Our Hive

Team

Our hive

We are an agency where people come first. Where passion and creativity are prized. Where clients are celebrated. One where there is time to think, to go the extra mile. A land of opportunity.

We are focused on developing and investing in our talented team and infrastructure for growth.

Kirsty Leighton
Queen Bee

Kirsty is the founder of Milk & Honey. She has over 25 years of experience in corporate brand PR and communications. She has a rather privileged view of the communications landscape having held leadership positions in successful City and financial, technology, corporate and consumer agencies. She started Milk & Honey determined to put people first, creating a happy and healthy place to work. Where passion and creativity are prized. Where clients are celebrated. One where there is time to think, to go the extra mile. A land of opportunity.

Kirsty Leighton

Kirsty Leighton
Queen Bee

Kirsty is the founder of Milk & Honey. She has over 25 years of experience in corporate brand PR and communications. She has a rather privileged view of the communications landscape having held leadership positions in successful City and financial, technology, corporate and consumer agencies. She started Milk & Honey determined to put people first, creating a happy and healthy place to work. Where passion and creativity are prized. Where clients are celebrated. One where there is time to think, to go the extra mile. A land of opportunity.

Fiona Gildea
Purpose Bee

Fiona has a passion for purpose, climate justice and social impact. She studied Sustainability Business Management at Cambridge University, and works with Al Gore for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps – a global network of activists committed to spreading awareness of the climate crisis and working for solutions for a sustainable future.

She brings 10 years of leadership and award-winning strategic and creative experience, having worked in both start-ups and renowned agencies such as MullenLowe, Karmarama, and Ketchum, for major organisations including Unilever, Procter & Gamble, IKEA, Philips and Huawei.

In this newly created position, Fiona sits on the board, leading on social change and brand activism clients, with a remit to grow the agency’s sustainability and purpose offer.

Fiona Gildea
Purpose Bee

Fiona has a passion for purpose, climate justice and social impact. She studied Sustainability Business Management at Cambridge University, and works with Al Gore for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps – a global network of activists committed to spreading awareness of the climate crisis and working for solutions for a sustainable future.

She brings 10 years of leadership and award-winning strategic and creative experience, having worked in both start-ups and renowned agencies such as MullenLowe, Karmarama, and Ketchum, for major organisations including Unilever, Procter & Gamble, IKEA, Philips and Huawei.

In this newly created position, Fiona sits on the board, leading on social change and brand activism clients, with a remit to grow the agency’s sustainability and purpose offer.

Laura Reijnders-Dorr
MONEY BEE

Laura is keeper of the cash! A chartered accountant with a master’s degree from Erasmus, Laura spent ten years auditing with EY before joining the board at Milk & Honey. She plays a central role in directing the business. Keeping us on an upward growth trajectory whilst ensuring client’s budgets are treated with care. Ensuring we deliver the best possible return on investment.

Laura Reijnders-Dorr
MONEY BEE

Laura is keeper of the cash! A chartered accountant with a master’s degree from Erasmus, Laura spent ten years auditing with EY before joining the board at Milk & Honey. She plays a central role in directing the business. Keeping us on an upward growth trajectory whilst ensuring client’s budgets are treated with care. Ensuring we deliver the best possible return on investment.

Francesca O’Connor
Consumer bee

Fran heads up consumer. She started her media career as an assistant on a TV production company in 2007 before moving to PR. Since then she has held a number of senior positions in global agencies designing and delivering high impact campaigns for technology, wellness and consumer lifestyle and retail brands. These include Kellogg’s, Diageo, Philips, P&G, Nikon, Moonpig and Sony.

At the hive, Fran has board responsibility for talent development and wellbeing. Ensuring the whole team are growing, learning and supporting one another.

Francesca O’Connor
Consumer bee

Fran heads up consumer. She started her media career as an assistant on a TV production company in 2007 before moving to PR. Since then she has held a number of senior positions in global agencies designing and delivering high impact campaigns for technology, wellness and consumer lifestyle and retail brands. These include Kellogg’s, Diageo, Philips, P&G, Nikon, Moonpig and Sony.

