Meet the Team
With decades of collective knowhow and the vigour of youth, our team have a great balance of perspectives that never fail to deliver insight and inspiration.
Group Sales Director
Roxanna Hayes - Operations Director
Role: I work directly under the CEO and Managing Director, working on a variety of projects. I also manage Champions' recruitment and HR whilst running the internal operations of Champions (UK) plc.
Fun Work Fact: Just call me 118!!
Fun Non-Work Fact: I laugh like a hyena! Can't bake cakes to save my life….
Director - CSR
Louisa Hayes - Director - CSR
Role: I’m in charge of all purchasing and selling of sporting, music and film memorabilia and experiences to companies and raising money for charities through the main and silent auctions run at events. From designing the brochure of what is to be on offer at each event, to processing payments and stock auditing. Aside from this I set up and oversee the running of events as a whole. As well as the events and charity side I am in charge of making sure the CEO is where he should be at the time he should be…. The hardest job in the business!!!
Fun Work Fact: Meeting celebrities for memorabilia signings.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I play indoor cricket for England Women!
Kathryn Fox - Executive Assistant/PA
Role: PA support to Matthew, Chris, David and Tim
Likes: Furry slippers and duvet days
Dislikes: Driving, sitting in traffic and curry!
Fun Work Fact: make to do lists all the time
Fun Non-Work Fact: am renovating dolls house and love my cat Henry as much as my children
Music & Entertainment Manager
Music & Entertainment Sales Executive
Rachel Roarke - Music & Entertainment Sales Executive
Role: I book celebrity acts and speakers from the world of sports, music and entertainment for a variety of events whether it be corporate, civic, charitable or private.
Fun Work Fact: Offers entertainment and humour along with daily duties.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I eat all things chocolate except if it’s covering nuts. Is nuts…
Music And Entertainment Sales Executive
Nick Darby - Music And Entertainment Sales Executive
Role: Booking all types of different acts for all kinds of occasions.
Likes: Football (Man Utd), Holidays.
Dislikes: I am petrified of all birds and I hate mustard.
Fun Work Fact: Prior to working at champions I travelled the world working on cruise ships.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I once beat Olympic swimmer Mark Foster at a game of basketball.
Head of Leisure, Entertainment and Music.
Jenny Roote - Head of Leisure, Entertainment and Music.
Role: My aim is to grow the Music and Entertainment side of the business with new clients and new artistes.
Likes: Comedy, music, people with talent, animals, Elvis Presley.
Dislikes: Cheese, litter, bad manners (not the band!)
Fun Work Fact: I always like a fun atmosphere to work in.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I won a competition with Capital Radio in 1990 to meet New Kids On The Block in Toronto, Canada with DJ Pat Sharp. It was an amazing 5*trip.
Music and Entertainment Sales Executive
Music and entertainment sales executive
Cam Huddlestone - Music and entertainment sales executive
Role: Finding a range of celebrity acts and speakers to match client’s criteria for a range of events and occasions.
Likes: Chilling with mates, Nando’s and fashion.
Fun Work Fact: I used to compete for the midlands for Athletics & beat Aaron Lennon at Wii boxing.
After Dinner Sales Executive
Matt Holmes - After Dinner Sales Executive
Likes: Chelsea Football Club, Red Wine and Spinning Classes
Fun Work Fact: Worked alongside Cardiac Risk in the Young, raising over £90,000 to give young adults the opportunity to be screened.
Fun Non-Work Fact: As a youngster played football for Manchester United, Crewe Alexandra and Port Vale
After dinner sales executive
After Dinner Administrator
Charlotte Davie - After Dinner Administrator
Role: My main duties are to assist Jack, the Celebrity Manager for Champions. Administering and supporting the department along with maintaining records, sending out contracts and invoicing.
Fun Work Fact: I only started in Jan 2015, a little too early to have one. I will come back to you!
Fun Non-Work Fact: I got proposed to with a padlock instead of ring!
After Dinner Sales Executive
Lewis Ray - After Dinner Sales Executive
Role: Recommending the perfect speaker for client's events.
Likes: Red wine, Football & my cats.
Dislikes: Hot dogs & Horror films.
