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Henry Sanford

Digital Partner

Henry is an experienced online communications consultant who has worked with a number of Multi-national/FTSE 100 & 250 companies, helping them to communicate with their key stakeholders whilst maximising their use of data to generate informed decisions and increased engagement with customers. He heads up our Digital Marketing and Web & Data team teams, and is interested in all gadgets that make life simpler. Recent projects include an international product launch across Europe, Middle East & Africa as well as leading a large data integration project in the UK. A fan of all sports, he is often seen supporting the Exeter Chiefs at weekends along with coaching local youth rugby and cricket teams.
Food
Spicy Curry
Film
The Shawshank Redemption
Music
'80s
TV
BT Sport Live Rugby
Book
The Slight Edge
Hobby
Coaching Rugby
Holiday
Travelling South America

Jo Pearce

Head of Strategy

Jo has over twenty years of experience, beginning client side in Marketing with Unilever and working as a Strategist in advertising, communications and media agencies in London. Most latterly, she’s focused on Brand and Communications consulting. Jo has worked across many different sectors, on established global brands such as Unilever, J&J, Kellogg’s and Nissan, but also start-ups and NPD such as Powerade for Coca-Cola. When not working, she is either buried in a book, out on Dartmoor with her dogs, or riding her Irish Sports Horse, Tooreeney Rose.

Food
Edamame beans
Film
A Room with a View
Music
Gossip - Standing in the way of control
TV
House
Book
Anything by Jane Austen
Hobby
Horse Riding
Holiday
Horseback trekking in Alaska

Millicent Teague

Designer

Millicent has several years’ experience in Graphic Design. She began her journey by gaining valuable experience working as an in-house designer. Subsequently, she gravitated towards agency life to channel her passion for turning her ideas into reality through a wide variety of clients. When she’s not at work, you can find Millicent creating digital art and illustrations.

Food
Pizza - topping mood dependent!
Film
Psychological thriller
Music
Twenty One Pilots
TV
Serial killer documentary
Book
This Is Going To Hurt
Hobby
Illustrating
Holiday
A tour of Italy eating pizza!

Marcus Bennett

Creative Partner

Marcus is a Creative Director with over 15 years London experience. Client experiences includes BBC, Timberland and Coca Cola. Marcus is a member of the Typographic Circle and D&Ad. A passion for playing cricket, exploring the Devon coastline and collecting 1950s cigarette adverts.

Food
Seafood
Film
The Lavender Hill Mob
Music
The Sugar Cubes - Birthday
TV
MOTD
Book
The Tao of Pooh
Hobby
Sea Swimming
Holiday
Swim the Baja Peninsula

Georgia Channon

Account Manager

With a Certificate in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and over 6 years of experience in retail and leisure, G is passionate about developing creative campaigns with her clients. A lover of all things plant-y, G can be found gardening, looking after houseplants or playing for a social netball team in Exeter.

Food
Italian (Vegan!)
Film
Someone Great
Music
The Wombats
TV
Atypical
Book
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Hobby
Netball, Plants & Gardening
Holiday
3 months travelling

Hayley Oliver

Senior Account Manager

Hayley is a Senior Account Manager with experience across a complete range of clients and projects, from global campaigns to local awareness pieces she enjoys it all. Outside of work Hayley can be found exploring her camper or decorating cakes.

Food
Dim Sum
Film
Robin Hood, Prince Of Thieves
Music
American Pie by Don McLean
TV
The Walking Dead
Book
Murderous Crime Fiction
Hobby
Food and Drink
Holiday
Safari

Tallulah Warmington

Account Manager

Tallulah has extensive project management and events experience, meaning that she’s super organised and client-focused. She has worked with clients from a multitude of sectors, including Estee Lauder (New York), Puma (France) and L’Oreal (UK.) She enjoys her busy workload and loves the diversity of working with clients across different sectors. Outside of work, Tallulah loves spending time with her Golden Retriever puppy, Ziggy, and working her way through her world map of countries to travel too.

Food
Taco's (with a Margarita)
Film
Bad Neighbours or Baywatch
Music
R&B/Rap
TV
The Kardashians (Sorry!!)
Book
Love the author JoJo Moyes
Hobby
Spending time with my family, friends & puppy Ziggy
Holiday
Hawaii & The Maldives

Corey Mackie

Digital Director

Corey joined AB in 2002 and his attention to detail, ability to understand requirements and background in design help him manage web development projects successfully. From brochure sites to complex systems and data migration projects, his approach ensures solutions are well designed, user friendly and perform well. Outside work, Corey spends his time coaching Judo, cycling and walking on the moors with his family and Dotty their dog.

Food
Pub Grub!
Film
The Shawshank Redemption
Music
Del Amitri - Driving With The Brakes On
TV
Game of Thrones
Book
Anything by Julia Donaldson :)
Hobby
Judo
Holiday
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Stephanie Medhurst

Senior Account Manager

Stephanie has several years of experience within Client Services and has worked with clients predominantly in the food & drink sector including Tefal, Lindt, Davidstow Cheddar, illy Coffee, Jägermeister and Philadelphia. She is passionate about delivering a top-class service every time and has a particular interest in video content and influencer marketing. Outside of work, Stephanie loves spending time at the beach, travelling and getting out on her roller skates.

Food
Thai
Film
Wolf of Wall Street
Music
Dance/Club Classics
TV
This Country
Book
A ‘who done it’ with a plot twist
Hobby
Anything involving the sea
Holiday
Mexico, for the tequila!

James Phillips

Development Manager

James (Jimmy) has over 20 years of developing large scale integrated systems.  He has a background in large database projects including data migration and consolidating of large datasets. During his time at AB, as well as numerous website projects, he has helped a number of clients move away from multiple disjointed legacy systems by building them new cohesive applications.

Food
Pizza
Film
Big Trouble in Little China/Carlito's Way
Music
Blues, Rock, a bit of everything!
TV
Only Fools and Horses
Book
Anything by John Connolly
Hobby
Playing guitar
Holiday
Somewhere by the sea

Chloe Parker

Digital Marketing Manager

With a background in events management, and a passion for all things marketing Chloe joins AB with several years experience working in-house delivering multi channel marketing campaigns within the leisure and aviation industries, working with brands such as Flybe and Virgin Atlantic. Chloe loves working on the ever changing digital landscape with particular focus on paid media, social and email. When she’s not travelling abroad, Chloe loves exploring the Devon countryside and spending time with friends and family exploring the food and drink scene in Exeter.

Food
Anything Italian - all the pasta!
Film
Bridesmaids
Music
ABBA to Linkin Park
TV
Modern Family
Book
Where the Crawdads Sing
Hobby
Walking with an audio book
Holiday
Travelling South America

Paul Wright

Senior Data Developer

Paul is a Senior Developer with 25 years experience of maintaining and developing software for various blue chip companies in the UK and overseas. He specialises in building user-friendly bespoke CMS systems, data and system migration and building API’s that work with back office systems & legacy software. Outside work, Paul spends his time running, cycling or buried in a good book.

Food
Chocolate
Film
Wolf of Wall Street
Music
Bit of everything
TV
The Wire
Book
A Little Life
Hobby
Collecting Million Dollar notes (none yet...)
Holiday
Soft white sand, palm fringed & warm seas

Tim Poole

Senior Developer

With a background in design and over 20 years of web development experience, Tim’s attention to detail imbues our websites with both form and function. Then, not being one to shy away from all things geeky, he’ll employ those creative and technical skills at home to design board games (if he’s not too busy in the garden that is.)

Food
Cheeseburger
Film
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Music
The Wonder Stuff
TV
Knight Rider
Book
Lord of the Rings
Hobby
Tabletop gaming
Holiday
Stoppatum

You?

Working at AB we provide everyone with:

  • Curiosity day off to be curious and explore something new
  • Flexible working day (core hours between 10am – 4pm) at home or in the office
  • Personal growth and training budget
  • Weekly focus time to grow your skills and knowledge
  • Better growth planning twice a year to grow your career along with quarterly reviews
  • 25 days holiday p.a.

Find out more about our current vacancies

Kim Logan

Head of Digital Marketing

Kim has over 14 years’ experience working both agency side and in-house in London, with clients including Sky and AXA. While in-house with a major publisher, Kim worked with brands such as The Week, Auto Express and Carbuyer. Kim is particularly passionate about SEO. Ensuring websites provide a great experience for both user and search engine is at the heart of everything she does.

Food
Sushi
Film
Star Wars (original trilogy of course!)
Music
Rock
TV
Spaced
Book
Harry Potter series
Hobby
Watching live music or eating out
Holiday
Japan

Lisa Hunking

Financial Controller

We rely on Lisa to keep the Finance Department running smoothly. She brings a wealth of experience to AB from her 30 years in accountancy and industrial financial management. At the weekend, Lisa enjoys gardening and hiking the south west coastal paths.

