Our team

Justin Hunt Director

Justin HuntJustin used to be a new media commentator for The Guardian newspaper. He has written for The Financial Times about social media; and now writes a blog, called ‘Bloggerati’, for the UK’s media industry publication, Media Week (www.mediaweek.co.uk).

Justin is also a shareholder in the UK and US blog publishing company Shiny Media which has run campaigns with a range of leading companies including Sony, Gillette, and Marks and Spencer.

To keep fit, Justin practises dynamic yoga (www.dynamicyoga.tv) and at weekends he can often be found helping his partner sell chocolate at farmers markets (www.chocoholly.com).

Hannah Kirkman Consultant

Hannah KirkmanHannah has more than 12 years of experience in corporate communications, and helps manage and deliver our social media projects. When she’s not working, she enjoys road running, tai chi and street dance.

Will Critchlow Director Distilled

Will CritchlowWill helps us with our social media search and monitoring services.

Will graduated from The University of Cambridge with a 2:1 in Pure and Applied Mathematics. It was here that he met his fiancee Heather.

Will grew up playing squash and basketball and now plays basketball for Euston Power. Will is a Google Qualified Professional.

Fran Bodley-Scott Project Manager

FranFran helps to project manage social media programmes. She has an allotment and has a passion for food and cooking. Fran and her husband are renovating their 300 year old cotswold stone cottage.

David Burden Director Daden

David BurdenDavid has a wealth of experience of working in virtual worlds including Second Life. He has been active in Second Life since 1994. He helps us advise companies on how they can get the most out of these new fast-changing virtual environments.

Ian Head Designer

IanIf you have seen one of our social media briefings then chances are that it was put together by Ian.

He used to play and coach American Football, playing for the London Olympians. Now he’s interested in improving his fly-fishing and learning more about astronomy.

Kim Thomas Writer

Kim ThomasKim writes about business, technology and education issues and contributes regularly to The Financial Times and The Guardian. She helps us with bespoke publications and content services.

She can also speak fluent Welsh , although it doesn’t come in useful very often in suburban Hertfordshire!

Ben Davies

Ben DaviesBen has spent eight years working for Barclays Corporate Communications. He is helping us explain social media to other corporates and will be acting as a project manager.

He has just been learning to surf in Cornwall and is a keen runner, and enjoys rugby and cricket.

Andrew Charlesworth Project Manager

Andrew CharlesworthAndrew has written about technology as a magazine editor and freelancer for more than 20 years. But it has always been the effects technology has on people, businesses and society that interest him more than the actual megabytes and gadgets.

Having edited B2C and B2B titles and seen the rise of web publishing at first hand, Andrew is now one half of Writefor, which specialises in corporate publishing and media training. In between putting together publishing projects for blue chips like Apple, IBM and Oracle, he still writes for the likes of the Daily Telegraph and online environmental news site Businessgreen.com

Andrew lives in London and has two teenage daughters studying photography – which is proving more than a little expensive.

Robert Thompson Cartoonist

Robert ThompsonRobert Thompson is one of the country’s leading cartoonists. His work regularly appears in Private Eye, The Spectator, The Guardian and The Observer and countless other publications.

Robert works with us to help explain business issues in a lighter and accessible way. He recently did a series of cartoons about social media which you can find on our blog.

Paul Burgess Web Designer Paul’s portfolio

Paul BurgessPaul is our web designer and general web geek. He has worked with clients varying from fashion designers to major recording artists and continues to enjoy building websites that are easy to use and look great.

Rob McLuhan Project Manager

Rob McLuhanRob McLuhan is a former foreign correspondent of the Guardian in Spain and Portugal, and ran the Associated Press bureau in Lisbon for three years. He has also written for the Economist.

Rob gave up journalism for the music business in the 1980s. His techno dance label Rising High Records produced a number of dance hits, as well as the satirical hit Maggie’s Last Party, in which Margaret Thatcher showed off her rapping skills.

Since returning to journalism in 1997, he has written almost a thousand feature articles for business publications such as Marketing, Personnel Today, and Revolution.

Mark White Consultant

Mark WhiteAs “The Blog Coach”, Mark writes at Better Business Blogging and has spent the last 5 years working with organisations to help them successfully use blogging and online marketing to develop their business. This follows 12 years in international marketing and business development with companies such as Psion.

He used to have a number of hobbies, mainly sport related, but became a father last year, which has put paid to all of that.

Dr Andrew Currah

Andrew is a technology and strategy consultant, photographer and former Oxford University lecturer. He is an award winning research analyst, best known for his work in digital media and the motion picture industry. He holds a first class BA (Hons), MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge.