regional daily paper, helping lead its transformation into a digital-first news operation.

Now working for himself as a copywriter and consultant (from his home on Scotland’s north-east coast), he puts a keen understanding of how to reach target audiences, an eye for detail and an ease with meeting deadlines to work for clients from businesses and industry groups to charities and community projects.

Gail Downey

Gail Downey

Multimedia Producer and Media Trainer

Gail is our media trainer and crisis communications specialist for clients wanting real experience and insight into how journalists and newsrooms operate. Having worked in national news, current affairs and the regional media for BBC and ITV, she uses those skills to help clients tell their story.  She’ll challenge woolly thinking but is excellent at building rapport and confidence in clients facing everything from Panorama to local radio, print and specialist media. As a TV and radio reporter. Gail works in the UK and overseas with government bodies such as the FCDO, multinational companies, logistics, pharmaceuticals, academia and charities, and has made films with us for the British Council, ODI, universities and government organisations.  

Nicole Greenslade

Nicole Greenslade

Senior Communications Consultant

Nicole has over 20 years experience in PR and Marketing. She has worked with well-known brands such as The Ramblers Association, Evergreen Garden Care and Groupe Danone, and not-for-profit organisations such as Christians Against Poverty and The Great War Aviation Society. She is passionate about developing high-performing PR campaigns and still enjoys the thrill of achieving media results for her clients.

 

Nicole has also worked as an Associate Lecturer in Creativity for the University of West of England. She is a qualified business trainer who has delivered creative thinking, presentations, and media skills training for the CIPR in the West of England and Wales and directly for PR & advertising agencies.

Vivien Eden

Vivien Eden

Senior Digital and Marketing Consultant

Vivien specialises in achieving standout on digital platforms. Her aim is to help businesses be clear and concise to cut through to the audiences they want to reach. She keeps her finger on the pulse of new technology and is always on the lookout for new tools that can give businesses a competitive edge to their online activities.

Her marketing career has seen her working with blue chip utility and telecoms businesses, public sector organisations and niche SMEs. This has given her a very thorough understanding of the dynamics of different marketplaces many of which have now transitioned to the digital world.

As a Chartered Marketer, Vivien understands the value of businesses having robust marketing and communications strategies. She has created numerous strategic marketing plans over her career that scrutinise business environments, help identify objectives and then guide organisations on their marketing journey. The marketing tools she works with are varied and include SEO copywriting, advertising and social media.  

Vivien thoroughly enjoys creative writing and was recently published in a short story anthology.

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