Our Team

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Jo is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which she started with James at the end of 2011. Previously, she worked with James at Seventy Seven PR, where she was also a managing partner. Jo has worked in PR for over twenty years with a long stint at QBO (which became part of Bell Pottinger). In recent months, Jo’s favourite pieces of work include IKEA’s Bed and Breakfast pop up café which was a unique way to promote the home furnishing retailer’s extensive range of beds. She also enjoyed cleaning up media-wise for Airbnb and it’s floating house which heralded the changing London legislation around house-letting. Jo gets a kick out of making sure our clients are happy and ensuring the team are delivering their very best work. She’s generally the voice of reason in the office and is good at keeping everyone calm under pressure. She attributes this skill to having two very boisterous sons at home.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Managing Partner

James is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which he started with Jo at the end of 2011. Before the agency started, he was managing partner at Seventy Seven PR (now a part of Fishburn), which he started in 2004. He and Jo started Hope&Glory in November 2011 and have so far managed to build a respectably accomplished team that work on some fantastic clients. In recent months, his favourite pieces of work include Meantime Brewing’s “Hops in a Box” – a campaign devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory that incorporates point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social media. He has also recently helped pushed IKEA into the news with the launch of the brand’s HUSET Dolls’ House (page 3 of the Metro amongst the haul) and LOVBACKEN Table (which cleaned up across the media by dint of being a “reinterpretation” of the first ever piece of IKEA flatpack – or so we said at the time).

Adrian Chitty

Partner

Adrian is a partner at Hope&Glory and a consumer brand publicist with some fifteen years’ experience. He joined from Good Relations, where he worked for eight years on brands including Kelloggs and TalkTalk. Adrian’s favourite pieces of work at Hope&Glory have included managing the European launch of the latest generation of Honda’s humanoid robot – the all-new ASIMO and leading the campaign to promote the 2014 Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineers Fair. The latter has been shortlisted for two PR Week and two PRCA awards. The work involved developing a series of eye-catching experiments, including building the world’s first sprout-powered Christmas tree and growing celebrity portraits out of their own bacteria. Adrian is a font of random knowledge in the office and can be often found handing out his now legendary mix of sweets and confectionary. Outside work he loves history, cycling and art, but not necessarily in that order.

Gavin Lewis

Partner and Creative Director

Gav joined our merry band in June 2012 with a well-established track-record in working at some of the industry’s best-recognised agencies when they were nothing but start-ups. He was employee number one at Frank PR and then went on to join Resonate PR as its first hire. He joined us from Mischief PR. Some of Gavin’s career highlights include award-winners for Talk Talk (their “put-pocket” campaign), Lynx (the world’s biggest shower), 118 118 (for the Safe Text campaign) and The Beautiful Game campaign on behalf of the New Football Pools, which scooped a Cannes Lion. He’s something of a past-master at campaign creation and media exploitation so at H&G Gavin gets involved in most our campaigns. Especially the silly ones.

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Jo is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which she started with James at the end of 2011. Previously, she worked with James at Seventy Seven PR, where she was also a managing partner. Jo has worked in PR for over twenty years with a long stint at QBO (which became part of Bell Pottinger). In recent months, Jo’s favourite pieces of work include IKEA’s Bed and Breakfast pop up café which was a unique way to promote the home furnishing retailer’s extensive range of beds. She also enjoyed cleaning up media-wise for Airbnb and it’s floating house which heralded the changing London legislation around house-letting. Jo gets a kick out of making sure our clients are happy and ensuring the team are delivering their very best work. She’s generally the voice of reason in the office and is good at keeping everyone calm under pressure. She attributes this skill to having two very boisterous sons at home.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Managing Partner

James is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which he started with Jo at the end of 2011. Before the agency started, he was managing partner at Seventy Seven PR (now a part of Fishburn), which he started in 2004. He and Jo started Hope&Glory in November 2011 and have so far managed to build a respectably accomplished team that work on some fantastic clients. In recent months, his favourite pieces of work include Meantime Brewing’s “Hops in a Box” – a campaign devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory that incorporates point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social media. He has also recently helped pushed IKEA into the news with the launch of the brand’s HUSET Dolls’ House (page 3 of the Metro amongst the haul) and LOVBACKEN Table (which cleaned up across the media by dint of being a “reinterpretation” of the first ever piece of IKEA flatpack – or so we said at the time).

Adrian Chitty

Partner

Adrian is a partner at Hope&Glory and a consumer brand publicist with some fifteen years’ experience. He joined from Good Relations, where he worked for eight years on brands including Kelloggs and TalkTalk. Adrian’s favourite pieces of work at Hope&Glory have included managing the European launch of the latest generation of Honda’s humanoid robot – the all-new ASIMO and leading the campaign to promote the 2014 Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineers Fair. The latter has been shortlisted for two PR Week and two PRCA awards. The work involved developing a series of eye-catching experiments, including building the world’s first sprout-powered Christmas tree and growing celebrity portraits out of their own bacteria. Adrian is a font of random knowledge in the office and can be often found handing out his now legendary mix of sweets and confectionary. Outside work he loves history, cycling and art, but not necessarily in that order.

Gavin Lewis

Partner and Creative Director

Gav joined our merry band in June 2012 with a well-established track-record in working at some of the industry’s best-recognised agencies when they were nothing but start-ups. He was employee number one at Frank PR and then went on to join Resonate PR as its first hire. He joined us from Mischief PR. Some of Gavin’s career highlights include award-winners for Talk Talk (their “put-pocket” campaign), Lynx (the world’s biggest shower), 118 118 (for the Safe Text campaign) and The Beautiful Game campaign on behalf of the New Football Pools, which scooped a Cannes Lion. He’s something of a past-master at campaign creation and media exploitation so at H&G Gavin gets involved in most our campaigns. Especially the silly ones.

Seb Dilleyston

Director

Seb is a Director at Hope&Glory, having first joined us in 2012. He had a six month spell at retail specialists Portas as Head of Comms before returning as a Director. He’s worked on a heap of campaigns – from the award-winning O2 UpCycle project to creating news around the Barclays Digital Eagles to planning the Airbnb Floating Home. He joined us from Mischief where he spent over four years on brands including Lynx and Budweiser. Before that he was at Freuds. At Hope&Glory he heads up the Barclays account and is part of the senior team looking after the strategy, creative planning and implementation across O2. His favourite piece of work at H&G towers has been “launching” new designs based on recycled phones – O2′s “Walkie Talkies”, “Talk to the Hand” gloves and “Bags that Talk”. He is a proud father, a mad football fan and cites music as his other passion – playing electric violin in a band.

Anna Terrell

Director

Anna is a Director at Hope&Glory. A consumer, entertainment and lifestyle PR professional with over 12 years experience, she has worked world-renowned brands in the entertainment and lifestyle space including Nintendo, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, Virgin Media, lastminute.com, Kenco, Flora pro.activ, npower, B&Q and William Hill. One of her favourite campaigns is the Kenco Coffee versus Gangs launch. Anna is passionate about uniquely brilliant creative ideas, born out of genuine consumer and market insights that are executed flawlessly. The best campaigns are always developed in collaboration with clients and the wider marketing mix, so for her developing and maintaining strong client relationships is critical. Anna is often the logical problem solver in the office, which she says is down to having an engineering degree and a North West upbring.

Pieter Graham

Director

Coming from a background in big brand sports and lifestyle activations, Pieter joined Hope&Glory’s growing band in May 2013, following a brief sojourn with the other love of his life – travelling the globe. Before donning his backpack, Pieter headed up sport and fashion lifestyle at Threepipe, as well as working for the likes of Exposure, Four Communications and Golin on brands including Umbro, Nike, K-Swiss, Accenture, Lloyds TSB and Glaceau VitaminWater. In recent months his favourite pieces of work have included the launch of O2’s Oculus Rift “Wear the Rose” experience, with a piece of immersive theatre with the England Rugby team inside Twickenham. He also recently worked on HTC’s launch of the HTC One (M8) smartphone, building HTC’s brand platform in design and Virgin Active’s incredibly successful Active Aces programme. Never one to shy away from getting his face – or hands – in the media coverage, Pieter has a developing Instagram problem and too many pairs of trainers to fit in his house.

Charlie Spencer

Associate Director

Charlie joined us in January 2014 with a pedigree in top-class consumer brand campaigns for big-name global clients including Nike, adidas, Durex, American Express, Sony Ericsson, SKY, P&G, Southern Comfort and Nestle, to name but a few. She has had stints at top agencies including H+K Strategies, Freud Communications, Four Communications and Cake in her career to date. She currently heads up Barclaycard, The Royal Mint, Regatta and truTV accounts. In the last few months she has been launching a series of “firsts” for her clients – the world’s first Contactless donkey for Barclaycard, the world’s first human art gallery for truTV and The Royal Mint’s first bullion trading platform – which resulted in hat-trick of front pages.  Charlie is a little bit of a chatter box, her colleagues would definitely say you know when she is about. She has a fondness for black hats, red wine and cats – though rarely together.

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Jo is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which she started with James at the end of 2011. Previously, she worked with James at Seventy Seven PR, where she was also a managing partner. Jo has worked in PR for over twenty years with a long stint at QBO (which became part of Bell Pottinger). In recent months, Jo’s favourite pieces of work include IKEA’s Bed and Breakfast pop up café which was a unique way to promote the home furnishing retailer’s extensive range of beds. She also enjoyed cleaning up media-wise for Airbnb and it’s floating house which heralded the changing London legislation around house-letting. Jo gets a kick out of making sure our clients are happy and ensuring the team are delivering their very best work. She’s generally the voice of reason in the office and is good at keeping everyone calm under pressure. She attributes this skill to having two very boisterous sons at home.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Managing Partner

James is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which he started with Jo at the end of 2011. Before the agency started, he was managing partner at Seventy Seven PR (now a part of Fishburn), which he started in 2004. He and Jo started Hope&Glory in November 2011 and have so far managed to build a respectably accomplished team that work on some fantastic clients. In recent months, his favourite pieces of work include Meantime Brewing’s “Hops in a Box” – a campaign devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory that incorporates point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social media. He has also recently helped pushed IKEA into the news with the launch of the brand’s HUSET Dolls’ House (page 3 of the Metro amongst the haul) and LOVBACKEN Table (which cleaned up across the media by dint of being a “reinterpretation” of the first ever piece of IKEA flatpack – or so we said at the time).

Adrian Chitty

Partner

Adrian is a partner at Hope&Glory and a consumer brand publicist with some fifteen years’ experience. He joined from Good Relations, where he worked for eight years on brands including Kelloggs and TalkTalk. Adrian’s favourite pieces of work at Hope&Glory have included managing the European launch of the latest generation of Honda’s humanoid robot – the all-new ASIMO and leading the campaign to promote the 2014 Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineers Fair. The latter has been shortlisted for two PR Week and two PRCA awards. The work involved developing a series of eye-catching experiments, including building the world’s first sprout-powered Christmas tree and growing celebrity portraits out of their own bacteria. Adrian is a font of random knowledge in the office and can be often found handing out his now legendary mix of sweets and confectionary. Outside work he loves history, cycling and art, but not necessarily in that order.

Gavin Lewis

Partner and Creative Director

Gav joined our merry band in June 2012 with a well-established track-record in working at some of the industry’s best-recognised agencies when they were nothing but start-ups. He was employee number one at Frank PR and then went on to join Resonate PR as its first hire. He joined us from Mischief PR. Some of Gavin’s career highlights include award-winners for Talk Talk (their “put-pocket” campaign), Lynx (the world’s biggest shower), 118 118 (for the Safe Text campaign) and The Beautiful Game campaign on behalf of the New Football Pools, which scooped a Cannes Lion. He’s something of a past-master at campaign creation and media exploitation so at H&G Gavin gets involved in most our campaigns. Especially the silly ones.

Seb Dilleyston

Director

Seb is a Director at Hope&Glory, having first joined us in 2012. He had a six month spell at retail specialists Portas as Head of Comms before returning as a Director. He’s worked on a heap of campaigns – from the award-winning O2 UpCycle project to creating news around the Barclays Digital Eagles to planning the Airbnb Floating Home. He joined us from Mischief where he spent over four years on brands including Lynx and Budweiser. Before that he was at Freuds. At Hope&Glory he heads up the Barclays account and is part of the senior team looking after the strategy, creative planning and implementation across O2. His favourite piece of work at H&G towers has been “launching” new designs based on recycled phones – O2′s “Walkie Talkies”, “Talk to the Hand” gloves and “Bags that Talk”. He is a proud father, a mad football fan and cites music as his other passion – playing electric violin in a band.

Anna Terrell

Director

Anna is a Director at Hope&Glory. A consumer, entertainment and lifestyle PR professional with over 12 years experience, she has worked world-renowned brands in the entertainment and lifestyle space including Nintendo, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, Virgin Media, lastminute.com, Kenco, Flora pro.activ, npower, B&Q and William Hill. One of her favourite campaigns is the Kenco Coffee versus Gangs launch. Anna is passionate about uniquely brilliant creative ideas, born out of genuine consumer and market insights that are executed flawlessly. The best campaigns are always developed in collaboration with clients and the wider marketing mix, so for her developing and maintaining strong client relationships is critical. Anna is often the logical problem solver in the office, which she says is down to having an engineering degree and a North West upbring.

Pieter Graham

Director

Coming from a background in big brand sports and lifestyle activations, Pieter joined Hope&Glory’s growing band in May 2013, following a brief sojourn with the other love of his life – travelling the globe. Before donning his backpack, Pieter headed up sport and fashion lifestyle at Threepipe, as well as working for the likes of Exposure, Four Communications and Golin on brands including Umbro, Nike, K-Swiss, Accenture, Lloyds TSB and Glaceau VitaminWater. In recent months his favourite pieces of work have included the launch of O2’s Oculus Rift “Wear the Rose” experience, with a piece of immersive theatre with the England Rugby team inside Twickenham. He also recently worked on HTC’s launch of the HTC One (M8) smartphone, building HTC’s brand platform in design and Virgin Active’s incredibly successful Active Aces programme. Never one to shy away from getting his face – or hands – in the media coverage, Pieter has a developing Instagram problem and too many pairs of trainers to fit in his house.

Charlie Spencer

Associate Director

Charlie joined us in January 2014 with a pedigree in top-class consumer brand campaigns for big-name global clients including Nike, adidas, Durex, American Express, Sony Ericsson, SKY, P&G, Southern Comfort and Nestle, to name but a few. She has had stints at top agencies including H+K Strategies, Freud Communications, Four Communications and Cake in her career to date. She currently heads up Barclaycard, The Royal Mint, Regatta and truTV accounts. In the last few months she has been launching a series of “firsts” for her clients – the world’s first Contactless donkey for Barclaycard, the world’s first human art gallery for truTV and The Royal Mint’s first bullion trading platform – which resulted in hat-trick of front pages.  Charlie is a little bit of a chatter box, her colleagues would definitely say you know when she is about. She has a fondness for black hats, red wine and cats – though rarely together.

Valerie Holloway

Associate Director

Valerie works on clients such as IKEA, The Royal Mint, Virgin Trains & Heathrow. Before she joined us in 2012, she spent the previous ten years working on consumer electronics, lifestyle, design and food and drink brands, where she developed corporate and consumer campaigns for the likes of Canon Europe, Braun, PepsiCo, Starbucks, BT, TalkTalk and Airbus. In recent months, she has helped IKEA to launch their first ever pop-up Breakfast in Bed café in Shoreditch, a sell-out event that continues to be a talking point. She worked with The Royal Mint to make history (once again) by announcing the fifth coin portrait of the Queen to the world, cementing the 1,000 year-old organisation’s role as front and centre of events of national and cultural significance. She also helped unveil two Virgin Christmas Trains as part of a campaign to get the brand talked about over the festive period. She is known for her Carrie Bradshaw size obsession with shoes and handbags.

Laura Sibley

Associate Director

Before Laura joined Hope&Glory in summer 2014, she worked in-house at Sony as a PR Manager for Sony Consumer Electronics. Prior to that she worked at renowned creative PR agency Borkowski and leading lifestyle agency Kazoo where she managed everything from the glitz and red carpet glamour of the BT Digital Music Awards to launching a multitude of computer games including SEGA’s World Snooker Championships working with the legendary Steve Davis. At H&G, there is nothing she loves more than ensuring a solid press office for clients. More recently, favourite creative campaigns of hers have included working with scientists to conclude that ‘3D actually makes your brain sharper’ for RealD and introducing Sony’s lifelike 4K TV’s to lemurs (monkeys essentially) at a local zoo as part of their rehabilitation to the wild programme. Laura has a love for the north (being northern, or from the midlands some might say), 80’s TV and an appreciation of Coronation Street.

Katy Ball

Associate Director

Katy joined Hope&Glory following a six year stint at Fever, where she worked with brands like EE, Canon, Deezer, Amazon, and Warner Bros. Katy has experience working with brands on both a global and UK level – from running pan-European campaigns at London and Milan Fashion Weeks for Canon, to helping Amazon’s UK press team secure hundreds of pieces of gift guide coverage during their busiest time of the year. Most recently, Katy has worked with streaming service NOW TV where she encouraged a team of fluffy spring lambs to take part in the world’s first game of ‘Lamb Football’ to launch their sports pass at Easter, and got Made in Chelsea prankster Jamie Laing to decorate co-star Binky’s house for Christmas to promote their movie offering. When she’s not at the Hope&Glory offices, Katy can be found planning her next travel adventures, on the netball court or eating her way around London.

Don Ferguson

Associate Director

Don joined the team in October 2012 having previously he spent four years working across a number of consumer lifestyle brands at boutique specialist agencies looking after travel brands, national sports channels, entertainment accounts, restaurants, bars, pub groups and luxury hotels. Since starting at H&G, some of his favourite pieces of work include the summer unveiling of “The Ultimate Deck Chair” for Holiday Autos, Meantime Brewing’s multi-award “Hops in a Box” campaign, the launching of HUSET Dolls’ House furniture for IKEA … as well as spending a happy few days working as personal publicist for the iconic ginger-quiffed American talk show host Conan O’Brien – for the launch of truTV. Scottish, ginger and bearing more than a passing resemblance to a character from Game of Thrones, Don is generally considered a nice bloke… if a little beardy.

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Jo is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which she started with James at the end of 2011. Previously, she worked with James at Seventy Seven PR, where she was also a managing partner. Jo has worked in PR for over twenty years with a long stint at QBO (which became part of Bell Pottinger). In recent months, Jo’s favourite pieces of work include IKEA’s Bed and Breakfast pop up café which was a unique way to promote the home furnishing retailer’s extensive range of beds. She also enjoyed cleaning up media-wise for Airbnb and it’s floating house which heralded the changing London legislation around house-letting. Jo gets a kick out of making sure our clients are happy and ensuring the team are delivering their very best work. She’s generally the voice of reason in the office and is good at keeping everyone calm under pressure. She attributes this skill to having two very boisterous sons at home.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Managing Partner

James is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which he started with Jo at the end of 2011. Before the agency started, he was managing partner at Seventy Seven PR (now a part of Fishburn), which he started in 2004. He and Jo started Hope&Glory in November 2011 and have so far managed to build a respectably accomplished team that work on some fantastic clients. In recent months, his favourite pieces of work include Meantime Brewing’s “Hops in a Box” – a campaign devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory that incorporates point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social media. He has also recently helped pushed IKEA into the news with the launch of the brand’s HUSET Dolls’ House (page 3 of the Metro amongst the haul) and LOVBACKEN Table (which cleaned up across the media by dint of being a “reinterpretation” of the first ever piece of IKEA flatpack – or so we said at the time).

Adrian Chitty

Partner

Adrian is a partner at Hope&Glory and a consumer brand publicist with some fifteen years’ experience. He joined from Good Relations, where he worked for eight years on brands including Kelloggs and TalkTalk. Adrian’s favourite pieces of work at Hope&Glory have included managing the European launch of the latest generation of Honda’s humanoid robot – the all-new ASIMO and leading the campaign to promote the 2014 Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineers Fair. The latter has been shortlisted for two PR Week and two PRCA awards. The work involved developing a series of eye-catching experiments, including building the world’s first sprout-powered Christmas tree and growing celebrity portraits out of their own bacteria. Adrian is a font of random knowledge in the office and can be often found handing out his now legendary mix of sweets and confectionary. Outside work he loves history, cycling and art, but not necessarily in that order.

Gavin Lewis

Partner and Creative Director

Gav joined our merry band in June 2012 with a well-established track-record in working at some of the industry’s best-recognised agencies when they were nothing but start-ups. He was employee number one at Frank PR and then went on to join Resonate PR as its first hire. He joined us from Mischief PR. Some of Gavin’s career highlights include award-winners for Talk Talk (their “put-pocket” campaign), Lynx (the world’s biggest shower), 118 118 (for the Safe Text campaign) and The Beautiful Game campaign on behalf of the New Football Pools, which scooped a Cannes Lion. He’s something of a past-master at campaign creation and media exploitation so at H&G Gavin gets involved in most our campaigns. Especially the silly ones.

Seb Dilleyston

Director

Seb is a Director at Hope&Glory, having first joined us in 2012. He had a six month spell at retail specialists Portas as Head of Comms before returning as a Director. He’s worked on a heap of campaigns – from the award-winning O2 UpCycle project to creating news around the Barclays Digital Eagles to planning the Airbnb Floating Home. He joined us from Mischief where he spent over four years on brands including Lynx and Budweiser. Before that he was at Freuds. At Hope&Glory he heads up the Barclays account and is part of the senior team looking after the strategy, creative planning and implementation across O2. His favourite piece of work at H&G towers has been “launching” new designs based on recycled phones – O2′s “Walkie Talkies”, “Talk to the Hand” gloves and “Bags that Talk”. He is a proud father, a mad football fan and cites music as his other passion – playing electric violin in a band.

Anna Terrell

Director

Anna is a Director at Hope&Glory. A consumer, entertainment and lifestyle PR professional with over 12 years experience, she has worked world-renowned brands in the entertainment and lifestyle space including Nintendo, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, Virgin Media, lastminute.com, Kenco, Flora pro.activ, npower, B&Q and William Hill. One of her favourite campaigns is the Kenco Coffee versus Gangs launch. Anna is passionate about uniquely brilliant creative ideas, born out of genuine consumer and market insights that are executed flawlessly. The best campaigns are always developed in collaboration with clients and the wider marketing mix, so for her developing and maintaining strong client relationships is critical. Anna is often the logical problem solver in the office, which she says is down to having an engineering degree and a North West upbring.

Pieter Graham

Director

Coming from a background in big brand sports and lifestyle activations, Pieter joined Hope&Glory’s growing band in May 2013, following a brief sojourn with the other love of his life – travelling the globe. Before donning his backpack, Pieter headed up sport and fashion lifestyle at Threepipe, as well as working for the likes of Exposure, Four Communications and Golin on brands including Umbro, Nike, K-Swiss, Accenture, Lloyds TSB and Glaceau VitaminWater. In recent months his favourite pieces of work have included the launch of O2’s Oculus Rift “Wear the Rose” experience, with a piece of immersive theatre with the England Rugby team inside Twickenham. He also recently worked on HTC’s launch of the HTC One (M8) smartphone, building HTC’s brand platform in design and Virgin Active’s incredibly successful Active Aces programme. Never one to shy away from getting his face – or hands – in the media coverage, Pieter has a developing Instagram problem and too many pairs of trainers to fit in his house.

Charlie Spencer

Associate Director

Charlie joined us in January 2014 with a pedigree in top-class consumer brand campaigns for big-name global clients including Nike, adidas, Durex, American Express, Sony Ericsson, SKY, P&G, Southern Comfort and Nestle, to name but a few. She has had stints at top agencies including H+K Strategies, Freud Communications, Four Communications and Cake in her career to date. She currently heads up Barclaycard, The Royal Mint, Regatta and truTV accounts. In the last few months she has been launching a series of “firsts” for her clients – the world’s first Contactless donkey for Barclaycard, the world’s first human art gallery for truTV and The Royal Mint’s first bullion trading platform – which resulted in hat-trick of front pages.  Charlie is a little bit of a chatter box, her colleagues would definitely say you know when she is about. She has a fondness for black hats, red wine and cats – though rarely together.

Valerie Holloway

Associate Director

Valerie works on clients such as IKEA, The Royal Mint, Virgin Trains & Heathrow. Before she joined us in 2012, she spent the previous ten years working on consumer electronics, lifestyle, design and food and drink brands, where she developed corporate and consumer campaigns for the likes of Canon Europe, Braun, PepsiCo, Starbucks, BT, TalkTalk and Airbus. In recent months, she has helped IKEA to launch their first ever pop-up Breakfast in Bed café in Shoreditch, a sell-out event that continues to be a talking point. She worked with The Royal Mint to make history (once again) by announcing the fifth coin portrait of the Queen to the world, cementing the 1,000 year-old organisation’s role as front and centre of events of national and cultural significance. She also helped unveil two Virgin Christmas Trains as part of a campaign to get the brand talked about over the festive period. She is known for her Carrie Bradshaw size obsession with shoes and handbags.

Laura Sibley

Associate Director

Before Laura joined Hope&Glory in summer 2014, she worked in-house at Sony as a PR Manager for Sony Consumer Electronics. Prior to that she worked at renowned creative PR agency Borkowski and leading lifestyle agency Kazoo where she managed everything from the glitz and red carpet glamour of the BT Digital Music Awards to launching a multitude of computer games including SEGA’s World Snooker Championships working with the legendary Steve Davis. At H&G, there is nothing she loves more than ensuring a solid press office for clients. More recently, favourite creative campaigns of hers have included working with scientists to conclude that ‘3D actually makes your brain sharper’ for RealD and introducing Sony’s lifelike 4K TV’s to lemurs (monkeys essentially) at a local zoo as part of their rehabilitation to the wild programme. Laura has a love for the north (being northern, or from the midlands some might say), 80’s TV and an appreciation of Coronation Street.

Katy Ball

Associate Director

Katy joined Hope&Glory following a six year stint at Fever, where she worked with brands like EE, Canon, Deezer, Amazon, and Warner Bros. Katy has experience working with brands on both a global and UK level – from running pan-European campaigns at London and Milan Fashion Weeks for Canon, to helping Amazon’s UK press team secure hundreds of pieces of gift guide coverage during their busiest time of the year. Most recently, Katy has worked with streaming service NOW TV where she encouraged a team of fluffy spring lambs to take part in the world’s first game of ‘Lamb Football’ to launch their sports pass at Easter, and got Made in Chelsea prankster Jamie Laing to decorate co-star Binky’s house for Christmas to promote their movie offering. When she’s not at the Hope&Glory offices, Katy can be found planning her next travel adventures, on the netball court or eating her way around London.

Don Ferguson

Associate Director

Don joined the team in October 2012 having previously he spent four years working across a number of consumer lifestyle brands at boutique specialist agencies looking after travel brands, national sports channels, entertainment accounts, restaurants, bars, pub groups and luxury hotels. Since starting at H&G, some of his favourite pieces of work include the summer unveiling of “The Ultimate Deck Chair” for Holiday Autos, Meantime Brewing’s multi-award “Hops in a Box” campaign, the launching of HUSET Dolls’ House furniture for IKEA … as well as spending a happy few days working as personal publicist for the iconic ginger-quiffed American talk show host Conan O’Brien – for the launch of truTV. Scottish, ginger and bearing more than a passing resemblance to a character from Game of Thrones, Don is generally considered a nice bloke… if a little beardy.

Ellen Durrant

Associate Director

Ellen is our resident lifestyle media queen. Her past stints include time at Highlight PR and Threepipe working on brands as diverse as Carling and Miffy before she headed to House to play a leading role on the beauty and entertainment teams. At House she was part of the team that made the global announcement of Kate Moss for St.Tropez self-tan, was red carpet-side at the BAFTA’s with Charles Worthington and lead a talent-driven campaign for the Sanctuary Spa and Darcey Bussell. On the entertainment side she launched the Discovery Channel’s “Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild”, set up a quarantine zone on Oxford Street for the Warner Bros. release of Contagion and launched the SWARM at Thorpe Park. At Hope&Glory meanwhile, she has done a pretty broad range of work, including a pastiche of David Beckham’s underwear spot for Virgin Active with some clench-counting pants, the creation of HTC’s street paved with gold and making ValenVines with a couple of celebrity Cupids.

Amy Jones

Senior Account Director

Amy has been with Hope & Glory since 2016, having joined from Premier PR. She spent her formative years injecting creativity into the world of consumer healthcare, before moving on to work for five years with some of the world’s most famous attractions. Highlights include hosting the world’s first “audio aquarium” for visually impaired children at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, kicking off Up at the O2’s first Christmas season with a choir on the icy roof and training PR’s globally how best to promote and photograph wax figures. Since then she has put in place the first global PR strategy for Eurovision Song Contest events and co-ordinated global campaigns for Durex. At Hope & Glory her accounts include Deliveroo, Sony, Merlin and Barclays.

Mike Levaggi

Senior Account Director

Mike joined the team in October 2013 and quickly settled in, picking up the reins on the eternally busy HTC account bagging 11 (unpaid for) magazine front covers for the launch of the new HTC One (M8), a launch which received 300% more coverage than their previous flagship phone launch. He also helped win and deliver campaigns for Disney’s global mobile, television and interactive arms, where an immersive theatre experience in New York helped deliver phenomenal global coverage for the new Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes game. Mike joined Hope&Glory from 77PR where he worked across brands that also included SPAR Wines, Mind Candy’s Moshi Monsters, Where’s Wally, Sugar Puffs, The Honey Monster and Dormen Food Company. He has worked at Freud and Fever PR.

Nicola Burton

Account Director

Nicola joined Hope&Glory in August 2012 after cutting her PR teeth on Merlin attractions, such as LEGOLAND Windsor and Madame Tussauds. Before that she worked in the television industry on an array of factual entertainment programmes, such as The Young Apprentice. This year, Nicola has worked on a plethora of creative campaigns and particularly enjoyed working with O2 to cast “The Nations Happiest Cat” – with a queue of cats bagging the much sought after Guardian Eyewitness spot. She has also worked with Virgin Trains to solve bearded men’s plight of the drag caused when swimming by introducing the “Beard Cap” – and spent a particularly chilly morning on The Thames, photographing “that floating house” for Airbnb – to name just a few. Nicola boasts a levelled and pragmatic approach to most things in life, other than her love of anything deemed uncool – which includes The Lord of the Rings and musical theatre.

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Jo is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which she started with James at the end of 2011. Previously, she worked with James at Seventy Seven PR, where she was also a managing partner. Jo has worked in PR for over twenty years with a long stint at QBO (which became part of Bell Pottinger). In recent months, Jo’s favourite pieces of work include IKEA’s Bed and Breakfast pop up café which was a unique way to promote the home furnishing retailer’s extensive range of beds. She also enjoyed cleaning up media-wise for Airbnb and it’s floating house which heralded the changing London legislation around house-letting. Jo gets a kick out of making sure our clients are happy and ensuring the team are delivering their very best work. She’s generally the voice of reason in the office and is good at keeping everyone calm under pressure. She attributes this skill to having two very boisterous sons at home.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Managing Partner

James is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which he started with Jo at the end of 2011. Before the agency started, he was managing partner at Seventy Seven PR (now a part of Fishburn), which he started in 2004. He and Jo started Hope&Glory in November 2011 and have so far managed to build a respectably accomplished team that work on some fantastic clients. In recent months, his favourite pieces of work include Meantime Brewing’s “Hops in a Box” – a campaign devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory that incorporates point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social media. He has also recently helped pushed IKEA into the news with the launch of the brand’s HUSET Dolls’ House (page 3 of the Metro amongst the haul) and LOVBACKEN Table (which cleaned up across the media by dint of being a “reinterpretation” of the first ever piece of IKEA flatpack – or so we said at the time).

Adrian Chitty

Partner

Adrian is a partner at Hope&Glory and a consumer brand publicist with some fifteen years’ experience. He joined from Good Relations, where he worked for eight years on brands including Kelloggs and TalkTalk. Adrian’s favourite pieces of work at Hope&Glory have included managing the European launch of the latest generation of Honda’s humanoid robot – the all-new ASIMO and leading the campaign to promote the 2014 Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineers Fair. The latter has been shortlisted for two PR Week and two PRCA awards. The work involved developing a series of eye-catching experiments, including building the world’s first sprout-powered Christmas tree and growing celebrity portraits out of their own bacteria. Adrian is a font of random knowledge in the office and can be often found handing out his now legendary mix of sweets and confectionary. Outside work he loves history, cycling and art, but not necessarily in that order.

Gavin Lewis

Partner and Creative Director

Gav joined our merry band in June 2012 with a well-established track-record in working at some of the industry’s best-recognised agencies when they were nothing but start-ups. He was employee number one at Frank PR and then went on to join Resonate PR as its first hire. He joined us from Mischief PR. Some of Gavin’s career highlights include award-winners for Talk Talk (their “put-pocket” campaign), Lynx (the world’s biggest shower), 118 118 (for the Safe Text campaign) and The Beautiful Game campaign on behalf of the New Football Pools, which scooped a Cannes Lion. He’s something of a past-master at campaign creation and media exploitation so at H&G Gavin gets involved in most our campaigns. Especially the silly ones.

Seb Dilleyston

Director

Seb is a Director at Hope&Glory, having first joined us in 2012. He had a six month spell at retail specialists Portas as Head of Comms before returning as a Director. He’s worked on a heap of campaigns – from the award-winning O2 UpCycle project to creating news around the Barclays Digital Eagles to planning the Airbnb Floating Home. He joined us from Mischief where he spent over four years on brands including Lynx and Budweiser. Before that he was at Freuds. At Hope&Glory he heads up the Barclays account and is part of the senior team looking after the strategy, creative planning and implementation across O2. His favourite piece of work at H&G towers has been “launching” new designs based on recycled phones – O2′s “Walkie Talkies”, “Talk to the Hand” gloves and “Bags that Talk”. He is a proud father, a mad football fan and cites music as his other passion – playing electric violin in a band.

Anna Terrell

Director

Anna is a Director at Hope&Glory. A consumer, entertainment and lifestyle PR professional with over 12 years experience, she has worked world-renowned brands in the entertainment and lifestyle space including Nintendo, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, Virgin Media, lastminute.com, Kenco, Flora pro.activ, npower, B&Q and William Hill. One of her favourite campaigns is the Kenco Coffee versus Gangs launch. Anna is passionate about uniquely brilliant creative ideas, born out of genuine consumer and market insights that are executed flawlessly. The best campaigns are always developed in collaboration with clients and the wider marketing mix, so for her developing and maintaining strong client relationships is critical. Anna is often the logical problem solver in the office, which she says is down to having an engineering degree and a North West upbring.

Pieter Graham

Director

Coming from a background in big brand sports and lifestyle activations, Pieter joined Hope&Glory’s growing band in May 2013, following a brief sojourn with the other love of his life – travelling the globe. Before donning his backpack, Pieter headed up sport and fashion lifestyle at Threepipe, as well as working for the likes of Exposure, Four Communications and Golin on brands including Umbro, Nike, K-Swiss, Accenture, Lloyds TSB and Glaceau VitaminWater. In recent months his favourite pieces of work have included the launch of O2’s Oculus Rift “Wear the Rose” experience, with a piece of immersive theatre with the England Rugby team inside Twickenham. He also recently worked on HTC’s launch of the HTC One (M8) smartphone, building HTC’s brand platform in design and Virgin Active’s incredibly successful Active Aces programme. Never one to shy away from getting his face – or hands – in the media coverage, Pieter has a developing Instagram problem and too many pairs of trainers to fit in his house.

Charlie Spencer

Associate Director

Charlie joined us in January 2014 with a pedigree in top-class consumer brand campaigns for big-name global clients including Nike, adidas, Durex, American Express, Sony Ericsson, SKY, P&G, Southern Comfort and Nestle, to name but a few. She has had stints at top agencies including H+K Strategies, Freud Communications, Four Communications and Cake in her career to date. She currently heads up Barclaycard, The Royal Mint, Regatta and truTV accounts. In the last few months she has been launching a series of “firsts” for her clients – the world’s first Contactless donkey for Barclaycard, the world’s first human art gallery for truTV and The Royal Mint’s first bullion trading platform – which resulted in hat-trick of front pages.  Charlie is a little bit of a chatter box, her colleagues would definitely say you know when she is about. She has a fondness for black hats, red wine and cats – though rarely together.

Valerie Holloway

Associate Director

Valerie works on clients such as IKEA, The Royal Mint, Virgin Trains & Heathrow. Before she joined us in 2012, she spent the previous ten years working on consumer electronics, lifestyle, design and food and drink brands, where she developed corporate and consumer campaigns for the likes of Canon Europe, Braun, PepsiCo, Starbucks, BT, TalkTalk and Airbus. In recent months, she has helped IKEA to launch their first ever pop-up Breakfast in Bed café in Shoreditch, a sell-out event that continues to be a talking point. She worked with The Royal Mint to make history (once again) by announcing the fifth coin portrait of the Queen to the world, cementing the 1,000 year-old organisation’s role as front and centre of events of national and cultural significance. She also helped unveil two Virgin Christmas Trains as part of a campaign to get the brand talked about over the festive period. She is known for her Carrie Bradshaw size obsession with shoes and handbags.

Laura Sibley

Associate Director

Before Laura joined Hope&Glory in summer 2014, she worked in-house at Sony as a PR Manager for Sony Consumer Electronics. Prior to that she worked at renowned creative PR agency Borkowski and leading lifestyle agency Kazoo where she managed everything from the glitz and red carpet glamour of the BT Digital Music Awards to launching a multitude of computer games including SEGA’s World Snooker Championships working with the legendary Steve Davis. At H&G, there is nothing she loves more than ensuring a solid press office for clients. More recently, favourite creative campaigns of hers have included working with scientists to conclude that ‘3D actually makes your brain sharper’ for RealD and introducing Sony’s lifelike 4K TV’s to lemurs (monkeys essentially) at a local zoo as part of their rehabilitation to the wild programme. Laura has a love for the north (being northern, or from the midlands some might say), 80’s TV and an appreciation of Coronation Street.

Katy Ball

Associate Director

Katy joined Hope&Glory following a six year stint at Fever, where she worked with brands like EE, Canon, Deezer, Amazon, and Warner Bros. Katy has experience working with brands on both a global and UK level – from running pan-European campaigns at London and Milan Fashion Weeks for Canon, to helping Amazon’s UK press team secure hundreds of pieces of gift guide coverage during their busiest time of the year. Most recently, Katy has worked with streaming service NOW TV where she encouraged a team of fluffy spring lambs to take part in the world’s first game of ‘Lamb Football’ to launch their sports pass at Easter, and got Made in Chelsea prankster Jamie Laing to decorate co-star Binky’s house for Christmas to promote their movie offering. When she’s not at the Hope&Glory offices, Katy can be found planning her next travel adventures, on the netball court or eating her way around London.

Don Ferguson

Associate Director

Don joined the team in October 2012 having previously he spent four years working across a number of consumer lifestyle brands at boutique specialist agencies looking after travel brands, national sports channels, entertainment accounts, restaurants, bars, pub groups and luxury hotels. Since starting at H&G, some of his favourite pieces of work include the summer unveiling of “The Ultimate Deck Chair” for Holiday Autos, Meantime Brewing’s multi-award “Hops in a Box” campaign, the launching of HUSET Dolls’ House furniture for IKEA … as well as spending a happy few days working as personal publicist for the iconic ginger-quiffed American talk show host Conan O’Brien – for the launch of truTV. Scottish, ginger and bearing more than a passing resemblance to a character from Game of Thrones, Don is generally considered a nice bloke… if a little beardy.

Ellen Durrant

Associate Director

Ellen is our resident lifestyle media queen. Her past stints include time at Highlight PR and Threepipe working on brands as diverse as Carling and Miffy before she headed to House to play a leading role on the beauty and entertainment teams. At House she was part of the team that made the global announcement of Kate Moss for St.Tropez self-tan, was red carpet-side at the BAFTA’s with Charles Worthington and lead a talent-driven campaign for the Sanctuary Spa and Darcey Bussell. On the entertainment side she launched the Discovery Channel’s “Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild”, set up a quarantine zone on Oxford Street for the Warner Bros. release of Contagion and launched the SWARM at Thorpe Park. At Hope&Glory meanwhile, she has done a pretty broad range of work, including a pastiche of David Beckham’s underwear spot for Virgin Active with some clench-counting pants, the creation of HTC’s street paved with gold and making ValenVines with a couple of celebrity Cupids.

Amy Jones

Senior Account Director

Amy has been with Hope & Glory since 2016, having joined from Premier PR. She spent her formative years injecting creativity into the world of consumer healthcare, before moving on to work for five years with some of the world’s most famous attractions. Highlights include hosting the world’s first “audio aquarium” for visually impaired children at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, kicking off Up at the O2’s first Christmas season with a choir on the icy roof and training PR’s globally how best to promote and photograph wax figures. Since then she has put in place the first global PR strategy for Eurovision Song Contest events and co-ordinated global campaigns for Durex. At Hope & Glory her accounts include Deliveroo, Sony, Merlin and Barclays.

Mike Levaggi

Senior Account Director

Mike joined the team in October 2013 and quickly settled in, picking up the reins on the eternally busy HTC account bagging 11 (unpaid for) magazine front covers for the launch of the new HTC One (M8), a launch which received 300% more coverage than their previous flagship phone launch. He also helped win and deliver campaigns for Disney’s global mobile, television and interactive arms, where an immersive theatre experience in New York helped deliver phenomenal global coverage for the new Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes game. Mike joined Hope&Glory from 77PR where he worked across brands that also included SPAR Wines, Mind Candy’s Moshi Monsters, Where’s Wally, Sugar Puffs, The Honey Monster and Dormen Food Company. He has worked at Freud and Fever PR.

Nicola Burton

Account Director

Nicola joined Hope&Glory in August 2012 after cutting her PR teeth on Merlin attractions, such as LEGOLAND Windsor and Madame Tussauds. Before that she worked in the television industry on an array of factual entertainment programmes, such as The Young Apprentice. This year, Nicola has worked on a plethora of creative campaigns and particularly enjoyed working with O2 to cast “The Nations Happiest Cat” – with a queue of cats bagging the much sought after Guardian Eyewitness spot. She has also worked with Virgin Trains to solve bearded men’s plight of the drag caused when swimming by introducing the “Beard Cap” – and spent a particularly chilly morning on The Thames, photographing “that floating house” for Airbnb – to name just a few. Nicola boasts a levelled and pragmatic approach to most things in life, other than her love of anything deemed uncool – which includes The Lord of the Rings and musical theatre.