At the hive, Fran has board responsibility for talent development and wellbeing. Ensuring the whole team are growing, learning and supporting one another.

Jessica Ballinger
Tech Bee

Jessica started her career in tech PR over ten years ago, telling stories for major enterprises and challenger brandsAt the hive, she has won industry recognition for clients across telecoms, digital advertising and dating.  

She heads up the team’s talent and development and sits on our board. She is passionate about building a team which is always looking for inspiration from the wider world. This means she is often busy at industry events and carrying out judging duties. 

Jessica Ballinger
Tech Bee

Jessica started her career in tech PR over ten years ago, telling stories for major enterprises and challenger brandsAt the hive, she has won industry recognition for clients across telecoms, digital advertising and dating.  

She heads up the team’s talent and development and sits on our board. She is passionate about building a team which is always looking for inspiration from the wider world. This means she is often busy at industry events and carrying out judging duties. 

Caroline Gruen
Quality bee

Caroline heads up our B2B and client services. She started her multi-award winning PR career in 2009 in-house within the automotive industry before moving to central government, then to global agency Weber Shandwick. 
 
Over the years Caroline has built up quite the awards cabinet, having been recognised in PRWeek’s 30 under 30 in 2016 and celebrated for her client campaigns along the way too. As a board director at the hive, she leads our client quality and measurement activity, ensuring every creative campaign has demonstrable business results. 

Caroline Gruen
Quality bee

Caroline heads up our B2B and government affairs offers. She started her multi-award Caroline heads up our B2B and client services. She started her multi-award winning PR career in 2009 in-house within the automotive industry before moving to central government, then to global agency Weber Shandwick. 
 
Over the years Caroline has built up quite the awards cabinet, having been recognised in PRWeek’s 30 under 30 in 2016 and celebrated for her client campaigns along the way too. As a board director at the hive, she leads our client quality and measurement activity, ensuring every creative campaign has demonstrable business results. 

Paul Cohen
American Bee

Paul runs Milk & Honey’s North American business and brings more than two decades experience shaping vital conversations in ways that matter.  

A trusted communications advisor to executives and teams across three continents, Paul has represented multinational corporations, start-ups, industry associations, sovereign governments and non-profit organizations. He leads a powerhouse team out of Milk & Honey’s new New York office and works alongside clients’ leadership teams to help organizations tell their stories to successfully drive business results. 

Paul Cohen - M&H Paul Cohen – CEO North America

Paul Cohen
American Bee

Paul runs Milk & Honey’s North American business and brings more than two decades experience shaping vital conversations in ways that matter.  

 A trusted communications advisor to executives and teams across three continents, Paul has represented multinational corporations, start-ups, industry associations, sovereign governments and non-profit organizations. He leads a powerhouse team out of Milk & Honey’s new New York office and works alongside clients’ leadership teams to help organizations tell their stories to successfully drive business results. 

Richard Green
Business Bee

Richard sits external to the business and advises on risk, governance and tax. As non-executive director, his principle role is to keep the board on their toes. Pushing us to be the best we can be. He works between New York, Sydney and London offering business advisory chartered accountancy services for ambitious growth companies.

Richard Green
Business Bee

Richard sits external to the business and advises on risk, governance and tax. As non-executive director, his principle role is to keeps the board on their toes. Pushing us to be the best we can be. He works between New York, Sydney and London offering business advisory chartered accountancy services for ambitious growth companies.

Naomi Powell
People Bee

Naomi sits external to the business and advises on all things people. She is passionate about the human experience and the ever-improving happiness of our team.

Having worked in creative agencies for most of her career, Naomi has a deep understanding of what makes an agency tick. She advises on people related aspects of the employment relationship and ensuring the people strategy is aligned with business values, vision and mission to achieve success. She is an approachable, pragmatic, creative and curious HR leader.

