Many, many thanks for all your creativity, hard work, dedication and care!!! Without your support we would have been lost.

Nelleke Barning, VP Global Communications & External Affairs, Nutrition, DSM

The Team.

Ben McCarthy
Founding Partner

For fifteen years, Ben worked as a correspondent for the three main UK television networks, BBC, ITN and Sky News. This gave him great insight into how newsrooms operate and the best way for companies to land their messages.

Following four years as a Director at global PR agency Porter Novelli, working on corporate, consumer and healthcare accounts, he set up his own agency in 2008. As well as expertise in crisis and issues handling, he has a particular interest in getting under the skin of a story and presenting it to the media in a way that is easily digested and understood.

Sophie McCarthy
Founding Partner

After spending much of her career in healthcare PR, working with clients such as Astra Zeneca, GSK and Johnson and Johnson, Sophie left her position as a Director at Ogilvy Health PR in 2008 to help establish MCM, now LionbridgePR.

Having spent her entire career in agency she understands client service like no one else and oversees client relationships in the business. She has particular expertise in launch campaigns and creative engagement of internal audiences.

Olivia Tushingham
Account Executive

Olivia graduated last Summer with a 2:1 in History from the University of Exeter. She has been working as an intern in the marketing department at the Stamford Endowed Schools, where she has been responsible for digital marketing including social media. She has also put together a series of marketing videos showing life at the school. Olivia is fast becoming a social media expert and has a special interest in science and sustainability. We know she’s a star in the making.

Lindsay Ephgrave
Associate Director

A specialist in healthcare PR, Lindsay initially started her career with an international biotech company that developed vaccines against infectious diseases.

She then moved to Ogilvy Health PR, where she developed and implemented communications strategies for some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies including Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer Schering Pharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Roche. This involved therapy areas including mental health, female health, respiratory and vaccines.

Daniel Baird

Having started working with us in 2015, Daniel has worked on a range of PR communications projects. He began his career in PR working for RED, a large London agency where he worked on both corporate and consumer accounts. He has a strong interest in media relations and social media.

Serge van Roiij

We have enjoyed a long-term partnership with Serge and have collaborated on global projects, including work with us in China and Singapore. As well as being one of the managing partners of his agency, Bex Communications in Eindhoven, Serge is a storytelling expert and has written a book on the subject that is currently a bestseller in his native Holland.

Mark Lyons

Formerly Managing Director of Corporate Communications at The RED Consultancy Mark has worked with us since 2014. He has worked with us on many projects and is an extremely experienced media trainer. Mark is also a specialist in crisis and issues management and as a former Political Editor for ITV’s Granada Tonight at Westminster, has experience in public affairs.

Brands we have worked with.