Sasha Mattus

Account Director

Sasha joined us following a year of freelancing which included working at H+K, Mischief, Pitch PR and Disney. Before that, Sasha was at Publicasity for five years, working on brands such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, Jack Daniels, Lindt Chocolate and Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Kit Range. In recent months, Sasha has managed the prestigious unveiling of a new effigy of Her Majesty The Queen at the National Portrait Gallery for The Royal Mint, only the fifth in her 63-year long reign – a project that she describes as a highlight of her career. She has also struck an unlikely “fromance” with none other than Louis Walsh, which sees them texting regularly and eating at the finest restaurants when he’s in London thanks to her recruiting him to help promote activities for both O2 and Sony this year. Sasha has a huge laugh, a fetish for high heeled shoes and an obsession with anything Kardashian- or Jenner-related.

Nicola Marvin

Account Director

Nicola has been with Hope&Glory since 2015, first as a freelancer but she just couldn’t keep away and has been a permanent member of the team since 2016. Nicola started her career in PR seven years ago on the graduate scheme at Mischief, later moving on to Fever, she then ventured into the world of freelance where she worked at a number of agencies including Citizen, Freuds and Brands2Life, along with running Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2015. Her experience is pretty wide spread after working on the likes of Krispy Kreme, Betfair, QVC, Ella’s Kitchen, Bacardi, McCain, HTC Global, Warner Brothers Studio tour and Diageo, to name but a few. One of her career highlights includes managing one of the highest profile launches of 2013 – the PlayStation4. Here at Hope&Glory, her accounts include O2, Sony, IKEA, Get Living London, Universal Pictures and B&Q where she managed the unveiling of their new full time ‘plant whispers’, to help nurture plants and flowers whilst in their care. Other stand out moments including meeting England rugby stars for her work on the #WearTheRose campaign for O2’s sponsorship of the England Rugby World Cup.  Nicola is a self-confessed crisp addict who dreams of one day opening her own crisp shop. Watch this space …

Anne Ryan

Account Director

Anne joined Hope and Glory in April 2016 with over eight years’ experience gained in consumer PR agencies including Cake, JCPR and TVC, as well as an in-house stint as PR Manager at Save the Children, an experience which she feels has broadened her understanding of the industry and strengthened her client services skills. Anne’s experience spans PR, social media and influencer engagement and she never tires of the buzz of seeing coverage land after all the hard work and planning. During her career to date she has worked in a wide variety of sectors including tech (Motorola, Microsoft), food and drink (Jamie Oliver, Young’s Seafood, PG tips), retail (Covent Garden London, TK Maxx), travel (Royal Caribbean, Visit London) and culture and entertainment (Arts Council, V Festival, London Games Festival). Anne is working on clients including Virgin Trains, American Express and O2.

Lisa Fox

Account Director

Lisa has had six years working in consumer and entertainment PR, having previously worked at Cake, Fever and Frank PR. She has had experience working on brands such as Warner Bros, Universal, Disney, Amazon, Sky, Alton Towers, Kit Kat, Premier Inn and her personal favourite – One Direction. Her most successful campaigns have been launching “The Smiler” – the world’s biggest roller coaster with its fourteen 14 loops – for Alton Towers which resulted in a wide-spread of broadcast, national and consumer coverage. Lisa also recently launched three of One Direction’s fragrances which consisted of a media event at the top of the Gherkin for beauty and showbiz journalists, producing content with the band for each fragrance and developing PR and social media plans. Lisa now works on Sony, Virgin Active, O2 and Meantime at Hope&Glory. She got stuck in in her first week flying to Berlin for IFA to launch the newest Sony products to a bunch of consumer tech media which resulted in widespread coverage for the account.

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Jo is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which she started with James at the end of 2011. Previously, she worked with James at Seventy Seven PR, where she was also a managing partner. Jo has worked in PR for over twenty years with a long stint at QBO (which became part of Bell Pottinger). In recent months, Jo’s favourite pieces of work include IKEA’s Bed and Breakfast pop up café which was a unique way to promote the home furnishing retailer’s extensive range of beds. She also enjoyed cleaning up media-wise for Airbnb and it’s floating house which heralded the changing London legislation around house-letting. Jo gets a kick out of making sure our clients are happy and ensuring the team are delivering their very best work. She’s generally the voice of reason in the office and is good at keeping everyone calm under pressure. She attributes this skill to having two very boisterous sons at home.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Managing Partner

James is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which he started with Jo at the end of 2011. Before the agency started, he was managing partner at Seventy Seven PR (now a part of Fishburn), which he started in 2004. He and Jo started Hope&Glory in November 2011 and have so far managed to build a respectably accomplished team that work on some fantastic clients. In recent months, his favourite pieces of work include Meantime Brewing’s “Hops in a Box” – a campaign devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory that incorporates point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social media. He has also recently helped pushed IKEA into the news with the launch of the brand’s HUSET Dolls’ House (page 3 of the Metro amongst the haul) and LOVBACKEN Table (which cleaned up across the media by dint of being a “reinterpretation” of the first ever piece of IKEA flatpack – or so we said at the time).

Adrian Chitty

Partner

Adrian is a partner at Hope&Glory and a consumer brand publicist with some fifteen years’ experience. He joined from Good Relations, where he worked for eight years on brands including Kelloggs and TalkTalk. Adrian’s favourite pieces of work at Hope&Glory have included managing the European launch of the latest generation of Honda’s humanoid robot – the all-new ASIMO and leading the campaign to promote the 2014 Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineers Fair. The latter has been shortlisted for two PR Week and two PRCA awards. The work involved developing a series of eye-catching experiments, including building the world’s first sprout-powered Christmas tree and growing celebrity portraits out of their own bacteria. Adrian is a font of random knowledge in the office and can be often found handing out his now legendary mix of sweets and confectionary. Outside work he loves history, cycling and art, but not necessarily in that order.

Gavin Lewis

Partner and Creative Director

Gav joined our merry band in June 2012 with a well-established track-record in working at some of the industry’s best-recognised agencies when they were nothing but start-ups. He was employee number one at Frank PR and then went on to join Resonate PR as its first hire. He joined us from Mischief PR. Some of Gavin’s career highlights include award-winners for Talk Talk (their “put-pocket” campaign), Lynx (the world’s biggest shower), 118 118 (for the Safe Text campaign) and The Beautiful Game campaign on behalf of the New Football Pools, which scooped a Cannes Lion. He’s something of a past-master at campaign creation and media exploitation so at H&G Gavin gets involved in most our campaigns. Especially the silly ones.

Seb Dilleyston

Director

Seb is a Director at Hope&Glory, having first joined us in 2012. He had a six month spell at retail specialists Portas as Head of Comms before returning as a Director. He’s worked on a heap of campaigns – from the award-winning O2 UpCycle project to creating news around the Barclays Digital Eagles to planning the Airbnb Floating Home. He joined us from Mischief where he spent over four years on brands including Lynx and Budweiser. Before that he was at Freuds. At Hope&Glory he heads up the Barclays account and is part of the senior team looking after the strategy, creative planning and implementation across O2. His favourite piece of work at H&G towers has been “launching” new designs based on recycled phones – O2′s “Walkie Talkies”, “Talk to the Hand” gloves and “Bags that Talk”. He is a proud father, a mad football fan and cites music as his other passion – playing electric violin in a band.

Anna Terrell

Director

Anna is a Director at Hope&Glory. A consumer, entertainment and lifestyle PR professional with over 12 years experience, she has worked world-renowned brands in the entertainment and lifestyle space including Nintendo, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, Virgin Media, lastminute.com, Kenco, Flora pro.activ, npower, B&Q and William Hill. One of her favourite campaigns is the Kenco Coffee versus Gangs launch. Anna is passionate about uniquely brilliant creative ideas, born out of genuine consumer and market insights that are executed flawlessly. The best campaigns are always developed in collaboration with clients and the wider marketing mix, so for her developing and maintaining strong client relationships is critical. Anna is often the logical problem solver in the office, which she says is down to having an engineering degree and a North West upbring.

Pieter Graham

Director

Coming from a background in big brand sports and lifestyle activations, Pieter joined Hope&Glory’s growing band in May 2013, following a brief sojourn with the other love of his life – travelling the globe. Before donning his backpack, Pieter headed up sport and fashion lifestyle at Threepipe, as well as working for the likes of Exposure, Four Communications and Golin on brands including Umbro, Nike, K-Swiss, Accenture, Lloyds TSB and Glaceau VitaminWater. In recent months his favourite pieces of work have included the launch of O2’s Oculus Rift “Wear the Rose” experience, with a piece of immersive theatre with the England Rugby team inside Twickenham. He also recently worked on HTC’s launch of the HTC One (M8) smartphone, building HTC’s brand platform in design and Virgin Active’s incredibly successful Active Aces programme. Never one to shy away from getting his face – or hands – in the media coverage, Pieter has a developing Instagram problem and too many pairs of trainers to fit in his house.

Charlie Spencer

Associate Director

Charlie joined us in January 2014 with a pedigree in top-class consumer brand campaigns for big-name global clients including Nike, adidas, Durex, American Express, Sony Ericsson, SKY, P&G, Southern Comfort and Nestle, to name but a few. She has had stints at top agencies including H+K Strategies, Freud Communications, Four Communications and Cake in her career to date. She currently heads up Barclaycard, The Royal Mint, Regatta and truTV accounts. In the last few months she has been launching a series of “firsts” for her clients – the world’s first Contactless donkey for Barclaycard, the world’s first human art gallery for truTV and The Royal Mint’s first bullion trading platform – which resulted in hat-trick of front pages.  Charlie is a little bit of a chatter box, her colleagues would definitely say you know when she is about. She has a fondness for black hats, red wine and cats – though rarely together.

Valerie Holloway

Associate Director

Valerie works on clients such as IKEA, The Royal Mint, Virgin Trains & Heathrow. Before she joined us in 2012, she spent the previous ten years working on consumer electronics, lifestyle, design and food and drink brands, where she developed corporate and consumer campaigns for the likes of Canon Europe, Braun, PepsiCo, Starbucks, BT, TalkTalk and Airbus. In recent months, she has helped IKEA to launch their first ever pop-up Breakfast in Bed café in Shoreditch, a sell-out event that continues to be a talking point. She worked with The Royal Mint to make history (once again) by announcing the fifth coin portrait of the Queen to the world, cementing the 1,000 year-old organisation’s role as front and centre of events of national and cultural significance. She also helped unveil two Virgin Christmas Trains as part of a campaign to get the brand talked about over the festive period. She is known for her Carrie Bradshaw size obsession with shoes and handbags.

Laura Sibley

Associate Director

Before Laura joined Hope&Glory in summer 2014, she worked in-house at Sony as a PR Manager for Sony Consumer Electronics. Prior to that she worked at renowned creative PR agency Borkowski and leading lifestyle agency Kazoo where she managed everything from the glitz and red carpet glamour of the BT Digital Music Awards to launching a multitude of computer games including SEGA’s World Snooker Championships working with the legendary Steve Davis. At H&G, there is nothing she loves more than ensuring a solid press office for clients. More recently, favourite creative campaigns of hers have included working with scientists to conclude that ‘3D actually makes your brain sharper’ for RealD and introducing Sony’s lifelike 4K TV’s to lemurs (monkeys essentially) at a local zoo as part of their rehabilitation to the wild programme. Laura has a love for the north (being northern, or from the midlands some might say), 80’s TV and an appreciation of Coronation Street.

Katy Ball

Associate Director

Katy joined Hope&Glory following a six year stint at Fever, where she worked with brands like EE, Canon, Deezer, Amazon, and Warner Bros. Katy has experience working with brands on both a global and UK level – from running pan-European campaigns at London and Milan Fashion Weeks for Canon, to helping Amazon’s UK press team secure hundreds of pieces of gift guide coverage during their busiest time of the year. Most recently, Katy has worked with streaming service NOW TV where she encouraged a team of fluffy spring lambs to take part in the world’s first game of ‘Lamb Football’ to launch their sports pass at Easter, and got Made in Chelsea prankster Jamie Laing to decorate co-star Binky’s house for Christmas to promote their movie offering. When she’s not at the Hope&Glory offices, Katy can be found planning her next travel adventures, on the netball court or eating her way around London.

Don Ferguson

Associate Director

Don joined the team in October 2012 having previously he spent four years working across a number of consumer lifestyle brands at boutique specialist agencies looking after travel brands, national sports channels, entertainment accounts, restaurants, bars, pub groups and luxury hotels. Since starting at H&G, some of his favourite pieces of work include the summer unveiling of “The Ultimate Deck Chair” for Holiday Autos, Meantime Brewing’s multi-award “Hops in a Box” campaign, the launching of HUSET Dolls’ House furniture for IKEA … as well as spending a happy few days working as personal publicist for the iconic ginger-quiffed American talk show host Conan O’Brien – for the launch of truTV. Scottish, ginger and bearing more than a passing resemblance to a character from Game of Thrones, Don is generally considered a nice bloke… if a little beardy.

Ellen Durrant

Associate Director

Ellen is our resident lifestyle media queen. Her past stints include time at Highlight PR and Threepipe working on brands as diverse as Carling and Miffy before she headed to House to play a leading role on the beauty and entertainment teams. At House she was part of the team that made the global announcement of Kate Moss for St.Tropez self-tan, was red carpet-side at the BAFTA’s with Charles Worthington and lead a talent-driven campaign for the Sanctuary Spa and Darcey Bussell. On the entertainment side she launched the Discovery Channel’s “Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild”, set up a quarantine zone on Oxford Street for the Warner Bros. release of Contagion and launched the SWARM at Thorpe Park. At Hope&Glory meanwhile, she has done a pretty broad range of work, including a pastiche of David Beckham’s underwear spot for Virgin Active with some clench-counting pants, the creation of HTC’s street paved with gold and making ValenVines with a couple of celebrity Cupids.

Amy Jones

Senior Account Director

Amy has been with Hope & Glory since 2016, having joined from Premier PR. She spent her formative years injecting creativity into the world of consumer healthcare, before moving on to work for five years with some of the world’s most famous attractions. Highlights include hosting the world’s first “audio aquarium” for visually impaired children at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, kicking off Up at the O2’s first Christmas season with a choir on the icy roof and training PR’s globally how best to promote and photograph wax figures. Since then she has put in place the first global PR strategy for Eurovision Song Contest events and co-ordinated global campaigns for Durex. At Hope & Glory her accounts include Deliveroo, Sony, Merlin and Barclays.

Mike Levaggi

Senior Account Director

Mike joined the team in October 2013 and quickly settled in, picking up the reins on the eternally busy HTC account bagging 11 (unpaid for) magazine front covers for the launch of the new HTC One (M8), a launch which received 300% more coverage than their previous flagship phone launch. He also helped win and deliver campaigns for Disney’s global mobile, television and interactive arms, where an immersive theatre experience in New York helped deliver phenomenal global coverage for the new Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes game. Mike joined Hope&Glory from 77PR where he worked across brands that also included SPAR Wines, Mind Candy’s Moshi Monsters, Where’s Wally, Sugar Puffs, The Honey Monster and Dormen Food Company. He has worked at Freud and Fever PR.

Nicola Burton

Account Director

Nicola joined Hope&Glory in August 2012 after cutting her PR teeth on Merlin attractions, such as LEGOLAND Windsor and Madame Tussauds. Before that she worked in the television industry on an array of factual entertainment programmes, such as The Young Apprentice. This year, Nicola has worked on a plethora of creative campaigns and particularly enjoyed working with O2 to cast “The Nations Happiest Cat” – with a queue of cats bagging the much sought after Guardian Eyewitness spot. She has also worked with Virgin Trains to solve bearded men’s plight of the drag caused when swimming by introducing the “Beard Cap” – and spent a particularly chilly morning on The Thames, photographing “that floating house” for Airbnb – to name just a few. Nicola boasts a levelled and pragmatic approach to most things in life, other than her love of anything deemed uncool – which includes The Lord of the Rings and musical theatre.

Sasha Mattus

Account Director

Sasha joined us following a year of freelancing which included working at H+K, Mischief, Pitch PR and Disney. Before that, Sasha was at Publicasity for five years, working on brands such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, Jack Daniels, Lindt Chocolate and Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Kit Range. In recent months, Sasha has managed the prestigious unveiling of a new effigy of Her Majesty The Queen at the National Portrait Gallery for The Royal Mint, only the fifth in her 63-year long reign – a project that she describes as a highlight of her career. She has also struck an unlikely “fromance” with none other than Louis Walsh, which sees them texting regularly and eating at the finest restaurants when he’s in London thanks to her recruiting him to help promote activities for both O2 and Sony this year. Sasha has a huge laugh, a fetish for high heeled shoes and an obsession with anything Kardashian- or Jenner-related.

Nicola Marvin

Account Director

Nicola has been with Hope&Glory since 2015, first as a freelancer but she just couldn’t keep away and has been a permanent member of the team since 2016. Nicola started her career in PR seven years ago on the graduate scheme at Mischief, later moving on to Fever, she then ventured into the world of freelance where she worked at a number of agencies including Citizen, Freuds and Brands2Life, along with running Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2015. Her experience is pretty wide spread after working on the likes of Krispy Kreme, Betfair, QVC, Ella’s Kitchen, Bacardi, McCain, HTC Global, Warner Brothers Studio tour and Diageo, to name but a few. One of her career highlights includes managing one of the highest profile launches of 2013 – the PlayStation4. Here at Hope&Glory, her accounts include O2, Sony, IKEA, Get Living London, Universal Pictures and B&Q where she managed the unveiling of their new full time ‘plant whispers’, to help nurture plants and flowers whilst in their care. Other stand out moments including meeting England rugby stars for her work on the #WearTheRose campaign for O2’s sponsorship of the England Rugby World Cup.  Nicola is a self-confessed crisp addict who dreams of one day opening her own crisp shop. Watch this space …

Anne Ryan

Account Director

Anne joined Hope and Glory in April 2016 with over eight years’ experience gained in consumer PR agencies including Cake, JCPR and TVC, as well as an in-house stint as PR Manager at Save the Children, an experience which she feels has broadened her understanding of the industry and strengthened her client services skills. Anne’s experience spans PR, social media and influencer engagement and she never tires of the buzz of seeing coverage land after all the hard work and planning. During her career to date she has worked in a wide variety of sectors including tech (Motorola, Microsoft), food and drink (Jamie Oliver, Young’s Seafood, PG tips), retail (Covent Garden London, TK Maxx), travel (Royal Caribbean, Visit London) and culture and entertainment (Arts Council, V Festival, London Games Festival). Anne is working on clients including Virgin Trains, American Express and O2.

Lisa Fox

Account Director

Lisa has had six years working in consumer and entertainment PR, having previously worked at Cake, Fever and Frank PR. She has had experience working on brands such as Warner Bros, Universal, Disney, Amazon, Sky, Alton Towers, Kit Kat, Premier Inn and her personal favourite – One Direction. Her most successful campaigns have been launching “The Smiler” – the world’s biggest roller coaster with its fourteen 14 loops – for Alton Towers which resulted in a wide-spread of broadcast, national and consumer coverage. Lisa also recently launched three of One Direction’s fragrances which consisted of a media event at the top of the Gherkin for beauty and showbiz journalists, producing content with the band for each fragrance and developing PR and social media plans. Lisa now works on Sony, Virgin Active, O2 and Meantime at Hope&Glory. She got stuck in in her first week flying to Berlin for IFA to launch the newest Sony products to a bunch of consumer tech media which resulted in widespread coverage for the account.

Sophie Hickman

Account Director

Before joining Hope&Glory, Sophie worked in house running campaigns, event partnerships and artist relations programmes for a wonderful variety of global beauty brands such as St.Tropez, Charles Worthington, Fudge and Sanctuary Spa. In her short time at Hope&Glory, Sophie has generated headlines for clients including Airbnb, Virgin Active and adidas working across their Christmas campaigns. With her extensive knowledge of the A – Z List she is fast becoming the agency’s resident showbiz queen, and in just a matter of weeks has gotten HTC handsets into some very famous hands including Strictly favourite, Jay McGuiness and boxing legend, David Haye.

Lindsay Clelland

Account Director

Lindsay joined Hope&Glory in December 2013 from a stint at Golin where she was a media specialist and worked on a range of technology and consumer brands including EE, Virgin Media and lastminute.com. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include making truTV famous in the UK through a combination of hard TV listings graft and Amy Willerton’s side boob, getting donkeys to go contactless with Barclaycard and being part of the team that created the world’s most high-tech ice cream van with O2, which was probably the first time an ice cream fleet manager has been on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”.

Natalie Davies

Account Director

Natalie worked at Mischief PR for over two years on the agency’s biggest consumer brands, including launching the Lynx Space Academy and celebrating the Dulux Colour Awards. She also spent some time at Portas managing large-scale fashion activations for Westfield and amplifying the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week sponsorship with the British Fashion Council. In her two years at Hope&Glory, Natalie has manned the IKEA press office and helped to launch some exciting consumer campaigns including larger-than-life TV channel truTV (with a suitably larger-than-life party), creating a HTC influencer programme and sailing the Airbnb Floating House down the Thames.

Lucy Ebbasi

Senior Account Manager

Before joining Hope&Glory Lucy was the Senior Press Officer at leading weight loss brand, Weight Watchers, and started her career at global PR agency, Burson-Marsteller, working across the Corporate and Consumer teams. At Hope&Glory Lucy works across several of the agency’s accounts, including Barclays, Virgin Active, EngineeringUK and Honda. She was part of the team that created the world’s first Christmas tree powered by a Brussels Sprout battery, a Christmas-related science story to promote the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair and has played a large role in managing Barclays recent campaigns including helping the world’s oldest Instagrammer share his life history on the net , promoting the banks use of age suits, which help their staff empathise with elderly customers and assisting Ian Cable, an east London cabbie, to become the world’s first black taxi driver to accept payment by mobile through the Pingit app.

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Jo is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which she started with James at the end of 2011. Previously, she worked with James at Seventy Seven PR, where she was also a managing partner. Jo has worked in PR for over twenty years with a long stint at QBO (which became part of Bell Pottinger). In recent months, Jo’s favourite pieces of work include IKEA’s Bed and Breakfast pop up café which was a unique way to promote the home furnishing retailer’s extensive range of beds. She also enjoyed cleaning up media-wise for Airbnb and it’s floating house which heralded the changing London legislation around house-letting. Jo gets a kick out of making sure our clients are happy and ensuring the team are delivering their very best work. She’s generally the voice of reason in the office and is good at keeping everyone calm under pressure. She attributes this skill to having two very boisterous sons at home.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Managing Partner

James is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which he started with Jo at the end of 2011. Before the agency started, he was managing partner at Seventy Seven PR (now a part of Fishburn), which he started in 2004. He and Jo started Hope&Glory in November 2011 and have so far managed to build a respectably accomplished team that work on some fantastic clients. In recent months, his favourite pieces of work include Meantime Brewing’s “Hops in a Box” – a campaign devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory that incorporates point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social media. He has also recently helped pushed IKEA into the news with the launch of the brand’s HUSET Dolls’ House (page 3 of the Metro amongst the haul) and LOVBACKEN Table (which cleaned up across the media by dint of being a “reinterpretation” of the first ever piece of IKEA flatpack – or so we said at the time).

Adrian Chitty

Partner

Adrian is a partner at Hope&Glory and a consumer brand publicist with some fifteen years’ experience. He joined from Good Relations, where he worked for eight years on brands including Kelloggs and TalkTalk. Adrian’s favourite pieces of work at Hope&Glory have included managing the European launch of the latest generation of Honda’s humanoid robot – the all-new ASIMO and leading the campaign to promote the 2014 Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineers Fair. The latter has been shortlisted for two PR Week and two PRCA awards. The work involved developing a series of eye-catching experiments, including building the world’s first sprout-powered Christmas tree and growing celebrity portraits out of their own bacteria. Adrian is a font of random knowledge in the office and can be often found handing out his now legendary mix of sweets and confectionary. Outside work he loves history, cycling and art, but not necessarily in that order.

Gavin Lewis

Partner and Creative Director

Gav joined our merry band in June 2012 with a well-established track-record in working at some of the industry’s best-recognised agencies when they were nothing but start-ups. He was employee number one at Frank PR and then went on to join Resonate PR as its first hire. He joined us from Mischief PR. Some of Gavin’s career highlights include award-winners for Talk Talk (their “put-pocket” campaign), Lynx (the world’s biggest shower), 118 118 (for the Safe Text campaign) and The Beautiful Game campaign on behalf of the New Football Pools, which scooped a Cannes Lion. He’s something of a past-master at campaign creation and media exploitation so at H&G Gavin gets involved in most our campaigns. Especially the silly ones.

Seb Dilleyston

Director

Seb is a Director at Hope&Glory, having first joined us in 2012. He had a six month spell at retail specialists Portas as Head of Comms before returning as a Director. He’s worked on a heap of campaigns – from the award-winning O2 UpCycle project to creating news around the Barclays Digital Eagles to planning the Airbnb Floating Home. He joined us from Mischief where he spent over four years on brands including Lynx and Budweiser. Before that he was at Freuds. At Hope&Glory he heads up the Barclays account and is part of the senior team looking after the strategy, creative planning and implementation across O2. His favourite piece of work at H&G towers has been “launching” new designs based on recycled phones – O2′s “Walkie Talkies”, “Talk to the Hand” gloves and “Bags that Talk”. He is a proud father, a mad football fan and cites music as his other passion – playing electric violin in a band.

Anna Terrell

Director

Anna is a Director at Hope&Glory. A consumer, entertainment and lifestyle PR professional with over 12 years experience, she has worked world-renowned brands in the entertainment and lifestyle space including Nintendo, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, Virgin Media, lastminute.com, Kenco, Flora pro.activ, npower, B&Q and William Hill. One of her favourite campaigns is the Kenco Coffee versus Gangs launch. Anna is passionate about uniquely brilliant creative ideas, born out of genuine consumer and market insights that are executed flawlessly. The best campaigns are always developed in collaboration with clients and the wider marketing mix, so for her developing and maintaining strong client relationships is critical. Anna is often the logical problem solver in the office, which she says is down to having an engineering degree and a North West upbring.

Pieter Graham

Director

Coming from a background in big brand sports and lifestyle activations, Pieter joined Hope&Glory’s growing band in May 2013, following a brief sojourn with the other love of his life – travelling the globe. Before donning his backpack, Pieter headed up sport and fashion lifestyle at Threepipe, as well as working for the likes of Exposure, Four Communications and Golin on brands including Umbro, Nike, K-Swiss, Accenture, Lloyds TSB and Glaceau VitaminWater. In recent months his favourite pieces of work have included the launch of O2’s Oculus Rift “Wear the Rose” experience, with a piece of immersive theatre with the England Rugby team inside Twickenham. He also recently worked on HTC’s launch of the HTC One (M8) smartphone, building HTC’s brand platform in design and Virgin Active’s incredibly successful Active Aces programme. Never one to shy away from getting his face – or hands – in the media coverage, Pieter has a developing Instagram problem and too many pairs of trainers to fit in his house.

Charlie Spencer

Associate Director

Charlie joined us in January 2014 with a pedigree in top-class consumer brand campaigns for big-name global clients including Nike, adidas, Durex, American Express, Sony Ericsson, SKY, P&G, Southern Comfort and Nestle, to name but a few. She has had stints at top agencies including H+K Strategies, Freud Communications, Four Communications and Cake in her career to date. She currently heads up Barclaycard, The Royal Mint, Regatta and truTV accounts. In the last few months she has been launching a series of “firsts” for her clients – the world’s first Contactless donkey for Barclaycard, the world’s first human art gallery for truTV and The Royal Mint’s first bullion trading platform – which resulted in hat-trick of front pages.  Charlie is a little bit of a chatter box, her colleagues would definitely say you know when she is about. She has a fondness for black hats, red wine and cats – though rarely together.

Valerie Holloway

Associate Director

Valerie works on clients such as IKEA, The Royal Mint, Virgin Trains & Heathrow. Before she joined us in 2012, she spent the previous ten years working on consumer electronics, lifestyle, design and food and drink brands, where she developed corporate and consumer campaigns for the likes of Canon Europe, Braun, PepsiCo, Starbucks, BT, TalkTalk and Airbus. In recent months, she has helped IKEA to launch their first ever pop-up Breakfast in Bed café in Shoreditch, a sell-out event that continues to be a talking point. She worked with The Royal Mint to make history (once again) by announcing the fifth coin portrait of the Queen to the world, cementing the 1,000 year-old organisation’s role as front and centre of events of national and cultural significance. She also helped unveil two Virgin Christmas Trains as part of a campaign to get the brand talked about over the festive period. She is known for her Carrie Bradshaw size obsession with shoes and handbags.

Laura Sibley

Associate Director

Before Laura joined Hope&Glory in summer 2014, she worked in-house at Sony as a PR Manager for Sony Consumer Electronics. Prior to that she worked at renowned creative PR agency Borkowski and leading lifestyle agency Kazoo where she managed everything from the glitz and red carpet glamour of the BT Digital Music Awards to launching a multitude of computer games including SEGA’s World Snooker Championships working with the legendary Steve Davis. At H&G, there is nothing she loves more than ensuring a solid press office for clients. More recently, favourite creative campaigns of hers have included working with scientists to conclude that ‘3D actually makes your brain sharper’ for RealD and introducing Sony’s lifelike 4K TV’s to lemurs (monkeys essentially) at a local zoo as part of their rehabilitation to the wild programme. Laura has a love for the north (being northern, or from the midlands some might say), 80’s TV and an appreciation of Coronation Street.

Katy Ball

Associate Director

Katy joined Hope&Glory following a six year stint at Fever, where she worked with brands like EE, Canon, Deezer, Amazon, and Warner Bros. Katy has experience working with brands on both a global and UK level – from running pan-European campaigns at London and Milan Fashion Weeks for Canon, to helping Amazon’s UK press team secure hundreds of pieces of gift guide coverage during their busiest time of the year. Most recently, Katy has worked with streaming service NOW TV where she encouraged a team of fluffy spring lambs to take part in the world’s first game of ‘Lamb Football’ to launch their sports pass at Easter, and got Made in Chelsea prankster Jamie Laing to decorate co-star Binky’s house for Christmas to promote their movie offering. When she’s not at the Hope&Glory offices, Katy can be found planning her next travel adventures, on the netball court or eating her way around London.

Don Ferguson

Associate Director

Don joined the team in October 2012 having previously he spent four years working across a number of consumer lifestyle brands at boutique specialist agencies looking after travel brands, national sports channels, entertainment accounts, restaurants, bars, pub groups and luxury hotels. Since starting at H&G, some of his favourite pieces of work include the summer unveiling of “The Ultimate Deck Chair” for Holiday Autos, Meantime Brewing’s multi-award “Hops in a Box” campaign, the launching of HUSET Dolls’ House furniture for IKEA … as well as spending a happy few days working as personal publicist for the iconic ginger-quiffed American talk show host Conan O’Brien – for the launch of truTV. Scottish, ginger and bearing more than a passing resemblance to a character from Game of Thrones, Don is generally considered a nice bloke… if a little beardy.

Ellen Durrant

Associate Director

Ellen is our resident lifestyle media queen. Her past stints include time at Highlight PR and Threepipe working on brands as diverse as Carling and Miffy before she headed to House to play a leading role on the beauty and entertainment teams. At House she was part of the team that made the global announcement of Kate Moss for St.Tropez self-tan, was red carpet-side at the BAFTA’s with Charles Worthington and lead a talent-driven campaign for the Sanctuary Spa and Darcey Bussell. On the entertainment side she launched the Discovery Channel’s “Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild”, set up a quarantine zone on Oxford Street for the Warner Bros. release of Contagion and launched the SWARM at Thorpe Park. At Hope&Glory meanwhile, she has done a pretty broad range of work, including a pastiche of David Beckham’s underwear spot for Virgin Active with some clench-counting pants, the creation of HTC’s street paved with gold and making ValenVines with a couple of celebrity Cupids.

Amy Jones

Senior Account Director

Amy has been with Hope & Glory since 2016, having joined from Premier PR. She spent her formative years injecting creativity into the world of consumer healthcare, before moving on to work for five years with some of the world’s most famous attractions. Highlights include hosting the world’s first “audio aquarium” for visually impaired children at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, kicking off Up at the O2’s first Christmas season with a choir on the icy roof and training PR’s globally how best to promote and photograph wax figures. Since then she has put in place the first global PR strategy for Eurovision Song Contest events and co-ordinated global campaigns for Durex. At Hope & Glory her accounts include Deliveroo, Sony, Merlin and Barclays.

Mike Levaggi

Senior Account Director

Mike joined the team in October 2013 and quickly settled in, picking up the reins on the eternally busy HTC account bagging 11 (unpaid for) magazine front covers for the launch of the new HTC One (M8), a launch which received 300% more coverage than their previous flagship phone launch. He also helped win and deliver campaigns for Disney’s global mobile, television and interactive arms, where an immersive theatre experience in New York helped deliver phenomenal global coverage for the new Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes game. Mike joined Hope&Glory from 77PR where he worked across brands that also included SPAR Wines, Mind Candy’s Moshi Monsters, Where’s Wally, Sugar Puffs, The Honey Monster and Dormen Food Company. He has worked at Freud and Fever PR.

Nicola Burton

Account Director

Nicola joined Hope&Glory in August 2012 after cutting her PR teeth on Merlin attractions, such as LEGOLAND Windsor and Madame Tussauds. Before that she worked in the television industry on an array of factual entertainment programmes, such as The Young Apprentice. This year, Nicola has worked on a plethora of creative campaigns and particularly enjoyed working with O2 to cast “The Nations Happiest Cat” – with a queue of cats bagging the much sought after Guardian Eyewitness spot. She has also worked with Virgin Trains to solve bearded men’s plight of the drag caused when swimming by introducing the “Beard Cap” – and spent a particularly chilly morning on The Thames, photographing “that floating house” for Airbnb – to name just a few. Nicola boasts a levelled and pragmatic approach to most things in life, other than her love of anything deemed uncool – which includes The Lord of the Rings and musical theatre.

Sasha Mattus

Account Director

Sasha joined us following a year of freelancing which included working at H+K, Mischief, Pitch PR and Disney. Before that, Sasha was at Publicasity for five years, working on brands such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, Jack Daniels, Lindt Chocolate and Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Kit Range. In recent months, Sasha has managed the prestigious unveiling of a new effigy of Her Majesty The Queen at the National Portrait Gallery for The Royal Mint, only the fifth in her 63-year long reign – a project that she describes as a highlight of her career. She has also struck an unlikely “fromance” with none other than Louis Walsh, which sees them texting regularly and eating at the finest restaurants when he’s in London thanks to her recruiting him to help promote activities for both O2 and Sony this year. Sasha has a huge laugh, a fetish for high heeled shoes and an obsession with anything Kardashian- or Jenner-related.

Nicola Marvin

Account Director

Nicola has been with Hope&Glory since 2015, first as a freelancer but she just couldn’t keep away and has been a permanent member of the team since 2016. Nicola started her career in PR seven years ago on the graduate scheme at Mischief, later moving on to Fever, she then ventured into the world of freelance where she worked at a number of agencies including Citizen, Freuds and Brands2Life, along with running Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2015. Her experience is pretty wide spread after working on the likes of Krispy Kreme, Betfair, QVC, Ella’s Kitchen, Bacardi, McCain, HTC Global, Warner Brothers Studio tour and Diageo, to name but a few. One of her career highlights includes managing one of the highest profile launches of 2013 – the PlayStation4. Here at Hope&Glory, her accounts include O2, Sony, IKEA, Get Living London, Universal Pictures and B&Q where she managed the unveiling of their new full time ‘plant whispers’, to help nurture plants and flowers whilst in their care. Other stand out moments including meeting England rugby stars for her work on the #WearTheRose campaign for O2’s sponsorship of the England Rugby World Cup.  Nicola is a self-confessed crisp addict who dreams of one day opening her own crisp shop. Watch this space …

Anne Ryan

Account Director

Anne joined Hope and Glory in April 2016 with over eight years’ experience gained in consumer PR agencies including Cake, JCPR and TVC, as well as an in-house stint as PR Manager at Save the Children, an experience which she feels has broadened her understanding of the industry and strengthened her client services skills. Anne’s experience spans PR, social media and influencer engagement and she never tires of the buzz of seeing coverage land after all the hard work and planning. During her career to date she has worked in a wide variety of sectors including tech (Motorola, Microsoft), food and drink (Jamie Oliver, Young’s Seafood, PG tips), retail (Covent Garden London, TK Maxx), travel (Royal Caribbean, Visit London) and culture and entertainment (Arts Council, V Festival, London Games Festival). Anne is working on clients including Virgin Trains, American Express and O2.

Lisa Fox

Account Director

Lisa has had six years working in consumer and entertainment PR, having previously worked at Cake, Fever and Frank PR. She has had experience working on brands such as Warner Bros, Universal, Disney, Amazon, Sky, Alton Towers, Kit Kat, Premier Inn and her personal favourite – One Direction. Her most successful campaigns have been launching “The Smiler” – the world’s biggest roller coaster with its fourteen 14 loops – for Alton Towers which resulted in a wide-spread of broadcast, national and consumer coverage. Lisa also recently launched three of One Direction’s fragrances which consisted of a media event at the top of the Gherkin for beauty and showbiz journalists, producing content with the band for each fragrance and developing PR and social media plans. Lisa now works on Sony, Virgin Active, O2 and Meantime at Hope&Glory. She got stuck in in her first week flying to Berlin for IFA to launch the newest Sony products to a bunch of consumer tech media which resulted in widespread coverage for the account.

Sophie Hickman

Account Director

Before joining Hope&Glory, Sophie worked in house running campaigns, event partnerships and artist relations programmes for a wonderful variety of global beauty brands such as St.Tropez, Charles Worthington, Fudge and Sanctuary Spa. In her short time at Hope&Glory, Sophie has generated headlines for clients including Airbnb, Virgin Active and adidas working across their Christmas campaigns. With her extensive knowledge of the A – Z List she is fast becoming the agency’s resident showbiz queen, and in just a matter of weeks has gotten HTC handsets into some very famous hands including Strictly favourite, Jay McGuiness and boxing legend, David Haye.

Lindsay Clelland

Account Director

Lindsay joined Hope&Glory in December 2013 from a stint at Golin where she was a media specialist and worked on a range of technology and consumer brands including EE, Virgin Media and lastminute.com. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include making truTV famous in the UK through a combination of hard TV listings graft and Amy Willerton’s side boob, getting donkeys to go contactless with Barclaycard and being part of the team that created the world’s most high-tech ice cream van with O2, which was probably the first time an ice cream fleet manager has been on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”.

Natalie Davies

Account Director

Natalie worked at Mischief PR for over two years on the agency’s biggest consumer brands, including launching the Lynx Space Academy and celebrating the Dulux Colour Awards. She also spent some time at Portas managing large-scale fashion activations for Westfield and amplifying the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week sponsorship with the British Fashion Council. In her two years at Hope&Glory, Natalie has manned the IKEA press office and helped to launch some exciting consumer campaigns including larger-than-life TV channel truTV (with a suitably larger-than-life party), creating a HTC influencer programme and sailing the Airbnb Floating House down the Thames.

Lucy Ebbasi

Senior Account Manager

Before joining Hope&Glory Lucy was the Senior Press Officer at leading weight loss brand, Weight Watchers, and started her career at global PR agency, Burson-Marsteller, working across the Corporate and Consumer teams. At Hope&Glory Lucy works across several of the agency’s accounts, including Barclays, Virgin Active, EngineeringUK and Honda. She was part of the team that created the world’s first Christmas tree powered by a Brussels Sprout battery, a Christmas-related science story to promote the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair and has played a large role in managing Barclays recent campaigns including helping the world’s oldest Instagrammer share his life history on the net , promoting the banks use of age suits, which help their staff empathise with elderly customers and assisting Ian Cable, an east London cabbie, to become the world’s first black taxi driver to accept payment by mobile through the Pingit app.

Sarah Pinch

Senior Account Manager

Following five years’ experience in some of Melbourne’s leading consumer PR agencies, Sarah joined Hope&Glory in August 2015 bright eyed and ready to take on the big smoke. She has a keen interest in the world of social media, and within the agency leads on the strategy, content and community management for FIJI Water UK as well as women’s protein and supplements range STRIPPD. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include The Dining Club by IKEA where she helped us create the world’s first DIY restaurant, launching London’s newest and sexiest sky scraper hotel in Canary Wharf for Novotel, debuting FIJI Water’s new bottle design at London Fashion Week, and working with leading health and beauty experts to launch the GLOW beauty capsules for STRIPPD. Sarah is passionate about all things food and culture, and once wrote a blog dedicated to her quest to find the best spaghetti bolognese in Melbourne, aptly named Spaghetti Blogenese.

James Bunting

Senior Account Manager

James joined Hope&Glory at the very end of September 2014 and quickly established himself across the agency’s accounts. Joining us from Kaper where he learned the art of PR working on brands that included Unilever brand, Maille (for whom he launched a sell-out pop-up restaurant concept in Spitalfields Market) and MasterCard (working on their Brits and Priceless Gigs campaigns). James now works on accounts including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Meantime Brewing and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. His favourite piece of work since joining the Hope & Glory fold was re-launching the famous Flying Scotsman for Virgin Trains East Coast with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, securing over 10 pieces of national print coverage.

Jen Murdoch

Senior Account Manager

Jen joined us back in February 2014 after two years at Frank PR, where she worked on projects such as GYMBOX’s A-Grow-Bics class (a gym class to make you grow taller) and Hotels.com amongst many others. Jen has had a no-less-colourful working life since joining Hope&Glory, counting among her achievements helping Barclaycard turn a troupe of Blackpool’s famous donkeys contactless and working with rugby legends Gareth Thomas and Lewis Moody to list their homes on Airbnb for the Rugby World Cup. Her tenacity and creativity when pitching has led to some stonking pieces of coverage, delivering great results for her clients.

