Founded in 2003, Punch has evolved from its PR roots into a full-service social agency. We bring together boundary-pushing creative with search and PR services, and we’ve done it for the likes of Sony Mobile, BBC, Barclaycard, and Electrolux.

The team’s experience and creative curiosity strike the right balance between brand storytelling, influence, and reach; alongside digital strategies that deliver true value and ROI for every client.

Pete

Managing Director

Punch co-founder Pete is a digital polymath & scuba enthusiast with a weakness for comics & proper coffee.

3 things about Pete

1. Pete and Emma were engaged after knowing each other for about 10 weeks – they now have two daughters.

2. Pete is asthmatic – he shouldn’t scuba dive but does (and loves it).

3. Pete is a confirmed coffee snob.

Ozza

Digital Designer

Once upon a time, Ozza went to school in a castle – now he has an honours degree in graphic design & a talent for typography.

3 things about Ozza

1. Ozza has appeared on ITV, BBC, Fox and National Geographic Wild.

2. Ozza once went to school in a Castle.

3. Ozza was lucky enough to see James Brown support the Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert.

George

Executive Creative Director

Social media savant & Seattle Seahawks fan George comes from music management & was in a band signed to Universal.

3 things about GG

1. George grew a beard to stop getting ID’d (it didn’t work).

2. In 2010, George launched his own music blog and label called Beachtapes (the second release on Beachtapes received over 150,000 video views on Vimeo within its first week).

3. George once swapped football stickers with BBC Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq.

Bryn

Head of Social Media

A sage of all things digital, retired football player Bryn loves Sheffield Wednesday & spinning his decks at the discotheque.

3 things about Bryn

1. Bryn is a keen supporter of (in his words, the mighty, mighty) Sheffield Wednesday Football club.

2. Bryn co-founded a nightclub with two of his best friends, it was a super fly place to be, apparently.

3. If you’re out and about disco dancing in Leicestershire, Bryn may be there rocking the 1’s and 2’s (DJing to you and me).

3 things about Pete

1. Pete and Emma were engaged after knowing each other for about 10 weeks – they now have two daughters.

2. Pete is asthmatic – he shouldn’t scuba dive but does (and loves it).

3. Pete is a confirmed coffee snob.

3 things about Ozza

1. Ozza has appeared on ITV, BBC, Fox and National Geographic Wild.

2. Ozza once went to school in a Castle.

3. Ozza was lucky enough to see James Brown support the Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert.

3 things about GG

1. George grew a beard to stop getting ID’d (it didn’t work).

2. In 2010, George launched his own music blog and label called Beachtapes (the second release on Beachtapes received over 150,000 video views on Vimeo within its first week).

3. George once swapped football stickers with BBC Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq.

3 things about Bryn

1. Bryn is a keen supporter of (in his words, the mighty, mighty) Sheffield Wednesday Football club.

2. Bryn co-founded a nightclub with two of his best friends, it was a super fly place to be, apparently.

3. If you’re out and about disco dancing in Leicestershire, Bryn may be there rocking the 1’s and 2’s (DJing to you and me).

Emilie

Senior Account Manager

With a background in fashion & beauty PR, Emilie thrives on hard work, ski trips to Andorra & family visits in France.

3 things about Emilie

1. Emilie enjoys eating nice food… she just doesn’t enjoy cooking it.

2. Emilie is half French and looks forward to visiting her relatives as often as she can.

3. David Hasselhoff follows Emilie on Twitter.

Alex H

Account Manager

From quantity surveyor graduate to global SEO manager, Alex once played cricket at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

3 things about Alex

1. He once played cricket at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

2. Alex loves Kanye West and Jay Z. Watch The Throne Tour was the best concert he’s ever seen.

3. He can down a pint in three seconds.

Tom

Creative Producer

Tom is a former semi-pro rugby player with an honours degree in graphic communication – plus he’s a fun guy who hates fungi.

3 things about Tom

1. Tom played semi-professional rugby from age 19, and was a member of Warrington Wolves Academy before he went to university.

2. He also ran the hurdles at county level but gave it up, when they got too high!

3. In the space of 5 days Tom passed his driving test, moved house and started a new job.

Sam L

Account Manager

A creative craftswoman, Sam launched a quirky handmade furniture company before being key to our editorial team.

3 things about Sam

1. Sam loves reading and has an upstairs and downstairs book on the go at all times.

2. Sam set up a quirky little business selling bathroom furniture and accessories.

3. Sam refuses to listen to children’s music and as a result has two children under 6 who know every word to Birdy’s first album.