Fun Work Fact: I choreographed a successful world record attempt on an event I worked on.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I only lost the 2017 London Marathon by 1 hour and 46 minutes…
After Dinner Sales Executive
Isabelle Lee - After Dinner Sales Executive
Role: Recommending the perfect speaker for a client’s event.
Likes: Pizza, puppies and trying new things.
Dislikes: Bad weather and having to wear high heels.
Fun Work Fact: Prior to working at Champions I have worked as a Thomson holiday rep.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I’ve played every sport you can think of from cricket to volleyball
After Dinner Speakers
Senior Talent Manager
Victoria Marconetto-Tyson - Senior Talent Manager
Role: I manage the Celebrity Management department as a whole and represent a number of our sole managed clients. This includes securing them work within the media, personal appearances, brand work and looking after their PR.
Fun Work Fact: I started the entire PR department from scratch, with MD, Matt when I joined in 2009.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I once gatecrashed Snoop Dogg’s after party and managed to steal a bottle of vintage Dom P which is still in my cupboard at home..!
Senior Talent Manager
Benny Lawrence - Senior Talent Manager
Role: I work in the Celebrity PR department. As part of my role, I manage the Celebrity PR team and look after a number of celebrity clients. This work involves sourcing new brand relationships with my celebrities as well as relevant media profile work.
Fun Work Fact: When working at the British Par 3 Championship I got Peter Schmeichel to call my Dad (who is a life long Manchester United fan) at 2am in the morning to wish him a Happy Birthday, now that’s a what I call a good birthday wake up call!
Fun Non-Work Fact: I’m half French and can speak the language fluently.
Senior Talent Executive
Amelia Neate - Senior Talent Executive
Role: I work in the Celebrity Management department helping to manage a number of celebrities we look after, such as Neil Back MBE, Jean-Christophe Novelli and Gail Emms. This involves booking and overseeing various media, event and brand ambassadorial engagements.
Fun Work Fact: Work is serious, not fun, unless you sit next to Lloyd Bailey!!
Fun Non-Work Fact: My two loves in life are playing lacrosse and visiting America.
Talent Executive Copywriter
Becky Hales - Talent Executive Copywriter
Role: I produce a variety of content for online websites, brochures, articles and blogs. A lot of proof reading is involved too!
Fun Work Fact: Champions was my first job after graduating from University.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I am often at vintage car events, racing against others up muddy hills in cars from the 1920s.
Senior Events & Golf Manager
Ashleigh Kerr - Senior Events & Golf Manager
Role: I work in the events department. I help to organise and set up the events, dealing with all aspects including guest communication and admin.
Fun Work Fact: I joined the company the week of my hen do, and my birthday was the week after!
Fun Non-Work Fact: I enjoy a bit of dancing in the kitchen on a Friday night.
Kirsty West - Events Executive
Role: Assisting for Events
Likes: Food, karaoke and spontaneous adventures
Dislikes: Slow walkers, spiders and feet!
Fun Work Fact: I’ve spent the past two summers working at a sleepaway camp in America that is identical to the camp in Parent Trap.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I danced competitively for over 10 years!
Lauren Gwynne - Events Executive
Role: Working within the events team to help co-ordinate and deliver all the events on the yearly calendar ranging from regional award ceremonies and charity dinners to national golf tournaments.
Likes: Baileys, running, holidays and going out for food/drinks (if I could eat oriental food or sushi every night…I would!)
Dislikes: Laziness, being late and spiders!
Fun Work Fact: I am a returnee to the Champions team as I did my university work placement with the company 3 years ago.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I have just moved back from living in sunny Cyprus for the past 2 years as my other half is in the military – I loved every second of it!
Events Sales Executive
Jo Baxter - Events Sales Executive
Role: Selling B2B sponsorship packages to sports, celebrity and business based companies across the UK
Likes: Beautiful dresses and a fabulous high heel!
Dislikes: Rice pudding!
Fun Work Fact: Love the thrill of making the sale you thought you’d never get!