Dominique Daly

Senior Account Manager

Dom came on board in January 2013 having previous completed several short-term internships. With her roots now firmly settled at Hope&Glory, recent months have seen her get stuck into the award-winning Meantime Brewing “Hops in a Box” campaign, devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory incorporating point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social channels. She has also recently worked on IKEA’s first ever Christmas in July event, finding a unique way to integrate the company’s current range into a Christmas wonderland. Dom can generally be found hot-desking around the office as she finds new and innovative ways to cause computer issues, but manages to do this with a general good humour which has, to date, kept her in the good graces of the IT team … and those whose computers she “borrows”.

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Jo is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which she started with James at the end of 2011. Previously, she worked with James at Seventy Seven PR, where she was also a managing partner. Jo has worked in PR for over twenty years with a long stint at QBO (which became part of Bell Pottinger). In recent months, Jo’s favourite pieces of work include IKEA’s Bed and Breakfast pop up café which was a unique way to promote the home furnishing retailer’s extensive range of beds. She also enjoyed cleaning up media-wise for Airbnb and it’s floating house which heralded the changing London legislation around house-letting. Jo gets a kick out of making sure our clients are happy and ensuring the team are delivering their very best work. She’s generally the voice of reason in the office and is good at keeping everyone calm under pressure. She attributes this skill to having two very boisterous sons at home.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Managing Partner

James is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which he started with Jo at the end of 2011. Before the agency started, he was managing partner at Seventy Seven PR (now a part of Fishburn), which he started in 2004. He and Jo started Hope&Glory in November 2011 and have so far managed to build a respectably accomplished team that work on some fantastic clients. In recent months, his favourite pieces of work include Meantime Brewing’s “Hops in a Box” – a campaign devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory that incorporates point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social media. He has also recently helped pushed IKEA into the news with the launch of the brand’s HUSET Dolls’ House (page 3 of the Metro amongst the haul) and LOVBACKEN Table (which cleaned up across the media by dint of being a “reinterpretation” of the first ever piece of IKEA flatpack – or so we said at the time).

Adrian Chitty

Partner

Adrian is a partner at Hope&Glory and a consumer brand publicist with some fifteen years’ experience. He joined from Good Relations, where he worked for eight years on brands including Kelloggs and TalkTalk. Adrian’s favourite pieces of work at Hope&Glory have included managing the European launch of the latest generation of Honda’s humanoid robot – the all-new ASIMO and leading the campaign to promote the 2014 Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineers Fair. The latter has been shortlisted for two PR Week and two PRCA awards. The work involved developing a series of eye-catching experiments, including building the world’s first sprout-powered Christmas tree and growing celebrity portraits out of their own bacteria. Adrian is a font of random knowledge in the office and can be often found handing out his now legendary mix of sweets and confectionary. Outside work he loves history, cycling and art, but not necessarily in that order.

Gavin Lewis

Partner and Creative Director

Gav joined our merry band in June 2012 with a well-established track-record in working at some of the industry’s best-recognised agencies when they were nothing but start-ups. He was employee number one at Frank PR and then went on to join Resonate PR as its first hire. He joined us from Mischief PR. Some of Gavin’s career highlights include award-winners for Talk Talk (their “put-pocket” campaign), Lynx (the world’s biggest shower), 118 118 (for the Safe Text campaign) and The Beautiful Game campaign on behalf of the New Football Pools, which scooped a Cannes Lion. He’s something of a past-master at campaign creation and media exploitation so at H&G Gavin gets involved in most our campaigns. Especially the silly ones.

Seb Dilleyston

Director

Seb is a Director at Hope&Glory, having first joined us in 2012. He had a six month spell at retail specialists Portas as Head of Comms before returning as a Director. He’s worked on a heap of campaigns – from the award-winning O2 UpCycle project to creating news around the Barclays Digital Eagles to planning the Airbnb Floating Home. He joined us from Mischief where he spent over four years on brands including Lynx and Budweiser. Before that he was at Freuds. At Hope&Glory he heads up the Barclays account and is part of the senior team looking after the strategy, creative planning and implementation across O2. His favourite piece of work at H&G towers has been “launching” new designs based on recycled phones – O2′s “Walkie Talkies”, “Talk to the Hand” gloves and “Bags that Talk”. He is a proud father, a mad football fan and cites music as his other passion – playing electric violin in a band.

Anna Terrell

Director

Anna is a Director at Hope&Glory. A consumer, entertainment and lifestyle PR professional with over 12 years experience, she has worked world-renowned brands in the entertainment and lifestyle space including Nintendo, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, Virgin Media, lastminute.com, Kenco, Flora pro.activ, npower, B&Q and William Hill. One of her favourite campaigns is the Kenco Coffee versus Gangs launch. Anna is passionate about uniquely brilliant creative ideas, born out of genuine consumer and market insights that are executed flawlessly. The best campaigns are always developed in collaboration with clients and the wider marketing mix, so for her developing and maintaining strong client relationships is critical. Anna is often the logical problem solver in the office, which she says is down to having an engineering degree and a North West upbring.

Pieter Graham

Director

Coming from a background in big brand sports and lifestyle activations, Pieter joined Hope&Glory’s growing band in May 2013, following a brief sojourn with the other love of his life – travelling the globe. Before donning his backpack, Pieter headed up sport and fashion lifestyle at Threepipe, as well as working for the likes of Exposure, Four Communications and Golin on brands including Umbro, Nike, K-Swiss, Accenture, Lloyds TSB and Glaceau VitaminWater. In recent months his favourite pieces of work have included the launch of O2’s Oculus Rift “Wear the Rose” experience, with a piece of immersive theatre with the England Rugby team inside Twickenham. He also recently worked on HTC’s launch of the HTC One (M8) smartphone, building HTC’s brand platform in design and Virgin Active’s incredibly successful Active Aces programme. Never one to shy away from getting his face – or hands – in the media coverage, Pieter has a developing Instagram problem and too many pairs of trainers to fit in his house.

Charlie Spencer

Associate Director

Charlie joined us in January 2014 with a pedigree in top-class consumer brand campaigns for big-name global clients including Nike, adidas, Durex, American Express, Sony Ericsson, SKY, P&G, Southern Comfort and Nestle, to name but a few. She has had stints at top agencies including H+K Strategies, Freud Communications, Four Communications and Cake in her career to date. She currently heads up Barclaycard, The Royal Mint, Regatta and truTV accounts. In the last few months she has been launching a series of “firsts” for her clients – the world’s first Contactless donkey for Barclaycard, the world’s first human art gallery for truTV and The Royal Mint’s first bullion trading platform – which resulted in hat-trick of front pages.  Charlie is a little bit of a chatter box, her colleagues would definitely say you know when she is about. She has a fondness for black hats, red wine and cats – though rarely together.

Valerie Holloway

Associate Director

Valerie works on clients such as IKEA, The Royal Mint, Virgin Trains & Heathrow. Before she joined us in 2012, she spent the previous ten years working on consumer electronics, lifestyle, design and food and drink brands, where she developed corporate and consumer campaigns for the likes of Canon Europe, Braun, PepsiCo, Starbucks, BT, TalkTalk and Airbus. In recent months, she has helped IKEA to launch their first ever pop-up Breakfast in Bed café in Shoreditch, a sell-out event that continues to be a talking point. She worked with The Royal Mint to make history (once again) by announcing the fifth coin portrait of the Queen to the world, cementing the 1,000 year-old organisation’s role as front and centre of events of national and cultural significance. She also helped unveil two Virgin Christmas Trains as part of a campaign to get the brand talked about over the festive period. She is known for her Carrie Bradshaw size obsession with shoes and handbags.

Laura Sibley

Associate Director

Before Laura joined Hope&Glory in summer 2014, she worked in-house at Sony as a PR Manager for Sony Consumer Electronics. Prior to that she worked at renowned creative PR agency Borkowski and leading lifestyle agency Kazoo where she managed everything from the glitz and red carpet glamour of the BT Digital Music Awards to launching a multitude of computer games including SEGA’s World Snooker Championships working with the legendary Steve Davis. At H&G, there is nothing she loves more than ensuring a solid press office for clients. More recently, favourite creative campaigns of hers have included working with scientists to conclude that ‘3D actually makes your brain sharper’ for RealD and introducing Sony’s lifelike 4K TV’s to lemurs (monkeys essentially) at a local zoo as part of their rehabilitation to the wild programme. Laura has a love for the north (being northern, or from the midlands some might say), 80’s TV and an appreciation of Coronation Street.

Katy Ball

Associate Director

Katy joined Hope&Glory following a six year stint at Fever, where she worked with brands like EE, Canon, Deezer, Amazon, and Warner Bros. Katy has experience working with brands on both a global and UK level – from running pan-European campaigns at London and Milan Fashion Weeks for Canon, to helping Amazon’s UK press team secure hundreds of pieces of gift guide coverage during their busiest time of the year. Most recently, Katy has worked with streaming service NOW TV where she encouraged a team of fluffy spring lambs to take part in the world’s first game of ‘Lamb Football’ to launch their sports pass at Easter, and got Made in Chelsea prankster Jamie Laing to decorate co-star Binky’s house for Christmas to promote their movie offering. When she’s not at the Hope&Glory offices, Katy can be found planning her next travel adventures, on the netball court or eating her way around London.

Don Ferguson

Associate Director

Don joined the team in October 2012 having previously he spent four years working across a number of consumer lifestyle brands at boutique specialist agencies looking after travel brands, national sports channels, entertainment accounts, restaurants, bars, pub groups and luxury hotels. Since starting at H&G, some of his favourite pieces of work include the summer unveiling of “The Ultimate Deck Chair” for Holiday Autos, Meantime Brewing’s multi-award “Hops in a Box” campaign, the launching of HUSET Dolls’ House furniture for IKEA … as well as spending a happy few days working as personal publicist for the iconic ginger-quiffed American talk show host Conan O’Brien – for the launch of truTV. Scottish, ginger and bearing more than a passing resemblance to a character from Game of Thrones, Don is generally considered a nice bloke… if a little beardy.

Ellen Durrant

Associate Director

Ellen is our resident lifestyle media queen. Her past stints include time at Highlight PR and Threepipe working on brands as diverse as Carling and Miffy before she headed to House to play a leading role on the beauty and entertainment teams. At House she was part of the team that made the global announcement of Kate Moss for St.Tropez self-tan, was red carpet-side at the BAFTA’s with Charles Worthington and lead a talent-driven campaign for the Sanctuary Spa and Darcey Bussell. On the entertainment side she launched the Discovery Channel’s “Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild”, set up a quarantine zone on Oxford Street for the Warner Bros. release of Contagion and launched the SWARM at Thorpe Park. At Hope&Glory meanwhile, she has done a pretty broad range of work, including a pastiche of David Beckham’s underwear spot for Virgin Active with some clench-counting pants, the creation of HTC’s street paved with gold and making ValenVines with a couple of celebrity Cupids.

Amy Jones

Senior Account Director

Amy has been with Hope & Glory since 2016, having joined from Premier PR. She spent her formative years injecting creativity into the world of consumer healthcare, before moving on to work for five years with some of the world’s most famous attractions. Highlights include hosting the world’s first “audio aquarium” for visually impaired children at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, kicking off Up at the O2’s first Christmas season with a choir on the icy roof and training PR’s globally how best to promote and photograph wax figures. Since then she has put in place the first global PR strategy for Eurovision Song Contest events and co-ordinated global campaigns for Durex. At Hope & Glory her accounts include Deliveroo, Sony, Merlin and Barclays.

Mike Levaggi

Senior Account Director

Mike joined the team in October 2013 and quickly settled in, picking up the reins on the eternally busy HTC account bagging 11 (unpaid for) magazine front covers for the launch of the new HTC One (M8), a launch which received 300% more coverage than their previous flagship phone launch. He also helped win and deliver campaigns for Disney’s global mobile, television and interactive arms, where an immersive theatre experience in New York helped deliver phenomenal global coverage for the new Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes game. Mike joined Hope&Glory from 77PR where he worked across brands that also included SPAR Wines, Mind Candy’s Moshi Monsters, Where’s Wally, Sugar Puffs, The Honey Monster and Dormen Food Company. He has worked at Freud and Fever PR.

Nicola Burton

Account Director

Nicola joined Hope&Glory in August 2012 after cutting her PR teeth on Merlin attractions, such as LEGOLAND Windsor and Madame Tussauds. Before that she worked in the television industry on an array of factual entertainment programmes, such as The Young Apprentice. This year, Nicola has worked on a plethora of creative campaigns and particularly enjoyed working with O2 to cast “The Nations Happiest Cat” – with a queue of cats bagging the much sought after Guardian Eyewitness spot. She has also worked with Virgin Trains to solve bearded men’s plight of the drag caused when swimming by introducing the “Beard Cap” – and spent a particularly chilly morning on The Thames, photographing “that floating house” for Airbnb – to name just a few. Nicola boasts a levelled and pragmatic approach to most things in life, other than her love of anything deemed uncool – which includes The Lord of the Rings and musical theatre.

Sasha Mattus

Account Director

Sasha joined us following a year of freelancing which included working at H+K, Mischief, Pitch PR and Disney. Before that, Sasha was at Publicasity for five years, working on brands such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, Jack Daniels, Lindt Chocolate and Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Kit Range. In recent months, Sasha has managed the prestigious unveiling of a new effigy of Her Majesty The Queen at the National Portrait Gallery for The Royal Mint, only the fifth in her 63-year long reign – a project that she describes as a highlight of her career. She has also struck an unlikely “fromance” with none other than Louis Walsh, which sees them texting regularly and eating at the finest restaurants when he’s in London thanks to her recruiting him to help promote activities for both O2 and Sony this year. Sasha has a huge laugh, a fetish for high heeled shoes and an obsession with anything Kardashian- or Jenner-related.

Nicola Marvin

Account Director

Nicola has been with Hope&Glory since 2015, first as a freelancer but she just couldn’t keep away and has been a permanent member of the team since 2016. Nicola started her career in PR seven years ago on the graduate scheme at Mischief, later moving on to Fever, she then ventured into the world of freelance where she worked at a number of agencies including Citizen, Freuds and Brands2Life, along with running Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2015. Her experience is pretty wide spread after working on the likes of Krispy Kreme, Betfair, QVC, Ella’s Kitchen, Bacardi, McCain, HTC Global, Warner Brothers Studio tour and Diageo, to name but a few. One of her career highlights includes managing one of the highest profile launches of 2013 – the PlayStation4. Here at Hope&Glory, her accounts include O2, Sony, IKEA, Get Living London, Universal Pictures and B&Q where she managed the unveiling of their new full time ‘plant whispers’, to help nurture plants and flowers whilst in their care. Other stand out moments including meeting England rugby stars for her work on the #WearTheRose campaign for O2’s sponsorship of the England Rugby World Cup.  Nicola is a self-confessed crisp addict who dreams of one day opening her own crisp shop. Watch this space …

Anne Ryan

Account Director

Anne joined Hope and Glory in April 2016 with over eight years’ experience gained in consumer PR agencies including Cake, JCPR and TVC, as well as an in-house stint as PR Manager at Save the Children, an experience which she feels has broadened her understanding of the industry and strengthened her client services skills. Anne’s experience spans PR, social media and influencer engagement and she never tires of the buzz of seeing coverage land after all the hard work and planning. During her career to date she has worked in a wide variety of sectors including tech (Motorola, Microsoft), food and drink (Jamie Oliver, Young’s Seafood, PG tips), retail (Covent Garden London, TK Maxx), travel (Royal Caribbean, Visit London) and culture and entertainment (Arts Council, V Festival, London Games Festival). Anne is working on clients including Virgin Trains, American Express and O2.

Lisa Fox

Account Director

Lisa has had six years working in consumer and entertainment PR, having previously worked at Cake, Fever and Frank PR. She has had experience working on brands such as Warner Bros, Universal, Disney, Amazon, Sky, Alton Towers, Kit Kat, Premier Inn and her personal favourite – One Direction. Her most successful campaigns have been launching “The Smiler” – the world’s biggest roller coaster with its fourteen 14 loops – for Alton Towers which resulted in a wide-spread of broadcast, national and consumer coverage. Lisa also recently launched three of One Direction’s fragrances which consisted of a media event at the top of the Gherkin for beauty and showbiz journalists, producing content with the band for each fragrance and developing PR and social media plans. Lisa now works on Sony, Virgin Active, O2 and Meantime at Hope&Glory. She got stuck in in her first week flying to Berlin for IFA to launch the newest Sony products to a bunch of consumer tech media which resulted in widespread coverage for the account.

Sophie Hickman

Account Director

Before joining Hope&Glory, Sophie worked in house running campaigns, event partnerships and artist relations programmes for a wonderful variety of global beauty brands such as St.Tropez, Charles Worthington, Fudge and Sanctuary Spa. In her short time at Hope&Glory, Sophie has generated headlines for clients including Airbnb, Virgin Active and adidas working across their Christmas campaigns. With her extensive knowledge of the A – Z List she is fast becoming the agency’s resident showbiz queen, and in just a matter of weeks has gotten HTC handsets into some very famous hands including Strictly favourite, Jay McGuiness and boxing legend, David Haye.

Lindsay Clelland

Account Director

Lindsay joined Hope&Glory in December 2013 from a stint at Golin where she was a media specialist and worked on a range of technology and consumer brands including EE, Virgin Media and lastminute.com. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include making truTV famous in the UK through a combination of hard TV listings graft and Amy Willerton’s side boob, getting donkeys to go contactless with Barclaycard and being part of the team that created the world’s most high-tech ice cream van with O2, which was probably the first time an ice cream fleet manager has been on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”.

Natalie Davies

Account Director

Natalie worked at Mischief PR for over two years on the agency’s biggest consumer brands, including launching the Lynx Space Academy and celebrating the Dulux Colour Awards. She also spent some time at Portas managing large-scale fashion activations for Westfield and amplifying the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week sponsorship with the British Fashion Council. In her two years at Hope&Glory, Natalie has manned the IKEA press office and helped to launch some exciting consumer campaigns including larger-than-life TV channel truTV (with a suitably larger-than-life party), creating a HTC influencer programme and sailing the Airbnb Floating House down the Thames.

Lucy Ebbasi

Senior Account Manager

Before joining Hope&Glory Lucy was the Senior Press Officer at leading weight loss brand, Weight Watchers, and started her career at global PR agency, Burson-Marsteller, working across the Corporate and Consumer teams. At Hope&Glory Lucy works across several of the agency’s accounts, including Barclays, Virgin Active, EngineeringUK and Honda. She was part of the team that created the world’s first Christmas tree powered by a Brussels Sprout battery, a Christmas-related science story to promote the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair and has played a large role in managing Barclays recent campaigns including helping the world’s oldest Instagrammer share his life history on the net , promoting the banks use of age suits, which help their staff empathise with elderly customers and assisting Ian Cable, an east London cabbie, to become the world’s first black taxi driver to accept payment by mobile through the Pingit app.

Sarah Pinch

Senior Account Manager

Following five years’ experience in some of Melbourne’s leading consumer PR agencies, Sarah joined Hope&Glory in August 2015 bright eyed and ready to take on the big smoke. She has a keen interest in the world of social media, and within the agency leads on the strategy, content and community management for FIJI Water UK as well as women’s protein and supplements range STRIPPD. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include The Dining Club by IKEA where she helped us create the world’s first DIY restaurant, launching London’s newest and sexiest sky scraper hotel in Canary Wharf for Novotel, debuting FIJI Water’s new bottle design at London Fashion Week, and working with leading health and beauty experts to launch the GLOW beauty capsules for STRIPPD. Sarah is passionate about all things food and culture, and once wrote a blog dedicated to her quest to find the best spaghetti bolognese in Melbourne, aptly named Spaghetti Blogenese.

James Bunting

Senior Account Manager

James joined Hope&Glory at the very end of September 2014 and quickly established himself across the agency’s accounts. Joining us from Kaper where he learned the art of PR working on brands that included Unilever brand, Maille (for whom he launched a sell-out pop-up restaurant concept in Spitalfields Market) and MasterCard (working on their Brits and Priceless Gigs campaigns). James now works on accounts including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Meantime Brewing and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. His favourite piece of work since joining the Hope & Glory fold was re-launching the famous Flying Scotsman for Virgin Trains East Coast with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, securing over 10 pieces of national print coverage.

Jen Murdoch

Senior Account Manager

Jen joined us back in February 2014 after two years at Frank PR, where she worked on projects such as GYMBOX’s A-Grow-Bics class (a gym class to make you grow taller) and Hotels.com amongst many others. Jen has had a no-less-colourful working life since joining Hope&Glory, counting among her achievements helping Barclaycard turn a troupe of Blackpool’s famous donkeys contactless and working with rugby legends Gareth Thomas and Lewis Moody to list their homes on Airbnb for the Rugby World Cup. Her tenacity and creativity when pitching has led to some stonking pieces of coverage, delivering great results for her clients.

Dominique Daly

Senior Account Manager

Dom came on board in January 2013 having previous completed several short-term internships. With her roots now firmly settled at Hope&Glory, recent months have seen her get stuck into the award-winning Meantime Brewing “Hops in a Box” campaign, devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory incorporating point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social channels. She has also recently worked on IKEA’s first ever Christmas in July event, finding a unique way to integrate the company’s current range into a Christmas wonderland. Dom can generally be found hot-desking around the office as she finds new and innovative ways to cause computer issues, but manages to do this with a general good humour which has, to date, kept her in the good graces of the IT team … and those whose computers she “borrows”.

Lucy Kerr

Senior Account Manager

Lucy joined Hope&Glory in March 2014 and now works on HTC, Barclays Retail, Disney, Autographer and The Royal Mint. Having started off her career in lifestyle PR with a focus on consumer brands and FMCG, Lucy joined as we were preparing to launch HTC’s flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone. Since becoming a member of the Hope&Glory team, Lucy’s remit has extended to coordinating global press trips to New York, Pingit-payment London taxis, spotting mythical creatures in English lakes and one year olds’ birthday parties, amongst the many varied projects she has been involved in. One personal highlight was starring in PR shots for the HTC One Mini 2, which featured in the Guardian and the Metro.

Jessie Godwyn

Account Manager

Jessie is a new starter at Hope&Glory and works across Barclays Lifeskills, Turner, Accor, Airbnb, and Virgin Trains. Having started off her career in entertainment PR, working with the likes of Universal, Fox, Discovery Channel and Freeview, Jessie transitioned into more lifestyle-focused work, with clients including BT, Kia Motors, Cotswold Outdoor and LateRooms.com. Jessie joined us in the midst of truTV’s launch of the new Powerpuff Girls series, kicking of her Hope&Glory career with an early morning photoshoot with none other than UK popstar Charli XCX. Jessie loves all things media and cites her biggest achievement to date as shepherding ten top tier media around South Korea!

Nina Sanderson

Account Manager

Nina works across consumer lifestyle brands including adidas, Virgin Active, FIJI Water, Isle of Man and Neat Nutrition. She is a Northern lass, hailing from the beautiful Northumbrian coast, and a graduate of Leeds University. After her degree, Nina worked in-house for a travel organisation in Newcastle, learning the PR ropes, before setting off on a five month adventure around South America. She joined Hope&Glory in November 2013 and since then has enjoyed getting stuck into campaigns such as launching Virgin Active’s new Barre class, capturing beautiful stone balancing photography on the Isle of Man, encouraging women to “Let Go” with Sanctuary Spa and bringing RuPaul’s Drag Race to the UK on truTV – landing a Guardian front page in the process. The way to her heart is via Taylor Swift, a colour-coded Excel spreadsheet and some Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut.

Lauren Beeslee

Account Manager

Lauren joined us in May 2016 and works across a portfolio including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Accor Hotels and Amex. After a short time in entertainment PR, cohn&wolfe gave Lauren the opportunity to work with big FMCG clients including Colgate-Palmolive, Ferrero and Scottish Widows. She then took on the Asda press office at freuds where she sharpened her media skills and made some awesome contacts before joining Hope&Glory. Since starting, she has sailed on a Swedish Husbåt on the river Thames for the launch of the new IKEA Reading store, helped bring media down to a great British picnic with Mercure Hotels and launched the new content platform, BEAM, on Virgin Trains. Her favourite PR activities involve events, weird and wonderful photographer and a great story to sell in! In her free time, Lauren co-writes a fashion and lifestyle blog so will most likely be found at events and launches, or drinking tea and blogging.

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Jo is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which she started with James at the end of 2011. Previously, she worked with James at Seventy Seven PR, where she was also a managing partner. Jo has worked in PR for over twenty years with a long stint at QBO (which became part of Bell Pottinger). In recent months, Jo’s favourite pieces of work include IKEA’s Bed and Breakfast pop up café which was a unique way to promote the home furnishing retailer’s extensive range of beds. She also enjoyed cleaning up media-wise for Airbnb and it’s floating house which heralded the changing London legislation around house-letting. Jo gets a kick out of making sure our clients are happy and ensuring the team are delivering their very best work. She’s generally the voice of reason in the office and is good at keeping everyone calm under pressure. She attributes this skill to having two very boisterous sons at home.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Managing Partner

James is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which he started with Jo at the end of 2011. Before the agency started, he was managing partner at Seventy Seven PR (now a part of Fishburn), which he started in 2004. He and Jo started Hope&Glory in November 2011 and have so far managed to build a respectably accomplished team that work on some fantastic clients. In recent months, his favourite pieces of work include Meantime Brewing’s “Hops in a Box” – a campaign devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory that incorporates point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social media. He has also recently helped pushed IKEA into the news with the launch of the brand’s HUSET Dolls’ House (page 3 of the Metro amongst the haul) and LOVBACKEN Table (which cleaned up across the media by dint of being a “reinterpretation” of the first ever piece of IKEA flatpack – or so we said at the time).

Adrian Chitty

Partner

Adrian is a partner at Hope&Glory and a consumer brand publicist with some fifteen years’ experience. He joined from Good Relations, where he worked for eight years on brands including Kelloggs and TalkTalk. Adrian’s favourite pieces of work at Hope&Glory have included managing the European launch of the latest generation of Honda’s humanoid robot – the all-new ASIMO and leading the campaign to promote the 2014 Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineers Fair. The latter has been shortlisted for two PR Week and two PRCA awards. The work involved developing a series of eye-catching experiments, including building the world’s first sprout-powered Christmas tree and growing celebrity portraits out of their own bacteria. Adrian is a font of random knowledge in the office and can be often found handing out his now legendary mix of sweets and confectionary. Outside work he loves history, cycling and art, but not necessarily in that order.

Gavin Lewis

Partner and Creative Director

Gav joined our merry band in June 2012 with a well-established track-record in working at some of the industry’s best-recognised agencies when they were nothing but start-ups. He was employee number one at Frank PR and then went on to join Resonate PR as its first hire. He joined us from Mischief PR. Some of Gavin’s career highlights include award-winners for Talk Talk (their “put-pocket” campaign), Lynx (the world’s biggest shower), 118 118 (for the Safe Text campaign) and The Beautiful Game campaign on behalf of the New Football Pools, which scooped a Cannes Lion. He’s something of a past-master at campaign creation and media exploitation so at H&G Gavin gets involved in most our campaigns. Especially the silly ones.

Seb Dilleyston

Director

Seb is a Director at Hope&Glory, having first joined us in 2012. He had a six month spell at retail specialists Portas as Head of Comms before returning as a Director. He’s worked on a heap of campaigns – from the award-winning O2 UpCycle project to creating news around the Barclays Digital Eagles to planning the Airbnb Floating Home. He joined us from Mischief where he spent over four years on brands including Lynx and Budweiser. Before that he was at Freuds. At Hope&Glory he heads up the Barclays account and is part of the senior team looking after the strategy, creative planning and implementation across O2. His favourite piece of work at H&G towers has been “launching” new designs based on recycled phones – O2′s “Walkie Talkies”, “Talk to the Hand” gloves and “Bags that Talk”. He is a proud father, a mad football fan and cites music as his other passion – playing electric violin in a band.

Anna Terrell

Director

Anna is a Director at Hope&Glory. A consumer, entertainment and lifestyle PR professional with over 12 years experience, she has worked world-renowned brands in the entertainment and lifestyle space including Nintendo, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, Virgin Media, lastminute.com, Kenco, Flora pro.activ, npower, B&Q and William Hill. One of her favourite campaigns is the Kenco Coffee versus Gangs launch. Anna is passionate about uniquely brilliant creative ideas, born out of genuine consumer and market insights that are executed flawlessly. The best campaigns are always developed in collaboration with clients and the wider marketing mix, so for her developing and maintaining strong client relationships is critical. Anna is often the logical problem solver in the office, which she says is down to having an engineering degree and a North West upbring.

Pieter Graham

Director

Coming from a background in big brand sports and lifestyle activations, Pieter joined Hope&Glory’s growing band in May 2013, following a brief sojourn with the other love of his life – travelling the globe. Before donning his backpack, Pieter headed up sport and fashion lifestyle at Threepipe, as well as working for the likes of Exposure, Four Communications and Golin on brands including Umbro, Nike, K-Swiss, Accenture, Lloyds TSB and Glaceau VitaminWater. In recent months his favourite pieces of work have included the launch of O2’s Oculus Rift “Wear the Rose” experience, with a piece of immersive theatre with the England Rugby team inside Twickenham. He also recently worked on HTC’s launch of the HTC One (M8) smartphone, building HTC’s brand platform in design and Virgin Active’s incredibly successful Active Aces programme. Never one to shy away from getting his face – or hands – in the media coverage, Pieter has a developing Instagram problem and too many pairs of trainers to fit in his house.

Charlie Spencer

Associate Director

Charlie joined us in January 2014 with a pedigree in top-class consumer brand campaigns for big-name global clients including Nike, adidas, Durex, American Express, Sony Ericsson, SKY, P&G, Southern Comfort and Nestle, to name but a few. She has had stints at top agencies including H+K Strategies, Freud Communications, Four Communications and Cake in her career to date. She currently heads up Barclaycard, The Royal Mint, Regatta and truTV accounts. In the last few months she has been launching a series of “firsts” for her clients – the world’s first Contactless donkey for Barclaycard, the world’s first human art gallery for truTV and The Royal Mint’s first bullion trading platform – which resulted in hat-trick of front pages.  Charlie is a little bit of a chatter box, her colleagues would definitely say you know when she is about. She has a fondness for black hats, red wine and cats – though rarely together.

Valerie Holloway

Associate Director

Valerie works on clients such as IKEA, The Royal Mint, Virgin Trains & Heathrow. Before she joined us in 2012, she spent the previous ten years working on consumer electronics, lifestyle, design and food and drink brands, where she developed corporate and consumer campaigns for the likes of Canon Europe, Braun, PepsiCo, Starbucks, BT, TalkTalk and Airbus. In recent months, she has helped IKEA to launch their first ever pop-up Breakfast in Bed café in Shoreditch, a sell-out event that continues to be a talking point. She worked with The Royal Mint to make history (once again) by announcing the fifth coin portrait of the Queen to the world, cementing the 1,000 year-old organisation’s role as front and centre of events of national and cultural significance. She also helped unveil two Virgin Christmas Trains as part of a campaign to get the brand talked about over the festive period. She is known for her Carrie Bradshaw size obsession with shoes and handbags.

Laura Sibley

Associate Director

Before Laura joined Hope&Glory in summer 2014, she worked in-house at Sony as a PR Manager for Sony Consumer Electronics. Prior to that she worked at renowned creative PR agency Borkowski and leading lifestyle agency Kazoo where she managed everything from the glitz and red carpet glamour of the BT Digital Music Awards to launching a multitude of computer games including SEGA’s World Snooker Championships working with the legendary Steve Davis. At H&G, there is nothing she loves more than ensuring a solid press office for clients. More recently, favourite creative campaigns of hers have included working with scientists to conclude that ‘3D actually makes your brain sharper’ for RealD and introducing Sony’s lifelike 4K TV’s to lemurs (monkeys essentially) at a local zoo as part of their rehabilitation to the wild programme. Laura has a love for the north (being northern, or from the midlands some might say), 80’s TV and an appreciation of Coronation Street.

Katy Ball

Associate Director

Katy joined Hope&Glory following a six year stint at Fever, where she worked with brands like EE, Canon, Deezer, Amazon, and Warner Bros. Katy has experience working with brands on both a global and UK level – from running pan-European campaigns at London and Milan Fashion Weeks for Canon, to helping Amazon’s UK press team secure hundreds of pieces of gift guide coverage during their busiest time of the year. Most recently, Katy has worked with streaming service NOW TV where she encouraged a team of fluffy spring lambs to take part in the world’s first game of ‘Lamb Football’ to launch their sports pass at Easter, and got Made in Chelsea prankster Jamie Laing to decorate co-star Binky’s house for Christmas to promote their movie offering. When she’s not at the Hope&Glory offices, Katy can be found planning her next travel adventures, on the netball court or eating her way around London.

Don Ferguson

Associate Director

Don joined the team in October 2012 having previously he spent four years working across a number of consumer lifestyle brands at boutique specialist agencies looking after travel brands, national sports channels, entertainment accounts, restaurants, bars, pub groups and luxury hotels. Since starting at H&G, some of his favourite pieces of work include the summer unveiling of “The Ultimate Deck Chair” for Holiday Autos, Meantime Brewing’s multi-award “Hops in a Box” campaign, the launching of HUSET Dolls’ House furniture for IKEA … as well as spending a happy few days working as personal publicist for the iconic ginger-quiffed American talk show host Conan O’Brien – for the launch of truTV. Scottish, ginger and bearing more than a passing resemblance to a character from Game of Thrones, Don is generally considered a nice bloke… if a little beardy.

Ellen Durrant

Associate Director

Ellen is our resident lifestyle media queen. Her past stints include time at Highlight PR and Threepipe working on brands as diverse as Carling and Miffy before she headed to House to play a leading role on the beauty and entertainment teams. At House she was part of the team that made the global announcement of Kate Moss for St.Tropez self-tan, was red carpet-side at the BAFTA’s with Charles Worthington and lead a talent-driven campaign for the Sanctuary Spa and Darcey Bussell. On the entertainment side she launched the Discovery Channel’s “Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild”, set up a quarantine zone on Oxford Street for the Warner Bros. release of Contagion and launched the SWARM at Thorpe Park. At Hope&Glory meanwhile, she has done a pretty broad range of work, including a pastiche of David Beckham’s underwear spot for Virgin Active with some clench-counting pants, the creation of HTC’s street paved with gold and making ValenVines with a couple of celebrity Cupids.

Amy Jones

Senior Account Director

Amy has been with Hope & Glory since 2016, having joined from Premier PR. She spent her formative years injecting creativity into the world of consumer healthcare, before moving on to work for five years with some of the world’s most famous attractions. Highlights include hosting the world’s first “audio aquarium” for visually impaired children at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, kicking off Up at the O2’s first Christmas season with a choir on the icy roof and training PR’s globally how best to promote and photograph wax figures. Since then she has put in place the first global PR strategy for Eurovision Song Contest events and co-ordinated global campaigns for Durex. At Hope & Glory her accounts include Deliveroo, Sony, Merlin and Barclays.

Mike Levaggi

Senior Account Director

Mike joined the team in October 2013 and quickly settled in, picking up the reins on the eternally busy HTC account bagging 11 (unpaid for) magazine front covers for the launch of the new HTC One (M8), a launch which received 300% more coverage than their previous flagship phone launch. He also helped win and deliver campaigns for Disney’s global mobile, television and interactive arms, where an immersive theatre experience in New York helped deliver phenomenal global coverage for the new Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes game. Mike joined Hope&Glory from 77PR where he worked across brands that also included SPAR Wines, Mind Candy’s Moshi Monsters, Where’s Wally, Sugar Puffs, The Honey Monster and Dormen Food Company. He has worked at Freud and Fever PR.

Nicola Burton

Account Director

Nicola joined Hope&Glory in August 2012 after cutting her PR teeth on Merlin attractions, such as LEGOLAND Windsor and Madame Tussauds. Before that she worked in the television industry on an array of factual entertainment programmes, such as The Young Apprentice. This year, Nicola has worked on a plethora of creative campaigns and particularly enjoyed working with O2 to cast “The Nations Happiest Cat” – with a queue of cats bagging the much sought after Guardian Eyewitness spot. She has also worked with Virgin Trains to solve bearded men’s plight of the drag caused when swimming by introducing the “Beard Cap” – and spent a particularly chilly morning on The Thames, photographing “that floating house” for Airbnb – to name just a few. Nicola boasts a levelled and pragmatic approach to most things in life, other than her love of anything deemed uncool – which includes The Lord of the Rings and musical theatre.

Sasha Mattus

Account Director

Sasha joined us following a year of freelancing which included working at H+K, Mischief, Pitch PR and Disney. Before that, Sasha was at Publicasity for five years, working on brands such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, Jack Daniels, Lindt Chocolate and Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Kit Range. In recent months, Sasha has managed the prestigious unveiling of a new effigy of Her Majesty The Queen at the National Portrait Gallery for The Royal Mint, only the fifth in her 63-year long reign – a project that she describes as a highlight of her career. She has also struck an unlikely “fromance” with none other than Louis Walsh, which sees them texting regularly and eating at the finest restaurants when he’s in London thanks to her recruiting him to help promote activities for both O2 and Sony this year. Sasha has a huge laugh, a fetish for high heeled shoes and an obsession with anything Kardashian- or Jenner-related.

Nicola Marvin

Account Director

Nicola has been with Hope&Glory since 2015, first as a freelancer but she just couldn’t keep away and has been a permanent member of the team since 2016. Nicola started her career in PR seven years ago on the graduate scheme at Mischief, later moving on to Fever, she then ventured into the world of freelance where she worked at a number of agencies including Citizen, Freuds and Brands2Life, along with running Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2015. Her experience is pretty wide spread after working on the likes of Krispy Kreme, Betfair, QVC, Ella’s Kitchen, Bacardi, McCain, HTC Global, Warner Brothers Studio tour and Diageo, to name but a few. One of her career highlights includes managing one of the highest profile launches of 2013 – the PlayStation4. Here at Hope&Glory, her accounts include O2, Sony, IKEA, Get Living London, Universal Pictures and B&Q where she managed the unveiling of their new full time ‘plant whispers’, to help nurture plants and flowers whilst in their care. Other stand out moments including meeting England rugby stars for her work on the #WearTheRose campaign for O2’s sponsorship of the England Rugby World Cup.  Nicola is a self-confessed crisp addict who dreams of one day opening her own crisp shop. Watch this space …

Anne Ryan

Account Director

Anne joined Hope and Glory in April 2016 with over eight years’ experience gained in consumer PR agencies including Cake, JCPR and TVC, as well as an in-house stint as PR Manager at Save the Children, an experience which she feels has broadened her understanding of the industry and strengthened her client services skills. Anne’s experience spans PR, social media and influencer engagement and she never tires of the buzz of seeing coverage land after all the hard work and planning. During her career to date she has worked in a wide variety of sectors including tech (Motorola, Microsoft), food and drink (Jamie Oliver, Young’s Seafood, PG tips), retail (Covent Garden London, TK Maxx), travel (Royal Caribbean, Visit London) and culture and entertainment (Arts Council, V Festival, London Games Festival). Anne is working on clients including Virgin Trains, American Express and O2.

Lisa Fox

Account Director

Lisa has had six years working in consumer and entertainment PR, having previously worked at Cake, Fever and Frank PR. She has had experience working on brands such as Warner Bros, Universal, Disney, Amazon, Sky, Alton Towers, Kit Kat, Premier Inn and her personal favourite – One Direction. Her most successful campaigns have been launching “The Smiler” – the world’s biggest roller coaster with its fourteen 14 loops – for Alton Towers which resulted in a wide-spread of broadcast, national and consumer coverage. Lisa also recently launched three of One Direction’s fragrances which consisted of a media event at the top of the Gherkin for beauty and showbiz journalists, producing content with the band for each fragrance and developing PR and social media plans. Lisa now works on Sony, Virgin Active, O2 and Meantime at Hope&Glory. She got stuck in in her first week flying to Berlin for IFA to launch the newest Sony products to a bunch of consumer tech media which resulted in widespread coverage for the account.

Sophie Hickman

Account Director

Before joining Hope&Glory, Sophie worked in house running campaigns, event partnerships and artist relations programmes for a wonderful variety of global beauty brands such as St.Tropez, Charles Worthington, Fudge and Sanctuary Spa. In her short time at Hope&Glory, Sophie has generated headlines for clients including Airbnb, Virgin Active and adidas working across their Christmas campaigns. With her extensive knowledge of the A – Z List she is fast becoming the agency’s resident showbiz queen, and in just a matter of weeks has gotten HTC handsets into some very famous hands including Strictly favourite, Jay McGuiness and boxing legend, David Haye.

Lindsay Clelland

Account Director

Lindsay joined Hope&Glory in December 2013 from a stint at Golin where she was a media specialist and worked on a range of technology and consumer brands including EE, Virgin Media and lastminute.com. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include making truTV famous in the UK through a combination of hard TV listings graft and Amy Willerton’s side boob, getting donkeys to go contactless with Barclaycard and being part of the team that created the world’s most high-tech ice cream van with O2, which was probably the first time an ice cream fleet manager has been on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”.

Natalie Davies

Account Director

Natalie worked at Mischief PR for over two years on the agency’s biggest consumer brands, including launching the Lynx Space Academy and celebrating the Dulux Colour Awards. She also spent some time at Portas managing large-scale fashion activations for Westfield and amplifying the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week sponsorship with the British Fashion Council. In her two years at Hope&Glory, Natalie has manned the IKEA press office and helped to launch some exciting consumer campaigns including larger-than-life TV channel truTV (with a suitably larger-than-life party), creating a HTC influencer programme and sailing the Airbnb Floating House down the Thames.

Lucy Ebbasi

Senior Account Manager

Before joining Hope&Glory Lucy was the Senior Press Officer at leading weight loss brand, Weight Watchers, and started her career at global PR agency, Burson-Marsteller, working across the Corporate and Consumer teams. At Hope&Glory Lucy works across several of the agency’s accounts, including Barclays, Virgin Active, EngineeringUK and Honda. She was part of the team that created the world’s first Christmas tree powered by a Brussels Sprout battery, a Christmas-related science story to promote the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair and has played a large role in managing Barclays recent campaigns including helping the world’s oldest Instagrammer share his life history on the net , promoting the banks use of age suits, which help their staff empathise with elderly customers and assisting Ian Cable, an east London cabbie, to become the world’s first black taxi driver to accept payment by mobile through the Pingit app.