Naomi Powell
People Bee

Naomi sits external to the business and advises on all things people. She is passionate about the human experience and the ever-improving happiness of our team.

Having worked in creative agencies for most of her career, Naomi has a deep understanding of what makes an agency tick. She advises on people related aspects of the employment relationship and ensuring the people strategy is aligned with business values, vision and mission to achieve success. She is an approachable, pragmatic, creative and curious HR leader.

Caroline Addy
Aussie Bee

Caroline began her PR career in 2010 working on high profile campaigns across a variety of consumer sectors, including food & drink, not-for-profit and entertainment. After moving to Sydney for four years, her focus turned to all things technology and innovation (IT & networking, software development, telecoms, consumer electronics) where she represented global tech giants Cisco and GitHub, amongst others.

Having crafted first-class campaigns and relationships on both sides of the world, Caroline’s experience has taught her the ability to adapt at the drop of a hat. Caroline has learnt from the best in the industry and is passionate about inspiring her team to believe in themselves, be brave and continue raising the bar.
After a year on the board in London, Caroline returned to Sydney to lead our Australian business.

Caroline Addy
Aussie Bee

Caroline began her PR career in 2010 working on high profile campaigns across a variety of consumer sectors, including food & drink, not-for-profit and entertainment. After moving to Sydney for four years, her focus turned to all things technology and innovation (IT & networking, software development, telecoms, consumer electronics) where she represented global tech giants Cisco and GitHub, amongst others.

Having crafted first-class campaigns and relationships on both sides of the world, Caroline’s experience has taught her the ability to adapt at the drop of a hat. Caroline has learnt from the best in the industry and is passionate about inspiring her team to believe in themselves, be brave and continue raising the bar.
After a year on the board in London, Caroline returned to Sydney to lead our Australian business.

Ebony McCabe
Digi Bee

Ebony is a digital native with a passion for problem solving. Having started her career in IT, Ebony’s unique mix of creative flair and technical skill saw her evolve into a seasoned digital marketer.

A self-proclaimed computer nerd, Ebony specialises in content production, automation and digital. Extensive industry-wide experience with clients including ANZ Stadium, Mozo and JobAdder has given Ebony valuable insight into the challenges facing ambitious growth companies. Using technology and a strategic mind set, Ebony works with clients to help them stand out, drive change and perform better.

Ebony McCabe
Digi Bee

Ebony is a digital native with a passion for problem solving. Having started her career in IT, Ebony’s unique mix of creative flair and technical skill saw her evolve into a seasoned digital marketer.

A self-proclaimed computer nerd, Ebony specialises in content production, automation and digital. Extensive industry-wide experience with clients including ANZ Stadium, Mozo and JobAdder has given Ebony valuable insight into the challenges facing ambitious growth companies. Using technology and a strategic mind set, Ebony works with clients to help them stand out, drive change and perform better.

Yvette Schlegelmilch
Content Bee

Yvette began her career in PR in the UK in 2014 where so worked across a number of consumer sectors include restaurants and hospitality, fashion before moving into the not-for-profit sector. Upon her return to Australia, in 2016 she began developing her skills in the B2B technology space, as well as working with industry associations and on consumer campaigns. She has worked with brands including Genesys, Doltone House and the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet.   

She prides herself on being versatile, adaptable and a strong communicator, which allows her to negotiate any challenge she faces with a smile and a sense of humour. Prior to gaining her graduate qualifications in PR, Yvette worked in a variety of tourism and hospitality roles, which helped her to develop her client-focused approach and passion for delivering great results for her clients.  

Yvette has an incurable case of the travel bug and is also looking for new places and destinations to discover and has recently taken up photography so that she can share all her adventures with her friends and family. 

 

Yvette Schlegelmilch
Content Bee

Yvette began her career in PR in the UK in 2014 where so worked across a number of consumer sectors include restaurants and hospitality, fashion before moving into the not-for-profit sector. Upon her return to Australia, in 2016 she began developing her skills in the B2B technology space, as well as working with industry associations and on consumer campaigns. She has worked with brands including Genesys, Doltone House and the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. 