Fun Non-Work Fact: It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
Celebrity Sales Manager
Cat Mitchell - Celebrity Sales Manager
Role: I book celebrity speakers for a variety of events including Sports Dinners, Awards Ceremonies, Schools and Charity Events. I’m always on the phone talking to different celebrities and clients every day!
Fun Work Fact: I feel like Britney Spears when I have my headset on…and I love it!
Fun Non-Work Fact: When I was younger I played Cossette in the West End musical Les Miserables and have loved watching and being in Musical Theatre ever since!
Celebrity Brand and Partnership Executive
Tanaka Kadete - Celebrity Brand and Partnership Executive
Role: I work in the Celebrity and Talent Department, working with celebrities and brands to create successful partnerships for media work, personal appearances, endorsement deals and PR campaigns. I also work with brands to outsource celebrity talent and support with Champions Celebrity Social media pages
Likes: I am a massive foody! I love all types of food! I also enjoy going to concerts and festivals
Dislikes: Being hungry!
Fun Work Fact: In my previous role I managed wedding shows across the South East
Fun Non-Work Fact: I’m from Zimbabwe but my name is Japanese!
Sunita Mistry - Celebrity Bookkeeper
Role: I work on the accounts of some of our celebrities.
Fun Work Fact: My desk may look cluttered to everyone else but it is order to me.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I dressed up as Minnie Mouse for a hen party one night. I cannot remember anything about the night apart from waking up the next day without a tail on my outfit??
Celebrity and Brand Partnership Executive
Elyssia Gill - Celebrity and Brand Partnership Executive
Role: I work in the Celebrity and Talent Department, working with celebrities and brands to create successful partnerships for media work, personal appearances, endorsement deals and PR campaigns. I also work with brands to outsource celebrity talent and support with Champions Celebrity Social media pages.
Likes: I adore fashion, music and travelling. I also can’t live without my cats, dog or morning coffee.
Dislikes: Rain and not having a morning coffee.
Fun Work Fact: I have degree in International Fashion Business and had the opportunity to attend CIFF Trade Show in Copenhagen.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I love going to Barcelona every year for endless tapas and sun. However, my Spanish is a work in progress.
Beth Smithard - Celebrity Executive
Role: I work in the Celebrity and Talent management department at Champions, working with brands and our celebrities to create successful partnerships for media work, endorsement deals, PR campaigns and personal appearances. I also work with brands to outsource celebrity talent and social media influencers using our vast database of contacts and networking!
Likes: Cooking and my cat (to be clear – I don’t like cooking my cat)
Dislikes: People who cook their cats
Fun Work Fact: I occasionally burst into song and I am not a talented singer
Fun Non-Work Fact: I’m a Channel 4’s Couple Come Dine with Me Winner and named my courses after celebrities
Jo Foster - Celebrity Administrator
Role: I work in the Celebrity team organising contracts, logistics and practicalities of events, for example travel and accommodation.
Likes: The Nottingham Panthers, Prosecco, Fruity Green Teas, Gin and Lemonade and Chocolate
Dislikes: Slow Walkers, Tonic and Coffee.
Fun Work Fact: I once individually raised £12,000 for Charity.
Most Likely to be Found: In the Gym/Running or in the Swimming Pool.
Keynote Speaker & Celebrity Entertainment Executive
Milo Joseph McMahon-Marsden - Keynote Speaker & Celebrity Entertainment Executive
Role: Recommending the perfect celebrity, speaker, influencer or music act for your event.
Likes: Esports, Video Games, Tennis, People who aren’t boring, Horror Films, My 3 dogs.
Dislikes: You know when popcorn kernels get stuck in between your teeth. Yeah, not good.
Fun Work Fact: I am now the proud owner of the cd “Granny Rapper & The Prodigal Son”.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I’m an ex-professional Esports player.
Business Administrator Apprentice
Marta Serafin - Business Administrator Apprentice
Role: I am a part of the administration team within the Celebrity department organising contracts, logistics and practicalities of events.
Likes: Dogs, eating family packs of cheese puffs and re-watching The Office (US).
Dislikes: Healthy lifestyle and unnecessary extra physical activity/ sports.
Fun Work Fact: I make horrendous tea (Tip: don’t take me up on my offer to make you one).
