Look Who’s Talking
A highly experienced and diverse senior team – credible communication experts who are also great fun to work with
Getting employee communication right isn’t easy.
It requires robust, joined-up thinking and strong, coordinated implementation. It demands a deep understanding of the organisation and its people – and the ability to link communication outputs to hard business outcomes.
It needs strategy and tactics to work together in harmony – and an injection of creativity to make channels work and messages stick.
It needs the right talent to lead, coordinate and drive it.
At Gatehouse internal communication group we have just that talent. Click on the images below to meet the key members of our team…
Simon Wright has specialised in marketing and communications for over 15 years, with the past decade focused on internal communications. He has worked and consulted for a number of large organisations across a variety of sectors, including financial and professional services, insurance, telecoms, retail and travel & tourism, in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
As well as a being a Fellow of the Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Simon is a Director of the Managing Partners’ Forum’s Communication panel and an member of the IoIC London Executive. In 2009 he published ‘The A-Z of Internal Communication’ and was a contributing author to ‘The Gower Handbook of Internal Communication.’
His work has won a number of awards, including recognition in creative campaigns, event planning and communication programmes.
Lee Smith, a co-founder of Gatehouse, is an award winning communicator with over 15 years’ experience. Most recently he was Head of Internal Communication for Ernst and Young and previously he held senior positions with the HBoS Group and West Bromwich Building Society.
Lee is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), chair of CIPR Inside, a visiting lecturer at Wolverhampton University and Trinity & All Saints, and a judge on a number of major industry awards programmes.
He is active in promoting the development of internal communication skills and is the author of one of the most prolific blogs on the subject of internal communication which can be seen at www.internalcommunications.co.uk/
Benjamin Hunt is one of the founders of Gasp!
After a number of years in the events industry Ben has cultivated a well-earned reputation for creativity and an obsession with quality that is matched only by his enthusiasm.
When not working on events, Ben can usually be found with his nose in a book or in his kitchen making something terrifying out of perfectly innocent ingredients.
Steve Manning co-founded Gasp! after working in the events and employee engagement business for over 10 years.
His unique approach to client care, his unrivalled industry knowledge, vast network of venue contacts and boundless energy make him the first port of call for some of the most prestigious clients in the UK and overseas.
Some of his clients include Microsoft, BP, Aviva, HSBC and Coca Cola.
When not working on current projects he spends his free time dreaming up new events.
Head of Content
Ian has specialised in copywriting and communication for 15 years.
He has contributed to mainstream media titles including the Guardian and the Telegraph, and has edited a raft of national magazines in the computer, video games, and online sectors.
Passionate about clear communication, Ian is a well-known blogger and commentator in the internal communication world – and is the founder of the influential Journal of Internal Communication publication.
Agnes Costa joined Gatehouse following five years working at a Parisian communications agency and specialising in HR and people communications. Her experience includes project management, research, consulting and managing full channel campaigns. She holds a Master degree in Political Sciences & Communications and she speaks multiple languages including French, German and English.
Outside of work, Agnes enjoys exploring London, planning trips to European capital cities and reading.
An experienced developer who has worked with many companies developing web applications, systems and services.
Embracing the Zeitgeist, he employs the best ideas, technology and tools whenever and wherever possible.
He spends much of his time focused on web services and mobile applications and divides the remainder by collecting metrics, practising 改善 and drinking coffee.
Javier Moreno studied Films and Media and has over 5 years international experience as a Digital Designer, having worked in various advertising agencies and audiovisual companies.
His work has covered all media areas from video editor, motion graphics and web through to graphic designer. Adidas, ING, Disney, Vodafone, RedCross, Fiat, are just some of the clients Javier has worked with.
Outside of the office, his interests include photography, films, theatre, internet and TV.
Alice Chan is a highly experienced graphic designer and has recently completed her MA in Design Innovation, majoring in Graphic and Multimedia Design in the UK.
She has a particular flair and passion for illustration and fine art, and has extensive experience of creating innovative designs for a diverse client base, including many organisations based in the Far East, spanning private, commercial and public sectors.
Matt Stanbridge has over 6 years experience in the Design and creative industry, working with a diverse range of clients such as HSBC, Disney, CityJet and Pearson Education.
Prior to becoming a Creative Consultant, Matt has worked both in the design and PR industries, completely understanding the design process and always finding the right outcome.
David joined us in 2013 and is a recent BA (hons) graduate of graphic design and has studied design for 6 years.He is a skilled conceptual designer thinking creatively out of the box, he has a particular interests in screen printing and all things vintage.
David also likes following art with Shepard Fairey being a particular favourite with his urban activist illustrations.