She prides herself on being versatile, adaptable and a strong communicator, which allows her to negotiate any challenge she faces with a smile and a sense of humour. Prior to gaining her graduate qualifications in PR, Yvette worked in a variety of tourism and hospitality roles, which helped her to develop her client-focused approach and passion for delivering great results for her clients.  

Yvette has an incurable case of the travel bug and is also looking for new places and destinations to discover and has recently taken up photography so that she can share all her adventures with her friends and family. 

Rachel Proctor
Digi Bee

Rachel is our digital doyen. She is responsible for all digital services across our client portfolio. Rachel also sits on the board ensuring that we continue to develop out integrated offer. 

Rachel has been working in marketing communications since 2014 when she graduated with a first-class honours’ degree in business management and marketing. Before joining the hive, Rachel worked with Thomson Reuters in a variety of internal communications and event roles. Prior to that she was part of the awards team at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.   

Rachel is a voracious learner and holds diplomas in web designdigital PR and mobile app development. She was celebrated in 2019 as one of PR Week’s ‘30 under 30’ identifying the industry’s leaders of tomorrow. 

Rachel Proctor
Digi Bee

Rachel is our digital doyen. She is responsible for all digital services across our client portfolio. Rachel also sits on the board ensuring that we continue to develop out integrated offer. 

Rachel has been working in marketing communications since 2014 when she graduated with a first-class honours’ degree in business management and marketing. Before joining the hive, Rachel worked with Thomson Reuters in a variety of internal communications and event roles. Prior to that she was part of the awards team at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.   

 Rachel is a voracious learner and holds diplomas in web designdigital PR and mobile app development. She was celebrated in 2019 as one of PR Week’s ‘30 under 30’ identifying the industry’s leaders of tomorrow. 

Adam Toms
Content bee

Adam has more than 20 years of communications experience in the public, charity and private sectors.

As head of content, Adam takes complex subjects and translates them into a form that’s understandable, meaningful and interesting to relevant audiences. He has put words into the mouths of Lords, Ministers of State and blue-chip CEOs – and developed the full range of corporate communications collateral.

Before joining the hive, Adam led Editorial at Genomics England, ran his own writing business, was head of communications at a national medical regulator, managed corporate communications within the NHS and has been at the sharp end of major national events such as the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

Adam Toms
Content Bee

Adam has more than 20 years of communications experience in the public, charity and private sectors.

As head of content, Adam taking complex subjects and translating them into a form that’s understandable, meaningful and interesting to relevant audiences. He has put words into the mouths of Lords, Ministers of State and blue-chip CEOs – and developed the full range of corporate communications collateral.

Before joining the hive, Adam led Editorial at Genomics England, ran his own writing business, was head of communications at a national medical regulator, managed corporate communications within the NHS and has been at the sharp end of major national events such as the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

Samir Nanji
Policy Bee

Samir is a reputation management and corporate affairs specialist. He has over eight years of strategic and creative experience with stints in both Weber Shandwick’s corporate affairs team and Porter Novelli’s corporate, sustainability and purpose practice.   

He has worked with both start-ups and renowned brands including Johnson & Johnson, GSK, Nivea, Ericsson, The Economist and William Grant & Sons. He also has significant issue preparedness and crisis management skills having advised multi-nationals, charities, governments and NGOs. 

Before switching to a life in comms, Samir worked as a Policy Adviser at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) covering infrastructure, transportenergy and Brexit policy. 

Profile shot of Samir, outside.

Samir Nanji
Policy Bee

Samir is a reputation management and corporate affairs specialist. He has over eight years of strategic and creative experience with stints in both Weber Shandwick’s corporate affairs team and Porter Novelli’s corporate, sustainability and purpose practice.