3 things about Emilie

1. Emilie enjoys eating nice food… she just doesn’t enjoy cooking it.

2. Emilie is half French and looks forward to visiting her relatives as often as she can.

3. David Hasselhoff follows Emilie on Twitter.

3 things about Alex

1. He once played cricket at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.

2. Alex loves Kanye West and Jay Z. Watch The Throne Tour was the best concert he’s ever seen.

3. He can down a pint in three seconds.

3 things about Tom

1. Tom played semi-professional rugby from age 19, and was a member of Warrington Wolves Academy before he went to university.

2. He also ran the hurdles at county level but gave it up, when they got too high!

3. In the space of 5 days Tom passed his driving test, moved house and started a new job.

3 things about Sam

1. Sam loves reading and has an upstairs and downstairs book on the go at all times.

2. Sam set up a quirky little business selling bathroom furniture and accessories.

3. Sam refuses to listen to children’s music and as a result has two children under 6 who know every word to Birdy’s first album.

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(only 5,017 are selfies - the rest are for clients)

Ben

Digital Designer

Urban artist and childhood gymnast Ben hopes to pilot a light aircraft one day. He’s handy with a camera, too.

3 things about Ben

1. Ben once worked in an abandoned WW2 TB hospital in the South West of Berlin, alongside 40 artists and designers from around the world.

2. As a child, Ben did gymnastics for 7 years of his life resulting, in the nickname ‘monkey boy’.

3. Ben once went to see the Harlem Globetrotters play in Birmingham.

Philip

Group Account Director

Global social media & digital strategy manager Philip revels in the extended metaphor & enjoys a spot of tennis on occasion.

3 things about Philip

1. Philip is a keen and vociferous follower of Northampton Saints RFC.

2. Philip cannot resist an extended metaphor or obtuse analogy.

3. Philip enjoys entertaining the team with a wide range of incomprehensible French and Italian phrases.

Celia

Senior Account Director  

Celia is a savvy digital pro with over a decade of experience & a penchant for cheesy 80s movies & lush dinner parties.

3 things about Celia

1. Celia once spent six months living and working in a French ski resort.

2. Celia is nuts about good food and loves hosting dinner parties.

3. Celia once made a 16-layer Victoria sponge wedding cake for a friend.

Brett

Creative Video Lead

Brett became our video pro after previous incarnations as a major-label musician, zombie wrangler & police officer.

3 things about Brett

1. Brett was in a band signed to Universal, along with fellow Punch member George.

2. He has a dog called Baxter (named after the legendary ‘Anchorman’ Ron Burgundy’s canine companion).

3. He once had 80 extras made up as zombies to shamble down a busy high street at 6am.

3 things about Ben

1. Ben once worked in an abandoned WW2 TB hospital in the South West of Berlin, alongside 40 artists and designers from around the world.

2. As a child, Ben did gymnastics for 7 years of his life resulting, in the nickname ‘monkey boy’.

3. Ben once went to see the Harlem Globetrotters play in Birmingham.

3 things about Philip

1. Philip is a keen and vociferous follower of Northampton Saints RFC.

2. Philip cannot resist an extended metaphor or obtuse analogy.

3. Philip enjoys entertaining the team with a wide range of incomprehensible French and Italian phrases.

3 things about Celia

1. Celia once spent six months living and working in a French ski resort.

2. Celia is nuts about good food and loves hosting dinner parties.

3. Celia once made a 16-layer Victoria sponge wedding cake for a friend.

3 things about Brett

1. Brett was in a band signed to Universal, along with fellow Punch member George.

2. He has a dog called Baxter (named after the legendary ‘Anchorman’ Ron Burgundy’s canine companion).

3. He once had 80 extras made up as zombies to shamble down a busy high street at 6am.

Dee

Finance Manager

With a fountain of financial know-how spanning 30 years, Excel queen Dee is a keen dog walker & loves narrow boating.

3 things about Dee

1. Dee is an avid reader and her most re-read books are Stephen King’s The Stand and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

2. In her youth Dee attended the first World Microlight Championships in Millau France.

3. Dee enjoys weekends in the country, even though she was attacked by cows on a break in 2012.

Rob

Senior Account Manager

Full-time marketing buff Rob may be busy, but he always finds time for Derby FC, festivals & his (freakin’ adorable) cats.

3 things about Rob

1. Rob has been to at least one music festival a year for the past decade.

2. Rob used to be fairly good at snowboarding, now he’s really not.

3. Rob has played guitar since the age of 10 and he’s still pretty terrible.

Will

Account Director

With a degree in film studies & history, social media ace Will rates The Shining & is a fierce Leicester Tigers fan until the end.

3 things about Will

1. Will loves to play videogames and is renowned for frequently beating George at FIFA (Alex, however, is just too good for him).

2. His favourite film is The Shining.

3. He once worked as a runner on a Lake of Stars festival documentary in Malawi – there’s no better way to enjoy a music festival then on a beach in the sun.

Jess

Senior Account Manager

Rising through the ranks thanks to her PR & marketing prowess, Jessica is a proven professional with a wicked sense of humour.

3 things about Jess

1. Jess is a previous London Marathon runner, and desperate to try another one.

2. When Jess was younger she wanted to be an actress (her family don’t see her as a drama queen though… odd).

3. The place Jess wants to visit the most is the gold coast of Australia.

3 things about Dee

1. Dee is an avid reader and her most re-read books are Stephen King’s The Stand and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

2. In her youth Dee attended the first World Microlight Championships in Millau France.

3. Dee enjoys weekends in the country, even though she was attacked by cows on a break in 2012.

3 things about Rob

1. Rob has been to at least one music festival a year for the past decade.

2. Rob used to be fairly good at snowboarding, now he’s really not.

3. Rob has played guitar since the age of 10 and he’s still pretty terrible.

3 things about Will

1. Will loves to play videogames and is renowned for frequently beating George at FIFA (Alex, however, is just too good for him).

2. His favourite film is The Shining.

3. He once worked as a runner on a Lake of Stars festival documentary in Malawi – there’s no better way to enjoy a music festival then on a beach in the sun.

3 things about Jess

1. Jess is a previous London Marathon runner, and desperate to try another one.

2. When Jess was younger she wanted to be an actress (her family don’t see her as a drama queen though… odd).

3. The place Jess wants to visit the most is the gold coast of Australia.

Janey

Operations Director

With wisdom gleaned from senior roles in advertising & media, Janey is a people whisperer who’s good with horses too.

3 things about Janey

1. Janey loves to be around positive and energetic people.

2. Janey’s two girls are her biggest achievement.

3. Janey travelled around the world with her brother when she was 22.

Allison

Account Manager

Irish lass Allison studied for her PR and New Media MA in Cork before heading to Cambridge as a Community and Account Manager and then on to the bright lights of our London office.

3 things about Allison

1. Allison reckons she is highly likely to survive a zombie apocalypse.

2. Seasoned punter Allison has sailed the River Cam too many times to count.

3. Allison was at the recording studio for #BandAid30 in 2014 and can confirm that Seal is really good at giving hugs.

Chris

Senior Account Executive

Man Utd fan Chris (cutest baby of the year 95) grew up in Canada and joins Punch with a degree in marketing.

3 things about Chris

1. Chris grew up in Canada, and has even made the trip over there and back in a weekend before

2. His greatest achievement apparently was winning the Boots cutest baby award in 1995…who would’ve guessed it

3. The coolest thing he’s done was being invited into the cockpit whilst landing in Toronto Pearson international

Sam W

Senior Account Director

Sam draws on extensive expertise in research & analytics to lead global accounts. He will own a racehorse one day.

3 things about Sam

1. His favourite film is Rocky 4. He considers the car scene to be the greatest film montage ever (with the best song to go with it).

2. Sam has a keen interest in horse racing and harbours an ambition to own his own racehorse one day. He is yet to think of a name (suggestions welcome).

3. Away from Punch, Sam owns and runs an online community that has received over 2 million impressions and 27,000 followers on twitter!

3 things about Janey

1. Janey loves to be around positive and energetic people.

2. Janey’s two girls are her biggest achievement.

3. Janey travelled around the world with her brother when she was 22.

3 things about Allison

1. Allison reckons she is highly likely to survive a zombie apocalypse.

2. Seasoned punter Allison has sailed the River Cam too many times to count.

3. Allison was at the recording studio for #BandAid30 in 2014 and can confirm that Seal is really good at giving hugs.

3 things about Chris

1. Chris grew up in Canada, and has even made the trip over there and back in a weekend before

2. His greatest achievement apparently was winning the Boots cutest baby award in 1995…who would’ve guessed it

3. The coolest thing he’s done was being invited into the cockpit whilst landing in Toronto Pearson international

3 things about Sam

1. His favourite film is Rocky 4. He considers the car scene to be the greatest film montage ever (with the best song to go with it).

