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.

Caroline Addy
HONEY 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 technology and innovation (IT & networking, software development, telecoms, consumer electronics) where she represented global tech giant Cisco, amongst others.

Having crafted first-class campaigns and relationships on both sides of the world, Caroline’s experience has made her a bit of a chameleon, with 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.

Caroline Addy
HONEY 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 technology and innovation (IT & networking, software development, telecoms, consumer electronics) where she represented global tech giant Cisco, amongst others.

Having crafted first-class campaigns and relationships on both sides of the world, Caroline’s experience has made her a bit of a chameleon, with 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.

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
Kiwi 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
Kiwi 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.

Rachel Proctor
Digi Bee

Rachel is our digital doyen. She has been working in marketing communications since 2014 when she graduated with a first-class honours degree in business management and marketing. A new addition to the hive, Rachel has been working 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 has recently completed diplomas in web design and mobile app development. She is currently working on graphic design.

Rachel Proctor
Digi Bee

Rachel is our digital doyen. She has been working in marketing communications since 2014 when she graduated with a first-class honours degree in business management and marketing. A new addition to the hive, Rachel has been working 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 has recently completed diplomas in web design and mobile app development. She is currently working on graphic design.

Connor Taylor
Fern Bee

Connor loves to write and has a voracious appetite to learn. A recent graduate of Cambridge University, he has an uncanny knack of uncovering story angles and client insights.

Connor calls both the UK and Switzerland home.

Connor Taylor
Fern Bee

Connor loves to write and has a voracious appetite to learn. A recent graduate of Cambridge University, he has an uncanny knack of uncovering story angles and client insights.

Connor calls both the UK and Switzerland home.

Brittany Farquhar
Social Bee

Brittany started her digital communications career in Toronto, Canada and moved to London in spring 2018. Prior to relocating she worked in recruitment communications for the largest college in Canada. She worked on various marketing campaigns and assisted in the social media strategy and email marketing for the overarching brand. In her early career, she was part of a team at a bespoke digital and influencer agency.

Brittany puts her digital smarts to work across an array of through the line campaigns at the hive. She is buzzing with ideas and practical applications to make them fly. Outside of work, you’ll find her raving about the latest podcasts, pop culture news or her adventurous travel stories. 

Brittany Farquhar
Social Bee

Brittany started her digital communications career in Toronto, Canada and moved to London in spring 2018. Prior to relocating she worked in recruitment communications for the largest college in Canada. She worked on various marketing campaigns and assisted in the social media strategy and email marketing for the overarching brand. In her early career, she was part of a team at a bespoke digital and influencer agency.

Brittany puts her digital smarts to work across an array of through the line campaigns at the hive. She is buzzing with ideas and practical applications to make them fly. Outside of work, you’ll find her raving about the latest podcasts, pop culture news or her adventurous travel stories.