He has worked with both start-ups and renowned brands including Johnson & Johnson, GSK, Nivea, Ericsson, The Economist and William Grant & Sons. He also has significant issue preparedness and crisis management skills having advised multi-nationals, charities, governments and NGOs. 

Before switching to a life in comms, Samir worked as a Policy Adviser at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) covering infrastructure, transportenergy and Brexit policy. 

Imogen Wallis
Discovery Bee

Imogen is a lover of all things social and SEO. Having been both agency and client side, Imogen began her career 2015 as an account manager for a social media agency. Here she was deep diving into content creation, copy writing and creating event coverage for a range of clients from fashion to confectionary.

Looking to switch things up and work in-house, she then took up the helm of all things marketing and PR at luxury nightwear start-up Yawn. Tackling all sides of the business from PR coverage, social media management, online discovery and PPC. Imogen’s experience, and first-class honours degree in marketing and advertising, has allowed her to gain a fantastic understanding of client struggles from all business angles and how to optimise the digital world.

When not building award worthy digital campaigns, you’ll find Imogen planning her next trip across the world, singing her heart out at a gig or taking her puppy ‘Biggie’ out for some quiet time.

Imogen Wallis
Discovery Bee

Imogen is a lover of all things social and SEO. Having been both agency and client side, Imogen began her career 2015 as an account manager for a social media agency. Here she was deep diving into content creation, copy writing and creating event coverage for a range of clients from fashion to confectionary.

Looking to switch things up and work in-house, she then took up the helm of all things marketing and PR at luxury nightwear start-up Yawn. Tackling all sides of the business from PR coverage, social media management, online discovery and PPC. Imogen’s experience, and first-class honours degree in marketing and advertising, has allowed her to gain a fantastic understanding of client struggles from all business angles and how to optimise the digital world.

When not building award worthy digital campaigns, you’ll find Imogen planning her next trip across the world, singing her heart out at a gig or taking her puppy ‘Biggie’ out for some quiet time.

Alice Kennedy
Campaign bee

Alice is a corporate communications and campaign specialist with over five years’ experience working agency side. Before joining Milk & Honey, Alice worked at global consultancy Teneo, with a portfolio spanning tech, health, FMCG and charity.  

Alice has a passion for creative storytelling and reputation management through insight-driven campaigns. As well as developing and delivering corporate and consumer campaigns for household-name brands, she has extensive experience in proactive and reactive media relations and issues management. Past clients include Facebook, Instagram, WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined), Tesco, King and Reckitt.  

Headshot of Alice Kennedy, Senior Client Manager for Milk & Honey

Alice Kennedy
Campaign bee

Alice is a corporate communications and campaign specialist with over five years’ experience working agency side. Before joining Milk & Honey, Alice worked at global consultancy Teneo, with a portfolio spanning tech, health, FMCG and charity.  

Alice has a passion for creative storytelling and reputation management through insight-driven campaigns. As well as developing and delivering corporate and consumer campaigns for household-name brands, she has extensive experience in proactive and reactive media relations and issues management. Past clients include Facebook, Instagram, WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined), Tesco, King and Reckitt.  

Beverley Noble
Data bee

Bev is a data geek with a passion for insightdriven campaigns. She uses her joint loves of storytelling and analytics to design campaigns that help deliver impactful results for her clientsMost days, you can find her working with the team to secure media opportunities and co-ordinating through the line activity 

Before joining the hive, she worked at LEWIS Communications delivering B2B and B2C campaigns with a range of tech clients.  

Beverley Noble head shot, Milk & Honey PR

Beverley Noble
Data bee

Bev is a data geek with a passion for insightdriven campaigns. She uses her joint loves of storytelling and analytics to design campaigns that help deliver impactful results for her clientsMost days, you can find her working with the team to secure media opportunities and co-ordinating through the line activity 

Before joining the hive, she worked at LEWIS Communications delivering B2B and B2C campaigns with a range of tech clients.  

Lewis Oakley
Storytelling bee

Lewis is top of his game, recently achieving recognition as one of PRWeeks 30 under 30. The annual list charts the UK PR stars of the future.  