2. Sam has a keen interest in horse racing and harbours an ambition to own his own racehorse one day. He is yet to think of a name (suggestions welcome).

3. Away from Punch, Sam owns and runs an online community that has received over 2 million impressions and 27,000 followers on twitter!

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we're pretty sure it's the source of our creative genius ; )

Alex S

Account Director

As head of the SEO team, Alex develops & oversees search strategies while waxing eloquent on the glories of food.

3 things about Alex

1. Alex once met the late Sir Bobby Robson. Sir Bobby drew him a diagram of Kieron Dyer’s leg, explaining why he was always injured.

2. Alex loves video games, particularly FIFA and the Final Fantasy series. Oh, and Tomb Raider, obvs.

3. Alex’s Uncle created a family tree and found that his family are descendants of Earl Grey (yep, the one with the tea). Fame right there.

Dave

Motion Design Lead

As a child, David was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up. As it turns out, a Triceratops isn’t a valid career choice, so he went with his backup of animation and design.

3 things about Dave
  1. Dave can use beatboxing to calm small children and animals.
  2. He has an irrational fear of Venn diagrams.
  3. One of those things is a lie.

Gina

Consultant

Despite a childhood fringe disaster in the local paper, Gina is now a charismatic PR pro with 15+ years of experience.

3 things about Gina

1. Gina appeared in the local newspaper when she was 11, in a story about healthy eating, but a ‘fringe disaster’ meant she never lived it down.

2. An avid bookworm, in her childhood Gina set up her own library at home to which she recruited siblings as members.

3. Gina is a curry fiend, having to indulge at least once a week in a spicy, sweat inducing dish.

Ted

Chairman

With a host of international CEO & chairman posts under his belt, Ted is still the most down-to-earth person at Punch.

3 things about Ted

1. Ted loves his wife and family above all else.

2. Ted goes surfing as often as he can and likes to give Pete a run for his money.

3. Ted specialises in overtaking the rest of the Punch team on the go-cart track.

3 things about Alex

1. Alex once met the late Sir Bobby Robson. Sir Bobby drew him a diagram of Kieron Dyer’s leg, explaining why he was always injured.

2. Alex loves video games, particularly FIFA and the Final Fantasy series. Oh, and Tomb Raider, obvs.

3. Alex’s Uncle created a family tree and found that his family are descendants of Earl Grey (yep, the one with the tea). Fame right there.

3 things about Dave
  1. Dave can use beatboxing to calm small children and animals.
  2. He has an irrational fear of Venn diagrams.
  3. One of those things is a lie.
3 things about Gina

1. Gina appeared in the local newspaper when she was 11, in a story about healthy eating, but a ‘fringe disaster’ meant she never lived it down.

2. An avid bookworm, in her childhood Gina set up her own library at home to which she recruited siblings as members.

3. Gina is a curry fiend, having to indulge at least once a week in a spicy, sweat inducing dish.

3 things about Ted

1. Ted loves his wife and family above all else.

2. Ted goes surfing as often as he can and likes to give Pete a run for his money.

3. Ted specialises in overtaking the rest of the Punch team on the go-cart track.

Louise

Editorial Manager

Content manager & creative writer Lou loves book shops & was an English teacher in S. Korea (she can still read it).

3 things about Louise

1. Having written poetry and short stories from a young age, Louise is now a fledgling playwright with dreams to write something for the big stage.

2. Aside from writing, Louise loves letterpress.

3. She is most happy when walking the countryside in her welly boots.

Emma

Company Director

Punch co-founder Emma started her career in Paris and is a fully-fledged Francophile as well as a qualified skipper on the high seas.

3 things about Emma

1. Emma is never happier than when by the sea and qualified as a skipper in Sydney. 

2. Emma is a Francophile having lived in France for 3 years, but draws the line at eating gizzards in salad. Sorry French gourmands, it’s wrong.

3. Emma enjoys photography but mostly photographs her long suffering kids. They’ll thank her when they’re older.

Tristan

Account Manager

During the day Tristan’s all-seeing SEO eye keeps content high up the search ranks, while at night he’s partial to a good gaming session.

3 things about Tristan

1. Tristan is a demon on those 2p arcade machines.

2. Tristan once went to Norway to film a short documentary.

3. One of his dreams is to own a French Bulldog that wears a bandana.

Ffion

Digital Designer

Welsh Rugby fan Ffion has a lot of love for live music, comedy and stop-motion films. Not forgetting her honours degree in Graphic Design and Illustration, of course…

3 things about Ffion

1. Ffion owns an impressive number of knitted jumpers. 32, to be precise.

2. With her standard Nando’s order being a sharing platter – to herself – she has a massive appetite.

3. At the tender age of 6, Ffion went gully bashing (Google it) up Afon Ysgethin, earning the nickname ‘Fearless’ from her Dad.