Social Media Apprentice
Georgia Haslam - Social Media Apprentice
Likes: I like to go and see live music, cooking and spending time with my family and friends, Mangos
Dislikes: Getting up early on the weekends is something I certainly avoid
Fun Work Fact: The first time I made a cup of coffee was for a colleague, as I had never made it before I used 4 heaped teaspoons of instant coffee thinking it looked the right amount. It definitely wasn’t...
Fun Non-Work Fact: I have a very big family which includes 11 aunties
Megan Bland - SEO Apprentice
Role: Helping the SEO team to improve traffic and rankings of the Champions websites.
Likes: Pink gin and Chinese food!
Dislikes: Tomatoes, slow walkers and being late
Fun Work Fact: Wherever I go, my planner comes with me
Fun Non-Work Fact: I love photography and all things social media
Account Executive (Awards Sponsorship)
Mollie Evans - Account Executive (Awards Sponsorship)
Likes: Food, baking & cleaning
Dislikes: Insects & untidiness!
Fun Work Fact: I had to visit Romania on my own for 2 weeks to train a team when I was just 21 (not very fun, sorry!!)
Fun Non-Work Fact: I am obsessed with Afternoon tea and have been to 5 different places already this year.
Director of Sport
Tim Munton - Director of Sport
Role: Develop clarity and focus around the sporting events and relationships within The Champions business. Create a dedicated channel – Champions Sport.
Likes: Sport ? Travel and Wine….
Dislikes: Playing golf in the rain.
Fun Work Fact: The week I spent driving a Nissan Micra courtesy car…
Fun Non-Work Fact: When I met my wife she had a dog called DENNIS and a horse called LILLEY and she didn’t like cricket!
Chloe Ireland - Account Executive
Role: Helping the team with account management tasks – liaising with clients, sourcing print quotes, and keeping up to date with invoicing.
Likes: Friday Night Dinner (the show), Yorkie bars and online shopping.
Dislikes: When people spit on the floor.
Fun Work Fact: During my 4 years at Costa Coffee I severed the Leicester Tigers Team and Reggie Yates on multiple occasions.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I once stole my phone back off a pickpocket in London.
Sophia Jelaca - Account Executive
Role: Selling B2B sponsorship packages to sports, celebrity and business-based companies across the UK
Likes: Animals, makeup & being glamorous
Dislikes: Spiders, insects & feeling cold
Fun Work Fact: Prior to working at Champions I worked in construction sales
Fun Non-Work Fact: I love watching crime & investigation and plastic surgery documentaries
Megan Lupton - Digital Copywriter
Role: Write and edit and write and edit... and write and edit.
Likes: Walking my dog, spending time with family/friends and writing Science Fiction!
Dislikes: My alarm clock. We aren't friends.
Fun Work Fact: Prior to working at Champions, I did a Masters in Creative Writing.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I collect house plants at an embarrassing rate.
Business Development Executive
Jack Hickey - Business Development Executive
Role: Work alongside a range of businesses to help them achieve their full potential. A critical and loyal friend along for the journey.
Likes: Innovation and a sublime novel
Fun Work Fact: A coat must always be kept within reach to combat the arctic blast from the evil air conditioning unit. You have been warned
Fun Non-Work Fact: I am on the Prime Ministers Christmas card list
Satwant Dhillon - Financial Controller
Role: Compiling the management accounts for the business, managing the balance sheet, providing information to the management team on profitability.
Likes: Biscuits! Travelling to far flung places and Musicals
Dislikes: Reality Shows, Creepy Crawlies
Fun Work Fact: Never far from the biscuit tin…..
Fun Non-Work Fact: Once stalked David Beckham round Singapore, also love superhero movies
Celebrity and Entertainment Administrator
Georgie Edwards - Celebrity and Entertainment Administrator
Role: I work in the Celebrity team organising contracts, logistics and practicalities of events.
Likes: Reading, cute dogs, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, pizza and pink Gin!
Dislikes: Any and all creepy crawlies!
Fun Non-Work Fact: I’ve watched every episode of FRIENDS at least 5 times.