Lewis has a drive to create stories that not only generate press interest, but stories that also deliver the value his client is looking for. He also specialises in working across Europe with agency partners. In total, Lewis is working with five agencies across Europe to grow the reach of his existing accounts. Not only adding value for his clients but forging a connected comms strategy blueprint for the future.   

Outside of the 9-5 hours, Lewis uses his PR skills to push for better understanding of bisexual people. He regularly contributes to Metro, HuffPost and Independent on the subject as well as a weekly podcast. Last year he featured on the cover of Attitude magazines January 2020 issue ‘Activist and Allies’ recognising him as one of the leading LGBT activists in the UK.   

Lewis Oakley
Storytelling bee

Lewis is top of his game, recently achieving recognition as one of PRWeeks 30 under 30. The annual list charts the UK PR stars of the future.  

Lewis has a drive to create stories that not only generate press interest, but stories that also deliver the value his client is looking for. He also specialises in working across Europe with agency partners. In total, Lewis is working with five agencies across Europe to grow the reach of his existing accounts. Not only adding value for his clients but forging a connected comms strategy blueprint for the future.   

Outside of the 9-5 hours, Lewis uses his PR skills to push for better understanding of bisexual people. He regularly contributes to Metro, HuffPost and Independent on the subject as well as a weekly podcast. Last year he featured on the cover of Attitude magazines January 2020 issue ‘Activist and Allies’ recognising him as one of the leading LGBT activists in the UK.   

Tushar Parmar
News Bee

Tushar is a media junkie who has worked across a range of B2B and B2C campaigns. He combines strong research and writing skills with his creative flair, delivering results that generate impact and add value.

Starting out as an intern in 2015, he hasn’t looked back since. His experience includes digital SEO and B2B agencies where he used research, data and videos to secure coverage.

Graduating from Northumbria University, he also held a role at The Business Desk, covering regional Yorkshire news. At the Hive, he is responsible for Milk & Honey’s volunteering programme. Outside the office, he enjoys playing and watching (sadly the latter of late!) cricket and rugby whilst also exploring the live music scene.

Tushar Parmar
News Bee

Tushar is a media junkie who has worked across a range of B2B and B2C campaigns. He combines strong research and writing skills with his creative flair, delivering results that generate impact and add value.

Starting out as an intern in 2015, he hasn’t looked back since. His experience includes digital SEO and B2B agencies where he used research, data and videos to secure coverage.

Graduating from Northumbria University, he also held a role at The Business Desk, covering regional Yorkshire news. At the Hive, he is responsible for Milk & Honey’s volunteering programme. Outside the office, he enjoys playing and watching (sadly the latter of late!) cricket and rugby whilst also exploring the live music scene.

Olivia Robinson
Digi Bee

Olivia has an eye for design and a love of visual communication. Graduating with a BA in Communications, she moved from Melbourne to London in 2017 where she fell in love with the city and agency life.

Before joining the hive, Olivia worked as a digital specialist for a healthcare and technology agency. Here she was creating social media content, developing lead generation campaigns and reporting on digital activity to drive optimised outcomes for a range of clients from pharmaceutical to cybersecurity.

When away from her desk you will find her exploring the streets of London or booking a flight for her next overseas adventure.

Olivia Robinson
Digi Bee

Olivia has an eye for design and a love of visual communication. Graduating with a BSc in Communication, she moved from Melbourne to London in 2017 where she fell in love with the city and agency life.

Before joining the hive, Olivia worked as a digital specialist for a healthcare and technology agency. Here she was creating social media content, developing lead generation campaigns and reporting on digital activity to drive optimised outcomes for a range of clients from pharmaceutical to cybersecurity.

When away from her desk you will find her exploring the streets of London or booking a flight for her next overseas adventure.

Petrina Marks
Humming bee

Petrina is another amongst us with a dual career, a seasoned EA and now head of operations, capable of keeping the board in check and a super talented baker.  

