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, 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 that are second to none,Paula is skilled at positioning clients within complex markets.
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 might have been born on the pitch, but they are made for PR, where his energy and drive deliver consistently outstanding results for clients.
Imtiaz Mufti, PR 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.
Gina Hough, Senior Associate Consultant
Gina has spent over 30 years in marketing communications, having founded her own agency in her early 20s and growing it to be one of the largest regional consultancies in the UK. With a hands-on, straightforward approach that appeals to journalists and analysts alike, she has a strong network of contacts and understands the media landscape. She is creative, resourceful and effective for her clients – always having their best interests at heart.
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, 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.
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.
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, 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, 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.
Jim Pople, PR Manager
Jim joins C8 Consulting with over four years’ experience in Public Relations, 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 technology space, developing excellent written and communication skills, and strong media relationships, which will enable him to consistently deliver successful campaigns for C8 clients.
Claire Auzanneau, Senior PR Executive
Claire has a Master’s degree in Public Relations, a degree in Business and Administration Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Event Management. After completing internships in various London PR agencies Claire joined C8 where clients benefit from her energy and tenacity. Claire is fluent in English and French.
Kiri O’Leary, 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, 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, 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 has experience in sales and marketing and is passionate about delivering client success.
Sophie Lamden, PR Executive
Sophie is starting her PR career with C8 Consulting as a PR Executive. Sophie has a first-class honours degree in Theatre and Performance from Plymouth University. During her degree, Sophie honed her writing, analytical and communication skills and since university has gained rounded experience in sales, teaching, business and finance. Sophie is looking forward to helping clients achieve their goals in the disruptive-tech sector and working to build some creative, compelling campaigns for C8.