Who we are

RUTH SHEARN

Founder

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Fair, funny, reliable.

A FAVOURITE FILM.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

MOST VISITED WEBSITE.

This one!

A PASSION IN LIFE.

Music of all sorts. The louder the better.

AN EXTRAVAGANCE YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE.

A handmade sports bra.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW…

In the 1980’s, I hit Margaret Thatcher with a tomato during a student protest.

RUTH SHEARN

MIKE KIRWAN

Managing Director

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Unconventional thinker.

A FAVOURITE FILM.

Withnail and I.

MOST VISITED WEBSITE.

Twitter (app) closely followed by BBC/Sky news sites.

A PASSION IN LIFE.

Liverpool FC.

AN EXTRAVAGANCE YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE.

A sit down lawnmower.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW…

I played chess for England.

MIKE KIRWAN

RICK BLEARS

Non-executive director

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Articulate, creative, conscientious.

A FAVOURITE FILM.

Some Like It Hot.

MOST VISITED WEBSITE.

Spotify.

A PASSION IN LIFE.

Visual art, particularly painting.

AN EXTRAVAGANCE YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE.

A grand piano.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW…

As a wrap prank, Billy Wilder let me direct a complex crowd scene while he was shooting ‘The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes’ at Pinewood.

RICK BLEARS

VICTORIA RICHARDSON

Director

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Positive, practical, energetic.

A FAVOURITE FILM.

The Bourne Identity.

MOST VISITED WEBSITE.

BBC News.

A PASSION IN LIFE.

Watching police TV shows and reading crime books.

AN EXTRAVAGANCE YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE.

A personal chef.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW…

I caught cholera on a two week holiday to Thailand.

VICTORIA RICHARDSON

ANDREW AVERY

Creative Director

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Creative, funny, loyal.

A FAVOURITE FILM.

Inception.

MOST VISITED WEBSITE.

Creative Review.

A PASSION IN LIFE.

The stars and our solar system.

AN EXTRAVAGANCE YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE.

The Starry Night – a painting by Vincent van Gogh.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW…

I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue.

ANDREW AVERY

JENNY MADDOCK

Head of Digital

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Ambitious, curious, caring.

A FAVOURITE FILM.

Elf.

MOST VISITED WEBSITE.

Google Analytics (sad I know).

A PASSION IN LIFE.

Travel.

AN EXTRAVAGANCE YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE.

A house like one of those on Dream Home Makeover!

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW…

I'm a qualified Hypnobirthing instructor

JENNY MADDOCK

MIKE STAFFORD

Designer

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He was unlucky!

A FAVOURITE FILM.

Dead Man’s Shoes – an independent British film, written and directed by Shane Meadows (This is England).

MOST VISITED WEBSITE.

isitthursday.co.uk

A PASSION IN LIFE.

All things design and outdoor pursuits.

AN EXTRAVAGANCE YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE.

A helicopter or some sort of flying vehicle to cut out the stress of daily traffic.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW…

My first job was as a guitar technician in a music shop.

MIKE STAFFORD

SAM PINION

Web Developer

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Honest. Respectful. Hilarious

A FAVOURITE FILM.

Fight Club

MOST VISITED WEBSITE.

https://poolsuite.net/

A PASSION IN LIFE.

Field Hockey and Cars.

AN EXTRAVAGANCE YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE.

Porsche 911 Carrera 1985

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW…

I'm a mixologist

SAM PINION

IAIN MACAULEY

Consultant

Describe yourself in three words.

Right. Done. Onward.

A favourite film.

Anything Star Trek.

Most visited website.

BBC News, followed by eBay for my next '70s or '80s Japanese motorcycle.

A passion in life.

My next sudden enthusiasm, usually involving cars, motorcycles or travel.

An extravagance you'd like to have.

A fully-equipped workshop for car, motorcycle, garden powertool tinkering.

Not a lot of people know.

I've flown around in the Arctic Circle in a 1930s Dakota piloted by a rock star and a Miss Australia contender. Twice.

IAIN MACAULEY

MIRIAM SAUTER

Digital Marketing Manager

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Determined, curious, versatile.

A FAVOURITE FILM.

Almost Famous.

MOST VISITED WEBSITE.

Google

A PASSION IN LIFE.

Exploring the great outdoors together with my partner and son.

AN EXTRAVAGANCE YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE.

My own woodland to preserve and walk in.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW…

I was classically trained for 10 years and used to compete in choir competitions around the world.

MIRIAM SAUTER

SARAH CORNES

Social Media Manager

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Kind, energetic, conscientious.

A FAVOURITE FILM.

Gone with the Wind.

MOST VISITED WEBSITE.

Facebook Business Manager (for work) and Instagram (for fun and work).

A PASSION IN LIFE.

I love to travel. I'm from New Zealand, so being so far away always made me want to explore.

AN EXTRAVAGANCE YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE.

A holiday house by the beach.

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I grew up in Seattle in a little town called Issaquah.

SARAH CORNES

OLIVIA TITHERINGTON

Senior PR Account Executive

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Funny, clumsy, kind.

A FAVOURITE FILM.

Interstellar or Back to the Future!

MOST VISITED WEBSITE.

Probably Facebook as much as it pains me to say!

A PASSION IN LIFE.

Writing!

AN EXTRAVAGANCE YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE.

Unlimited travel funds - I definitely haven't seen enough of the world yet.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW…

I can do the worm...

OLIVIA TITHERINGTON

MELISSA PAXTON

Account Director

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Kind, bonkers, bookworm.

A FAVOURITE FILM.

Cinema Paradiso.

MOST VISITED WEBSITE.

I check a daily newspaper website everyday.

A PASSION IN LIFE.

Music and meeting astronauts.

AN EXTRAVAGANCE YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE.

Time with my family. Failing that an animal sanctuary.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW…

I play the violin.

MELISSA PAXTON

ROB HARPER

Graphic Designer

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Creative, fun, dreamer

A FAVOURITE FILM

The Goonies, it's celluloid prozac

MOST VISITED WEBSITE

The Guardian (but mostly the culture section)

A PASSION IN LIFE

Design

AN EXTRAVAGANCE YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE

A cabin in the woods

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW…

I'm descended from a US president

ROB HARPER

HOLLY WHITE

Social Media Executive

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Compassionate, imaginative and curious

A FAVOURITE FILM

Drive

MOST VISITED WEBSITE

Sadly…TikTok.

A PASSION IN LIFE

Photography and art!

AN EXTRAVAGANCE YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE

A home gym accompanied by a personal trainer and chef.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW…

That I played the drums to grade 4!

HOLLY WHITE

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