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Our Team

We love being a part of the H&H Family

H&H Team
Hannah
Helen
Jane
clare
Colin
Della
Michael
Jan
Joe
Lewis
Anne
Matt
Luke
Nicola
Rosie
kirsty
laura
michelle
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Hannah

Creative director

email:hannah@handhcomms.co.uk

hannah

Hannah's three ambitions are to invent and launch a product, retire to a villa with a vineyard in Italy and own a dog

Our Creative Director Hannah decided when she was seven years old that she wanted to be a designer, and she’s never lost sight of that ambition. She’s on a mission to take the Boring out of business communications - so it’s no surprise that she’s known for her brilliantly creative thinking. She’s also a strategic genius with a particular expertise in brand building. In her spare time, she’s a qualified silversmith, and loves the kind of extreme cycling that makes the rest of us feel faintly ill.

Helen

Managing Director

email: helen@handhcomms.co.uk

Helen

Helen thinks that you should never eat green cheese – a belief instilled early in her life

Our MD Helen’s brilliantly unusual combination of blue-chip FMCG marketing experience, and a Master’s degree in corporate coaching, means she’s our go-to People Strategy person. Her driving passion is to engage people in the workplace, and give them the tools to feel happy and fulfilled at work. She works with senior business leaders to articulate their vision and objectives, and then expresses this into meaningful and effective business strategy. Outside of work she enjoys Body Attack classes, and is a star of our local musical theatre group.

Clare

Head of Consultancy of Learning

email: clare.h@handhcomms.co.uk

Clare

With a fondness for chocolate – dark in particular – Clare is H&H’s very own Willy Wonka!

Clare is our Head of Consultancy of Learning. She’s the brainpower behind our client projects; the architect ensuring they all have strong foundations before they take off, so our clients always end up loving the results. She’s a strategic thinker, and an internal comms and engagement specialist – valuable assets for all of our IC programmes and projects. At some point in her life, Clare would love to own a large cocoa plantation – so she could produce all the dark chocolate she wanted!

Colin

Peacock

Sorry, I don't think he even knows how to work a phone.

Colin

Colin lives in the grounds of Hesslewood Hall and likes screeching, showing off his tail-feathers and walking out in front of cars.

Squawk squawwwk squaaawk squawk squaaawk squaaawk squawwwwwk squawk

Della

Business Manager

email: della@handhcomms.co.uk

Della

Our Della is a keen traveller, and she’s been all over the place – even to the Grand Canyon!

Della is our business manager, and she’s in charge of all our financial ventures and accounts, as well as our nitty-gritty HR processes. Having spent 20 years all the way down in London, she couldn’t resist returning to her native East Yorkshire to become a part of the H&H family. She keeps the H&H cogs continually whirring like clockwork, making sure we’re always best placed internally to help all our clients with anything they need. In her spare time, she enjoys partaking in the buying and selling of designer goods and going to gigs, and she’d love to return to the States and explore more of what it has to offer.

Jane

Head of Creative

email: jane.h@handhcomms.co.uk

jane

Our Jane loves the natural world, and her ambition is to create her own huge personal forest… and live in it

Jane is our Head of Creative, and it’s her job to guide the design team and keep the studio running smoothly. Jane puts her heart and soul into every project she takes on and her unwavering creativity breathes life into some of our most challenging projects. Her bubbly optimism also means she’s great at building strong relationships with our clients. In her spare time Jane loves to travel and take her dog Maya for walks – losing many tennis balls along the way.

Laura

Internal Comms Consultant

email: laura.c@handhcomms.co.uk

Laura

Our Laura is a proud mum of two, and when she’s not running around after her kids, she enjoys taking them to the local park and having play days on weekends

Laura is our Internal Comms Consultant, and one of our account managers. She’s passionate about how people communicate in the workplace, and is on a mission to get people engaged through the power of communication. Her role involves seeing the bigger picture of internal comms from all angles, and envisioning the best IC strategies for our clients. When she’s not playing with her kids, she can often be found playing musical instruments, and is a master of the piano, double bass, and clarinet.

Michelle

Office Manager

email: michelle.l@handhcomms.co.uk

michelle

A lover of all things fluffy and furry, Michelle’s favourite animal is the humble guinea pig but she aims to one day adopt a Parson Russell Terrier, and call it Stan

Michelle is H&H’s Office Manager, and she’s in charge of all our administrative needs, ensuring continual smooth sailing for the H&H ship. She makes sure the whole team always has what they need to achieve excellence, and holds the day-to-day running of the business together like cement, guaranteeing efficiency and effectiveness. A keen animal enthusiast, she’s been a vegetarian for over 20 years and proudly volunteers at the Hull Animal Welfare Centre – as well as spending time with her own guinea pig, Hamish!

Kirsty

Account Manager

email: kirsty.b@handhcomms.co.uk

Kirsty

Our Kirsty would love to travel down under to sunny Australia… and keep her own donkey

Kirsty is one of our Account Managers, and it’s her job to make sure we deliver all our projects on time as well as always keeping our clients smiling. Her friendly, approachable personality, and her 12 years of experience in customer service, means this is a breeze for her, and having an MBA to her name means she’s knowledgeable in everyday nitty-gritty business processes. In her spare time, she likes to socialise with friends and exercise, attending weekly Keep Fit classes.

Jan

Associate trainer

email: jan@handhcomms.co.uk

Jan

Janice's ambition is to be a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing

Jan, our trainer, is passionate about coaching and development, and committed to making it accessible. Her eclectic career experience has seen her working with people from all walks of life, from homeless people to senior managers in multinational corporations, and from Kuwait to Pontefract. She specialises in teaching NLP and integrating it into her coaching practice. Outside of H&H, she is a Visiting Senior Fellow in Business Coaching at the University of Lincoln, and has published books and papers on coaching.

Joe

Digital Creative

email: joe@handhcomms.co.uk

Joe

Joe is the Music Man of H&H, and can usually be found twiddling with synthesisers or sipping a good old cup of Yorkshire tea – often at the same time)

Joe is our Digital Creative, and our animation king. His knack for moving image production has created vibrant, visually stunning animations for many of our clients, and his fresh, innovative thinking when it comes to digital design continually impresses and inspires the H&H team. Outside of work, Joe is a key player in electronic jazz group SquareWaves, and has played several brilliant gigs all over Hull.

Lewis

Illustrator

email: lewis@handhcomms.co.uk

Lewis

Our Lewis has a keen sweet tooth, and is a big fan of most sugary treats (fizzy watermelon slices and skittles coming out on top!)

Lewis is our Illustrative Designer. His background in and passion for illustration has set the bar high for our design team. He dabbles in a bit of everything (infographics, storyboards, and branding to name just a few), and all his illustrations abound with exciting, vivacious character. In his spare time, Lewis enjoys ballroom and Latin dancing, and having achieved all his bronze medals, he’s working his way up to the gold.

Anne

Researcher

Anne

Anne thinks the best cure for a bad day is to knock the living daylights out of a lump of dough.

Our researcher Anne has been a researcher for nigh on 20 years, and still loves the excitement of getting past the surface to really understand what’s going on in people’s minds. Because we often don’t say what we mean, or mean what we say, Anne’s an expert in figuring out what’s really going on and what that means for our clients. When she’s not unlocking the secrets in our heads, she loves growing her own veg, country walks…and baking bread.

Matt

Associate Designer

Matt

As well as designing for H&H clients, Matt is a talented artist whose handiwork can be seen on gig posters and at vintage fairs

Matt is one of our associate designers, and he’s renowned for producing fresh, striking visuals and vibrant brand identities for our clients. Equally at home in Print or Digital media, he’s been part of the wider H&H team since we first set up shop. In his spare time he paints, draws and produces renowned and highly collectible gig posters for some very lucky indie bands.

Matt

Senior Designer

email: matt@handhcomms.co.uk

Matt

Matt likes playing guitar, scotch eggs and lists...

Matt combines brilliant design thinking and flair with the tricky but enjoyable role of leading our Studio team. He matches designers with projects, mentors team members, and keeps everything on track, as well as creating award-winning work for our clients. He’s our official Office Grown-Up, and has special responsibility for catching and putting out wasps, bees and spiders.

Nicola

Head of Personal Development

email: nicola@handhcomms.co.uk

Nicola

Our Nic is H&H’s resident actress, and she’s starred in several lead roles over the years – even dabbling in a bit of Shakespeare!

Nic is our PRINT consultant and coach, and the brainbox for all things PRINT. She thrives on helping people grow and develop to achieve their potential, and she’s delivered countless fascinating and engaging PRINT programmes for clients. She provides the strategic, visionary leadership that keeps our PRINT tool in the spotlight, both internally and externally. Outside of work, Nic’s a very keen gardener, growing beets, parsnips, garlic and many other veggies on her own allotment, and has 4 chickens (Glitzy, Eta, Beyoncé, and Nina).

Rosie

Designer

email: rosie@handhcomms.co.uk

Rosie

A gin lover and crisp connoisseur, Rosie also likes singing as loudly as possible in her car (with the windows up)...

Rosie’s brilliant, quirky designs have put smiles on the faces of some of our biggest clients, as well as winning us a spot on the shortlist for some of the IC world’s biggest design awards. She’s passionate about finding the perfect visual look to really bring brands and messages to life. When she’s not creating amazing design concepts for our clients, Rosie loves spending time with her friends and is a proud vegetarian and animal rights supporter. She also likes to explore weird and wonderful types of gin.

Luke

Conceptual Creative

email: luke.l@handhcomms.co.uk

luke-l

A keen all-round sportsman, Luke dabbles in climbing, surfing and snowboarding to name just a few… and never goes anywhere without his bike

Luke is our Conceptual Creative. His background in product design makes him best-placed to ensure that our brilliant designs have the legs to fulfil our clients’ briefs – so that when our designers run away with their ideas, they know they’re heading towards a viable and realistic finish line. In his spare time, Luke can usually be found racing towards another finish line on his trusty bike, whether it’s just around the block or all the way up the Alps.

Rosie

Admin assistant

email: rosie-atkinson@handhcomms.co.uk

Rosie

Rosie would love to time-travel back to Victorian Britain (but only for a week!)

Rosie is our Della’s right-hand woman, and helps her keep our business shipshape, organised and running like clockwork. She’s the first port of call for the many new enquiries that come into our business each week, and her superb organisational skills help us all stay on track even when we’re snowed under! Away from work Rosie can be found screaming on Hull City, knee-deep in cake mixture, or wrapped up in craft ribbons.

Michael

Marketing Assistant

email: michael.h@handhcomms.co.uk

michael-h

Michael’s lifelong ambition is to play the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who… and he has the bowtie and fez to prove it.

Our Michael is our resident wordsmith and Marketing Assistant. He’s responsible for all of our blogs and Weekly Ketchups, and revels in picking the perfect words to get his messages across. He’s also got a (very) keen eye for grammatical and linguistic accuracy – no written errors escape his vigilant gaze! Out of the workplace, Michael loves making short films, avoiding doing the gardening and obsessively watching Doctor Who with his cat Rita.

Jack

Business Development - PRINT

email: jack@handhcomms.co.uk

jack

Jason

Managing Director - PRINT

email: jason@handhcomms.co.uk

jason

Jason provides visionary leadership and strategic direction to establish and grow the newly formed PRINT UK business.

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