Having worked with Kirsty in a previous agency, the two work together in sync. Petrina is energetic, innovative and motivated with strong attention to detail. She keeps the office humming, occasionally fuelled by some fabulous edible creations. 

Petrina Marks
Humming bee

Petrina is another amongst us with a dual career, a seasoned EA and now head of operations, capable of keeping the board in check and a super talented baker.  

Having worked with Kirsty in a previous agency, the two work together in sync. Petrina is energetic, innovative and motivated with strong attention to detail. She keeps the office humming, occasionally fuelled by some fabulous edible creations

Lizzie Elkin
Impact Bee

Lizzie loves getting under the skin of ambitious growth companies. After finishing her degree at the University of Nottingham, Lizzie moved to London to kick-start her PR career. She thrives on building strong client relationships and previously worked at a recruitment agency, helping young companies’ onboard new talent. Lizzie loves exploring London’s music scene, listening to the latest podcasts and travelling the world.

Lizzie Elkin
Impact Bee

Lizzie loves getting under the skin of ambitious growth companies. After finishing her degree at the University of Nottingham, Lizzie moved to London to kick-start her PR career. She thrives on building strong client relationships and previously worked at a recruitment agency, helping young companies’ onboard new talent. Lizzie loves exploring London’s music scene, listening to the latest podcasts and travelling the world.

Eloïse Clarke
Purpose Bee

With a degree in International Relations, Eloïse moved to the big city in 2018 to kick-off a career in PR. This fostered a passion for all things corpsumer, digital, and social impact. She loves nothing more than sparking creative ideas and thinking strategically on new business pitches. As well as drafting content and seeking newsjacking opportunities for clients. A massive people person and multi-linguist, she is focused on building a global roster of media relationships.

Before joining the Hive, Eloïse worked at London PR agencies Weber Shandwick, Hanover Communications and Portland. Over the years she’s gained a portfolio of multinational clients spanning not-for-profithealthcare, public affairs, B2B, corporate, consumer and tech.   

Outside of PR you can find her practicing yoga, chancing her efforts at becoming the next west-end star (in her kitchen) and reviewing pints of Guinness. 

Eloise Clarke - Milk & Honey PR

Eloïse Clarke
Purpose Bee

With a degree in International Relations, Eloïse moved to the big city in 2018 to kick-off a career in PR. This fostered a passion for all things corpsumer, digital, and social impact. She loves nothing more than sparking creative ideas and thinking strategically on new business pitches. As well as drafting content and seeking newsjacking opportunities for clients. A massive people person and multi-linguist, she is focused on building a global roster of media relationships.

Before joining the Hive, Eloïse worked at London PR agencies Weber Shandwick, Hanover Communications and Portland. Over the years she’s gained a portfolio of multinational clients spanning not-for-profithealthcare, public affairs, B2B, corporate, consumer and tech.   

Outside of PR you can find her practicing yoga, chancing her efforts at becoming the next west-end star (in her kitchen) and reviewing pints of Guinness. 

Reggie Okehie
Content Bee

Reggie is passionate about research and communication, having completed a degree in PR, he combines the knowledge from his degree with his passion for the PR industry to help deliver the best possible results to clients, and support the team.

In his spare time, he volunteers as a coaching assistant at his local athletics club, watches a lot of football, and listens to music. 

Headshot of Reggie Okehie, Milk & Honey PR

Reggie Okehie
Content Bee

Reggie is passionate about research and communication, having completed a degree in PR, he combines the knowledge from his degree with his passion for the PR industry to help deliver the best possible results to clients, and support the team.

In his spare time, he volunteers as a coaching assistant at his local athletics club, watches a lot of football, and listens to music. 

Charlie Howitt
Connection Bee

Charlie loves getting right to the heart of a story. In transitioning from the entertainment industry to PR, she brings a creative flair to all she does. Connecting a company to its audience is all about telling the right story, and that’s what Charlie knows best. Her experience as a writer, producer and marketing coordinator makes her a dab hand at content curation and skilled with media relations.