Cameron Hefter - SEO Apprentice
Role: Using SEO strategies to manage and improve brand awareness
Likes: All sports (mainly cricket), going to the Horse Racing, travelling, Nando’s, Brooklyn 99
Dislikes: Derby County, Aubergines and Buses
Fun Work Fact: I accidentally spilt a tray of drinks over a best man!
Fun Non-Work Fact: Once played cricket against Saqlain Mushtaq
Alicia Snow-Simpson - SEO Apprentice
Role: Assisting the SEO team to improve traffic and rankings across all of the Champions websites.
Likes: Cats and anything chocolate!
Dislikes: British weather, slow walkers and arrogance
Fun Work Fact: I love to organise my work
Fun Non-Work Fact: Lived in Bangkok for the first 3 years of my life
Golf Operations Manager
Trainee Finance Assistant
Joshua Odigie - Campaign/Project manager
Role: Leading and developing digital/online campaign team on projects across multiple clients and industries.
Likes: Creativity and inventiveness
Fun Work Fact: Nationally certified digital marketer
Fun Non-Work Fact: Produced/wrote independent films and music
Social Media Apprentice
Amber hardy - Social Media Apprentice
Role: Creating and sharing content for both internal and external social media accounts
Likes: Dogs, make-up and football
Dislikes: Bananas, spiders and chocolate cake
Fun Work Fact: Before Champions, I worked part-time at Tesco for 3 years!
Fun Non-Work Fact: I gained a black belt in Tae-Kwon Do when I was 13, but I stopped training after that!!
SEO/Digital Marketing Executive
Georgina Ryan - Account Manager
Role: Helping on all things within account management. This involves everything from client meetings, managing the print process through to invoicing.
Likes: Chocolate, dogs and prosecco
Dislikes: Ice cream when it’s cold outside
Fun Work Fact: About 10 years ago, I was a photographer for a summer in Greece.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I love going to Wells-Next-The-Sea every year for a mini break.
Claire Murphy - Office Manager
Role: Manage the office and PA to the CEO.
Likes: Everything entertainment, live theatre, live music and dancing but also organising.
Dislikes: Meat as I’m a veggie!
Fun Work Fact: I danced professionally at The Tower Ballroom in Blackpool twice. Or I was Jim Davidson’s choreographer.
Fun Non-Work Fact: Last year I overcame my phobia of snakes and held one numerous times. Now I can comfortably watch I’m a Celebrity without having to turn away from the screen.
Sharon Sparano - Accounts Manager
Role: I oversee the Accounts department at Champions Speakers. This is split between Champions Accounts and Celebrity Client Accounts.
Fun Work Fact: I enjoy working in a lively always changing Company, and the variety this gives my role.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I enjoy going on Holiday to Zante where I would love to buy a house in the future.
Business Development Executive
Business PR Account Executive
Scott Giles - Business PR Account Executive
Role: Liaising with clients, copywriting, pitching in news stories to journalists, all round media relations!
Likes: Manchester United, cinema, whisky, being sarcastic
Dislikes: Slow moving people
Fun Work Fact: Once dressed as a stormtrooper at a client event
Fun Non-Work Fact: Trekked the Grand Canyon
Hugh Cafferky - Account Executive
Role: Selling B2B sponsorship packages to sports, celebrity and business based companies across the UK.
Likes: Tennis, golf, football, Thai Food, wine, reading a good book and good restaurants. Not necessarily in that order.
Dislikes: Wasting time.
Fun Work Fact: It is all about working up to those champagne moments!
Fun Non-Work Fact: Coaching tennis to my son. He laughs. I love it. He now makes me run a lot more. He laughs more. Sometimes simple is perfect.
Richard Padmore - Senior Copywriter
Role: Massively varied and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Concept and brand creation, sport, politics and finance ghost-writing, thought pieces on pretty much anything, editorial, advertorial, digital, TV, radio and video. You name it. Oh, and I’m heavily involved in our own business development efforts. Which is nice.
Likes: Books, fish, football and Australian cricketers crying on the telly.
Dislikes: Plasticine, Clarkson, the majority of cheeses and unnecessary fuss.