Sarah Pinch

Senior Account Manager

Following five years’ experience in some of Melbourne’s leading consumer PR agencies, Sarah joined Hope&Glory in August 2015 bright eyed and ready to take on the big smoke. She has a keen interest in the world of social media, and within the agency leads on the strategy, content and community management for FIJI Water UK as well as women’s protein and supplements range STRIPPD. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include The Dining Club by IKEA where she helped us create the world’s first DIY restaurant, launching London’s newest and sexiest sky scraper hotel in Canary Wharf for Novotel, debuting FIJI Water’s new bottle design at London Fashion Week, and working with leading health and beauty experts to launch the GLOW beauty capsules for STRIPPD. Sarah is passionate about all things food and culture, and once wrote a blog dedicated to her quest to find the best spaghetti bolognese in Melbourne, aptly named Spaghetti Blogenese.

James Bunting

Senior Account Manager

James joined Hope&Glory at the very end of September 2014 and quickly established himself across the agency’s accounts. Joining us from Kaper where he learned the art of PR working on brands that included Unilever brand, Maille (for whom he launched a sell-out pop-up restaurant concept in Spitalfields Market) and MasterCard (working on their Brits and Priceless Gigs campaigns). James now works on accounts including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Meantime Brewing and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. His favourite piece of work since joining the Hope & Glory fold was re-launching the famous Flying Scotsman for Virgin Trains East Coast with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, securing over 10 pieces of national print coverage.

Jen Murdoch

Senior Account Manager

Jen joined us back in February 2014 after two years at Frank PR, where she worked on projects such as GYMBOX’s A-Grow-Bics class (a gym class to make you grow taller) and Hotels.com amongst many others. Jen has had a no-less-colourful working life since joining Hope&Glory, counting among her achievements helping Barclaycard turn a troupe of Blackpool’s famous donkeys contactless and working with rugby legends Gareth Thomas and Lewis Moody to list their homes on Airbnb for the Rugby World Cup. Her tenacity and creativity when pitching has led to some stonking pieces of coverage, delivering great results for her clients.

Dominique Daly

Senior Account Manager

Dom came on board in January 2013 having previous completed several short-term internships. With her roots now firmly settled at Hope&Glory, recent months have seen her get stuck into the award-winning Meantime Brewing “Hops in a Box” campaign, devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory incorporating point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social channels. She has also recently worked on IKEA’s first ever Christmas in July event, finding a unique way to integrate the company’s current range into a Christmas wonderland. Dom can generally be found hot-desking around the office as she finds new and innovative ways to cause computer issues, but manages to do this with a general good humour which has, to date, kept her in the good graces of the IT team … and those whose computers she “borrows”.

Lucy Kerr

Senior Account Manager

Lucy joined Hope&Glory in March 2014 and now works on HTC, Barclays Retail, Disney, Autographer and The Royal Mint. Having started off her career in lifestyle PR with a focus on consumer brands and FMCG, Lucy joined as we were preparing to launch HTC’s flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone. Since becoming a member of the Hope&Glory team, Lucy’s remit has extended to coordinating global press trips to New York, Pingit-payment London taxis, spotting mythical creatures in English lakes and one year olds’ birthday parties, amongst the many varied projects she has been involved in. One personal highlight was starring in PR shots for the HTC One Mini 2, which featured in the Guardian and the Metro.

Jessie Godwyn

Account Manager

Jessie is a new starter at Hope&Glory and works across Barclays Lifeskills, Turner, Accor, Airbnb, and Virgin Trains. Having started off her career in entertainment PR, working with the likes of Universal, Fox, Discovery Channel and Freeview, Jessie transitioned into more lifestyle-focused work, with clients including BT, Kia Motors, Cotswold Outdoor and LateRooms.com. Jessie joined us in the midst of truTV’s launch of the new Powerpuff Girls series, kicking of her Hope&Glory career with an early morning photoshoot with none other than UK popstar Charli XCX. Jessie loves all things media and cites her biggest achievement to date as shepherding ten top tier media around South Korea!

Nina Sanderson

Account Manager

Nina works across consumer lifestyle brands including adidas, Virgin Active, FIJI Water, Isle of Man and Neat Nutrition. She is a Northern lass, hailing from the beautiful Northumbrian coast, and a graduate of Leeds University. After her degree, Nina worked in-house for a travel organisation in Newcastle, learning the PR ropes, before setting off on a five month adventure around South America. She joined Hope&Glory in November 2013 and since then has enjoyed getting stuck into campaigns such as launching Virgin Active’s new Barre class, capturing beautiful stone balancing photography on the Isle of Man, encouraging women to “Let Go” with Sanctuary Spa and bringing RuPaul’s Drag Race to the UK on truTV – landing a Guardian front page in the process. The way to her heart is via Taylor Swift, a colour-coded Excel spreadsheet and some Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut.

Lauren Beeslee

Account Manager

Lauren joined us in May 2016 and works across a portfolio including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Accor Hotels and Amex. After a short time in entertainment PR, cohn&wolfe gave Lauren the opportunity to work with big FMCG clients including Colgate-Palmolive, Ferrero and Scottish Widows. She then took on the Asda press office at freuds where she sharpened her media skills and made some awesome contacts before joining Hope&Glory. Since starting, she has sailed on a Swedish Husbåt on the river Thames for the launch of the new IKEA Reading store, helped bring media down to a great British picnic with Mercure Hotels and launched the new content platform, BEAM, on Virgin Trains. Her favourite PR activities involve events, weird and wonderful photographer and a great story to sell in! In her free time, Lauren co-writes a fashion and lifestyle blog so will most likely be found at events and launches, or drinking tea and blogging.

Alex Royce

Account Manager

Alex has worked in Sport’s PR and Sponsorship for the last three years, working with clients including British Gas, RFU, Betway and Jaguar LandRover across a number of sports including Rugby, Darts, Swimming and Boxing. He joined Hope&Glory in April 2015 at a time when our work was ramping up around the Rugby World Cup and has worked on O2’s Rugby World Cup campaign (his dream role). Since then, Alex has worked on clients including Virgin Active, Sony, adidas and The Royal Mint.

Dave Stitson

Account Manager

Dave originally joined the land of Hope & Glory in September 2013 as employee number ten (ish), working across Barclays, Sony, O2 and Odigeo among others. After a stint at Taylor Herring, manning projects for Thorpe Park, Channel 5, Kwik Fit, Kellogg’s and Diageo, he made a (triumphant, in his own words) return in October. Bringing his own brand of “Dave-ness” to the team, we get an abundance of celeb gossip, creative outbursts and unpredictable funny moments at any given time of day. Favourite pieces of work include employing Judy Murray as PIMMS chief foliage officer – maintaining mint standards throughout the summer – launching Rylan Clarke’s new chat show and curating Barclays Mortgages first ever Home Improvement Report with Phil Spencer.

Phoebe Mellor

Account Manager

Phoebe joined Hope&Glory in April 2015 having worked at Golin as a media specialist on various consumer brands including Cadbury, Smirnoff and nPower. Since joining our merry band, Phoebe spent her first couple of months enjoying marking a Royal birth with The Royal Mint, launching Sony’s brand-spanking new Multi-Room technology with Bompas & Parr and conducting 3D film experiments with RealD. Phoebe also had the tough task of becoming a cat fan for the O2 “Happy Cats” campaign. She had nothing if not an eclectic introduction to the agency.

Joccoaa Hand

Account Manager

Joccoaa joined the land of Hope & Glory in April 2015 after a two year stint at freuds, working on the food and BWS side of the Asda account. Here, she learnt the art of PR, how to run a press office and enjoyed working across their big events such as Taste of London and Christmas in July. Since she joined, Joccoaa has worked across a number of accounts including B&Q, O2, Symington’s and Virgin Trains partnerships. Her favourite moments so far include featuring in the Metro with B&Q’s election gnomes, spreading the word about Britain’s happiest cat for O2 and creating beard swimming caps for Virgin Trains. Her name means the witty one in Latin and she enjoys trying to live up to this name in the office as well as persuading everyone to listen to Ed Sheeran.

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Jo is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which she started with James at the end of 2011. Previously, she worked with James at Seventy Seven PR, where she was also a managing partner. Jo has worked in PR for over twenty years with a long stint at QBO (which became part of Bell Pottinger). In recent months, Jo’s favourite pieces of work include IKEA’s Bed and Breakfast pop up café which was a unique way to promote the home furnishing retailer’s extensive range of beds. She also enjoyed cleaning up media-wise for Airbnb and it’s floating house which heralded the changing London legislation around house-letting. Jo gets a kick out of making sure our clients are happy and ensuring the team are delivering their very best work. She’s generally the voice of reason in the office and is good at keeping everyone calm under pressure. She attributes this skill to having two very boisterous sons at home.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Managing Partner

James is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which he started with Jo at the end of 2011. Before the agency started, he was managing partner at Seventy Seven PR (now a part of Fishburn), which he started in 2004. He and Jo started Hope&Glory in November 2011 and have so far managed to build a respectably accomplished team that work on some fantastic clients. In recent months, his favourite pieces of work include Meantime Brewing’s “Hops in a Box” – a campaign devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory that incorporates point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social media. He has also recently helped pushed IKEA into the news with the launch of the brand’s HUSET Dolls’ House (page 3 of the Metro amongst the haul) and LOVBACKEN Table (which cleaned up across the media by dint of being a “reinterpretation” of the first ever piece of IKEA flatpack – or so we said at the time).

Adrian Chitty

Partner

Adrian is a partner at Hope&Glory and a consumer brand publicist with some fifteen years’ experience. He joined from Good Relations, where he worked for eight years on brands including Kelloggs and TalkTalk. Adrian’s favourite pieces of work at Hope&Glory have included managing the European launch of the latest generation of Honda’s humanoid robot – the all-new ASIMO and leading the campaign to promote the 2014 Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineers Fair. The latter has been shortlisted for two PR Week and two PRCA awards. The work involved developing a series of eye-catching experiments, including building the world’s first sprout-powered Christmas tree and growing celebrity portraits out of their own bacteria. Adrian is a font of random knowledge in the office and can be often found handing out his now legendary mix of sweets and confectionary. Outside work he loves history, cycling and art, but not necessarily in that order.

Gavin Lewis

Partner and Creative Director

Gav joined our merry band in June 2012 with a well-established track-record in working at some of the industry’s best-recognised agencies when they were nothing but start-ups. He was employee number one at Frank PR and then went on to join Resonate PR as its first hire. He joined us from Mischief PR. Some of Gavin’s career highlights include award-winners for Talk Talk (their “put-pocket” campaign), Lynx (the world’s biggest shower), 118 118 (for the Safe Text campaign) and The Beautiful Game campaign on behalf of the New Football Pools, which scooped a Cannes Lion. He’s something of a past-master at campaign creation and media exploitation so at H&G Gavin gets involved in most our campaigns. Especially the silly ones.

Seb Dilleyston

Director

Seb is a Director at Hope&Glory, having first joined us in 2012. He had a six month spell at retail specialists Portas as Head of Comms before returning as a Director. He’s worked on a heap of campaigns – from the award-winning O2 UpCycle project to creating news around the Barclays Digital Eagles to planning the Airbnb Floating Home. He joined us from Mischief where he spent over four years on brands including Lynx and Budweiser. Before that he was at Freuds. At Hope&Glory he heads up the Barclays account and is part of the senior team looking after the strategy, creative planning and implementation across O2. His favourite piece of work at H&G towers has been “launching” new designs based on recycled phones – O2′s “Walkie Talkies”, “Talk to the Hand” gloves and “Bags that Talk”. He is a proud father, a mad football fan and cites music as his other passion – playing electric violin in a band.

Anna Terrell

Director

Anna is a Director at Hope&Glory. A consumer, entertainment and lifestyle PR professional with over 12 years experience, she has worked world-renowned brands in the entertainment and lifestyle space including Nintendo, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, Virgin Media, lastminute.com, Kenco, Flora pro.activ, npower, B&Q and William Hill. One of her favourite campaigns is the Kenco Coffee versus Gangs launch. Anna is passionate about uniquely brilliant creative ideas, born out of genuine consumer and market insights that are executed flawlessly. The best campaigns are always developed in collaboration with clients and the wider marketing mix, so for her developing and maintaining strong client relationships is critical. Anna is often the logical problem solver in the office, which she says is down to having an engineering degree and a North West upbring.

Pieter Graham

Director

Coming from a background in big brand sports and lifestyle activations, Pieter joined Hope&Glory’s growing band in May 2013, following a brief sojourn with the other love of his life – travelling the globe. Before donning his backpack, Pieter headed up sport and fashion lifestyle at Threepipe, as well as working for the likes of Exposure, Four Communications and Golin on brands including Umbro, Nike, K-Swiss, Accenture, Lloyds TSB and Glaceau VitaminWater. In recent months his favourite pieces of work have included the launch of O2’s Oculus Rift “Wear the Rose” experience, with a piece of immersive theatre with the England Rugby team inside Twickenham. He also recently worked on HTC’s launch of the HTC One (M8) smartphone, building HTC’s brand platform in design and Virgin Active’s incredibly successful Active Aces programme. Never one to shy away from getting his face – or hands – in the media coverage, Pieter has a developing Instagram problem and too many pairs of trainers to fit in his house.

Charlie Spencer

Associate Director

Charlie joined us in January 2014 with a pedigree in top-class consumer brand campaigns for big-name global clients including Nike, adidas, Durex, American Express, Sony Ericsson, SKY, P&G, Southern Comfort and Nestle, to name but a few. She has had stints at top agencies including H+K Strategies, Freud Communications, Four Communications and Cake in her career to date. She currently heads up Barclaycard, The Royal Mint, Regatta and truTV accounts. In the last few months she has been launching a series of “firsts” for her clients – the world’s first Contactless donkey for Barclaycard, the world’s first human art gallery for truTV and The Royal Mint’s first bullion trading platform – which resulted in hat-trick of front pages.  Charlie is a little bit of a chatter box, her colleagues would definitely say you know when she is about. She has a fondness for black hats, red wine and cats – though rarely together.

Valerie Holloway

Associate Director

Valerie works on clients such as IKEA, The Royal Mint, Virgin Trains & Heathrow. Before she joined us in 2012, she spent the previous ten years working on consumer electronics, lifestyle, design and food and drink brands, where she developed corporate and consumer campaigns for the likes of Canon Europe, Braun, PepsiCo, Starbucks, BT, TalkTalk and Airbus. In recent months, she has helped IKEA to launch their first ever pop-up Breakfast in Bed café in Shoreditch, a sell-out event that continues to be a talking point. She worked with The Royal Mint to make history (once again) by announcing the fifth coin portrait of the Queen to the world, cementing the 1,000 year-old organisation’s role as front and centre of events of national and cultural significance. She also helped unveil two Virgin Christmas Trains as part of a campaign to get the brand talked about over the festive period. She is known for her Carrie Bradshaw size obsession with shoes and handbags.

Laura Sibley

Associate Director

Before Laura joined Hope&Glory in summer 2014, she worked in-house at Sony as a PR Manager for Sony Consumer Electronics. Prior to that she worked at renowned creative PR agency Borkowski and leading lifestyle agency Kazoo where she managed everything from the glitz and red carpet glamour of the BT Digital Music Awards to launching a multitude of computer games including SEGA’s World Snooker Championships working with the legendary Steve Davis. At H&G, there is nothing she loves more than ensuring a solid press office for clients. More recently, favourite creative campaigns of hers have included working with scientists to conclude that ‘3D actually makes your brain sharper’ for RealD and introducing Sony’s lifelike 4K TV’s to lemurs (monkeys essentially) at a local zoo as part of their rehabilitation to the wild programme. Laura has a love for the north (being northern, or from the midlands some might say), 80’s TV and an appreciation of Coronation Street.

Katy Ball

Associate Director

Katy joined Hope&Glory following a six year stint at Fever, where she worked with brands like EE, Canon, Deezer, Amazon, and Warner Bros. Katy has experience working with brands on both a global and UK level – from running pan-European campaigns at London and Milan Fashion Weeks for Canon, to helping Amazon’s UK press team secure hundreds of pieces of gift guide coverage during their busiest time of the year. Most recently, Katy has worked with streaming service NOW TV where she encouraged a team of fluffy spring lambs to take part in the world’s first game of ‘Lamb Football’ to launch their sports pass at Easter, and got Made in Chelsea prankster Jamie Laing to decorate co-star Binky’s house for Christmas to promote their movie offering. When she’s not at the Hope&Glory offices, Katy can be found planning her next travel adventures, on the netball court or eating her way around London.

Don Ferguson

Associate Director

Don joined the team in October 2012 having previously he spent four years working across a number of consumer lifestyle brands at boutique specialist agencies looking after travel brands, national sports channels, entertainment accounts, restaurants, bars, pub groups and luxury hotels. Since starting at H&G, some of his favourite pieces of work include the summer unveiling of “The Ultimate Deck Chair” for Holiday Autos, Meantime Brewing’s multi-award “Hops in a Box” campaign, the launching of HUSET Dolls’ House furniture for IKEA … as well as spending a happy few days working as personal publicist for the iconic ginger-quiffed American talk show host Conan O’Brien – for the launch of truTV. Scottish, ginger and bearing more than a passing resemblance to a character from Game of Thrones, Don is generally considered a nice bloke… if a little beardy.

Ellen Durrant

Associate Director

Ellen is our resident lifestyle media queen. Her past stints include time at Highlight PR and Threepipe working on brands as diverse as Carling and Miffy before she headed to House to play a leading role on the beauty and entertainment teams. At House she was part of the team that made the global announcement of Kate Moss for St.Tropez self-tan, was red carpet-side at the BAFTA’s with Charles Worthington and lead a talent-driven campaign for the Sanctuary Spa and Darcey Bussell. On the entertainment side she launched the Discovery Channel’s “Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild”, set up a quarantine zone on Oxford Street for the Warner Bros. release of Contagion and launched the SWARM at Thorpe Park. At Hope&Glory meanwhile, she has done a pretty broad range of work, including a pastiche of David Beckham’s underwear spot for Virgin Active with some clench-counting pants, the creation of HTC’s street paved with gold and making ValenVines with a couple of celebrity Cupids.

Amy Jones

Senior Account Director

Amy has been with Hope & Glory since 2016, having joined from Premier PR. She spent her formative years injecting creativity into the world of consumer healthcare, before moving on to work for five years with some of the world’s most famous attractions. Highlights include hosting the world’s first “audio aquarium” for visually impaired children at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, kicking off Up at the O2’s first Christmas season with a choir on the icy roof and training PR’s globally how best to promote and photograph wax figures. Since then she has put in place the first global PR strategy for Eurovision Song Contest events and co-ordinated global campaigns for Durex. At Hope & Glory her accounts include Deliveroo, Sony, Merlin and Barclays.

Mike Levaggi

Senior Account Director

Mike joined the team in October 2013 and quickly settled in, picking up the reins on the eternally busy HTC account bagging 11 (unpaid for) magazine front covers for the launch of the new HTC One (M8), a launch which received 300% more coverage than their previous flagship phone launch. He also helped win and deliver campaigns for Disney’s global mobile, television and interactive arms, where an immersive theatre experience in New York helped deliver phenomenal global coverage for the new Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes game. Mike joined Hope&Glory from 77PR where he worked across brands that also included SPAR Wines, Mind Candy’s Moshi Monsters, Where’s Wally, Sugar Puffs, The Honey Monster and Dormen Food Company. He has worked at Freud and Fever PR.

Nicola Burton

Account Director

Nicola joined Hope&Glory in August 2012 after cutting her PR teeth on Merlin attractions, such as LEGOLAND Windsor and Madame Tussauds. Before that she worked in the television industry on an array of factual entertainment programmes, such as The Young Apprentice. This year, Nicola has worked on a plethora of creative campaigns and particularly enjoyed working with O2 to cast “The Nations Happiest Cat” – with a queue of cats bagging the much sought after Guardian Eyewitness spot. She has also worked with Virgin Trains to solve bearded men’s plight of the drag caused when swimming by introducing the “Beard Cap” – and spent a particularly chilly morning on The Thames, photographing “that floating house” for Airbnb – to name just a few. Nicola boasts a levelled and pragmatic approach to most things in life, other than her love of anything deemed uncool – which includes The Lord of the Rings and musical theatre.

Sasha Mattus

Account Director

Sasha joined us following a year of freelancing which included working at H+K, Mischief, Pitch PR and Disney. Before that, Sasha was at Publicasity for five years, working on brands such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, Jack Daniels, Lindt Chocolate and Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Kit Range. In recent months, Sasha has managed the prestigious unveiling of a new effigy of Her Majesty The Queen at the National Portrait Gallery for The Royal Mint, only the fifth in her 63-year long reign – a project that she describes as a highlight of her career. She has also struck an unlikely “fromance” with none other than Louis Walsh, which sees them texting regularly and eating at the finest restaurants when he’s in London thanks to her recruiting him to help promote activities for both O2 and Sony this year. Sasha has a huge laugh, a fetish for high heeled shoes and an obsession with anything Kardashian- or Jenner-related.

Nicola Marvin

Account Director

Nicola has been with Hope&Glory since 2015, first as a freelancer but she just couldn’t keep away and has been a permanent member of the team since 2016. Nicola started her career in PR seven years ago on the graduate scheme at Mischief, later moving on to Fever, she then ventured into the world of freelance where she worked at a number of agencies including Citizen, Freuds and Brands2Life, along with running Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2015. Her experience is pretty wide spread after working on the likes of Krispy Kreme, Betfair, QVC, Ella’s Kitchen, Bacardi, McCain, HTC Global, Warner Brothers Studio tour and Diageo, to name but a few. One of her career highlights includes managing one of the highest profile launches of 2013 – the PlayStation4. Here at Hope&Glory, her accounts include O2, Sony, IKEA, Get Living London, Universal Pictures and B&Q where she managed the unveiling of their new full time ‘plant whispers’, to help nurture plants and flowers whilst in their care. Other stand out moments including meeting England rugby stars for her work on the #WearTheRose campaign for O2’s sponsorship of the England Rugby World Cup.  Nicola is a self-confessed crisp addict who dreams of one day opening her own crisp shop. Watch this space …

Anne Ryan

Account Director

Anne joined Hope and Glory in April 2016 with over eight years’ experience gained in consumer PR agencies including Cake, JCPR and TVC, as well as an in-house stint as PR Manager at Save the Children, an experience which she feels has broadened her understanding of the industry and strengthened her client services skills. Anne’s experience spans PR, social media and influencer engagement and she never tires of the buzz of seeing coverage land after all the hard work and planning. During her career to date she has worked in a wide variety of sectors including tech (Motorola, Microsoft), food and drink (Jamie Oliver, Young’s Seafood, PG tips), retail (Covent Garden London, TK Maxx), travel (Royal Caribbean, Visit London) and culture and entertainment (Arts Council, V Festival, London Games Festival). Anne is working on clients including Virgin Trains, American Express and O2.

Lisa Fox

Account Director

Lisa has had six years working in consumer and entertainment PR, having previously worked at Cake, Fever and Frank PR. She has had experience working on brands such as Warner Bros, Universal, Disney, Amazon, Sky, Alton Towers, Kit Kat, Premier Inn and her personal favourite – One Direction. Her most successful campaigns have been launching “The Smiler” – the world’s biggest roller coaster with its fourteen 14 loops – for Alton Towers which resulted in a wide-spread of broadcast, national and consumer coverage. Lisa also recently launched three of One Direction’s fragrances which consisted of a media event at the top of the Gherkin for beauty and showbiz journalists, producing content with the band for each fragrance and developing PR and social media plans. Lisa now works on Sony, Virgin Active, O2 and Meantime at Hope&Glory. She got stuck in in her first week flying to Berlin for IFA to launch the newest Sony products to a bunch of consumer tech media which resulted in widespread coverage for the account.

Sophie Hickman

Account Director

Before joining Hope&Glory, Sophie worked in house running campaigns, event partnerships and artist relations programmes for a wonderful variety of global beauty brands such as St.Tropez, Charles Worthington, Fudge and Sanctuary Spa. In her short time at Hope&Glory, Sophie has generated headlines for clients including Airbnb, Virgin Active and adidas working across their Christmas campaigns. With her extensive knowledge of the A – Z List she is fast becoming the agency’s resident showbiz queen, and in just a matter of weeks has gotten HTC handsets into some very famous hands including Strictly favourite, Jay McGuiness and boxing legend, David Haye.

Lindsay Clelland

Account Director

Lindsay joined Hope&Glory in December 2013 from a stint at Golin where she was a media specialist and worked on a range of technology and consumer brands including EE, Virgin Media and lastminute.com. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include making truTV famous in the UK through a combination of hard TV listings graft and Amy Willerton’s side boob, getting donkeys to go contactless with Barclaycard and being part of the team that created the world’s most high-tech ice cream van with O2, which was probably the first time an ice cream fleet manager has been on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”.

Natalie Davies

Account Director

Natalie worked at Mischief PR for over two years on the agency’s biggest consumer brands, including launching the Lynx Space Academy and celebrating the Dulux Colour Awards. She also spent some time at Portas managing large-scale fashion activations for Westfield and amplifying the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week sponsorship with the British Fashion Council. In her two years at Hope&Glory, Natalie has manned the IKEA press office and helped to launch some exciting consumer campaigns including larger-than-life TV channel truTV (with a suitably larger-than-life party), creating a HTC influencer programme and sailing the Airbnb Floating House down the Thames.

Lucy Ebbasi

Senior Account Manager

Before joining Hope&Glory Lucy was the Senior Press Officer at leading weight loss brand, Weight Watchers, and started her career at global PR agency, Burson-Marsteller, working across the Corporate and Consumer teams. At Hope&Glory Lucy works across several of the agency’s accounts, including Barclays, Virgin Active, EngineeringUK and Honda. She was part of the team that created the world’s first Christmas tree powered by a Brussels Sprout battery, a Christmas-related science story to promote the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair and has played a large role in managing Barclays recent campaigns including helping the world’s oldest Instagrammer share his life history on the net , promoting the banks use of age suits, which help their staff empathise with elderly customers and assisting Ian Cable, an east London cabbie, to become the world’s first black taxi driver to accept payment by mobile through the Pingit app.

Sarah Pinch

Senior Account Manager

Following five years’ experience in some of Melbourne’s leading consumer PR agencies, Sarah joined Hope&Glory in August 2015 bright eyed and ready to take on the big smoke. She has a keen interest in the world of social media, and within the agency leads on the strategy, content and community management for FIJI Water UK as well as women’s protein and supplements range STRIPPD. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include The Dining Club by IKEA where she helped us create the world’s first DIY restaurant, launching London’s newest and sexiest sky scraper hotel in Canary Wharf for Novotel, debuting FIJI Water’s new bottle design at London Fashion Week, and working with leading health and beauty experts to launch the GLOW beauty capsules for STRIPPD. Sarah is passionate about all things food and culture, and once wrote a blog dedicated to her quest to find the best spaghetti bolognese in Melbourne, aptly named Spaghetti Blogenese.

James Bunting

Senior Account Manager

James joined Hope&Glory at the very end of September 2014 and quickly established himself across the agency’s accounts. Joining us from Kaper where he learned the art of PR working on brands that included Unilever brand, Maille (for whom he launched a sell-out pop-up restaurant concept in Spitalfields Market) and MasterCard (working on their Brits and Priceless Gigs campaigns). James now works on accounts including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Meantime Brewing and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. His favourite piece of work since joining the Hope & Glory fold was re-launching the famous Flying Scotsman for Virgin Trains East Coast with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, securing over 10 pieces of national print coverage.

Jen Murdoch

Senior Account Manager

Jen joined us back in February 2014 after two years at Frank PR, where she worked on projects such as GYMBOX’s A-Grow-Bics class (a gym class to make you grow taller) and Hotels.com amongst many others. Jen has had a no-less-colourful working life since joining Hope&Glory, counting among her achievements helping Barclaycard turn a troupe of Blackpool’s famous donkeys contactless and working with rugby legends Gareth Thomas and Lewis Moody to list their homes on Airbnb for the Rugby World Cup. Her tenacity and creativity when pitching has led to some stonking pieces of coverage, delivering great results for her clients.

Dominique Daly

Senior Account Manager

Dom came on board in January 2013 having previous completed several short-term internships. With her roots now firmly settled at Hope&Glory, recent months have seen her get stuck into the award-winning Meantime Brewing “Hops in a Box” campaign, devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory incorporating point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social channels. She has also recently worked on IKEA’s first ever Christmas in July event, finding a unique way to integrate the company’s current range into a Christmas wonderland. Dom can generally be found hot-desking around the office as she finds new and innovative ways to cause computer issues, but manages to do this with a general good humour which has, to date, kept her in the good graces of the IT team … and those whose computers she “borrows”.

Lucy Kerr

Senior Account Manager

Lucy joined Hope&Glory in March 2014 and now works on HTC, Barclays Retail, Disney, Autographer and The Royal Mint. Having started off her career in lifestyle PR with a focus on consumer brands and FMCG, Lucy joined as we were preparing to launch HTC’s flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone. Since becoming a member of the Hope&Glory team, Lucy’s remit has extended to coordinating global press trips to New York, Pingit-payment London taxis, spotting mythical creatures in English lakes and one year olds’ birthday parties, amongst the many varied projects she has been involved in. One personal highlight was starring in PR shots for the HTC One Mini 2, which featured in the Guardian and the Metro.

Jessie Godwyn

Account Manager

Jessie is a new starter at Hope&Glory and works across Barclays Lifeskills, Turner, Accor, Airbnb, and Virgin Trains. Having started off her career in entertainment PR, working with the likes of Universal, Fox, Discovery Channel and Freeview, Jessie transitioned into more lifestyle-focused work, with clients including BT, Kia Motors, Cotswold Outdoor and LateRooms.com. Jessie joined us in the midst of truTV’s launch of the new Powerpuff Girls series, kicking of her Hope&Glory career with an early morning photoshoot with none other than UK popstar Charli XCX. Jessie loves all things media and cites her biggest achievement to date as shepherding ten top tier media around South Korea!

Nina Sanderson

Account Manager

Nina works across consumer lifestyle brands including adidas, Virgin Active, FIJI Water, Isle of Man and Neat Nutrition. She is a Northern lass, hailing from the beautiful Northumbrian coast, and a graduate of Leeds University. After her degree, Nina worked in-house for a travel organisation in Newcastle, learning the PR ropes, before setting off on a five month adventure around South America. She joined Hope&Glory in November 2013 and since then has enjoyed getting stuck into campaigns such as launching Virgin Active’s new Barre class, capturing beautiful stone balancing photography on the Isle of Man, encouraging women to “Let Go” with Sanctuary Spa and bringing RuPaul’s Drag Race to the UK on truTV – landing a Guardian front page in the process. The way to her heart is via Taylor Swift, a colour-coded Excel spreadsheet and some Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut.

Lauren Beeslee

Account Manager

Lauren joined us in May 2016 and works across a portfolio including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Accor Hotels and Amex. After a short time in entertainment PR, cohn&wolfe gave Lauren the opportunity to work with big FMCG clients including Colgate-Palmolive, Ferrero and Scottish Widows. She then took on the Asda press office at freuds where she sharpened her media skills and made some awesome contacts before joining Hope&Glory. Since starting, she has sailed on a Swedish Husbåt on the river Thames for the launch of the new IKEA Reading store, helped bring media down to a great British picnic with Mercure Hotels and launched the new content platform, BEAM, on Virgin Trains. Her favourite PR activities involve events, weird and wonderful photographer and a great story to sell in! In her free time, Lauren co-writes a fashion and lifestyle blog so will most likely be found at events and launches, or drinking tea and blogging.

Alex Royce

Account Manager

Alex has worked in Sport’s PR and Sponsorship for the last three years, working with clients including British Gas, RFU, Betway and Jaguar LandRover across a number of sports including Rugby, Darts, Swimming and Boxing. He joined Hope&Glory in April 2015 at a time when our work was ramping up around the Rugby World Cup and has worked on O2’s Rugby World Cup campaign (his dream role). Since then, Alex has worked on clients including Virgin Active, Sony, adidas and The Royal Mint.

Dave Stitson

Account Manager

Dave originally joined the land of Hope & Glory in September 2013 as employee number ten (ish), working across Barclays, Sony, O2 and Odigeo among others. After a stint at Taylor Herring, manning projects for Thorpe Park, Channel 5, Kwik Fit, Kellogg’s and Diageo, he made a (triumphant, in his own words) return in October. Bringing his own brand of “Dave-ness” to the team, we get an abundance of celeb gossip, creative outbursts and unpredictable funny moments at any given time of day. Favourite pieces of work include employing Judy Murray as PIMMS chief foliage officer – maintaining mint standards throughout the summer – launching Rylan Clarke’s new chat show and curating Barclays Mortgages first ever Home Improvement Report with Phil Spencer.

Phoebe Mellor

Account Manager

Phoebe joined Hope&Glory in April 2015 having worked at Golin as a media specialist on various consumer brands including Cadbury, Smirnoff and nPower. Since joining our merry band, Phoebe spent her first couple of months enjoying marking a Royal birth with The Royal Mint, launching Sony’s brand-spanking new Multi-Room technology with Bompas & Parr and conducting 3D film experiments with RealD. Phoebe also had the tough task of becoming a cat fan for the O2 “Happy Cats” campaign. She had nothing if not an eclectic introduction to the agency.

Joccoaa Hand

Account Manager

Joccoaa joined the land of Hope & Glory in April 2015 after a two year stint at freuds, working on the food and BWS side of the Asda account. Here, she learnt the art of PR, how to run a press office and enjoyed working across their big events such as Taste of London and Christmas in July. Since she joined, Joccoaa has worked across a number of accounts including B&Q, O2, Symington’s and Virgin Trains partnerships. Her favourite moments so far include featuring in the Metro with B&Q’s election gnomes, spreading the word about Britain’s happiest cat for O2 and creating beard swimming caps for Virgin Trains. Her name means the witty one in Latin and she enjoys trying to live up to this name in the office as well as persuading everyone to listen to Ed Sheeran.

Esme Burden

Senior Account Executive

Esme joined us in June 2016 after spending three years looking after the in-house PR for Premier Holidays, where she built up her knowledge of the travel industry and sharpened her PR skills. Since joining us she has enjoyed putting her travel knowledge to good use across a range of exciting accounts, including the Isle of Man, Odigeo, Holiday Autos and Accor Hotels. Her favourite favourite moment to date has been wildlife-spotting with Ray Mears on the Isle of Man! Outside the office, Esme can usually be found sampling London’s best coffee shops or indulging her sweet tooth at Borough Market. A country girl at heart, she loves exploring London’s green spaces and regularly pops back home to Cambridge for lazy weekends when time allows.

Georgina Wolfson

Senior Account Executive

Georgina joined Hope&Glory in November 2015 after previously working at consumer technology specialist Ranieri Communications. During her time there she worked on a variety of brands including Moonpig, Harman Kardon, AKG and JBL among others. Now fully immersed in the land of Hope&Glory, the team often hear Georgie muttering about the latest goings on at The Emirates, with her eternal quest to turn the whole of the team into Gooners … it’s proving to be quite the challenge. Outside the footie, she enjoys running – with the latest gadgets to match – is a big foodie and secretly a big softie who can often be seen spreading smiles across Hope&Glory Towers.

Amelia Greenwood

Senior Account Executive

Amelia gained her first insights into PR whilst studying at the University of Exeter through summer internship roles – including working at Brands2life. After graduating, Amelia spent several months travelling around Asia before arriving at Hope and Glory in July 2014. During here short time here she has been involved with numerous accounts, most notably HTC, TruTV, Blurb, The Royal Mint and Holiday Autos. Her highlight so far has been assisting with the launch of TruTV’s UK channel, for which she helped secure key coverage and assisted with the fantastically successful launch party, both in the run up to the event and on the night.

Thom Rice

Senior Account Executive

Thom has quickly become something of a legend in the land of Hope&Glory. He’s the man who takes care of all of Sony’s product rotation and generally makes sure that the huge account – across press office and campaigns – runs smoothly. He also helps out all our account teams with product despatch and recall and has a formidable aptitude with an Excel database. Thom has previously worked at Borkowski PR where he committed himself to the world of Sony and to Pioneer’s audio range. A massive music fan, he’s the font of all knowledge when it comes to tunes for the rest of the agency team.

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Jo is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which she started with James at the end of 2011. Previously, she worked with James at Seventy Seven PR, where she was also a managing partner. Jo has worked in PR for over twenty years with a long stint at QBO (which became part of Bell Pottinger). In recent months, Jo’s favourite pieces of work include IKEA’s Bed and Breakfast pop up café which was a unique way to promote the home furnishing retailer’s extensive range of beds. She also enjoyed cleaning up media-wise for Airbnb and it’s floating house which heralded the changing London legislation around house-letting. Jo gets a kick out of making sure our clients are happy and ensuring the team are delivering their very best work. She’s generally the voice of reason in the office and is good at keeping everyone calm under pressure. She attributes this skill to having two very boisterous sons at home.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Managing Partner

James is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which he started with Jo at the end of 2011. Before the agency started, he was managing partner at Seventy Seven PR (now a part of Fishburn), which he started in 2004. He and Jo started Hope&Glory in November 2011 and have so far managed to build a respectably accomplished team that work on some fantastic clients. In recent months, his favourite pieces of work include Meantime Brewing’s “Hops in a Box” – a campaign devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory that incorporates point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social media. He has also recently helped pushed IKEA into the news with the launch of the brand’s HUSET Dolls’ House (page 3 of the Metro amongst the haul) and LOVBACKEN Table (which cleaned up across the media by dint of being a “reinterpretation” of the first ever piece of IKEA flatpack – or so we said at the time).

Adrian Chitty

Partner

Adrian is a partner at Hope&Glory and a consumer brand publicist with some fifteen years’ experience. He joined from Good Relations, where he worked for eight years on brands including Kelloggs and TalkTalk. Adrian’s favourite pieces of work at Hope&Glory have included managing the European launch of the latest generation of Honda’s humanoid robot – the all-new ASIMO and leading the campaign to promote the 2014 Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineers Fair. The latter has been shortlisted for two PR Week and two PRCA awards. The work involved developing a series of eye-catching experiments, including building the world’s first sprout-powered Christmas tree and growing celebrity portraits out of their own bacteria. Adrian is a font of random knowledge in the office and can be often found handing out his now legendary mix of sweets and confectionary. Outside work he loves history, cycling and art, but not necessarily in that order.

Gavin Lewis

Partner and Creative Director

Gav joined our merry band in June 2012 with a well-established track-record in working at some of the industry’s best-recognised agencies when they were nothing but start-ups. He was employee number one at Frank PR and then went on to join Resonate PR as its first hire. He joined us from Mischief PR. Some of Gavin’s career highlights include award-winners for Talk Talk (their “put-pocket” campaign), Lynx (the world’s biggest shower), 118 118 (for the Safe Text campaign) and The Beautiful Game campaign on behalf of the New Football Pools, which scooped a Cannes Lion. He’s something of a past-master at campaign creation and media exploitation so at H&G Gavin gets involved in most our campaigns. Especially the silly ones.

Seb Dilleyston

Director

Seb is a Director at Hope&Glory, having first joined us in 2012. He had a six month spell at retail specialists Portas as Head of Comms before returning as a Director. He’s worked on a heap of campaigns – from the award-winning O2 UpCycle project to creating news around the Barclays Digital Eagles to planning the Airbnb Floating Home. He joined us from Mischief where he spent over four years on brands including Lynx and Budweiser. Before that he was at Freuds. At Hope&Glory he heads up the Barclays account and is part of the senior team looking after the strategy, creative planning and implementation across O2. His favourite piece of work at H&G towers has been “launching” new designs based on recycled phones – O2′s “Walkie Talkies”, “Talk to the Hand” gloves and “Bags that Talk”. He is a proud father, a mad football fan and cites music as his other passion – playing electric violin in a band.

Anna Terrell

Director

Anna is a Director at Hope&Glory. A consumer, entertainment and lifestyle PR professional with over 12 years experience, she has worked world-renowned brands in the entertainment and lifestyle space including Nintendo, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, Virgin Media, lastminute.com, Kenco, Flora pro.activ, npower, B&Q and William Hill. One of her favourite campaigns is the Kenco Coffee versus Gangs launch. Anna is passionate about uniquely brilliant creative ideas, born out of genuine consumer and market insights that are executed flawlessly. The best campaigns are always developed in collaboration with clients and the wider marketing mix, so for her developing and maintaining strong client relationships is critical. Anna is often the logical problem solver in the office, which she says is down to having an engineering degree and a North West upbring.

Pieter Graham

Director

Coming from a background in big brand sports and lifestyle activations, Pieter joined Hope&Glory’s growing band in May 2013, following a brief sojourn with the other love of his life – travelling the globe. Before donning his backpack, Pieter headed up sport and fashion lifestyle at Threepipe, as well as working for the likes of Exposure, Four Communications and Golin on brands including Umbro, Nike, K-Swiss, Accenture, Lloyds TSB and Glaceau VitaminWater. In recent months his favourite pieces of work have included the launch of O2’s Oculus Rift “Wear the Rose” experience, with a piece of immersive theatre with the England Rugby team inside Twickenham. He also recently worked on HTC’s launch of the HTC One (M8) smartphone, building HTC’s brand platform in design and Virgin Active’s incredibly successful Active Aces programme. Never one to shy away from getting his face – or hands – in the media coverage, Pieter has a developing Instagram problem and too many pairs of trainers to fit in his house.

Charlie Spencer

Associate Director

Charlie joined us in January 2014 with a pedigree in top-class consumer brand campaigns for big-name global clients including Nike, adidas, Durex, American Express, Sony Ericsson, SKY, P&G, Southern Comfort and Nestle, to name but a few. She has had stints at top agencies including H+K Strategies, Freud Communications, Four Communications and Cake in her career to date. She currently heads up Barclaycard, The Royal Mint, Regatta and truTV accounts. In the last few months she has been launching a series of “firsts” for her clients – the world’s first Contactless donkey for Barclaycard, the world’s first human art gallery for truTV and The Royal Mint’s first bullion trading platform – which resulted in hat-trick of front pages.  Charlie is a little bit of a chatter box, her colleagues would definitely say you know when she is about. She has a fondness for black hats, red wine and cats – though rarely together.