When she’s not busy pitching a story, you’ll find her guzzling the news like its caffeine, scanning for news jacking opps. In her downtime, she’s probably at the gym, a comedy club, or feet up with a good podcast. 

Charlie Howitt
Connection Bee

Charlie loves getting right to the heart of a story. In transitioning from the entertainment industry to PR, she brings a creative flair to all she does. Connecting a company to its audience is all about telling the right story, and that’s what Charlie knows best. Her experience as a writer, producer and marketing coordinator makes her a dab hand at content curation and skilled with media relations.

When she’s not busy pitching a story, you’ll find her guzzling the news like its caffeine, scanning for news jacking opps. In her downtime, she’s probably at the gym, a comedy club, or feet up with a good podcast. 

Jack Ashton
Marketing Bee

Jack always brings energy and enthusiasm to his PR projects. He’s outgoing and positive and uses this positivity to build solid relationships with journalists.

After graduating from the University of East Anglia, he began his PR career at a Manchester agency, improving digital and PR campaigns for a range of clients across the public sector, health and health tech. 

He moved to London to join the hive in 2021 where he works across a range of clients as well as our internal marketing team. In his spare time you’ll find him developing delicious recipes or reading for our Hive Book Club.

Jack Ashton - Milk & Honey PR

Jack Ashton
Marketing Bee

Jack always brings energy and enthusiasm to his PR projects. He’s outgoing and positive and uses this positivity to build solid relationships with journalists.

After graduating from the University of East Anglia, he began his PR career at a Manchester agency, improving digital and PR campaigns for a range of clients across the public sector, health and health tech. He moved to London to join the hive in 2021 where he works across a range of clients as well as our internal marketing team. In his spare time you’ll find him developing delicious recipes or reading for our Hive Book Club. 

Daniel Antunes
Culture Bee

Dan is a dedicated social supporter who holds advocacy and cultural preservation close to his heart. Happy to lend a hand in most situations, Dan is someone who prides himself elevating team morale to create a nurturing work environment.  

 Graduating from The University of Huddersfield with a degree in Music Journalism, he sought to involve himself in PR following experiences in music, environment, journalism and charity sectors. Outside of being a massive music nerd he has passion for literature, fitness & countercultural history. 

Daniel Antunes, Client Assistant for Milk & Honey

Daniel Antunes
Culture Bee

Dan is a dedicated social supporter who holds advocacy and cultural preservation close to his heart. Happy to lend a hand in most situations, Dan is someone who prides himself elevating team morale to create a nurturing work environment.  

Graduating from The University of Huddersfield with a degree in Music Journalism, he sought to involve himself in PR following experiences in music, environment, journalism and charity sectors. Outside of being a massive music nerd he has passion for literature, fitness & countercultural history. 

Marine Géraud
Tech Bee

Marine is an enterprise technology and corporate communications specialist with over ten years’ experience across both ANZ and France. She is our resident tech PR consultant and specialises in both PR and content marketing.

Marine is an expert at getting technology focused messages across to an audience of business and industry leaders. Positioning organisations and their executives as thought leaders, thanks to unique narratives and point of views, driving share of voice in conversations that matter.

Her passion in the tech B2B space has led her to work for leading local and international IT organisations including Salesforce, Cisco, Workday, TechnologyOne, Citrix, Genpact and Cognizant.

Marine Géraud
Tech Bee

Marine is an enterprise technology and corporate communications specialist with over ten years’ experience across both ANZ and France. She is our resident tech PR consultant and specialises in both PR and content marketing.

Marine is an expert at getting technology focused messages across to an audience of business and industry leaders. Positioning organisations and their executives as thought leaders, thanks to unique narratives and point of views, driving share of voice in conversations that matter.

Her passion in the tech B2B space has led her to work for leading local and international IT organisations including Salesforce, Cisco, Workday, TechnologyOne, Citrix, Genpact and Cognizant.