Fun Work Fact: I’m functionally illiterate but nobody’s quite clocked on to it yet. Mum’s the word, eh . . . . .
Fun Non-Work Fact: My scrambled eggs are better than yours.
Gage Holland - Web Developer
Role: Building, maintaining and upgrading client websites
Likes: Copious amounts of caffeine
Dislikes: Putting the milk in before hot water when making a cup of tea.
Fun Work Fact: I have my own stash of Yorkshire Tea, arguably the best tea.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I love mango!
Gina Davies - Credit Controller
Likes: Animals and growing my own Veg
Dislikes: Single use Plastic and Animal cruelty
Fun Work Fact: I once worked for a company who made bases and mouldings for Coffins
Fun Non-Work Fact: I once went by train all the way from Nottingham to Ljubljana in Slovenia by myself
Brand Strategy Manager
Natalie Moores - Brand Strategy Manager
Role: Pioneering the Champions brand and looking at how we can create great brand strategies for clients and ourselves using the perfect ten.
Likes: Music, cricket, CHAMPAGNE and kind people!
Dislikes: Pigeons and time wasting
Fun Work Fact: Branding is full of secrets – did you know that the Ben & Jerrys brand was originally meant to be a bagel company.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I loving singing – whether I am any good or not, the jury's out on that one.
Joris Girdzijauskas - Web Developer
Role: Making websites - the way they're structured, the way they function and the way they look. Also the odd bit of techy problem solving anywhere in the office.
Likes: Peace and quiet, discovering new ways of seeing things, spontaneous travel
Dislikes: Disorganisation and crowded places, unless there's awesome music I love on
Fun Work Fact: Someone put my surname twice in my work e-mail...
Fun Non-Work Fact: Anytime someone says a math question out loud and I hear it, I have to solve it in my head
Chris Darlington - Commercial Director
Role: All sorts …… but mainly generating new business opportunities
Likes: Rugby , cricket , claret and Royal Blood
Dislikes: People without a sense of humour
Fun Work Fact: Was once ( briefly ! ) a male model
Fun Non-Work Fact: Was once mistaken for Justin Timberlake ( honest ! )
Chris Sutton - SEO Copywriter
Role: Writing copy for the music and entertainment sector of the Champions brand.
Likes: Tennis, adventure and takeaways.
Dislikes: When the maintenance lights come on in my car.
Fun Work Fact: I once to crossed the river in my kayak to cut twenty minutes from my work commute.
Laurence (aka 'Laurie') Dominic Levy - SEO Executive
Role: Together with my colleagues in the digital team, working to improve rankings and increase traffic & leads through some of Champions’ core websites.
Likes: Sports (watching more than doing these days), food (especially Moroccan and Indian), movies, relaxing with family and friends.
Dislikes: Slow cars hogging the outside lane!!!
Fun Work Fact: a bit random and showing my age a bit, but I once attended a work-related conference at the NEC Birmingham and sat next to John Craven. What a legend!
Fun Non-Work Fact: I have been a tennis coach and once cooked a Moroccan tagine for over 400 people. Note to self for 2019 - more tennis, less tagine!
Megan Mosley - Digital Copywriter
Role: Working with the digital team to create content and copy for the Influencer website, internal projects and clients.
Likes: Holidays, makeup, skincare, pizza and a good book.
Fun Work Fact: I graduated from the University of Derby with a first-class honours’ degree in Journalism.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I have my own beauty and lifestyle blog and I can recite every episode of Friends.
Business Development Executive
Grace Golden - Business Development Executive
Role: Generating new business leads with a focus on digital marketing. My role includes informing new and existing clients about the key areas at Champions UK plc.
Likes: Prosecco, tapas and dogs!
Dislikes: Rain and coat-hangers
Fun Work Fact: I enjoy arranging cakes sales or events to help raise money for charity
Fun Non-Work Fact: I’m going to be my brother’s best man at his wedding this year!
Moin Malek - Magento Developer
Role: Create and Maintain Magento Extensions, Magento Websites and Design and Develop new websites.
Likes: BBQ Chicken, Indian Tea, Cricket
Dislikes: Rain, Fish
Fun Work Fact: I speak to myself while doing coding.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I got 99 out of 100 in Mathematics in Year 10 final exam. (India Secondary Education Board Exam)
Brand Strategy Executive
Harriet Taylor - Brand Strategy Executive
Role: As a strategist, I across all departments here at Champions, to find innovative ways to enhance and improve a business’s 360 brand.
Likes: Good Coffee
Dislikes: Bad Coffee
Fun Work Fact: I have a degree in Fashion Communication and Promotion and was shortlisted for the Graduate Fashion Week Marketing Award 2019
Fun Non-Work Fact: Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson is the best book I have ever read!
Senior Creative Designer
Terri Burton - Senior Creative Designer
Role: Working with the Creative Team on various Graphic Design projects for Champions Speakers and their clients.
Fun Work Fact: My first week at Champions I got to meet Peter Shilton and Bill Roache. Ekk ?
Fun Non-Work Fact: I love canvas painting, crafting, illustrating and keeping fit.
PR Account Executive
Digital Marketing Executive
Rebecca Edwards - Digital Marketing Executive
Role: To assist the SEO team in optimizing websites to improve traffic levels, rankings and the overall user experience. I also produce optimized copy for the digital team.
Likes: Good food, shopping, reading and a good documentary.
Fun Work Fact: I can take shorthand notes at 100wpm.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I once interviewed Sandi Toksvig and John McCarthy.
PR account executive
Fran Prince - PR account executive
Role: Gaining press coverage for clients.
Likes: Reviewing and photographing gigs, painting, interior design and chatting… a lot.
Dislikes: When you feel like you’re pulling teeth trying to talk to someone.
Fun Work Fact: I once had a life-sized face lollipop of Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby featured on ITV This Morning.
Fun Non-Work Fact: Greg James once re-tweeted me.
Ewen Lewis - Senior Designer
Role: I'm part of the Creative Team at Champions (UK) plc, working closely with Sarah Pearson, the Marketing Manager. I am responsible for developing creative ideas, seeing them from conception to completion.
Fun Work Fact: I joined Champions on Valentine’s Day!
Fun Non-Work Fact: I started playing drums at the age of 7½! With over 30 years’ experience, I have played for many local Leicester bands and Orchestras.
Digital Communications Manager
Amy Coleman - Digital Communications Manager
Role: I’m currently working across the social media platforms that Champions Speakers runs, as well as various other corporate/consumer clients.
Fun Work Fact: I have most recently changed careers, from working at a pharmacy to digital marketing & social media.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I write my very own beauty blog, where I constantly display stunning pictures of my nails!
Head of PR
Claire Catlow - Head of PR
Likes: Cinema, theatre, books, travelling, eating out, red wine
Dislikes: Dark winter mornings, grumpy people (though my husband might say I am one…)
Fun Work Fact: I’ve met David Hasselhoff, Ringo Starr and Prince Charles – but not all at the same time!
Most Likely to be Found: Supporting my family through the tribulations of being Nottingham Forest fans.
Celebrity Social Media Apprentice
Emma Richardson - Celebrity Social Media Apprentice
Role: Working with and assisting Amy.
Likes: Instagram, buying make up and spending time with friends!
Dislikes: Being cold and housework.
Fun Work Fact: I have just finished working at Birds Bakery, after two years, to come and work here!!
Fun Non-Work Fact: I spend a lot of my free time on social media, as I love celebrity gossip
Frankie Sparano - Marketing Manager
Role: Assisting the team on all account management tasks, anything from gaining print quotes from suppliers, liaising with clients, reviewing suppliers and maintaining quality control to keeping on top of the invoicing.
Fun Non-Work Fact: I’ve got two budgies called Eric and Ernie who I’m trying to teach how to speak!
Celebrity & Keynote Videographer
Sean Lilley - Celebrity & Keynote Videographer
Role: Videoing and interviewing talent such as Emile Heskey, Kriss Akabusi and other greats
Likes: Wild Wild West (Will Smith song)
Dislikes: Doing apprenticeships
Fun Work Fact: Just pushing myself to the limit every day
Fun Non-Work Fact: Just living life to the maximum every day
Most Likely to be Found: Giving 110% for the company every day