Valerie Holloway

Associate Director

Valerie works on clients such as IKEA, The Royal Mint, Virgin Trains & Heathrow. Before she joined us in 2012, she spent the previous ten years working on consumer electronics, lifestyle, design and food and drink brands, where she developed corporate and consumer campaigns for the likes of Canon Europe, Braun, PepsiCo, Starbucks, BT, TalkTalk and Airbus. In recent months, she has helped IKEA to launch their first ever pop-up Breakfast in Bed café in Shoreditch, a sell-out event that continues to be a talking point. She worked with The Royal Mint to make history (once again) by announcing the fifth coin portrait of the Queen to the world, cementing the 1,000 year-old organisation’s role as front and centre of events of national and cultural significance. She also helped unveil two Virgin Christmas Trains as part of a campaign to get the brand talked about over the festive period. She is known for her Carrie Bradshaw size obsession with shoes and handbags.

Laura Sibley

Associate Director

Before Laura joined Hope&Glory in summer 2014, she worked in-house at Sony as a PR Manager for Sony Consumer Electronics. Prior to that she worked at renowned creative PR agency Borkowski and leading lifestyle agency Kazoo where she managed everything from the glitz and red carpet glamour of the BT Digital Music Awards to launching a multitude of computer games including SEGA’s World Snooker Championships working with the legendary Steve Davis. At H&G, there is nothing she loves more than ensuring a solid press office for clients. More recently, favourite creative campaigns of hers have included working with scientists to conclude that ‘3D actually makes your brain sharper’ for RealD and introducing Sony’s lifelike 4K TV’s to lemurs (monkeys essentially) at a local zoo as part of their rehabilitation to the wild programme. Laura has a love for the north (being northern, or from the midlands some might say), 80’s TV and an appreciation of Coronation Street.

Katy Ball

Associate Director

Katy joined Hope&Glory following a six year stint at Fever, where she worked with brands like EE, Canon, Deezer, Amazon, and Warner Bros. Katy has experience working with brands on both a global and UK level – from running pan-European campaigns at London and Milan Fashion Weeks for Canon, to helping Amazon’s UK press team secure hundreds of pieces of gift guide coverage during their busiest time of the year. Most recently, Katy has worked with streaming service NOW TV where she encouraged a team of fluffy spring lambs to take part in the world’s first game of ‘Lamb Football’ to launch their sports pass at Easter, and got Made in Chelsea prankster Jamie Laing to decorate co-star Binky’s house for Christmas to promote their movie offering. When she’s not at the Hope&Glory offices, Katy can be found planning her next travel adventures, on the netball court or eating her way around London.

Don Ferguson

Associate Director

Don joined the team in October 2012 having previously he spent four years working across a number of consumer lifestyle brands at boutique specialist agencies looking after travel brands, national sports channels, entertainment accounts, restaurants, bars, pub groups and luxury hotels. Since starting at H&G, some of his favourite pieces of work include the summer unveiling of “The Ultimate Deck Chair” for Holiday Autos, Meantime Brewing’s multi-award “Hops in a Box” campaign, the launching of HUSET Dolls’ House furniture for IKEA … as well as spending a happy few days working as personal publicist for the iconic ginger-quiffed American talk show host Conan O’Brien – for the launch of truTV. Scottish, ginger and bearing more than a passing resemblance to a character from Game of Thrones, Don is generally considered a nice bloke… if a little beardy.

Ellen Durrant

Associate Director

Ellen is our resident lifestyle media queen. Her past stints include time at Highlight PR and Threepipe working on brands as diverse as Carling and Miffy before she headed to House to play a leading role on the beauty and entertainment teams. At House she was part of the team that made the global announcement of Kate Moss for St.Tropez self-tan, was red carpet-side at the BAFTA’s with Charles Worthington and lead a talent-driven campaign for the Sanctuary Spa and Darcey Bussell. On the entertainment side she launched the Discovery Channel’s “Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild”, set up a quarantine zone on Oxford Street for the Warner Bros. release of Contagion and launched the SWARM at Thorpe Park. At Hope&Glory meanwhile, she has done a pretty broad range of work, including a pastiche of David Beckham’s underwear spot for Virgin Active with some clench-counting pants, the creation of HTC’s street paved with gold and making ValenVines with a couple of celebrity Cupids.

Amy Jones

Senior Account Director

Amy has been with Hope & Glory since 2016, having joined from Premier PR. She spent her formative years injecting creativity into the world of consumer healthcare, before moving on to work for five years with some of the world’s most famous attractions. Highlights include hosting the world’s first “audio aquarium” for visually impaired children at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, kicking off Up at the O2’s first Christmas season with a choir on the icy roof and training PR’s globally how best to promote and photograph wax figures. Since then she has put in place the first global PR strategy for Eurovision Song Contest events and co-ordinated global campaigns for Durex. At Hope & Glory her accounts include Deliveroo, Sony, Merlin and Barclays.

Mike Levaggi

Senior Account Director

Mike joined the team in October 2013 and quickly settled in, picking up the reins on the eternally busy HTC account bagging 11 (unpaid for) magazine front covers for the launch of the new HTC One (M8), a launch which received 300% more coverage than their previous flagship phone launch. He also helped win and deliver campaigns for Disney’s global mobile, television and interactive arms, where an immersive theatre experience in New York helped deliver phenomenal global coverage for the new Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes game. Mike joined Hope&Glory from 77PR where he worked across brands that also included SPAR Wines, Mind Candy’s Moshi Monsters, Where’s Wally, Sugar Puffs, The Honey Monster and Dormen Food Company. He has worked at Freud and Fever PR.

Nicola Burton

Account Director

Nicola joined Hope&Glory in August 2012 after cutting her PR teeth on Merlin attractions, such as LEGOLAND Windsor and Madame Tussauds. Before that she worked in the television industry on an array of factual entertainment programmes, such as The Young Apprentice. This year, Nicola has worked on a plethora of creative campaigns and particularly enjoyed working with O2 to cast “The Nations Happiest Cat” – with a queue of cats bagging the much sought after Guardian Eyewitness spot. She has also worked with Virgin Trains to solve bearded men’s plight of the drag caused when swimming by introducing the “Beard Cap” – and spent a particularly chilly morning on The Thames, photographing “that floating house” for Airbnb – to name just a few. Nicola boasts a levelled and pragmatic approach to most things in life, other than her love of anything deemed uncool – which includes The Lord of the Rings and musical theatre.

Sasha Mattus

Account Director

Sasha joined us following a year of freelancing which included working at H+K, Mischief, Pitch PR and Disney. Before that, Sasha was at Publicasity for five years, working on brands such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, Jack Daniels, Lindt Chocolate and Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Kit Range. In recent months, Sasha has managed the prestigious unveiling of a new effigy of Her Majesty The Queen at the National Portrait Gallery for The Royal Mint, only the fifth in her 63-year long reign – a project that she describes as a highlight of her career. She has also struck an unlikely “fromance” with none other than Louis Walsh, which sees them texting regularly and eating at the finest restaurants when he’s in London thanks to her recruiting him to help promote activities for both O2 and Sony this year. Sasha has a huge laugh, a fetish for high heeled shoes and an obsession with anything Kardashian- or Jenner-related.

Nicola Marvin

Account Director

Nicola has been with Hope&Glory since 2015, first as a freelancer but she just couldn’t keep away and has been a permanent member of the team since 2016. Nicola started her career in PR seven years ago on the graduate scheme at Mischief, later moving on to Fever, she then ventured into the world of freelance where she worked at a number of agencies including Citizen, Freuds and Brands2Life, along with running Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2015. Her experience is pretty wide spread after working on the likes of Krispy Kreme, Betfair, QVC, Ella’s Kitchen, Bacardi, McCain, HTC Global, Warner Brothers Studio tour and Diageo, to name but a few. One of her career highlights includes managing one of the highest profile launches of 2013 – the PlayStation4. Here at Hope&Glory, her accounts include O2, Sony, IKEA, Get Living London, Universal Pictures and B&Q where she managed the unveiling of their new full time ‘plant whispers’, to help nurture plants and flowers whilst in their care. Other stand out moments including meeting England rugby stars for her work on the #WearTheRose campaign for O2’s sponsorship of the England Rugby World Cup.  Nicola is a self-confessed crisp addict who dreams of one day opening her own crisp shop. Watch this space …

Anne Ryan

Account Director

Anne joined Hope and Glory in April 2016 with over eight years’ experience gained in consumer PR agencies including Cake, JCPR and TVC, as well as an in-house stint as PR Manager at Save the Children, an experience which she feels has broadened her understanding of the industry and strengthened her client services skills. Anne’s experience spans PR, social media and influencer engagement and she never tires of the buzz of seeing coverage land after all the hard work and planning. During her career to date she has worked in a wide variety of sectors including tech (Motorola, Microsoft), food and drink (Jamie Oliver, Young’s Seafood, PG tips), retail (Covent Garden London, TK Maxx), travel (Royal Caribbean, Visit London) and culture and entertainment (Arts Council, V Festival, London Games Festival). Anne is working on clients including Virgin Trains, American Express and O2.

Lisa Fox

Account Director

Lisa has had six years working in consumer and entertainment PR, having previously worked at Cake, Fever and Frank PR. She has had experience working on brands such as Warner Bros, Universal, Disney, Amazon, Sky, Alton Towers, Kit Kat, Premier Inn and her personal favourite – One Direction. Her most successful campaigns have been launching “The Smiler” – the world’s biggest roller coaster with its fourteen 14 loops – for Alton Towers which resulted in a wide-spread of broadcast, national and consumer coverage. Lisa also recently launched three of One Direction’s fragrances which consisted of a media event at the top of the Gherkin for beauty and showbiz journalists, producing content with the band for each fragrance and developing PR and social media plans. Lisa now works on Sony, Virgin Active, O2 and Meantime at Hope&Glory. She got stuck in in her first week flying to Berlin for IFA to launch the newest Sony products to a bunch of consumer tech media which resulted in widespread coverage for the account.

Sophie Hickman

Account Director

Before joining Hope&Glory, Sophie worked in house running campaigns, event partnerships and artist relations programmes for a wonderful variety of global beauty brands such as St.Tropez, Charles Worthington, Fudge and Sanctuary Spa. In her short time at Hope&Glory, Sophie has generated headlines for clients including Airbnb, Virgin Active and adidas working across their Christmas campaigns. With her extensive knowledge of the A – Z List she is fast becoming the agency’s resident showbiz queen, and in just a matter of weeks has gotten HTC handsets into some very famous hands including Strictly favourite, Jay McGuiness and boxing legend, David Haye.

Lindsay Clelland

Account Director

Lindsay joined Hope&Glory in December 2013 from a stint at Golin where she was a media specialist and worked on a range of technology and consumer brands including EE, Virgin Media and lastminute.com. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include making truTV famous in the UK through a combination of hard TV listings graft and Amy Willerton’s side boob, getting donkeys to go contactless with Barclaycard and being part of the team that created the world’s most high-tech ice cream van with O2, which was probably the first time an ice cream fleet manager has been on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”.

Natalie Davies

Account Director

Natalie worked at Mischief PR for over two years on the agency’s biggest consumer brands, including launching the Lynx Space Academy and celebrating the Dulux Colour Awards. She also spent some time at Portas managing large-scale fashion activations for Westfield and amplifying the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week sponsorship with the British Fashion Council. In her two years at Hope&Glory, Natalie has manned the IKEA press office and helped to launch some exciting consumer campaigns including larger-than-life TV channel truTV (with a suitably larger-than-life party), creating a HTC influencer programme and sailing the Airbnb Floating House down the Thames.

Lucy Ebbasi

Senior Account Manager

Before joining Hope&Glory Lucy was the Senior Press Officer at leading weight loss brand, Weight Watchers, and started her career at global PR agency, Burson-Marsteller, working across the Corporate and Consumer teams. At Hope&Glory Lucy works across several of the agency’s accounts, including Barclays, Virgin Active, EngineeringUK and Honda. She was part of the team that created the world’s first Christmas tree powered by a Brussels Sprout battery, a Christmas-related science story to promote the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair and has played a large role in managing Barclays recent campaigns including helping the world’s oldest Instagrammer share his life history on the net , promoting the banks use of age suits, which help their staff empathise with elderly customers and assisting Ian Cable, an east London cabbie, to become the world’s first black taxi driver to accept payment by mobile through the Pingit app.

Sarah Pinch

Senior Account Manager

Following five years’ experience in some of Melbourne’s leading consumer PR agencies, Sarah joined Hope&Glory in August 2015 bright eyed and ready to take on the big smoke. She has a keen interest in the world of social media, and within the agency leads on the strategy, content and community management for FIJI Water UK as well as women’s protein and supplements range STRIPPD. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include The Dining Club by IKEA where she helped us create the world’s first DIY restaurant, launching London’s newest and sexiest sky scraper hotel in Canary Wharf for Novotel, debuting FIJI Water’s new bottle design at London Fashion Week, and working with leading health and beauty experts to launch the GLOW beauty capsules for STRIPPD. Sarah is passionate about all things food and culture, and once wrote a blog dedicated to her quest to find the best spaghetti bolognese in Melbourne, aptly named Spaghetti Blogenese.

James Bunting

Senior Account Manager

James joined Hope&Glory at the very end of September 2014 and quickly established himself across the agency’s accounts. Joining us from Kaper where he learned the art of PR working on brands that included Unilever brand, Maille (for whom he launched a sell-out pop-up restaurant concept in Spitalfields Market) and MasterCard (working on their Brits and Priceless Gigs campaigns). James now works on accounts including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Meantime Brewing and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. His favourite piece of work since joining the Hope & Glory fold was re-launching the famous Flying Scotsman for Virgin Trains East Coast with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, securing over 10 pieces of national print coverage.

Jen Murdoch

Senior Account Manager

Jen joined us back in February 2014 after two years at Frank PR, where she worked on projects such as GYMBOX’s A-Grow-Bics class (a gym class to make you grow taller) and Hotels.com amongst many others. Jen has had a no-less-colourful working life since joining Hope&Glory, counting among her achievements helping Barclaycard turn a troupe of Blackpool’s famous donkeys contactless and working with rugby legends Gareth Thomas and Lewis Moody to list their homes on Airbnb for the Rugby World Cup. Her tenacity and creativity when pitching has led to some stonking pieces of coverage, delivering great results for her clients.

Dominique Daly

Senior Account Manager

Dom came on board in January 2013 having previous completed several short-term internships. With her roots now firmly settled at Hope&Glory, recent months have seen her get stuck into the award-winning Meantime Brewing “Hops in a Box” campaign, devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory incorporating point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social channels. She has also recently worked on IKEA’s first ever Christmas in July event, finding a unique way to integrate the company’s current range into a Christmas wonderland. Dom can generally be found hot-desking around the office as she finds new and innovative ways to cause computer issues, but manages to do this with a general good humour which has, to date, kept her in the good graces of the IT team … and those whose computers she “borrows”.

Lucy Kerr

Senior Account Manager

Lucy joined Hope&Glory in March 2014 and now works on HTC, Barclays Retail, Disney, Autographer and The Royal Mint. Having started off her career in lifestyle PR with a focus on consumer brands and FMCG, Lucy joined as we were preparing to launch HTC’s flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone. Since becoming a member of the Hope&Glory team, Lucy’s remit has extended to coordinating global press trips to New York, Pingit-payment London taxis, spotting mythical creatures in English lakes and one year olds’ birthday parties, amongst the many varied projects she has been involved in. One personal highlight was starring in PR shots for the HTC One Mini 2, which featured in the Guardian and the Metro.

Jessie Godwyn

Account Manager

Jessie is a new starter at Hope&Glory and works across Barclays Lifeskills, Turner, Accor, Airbnb, and Virgin Trains. Having started off her career in entertainment PR, working with the likes of Universal, Fox, Discovery Channel and Freeview, Jessie transitioned into more lifestyle-focused work, with clients including BT, Kia Motors, Cotswold Outdoor and LateRooms.com. Jessie joined us in the midst of truTV’s launch of the new Powerpuff Girls series, kicking of her Hope&Glory career with an early morning photoshoot with none other than UK popstar Charli XCX. Jessie loves all things media and cites her biggest achievement to date as shepherding ten top tier media around South Korea!

Nina Sanderson

Account Manager

Nina works across consumer lifestyle brands including adidas, Virgin Active, FIJI Water, Isle of Man and Neat Nutrition. She is a Northern lass, hailing from the beautiful Northumbrian coast, and a graduate of Leeds University. After her degree, Nina worked in-house for a travel organisation in Newcastle, learning the PR ropes, before setting off on a five month adventure around South America. She joined Hope&Glory in November 2013 and since then has enjoyed getting stuck into campaigns such as launching Virgin Active’s new Barre class, capturing beautiful stone balancing photography on the Isle of Man, encouraging women to “Let Go” with Sanctuary Spa and bringing RuPaul’s Drag Race to the UK on truTV – landing a Guardian front page in the process. The way to her heart is via Taylor Swift, a colour-coded Excel spreadsheet and some Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut.

Lauren Beeslee

Account Manager

Lauren joined us in May 2016 and works across a portfolio including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Accor Hotels and Amex. After a short time in entertainment PR, cohn&wolfe gave Lauren the opportunity to work with big FMCG clients including Colgate-Palmolive, Ferrero and Scottish Widows. She then took on the Asda press office at freuds where she sharpened her media skills and made some awesome contacts before joining Hope&Glory. Since starting, she has sailed on a Swedish Husbåt on the river Thames for the launch of the new IKEA Reading store, helped bring media down to a great British picnic with Mercure Hotels and launched the new content platform, BEAM, on Virgin Trains. Her favourite PR activities involve events, weird and wonderful photographer and a great story to sell in! In her free time, Lauren co-writes a fashion and lifestyle blog so will most likely be found at events and launches, or drinking tea and blogging.

Alex Royce

Account Manager

Alex has worked in Sport’s PR and Sponsorship for the last three years, working with clients including British Gas, RFU, Betway and Jaguar LandRover across a number of sports including Rugby, Darts, Swimming and Boxing. He joined Hope&Glory in April 2015 at a time when our work was ramping up around the Rugby World Cup and has worked on O2’s Rugby World Cup campaign (his dream role). Since then, Alex has worked on clients including Virgin Active, Sony, adidas and The Royal Mint.

Dave Stitson

Account Manager

Dave originally joined the land of Hope & Glory in September 2013 as employee number ten (ish), working across Barclays, Sony, O2 and Odigeo among others. After a stint at Taylor Herring, manning projects for Thorpe Park, Channel 5, Kwik Fit, Kellogg’s and Diageo, he made a (triumphant, in his own words) return in October. Bringing his own brand of “Dave-ness” to the team, we get an abundance of celeb gossip, creative outbursts and unpredictable funny moments at any given time of day. Favourite pieces of work include employing Judy Murray as PIMMS chief foliage officer – maintaining mint standards throughout the summer – launching Rylan Clarke’s new chat show and curating Barclays Mortgages first ever Home Improvement Report with Phil Spencer.

Phoebe Mellor

Account Manager

Phoebe joined Hope&Glory in April 2015 having worked at Golin as a media specialist on various consumer brands including Cadbury, Smirnoff and nPower. Since joining our merry band, Phoebe spent her first couple of months enjoying marking a Royal birth with The Royal Mint, launching Sony’s brand-spanking new Multi-Room technology with Bompas & Parr and conducting 3D film experiments with RealD. Phoebe also had the tough task of becoming a cat fan for the O2 “Happy Cats” campaign. She had nothing if not an eclectic introduction to the agency.

Joccoaa Hand

Account Manager

Joccoaa joined the land of Hope & Glory in April 2015 after a two year stint at freuds, working on the food and BWS side of the Asda account. Here, she learnt the art of PR, how to run a press office and enjoyed working across their big events such as Taste of London and Christmas in July. Since she joined, Joccoaa has worked across a number of accounts including B&Q, O2, Symington’s and Virgin Trains partnerships. Her favourite moments so far include featuring in the Metro with B&Q’s election gnomes, spreading the word about Britain’s happiest cat for O2 and creating beard swimming caps for Virgin Trains. Her name means the witty one in Latin and she enjoys trying to live up to this name in the office as well as persuading everyone to listen to Ed Sheeran.

Esme Burden

Senior Account Executive

Esme joined us in June 2016 after spending three years looking after the in-house PR for Premier Holidays, where she built up her knowledge of the travel industry and sharpened her PR skills. Since joining us she has enjoyed putting her travel knowledge to good use across a range of exciting accounts, including the Isle of Man, Odigeo, Holiday Autos and Accor Hotels. Her favourite favourite moment to date has been wildlife-spotting with Ray Mears on the Isle of Man! Outside the office, Esme can usually be found sampling London’s best coffee shops or indulging her sweet tooth at Borough Market. A country girl at heart, she loves exploring London’s green spaces and regularly pops back home to Cambridge for lazy weekends when time allows.

Georgina Wolfson

Senior Account Executive

Georgina joined Hope&Glory in November 2015 after previously working at consumer technology specialist Ranieri Communications. During her time there she worked on a variety of brands including Moonpig, Harman Kardon, AKG and JBL among others. Now fully immersed in the land of Hope&Glory, the team often hear Georgie muttering about the latest goings on at The Emirates, with her eternal quest to turn the whole of the team into Gooners … it’s proving to be quite the challenge. Outside the footie, she enjoys running – with the latest gadgets to match – is a big foodie and secretly a big softie who can often be seen spreading smiles across Hope&Glory Towers.

Amelia Greenwood

Senior Account Executive

Amelia gained her first insights into PR whilst studying at the University of Exeter through summer internship roles – including working at Brands2life. After graduating, Amelia spent several months travelling around Asia before arriving at Hope and Glory in July 2014. During here short time here she has been involved with numerous accounts, most notably HTC, TruTV, Blurb, The Royal Mint and Holiday Autos. Her highlight so far has been assisting with the launch of TruTV’s UK channel, for which she helped secure key coverage and assisted with the fantastically successful launch party, both in the run up to the event and on the night.

Thom Rice

Senior Account Executive

Thom has quickly become something of a legend in the land of Hope&Glory. He’s the man who takes care of all of Sony’s product rotation and generally makes sure that the huge account – across press office and campaigns – runs smoothly. He also helps out all our account teams with product despatch and recall and has a formidable aptitude with an Excel database. Thom has previously worked at Borkowski PR where he committed himself to the world of Sony and to Pioneer’s audio range. A massive music fan, he’s the font of all knowledge when it comes to tunes for the rest of the agency team.

Sheeraz Gulsher

Senior Account Executive

Sheeraz joined the Hope&Glory team in the summer of 2016 and works across a portfolio that includes Airbnb, American Express, Meantime Brewery and Mr Black. After graduating from Loughborough University, he enjoyed a year long stint teaching English in China. In his first foray into the world of PR, he supported the launch of London’s first underground farm at Twelve Thirty Eight. He joins the team after a two year spell at Kallaway, where he worked on press office and events teams for an eclectic mix of brands including: LinkedIn, The Crown Estate, KONE, Tower Bridge Exhibition and Antenna International. He loves all things social media, is a keen traveller, enjoys boxing and plays hockey.

Fiona Findlay

Senior Account Executive

Fiona joined Hope & Glory in April 2016 following two years working in financial and corporate PR. Building on this foundation, she is putting her knowledge to good use with a range of clients to include Barclays Retail and Mortgages and O2 Business. She has so far loved being part of our busy team and looks forward to some exciting upcoming campaigns that she’s currently working on. Outside of the office she can usually be found sampling the bars and restaurants of Brixton village- if you want recommendations, you know who to contact!

James Keiller

Senior Account Executive

James started at Hope&Glory in April 2015 after placements at Citizen Relations and FleishmanHillard and a period in the postgraduate wilderness working in local government. The skills he picked up managing events while he was at university in Leeds have come in very handy while conducting sham weddings (as an unordained vicar) for Sony, doing his best Blofeld impression for O2 “Cat Casting”, and going full Putin clipboard in hand at the Airbnb Floating House. Currently loving working on The Royal Mint, Barclays Retail, Honda, Isle of Man, and Odigeo accounts he’s looking forward to the coming months in which he’ll no doubt get up to more madness across the agency.

Catherine Tomlinson

Senior Account Executive

Catherine has been working in PR since June 2014, when she returned from Melbourne after graduating from Cardiff University in 2013. Settling in with Hope&Glory in October 2014, Catherine now works on a range of clients including IKEA, 02 Business, Airbnb. In the past year, Catherine has gained a great insight into the world of PR: getting stuck in to campaigns, sell-ins and building strong media relationships. She has assisted with floating a house down the Thames for Airbnb, being part of the first ever Breakfast in Bed Café for IKEA and the UK’s first digital clothes rail for O2 Business.

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Jo is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which she started with James at the end of 2011. Previously, she worked with James at Seventy Seven PR, where she was also a managing partner. Jo has worked in PR for over twenty years with a long stint at QBO (which became part of Bell Pottinger). In recent months, Jo’s favourite pieces of work include IKEA’s Bed and Breakfast pop up café which was a unique way to promote the home furnishing retailer’s extensive range of beds. She also enjoyed cleaning up media-wise for Airbnb and it’s floating house which heralded the changing London legislation around house-letting. Jo gets a kick out of making sure our clients are happy and ensuring the team are delivering their very best work. She’s generally the voice of reason in the office and is good at keeping everyone calm under pressure. She attributes this skill to having two very boisterous sons at home.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Managing Partner

James is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which he started with Jo at the end of 2011. Before the agency started, he was managing partner at Seventy Seven PR (now a part of Fishburn), which he started in 2004. He and Jo started Hope&Glory in November 2011 and have so far managed to build a respectably accomplished team that work on some fantastic clients. In recent months, his favourite pieces of work include Meantime Brewing’s “Hops in a Box” – a campaign devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory that incorporates point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social media. He has also recently helped pushed IKEA into the news with the launch of the brand’s HUSET Dolls’ House (page 3 of the Metro amongst the haul) and LOVBACKEN Table (which cleaned up across the media by dint of being a “reinterpretation” of the first ever piece of IKEA flatpack – or so we said at the time).

Adrian Chitty

Partner

Adrian is a partner at Hope&Glory and a consumer brand publicist with some fifteen years’ experience. He joined from Good Relations, where he worked for eight years on brands including Kelloggs and TalkTalk. Adrian’s favourite pieces of work at Hope&Glory have included managing the European launch of the latest generation of Honda’s humanoid robot – the all-new ASIMO and leading the campaign to promote the 2014 Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineers Fair. The latter has been shortlisted for two PR Week and two PRCA awards. The work involved developing a series of eye-catching experiments, including building the world’s first sprout-powered Christmas tree and growing celebrity portraits out of their own bacteria. Adrian is a font of random knowledge in the office and can be often found handing out his now legendary mix of sweets and confectionary. Outside work he loves history, cycling and art, but not necessarily in that order.

Gavin Lewis

Partner and Creative Director

Gav joined our merry band in June 2012 with a well-established track-record in working at some of the industry’s best-recognised agencies when they were nothing but start-ups. He was employee number one at Frank PR and then went on to join Resonate PR as its first hire. He joined us from Mischief PR. Some of Gavin’s career highlights include award-winners for Talk Talk (their “put-pocket” campaign), Lynx (the world’s biggest shower), 118 118 (for the Safe Text campaign) and The Beautiful Game campaign on behalf of the New Football Pools, which scooped a Cannes Lion. He’s something of a past-master at campaign creation and media exploitation so at H&G Gavin gets involved in most our campaigns. Especially the silly ones.

Seb Dilleyston

Director

Seb is a Director at Hope&Glory, having first joined us in 2012. He had a six month spell at retail specialists Portas as Head of Comms before returning as a Director. He’s worked on a heap of campaigns – from the award-winning O2 UpCycle project to creating news around the Barclays Digital Eagles to planning the Airbnb Floating Home. He joined us from Mischief where he spent over four years on brands including Lynx and Budweiser. Before that he was at Freuds. At Hope&Glory he heads up the Barclays account and is part of the senior team looking after the strategy, creative planning and implementation across O2. His favourite piece of work at H&G towers has been “launching” new designs based on recycled phones – O2′s “Walkie Talkies”, “Talk to the Hand” gloves and “Bags that Talk”. He is a proud father, a mad football fan and cites music as his other passion – playing electric violin in a band.

Anna Terrell

Director

Anna is a Director at Hope&Glory. A consumer, entertainment and lifestyle PR professional with over 12 years experience, she has worked world-renowned brands in the entertainment and lifestyle space including Nintendo, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, Virgin Media, lastminute.com, Kenco, Flora pro.activ, npower, B&Q and William Hill. One of her favourite campaigns is the Kenco Coffee versus Gangs launch. Anna is passionate about uniquely brilliant creative ideas, born out of genuine consumer and market insights that are executed flawlessly. The best campaigns are always developed in collaboration with clients and the wider marketing mix, so for her developing and maintaining strong client relationships is critical. Anna is often the logical problem solver in the office, which she says is down to having an engineering degree and a North West upbring.

Pieter Graham

Director

Coming from a background in big brand sports and lifestyle activations, Pieter joined Hope&Glory’s growing band in May 2013, following a brief sojourn with the other love of his life – travelling the globe. Before donning his backpack, Pieter headed up sport and fashion lifestyle at Threepipe, as well as working for the likes of Exposure, Four Communications and Golin on brands including Umbro, Nike, K-Swiss, Accenture, Lloyds TSB and Glaceau VitaminWater. In recent months his favourite pieces of work have included the launch of O2’s Oculus Rift “Wear the Rose” experience, with a piece of immersive theatre with the England Rugby team inside Twickenham. He also recently worked on HTC’s launch of the HTC One (M8) smartphone, building HTC’s brand platform in design and Virgin Active’s incredibly successful Active Aces programme. Never one to shy away from getting his face – or hands – in the media coverage, Pieter has a developing Instagram problem and too many pairs of trainers to fit in his house.

Charlie Spencer

Associate Director

Charlie joined us in January 2014 with a pedigree in top-class consumer brand campaigns for big-name global clients including Nike, adidas, Durex, American Express, Sony Ericsson, SKY, P&G, Southern Comfort and Nestle, to name but a few. She has had stints at top agencies including H+K Strategies, Freud Communications, Four Communications and Cake in her career to date. She currently heads up Barclaycard, The Royal Mint, Regatta and truTV accounts. In the last few months she has been launching a series of “firsts” for her clients – the world’s first Contactless donkey for Barclaycard, the world’s first human art gallery for truTV and The Royal Mint’s first bullion trading platform – which resulted in hat-trick of front pages.  Charlie is a little bit of a chatter box, her colleagues would definitely say you know when she is about. She has a fondness for black hats, red wine and cats – though rarely together.

Valerie Holloway

Associate Director

Valerie works on clients such as IKEA, The Royal Mint, Virgin Trains & Heathrow. Before she joined us in 2012, she spent the previous ten years working on consumer electronics, lifestyle, design and food and drink brands, where she developed corporate and consumer campaigns for the likes of Canon Europe, Braun, PepsiCo, Starbucks, BT, TalkTalk and Airbus. In recent months, she has helped IKEA to launch their first ever pop-up Breakfast in Bed café in Shoreditch, a sell-out event that continues to be a talking point. She worked with The Royal Mint to make history (once again) by announcing the fifth coin portrait of the Queen to the world, cementing the 1,000 year-old organisation’s role as front and centre of events of national and cultural significance. She also helped unveil two Virgin Christmas Trains as part of a campaign to get the brand talked about over the festive period. She is known for her Carrie Bradshaw size obsession with shoes and handbags.

Laura Sibley

Associate Director

Before Laura joined Hope&Glory in summer 2014, she worked in-house at Sony as a PR Manager for Sony Consumer Electronics. Prior to that she worked at renowned creative PR agency Borkowski and leading lifestyle agency Kazoo where she managed everything from the glitz and red carpet glamour of the BT Digital Music Awards to launching a multitude of computer games including SEGA’s World Snooker Championships working with the legendary Steve Davis. At H&G, there is nothing she loves more than ensuring a solid press office for clients. More recently, favourite creative campaigns of hers have included working with scientists to conclude that ‘3D actually makes your brain sharper’ for RealD and introducing Sony’s lifelike 4K TV’s to lemurs (monkeys essentially) at a local zoo as part of their rehabilitation to the wild programme. Laura has a love for the north (being northern, or from the midlands some might say), 80’s TV and an appreciation of Coronation Street.

Katy Ball

Associate Director

Katy joined Hope&Glory following a six year stint at Fever, where she worked with brands like EE, Canon, Deezer, Amazon, and Warner Bros. Katy has experience working with brands on both a global and UK level – from running pan-European campaigns at London and Milan Fashion Weeks for Canon, to helping Amazon’s UK press team secure hundreds of pieces of gift guide coverage during their busiest time of the year. Most recently, Katy has worked with streaming service NOW TV where she encouraged a team of fluffy spring lambs to take part in the world’s first game of ‘Lamb Football’ to launch their sports pass at Easter, and got Made in Chelsea prankster Jamie Laing to decorate co-star Binky’s house for Christmas to promote their movie offering. When she’s not at the Hope&Glory offices, Katy can be found planning her next travel adventures, on the netball court or eating her way around London.

Don Ferguson

Associate Director

Don joined the team in October 2012 having previously he spent four years working across a number of consumer lifestyle brands at boutique specialist agencies looking after travel brands, national sports channels, entertainment accounts, restaurants, bars, pub groups and luxury hotels. Since starting at H&G, some of his favourite pieces of work include the summer unveiling of “The Ultimate Deck Chair” for Holiday Autos, Meantime Brewing’s multi-award “Hops in a Box” campaign, the launching of HUSET Dolls’ House furniture for IKEA … as well as spending a happy few days working as personal publicist for the iconic ginger-quiffed American talk show host Conan O’Brien – for the launch of truTV. Scottish, ginger and bearing more than a passing resemblance to a character from Game of Thrones, Don is generally considered a nice bloke… if a little beardy.

Ellen Durrant

Associate Director

Ellen is our resident lifestyle media queen. Her past stints include time at Highlight PR and Threepipe working on brands as diverse as Carling and Miffy before she headed to House to play a leading role on the beauty and entertainment teams. At House she was part of the team that made the global announcement of Kate Moss for St.Tropez self-tan, was red carpet-side at the BAFTA’s with Charles Worthington and lead a talent-driven campaign for the Sanctuary Spa and Darcey Bussell. On the entertainment side she launched the Discovery Channel’s “Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild”, set up a quarantine zone on Oxford Street for the Warner Bros. release of Contagion and launched the SWARM at Thorpe Park. At Hope&Glory meanwhile, she has done a pretty broad range of work, including a pastiche of David Beckham’s underwear spot for Virgin Active with some clench-counting pants, the creation of HTC’s street paved with gold and making ValenVines with a couple of celebrity Cupids.

Amy Jones

Senior Account Director

Amy has been with Hope & Glory since 2016, having joined from Premier PR. She spent her formative years injecting creativity into the world of consumer healthcare, before moving on to work for five years with some of the world’s most famous attractions. Highlights include hosting the world’s first “audio aquarium” for visually impaired children at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, kicking off Up at the O2’s first Christmas season with a choir on the icy roof and training PR’s globally how best to promote and photograph wax figures. Since then she has put in place the first global PR strategy for Eurovision Song Contest events and co-ordinated global campaigns for Durex. At Hope & Glory her accounts include Deliveroo, Sony, Merlin and Barclays.

Mike Levaggi

Senior Account Director

Mike joined the team in October 2013 and quickly settled in, picking up the reins on the eternally busy HTC account bagging 11 (unpaid for) magazine front covers for the launch of the new HTC One (M8), a launch which received 300% more coverage than their previous flagship phone launch. He also helped win and deliver campaigns for Disney’s global mobile, television and interactive arms, where an immersive theatre experience in New York helped deliver phenomenal global coverage for the new Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes game. Mike joined Hope&Glory from 77PR where he worked across brands that also included SPAR Wines, Mind Candy’s Moshi Monsters, Where’s Wally, Sugar Puffs, The Honey Monster and Dormen Food Company. He has worked at Freud and Fever PR.

Nicola Burton

Account Director

Nicola joined Hope&Glory in August 2012 after cutting her PR teeth on Merlin attractions, such as LEGOLAND Windsor and Madame Tussauds. Before that she worked in the television industry on an array of factual entertainment programmes, such as The Young Apprentice. This year, Nicola has worked on a plethora of creative campaigns and particularly enjoyed working with O2 to cast “The Nations Happiest Cat” – with a queue of cats bagging the much sought after Guardian Eyewitness spot. She has also worked with Virgin Trains to solve bearded men’s plight of the drag caused when swimming by introducing the “Beard Cap” – and spent a particularly chilly morning on The Thames, photographing “that floating house” for Airbnb – to name just a few. Nicola boasts a levelled and pragmatic approach to most things in life, other than her love of anything deemed uncool – which includes The Lord of the Rings and musical theatre.

Sasha Mattus

Account Director

Sasha joined us following a year of freelancing which included working at H+K, Mischief, Pitch PR and Disney. Before that, Sasha was at Publicasity for five years, working on brands such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, Jack Daniels, Lindt Chocolate and Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Kit Range. In recent months, Sasha has managed the prestigious unveiling of a new effigy of Her Majesty The Queen at the National Portrait Gallery for The Royal Mint, only the fifth in her 63-year long reign – a project that she describes as a highlight of her career. She has also struck an unlikely “fromance” with none other than Louis Walsh, which sees them texting regularly and eating at the finest restaurants when he’s in London thanks to her recruiting him to help promote activities for both O2 and Sony this year. Sasha has a huge laugh, a fetish for high heeled shoes and an obsession with anything Kardashian- or Jenner-related.

Nicola Marvin

Account Director

Nicola has been with Hope&Glory since 2015, first as a freelancer but she just couldn’t keep away and has been a permanent member of the team since 2016. Nicola started her career in PR seven years ago on the graduate scheme at Mischief, later moving on to Fever, she then ventured into the world of freelance where she worked at a number of agencies including Citizen, Freuds and Brands2Life, along with running Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2015. Her experience is pretty wide spread after working on the likes of Krispy Kreme, Betfair, QVC, Ella’s Kitchen, Bacardi, McCain, HTC Global, Warner Brothers Studio tour and Diageo, to name but a few. One of her career highlights includes managing one of the highest profile launches of 2013 – the PlayStation4. Here at Hope&Glory, her accounts include O2, Sony, IKEA, Get Living London, Universal Pictures and B&Q where she managed the unveiling of their new full time ‘plant whispers’, to help nurture plants and flowers whilst in their care. Other stand out moments including meeting England rugby stars for her work on the #WearTheRose campaign for O2’s sponsorship of the England Rugby World Cup.  Nicola is a self-confessed crisp addict who dreams of one day opening her own crisp shop. Watch this space …

Anne Ryan

Account Director

Anne joined Hope and Glory in April 2016 with over eight years’ experience gained in consumer PR agencies including Cake, JCPR and TVC, as well as an in-house stint as PR Manager at Save the Children, an experience which she feels has broadened her understanding of the industry and strengthened her client services skills. Anne’s experience spans PR, social media and influencer engagement and she never tires of the buzz of seeing coverage land after all the hard work and planning. During her career to date she has worked in a wide variety of sectors including tech (Motorola, Microsoft), food and drink (Jamie Oliver, Young’s Seafood, PG tips), retail (Covent Garden London, TK Maxx), travel (Royal Caribbean, Visit London) and culture and entertainment (Arts Council, V Festival, London Games Festival). Anne is working on clients including Virgin Trains, American Express and O2.

Lisa Fox

Account Director

Lisa has had six years working in consumer and entertainment PR, having previously worked at Cake, Fever and Frank PR. She has had experience working on brands such as Warner Bros, Universal, Disney, Amazon, Sky, Alton Towers, Kit Kat, Premier Inn and her personal favourite – One Direction. Her most successful campaigns have been launching “The Smiler” – the world’s biggest roller coaster with its fourteen 14 loops – for Alton Towers which resulted in a wide-spread of broadcast, national and consumer coverage. Lisa also recently launched three of One Direction’s fragrances which consisted of a media event at the top of the Gherkin for beauty and showbiz journalists, producing content with the band for each fragrance and developing PR and social media plans. Lisa now works on Sony, Virgin Active, O2 and Meantime at Hope&Glory. She got stuck in in her first week flying to Berlin for IFA to launch the newest Sony products to a bunch of consumer tech media which resulted in widespread coverage for the account.

Sophie Hickman

Account Director

Before joining Hope&Glory, Sophie worked in house running campaigns, event partnerships and artist relations programmes for a wonderful variety of global beauty brands such as St.Tropez, Charles Worthington, Fudge and Sanctuary Spa. In her short time at Hope&Glory, Sophie has generated headlines for clients including Airbnb, Virgin Active and adidas working across their Christmas campaigns. With her extensive knowledge of the A – Z List she is fast becoming the agency’s resident showbiz queen, and in just a matter of weeks has gotten HTC handsets into some very famous hands including Strictly favourite, Jay McGuiness and boxing legend, David Haye.

Lindsay Clelland

Account Director

Lindsay joined Hope&Glory in December 2013 from a stint at Golin where she was a media specialist and worked on a range of technology and consumer brands including EE, Virgin Media and lastminute.com. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include making truTV famous in the UK through a combination of hard TV listings graft and Amy Willerton’s side boob, getting donkeys to go contactless with Barclaycard and being part of the team that created the world’s most high-tech ice cream van with O2, which was probably the first time an ice cream fleet manager has been on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”.

Natalie Davies

Account Director

Natalie worked at Mischief PR for over two years on the agency’s biggest consumer brands, including launching the Lynx Space Academy and celebrating the Dulux Colour Awards. She also spent some time at Portas managing large-scale fashion activations for Westfield and amplifying the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week sponsorship with the British Fashion Council. In her two years at Hope&Glory, Natalie has manned the IKEA press office and helped to launch some exciting consumer campaigns including larger-than-life TV channel truTV (with a suitably larger-than-life party), creating a HTC influencer programme and sailing the Airbnb Floating House down the Thames.

Lucy Ebbasi

Senior Account Manager

Before joining Hope&Glory Lucy was the Senior Press Officer at leading weight loss brand, Weight Watchers, and started her career at global PR agency, Burson-Marsteller, working across the Corporate and Consumer teams. At Hope&Glory Lucy works across several of the agency’s accounts, including Barclays, Virgin Active, EngineeringUK and Honda. She was part of the team that created the world’s first Christmas tree powered by a Brussels Sprout battery, a Christmas-related science story to promote the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair and has played a large role in managing Barclays recent campaigns including helping the world’s oldest Instagrammer share his life history on the net , promoting the banks use of age suits, which help their staff empathise with elderly customers and assisting Ian Cable, an east London cabbie, to become the world’s first black taxi driver to accept payment by mobile through the Pingit app.