3 things about Louise

1. Having written poetry and short stories from a young age, Louise is now a fledgling playwright with dreams to write something for the big stage.

2. Aside from writing, Louise loves letterpress.

3. She is most happy when walking the countryside in her welly boots.

3 things about Emma

1. Emma is never happier than when by the sea and qualified as a skipper in Sydney. 

2. Emma is a Francophile having lived in France for 3 years, but draws the line at eating gizzards in salad. Sorry French gourmands, it’s wrong.

3. Emma enjoys photography but mostly photographs her long suffering kids. They’ll thank her when they’re older.

3 things about Tristan

1. Tristan is a demon on those 2p arcade machines.

2. Tristan once went to Norway to film a short documentary.

3. One of his dreams is to own a French Bulldog that wears a bandana.

3 things about Ffion

1. Ffion owns an impressive number of knitted jumpers. 32, to be precise.

2. With her standard Nando’s order being a sharing platter – to herself – she has a massive appetite.

3. At the tender age of 6, Ffion went gully bashing (Google it) up Afon Ysgethin, earning the nickname ‘Fearless’ from her Dad.

Nicole

Compliance / Operations Executive

Essex-born Nicole loves football, films, and Mexican food. And Mexican cocktails. Actually, all cocktails…

3 things about Nicole

1. With seven tattoos (and counting) Nicole loves getting inked. Lyrics to one of Luther Vandross’s best hits can be found on her left leg.

2. A loyal Arsenal supporter, Nicole will always have a place in her heart for Highbury, her Dad’s hometown.

3. As our resident maths whiz, Nicole began to study mathematics at uni, with a plan to one day teach it. However, she soon realised that children are far too annoying…

Melanie

Copywriter

Mel’s love for words grew from studying the ins and outs of the English Language at uni, where she also discovered the joys of the best flying disc sport, Ultimate Frisbee.

3 things about Melanie

1. Mel once performed at Europe’s biggest tribute and original acts festival. YouTube can vouch for this one.

2. If she had a superpower, it would definitely involve wiggling her surprisingly animated eyebrows. Probably hypnotism… Hypnobrows?

3. Her favourite party game is competing to see who can squeeze underneath the coffee table in the shortest time.

Anna

Account Manager

Having previously worked for a film startup and fashion label in Berlin and Barcelona, Anna sounds decidedly cooler than she actually is. Finally settled in London, she puts her social media know-how into practise in our London branch.

3 things about Anna

1. Her love of travelling is somewhat derailed by her atrocious language skills, and she’s currently trying (and failing) to learn Spanish, German and Greek.

2. Back in ’99, she won a competition for designing the first ever Christmas card sent out by the Scottish Parliament. Her prize? A micro scooter.

3. Lover of film and everything literary, Anna studied Film & Television Studies with English Literature after a brief foray into Art.

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3 things about Punch

1. Punch is fast-paced, fascinating, friendly and fiercely rewarding (okay, that’s four things).

2. We’re a diverse mix of interesting characters, and love each other for it.

3. At Punch you are guaranteed to laugh out loud every single day.

3 things about Nicole

1. With seven tattoos (and counting) Nicole loves getting inked. Lyrics to one of Luther Vandross’s best hits can be found on her left leg.

2. A loyal Arsenal supporter, Nicole will always have a place in her heart for Highbury, her Dad’s hometown.

3. As our resident maths whiz, Nicole began to study mathematics at uni, with a plan to one day teach it. However, she soon realised that children are far too annoying…

3 things about Melanie

1. Mel once performed at Europe’s biggest tribute and original acts festival. YouTube can vouch for this one.

2. If she had a superpower, it would definitely involve wiggling her surprisingly animated eyebrows. Probably hypnotism… Hypnobrows?

3. Her favourite party game is competing to see who can squeeze underneath the coffee table in the shortest time.

3 things about Anna

1. Her love of travelling is somewhat derailed by her atrocious language skills, and she’s currently trying (and failing) to learn Spanish, German and Greek.

2. Back in ’99, she won a competition for designing the first ever Christmas card sent out by the Scottish Parliament. Her prize? A micro scooter.

3. Lover of film and everything literary, Anna studied Film & Television Studies with English Literature after a brief foray into Art.

3 things about Punch

1. