Leadership

The senior team

Keith Beech, Director

Keith BeechKeith heads up our crisis communications and media training division. With a wealth of experience in journalism from his 20 years with the BBC, Keith is an expert in media relations and has outstanding editorial judgement. Keith knows how journalists work and is expert in helping you to get your messages across effectively even in pressurised situations.  In his time with the BBC he was a senior editor in network radio, television news and at the BBC World Service.He has a comprehensive network of media contacts in the UK and overseas.Keith has worked with a range of companies and organisations including the United Nations, DfID, Harvard Business Publishing, Pret A Manger, Department for Transport, Lexmark International and Autoglass.

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Kevin Coles, Senior Advisor

Kevin ColesKevin is a crisis and issues expert. Specialising in the food and drink industry Kevin has guided organisations though issues and crises for more than two decades. He has worked with a variety of UK and international companies including Burger King, Weetabix, McCain Foods and British Lion eggs. He has undertaken everything from training company representatives in the event of blackmail, crisis simulations, product recalls and planning.

Amanda Cryer, Senior Advisor

Amanda CryerAmanda is amongst our most experienced advisors. She has managed reputations for a range of household brands for many years. An astute thinker and calm under pressure Amanda provides sound advice built on hands-on experience. She leads our team that works with the British Egg Industry Council. She took on the role a year before the Edwina Currie salmonella scare and has played a major part in the industry’s recovery from what was one of the UK’s most high profile food crises.

Richard Medley, Managing Director

Richard MedleyRichard joined as our MD at the start of 2012 with a blend of experience leading independent agencies and UK offices of international networks. Clients he’s worked for include Tyrrells, McDonald’s, the happy egg co, Diageo, BAA and Fedex. He’s also in charge of our creative output and our integrated social media thinking.

Nicky Smith, Senior Advisor

Nicky SmithNicky is our healthcare expert and senior advisor. She leads our award winning team of healthcare comms professionals. Nicky is experienced in crisis and reputation management and stakeholder engagement. She is well known within the healthcare industry and knows the journalists and experts that matter most. She has worked with a wide range of clients including Unilever, SimplyHealth and Dendron.