Sarah Pinch

Senior Account Manager

Following five years’ experience in some of Melbourne’s leading consumer PR agencies, Sarah joined Hope&Glory in August 2015 bright eyed and ready to take on the big smoke. She has a keen interest in the world of social media, and within the agency leads on the strategy, content and community management for FIJI Water UK as well as women’s protein and supplements range STRIPPD. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include The Dining Club by IKEA where she helped us create the world’s first DIY restaurant, launching London’s newest and sexiest sky scraper hotel in Canary Wharf for Novotel, debuting FIJI Water’s new bottle design at London Fashion Week, and working with leading health and beauty experts to launch the GLOW beauty capsules for STRIPPD. Sarah is passionate about all things food and culture, and once wrote a blog dedicated to her quest to find the best spaghetti bolognese in Melbourne, aptly named Spaghetti Blogenese.

James Bunting

Senior Account Manager

James joined Hope&Glory at the very end of September 2014 and quickly established himself across the agency’s accounts. Joining us from Kaper where he learned the art of PR working on brands that included Unilever brand, Maille (for whom he launched a sell-out pop-up restaurant concept in Spitalfields Market) and MasterCard (working on their Brits and Priceless Gigs campaigns). James now works on accounts including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Meantime Brewing and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. His favourite piece of work since joining the Hope & Glory fold was re-launching the famous Flying Scotsman for Virgin Trains East Coast with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, securing over 10 pieces of national print coverage.

Jen Murdoch

Senior Account Manager

Jen joined us back in February 2014 after two years at Frank PR, where she worked on projects such as GYMBOX’s A-Grow-Bics class (a gym class to make you grow taller) and Hotels.com amongst many others. Jen has had a no-less-colourful working life since joining Hope&Glory, counting among her achievements helping Barclaycard turn a troupe of Blackpool’s famous donkeys contactless and working with rugby legends Gareth Thomas and Lewis Moody to list their homes on Airbnb for the Rugby World Cup. Her tenacity and creativity when pitching has led to some stonking pieces of coverage, delivering great results for her clients.

Dominique Daly

Senior Account Manager

Dom came on board in January 2013 having previous completed several short-term internships. With her roots now firmly settled at Hope&Glory, recent months have seen her get stuck into the award-winning Meantime Brewing “Hops in a Box” campaign, devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory incorporating point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social channels. She has also recently worked on IKEA’s first ever Christmas in July event, finding a unique way to integrate the company’s current range into a Christmas wonderland. Dom can generally be found hot-desking around the office as she finds new and innovative ways to cause computer issues, but manages to do this with a general good humour which has, to date, kept her in the good graces of the IT team … and those whose computers she “borrows”.

Lucy Kerr

Senior Account Manager

Lucy joined Hope&Glory in March 2014 and now works on HTC, Barclays Retail, Disney, Autographer and The Royal Mint. Having started off her career in lifestyle PR with a focus on consumer brands and FMCG, Lucy joined as we were preparing to launch HTC’s flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone. Since becoming a member of the Hope&Glory team, Lucy’s remit has extended to coordinating global press trips to New York, Pingit-payment London taxis, spotting mythical creatures in English lakes and one year olds’ birthday parties, amongst the many varied projects she has been involved in. One personal highlight was starring in PR shots for the HTC One Mini 2, which featured in the Guardian and the Metro.

Jessie Godwyn

Account Manager

Jessie is a new starter at Hope&Glory and works across Barclays Lifeskills, Turner, Accor, Airbnb, and Virgin Trains. Having started off her career in entertainment PR, working with the likes of Universal, Fox, Discovery Channel and Freeview, Jessie transitioned into more lifestyle-focused work, with clients including BT, Kia Motors, Cotswold Outdoor and LateRooms.com. Jessie joined us in the midst of truTV’s launch of the new Powerpuff Girls series, kicking of her Hope&Glory career with an early morning photoshoot with none other than UK popstar Charli XCX. Jessie loves all things media and cites her biggest achievement to date as shepherding ten top tier media around South Korea!

Nina Sanderson

Account Manager

Nina works across consumer lifestyle brands including adidas, Virgin Active, FIJI Water, Isle of Man and Neat Nutrition. She is a Northern lass, hailing from the beautiful Northumbrian coast, and a graduate of Leeds University. After her degree, Nina worked in-house for a travel organisation in Newcastle, learning the PR ropes, before setting off on a five month adventure around South America. She joined Hope&Glory in November 2013 and since then has enjoyed getting stuck into campaigns such as launching Virgin Active’s new Barre class, capturing beautiful stone balancing photography on the Isle of Man, encouraging women to “Let Go” with Sanctuary Spa and bringing RuPaul’s Drag Race to the UK on truTV – landing a Guardian front page in the process. The way to her heart is via Taylor Swift, a colour-coded Excel spreadsheet and some Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut.

Lauren Beeslee

Account Manager

Lauren joined us in May 2016 and works across a portfolio including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Accor Hotels and Amex. After a short time in entertainment PR, cohn&wolfe gave Lauren the opportunity to work with big FMCG clients including Colgate-Palmolive, Ferrero and Scottish Widows. She then took on the Asda press office at freuds where she sharpened her media skills and made some awesome contacts before joining Hope&Glory. Since starting, she has sailed on a Swedish Husbåt on the river Thames for the launch of the new IKEA Reading store, helped bring media down to a great British picnic with Mercure Hotels and launched the new content platform, BEAM, on Virgin Trains. Her favourite PR activities involve events, weird and wonderful photographer and a great story to sell in! In her free time, Lauren co-writes a fashion and lifestyle blog so will most likely be found at events and launches, or drinking tea and blogging.

Alex Royce

Account Manager

Alex has worked in Sport’s PR and Sponsorship for the last three years, working with clients including British Gas, RFU, Betway and Jaguar LandRover across a number of sports including Rugby, Darts, Swimming and Boxing. He joined Hope&Glory in April 2015 at a time when our work was ramping up around the Rugby World Cup and has worked on O2’s Rugby World Cup campaign (his dream role). Since then, Alex has worked on clients including Virgin Active, Sony, adidas and The Royal Mint.

Dave Stitson

Account Manager

Dave originally joined the land of Hope & Glory in September 2013 as employee number ten (ish), working across Barclays, Sony, O2 and Odigeo among others. After a stint at Taylor Herring, manning projects for Thorpe Park, Channel 5, Kwik Fit, Kellogg’s and Diageo, he made a (triumphant, in his own words) return in October. Bringing his own brand of “Dave-ness” to the team, we get an abundance of celeb gossip, creative outbursts and unpredictable funny moments at any given time of day. Favourite pieces of work include employing Judy Murray as PIMMS chief foliage officer – maintaining mint standards throughout the summer – launching Rylan Clarke’s new chat show and curating Barclays Mortgages first ever Home Improvement Report with Phil Spencer.

Phoebe Mellor

Account Manager

Phoebe joined Hope&Glory in April 2015 having worked at Golin as a media specialist on various consumer brands including Cadbury, Smirnoff and nPower. Since joining our merry band, Phoebe spent her first couple of months enjoying marking a Royal birth with The Royal Mint, launching Sony’s brand-spanking new Multi-Room technology with Bompas & Parr and conducting 3D film experiments with RealD. Phoebe also had the tough task of becoming a cat fan for the O2 “Happy Cats” campaign. She had nothing if not an eclectic introduction to the agency.

Joccoaa Hand

Account Manager

Joccoaa joined the land of Hope & Glory in April 2015 after a two year stint at freuds, working on the food and BWS side of the Asda account. Here, she learnt the art of PR, how to run a press office and enjoyed working across their big events such as Taste of London and Christmas in July. Since she joined, Joccoaa has worked across a number of accounts including B&Q, O2, Symington’s and Virgin Trains partnerships. Her favourite moments so far include featuring in the Metro with B&Q’s election gnomes, spreading the word about Britain’s happiest cat for O2 and creating beard swimming caps for Virgin Trains. Her name means the witty one in Latin and she enjoys trying to live up to this name in the office as well as persuading everyone to listen to Ed Sheeran.

Esme Burden

Senior Account Executive

Esme joined us in June 2016 after spending three years looking after the in-house PR for Premier Holidays, where she built up her knowledge of the travel industry and sharpened her PR skills. Since joining us she has enjoyed putting her travel knowledge to good use across a range of exciting accounts, including the Isle of Man, Odigeo, Holiday Autos and Accor Hotels. Her favourite favourite moment to date has been wildlife-spotting with Ray Mears on the Isle of Man! Outside the office, Esme can usually be found sampling London’s best coffee shops or indulging her sweet tooth at Borough Market. A country girl at heart, she loves exploring London’s green spaces and regularly pops back home to Cambridge for lazy weekends when time allows.

Georgina Wolfson

Senior Account Executive

Georgina joined Hope&Glory in November 2015 after previously working at consumer technology specialist Ranieri Communications. During her time there she worked on a variety of brands including Moonpig, Harman Kardon, AKG and JBL among others. Now fully immersed in the land of Hope&Glory, the team often hear Georgie muttering about the latest goings on at The Emirates, with her eternal quest to turn the whole of the team into Gooners … it’s proving to be quite the challenge. Outside the footie, she enjoys running – with the latest gadgets to match – is a big foodie and secretly a big softie who can often be seen spreading smiles across Hope&Glory Towers.

Amelia Greenwood

Senior Account Executive

Amelia gained her first insights into PR whilst studying at the University of Exeter through summer internship roles – including working at Brands2life. After graduating, Amelia spent several months travelling around Asia before arriving at Hope and Glory in July 2014. During here short time here she has been involved with numerous accounts, most notably HTC, TruTV, Blurb, The Royal Mint and Holiday Autos. Her highlight so far has been assisting with the launch of TruTV’s UK channel, for which she helped secure key coverage and assisted with the fantastically successful launch party, both in the run up to the event and on the night.

Thom Rice

Senior Account Executive

Thom has quickly become something of a legend in the land of Hope&Glory. He’s the man who takes care of all of Sony’s product rotation and generally makes sure that the huge account – across press office and campaigns – runs smoothly. He also helps out all our account teams with product despatch and recall and has a formidable aptitude with an Excel database. Thom has previously worked at Borkowski PR where he committed himself to the world of Sony and to Pioneer’s audio range. A massive music fan, he’s the font of all knowledge when it comes to tunes for the rest of the agency team.

Sheeraz Gulsher

Senior Account Executive

Sheeraz joined the Hope&Glory team in the summer of 2016 and works across a portfolio that includes Airbnb, American Express, Meantime Brewery and Mr Black. After graduating from Loughborough University, he enjoyed a year long stint teaching English in China. In his first foray into the world of PR, he supported the launch of London’s first underground farm at Twelve Thirty Eight. He joins the team after a two year spell at Kallaway, where he worked on press office and events teams for an eclectic mix of brands including: LinkedIn, The Crown Estate, KONE, Tower Bridge Exhibition and Antenna International. He loves all things social media, is a keen traveller, enjoys boxing and plays hockey.

Fiona Findlay

Senior Account Executive

Fiona joined Hope & Glory in April 2016 following two years working in financial and corporate PR. Building on this foundation, she is putting her knowledge to good use with a range of clients to include Barclays Retail and Mortgages and O2 Business. She has so far loved being part of our busy team and looks forward to some exciting upcoming campaigns that she’s currently working on. Outside of the office she can usually be found sampling the bars and restaurants of Brixton village- if you want recommendations, you know who to contact!

James Keiller

Senior Account Executive

James started at Hope&Glory in April 2015 after placements at Citizen Relations and FleishmanHillard and a period in the postgraduate wilderness working in local government. The skills he picked up managing events while he was at university in Leeds have come in very handy while conducting sham weddings (as an unordained vicar) for Sony, doing his best Blofeld impression for O2 “Cat Casting”, and going full Putin clipboard in hand at the Airbnb Floating House. Currently loving working on The Royal Mint, Barclays Retail, Honda, Isle of Man, and Odigeo accounts he’s looking forward to the coming months in which he’ll no doubt get up to more madness across the agency.

Catherine Tomlinson

Senior Account Executive

Catherine has been working in PR since June 2014, when she returned from Melbourne after graduating from Cardiff University in 2013. Settling in with Hope&Glory in October 2014, Catherine now works on a range of clients including IKEA, 02 Business, Airbnb. In the past year, Catherine has gained a great insight into the world of PR: getting stuck in to campaigns, sell-ins and building strong media relationships. She has assisted with floating a house down the Thames for Airbnb, being part of the first ever Breakfast in Bed Café for IKEA and the UK’s first digital clothes rail for O2 Business.

Alicia Bult

Account Executive

Alicia joined the land of Hope&Glory in October 2015 after graduating from Bournemouth University (having studied Public Relations) a few months prior. As part of her degree, Alicia undertook a year’s placement in food PR and her love for communications (and cheese) has continued to grow ever since. During her time here, Alicia has worked on a range of accounts, most notably HTC, Virgin Active, Meantime Brewing and Get Living London – all of which keep her happy, healthy and fulfil her love of beer. Her highlights so far have been flying a Santa drone around East Village and assisting with the launch of Virgin Active’s brand new dance class “Pulse”, for which she helped to secure key coverage and assisted with the super-successful launch event. She’s looking forward to seeing what madness the coming months have in store.

Lydia Stewart

Account Executive

Lydia joined the Hope&Glory team in January 2017 after previously working at W Communications, where she worked across a range of brands including Camden Town Brewery, Lynx, Ryvita and Dorset Cereals. Now at Hope & Glory, she’s working across numerous lovely food & travel accounts including Isle of Man Tourism, MEATliquor, Odigeo, London Coffee Festival and Beefeater Gin. Lydia’s enjoyed getting stuck into life at H&G, recently featuring in a photoshoot with Victoria Pendleton for Barclays where she participated in a spin class – her first exercise class in a very long time!

Hettie Hill

Account Executive

Hettie joined Hope&Glory in September 2015 as an intern, having just graduated from Cambridge. This is her first experience of PR, and she has loved getting properly stuck in from day one – including helping run an event for 45,000 at the O2 in her first week as part of the Wear the Rose campaign. In the short time since arriving, she has been working with O2, Airbnb, Barclays LifeSkills, HTC and Neat Nutrition and enjoys the huge variety of tasks these accounts bring with them. Normally singing along to an awful song on the radio or making cups of tea, Hettie is throwing herself into the fun and fast-paced world that is Hope&Glory.

Dani Hayhurst

Account Executive

Daniela joined Hope&Glory in August 2015 after graduating Bournemouth University with a degree in PR. She always knew consumer PR was her calling after growing up with many PRs in her family and started to pursue her career by completing a number of internships including a placement year at Apple. During her short time here Dani has worked on a number of clients including Sony, IKEA, BEAR nibbles and Turner Broadcast. Since joining the team she has got stuck in to many projects, from being our very own Bond girl at Sony’s filming masterclass with Danny Kleinmann, to helping launch new collections from IKEA including announcing the new play range with a press event in a ball pit. Outside of work, Dani loves to spend time outdoors – especially back home in Finland and is a huge music fan going to as many concerts as possible.

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Jo is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which she started with James at the end of 2011. Previously, she worked with James at Seventy Seven PR, where she was also a managing partner. Jo has worked in PR for over twenty years with a long stint at QBO (which became part of Bell Pottinger). In recent months, Jo’s favourite pieces of work include IKEA’s Bed and Breakfast pop up café which was a unique way to promote the home furnishing retailer’s extensive range of beds. She also enjoyed cleaning up media-wise for Airbnb and it’s floating house which heralded the changing London legislation around house-letting. Jo gets a kick out of making sure our clients are happy and ensuring the team are delivering their very best work. She’s generally the voice of reason in the office and is good at keeping everyone calm under pressure. She attributes this skill to having two very boisterous sons at home.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Managing Partner

James is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which he started with Jo at the end of 2011. Before the agency started, he was managing partner at Seventy Seven PR (now a part of Fishburn), which he started in 2004. He and Jo started Hope&Glory in November 2011 and have so far managed to build a respectably accomplished team that work on some fantastic clients. In recent months, his favourite pieces of work include Meantime Brewing’s “Hops in a Box” – a campaign devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory that incorporates point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social media. He has also recently helped pushed IKEA into the news with the launch of the brand’s HUSET Dolls’ House (page 3 of the Metro amongst the haul) and LOVBACKEN Table (which cleaned up across the media by dint of being a “reinterpretation” of the first ever piece of IKEA flatpack – or so we said at the time).

Adrian Chitty

Partner

Adrian is a partner at Hope&Glory and a consumer brand publicist with some fifteen years’ experience. He joined from Good Relations, where he worked for eight years on brands including Kelloggs and TalkTalk. Adrian’s favourite pieces of work at Hope&Glory have included managing the European launch of the latest generation of Honda’s humanoid robot – the all-new ASIMO and leading the campaign to promote the 2014 Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineers Fair. The latter has been shortlisted for two PR Week and two PRCA awards. The work involved developing a series of eye-catching experiments, including building the world’s first sprout-powered Christmas tree and growing celebrity portraits out of their own bacteria. Adrian is a font of random knowledge in the office and can be often found handing out his now legendary mix of sweets and confectionary. Outside work he loves history, cycling and art, but not necessarily in that order.

Gavin Lewis

Partner and Creative Director

Gav joined our merry band in June 2012 with a well-established track-record in working at some of the industry’s best-recognised agencies when they were nothing but start-ups. He was employee number one at Frank PR and then went on to join Resonate PR as its first hire. He joined us from Mischief PR. Some of Gavin’s career highlights include award-winners for Talk Talk (their “put-pocket” campaign), Lynx (the world’s biggest shower), 118 118 (for the Safe Text campaign) and The Beautiful Game campaign on behalf of the New Football Pools, which scooped a Cannes Lion. He’s something of a past-master at campaign creation and media exploitation so at H&G Gavin gets involved in most our campaigns. Especially the silly ones.

Seb Dilleyston

Director

Seb is a Director at Hope&Glory, having first joined us in 2012. He had a six month spell at retail specialists Portas as Head of Comms before returning as a Director. He’s worked on a heap of campaigns – from the award-winning O2 UpCycle project to creating news around the Barclays Digital Eagles to planning the Airbnb Floating Home. He joined us from Mischief where he spent over four years on brands including Lynx and Budweiser. Before that he was at Freuds. At Hope&Glory he heads up the Barclays account and is part of the senior team looking after the strategy, creative planning and implementation across O2. His favourite piece of work at H&G towers has been “launching” new designs based on recycled phones – O2′s “Walkie Talkies”, “Talk to the Hand” gloves and “Bags that Talk”. He is a proud father, a mad football fan and cites music as his other passion – playing electric violin in a band.

Anna Terrell

Director

Anna is a Director at Hope&Glory. A consumer, entertainment and lifestyle PR professional with over 12 years experience, she has worked world-renowned brands in the entertainment and lifestyle space including Nintendo, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, Virgin Media, lastminute.com, Kenco, Flora pro.activ, npower, B&Q and William Hill. One of her favourite campaigns is the Kenco Coffee versus Gangs launch. Anna is passionate about uniquely brilliant creative ideas, born out of genuine consumer and market insights that are executed flawlessly. The best campaigns are always developed in collaboration with clients and the wider marketing mix, so for her developing and maintaining strong client relationships is critical. Anna is often the logical problem solver in the office, which she says is down to having an engineering degree and a North West upbring.

Pieter Graham

Director

Coming from a background in big brand sports and lifestyle activations, Pieter joined Hope&Glory’s growing band in May 2013, following a brief sojourn with the other love of his life – travelling the globe. Before donning his backpack, Pieter headed up sport and fashion lifestyle at Threepipe, as well as working for the likes of Exposure, Four Communications and Golin on brands including Umbro, Nike, K-Swiss, Accenture, Lloyds TSB and Glaceau VitaminWater. In recent months his favourite pieces of work have included the launch of O2’s Oculus Rift “Wear the Rose” experience, with a piece of immersive theatre with the England Rugby team inside Twickenham. He also recently worked on HTC’s launch of the HTC One (M8) smartphone, building HTC’s brand platform in design and Virgin Active’s incredibly successful Active Aces programme. Never one to shy away from getting his face – or hands – in the media coverage, Pieter has a developing Instagram problem and too many pairs of trainers to fit in his house.

Charlie Spencer

Associate Director

Charlie joined us in January 2014 with a pedigree in top-class consumer brand campaigns for big-name global clients including Nike, adidas, Durex, American Express, Sony Ericsson, SKY, P&G, Southern Comfort and Nestle, to name but a few. She has had stints at top agencies including H+K Strategies, Freud Communications, Four Communications and Cake in her career to date. She currently heads up Barclaycard, The Royal Mint, Regatta and truTV accounts. In the last few months she has been launching a series of “firsts” for her clients – the world’s first Contactless donkey for Barclaycard, the world’s first human art gallery for truTV and The Royal Mint’s first bullion trading platform – which resulted in hat-trick of front pages.  Charlie is a little bit of a chatter box, her colleagues would definitely say you know when she is about. She has a fondness for black hats, red wine and cats – though rarely together.

Valerie Holloway

Associate Director

Valerie works on clients such as IKEA, The Royal Mint, Virgin Trains & Heathrow. Before she joined us in 2012, she spent the previous ten years working on consumer electronics, lifestyle, design and food and drink brands, where she developed corporate and consumer campaigns for the likes of Canon Europe, Braun, PepsiCo, Starbucks, BT, TalkTalk and Airbus. In recent months, she has helped IKEA to launch their first ever pop-up Breakfast in Bed café in Shoreditch, a sell-out event that continues to be a talking point. She worked with The Royal Mint to make history (once again) by announcing the fifth coin portrait of the Queen to the world, cementing the 1,000 year-old organisation’s role as front and centre of events of national and cultural significance. She also helped unveil two Virgin Christmas Trains as part of a campaign to get the brand talked about over the festive period. She is known for her Carrie Bradshaw size obsession with shoes and handbags.

Laura Sibley

Associate Director

Before Laura joined Hope&Glory in summer 2014, she worked in-house at Sony as a PR Manager for Sony Consumer Electronics. Prior to that she worked at renowned creative PR agency Borkowski and leading lifestyle agency Kazoo where she managed everything from the glitz and red carpet glamour of the BT Digital Music Awards to launching a multitude of computer games including SEGA’s World Snooker Championships working with the legendary Steve Davis. At H&G, there is nothing she loves more than ensuring a solid press office for clients. More recently, favourite creative campaigns of hers have included working with scientists to conclude that ‘3D actually makes your brain sharper’ for RealD and introducing Sony’s lifelike 4K TV’s to lemurs (monkeys essentially) at a local zoo as part of their rehabilitation to the wild programme. Laura has a love for the north (being northern, or from the midlands some might say), 80’s TV and an appreciation of Coronation Street.

Katy Ball

Associate Director

Katy joined Hope&Glory following a six year stint at Fever, where she worked with brands like EE, Canon, Deezer, Amazon, and Warner Bros. Katy has experience working with brands on both a global and UK level – from running pan-European campaigns at London and Milan Fashion Weeks for Canon, to helping Amazon’s UK press team secure hundreds of pieces of gift guide coverage during their busiest time of the year. Most recently, Katy has worked with streaming service NOW TV where she encouraged a team of fluffy spring lambs to take part in the world’s first game of ‘Lamb Football’ to launch their sports pass at Easter, and got Made in Chelsea prankster Jamie Laing to decorate co-star Binky’s house for Christmas to promote their movie offering. When she’s not at the Hope&Glory offices, Katy can be found planning her next travel adventures, on the netball court or eating her way around London.

Don Ferguson

Associate Director

Don joined the team in October 2012 having previously he spent four years working across a number of consumer lifestyle brands at boutique specialist agencies looking after travel brands, national sports channels, entertainment accounts, restaurants, bars, pub groups and luxury hotels. Since starting at H&G, some of his favourite pieces of work include the summer unveiling of “The Ultimate Deck Chair” for Holiday Autos, Meantime Brewing’s multi-award “Hops in a Box” campaign, the launching of HUSET Dolls’ House furniture for IKEA … as well as spending a happy few days working as personal publicist for the iconic ginger-quiffed American talk show host Conan O’Brien – for the launch of truTV. Scottish, ginger and bearing more than a passing resemblance to a character from Game of Thrones, Don is generally considered a nice bloke… if a little beardy.

Ellen Durrant

Associate Director

Ellen is our resident lifestyle media queen. Her past stints include time at Highlight PR and Threepipe working on brands as diverse as Carling and Miffy before she headed to House to play a leading role on the beauty and entertainment teams. At House she was part of the team that made the global announcement of Kate Moss for St.Tropez self-tan, was red carpet-side at the BAFTA’s with Charles Worthington and lead a talent-driven campaign for the Sanctuary Spa and Darcey Bussell. On the entertainment side she launched the Discovery Channel’s “Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild”, set up a quarantine zone on Oxford Street for the Warner Bros. release of Contagion and launched the SWARM at Thorpe Park. At Hope&Glory meanwhile, she has done a pretty broad range of work, including a pastiche of David Beckham’s underwear spot for Virgin Active with some clench-counting pants, the creation of HTC’s street paved with gold and making ValenVines with a couple of celebrity Cupids.

Amy Jones

Senior Account Director

Amy has been with Hope & Glory since 2016, having joined from Premier PR. She spent her formative years injecting creativity into the world of consumer healthcare, before moving on to work for five years with some of the world’s most famous attractions. Highlights include hosting the world’s first “audio aquarium” for visually impaired children at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, kicking off Up at the O2’s first Christmas season with a choir on the icy roof and training PR’s globally how best to promote and photograph wax figures. Since then she has put in place the first global PR strategy for Eurovision Song Contest events and co-ordinated global campaigns for Durex. At Hope & Glory her accounts include Deliveroo, Sony, Merlin and Barclays.

Mike Levaggi

Senior Account Director

Mike joined the team in October 2013 and quickly settled in, picking up the reins on the eternally busy HTC account bagging 11 (unpaid for) magazine front covers for the launch of the new HTC One (M8), a launch which received 300% more coverage than their previous flagship phone launch. He also helped win and deliver campaigns for Disney’s global mobile, television and interactive arms, where an immersive theatre experience in New York helped deliver phenomenal global coverage for the new Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes game. Mike joined Hope&Glory from 77PR where he worked across brands that also included SPAR Wines, Mind Candy’s Moshi Monsters, Where’s Wally, Sugar Puffs, The Honey Monster and Dormen Food Company. He has worked at Freud and Fever PR.

Nicola Burton

Account Director

Nicola joined Hope&Glory in August 2012 after cutting her PR teeth on Merlin attractions, such as LEGOLAND Windsor and Madame Tussauds. Before that she worked in the television industry on an array of factual entertainment programmes, such as The Young Apprentice. This year, Nicola has worked on a plethora of creative campaigns and particularly enjoyed working with O2 to cast “The Nations Happiest Cat” – with a queue of cats bagging the much sought after Guardian Eyewitness spot. She has also worked with Virgin Trains to solve bearded men’s plight of the drag caused when swimming by introducing the “Beard Cap” – and spent a particularly chilly morning on The Thames, photographing “that floating house” for Airbnb – to name just a few. Nicola boasts a levelled and pragmatic approach to most things in life, other than her love of anything deemed uncool – which includes The Lord of the Rings and musical theatre.

Sasha Mattus

Account Director

Sasha joined us following a year of freelancing which included working at H+K, Mischief, Pitch PR and Disney. Before that, Sasha was at Publicasity for five years, working on brands such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, Jack Daniels, Lindt Chocolate and Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Kit Range. In recent months, Sasha has managed the prestigious unveiling of a new effigy of Her Majesty The Queen at the National Portrait Gallery for The Royal Mint, only the fifth in her 63-year long reign – a project that she describes as a highlight of her career. She has also struck an unlikely “fromance” with none other than Louis Walsh, which sees them texting regularly and eating at the finest restaurants when he’s in London thanks to her recruiting him to help promote activities for both O2 and Sony this year. Sasha has a huge laugh, a fetish for high heeled shoes and an obsession with anything Kardashian- or Jenner-related.

Nicola Marvin

Account Director

Nicola has been with Hope&Glory since 2015, first as a freelancer but she just couldn’t keep away and has been a permanent member of the team since 2016. Nicola started her career in PR seven years ago on the graduate scheme at Mischief, later moving on to Fever, she then ventured into the world of freelance where she worked at a number of agencies including Citizen, Freuds and Brands2Life, along with running Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2015. Her experience is pretty wide spread after working on the likes of Krispy Kreme, Betfair, QVC, Ella’s Kitchen, Bacardi, McCain, HTC Global, Warner Brothers Studio tour and Diageo, to name but a few. One of her career highlights includes managing one of the highest profile launches of 2013 – the PlayStation4. Here at Hope&Glory, her accounts include O2, Sony, IKEA, Get Living London, Universal Pictures and B&Q where she managed the unveiling of their new full time ‘plant whispers’, to help nurture plants and flowers whilst in their care. Other stand out moments including meeting England rugby stars for her work on the #WearTheRose campaign for O2’s sponsorship of the England Rugby World Cup.  Nicola is a self-confessed crisp addict who dreams of one day opening her own crisp shop. Watch this space …

Anne Ryan

Account Director

Anne joined Hope and Glory in April 2016 with over eight years’ experience gained in consumer PR agencies including Cake, JCPR and TVC, as well as an in-house stint as PR Manager at Save the Children, an experience which she feels has broadened her understanding of the industry and strengthened her client services skills. Anne’s experience spans PR, social media and influencer engagement and she never tires of the buzz of seeing coverage land after all the hard work and planning. During her career to date she has worked in a wide variety of sectors including tech (Motorola, Microsoft), food and drink (Jamie Oliver, Young’s Seafood, PG tips), retail (Covent Garden London, TK Maxx), travel (Royal Caribbean, Visit London) and culture and entertainment (Arts Council, V Festival, London Games Festival). Anne is working on clients including Virgin Trains, American Express and O2.

Lisa Fox

Account Director

Lisa has had six years working in consumer and entertainment PR, having previously worked at Cake, Fever and Frank PR. She has had experience working on brands such as Warner Bros, Universal, Disney, Amazon, Sky, Alton Towers, Kit Kat, Premier Inn and her personal favourite – One Direction. Her most successful campaigns have been launching “The Smiler” – the world’s biggest roller coaster with its fourteen 14 loops – for Alton Towers which resulted in a wide-spread of broadcast, national and consumer coverage. Lisa also recently launched three of One Direction’s fragrances which consisted of a media event at the top of the Gherkin for beauty and showbiz journalists, producing content with the band for each fragrance and developing PR and social media plans. Lisa now works on Sony, Virgin Active, O2 and Meantime at Hope&Glory. She got stuck in in her first week flying to Berlin for IFA to launch the newest Sony products to a bunch of consumer tech media which resulted in widespread coverage for the account.

Sophie Hickman

Account Director

Before joining Hope&Glory, Sophie worked in house running campaigns, event partnerships and artist relations programmes for a wonderful variety of global beauty brands such as St.Tropez, Charles Worthington, Fudge and Sanctuary Spa. In her short time at Hope&Glory, Sophie has generated headlines for clients including Airbnb, Virgin Active and adidas working across their Christmas campaigns. With her extensive knowledge of the A – Z List she is fast becoming the agency’s resident showbiz queen, and in just a matter of weeks has gotten HTC handsets into some very famous hands including Strictly favourite, Jay McGuiness and boxing legend, David Haye.

Lindsay Clelland

Account Director

Lindsay joined Hope&Glory in December 2013 from a stint at Golin where she was a media specialist and worked on a range of technology and consumer brands including EE, Virgin Media and lastminute.com. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include making truTV famous in the UK through a combination of hard TV listings graft and Amy Willerton’s side boob, getting donkeys to go contactless with Barclaycard and being part of the team that created the world’s most high-tech ice cream van with O2, which was probably the first time an ice cream fleet manager has been on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”.

Natalie Davies

Account Director

Natalie worked at Mischief PR for over two years on the agency’s biggest consumer brands, including launching the Lynx Space Academy and celebrating the Dulux Colour Awards. She also spent some time at Portas managing large-scale fashion activations for Westfield and amplifying the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week sponsorship with the British Fashion Council. In her two years at Hope&Glory, Natalie has manned the IKEA press office and helped to launch some exciting consumer campaigns including larger-than-life TV channel truTV (with a suitably larger-than-life party), creating a HTC influencer programme and sailing the Airbnb Floating House down the Thames.

Lucy Ebbasi

Senior Account Manager

Before joining Hope&Glory Lucy was the Senior Press Officer at leading weight loss brand, Weight Watchers, and started her career at global PR agency, Burson-Marsteller, working across the Corporate and Consumer teams. At Hope&Glory Lucy works across several of the agency’s accounts, including Barclays, Virgin Active, EngineeringUK and Honda. She was part of the team that created the world’s first Christmas tree powered by a Brussels Sprout battery, a Christmas-related science story to promote the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair and has played a large role in managing Barclays recent campaigns including helping the world’s oldest Instagrammer share his life history on the net , promoting the banks use of age suits, which help their staff empathise with elderly customers and assisting Ian Cable, an east London cabbie, to become the world’s first black taxi driver to accept payment by mobile through the Pingit app.

Sarah Pinch

Senior Account Manager

Following five years’ experience in some of Melbourne’s leading consumer PR agencies, Sarah joined Hope&Glory in August 2015 bright eyed and ready to take on the big smoke. She has a keen interest in the world of social media, and within the agency leads on the strategy, content and community management for FIJI Water UK as well as women’s protein and supplements range STRIPPD. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include The Dining Club by IKEA where she helped us create the world’s first DIY restaurant, launching London’s newest and sexiest sky scraper hotel in Canary Wharf for Novotel, debuting FIJI Water’s new bottle design at London Fashion Week, and working with leading health and beauty experts to launch the GLOW beauty capsules for STRIPPD. Sarah is passionate about all things food and culture, and once wrote a blog dedicated to her quest to find the best spaghetti bolognese in Melbourne, aptly named Spaghetti Blogenese.

James Bunting

Senior Account Manager

James joined Hope&Glory at the very end of September 2014 and quickly established himself across the agency’s accounts. Joining us from Kaper where he learned the art of PR working on brands that included Unilever brand, Maille (for whom he launched a sell-out pop-up restaurant concept in Spitalfields Market) and MasterCard (working on their Brits and Priceless Gigs campaigns). James now works on accounts including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Meantime Brewing and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. His favourite piece of work since joining the Hope & Glory fold was re-launching the famous Flying Scotsman for Virgin Trains East Coast with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, securing over 10 pieces of national print coverage.

Jen Murdoch

Senior Account Manager

Jen joined us back in February 2014 after two years at Frank PR, where she worked on projects such as GYMBOX’s A-Grow-Bics class (a gym class to make you grow taller) and Hotels.com amongst many others. Jen has had a no-less-colourful working life since joining Hope&Glory, counting among her achievements helping Barclaycard turn a troupe of Blackpool’s famous donkeys contactless and working with rugby legends Gareth Thomas and Lewis Moody to list their homes on Airbnb for the Rugby World Cup. Her tenacity and creativity when pitching has led to some stonking pieces of coverage, delivering great results for her clients.

Dominique Daly

Senior Account Manager

Dom came on board in January 2013 having previous completed several short-term internships. With her roots now firmly settled at Hope&Glory, recent months have seen her get stuck into the award-winning Meantime Brewing “Hops in a Box” campaign, devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory incorporating point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social channels. She has also recently worked on IKEA’s first ever Christmas in July event, finding a unique way to integrate the company’s current range into a Christmas wonderland. Dom can generally be found hot-desking around the office as she finds new and innovative ways to cause computer issues, but manages to do this with a general good humour which has, to date, kept her in the good graces of the IT team … and those whose computers she “borrows”.

Lucy Kerr

Senior Account Manager

Lucy joined Hope&Glory in March 2014 and now works on HTC, Barclays Retail, Disney, Autographer and The Royal Mint. Having started off her career in lifestyle PR with a focus on consumer brands and FMCG, Lucy joined as we were preparing to launch HTC’s flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone. Since becoming a member of the Hope&Glory team, Lucy’s remit has extended to coordinating global press trips to New York, Pingit-payment London taxis, spotting mythical creatures in English lakes and one year olds’ birthday parties, amongst the many varied projects she has been involved in. One personal highlight was starring in PR shots for the HTC One Mini 2, which featured in the Guardian and the Metro.

Jessie Godwyn

Account Manager

Jessie is a new starter at Hope&Glory and works across Barclays Lifeskills, Turner, Accor, Airbnb, and Virgin Trains. Having started off her career in entertainment PR, working with the likes of Universal, Fox, Discovery Channel and Freeview, Jessie transitioned into more lifestyle-focused work, with clients including BT, Kia Motors, Cotswold Outdoor and LateRooms.com. Jessie joined us in the midst of truTV’s launch of the new Powerpuff Girls series, kicking of her Hope&Glory career with an early morning photoshoot with none other than UK popstar Charli XCX. Jessie loves all things media and cites her biggest achievement to date as shepherding ten top tier media around South Korea!

Nina Sanderson

Account Manager

Nina works across consumer lifestyle brands including adidas, Virgin Active, FIJI Water, Isle of Man and Neat Nutrition. She is a Northern lass, hailing from the beautiful Northumbrian coast, and a graduate of Leeds University. After her degree, Nina worked in-house for a travel organisation in Newcastle, learning the PR ropes, before setting off on a five month adventure around South America. She joined Hope&Glory in November 2013 and since then has enjoyed getting stuck into campaigns such as launching Virgin Active’s new Barre class, capturing beautiful stone balancing photography on the Isle of Man, encouraging women to “Let Go” with Sanctuary Spa and bringing RuPaul’s Drag Race to the UK on truTV – landing a Guardian front page in the process. The way to her heart is via Taylor Swift, a colour-coded Excel spreadsheet and some Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut.

Lauren Beeslee

Account Manager

Lauren joined us in May 2016 and works across a portfolio including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Accor Hotels and Amex. After a short time in entertainment PR, cohn&wolfe gave Lauren the opportunity to work with big FMCG clients including Colgate-Palmolive, Ferrero and Scottish Widows. She then took on the Asda press office at freuds where she sharpened her media skills and made some awesome contacts before joining Hope&Glory. Since starting, she has sailed on a Swedish Husbåt on the river Thames for the launch of the new IKEA Reading store, helped bring media down to a great British picnic with Mercure Hotels and launched the new content platform, BEAM, on Virgin Trains. Her favourite PR activities involve events, weird and wonderful photographer and a great story to sell in! In her free time, Lauren co-writes a fashion and lifestyle blog so will most likely be found at events and launches, or drinking tea and blogging.

Alex Royce

Account Manager

Alex has worked in Sport’s PR and Sponsorship for the last three years, working with clients including British Gas, RFU, Betway and Jaguar LandRover across a number of sports including Rugby, Darts, Swimming and Boxing. He joined Hope&Glory in April 2015 at a time when our work was ramping up around the Rugby World Cup and has worked on O2’s Rugby World Cup campaign (his dream role). Since then, Alex has worked on clients including Virgin Active, Sony, adidas and The Royal Mint.

Dave Stitson

Account Manager

Dave originally joined the land of Hope & Glory in September 2013 as employee number ten (ish), working across Barclays, Sony, O2 and Odigeo among others. After a stint at Taylor Herring, manning projects for Thorpe Park, Channel 5, Kwik Fit, Kellogg’s and Diageo, he made a (triumphant, in his own words) return in October. Bringing his own brand of “Dave-ness” to the team, we get an abundance of celeb gossip, creative outbursts and unpredictable funny moments at any given time of day. Favourite pieces of work include employing Judy Murray as PIMMS chief foliage officer – maintaining mint standards throughout the summer – launching Rylan Clarke’s new chat show and curating Barclays Mortgages first ever Home Improvement Report with Phil Spencer.

Phoebe Mellor

Account Manager

Phoebe joined Hope&Glory in April 2015 having worked at Golin as a media specialist on various consumer brands including Cadbury, Smirnoff and nPower. Since joining our merry band, Phoebe spent her first couple of months enjoying marking a Royal birth with The Royal Mint, launching Sony’s brand-spanking new Multi-Room technology with Bompas & Parr and conducting 3D film experiments with RealD. Phoebe also had the tough task of becoming a cat fan for the O2 “Happy Cats” campaign. She had nothing if not an eclectic introduction to the agency.

Joccoaa Hand

Account Manager

Joccoaa joined the land of Hope & Glory in April 2015 after a two year stint at freuds, working on the food and BWS side of the Asda account. Here, she learnt the art of PR, how to run a press office and enjoyed working across their big events such as Taste of London and Christmas in July. Since she joined, Joccoaa has worked across a number of accounts including B&Q, O2, Symington’s and Virgin Trains partnerships. Her favourite moments so far include featuring in the Metro with B&Q’s election gnomes, spreading the word about Britain’s happiest cat for O2 and creating beard swimming caps for Virgin Trains. Her name means the witty one in Latin and she enjoys trying to live up to this name in the office as well as persuading everyone to listen to Ed Sheeran.

Esme Burden

Senior Account Executive

Esme joined us in June 2016 after spending three years looking after the in-house PR for Premier Holidays, where she built up her knowledge of the travel industry and sharpened her PR skills. Since joining us she has enjoyed putting her travel knowledge to good use across a range of exciting accounts, including the Isle of Man, Odigeo, Holiday Autos and Accor Hotels. Her favourite favourite moment to date has been wildlife-spotting with Ray Mears on the Isle of Man! Outside the office, Esme can usually be found sampling London’s best coffee shops or indulging her sweet tooth at Borough Market. A country girl at heart, she loves exploring London’s green spaces and regularly pops back home to Cambridge for lazy weekends when time allows.

Georgina Wolfson

Senior Account Executive

Georgina joined Hope&Glory in November 2015 after previously working at consumer technology specialist Ranieri Communications. During her time there she worked on a variety of brands including Moonpig, Harman Kardon, AKG and JBL among others. Now fully immersed in the land of Hope&Glory, the team often hear Georgie muttering about the latest goings on at The Emirates, with her eternal quest to turn the whole of the team into Gooners … it’s proving to be quite the challenge. Outside the footie, she enjoys running – with the latest gadgets to match – is a big foodie and secretly a big softie who can often be seen spreading smiles across Hope&Glory Towers.

