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 20 years of experience in 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 20 years of experience in 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.

Jo Cresswell
Honey Bee

Jo has worked in corporate PR since 2012. She has represented a variety of businesses large and small across sectors including: retail (loyalty, ecommerce, enterprise collaboration, logistics, payments), technology, HR, recruitment and marketing.

Jo’s strengths lie in strategic thinking, campaign planning, crisis & issues management and a dogged determination to do a great job. Celebrated for her attention to detail, can do attitude and ambition on behalf of her clients.

Expectations vs reality: my first month in a start-up

Jo Cresswell
Honey Bee

Jo has worked in corporate PR since 2012. She has represented a variety of businesses large and small across sectors including: retail (loyalty, ecommerce, enterprise collaboration, logistics, payments), technology, HR, recruitment and marketing.

Jo’s strengths lie in strategic thinking, campaign planning, crisis & issues management and a dogged determination to do a great job. Celebrated for her attention to detail, can do attitude and ambition on behalf of her clients.

Kirsty Reid
Iron Bee

Kirsty leads our consumer offer. She has a wonderful affinity with clients having worked both agency side and in-house. Most recently she was with Comic Relief leading national media campaigns for four years, prior to that with WWE.

A true creative collaborator, Kirsty inspires the team to stretch themselves creatively delivering outstanding, memorable and high impact campaigns for our cients.

Kirsty Reid

Kirsty Reid
Iron Bee

Kirsty leads our consumer offer. She has a wonderful affinity with clients having worked both agency side and in-house. Most recently she was with Comic Relief leading national media campaigns for four years, prior to that with WWE.

A true creative collaborator, Kirsty inspires the team to stretch themselves creatively delivering outstanding, memorable and high impact campaigns for our cients.

Harriet King
Lavender Bee

Harriet is a self-confessed news junkie and can always find the right angle to a story. Before arriving at the hive, Harriet worked across marketing and creative agencies and with brands such as ASDA and British Airways.

As well as her creative flair, she has an eagle eye for news jacking opportunities whilst managing campaigns for clients. Outside of work she enjoys finding new places in the city to eat, drink and dance.

Harriet King
Lavender Bee

Harriet is a self-confessed news junkie and can always find the right angle to a story. Before arriving at the hive, Harriet worked across marketing and creative agencies and with brands such as ASDA and British Airways.

As well as her creative flair, she has an eagle eye for news jacking opportunities whilst managing campaigns for clients. Outside of work she enjoys finding new places in the city to eat, drink and dance.

Luciana Ianari
Fern Bee

Luciana is a passionate writer and researcher. In Summer 2017, Luciana finished her Masters in Publishing from University College London. Her experience in media strategy and advertising planning brings further breadth, skills and insights to our clients campaigns.

Having grown up in Kenya to Italian parents, Luciana is our resident linguist. Fluent in Italian, French, Spanish and of course English. Her effervescent energy coupled with a sharp eye for planning detail ensures our campaigns always deliver.

Luciana Ianari
Fern Bee

Luciana is a passionate writer and researcher. In Summer 2017, Luciana finished her Masters in Publishing from University College London. Her experience in media strategy and advertising planning brings further breadth, skills and insights to our clients campaigns.

Having grown up in Kenya to Italian parents, Luciana is our resident linguist. Fluent in Italian, French, Spanish and of course English. Her effervescent energy coupled with a sharp eye for planning detail ensures our campaigns always deliver.

Hannah Winter
Teal Bee

Hannah begun her career in communications in 2012. Like many at the hive, Hannah has a varied background. She started in consumer before moving into trade, corporate, brand and financial communications. Her deep understanding of multiple audiences enables her to put hard hitting campaigns in place for both consumer and corporate clients.

Hannah is buzzing with ideas and gifted at working with the broader team to deliver award winning campaigns. Her degree in psychology means she is always looking for ways to really engage audiences and drive a positive behavioural change for clients.

Hannah Winter

Hannah Winter
Teal Bee

Hannah begun her career in communications in 2012. Like many at the hive, Hannah has a varied background. She started in consumer before moving into trade, corporate, brand and financial communications. Her deep understanding of multiple audiences enables her to put hard hitting campaigns in place for both consumer and corporate clients.

Hannah is buzzing with ideas and gifted at working with the broader team to deliver award winning campaigns. Her degree in psychology means she is always looking for ways to really engage audiences and drive a positive behavioural change for clients.

Lindsay Stanley
Honey Bee

Lindsay heads up our New Zealand business out of Auckland. Dubbed internally as ‘master of the cover story’. Lindsay is expert in working with clients to marry their key messages to the news agenda delivering something fresh. She started her career in the UK in 2005, spanning wellbeing, retail, FMCG and technology sectors, before moving with her family to New Zealand.

Lindsay Stanley
Honey Bee

Lindsay heads up our New Zealand business out of Auckland. Dubbed internally as ‘master of the cover story’. Lindsay is expert in working with clients to marry their key messages to the news agenda delivering something fresh. She started her career in the UK in 2005, spanning wellbeing, retail, FMCG and technology sectors, before moving with her family to New Zealand.