Food
Anything with chicken
Film
The Wizard of Oz
Music
'80s - Phil Collins
TV
'70s Comedy shows
Book
Angels and Demons
Hobby
Walking the Cornish Coast
Holiday
Somewhere sunny and away from technology!

Holly Watson

Content Specialist

Passionate about content marketing and social media, Holly is an experienced copywriter with a background in SaaS and recruitment marketing. She enjoys tone of voice development and creating content that resonates with different audiences. When she’s not writing, Holly can usually be found exploring Exeter’s local restaurants and bars, snapping sunrises along the Devon coast and working her way through her endless ‘to be read’ pile of books.

Food
Italian
Film
You've Got Mail
TV
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Music
The National
Book
Sorrow & Bliss
Hobby
Eating & Drinking
Holiday
New York

Carly Collacott

Digital Marketing Manager

Carly has several years of digital marketing experience both agency and client side, working with a mix of brands including the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, EY, Michelin Tyres and FOX. She is passionate about paid media and is experienced in managing search, social and display PPC campaigns. Outside of work, Carly enjoys paddle boarding, running and cycling.

Food
Thai
Film
The Pursuit
Music
Adele
TV
Schitts Creek
Book
This Is Going To Hurt
Hobby
Paddle Boarding
Holiday
Around the world ticket

Polly Huscroft

Account Executive

Polly is a fun and chatty member of AB, working to offer your company the best possible support. As a literature graduate, there is nothing that Polly enjoys more than a good book, but when she isn’t working, Polly spends her time outside on the farm surrounded by her woolly friends.

Food
Jam roly-poly and custard
Film
Benny & Joon
TV
Dr Foster
Music
Anything I know the words to!
Book
The Song of Achilles
Hobby
Looking after Wilma (my sheep!)
Holiday
Norway!

Rosalind Knight

Content Specialist

Ros is an editor and copywriter. Her experience includes managing an award-winning content team at a major UK charity; tone of voice development; interpretation for cultural sites and venues; plus content marketing, design and strategy. Ros enjoys writing about topics and industries in ways that people can relate to. She has written copy to inspire people about garden birds, maths apps, orchestras and refugees, among other topics!

Food
Homemade cake
Film
Sense and Sensibility
Music
KT Tunstall
TV
Nordic noir or period drama
Book
The Cazalet Chronicles
Hobby
Italian
Holiday
Sunny Italy!

Andy Kendall

Senior Designer

Andy gained agency experience working in London before returning to his Devon roots to join AB. From print to web his work is sensitive and sophisticated including work across a wide variety of sectors from the arts to engineering, fish to pharma for clients including BBC, LSO and Ocean Fish. Outside work Andy enjoys spending time on the water surfing, kayaking & stand-up paddle boarding when DIY allows.

Food
Thai or a good Shawarma
Film
The Lost Boys
Music
'80s & Rock
TV
The White Lotus
Book
Spares
Hobby
Surfing (badly) & Pyrography
Holiday
Japan or New Zealand

Lisa Alleway

Project Director

No agency is complete without a South African in the team! Lisa gained her extensive communications experience in London working across a diverse range of multinational accounts before joining AB. Her calm demeanour and can do attitude ensures everyone works effectively towards the same goals, resulting in happy clients. Most recent projects include international, multilingual product launches across EMEA and South Asia. Outside the office, Lisa can be found enjoying long walks with her dogs Max and Jonny on Dartmoor.
Food
Thai
Film
The Blind Side
Music
The Killers
TV
Schitt's Creek
Book
A Piece of Cake
Hobby
Long walks with the dogs
Holiday
Anywhere warm

Ed Burnand

Partner

Ed’s focus is on strategy and management and he has been responsible for the development of numerous innovative client projects across brand, digital, advertising and film. He inspires confidence and believes that planning and knowledge are critical to producing effective communications. He has over 20 years of client-side and consulting experience in the UK and internationally having worked at Tequila London and Telewest Broadband (now Virgin Media).

Food
Steak and chips
Film
Under Siege
Music
Rolling Stones
TV
Better Call Saul
Book
To Kill a Mockingbird
Hobby
Skiing with my family
Holiday
Alps

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