Amelia Greenwood

Senior Account Executive

Amelia gained her first insights into PR whilst studying at the University of Exeter through summer internship roles – including working at Brands2life. After graduating, Amelia spent several months travelling around Asia before arriving at Hope and Glory in July 2014. During here short time here she has been involved with numerous accounts, most notably HTC, TruTV, Blurb, The Royal Mint and Holiday Autos. Her highlight so far has been assisting with the launch of TruTV’s UK channel, for which she helped secure key coverage and assisted with the fantastically successful launch party, both in the run up to the event and on the night.

Thom Rice

Senior Account Executive

Thom has quickly become something of a legend in the land of Hope&Glory. He’s the man who takes care of all of Sony’s product rotation and generally makes sure that the huge account – across press office and campaigns – runs smoothly. He also helps out all our account teams with product despatch and recall and has a formidable aptitude with an Excel database. Thom has previously worked at Borkowski PR where he committed himself to the world of Sony and to Pioneer’s audio range. A massive music fan, he’s the font of all knowledge when it comes to tunes for the rest of the agency team.

Sheeraz Gulsher

Senior Account Executive

Sheeraz joined the Hope&Glory team in the summer of 2016 and works across a portfolio that includes Airbnb, American Express, Meantime Brewery and Mr Black. After graduating from Loughborough University, he enjoyed a year long stint teaching English in China. In his first foray into the world of PR, he supported the launch of London’s first underground farm at Twelve Thirty Eight. He joins the team after a two year spell at Kallaway, where he worked on press office and events teams for an eclectic mix of brands including: LinkedIn, The Crown Estate, KONE, Tower Bridge Exhibition and Antenna International. He loves all things social media, is a keen traveller, enjoys boxing and plays hockey.

Fiona Findlay

Senior Account Executive

Fiona joined Hope & Glory in April 2016 following two years working in financial and corporate PR. Building on this foundation, she is putting her knowledge to good use with a range of clients to include Barclays Retail and Mortgages and O2 Business. She has so far loved being part of our busy team and looks forward to some exciting upcoming campaigns that she’s currently working on. Outside of the office she can usually be found sampling the bars and restaurants of Brixton village- if you want recommendations, you know who to contact!

James Keiller

Senior Account Executive

James started at Hope&Glory in April 2015 after placements at Citizen Relations and FleishmanHillard and a period in the postgraduate wilderness working in local government. The skills he picked up managing events while he was at university in Leeds have come in very handy while conducting sham weddings (as an unordained vicar) for Sony, doing his best Blofeld impression for O2 “Cat Casting”, and going full Putin clipboard in hand at the Airbnb Floating House. Currently loving working on The Royal Mint, Barclays Retail, Honda, Isle of Man, and Odigeo accounts he’s looking forward to the coming months in which he’ll no doubt get up to more madness across the agency.

Catherine Tomlinson

Senior Account Executive

Catherine has been working in PR since June 2014, when she returned from Melbourne after graduating from Cardiff University in 2013. Settling in with Hope&Glory in October 2014, Catherine now works on a range of clients including IKEA, 02 Business, Airbnb. In the past year, Catherine has gained a great insight into the world of PR: getting stuck in to campaigns, sell-ins and building strong media relationships. She has assisted with floating a house down the Thames for Airbnb, being part of the first ever Breakfast in Bed Café for IKEA and the UK’s first digital clothes rail for O2 Business.

Alicia Bult

Account Executive

Alicia joined the land of Hope&Glory in October 2015 after graduating from Bournemouth University (having studied Public Relations) a few months prior. As part of her degree, Alicia undertook a year’s placement in food PR and her love for communications (and cheese) has continued to grow ever since. During her time here, Alicia has worked on a range of accounts, most notably HTC, Virgin Active, Meantime Brewing and Get Living London – all of which keep her happy, healthy and fulfil her love of beer. Her highlights so far have been flying a Santa drone around East Village and assisting with the launch of Virgin Active’s brand new dance class “Pulse”, for which she helped to secure key coverage and assisted with the super-successful launch event. She’s looking forward to seeing what madness the coming months have in store.

Lydia Stewart

Account Executive

Lydia joined the Hope&Glory team in January 2017 after previously working at W Communications, where she worked across a range of brands including Camden Town Brewery, Lynx, Ryvita and Dorset Cereals. Now at Hope & Glory, she’s working across numerous lovely food & travel accounts including Isle of Man Tourism, MEATliquor, Odigeo, London Coffee Festival and Beefeater Gin. Lydia’s enjoyed getting stuck into life at H&G, recently featuring in a photoshoot with Victoria Pendleton for Barclays where she participated in a spin class – her first exercise class in a very long time!

Hettie Hill

Account Executive

Hettie joined Hope&Glory in September 2015 as an intern, having just graduated from Cambridge. This is her first experience of PR, and she has loved getting properly stuck in from day one – including helping run an event for 45,000 at the O2 in her first week as part of the Wear the Rose campaign. In the short time since arriving, she has been working with O2, Airbnb, Barclays LifeSkills, HTC and Neat Nutrition and enjoys the huge variety of tasks these accounts bring with them. Normally singing along to an awful song on the radio or making cups of tea, Hettie is throwing herself into the fun and fast-paced world that is Hope&Glory.

Dani Hayhurst

Account Executive

Daniela joined Hope&Glory in August 2015 after graduating Bournemouth University with a degree in PR. She always knew consumer PR was her calling after growing up with many PRs in her family and started to pursue her career by completing a number of internships including a placement year at Apple. During her short time here Dani has worked on a number of clients including Sony, IKEA, BEAR nibbles and Turner Broadcast. Since joining the team she has got stuck in to many projects, from being our very own Bond girl at Sony’s filming masterclass with Danny Kleinmann, to helping launch new collections from IKEA including announcing the new play range with a press event in a ball pit. Outside of work, Dani loves to spend time outdoors – especially back home in Finland and is a huge music fan going to as many concerts as possible.

Jake Shuter-Ross

Account Executive

Jake joined Hope&Glory in March, after quickly realising that the number-crunching world of social media analysis wasn’t for him. A Cambridge grad in 2014, he spent a year road-tripping across the USA. This is his first PR gig, but so far, all seems to be going well. Working across a variety of clients including Universal, American Express, Odigeo and Virgin Trains, he is loving the fast and creative vibe at the agency. He’s always happy to crank out a feature or two, lend a hand at events and pose for photoshoots, but can often be found eating all the cereal available for free and gratis at breakfast or nodding his head to disco classics.

Joanna Partridge

Account Executive

Joanna joined the Hope&Glory team in November 2015 after a two-month stint travelling around Indonesia and Malaysia. Just a few months prior, she graduated from the University of St. Andrews where she read Social Anthropology. A team player, Joanna is always willing to muck in and help out – even managing to secure coverage in the Independent in her first ever sell in. Ever a bargain hunter, Joanna runs her own vintage clothing business, which sees her running to the post office in her lunch hour. If she isn’t at her desk, she is probably to be found rifling through the Sony Digital Imagery cupboard as part of the press office team.

Charlie Goldsmith

Account Executive

Charlie joined Hope&Glory in February 2016 after stints in at Taylor Herring, W Communications and freuds which helped him realise the incredible rewards a career in PR can offer. He graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Accounting but decided that it was not a career path that suited his adventurous personality so spent some time starting a business on the Cornish coast. Since joining the agency Charlie has worked on some “dream” accounts (in his words) including adidas, 02, Sony and Hoolio. He also, as has become a tradition in these parts, took part in Virgin Trains East Coast photoshoot aboard their “love carriage” within his first few days.

Rebecca Taylor

Account Assistant

Rebecca joined the Hope&Glory team in May 2016 after a year working and travelling around Asia and Australia. During her travels, Rebecca undertook a variety of roles from being a full time nanny in the Aussie suburbs, to waitressing on Bondi beach and working in sales. On returning to the UK she decided it was time to leave her rather lovely, but also rather quiet hometown in Cornwall and head to the bright lights of London seeking a job in PR. Since joining Hope&Glory Rebecca has not stopped, but as someone who is always keen to get stuck in, she is enjoying every minute of the fast paced nature of her accounts. From Accor to IMG, The Royal Mint to Barclays, no day is ever the same. Rebecca loves to paint, participate in anything sport-related,  and is also very obsessed with anything peanut butter related …

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Jo is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which she started with James at the end of 2011. Previously, she worked with James at Seventy Seven PR, where she was also a managing partner. Jo has worked in PR for over twenty years with a long stint at QBO (which became part of Bell Pottinger). In recent months, Jo’s favourite pieces of work include IKEA’s Bed and Breakfast pop up café which was a unique way to promote the home furnishing retailer’s extensive range of beds. She also enjoyed cleaning up media-wise for Airbnb and it’s floating house which heralded the changing London legislation around house-letting. Jo gets a kick out of making sure our clients are happy and ensuring the team are delivering their very best work. She’s generally the voice of reason in the office and is good at keeping everyone calm under pressure. She attributes this skill to having two very boisterous sons at home.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Managing Partner

James is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which he started with Jo at the end of 2011. Before the agency started, he was managing partner at Seventy Seven PR (now a part of Fishburn), which he started in 2004. He and Jo started Hope&Glory in November 2011 and have so far managed to build a respectably accomplished team that work on some fantastic clients. In recent months, his favourite pieces of work include Meantime Brewing’s “Hops in a Box” – a campaign devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory that incorporates point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social media. He has also recently helped pushed IKEA into the news with the launch of the brand’s HUSET Dolls’ House (page 3 of the Metro amongst the haul) and LOVBACKEN Table (which cleaned up across the media by dint of being a “reinterpretation” of the first ever piece of IKEA flatpack – or so we said at the time).

Adrian Chitty

Partner

Adrian is a partner at Hope&Glory and a consumer brand publicist with some fifteen years’ experience. He joined from Good Relations, where he worked for eight years on brands including Kelloggs and TalkTalk. Adrian’s favourite pieces of work at Hope&Glory have included managing the European launch of the latest generation of Honda’s humanoid robot – the all-new ASIMO and leading the campaign to promote the 2014 Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineers Fair. The latter has been shortlisted for two PR Week and two PRCA awards. The work involved developing a series of eye-catching experiments, including building the world’s first sprout-powered Christmas tree and growing celebrity portraits out of their own bacteria. Adrian is a font of random knowledge in the office and can be often found handing out his now legendary mix of sweets and confectionary. Outside work he loves history, cycling and art, but not necessarily in that order.

Gavin Lewis

Partner and Creative Director

Gav joined our merry band in June 2012 with a well-established track-record in working at some of the industry’s best-recognised agencies when they were nothing but start-ups. He was employee number one at Frank PR and then went on to join Resonate PR as its first hire. He joined us from Mischief PR. Some of Gavin’s career highlights include award-winners for Talk Talk (their “put-pocket” campaign), Lynx (the world’s biggest shower), 118 118 (for the Safe Text campaign) and The Beautiful Game campaign on behalf of the New Football Pools, which scooped a Cannes Lion. He’s something of a past-master at campaign creation and media exploitation so at H&G Gavin gets involved in most our campaigns. Especially the silly ones.

Seb Dilleyston

Director

Seb is a Director at Hope&Glory, having first joined us in 2012. He had a six month spell at retail specialists Portas as Head of Comms before returning as a Director. He’s worked on a heap of campaigns – from the award-winning O2 UpCycle project to creating news around the Barclays Digital Eagles to planning the Airbnb Floating Home. He joined us from Mischief where he spent over four years on brands including Lynx and Budweiser. Before that he was at Freuds. At Hope&Glory he heads up the Barclays account and is part of the senior team looking after the strategy, creative planning and implementation across O2. His favourite piece of work at H&G towers has been “launching” new designs based on recycled phones – O2′s “Walkie Talkies”, “Talk to the Hand” gloves and “Bags that Talk”. He is a proud father, a mad football fan and cites music as his other passion – playing electric violin in a band.

Anna Terrell

Director

Anna is a Director at Hope&Glory. A consumer, entertainment and lifestyle PR professional with over 12 years experience, she has worked world-renowned brands in the entertainment and lifestyle space including Nintendo, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, Virgin Media, lastminute.com, Kenco, Flora pro.activ, npower, B&Q and William Hill. One of her favourite campaigns is the Kenco Coffee versus Gangs launch. Anna is passionate about uniquely brilliant creative ideas, born out of genuine consumer and market insights that are executed flawlessly. The best campaigns are always developed in collaboration with clients and the wider marketing mix, so for her developing and maintaining strong client relationships is critical. Anna is often the logical problem solver in the office, which she says is down to having an engineering degree and a North West upbring.

Pieter Graham

Director

Coming from a background in big brand sports and lifestyle activations, Pieter joined Hope&Glory’s growing band in May 2013, following a brief sojourn with the other love of his life – travelling the globe. Before donning his backpack, Pieter headed up sport and fashion lifestyle at Threepipe, as well as working for the likes of Exposure, Four Communications and Golin on brands including Umbro, Nike, K-Swiss, Accenture, Lloyds TSB and Glaceau VitaminWater. In recent months his favourite pieces of work have included the launch of O2’s Oculus Rift “Wear the Rose” experience, with a piece of immersive theatre with the England Rugby team inside Twickenham. He also recently worked on HTC’s launch of the HTC One (M8) smartphone, building HTC’s brand platform in design and Virgin Active’s incredibly successful Active Aces programme. Never one to shy away from getting his face – or hands – in the media coverage, Pieter has a developing Instagram problem and too many pairs of trainers to fit in his house.

Charlie Spencer

Associate Director

Charlie joined us in January 2014 with a pedigree in top-class consumer brand campaigns for big-name global clients including Nike, adidas, Durex, American Express, Sony Ericsson, SKY, P&G, Southern Comfort and Nestle, to name but a few. She has had stints at top agencies including H+K Strategies, Freud Communications, Four Communications and Cake in her career to date. She currently heads up Barclaycard, The Royal Mint, Regatta and truTV accounts. In the last few months she has been launching a series of “firsts” for her clients – the world’s first Contactless donkey for Barclaycard, the world’s first human art gallery for truTV and The Royal Mint’s first bullion trading platform – which resulted in hat-trick of front pages.  Charlie is a little bit of a chatter box, her colleagues would definitely say you know when she is about. She has a fondness for black hats, red wine and cats – though rarely together.

Valerie Holloway

Associate Director

Valerie works on clients such as IKEA, The Royal Mint, Virgin Trains & Heathrow. Before she joined us in 2012, she spent the previous ten years working on consumer electronics, lifestyle, design and food and drink brands, where she developed corporate and consumer campaigns for the likes of Canon Europe, Braun, PepsiCo, Starbucks, BT, TalkTalk and Airbus. In recent months, she has helped IKEA to launch their first ever pop-up Breakfast in Bed café in Shoreditch, a sell-out event that continues to be a talking point. She worked with The Royal Mint to make history (once again) by announcing the fifth coin portrait of the Queen to the world, cementing the 1,000 year-old organisation’s role as front and centre of events of national and cultural significance. She also helped unveil two Virgin Christmas Trains as part of a campaign to get the brand talked about over the festive period. She is known for her Carrie Bradshaw size obsession with shoes and handbags.

Laura Sibley

Associate Director

Before Laura joined Hope&Glory in summer 2014, she worked in-house at Sony as a PR Manager for Sony Consumer Electronics. Prior to that she worked at renowned creative PR agency Borkowski and leading lifestyle agency Kazoo where she managed everything from the glitz and red carpet glamour of the BT Digital Music Awards to launching a multitude of computer games including SEGA’s World Snooker Championships working with the legendary Steve Davis. At H&G, there is nothing she loves more than ensuring a solid press office for clients. More recently, favourite creative campaigns of hers have included working with scientists to conclude that ‘3D actually makes your brain sharper’ for RealD and introducing Sony’s lifelike 4K TV’s to lemurs (monkeys essentially) at a local zoo as part of their rehabilitation to the wild programme. Laura has a love for the north (being northern, or from the midlands some might say), 80’s TV and an appreciation of Coronation Street.

Katy Ball

Associate Director

Katy joined Hope&Glory following a six year stint at Fever, where she worked with brands like EE, Canon, Deezer, Amazon, and Warner Bros. Katy has experience working with brands on both a global and UK level – from running pan-European campaigns at London and Milan Fashion Weeks for Canon, to helping Amazon’s UK press team secure hundreds of pieces of gift guide coverage during their busiest time of the year. Most recently, Katy has worked with streaming service NOW TV where she encouraged a team of fluffy spring lambs to take part in the world’s first game of ‘Lamb Football’ to launch their sports pass at Easter, and got Made in Chelsea prankster Jamie Laing to decorate co-star Binky’s house for Christmas to promote their movie offering. When she’s not at the Hope&Glory offices, Katy can be found planning her next travel adventures, on the netball court or eating her way around London.

Don Ferguson

Associate Director

Don joined the team in October 2012 having previously he spent four years working across a number of consumer lifestyle brands at boutique specialist agencies looking after travel brands, national sports channels, entertainment accounts, restaurants, bars, pub groups and luxury hotels. Since starting at H&G, some of his favourite pieces of work include the summer unveiling of “The Ultimate Deck Chair” for Holiday Autos, Meantime Brewing’s multi-award “Hops in a Box” campaign, the launching of HUSET Dolls’ House furniture for IKEA … as well as spending a happy few days working as personal publicist for the iconic ginger-quiffed American talk show host Conan O’Brien – for the launch of truTV. Scottish, ginger and bearing more than a passing resemblance to a character from Game of Thrones, Don is generally considered a nice bloke… if a little beardy.

Ellen Durrant

Associate Director

Ellen is our resident lifestyle media queen. Her past stints include time at Highlight PR and Threepipe working on brands as diverse as Carling and Miffy before she headed to House to play a leading role on the beauty and entertainment teams. At House she was part of the team that made the global announcement of Kate Moss for St.Tropez self-tan, was red carpet-side at the BAFTA’s with Charles Worthington and lead a talent-driven campaign for the Sanctuary Spa and Darcey Bussell. On the entertainment side she launched the Discovery Channel’s “Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild”, set up a quarantine zone on Oxford Street for the Warner Bros. release of Contagion and launched the SWARM at Thorpe Park. At Hope&Glory meanwhile, she has done a pretty broad range of work, including a pastiche of David Beckham’s underwear spot for Virgin Active with some clench-counting pants, the creation of HTC’s street paved with gold and making ValenVines with a couple of celebrity Cupids.

Amy Jones

Senior Account Director

Amy has been with Hope & Glory since 2016, having joined from Premier PR. She spent her formative years injecting creativity into the world of consumer healthcare, before moving on to work for five years with some of the world’s most famous attractions. Highlights include hosting the world’s first “audio aquarium” for visually impaired children at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, kicking off Up at the O2’s first Christmas season with a choir on the icy roof and training PR’s globally how best to promote and photograph wax figures. Since then she has put in place the first global PR strategy for Eurovision Song Contest events and co-ordinated global campaigns for Durex. At Hope & Glory her accounts include Deliveroo, Sony, Merlin and Barclays.

Mike Levaggi

Senior Account Director

Mike joined the team in October 2013 and quickly settled in, picking up the reins on the eternally busy HTC account bagging 11 (unpaid for) magazine front covers for the launch of the new HTC One (M8), a launch which received 300% more coverage than their previous flagship phone launch. He also helped win and deliver campaigns for Disney’s global mobile, television and interactive arms, where an immersive theatre experience in New York helped deliver phenomenal global coverage for the new Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes game. Mike joined Hope&Glory from 77PR where he worked across brands that also included SPAR Wines, Mind Candy’s Moshi Monsters, Where’s Wally, Sugar Puffs, The Honey Monster and Dormen Food Company. He has worked at Freud and Fever PR.

Nicola Burton

Account Director

Nicola joined Hope&Glory in August 2012 after cutting her PR teeth on Merlin attractions, such as LEGOLAND Windsor and Madame Tussauds. Before that she worked in the television industry on an array of factual entertainment programmes, such as The Young Apprentice. This year, Nicola has worked on a plethora of creative campaigns and particularly enjoyed working with O2 to cast “The Nations Happiest Cat” – with a queue of cats bagging the much sought after Guardian Eyewitness spot. She has also worked with Virgin Trains to solve bearded men’s plight of the drag caused when swimming by introducing the “Beard Cap” – and spent a particularly chilly morning on The Thames, photographing “that floating house” for Airbnb – to name just a few. Nicola boasts a levelled and pragmatic approach to most things in life, other than her love of anything deemed uncool – which includes The Lord of the Rings and musical theatre.

Sasha Mattus

Account Director

Sasha joined us following a year of freelancing which included working at H+K, Mischief, Pitch PR and Disney. Before that, Sasha was at Publicasity for five years, working on brands such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, Jack Daniels, Lindt Chocolate and Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Kit Range. In recent months, Sasha has managed the prestigious unveiling of a new effigy of Her Majesty The Queen at the National Portrait Gallery for The Royal Mint, only the fifth in her 63-year long reign – a project that she describes as a highlight of her career. She has also struck an unlikely “fromance” with none other than Louis Walsh, which sees them texting regularly and eating at the finest restaurants when he’s in London thanks to her recruiting him to help promote activities for both O2 and Sony this year. Sasha has a huge laugh, a fetish for high heeled shoes and an obsession with anything Kardashian- or Jenner-related.

Nicola Marvin

Account Director

Nicola has been with Hope&Glory since 2015, first as a freelancer but she just couldn’t keep away and has been a permanent member of the team since 2016. Nicola started her career in PR seven years ago on the graduate scheme at Mischief, later moving on to Fever, she then ventured into the world of freelance where she worked at a number of agencies including Citizen, Freuds and Brands2Life, along with running Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2015. Her experience is pretty wide spread after working on the likes of Krispy Kreme, Betfair, QVC, Ella’s Kitchen, Bacardi, McCain, HTC Global, Warner Brothers Studio tour and Diageo, to name but a few. One of her career highlights includes managing one of the highest profile launches of 2013 – the PlayStation4. Here at Hope&Glory, her accounts include O2, Sony, IKEA, Get Living London, Universal Pictures and B&Q where she managed the unveiling of their new full time ‘plant whispers’, to help nurture plants and flowers whilst in their care. Other stand out moments including meeting England rugby stars for her work on the #WearTheRose campaign for O2’s sponsorship of the England Rugby World Cup.  Nicola is a self-confessed crisp addict who dreams of one day opening her own crisp shop. Watch this space …

Anne Ryan

Account Director

Anne joined Hope and Glory in April 2016 with over eight years’ experience gained in consumer PR agencies including Cake, JCPR and TVC, as well as an in-house stint as PR Manager at Save the Children, an experience which she feels has broadened her understanding of the industry and strengthened her client services skills. Anne’s experience spans PR, social media and influencer engagement and she never tires of the buzz of seeing coverage land after all the hard work and planning. During her career to date she has worked in a wide variety of sectors including tech (Motorola, Microsoft), food and drink (Jamie Oliver, Young’s Seafood, PG tips), retail (Covent Garden London, TK Maxx), travel (Royal Caribbean, Visit London) and culture and entertainment (Arts Council, V Festival, London Games Festival). Anne is working on clients including Virgin Trains, American Express and O2.

Lisa Fox

Account Director

Lisa has had six years working in consumer and entertainment PR, having previously worked at Cake, Fever and Frank PR. She has had experience working on brands such as Warner Bros, Universal, Disney, Amazon, Sky, Alton Towers, Kit Kat, Premier Inn and her personal favourite – One Direction. Her most successful campaigns have been launching “The Smiler” – the world’s biggest roller coaster with its fourteen 14 loops – for Alton Towers which resulted in a wide-spread of broadcast, national and consumer coverage. Lisa also recently launched three of One Direction’s fragrances which consisted of a media event at the top of the Gherkin for beauty and showbiz journalists, producing content with the band for each fragrance and developing PR and social media plans. Lisa now works on Sony, Virgin Active, O2 and Meantime at Hope&Glory. She got stuck in in her first week flying to Berlin for IFA to launch the newest Sony products to a bunch of consumer tech media which resulted in widespread coverage for the account.

Sophie Hickman

Account Director

Before joining Hope&Glory, Sophie worked in house running campaigns, event partnerships and artist relations programmes for a wonderful variety of global beauty brands such as St.Tropez, Charles Worthington, Fudge and Sanctuary Spa. In her short time at Hope&Glory, Sophie has generated headlines for clients including Airbnb, Virgin Active and adidas working across their Christmas campaigns. With her extensive knowledge of the A – Z List she is fast becoming the agency’s resident showbiz queen, and in just a matter of weeks has gotten HTC handsets into some very famous hands including Strictly favourite, Jay McGuiness and boxing legend, David Haye.

Lindsay Clelland

Account Director

Lindsay joined Hope&Glory in December 2013 from a stint at Golin where she was a media specialist and worked on a range of technology and consumer brands including EE, Virgin Media and lastminute.com. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include making truTV famous in the UK through a combination of hard TV listings graft and Amy Willerton’s side boob, getting donkeys to go contactless with Barclaycard and being part of the team that created the world’s most high-tech ice cream van with O2, which was probably the first time an ice cream fleet manager has been on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”.

Natalie Davies

Account Director

Natalie worked at Mischief PR for over two years on the agency’s biggest consumer brands, including launching the Lynx Space Academy and celebrating the Dulux Colour Awards. She also spent some time at Portas managing large-scale fashion activations for Westfield and amplifying the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week sponsorship with the British Fashion Council. In her two years at Hope&Glory, Natalie has manned the IKEA press office and helped to launch some exciting consumer campaigns including larger-than-life TV channel truTV (with a suitably larger-than-life party), creating a HTC influencer programme and sailing the Airbnb Floating House down the Thames.

Lucy Ebbasi

Senior Account Manager

Before joining Hope&Glory Lucy was the Senior Press Officer at leading weight loss brand, Weight Watchers, and started her career at global PR agency, Burson-Marsteller, working across the Corporate and Consumer teams. At Hope&Glory Lucy works across several of the agency’s accounts, including Barclays, Virgin Active, EngineeringUK and Honda. She was part of the team that created the world’s first Christmas tree powered by a Brussels Sprout battery, a Christmas-related science story to promote the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair and has played a large role in managing Barclays recent campaigns including helping the world’s oldest Instagrammer share his life history on the net , promoting the banks use of age suits, which help their staff empathise with elderly customers and assisting Ian Cable, an east London cabbie, to become the world’s first black taxi driver to accept payment by mobile through the Pingit app.

Sarah Pinch

Senior Account Manager

Following five years’ experience in some of Melbourne’s leading consumer PR agencies, Sarah joined Hope&Glory in August 2015 bright eyed and ready to take on the big smoke. She has a keen interest in the world of social media, and within the agency leads on the strategy, content and community management for FIJI Water UK as well as women’s protein and supplements range STRIPPD. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include The Dining Club by IKEA where she helped us create the world’s first DIY restaurant, launching London’s newest and sexiest sky scraper hotel in Canary Wharf for Novotel, debuting FIJI Water’s new bottle design at London Fashion Week, and working with leading health and beauty experts to launch the GLOW beauty capsules for STRIPPD. Sarah is passionate about all things food and culture, and once wrote a blog dedicated to her quest to find the best spaghetti bolognese in Melbourne, aptly named Spaghetti Blogenese.

James Bunting

Senior Account Manager

James joined Hope&Glory at the very end of September 2014 and quickly established himself across the agency’s accounts. Joining us from Kaper where he learned the art of PR working on brands that included Unilever brand, Maille (for whom he launched a sell-out pop-up restaurant concept in Spitalfields Market) and MasterCard (working on their Brits and Priceless Gigs campaigns). James now works on accounts including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Meantime Brewing and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. His favourite piece of work since joining the Hope & Glory fold was re-launching the famous Flying Scotsman for Virgin Trains East Coast with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, securing over 10 pieces of national print coverage.

Jen Murdoch

Senior Account Manager

Jen joined us back in February 2014 after two years at Frank PR, where she worked on projects such as GYMBOX’s A-Grow-Bics class (a gym class to make you grow taller) and Hotels.com amongst many others. Jen has had a no-less-colourful working life since joining Hope&Glory, counting among her achievements helping Barclaycard turn a troupe of Blackpool’s famous donkeys contactless and working with rugby legends Gareth Thomas and Lewis Moody to list their homes on Airbnb for the Rugby World Cup. Her tenacity and creativity when pitching has led to some stonking pieces of coverage, delivering great results for her clients.

Dominique Daly

Senior Account Manager

Dom came on board in January 2013 having previous completed several short-term internships. With her roots now firmly settled at Hope&Glory, recent months have seen her get stuck into the award-winning Meantime Brewing “Hops in a Box” campaign, devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory incorporating point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social channels. She has also recently worked on IKEA’s first ever Christmas in July event, finding a unique way to integrate the company’s current range into a Christmas wonderland. Dom can generally be found hot-desking around the office as she finds new and innovative ways to cause computer issues, but manages to do this with a general good humour which has, to date, kept her in the good graces of the IT team … and those whose computers she “borrows”.

Lucy Kerr

Senior Account Manager

Lucy joined Hope&Glory in March 2014 and now works on HTC, Barclays Retail, Disney, Autographer and The Royal Mint. Having started off her career in lifestyle PR with a focus on consumer brands and FMCG, Lucy joined as we were preparing to launch HTC’s flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone. Since becoming a member of the Hope&Glory team, Lucy’s remit has extended to coordinating global press trips to New York, Pingit-payment London taxis, spotting mythical creatures in English lakes and one year olds’ birthday parties, amongst the many varied projects she has been involved in. One personal highlight was starring in PR shots for the HTC One Mini 2, which featured in the Guardian and the Metro.

Jessie Godwyn

Account Manager

Jessie is a new starter at Hope&Glory and works across Barclays Lifeskills, Turner, Accor, Airbnb, and Virgin Trains. Having started off her career in entertainment PR, working with the likes of Universal, Fox, Discovery Channel and Freeview, Jessie transitioned into more lifestyle-focused work, with clients including BT, Kia Motors, Cotswold Outdoor and LateRooms.com. Jessie joined us in the midst of truTV’s launch of the new Powerpuff Girls series, kicking of her Hope&Glory career with an early morning photoshoot with none other than UK popstar Charli XCX. Jessie loves all things media and cites her biggest achievement to date as shepherding ten top tier media around South Korea!

Nina Sanderson

Account Manager

Nina works across consumer lifestyle brands including adidas, Virgin Active, FIJI Water, Isle of Man and Neat Nutrition. She is a Northern lass, hailing from the beautiful Northumbrian coast, and a graduate of Leeds University. After her degree, Nina worked in-house for a travel organisation in Newcastle, learning the PR ropes, before setting off on a five month adventure around South America. She joined Hope&Glory in November 2013 and since then has enjoyed getting stuck into campaigns such as launching Virgin Active’s new Barre class, capturing beautiful stone balancing photography on the Isle of Man, encouraging women to “Let Go” with Sanctuary Spa and bringing RuPaul’s Drag Race to the UK on truTV – landing a Guardian front page in the process. The way to her heart is via Taylor Swift, a colour-coded Excel spreadsheet and some Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut.

Lauren Beeslee

Account Manager

Lauren joined us in May 2016 and works across a portfolio including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Accor Hotels and Amex. After a short time in entertainment PR, cohn&wolfe gave Lauren the opportunity to work with big FMCG clients including Colgate-Palmolive, Ferrero and Scottish Widows. She then took on the Asda press office at freuds where she sharpened her media skills and made some awesome contacts before joining Hope&Glory. Since starting, she has sailed on a Swedish Husbåt on the river Thames for the launch of the new IKEA Reading store, helped bring media down to a great British picnic with Mercure Hotels and launched the new content platform, BEAM, on Virgin Trains. Her favourite PR activities involve events, weird and wonderful photographer and a great story to sell in! In her free time, Lauren co-writes a fashion and lifestyle blog so will most likely be found at events and launches, or drinking tea and blogging.

Alex Royce

Account Manager

Alex has worked in Sport’s PR and Sponsorship for the last three years, working with clients including British Gas, RFU, Betway and Jaguar LandRover across a number of sports including Rugby, Darts, Swimming and Boxing. He joined Hope&Glory in April 2015 at a time when our work was ramping up around the Rugby World Cup and has worked on O2’s Rugby World Cup campaign (his dream role). Since then, Alex has worked on clients including Virgin Active, Sony, adidas and The Royal Mint.

Dave Stitson

Account Manager

Dave originally joined the land of Hope & Glory in September 2013 as employee number ten (ish), working across Barclays, Sony, O2 and Odigeo among others. After a stint at Taylor Herring, manning projects for Thorpe Park, Channel 5, Kwik Fit, Kellogg’s and Diageo, he made a (triumphant, in his own words) return in October. Bringing his own brand of “Dave-ness” to the team, we get an abundance of celeb gossip, creative outbursts and unpredictable funny moments at any given time of day. Favourite pieces of work include employing Judy Murray as PIMMS chief foliage officer – maintaining mint standards throughout the summer – launching Rylan Clarke’s new chat show and curating Barclays Mortgages first ever Home Improvement Report with Phil Spencer.

Phoebe Mellor

Account Manager

Phoebe joined Hope&Glory in April 2015 having worked at Golin as a media specialist on various consumer brands including Cadbury, Smirnoff and nPower. Since joining our merry band, Phoebe spent her first couple of months enjoying marking a Royal birth with The Royal Mint, launching Sony’s brand-spanking new Multi-Room technology with Bompas & Parr and conducting 3D film experiments with RealD. Phoebe also had the tough task of becoming a cat fan for the O2 “Happy Cats” campaign. She had nothing if not an eclectic introduction to the agency.

Joccoaa Hand

Account Manager

Joccoaa joined the land of Hope & Glory in April 2015 after a two year stint at freuds, working on the food and BWS side of the Asda account. Here, she learnt the art of PR, how to run a press office and enjoyed working across their big events such as Taste of London and Christmas in July. Since she joined, Joccoaa has worked across a number of accounts including B&Q, O2, Symington’s and Virgin Trains partnerships. Her favourite moments so far include featuring in the Metro with B&Q’s election gnomes, spreading the word about Britain’s happiest cat for O2 and creating beard swimming caps for Virgin Trains. Her name means the witty one in Latin and she enjoys trying to live up to this name in the office as well as persuading everyone to listen to Ed Sheeran.

Esme Burden

Senior Account Executive

Esme joined us in June 2016 after spending three years looking after the in-house PR for Premier Holidays, where she built up her knowledge of the travel industry and sharpened her PR skills. Since joining us she has enjoyed putting her travel knowledge to good use across a range of exciting accounts, including the Isle of Man, Odigeo, Holiday Autos and Accor Hotels. Her favourite favourite moment to date has been wildlife-spotting with Ray Mears on the Isle of Man! Outside the office, Esme can usually be found sampling London’s best coffee shops or indulging her sweet tooth at Borough Market. A country girl at heart, she loves exploring London’s green spaces and regularly pops back home to Cambridge for lazy weekends when time allows.

Georgina Wolfson

Senior Account Executive

Georgina joined Hope&Glory in November 2015 after previously working at consumer technology specialist Ranieri Communications. During her time there she worked on a variety of brands including Moonpig, Harman Kardon, AKG and JBL among others. Now fully immersed in the land of Hope&Glory, the team often hear Georgie muttering about the latest goings on at The Emirates, with her eternal quest to turn the whole of the team into Gooners … it’s proving to be quite the challenge. Outside the footie, she enjoys running – with the latest gadgets to match – is a big foodie and secretly a big softie who can often be seen spreading smiles across Hope&Glory Towers.

Amelia Greenwood

Senior Account Executive

Amelia gained her first insights into PR whilst studying at the University of Exeter through summer internship roles – including working at Brands2life. After graduating, Amelia spent several months travelling around Asia before arriving at Hope and Glory in July 2014. During here short time here she has been involved with numerous accounts, most notably HTC, TruTV, Blurb, The Royal Mint and Holiday Autos. Her highlight so far has been assisting with the launch of TruTV’s UK channel, for which she helped secure key coverage and assisted with the fantastically successful launch party, both in the run up to the event and on the night.

Thom Rice

Senior Account Executive

Thom has quickly become something of a legend in the land of Hope&Glory. He’s the man who takes care of all of Sony’s product rotation and generally makes sure that the huge account – across press office and campaigns – runs smoothly. He also helps out all our account teams with product despatch and recall and has a formidable aptitude with an Excel database. Thom has previously worked at Borkowski PR where he committed himself to the world of Sony and to Pioneer’s audio range. A massive music fan, he’s the font of all knowledge when it comes to tunes for the rest of the agency team.

Sheeraz Gulsher

Senior Account Executive

Sheeraz joined the Hope&Glory team in the summer of 2016 and works across a portfolio that includes Airbnb, American Express, Meantime Brewery and Mr Black. After graduating from Loughborough University, he enjoyed a year long stint teaching English in China. In his first foray into the world of PR, he supported the launch of London’s first underground farm at Twelve Thirty Eight. He joins the team after a two year spell at Kallaway, where he worked on press office and events teams for an eclectic mix of brands including: LinkedIn, The Crown Estate, KONE, Tower Bridge Exhibition and Antenna International. He loves all things social media, is a keen traveller, enjoys boxing and plays hockey.

Fiona Findlay

Senior Account Executive

Fiona joined Hope & Glory in April 2016 following two years working in financial and corporate PR. Building on this foundation, she is putting her knowledge to good use with a range of clients to include Barclays Retail and Mortgages and O2 Business. She has so far loved being part of our busy team and looks forward to some exciting upcoming campaigns that she’s currently working on. Outside of the office she can usually be found sampling the bars and restaurants of Brixton village- if you want recommendations, you know who to contact!

James Keiller

Senior Account Executive

James started at Hope&Glory in April 2015 after placements at Citizen Relations and FleishmanHillard and a period in the postgraduate wilderness working in local government. The skills he picked up managing events while he was at university in Leeds have come in very handy while conducting sham weddings (as an unordained vicar) for Sony, doing his best Blofeld impression for O2 “Cat Casting”, and going full Putin clipboard in hand at the Airbnb Floating House. Currently loving working on The Royal Mint, Barclays Retail, Honda, Isle of Man, and Odigeo accounts he’s looking forward to the coming months in which he’ll no doubt get up to more madness across the agency.

Catherine Tomlinson

Senior Account Executive

Catherine has been working in PR since June 2014, when she returned from Melbourne after graduating from Cardiff University in 2013. Settling in with Hope&Glory in October 2014, Catherine now works on a range of clients including IKEA, 02 Business, Airbnb. In the past year, Catherine has gained a great insight into the world of PR: getting stuck in to campaigns, sell-ins and building strong media relationships. She has assisted with floating a house down the Thames for Airbnb, being part of the first ever Breakfast in Bed Café for IKEA and the UK’s first digital clothes rail for O2 Business.

Alicia Bult

Account Executive

Alicia joined the land of Hope&Glory in October 2015 after graduating from Bournemouth University (having studied Public Relations) a few months prior. As part of her degree, Alicia undertook a year’s placement in food PR and her love for communications (and cheese) has continued to grow ever since. During her time here, Alicia has worked on a range of accounts, most notably HTC, Virgin Active, Meantime Brewing and Get Living London – all of which keep her happy, healthy and fulfil her love of beer. Her highlights so far have been flying a Santa drone around East Village and assisting with the launch of Virgin Active’s brand new dance class “Pulse”, for which she helped to secure key coverage and assisted with the super-successful launch event. She’s looking forward to seeing what madness the coming months have in store.

Lydia Stewart

Account Executive

Lydia joined the Hope&Glory team in January 2017 after previously working at W Communications, where she worked across a range of brands including Camden Town Brewery, Lynx, Ryvita and Dorset Cereals. Now at Hope & Glory, she’s working across numerous lovely food & travel accounts including Isle of Man Tourism, MEATliquor, Odigeo, London Coffee Festival and Beefeater Gin. Lydia’s enjoyed getting stuck into life at H&G, recently featuring in a photoshoot with Victoria Pendleton for Barclays where she participated in a spin class – her first exercise class in a very long time!

Hettie Hill

Account Executive

Hettie joined Hope&Glory in September 2015 as an intern, having just graduated from Cambridge. This is her first experience of PR, and she has loved getting properly stuck in from day one – including helping run an event for 45,000 at the O2 in her first week as part of the Wear the Rose campaign. In the short time since arriving, she has been working with O2, Airbnb, Barclays LifeSkills, HTC and Neat Nutrition and enjoys the huge variety of tasks these accounts bring with them. Normally singing along to an awful song on the radio or making cups of tea, Hettie is throwing herself into the fun and fast-paced world that is Hope&Glory.

Dani Hayhurst

Account Executive

Daniela joined Hope&Glory in August 2015 after graduating Bournemouth University with a degree in PR. She always knew consumer PR was her calling after growing up with many PRs in her family and started to pursue her career by completing a number of internships including a placement year at Apple. During her short time here Dani has worked on a number of clients including Sony, IKEA, BEAR nibbles and Turner Broadcast. Since joining the team she has got stuck in to many projects, from being our very own Bond girl at Sony’s filming masterclass with Danny Kleinmann, to helping launch new collections from IKEA including announcing the new play range with a press event in a ball pit. Outside of work, Dani loves to spend time outdoors – especially back home in Finland and is a huge music fan going to as many concerts as possible.

Jake Shuter-Ross

Account Executive

Jake joined Hope&Glory in March, after quickly realising that the number-crunching world of social media analysis wasn’t for him. A Cambridge grad in 2014, he spent a year road-tripping across the USA. This is his first PR gig, but so far, all seems to be going well. Working across a variety of clients including Universal, American Express, Odigeo and Virgin Trains, he is loving the fast and creative vibe at the agency. He’s always happy to crank out a feature or two, lend a hand at events and pose for photoshoots, but can often be found eating all the cereal available for free and gratis at breakfast or nodding his head to disco classics.

Joanna Partridge

Account Executive

Joanna joined the Hope&Glory team in November 2015 after a two-month stint travelling around Indonesia and Malaysia. Just a few months prior, she graduated from the University of St. Andrews where she read Social Anthropology. A team player, Joanna is always willing to muck in and help out – even managing to secure coverage in the Independent in her first ever sell in. Ever a bargain hunter, Joanna runs her own vintage clothing business, which sees her running to the post office in her lunch hour. If she isn’t at her desk, she is probably to be found rifling through the Sony Digital Imagery cupboard as part of the press office team.

