Our people are our greatest asset – they are the heart of our business.

Moreover, our clients also tell us that we are great to work with.

Paula Elliott - C8 Founder and Managing Director

Paula Elliott, Founder and Managing Director

Paula’s strategic insight and business awareness have been developed over 25 years of B2B PR and marketing experience. She is trusted by clients to deliver compelling, results-focused campaigns that have impact with the right audiences. With experience in a broad range of sectors and industry relationships, Paula is skilled at positioning clients within complex markets.

Michael Bartley - C8 Deputy Managing Director

Michael Bartley, Deputy Managing Director

Michael is a former semi-professional footballer who is now getting his kicks in PR. His dynamic and creative approach is valued by clients, who appreciate his ability to identify and amplify the stories that matter. Michael’s strong leadership and communication skills are made for PR, where his energy and drive deliver consistently outstanding results for clients.

Imtiaz Mufti - C8 Account Director

Imtiaz Mufti, Associate Director

Taz has a wealth of experience across B2B, Technology, Public Affairs, and Entertainment sectors, working both agency-side and in-house. This gives him excellent understanding of client priorities and pressures, insight much appreciated by C8’s clients. Previous clients include Metropolitan Police Services, the Prime Minister’s Office and brands such as LucasArts and Disney.

Nigel Elliott - C8 Finance Director

Nigel Elliott, Finance Director

Nigel has excellent commercial and business acumen and a proven track record spanning over 25 years, working with Fortune 500 companies. A good problem solver, Nigel’s pragmatic down to earth approach and first-rate customer relationship management skills mean he is well-liked and respected by clients.

Ken Deeks - C8 Chairman

Ken Deeks, Chairman

Ken has spent his career in communications. He started off as a journalist working mainly for local newspapers as well as a spell on the Daily Mirror, before moving into PR. For several years, Ken ran a series of PR companies, operating mainly in the tech sector. He is now a Director of Communications at The Amber Group, as well as Chairman of C8.

Jim Popel - C8 Consulting Account Manager

Jim Pople, PR Manager

Jim joins C8 Consulting with over four years’ experience in PR, working in the automotive, events and B2B tech sectors. With a bachelor’s degree in Sport Journalism, Jim has managed a diverse range of clients in the tech space, developing excellent written and communication skills, and strong media relationships, which enable him to consistently deliver successful campaigns.

Emma Potter - C8 Associate Marketing Consultant

Emma Potter, Associate Marketing Consultant

Emma is a commercially minded B2B marketing consultant with 18 years’ experience. She is a clear communicator who builds trusted relationships, has a proven track record of driving revenue through digital marketing channels, and builds brand awareness and equity through to point of sale, specifically for fast growth businesses.

Helen Hopper - C8 Associate Copywriting Manager

Helen Hopper, Associate Copywriting Manager

Over twenty years Helen has gained broad experience of the technology, business and education sectors in both agency and in-house roles. She is skilled at shaping clients’ stories to deliver insight and impact that drives audiences to take action.

Rachel Preston - C8 Senior Associate Consultant

Rachel Preston, Senior Associate Consultant

Rachel has a balanced mix of Sales and B2B Marketing experience gained over 20 years in the Tech Industry with companies such as Nortel and BT. She has recently headed up global communications divisions for both Avaya and Sage. Strategically focused, Rachel is passionate about business and committed to going the extra mile to delight clients.

Tatiana Miller - C8 Associate Consultant

Tatiana Miller, Associate Consultant

Tatiana has over 25 years’ communications experience. At Symantec, she was responsible for enterprise public relations across EMEA and managed the pan-EMEA corporate communications programme. Other previous clients include IBM Global Services, IBM Networking Systems EMEA, IBM Software EMEA, AMP and Claris.

Kiri O'Leary - C8 Junior Account Executive

Kiri O’Leary, Senior PR Executive

Kiri has a degree in Psychology which helped her develop a strong understanding of human behaviours, as well as developing analytical and writing skills. As sub-editor for online media news site Global Seven News she has honed her understanding of the media. Her experience brings a creative, insightful approach to client campaigns.

Abbi Richards - C8 Junior Account Executive

Abbi Richards, PR Executive

Abbi has a degree in psychology from the University of Winchester where she conducted her own research into technology and its influence in the workplace, as well as developing strong written communication skills. She has experience in sales and public-sector organisations and is passionate about bringing her diligent approach to C8’s clients.

Ellen Oliver - C8 Senior Account Executive

Ellen Oliver, PR Executive

Ellen joins C8 Consulting as a Junior Account Executive after graduating from the University of Oxford Brookes with a degree in Psychology. She is keen to use the writing and research skills that she mastered during her degree and looks forward to the opportunity of working with exciting clients from the disruptive technology sector. Ellen is passionate about delivering client success.

Jessica Kelliher - C8 PR Executive

Jessica Kelliher, PR Executive

Jess studied marketing at the University of Winchester, achieving First Class honours. She has first-hand experience with an online start-up business, specifically with launching its social media presence. Throughout university she worked with a multitude of technology platforms and enjoys learning about future capabilities. She enjoys PR and is passionate about building relationships.

Latest Insights

9 July | 2020

C8 will be boycotting their beds by ditching the home comforts of duvets and mattresses and sleeping rough to help Action for Children raise money and awareness for youth homelessness.

26 May | 2020

A recent success story from C8 is the new Egress Campaign ‘Only Human’. C8 managed to active coverage on 107 local radio stations.