Charlie Goldsmith

Account Executive

Charlie joined Hope&Glory in February 2016 after stints in at Taylor Herring, W Communications and freuds which helped him realise the incredible rewards a career in PR can offer. He graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Accounting but decided that it was not a career path that suited his adventurous personality so spent some time starting a business on the Cornish coast. Since joining the agency Charlie has worked on some “dream” accounts (in his words) including adidas, 02, Sony and Hoolio. He also, as has become a tradition in these parts, took part in Virgin Trains East Coast photoshoot aboard their “love carriage” within his first few days.

Rebecca Taylor

Account Assistant

Rebecca joined the Hope&Glory team in May 2016 after a year working and travelling around Asia and Australia. During her travels, Rebecca undertook a variety of roles from being a full time nanny in the Aussie suburbs, to waitressing on Bondi beach and working in sales. On returning to the UK she decided it was time to leave her rather lovely, but also rather quiet hometown in Cornwall and head to the bright lights of London seeking a job in PR. Since joining Hope&Glory Rebecca has not stopped, but as someone who is always keen to get stuck in, she is enjoying every minute of the fast paced nature of her accounts. From Accor to IMG, The Royal Mint to Barclays, no day is ever the same. Rebecca loves to paint, participate in anything sport-related,  and is also very obsessed with anything peanut butter related …

Tori Halman

Account Assistant

Tori joined Hope&Glory in the summer of 2016, having graduated with a degree in English from Bristol University and a masters in journalism. After a stint at Women’s Health magazine, Tori decided that she was more suited to the world of PR and has worked on accounts including Airbnb, HTC and Accor. In her first month at the agency, Tori assisted with IKEA’s The Dining Club and was in “foodie-heaven”, learning to smoke her own salmon. When she’s not in the office, you can find Tori jogging along the Thames or trying the latest fitness-fad.

Lily Wiggins

Account Assistant

Lily is the youngest member of the Hope&Glory family and has worked in PR since February 2014 when a work placement at Havas PR gave her the passion and enthusiasm for working in the industry. Having joined us in November 2015, she has already been putting her organisation and communication skills to good use. She has organised company social events including the big annual birthday bash and is also assisting on a number of accounts, including Symington Family Estates. Lily makes sure the office is kept up to date with the latest events so that no one misses out and generally has her finger on the pulse of what’s hot and what’s not! Outside of work Lily can usually be found partying and dancing the night away!

Chloe Swarbrick

Account Assistant

Chloe joined the Hope&Glory team in January 2017 having graduated from UCL the previous summer with a degree in History. After completing an internship at PHA Media in September 2016, Chloe was keen to build a career in PR and saw Hope&Glory as the perfect company to do this with. Although she has only been with us for a short amount of time, Chloe has got stuck in with assisting the teams on six different accounts already and is learning the joys of coverage trackers and status updates. Outside of the office, Chloe can be found watching and playing sport or alternatively, exploring the London restaurant scene with friends.

Emma Smith

Senior Finance Manager

Emma officially joined the Hope&Glory family in February 2016 with the office move after helping support the daily finances over the past year. Previously, Emma worked in finance for three years at Lansons after graduating from university with a degree in Accounts and Finance. She has since gone on to finish her professional accountancy exams. She is responsible for all the day-to-day financial needs and making sure there are no hiccups along the way. However, it’s not just the numbers and spreadsheets that make her turn up to work each day, she loves the buzz and energy around the office and the unpredictability of what could be coming her way next.

Jo Carr

Managing Partner

Jo is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which she started with James at the end of 2011. Previously, she worked with James at Seventy Seven PR, where she was also a managing partner. Jo has worked in PR for over twenty years with a long stint at QBO (which became part of Bell Pottinger). In recent months, Jo’s favourite pieces of work include IKEA’s Bed and Breakfast pop up café which was a unique way to promote the home furnishing retailer’s extensive range of beds. She also enjoyed cleaning up media-wise for Airbnb and it’s floating house which heralded the changing London legislation around house-letting. Jo gets a kick out of making sure our clients are happy and ensuring the team are delivering their very best work. She’s generally the voice of reason in the office and is good at keeping everyone calm under pressure. She attributes this skill to having two very boisterous sons at home.

James Gordon-MacIntosh

Managing Partner

James is a co-founder and managing partner at Hope&Glory, which he started with Jo at the end of 2011. Before the agency started, he was managing partner at Seventy Seven PR (now a part of Fishburn), which he started in 2004. He and Jo started Hope&Glory in November 2011 and have so far managed to build a respectably accomplished team that work on some fantastic clients. In recent months, his favourite pieces of work include Meantime Brewing’s “Hops in a Box” – a campaign devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory that incorporates point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social media. He has also recently helped pushed IKEA into the news with the launch of the brand’s HUSET Dolls’ House (page 3 of the Metro amongst the haul) and LOVBACKEN Table (which cleaned up across the media by dint of being a “reinterpretation” of the first ever piece of IKEA flatpack – or so we said at the time).

Adrian Chitty

Partner

Adrian is a partner at Hope&Glory and a consumer brand publicist with some fifteen years’ experience. He joined from Good Relations, where he worked for eight years on brands including Kelloggs and TalkTalk. Adrian’s favourite pieces of work at Hope&Glory have included managing the European launch of the latest generation of Honda’s humanoid robot – the all-new ASIMO and leading the campaign to promote the 2014 Big Bang UK Scientists & Engineers Fair. The latter has been shortlisted for two PR Week and two PRCA awards. The work involved developing a series of eye-catching experiments, including building the world’s first sprout-powered Christmas tree and growing celebrity portraits out of their own bacteria. Adrian is a font of random knowledge in the office and can be often found handing out his now legendary mix of sweets and confectionary. Outside work he loves history, cycling and art, but not necessarily in that order.

Gavin Lewis

Partner and Creative Director

Gav joined our merry band in June 2012 with a well-established track-record in working at some of the industry’s best-recognised agencies when they were nothing but start-ups. He was employee number one at Frank PR and then went on to join Resonate PR as its first hire. He joined us from Mischief PR. Some of Gavin’s career highlights include award-winners for Talk Talk (their “put-pocket” campaign), Lynx (the world’s biggest shower), 118 118 (for the Safe Text campaign) and The Beautiful Game campaign on behalf of the New Football Pools, which scooped a Cannes Lion. He’s something of a past-master at campaign creation and media exploitation so at H&G Gavin gets involved in most our campaigns. Especially the silly ones.

Seb Dilleyston

Director

Seb is a Director at Hope&Glory, having first joined us in 2012. He had a six month spell at retail specialists Portas as Head of Comms before returning as a Director. He’s worked on a heap of campaigns – from the award-winning O2 UpCycle project to creating news around the Barclays Digital Eagles to planning the Airbnb Floating Home. He joined us from Mischief where he spent over four years on brands including Lynx and Budweiser. Before that he was at Freuds. At Hope&Glory he heads up the Barclays account and is part of the senior team looking after the strategy, creative planning and implementation across O2. His favourite piece of work at H&G towers has been “launching” new designs based on recycled phones – O2′s “Walkie Talkies”, “Talk to the Hand” gloves and “Bags that Talk”. He is a proud father, a mad football fan and cites music as his other passion – playing electric violin in a band.

Anna Terrell

Director

Anna is a Director at Hope&Glory. A consumer, entertainment and lifestyle PR professional with over 12 years experience, she has worked world-renowned brands in the entertainment and lifestyle space including Nintendo, BlackBerry, Nokia, Sony, Virgin Media, lastminute.com, Kenco, Flora pro.activ, npower, B&Q and William Hill. One of her favourite campaigns is the Kenco Coffee versus Gangs launch. Anna is passionate about uniquely brilliant creative ideas, born out of genuine consumer and market insights that are executed flawlessly. The best campaigns are always developed in collaboration with clients and the wider marketing mix, so for her developing and maintaining strong client relationships is critical. Anna is often the logical problem solver in the office, which she says is down to having an engineering degree and a North West upbring.

Pieter Graham

Director

Coming from a background in big brand sports and lifestyle activations, Pieter joined Hope&Glory’s growing band in May 2013, following a brief sojourn with the other love of his life – travelling the globe. Before donning his backpack, Pieter headed up sport and fashion lifestyle at Threepipe, as well as working for the likes of Exposure, Four Communications and Golin on brands including Umbro, Nike, K-Swiss, Accenture, Lloyds TSB and Glaceau VitaminWater. In recent months his favourite pieces of work have included the launch of O2’s Oculus Rift “Wear the Rose” experience, with a piece of immersive theatre with the England Rugby team inside Twickenham. He also recently worked on HTC’s launch of the HTC One (M8) smartphone, building HTC’s brand platform in design and Virgin Active’s incredibly successful Active Aces programme. Never one to shy away from getting his face – or hands – in the media coverage, Pieter has a developing Instagram problem and too many pairs of trainers to fit in his house.

Charlie Spencer

Associate Director

Charlie joined us in January 2014 with a pedigree in top-class consumer brand campaigns for big-name global clients including Nike, adidas, Durex, American Express, Sony Ericsson, SKY, P&G, Southern Comfort and Nestle, to name but a few. She has had stints at top agencies including H+K Strategies, Freud Communications, Four Communications and Cake in her career to date. She currently heads up Barclaycard, The Royal Mint, Regatta and truTV accounts. In the last few months she has been launching a series of “firsts” for her clients – the world’s first Contactless donkey for Barclaycard, the world’s first human art gallery for truTV and The Royal Mint’s first bullion trading platform – which resulted in hat-trick of front pages.  Charlie is a little bit of a chatter box, her colleagues would definitely say you know when she is about. She has a fondness for black hats, red wine and cats – though rarely together.

Valerie Holloway

Associate Director

Valerie works on clients such as IKEA, The Royal Mint, Virgin Trains & Heathrow. Before she joined us in 2012, she spent the previous ten years working on consumer electronics, lifestyle, design and food and drink brands, where she developed corporate and consumer campaigns for the likes of Canon Europe, Braun, PepsiCo, Starbucks, BT, TalkTalk and Airbus. In recent months, she has helped IKEA to launch their first ever pop-up Breakfast in Bed café in Shoreditch, a sell-out event that continues to be a talking point. She worked with The Royal Mint to make history (once again) by announcing the fifth coin portrait of the Queen to the world, cementing the 1,000 year-old organisation’s role as front and centre of events of national and cultural significance. She also helped unveil two Virgin Christmas Trains as part of a campaign to get the brand talked about over the festive period. She is known for her Carrie Bradshaw size obsession with shoes and handbags.

Laura Sibley

Associate Director

Before Laura joined Hope&Glory in summer 2014, she worked in-house at Sony as a PR Manager for Sony Consumer Electronics. Prior to that she worked at renowned creative PR agency Borkowski and leading lifestyle agency Kazoo where she managed everything from the glitz and red carpet glamour of the BT Digital Music Awards to launching a multitude of computer games including SEGA’s World Snooker Championships working with the legendary Steve Davis. At H&G, there is nothing she loves more than ensuring a solid press office for clients. More recently, favourite creative campaigns of hers have included working with scientists to conclude that ‘3D actually makes your brain sharper’ for RealD and introducing Sony’s lifelike 4K TV’s to lemurs (monkeys essentially) at a local zoo as part of their rehabilitation to the wild programme. Laura has a love for the north (being northern, or from the midlands some might say), 80’s TV and an appreciation of Coronation Street.

Katy Ball

Associate Director

Katy joined Hope&Glory following a six year stint at Fever, where she worked with brands like EE, Canon, Deezer, Amazon, and Warner Bros. Katy has experience working with brands on both a global and UK level – from running pan-European campaigns at London and Milan Fashion Weeks for Canon, to helping Amazon’s UK press team secure hundreds of pieces of gift guide coverage during their busiest time of the year. Most recently, Katy has worked with streaming service NOW TV where she encouraged a team of fluffy spring lambs to take part in the world’s first game of ‘Lamb Football’ to launch their sports pass at Easter, and got Made in Chelsea prankster Jamie Laing to decorate co-star Binky’s house for Christmas to promote their movie offering. When she’s not at the Hope&Glory offices, Katy can be found planning her next travel adventures, on the netball court or eating her way around London.

Don Ferguson

Associate Director

Don joined the team in October 2012 having previously he spent four years working across a number of consumer lifestyle brands at boutique specialist agencies looking after travel brands, national sports channels, entertainment accounts, restaurants, bars, pub groups and luxury hotels. Since starting at H&G, some of his favourite pieces of work include the summer unveiling of “The Ultimate Deck Chair” for Holiday Autos, Meantime Brewing’s multi-award “Hops in a Box” campaign, the launching of HUSET Dolls’ House furniture for IKEA … as well as spending a happy few days working as personal publicist for the iconic ginger-quiffed American talk show host Conan O’Brien – for the launch of truTV. Scottish, ginger and bearing more than a passing resemblance to a character from Game of Thrones, Don is generally considered a nice bloke… if a little beardy.

Ellen Durrant

Associate Director

Ellen is our resident lifestyle media queen. Her past stints include time at Highlight PR and Threepipe working on brands as diverse as Carling and Miffy before she headed to House to play a leading role on the beauty and entertainment teams. At House she was part of the team that made the global announcement of Kate Moss for St.Tropez self-tan, was red carpet-side at the BAFTA’s with Charles Worthington and lead a talent-driven campaign for the Sanctuary Spa and Darcey Bussell. On the entertainment side she launched the Discovery Channel’s “Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild”, set up a quarantine zone on Oxford Street for the Warner Bros. release of Contagion and launched the SWARM at Thorpe Park. At Hope&Glory meanwhile, she has done a pretty broad range of work, including a pastiche of David Beckham’s underwear spot for Virgin Active with some clench-counting pants, the creation of HTC’s street paved with gold and making ValenVines with a couple of celebrity Cupids.

Amy Jones

Senior Account Director

Amy has been with Hope & Glory since 2016, having joined from Premier PR. She spent her formative years injecting creativity into the world of consumer healthcare, before moving on to work for five years with some of the world’s most famous attractions. Highlights include hosting the world’s first “audio aquarium” for visually impaired children at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, kicking off Up at the O2’s first Christmas season with a choir on the icy roof and training PR’s globally how best to promote and photograph wax figures. Since then she has put in place the first global PR strategy for Eurovision Song Contest events and co-ordinated global campaigns for Durex. At Hope & Glory her accounts include Deliveroo, Sony, Merlin and Barclays.

Mike Levaggi

Senior Account Director

Mike joined the team in October 2013 and quickly settled in, picking up the reins on the eternally busy HTC account bagging 11 (unpaid for) magazine front covers for the launch of the new HTC One (M8), a launch which received 300% more coverage than their previous flagship phone launch. He also helped win and deliver campaigns for Disney’s global mobile, television and interactive arms, where an immersive theatre experience in New York helped deliver phenomenal global coverage for the new Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes game. Mike joined Hope&Glory from 77PR where he worked across brands that also included SPAR Wines, Mind Candy’s Moshi Monsters, Where’s Wally, Sugar Puffs, The Honey Monster and Dormen Food Company. He has worked at Freud and Fever PR.

Nicola Burton

Account Director

Nicola joined Hope&Glory in August 2012 after cutting her PR teeth on Merlin attractions, such as LEGOLAND Windsor and Madame Tussauds. Before that she worked in the television industry on an array of factual entertainment programmes, such as The Young Apprentice. This year, Nicola has worked on a plethora of creative campaigns and particularly enjoyed working with O2 to cast “The Nations Happiest Cat” – with a queue of cats bagging the much sought after Guardian Eyewitness spot. She has also worked with Virgin Trains to solve bearded men’s plight of the drag caused when swimming by introducing the “Beard Cap” – and spent a particularly chilly morning on The Thames, photographing “that floating house” for Airbnb – to name just a few. Nicola boasts a levelled and pragmatic approach to most things in life, other than her love of anything deemed uncool – which includes The Lord of the Rings and musical theatre.

Sasha Mattus

Account Director

Sasha joined us following a year of freelancing which included working at H+K, Mischief, Pitch PR and Disney. Before that, Sasha was at Publicasity for five years, working on brands such as Build-A-Bear Workshop, Jack Daniels, Lindt Chocolate and Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen Kit Range. In recent months, Sasha has managed the prestigious unveiling of a new effigy of Her Majesty The Queen at the National Portrait Gallery for The Royal Mint, only the fifth in her 63-year long reign – a project that she describes as a highlight of her career. She has also struck an unlikely “fromance” with none other than Louis Walsh, which sees them texting regularly and eating at the finest restaurants when he’s in London thanks to her recruiting him to help promote activities for both O2 and Sony this year. Sasha has a huge laugh, a fetish for high heeled shoes and an obsession with anything Kardashian- or Jenner-related.

Nicola Marvin

Account Director

Nicola has been with Hope&Glory since 2015, first as a freelancer but she just couldn’t keep away and has been a permanent member of the team since 2016. Nicola started her career in PR seven years ago on the graduate scheme at Mischief, later moving on to Fever, she then ventured into the world of freelance where she worked at a number of agencies including Citizen, Freuds and Brands2Life, along with running Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2015. Her experience is pretty wide spread after working on the likes of Krispy Kreme, Betfair, QVC, Ella’s Kitchen, Bacardi, McCain, HTC Global, Warner Brothers Studio tour and Diageo, to name but a few. One of her career highlights includes managing one of the highest profile launches of 2013 – the PlayStation4. Here at Hope&Glory, her accounts include O2, Sony, IKEA, Get Living London, Universal Pictures and B&Q where she managed the unveiling of their new full time ‘plant whispers’, to help nurture plants and flowers whilst in their care. Other stand out moments including meeting England rugby stars for her work on the #WearTheRose campaign for O2’s sponsorship of the England Rugby World Cup.  Nicola is a self-confessed crisp addict who dreams of one day opening her own crisp shop. Watch this space …

Anne Ryan

Account Director

Anne joined Hope and Glory in April 2016 with over eight years’ experience gained in consumer PR agencies including Cake, JCPR and TVC, as well as an in-house stint as PR Manager at Save the Children, an experience which she feels has broadened her understanding of the industry and strengthened her client services skills. Anne’s experience spans PR, social media and influencer engagement and she never tires of the buzz of seeing coverage land after all the hard work and planning. During her career to date she has worked in a wide variety of sectors including tech (Motorola, Microsoft), food and drink (Jamie Oliver, Young’s Seafood, PG tips), retail (Covent Garden London, TK Maxx), travel (Royal Caribbean, Visit London) and culture and entertainment (Arts Council, V Festival, London Games Festival). Anne is working on clients including Virgin Trains, American Express and O2.

Lisa Fox

Account Director

Lisa has had six years working in consumer and entertainment PR, having previously worked at Cake, Fever and Frank PR. She has had experience working on brands such as Warner Bros, Universal, Disney, Amazon, Sky, Alton Towers, Kit Kat, Premier Inn and her personal favourite – One Direction. Her most successful campaigns have been launching “The Smiler” – the world’s biggest roller coaster with its fourteen 14 loops – for Alton Towers which resulted in a wide-spread of broadcast, national and consumer coverage. Lisa also recently launched three of One Direction’s fragrances which consisted of a media event at the top of the Gherkin for beauty and showbiz journalists, producing content with the band for each fragrance and developing PR and social media plans. Lisa now works on Sony, Virgin Active, O2 and Meantime at Hope&Glory. She got stuck in in her first week flying to Berlin for IFA to launch the newest Sony products to a bunch of consumer tech media which resulted in widespread coverage for the account.

Sophie Hickman

Account Director

Before joining Hope&Glory, Sophie worked in house running campaigns, event partnerships and artist relations programmes for a wonderful variety of global beauty brands such as St.Tropez, Charles Worthington, Fudge and Sanctuary Spa. In her short time at Hope&Glory, Sophie has generated headlines for clients including Airbnb, Virgin Active and adidas working across their Christmas campaigns. With her extensive knowledge of the A – Z List she is fast becoming the agency’s resident showbiz queen, and in just a matter of weeks has gotten HTC handsets into some very famous hands including Strictly favourite, Jay McGuiness and boxing legend, David Haye.

Lindsay Clelland

Account Director

Lindsay joined Hope&Glory in December 2013 from a stint at Golin where she was a media specialist and worked on a range of technology and consumer brands including EE, Virgin Media and lastminute.com. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include making truTV famous in the UK through a combination of hard TV listings graft and Amy Willerton’s side boob, getting donkeys to go contactless with Barclaycard and being part of the team that created the world’s most high-tech ice cream van with O2, which was probably the first time an ice cream fleet manager has been on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”.

Natalie Davies

Account Director

Natalie worked at Mischief PR for over two years on the agency’s biggest consumer brands, including launching the Lynx Space Academy and celebrating the Dulux Colour Awards. She also spent some time at Portas managing large-scale fashion activations for Westfield and amplifying the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week sponsorship with the British Fashion Council. In her two years at Hope&Glory, Natalie has manned the IKEA press office and helped to launch some exciting consumer campaigns including larger-than-life TV channel truTV (with a suitably larger-than-life party), creating a HTC influencer programme and sailing the Airbnb Floating House down the Thames.

Lucy Ebbasi

Senior Account Manager

Before joining Hope&Glory Lucy was the Senior Press Officer at leading weight loss brand, Weight Watchers, and started her career at global PR agency, Burson-Marsteller, working across the Corporate and Consumer teams. At Hope&Glory Lucy works across several of the agency’s accounts, including Barclays, Virgin Active, EngineeringUK and Honda. She was part of the team that created the world’s first Christmas tree powered by a Brussels Sprout battery, a Christmas-related science story to promote the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair and has played a large role in managing Barclays recent campaigns including helping the world’s oldest Instagrammer share his life history on the net , promoting the banks use of age suits, which help their staff empathise with elderly customers and assisting Ian Cable, an east London cabbie, to become the world’s first black taxi driver to accept payment by mobile through the Pingit app.

Sarah Pinch

Senior Account Manager

Following five years’ experience in some of Melbourne’s leading consumer PR agencies, Sarah joined Hope&Glory in August 2015 bright eyed and ready to take on the big smoke. She has a keen interest in the world of social media, and within the agency leads on the strategy, content and community management for FIJI Water UK as well as women’s protein and supplements range STRIPPD. In recent months, her favourite pieces of work include The Dining Club by IKEA where she helped us create the world’s first DIY restaurant, launching London’s newest and sexiest sky scraper hotel in Canary Wharf for Novotel, debuting FIJI Water’s new bottle design at London Fashion Week, and working with leading health and beauty experts to launch the GLOW beauty capsules for STRIPPD. Sarah is passionate about all things food and culture, and once wrote a blog dedicated to her quest to find the best spaghetti bolognese in Melbourne, aptly named Spaghetti Blogenese.

James Bunting

Senior Account Manager

James joined Hope&Glory at the very end of September 2014 and quickly established himself across the agency’s accounts. Joining us from Kaper where he learned the art of PR working on brands that included Unilever brand, Maille (for whom he launched a sell-out pop-up restaurant concept in Spitalfields Market) and MasterCard (working on their Brits and Priceless Gigs campaigns). James now works on accounts including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Meantime Brewing and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. His favourite piece of work since joining the Hope & Glory fold was re-launching the famous Flying Scotsman for Virgin Trains East Coast with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, securing over 10 pieces of national print coverage.

Jen Murdoch

Senior Account Manager

Jen joined us back in February 2014 after two years at Frank PR, where she worked on projects such as GYMBOX’s A-Grow-Bics class (a gym class to make you grow taller) and Hotels.com amongst many others. Jen has had a no-less-colourful working life since joining Hope&Glory, counting among her achievements helping Barclaycard turn a troupe of Blackpool’s famous donkeys contactless and working with rugby legends Gareth Thomas and Lewis Moody to list their homes on Airbnb for the Rugby World Cup. Her tenacity and creativity when pitching has led to some stonking pieces of coverage, delivering great results for her clients.

Dominique Daly

Senior Account Manager

Dom came on board in January 2013 having previous completed several short-term internships. With her roots now firmly settled at Hope&Glory, recent months have seen her get stuck into the award-winning Meantime Brewing “Hops in a Box” campaign, devised, developed and delivered at Hope&Glory incorporating point-of-sale, experiential, media relations and social channels. She has also recently worked on IKEA’s first ever Christmas in July event, finding a unique way to integrate the company’s current range into a Christmas wonderland. Dom can generally be found hot-desking around the office as she finds new and innovative ways to cause computer issues, but manages to do this with a general good humour which has, to date, kept her in the good graces of the IT team … and those whose computers she “borrows”.

Lucy Kerr

Senior Account Manager

Lucy joined Hope&Glory in March 2014 and now works on HTC, Barclays Retail, Disney, Autographer and The Royal Mint. Having started off her career in lifestyle PR with a focus on consumer brands and FMCG, Lucy joined as we were preparing to launch HTC’s flagship HTC One (M8) smartphone. Since becoming a member of the Hope&Glory team, Lucy’s remit has extended to coordinating global press trips to New York, Pingit-payment London taxis, spotting mythical creatures in English lakes and one year olds’ birthday parties, amongst the many varied projects she has been involved in. One personal highlight was starring in PR shots for the HTC One Mini 2, which featured in the Guardian and the Metro.

Jessie Godwyn

Account Manager

Jessie is a new starter at Hope&Glory and works across Barclays Lifeskills, Turner, Accor, Airbnb, and Virgin Trains. Having started off her career in entertainment PR, working with the likes of Universal, Fox, Discovery Channel and Freeview, Jessie transitioned into more lifestyle-focused work, with clients including BT, Kia Motors, Cotswold Outdoor and LateRooms.com. Jessie joined us in the midst of truTV’s launch of the new Powerpuff Girls series, kicking of her Hope&Glory career with an early morning photoshoot with none other than UK popstar Charli XCX. Jessie loves all things media and cites her biggest achievement to date as shepherding ten top tier media around South Korea!

Nina Sanderson

Account Manager

Nina works across consumer lifestyle brands including adidas, Virgin Active, FIJI Water, Isle of Man and Neat Nutrition. She is a Northern lass, hailing from the beautiful Northumbrian coast, and a graduate of Leeds University. After her degree, Nina worked in-house for a travel organisation in Newcastle, learning the PR ropes, before setting off on a five month adventure around South America. She joined Hope&Glory in November 2013 and since then has enjoyed getting stuck into campaigns such as launching Virgin Active’s new Barre class, capturing beautiful stone balancing photography on the Isle of Man, encouraging women to “Let Go” with Sanctuary Spa and bringing RuPaul’s Drag Race to the UK on truTV – landing a Guardian front page in the process. The way to her heart is via Taylor Swift, a colour-coded Excel spreadsheet and some Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut.

Lauren Beeslee

Account Manager

Lauren joined us in May 2016 and works across a portfolio including IKEA, Virgin Trains, Accor Hotels and Amex. After a short time in entertainment PR, cohn&wolfe gave Lauren the opportunity to work with big FMCG clients including Colgate-Palmolive, Ferrero and Scottish Widows. She then took on the Asda press office at freuds where she sharpened her media skills and made some awesome contacts before joining Hope&Glory. Since starting, she has sailed on a Swedish Husbåt on the river Thames for the launch of the new IKEA Reading store, helped bring media down to a great British picnic with Mercure Hotels and launched the new content platform, BEAM, on Virgin Trains. Her favourite PR activities involve events, weird and wonderful photographer and a great story to sell in! In her free time, Lauren co-writes a fashion and lifestyle blog so will most likely be found at events and launches, or drinking tea and blogging.

Alex Royce

Account Manager

Alex has worked in Sport’s PR and Sponsorship for the last three years, working with clients including British Gas, RFU, Betway and Jaguar LandRover across a number of sports including Rugby, Darts, Swimming and Boxing. He joined Hope&Glory in April 2015 at a time when our work was ramping up around the Rugby World Cup and has worked on O2’s Rugby World Cup campaign (his dream role). Since then, Alex has worked on clients including Virgin Active, Sony, adidas and The Royal Mint.

Dave Stitson

Account Manager

Dave originally joined the land of Hope & Glory in September 2013 as employee number ten (ish), working across Barclays, Sony, O2 and Odigeo among others. After a stint at Taylor Herring, manning projects for Thorpe Park, Channel 5, Kwik Fit, Kellogg’s and Diageo, he made a (triumphant, in his own words) return in October. Bringing his own brand of “Dave-ness” to the team, we get an abundance of celeb gossip, creative outbursts and unpredictable funny moments at any given time of day. Favourite pieces of work include employing Judy Murray as PIMMS chief foliage officer – maintaining mint standards throughout the summer – launching Rylan Clarke’s new chat show and curating Barclays Mortgages first ever Home Improvement Report with Phil Spencer.

Phoebe Mellor

Account Manager

Phoebe joined Hope&Glory in April 2015 having worked at Golin as a media specialist on various consumer brands including Cadbury, Smirnoff and nPower. Since joining our merry band, Phoebe spent her first couple of months enjoying marking a Royal birth with The Royal Mint, launching Sony’s brand-spanking new Multi-Room technology with Bompas & Parr and conducting 3D film experiments with RealD. Phoebe also had the tough task of becoming a cat fan for the O2 “Happy Cats” campaign. She had nothing if not an eclectic introduction to the agency.

Joccoaa Hand

Account Manager

Joccoaa joined the land of Hope & Glory in April 2015 after a two year stint at freuds, working on the food and BWS side of the Asda account. Here, she learnt the art of PR, how to run a press office and enjoyed working across their big events such as Taste of London and Christmas in July. Since she joined, Joccoaa has worked across a number of accounts including B&Q, O2, Symington’s and Virgin Trains partnerships. Her favourite moments so far include featuring in the Metro with B&Q’s election gnomes, spreading the word about Britain’s happiest cat for O2 and creating beard swimming caps for Virgin Trains. Her name means the witty one in Latin and she enjoys trying to live up to this name in the office as well as persuading everyone to listen to Ed Sheeran.

Esme Burden

Senior Account Executive

Esme joined us in June 2016 after spending three years looking after the in-house PR for Premier Holidays, where she built up her knowledge of the travel industry and sharpened her PR skills. Since joining us she has enjoyed putting her travel knowledge to good use across a range of exciting accounts, including the Isle of Man, Odigeo, Holiday Autos and Accor Hotels. Her favourite favourite moment to date has been wildlife-spotting with Ray Mears on the Isle of Man! Outside the office, Esme can usually be found sampling London’s best coffee shops or indulging her sweet tooth at Borough Market. A country girl at heart, she loves exploring London’s green spaces and regularly pops back home to Cambridge for lazy weekends when time allows.

Georgina Wolfson

Senior Account Executive

Georgina joined Hope&Glory in November 2015 after previously working at consumer technology specialist Ranieri Communications. During her time there she worked on a variety of brands including Moonpig, Harman Kardon, AKG and JBL among others. Now fully immersed in the land of Hope&Glory, the team often hear Georgie muttering about the latest goings on at The Emirates, with her eternal quest to turn the whole of the team into Gooners … it’s proving to be quite the challenge. Outside the footie, she enjoys running – with the latest gadgets to match – is a big foodie and secretly a big softie who can often be seen spreading smiles across Hope&Glory Towers.

Amelia Greenwood

Senior Account Executive

Amelia gained her first insights into PR whilst studying at the University of Exeter through summer internship roles – including working at Brands2life. After graduating, Amelia spent several months travelling around Asia before arriving at Hope and Glory in July 2014. During here short time here she has been involved with numerous accounts, most notably HTC, TruTV, Blurb, The Royal Mint and Holiday Autos. Her highlight so far has been assisting with the launch of TruTV’s UK channel, for which she helped secure key coverage and assisted with the fantastically successful launch party, both in the run up to the event and on the night.

Thom Rice

Senior Account Executive

Thom has quickly become something of a legend in the land of Hope&Glory. He’s the man who takes care of all of Sony’s product rotation and generally makes sure that the huge account – across press office and campaigns – runs smoothly. He also helps out all our account teams with product despatch and recall and has a formidable aptitude with an Excel database. Thom has previously worked at Borkowski PR where he committed himself to the world of Sony and to Pioneer’s audio range. A massive music fan, he’s the font of all knowledge when it comes to tunes for the rest of the agency team.

Sheeraz Gulsher

Senior Account Executive

Sheeraz joined the Hope&Glory team in the summer of 2016 and works across a portfolio that includes Airbnb, American Express, Meantime Brewery and Mr Black. After graduating from Loughborough University, he enjoyed a year long stint teaching English in China. In his first foray into the world of PR, he supported the launch of London’s first underground farm at Twelve Thirty Eight. He joins the team after a two year spell at Kallaway, where he worked on press office and events teams for an eclectic mix of brands including: LinkedIn, The Crown Estate, KONE, Tower Bridge Exhibition and Antenna International. He loves all things social media, is a keen traveller, enjoys boxing and plays hockey.

Fiona Findlay

Senior Account Executive

Fiona joined Hope & Glory in April 2016 following two years working in financial and corporate PR. Building on this foundation, she is putting her knowledge to good use with a range of clients to include Barclays Retail and Mortgages and O2 Business. She has so far loved being part of our busy team and looks forward to some exciting upcoming campaigns that she’s currently working on. Outside of the office she can usually be found sampling the bars and restaurants of Brixton village- if you want recommendations, you know who to contact!

James Keiller

Senior Account Executive

James started at Hope&Glory in April 2015 after placements at Citizen Relations and FleishmanHillard and a period in the postgraduate wilderness working in local government. The skills he picked up managing events while he was at university in Leeds have come in very handy while conducting sham weddings (as an unordained vicar) for Sony, doing his best Blofeld impression for O2 “Cat Casting”, and going full Putin clipboard in hand at the Airbnb Floating House. Currently loving working on The Royal Mint, Barclays Retail, Honda, Isle of Man, and Odigeo accounts he’s looking forward to the coming months in which he’ll no doubt get up to more madness across the agency.

Catherine Tomlinson

Senior Account Executive

Catherine has been working in PR since June 2014, when she returned from Melbourne after graduating from Cardiff University in 2013. Settling in with Hope&Glory in October 2014, Catherine now works on a range of clients including IKEA, 02 Business, Airbnb. In the past year, Catherine has gained a great insight into the world of PR: getting stuck in to campaigns, sell-ins and building strong media relationships. She has assisted with floating a house down the Thames for Airbnb, being part of the first ever Breakfast in Bed Café for IKEA and the UK’s first digital clothes rail for O2 Business.

Alicia Bult

Account Executive

Alicia joined the land of Hope&Glory in October 2015 after graduating from Bournemouth University (having studied Public Relations) a few months prior. As part of her degree, Alicia undertook a year’s placement in food PR and her love for communications (and cheese) has continued to grow ever since. During her time here, Alicia has worked on a range of accounts, most notably HTC, Virgin Active, Meantime Brewing and Get Living London – all of which keep her happy, healthy and fulfil her love of beer. Her highlights so far have been flying a Santa drone around East Village and assisting with the launch of Virgin Active’s brand new dance class “Pulse”, for which she helped to secure key coverage and assisted with the super-successful launch event. She’s looking forward to seeing what madness the coming months have in store.

Lydia Stewart

Account Executive

Lydia joined the Hope&Glory team in January 2017 after previously working at W Communications, where she worked across a range of brands including Camden Town Brewery, Lynx, Ryvita and Dorset Cereals. Now at Hope & Glory, she’s working across numerous lovely food & travel accounts including Isle of Man Tourism, MEATliquor, Odigeo, London Coffee Festival and Beefeater Gin. Lydia’s enjoyed getting stuck into life at H&G, recently featuring in a photoshoot with Victoria Pendleton for Barclays where she participated in a spin class – her first exercise class in a very long time!

Hettie Hill

Account Executive

Hettie joined Hope&Glory in September 2015 as an intern, having just graduated from Cambridge. This is her first experience of PR, and she has loved getting properly stuck in from day one – including helping run an event for 45,000 at the O2 in her first week as part of the Wear the Rose campaign. In the short time since arriving, she has been working with O2, Airbnb, Barclays LifeSkills, HTC and Neat Nutrition and enjoys the huge variety of tasks these accounts bring with them. Normally singing along to an awful song on the radio or making cups of tea, Hettie is throwing herself into the fun and fast-paced world that is Hope&Glory.

Dani Hayhurst

Account Executive

Daniela joined Hope&Glory in August 2015 after graduating Bournemouth University with a degree in PR. She always knew consumer PR was her calling after growing up with many PRs in her family and started to pursue her career by completing a number of internships including a placement year at Apple. During her short time here Dani has worked on a number of clients including Sony, IKEA, BEAR nibbles and Turner Broadcast. Since joining the team she has got stuck in to many projects, from being our very own Bond girl at Sony’s filming masterclass with Danny Kleinmann, to helping launch new collections from IKEA including announcing the new play range with a press event in a ball pit. Outside of work, Dani loves to spend time outdoors – especially back home in Finland and is a huge music fan going to as many concerts as possible.

Jake Shuter-Ross

Account Executive

Jake joined Hope&Glory in March, after quickly realising that the number-crunching world of social media analysis wasn’t for him. A Cambridge grad in 2014, he spent a year road-tripping across the USA. This is his first PR gig, but so far, all seems to be going well. Working across a variety of clients including Universal, American Express, Odigeo and Virgin Trains, he is loving the fast and creative vibe at the agency. He’s always happy to crank out a feature or two, lend a hand at events and pose for photoshoots, but can often be found eating all the cereal available for free and gratis at breakfast or nodding his head to disco classics.

Joanna Partridge

Account Executive

Joanna joined the Hope&Glory team in November 2015 after a two-month stint travelling around Indonesia and Malaysia. Just a few months prior, she graduated from the University of St. Andrews where she read Social Anthropology. A team player, Joanna is always willing to muck in and help out – even managing to secure coverage in the Independent in her first ever sell in. Ever a bargain hunter, Joanna runs her own vintage clothing business, which sees her running to the post office in her lunch hour. If she isn’t at her desk, she is probably to be found rifling through the Sony Digital Imagery cupboard as part of the press office team.

Charlie Goldsmith

Account Executive

Charlie joined Hope&Glory in February 2016 after stints in at Taylor Herring, W Communications and freuds which helped him realise the incredible rewards a career in PR can offer. He graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Accounting but decided that it was not a career path that suited his adventurous personality so spent some time starting a business on the Cornish coast. Since joining the agency Charlie has worked on some “dream” accounts (in his words) including adidas, 02, Sony and Hoolio. He also, as has become a tradition in these parts, took part in Virgin Trains East Coast photoshoot aboard their “love carriage” within his first few days.

Rebecca Taylor

Account Assistant

Rebecca joined the Hope&Glory team in May 2016 after a year working and travelling around Asia and Australia. During her travels, Rebecca undertook a variety of roles from being a full time nanny in the Aussie suburbs, to waitressing on Bondi beach and working in sales. On returning to the UK she decided it was time to leave her rather lovely, but also rather quiet hometown in Cornwall and head to the bright lights of London seeking a job in PR. Since joining Hope&Glory Rebecca has not stopped, but as someone who is always keen to get stuck in, she is enjoying every minute of the fast paced nature of her accounts. From Accor to IMG, The Royal Mint to Barclays, no day is ever the same. Rebecca loves to paint, participate in anything sport-related,  and is also very obsessed with anything peanut butter related …

Tori Halman

Account Assistant

Tori joined Hope&Glory in the summer of 2016, having graduated with a degree in English from Bristol University and a masters in journalism. After a stint at Women’s Health magazine, Tori decided that she was more suited to the world of PR and has worked on accounts including Airbnb, HTC and Accor. In her first month at the agency, Tori assisted with IKEA’s The Dining Club and was in “foodie-heaven”, learning to smoke her own salmon. When she’s not in the office, you can find Tori jogging along the Thames or trying the latest fitness-fad.

Lily Wiggins

Account Assistant

Lily is the youngest member of the Hope&Glory family and has worked in PR since February 2014 when a work placement at Havas PR gave her the passion and enthusiasm for working in the industry. Having joined us in November 2015, she has already been putting her organisation and communication skills to good use. She has organised company social events including the big annual birthday bash and is also assisting on a number of accounts, including Symington Family Estates. Lily makes sure the office is kept up to date with the latest events so that no one misses out and generally has her finger on the pulse of what’s hot and what’s not! Outside of work Lily can usually be found partying and dancing the night away!

Chloe Swarbrick

Account Assistant

Chloe joined the Hope&Glory team in January 2017 having graduated from UCL the previous summer with a degree in History. After completing an internship at PHA Media in September 2016, Chloe was keen to build a career in PR and saw Hope&Glory as the perfect company to do this with. Although she has only been with us for a short amount of time, Chloe has got stuck in with assisting the teams on six different accounts already and is learning the joys of coverage trackers and status updates. Outside of the office, Chloe can be found watching and playing sport or alternatively, exploring the London restaurant scene with friends.

Emma Smith

Senior Finance Manager

Emma officially joined the Hope&Glory family in February 2016 with the office move after helping support the daily finances over the past year. Previously, Emma worked in finance for three years at Lansons after graduating from university with a degree in Accounts and Finance. She has since gone on to finish her professional accountancy exams. She is responsible for all the day-to-day financial needs and making sure there are no hiccups along the way. However, it’s not just the numbers and spreadsheets that make her turn up to work each day, she loves the buzz and energy around the office and the unpredictability of what could be coming her way next.

Josie MacDonald

Office Manager

Josie is Hope&Glory’s office manager having joined in August 2016. Coming from an arts and photography background she fell down the rabbit hole into PR and decided it felt like home. Josie looks after the office, oversees reception and endeavours to meet our daily requests, which more often than not start with something along the lines of … “this is a random question … but …”. She also helps out Jo and James with PA duties in a desperate bid to order their lives.

Sophia Fawdrey

Account Assistant

Sophia joined Hope&Glory in October 2016 after moving from Australia and spending her first year abroad adventuring around Europe. Before the move to the UK, Sophia graduated from university with a degree in Business, majoring in Marketing. Wanting to develop her understanding of PR life, Sophia took on front of house and, alongside Josie, assists with the day-to-day running of the office – she’s the smiling face you’ll meet if ever you visit. Since starting she’s helped plan various Hope&Glory parties, has sorted more mailings than she can remember and has the dubious task of managing the office playlist.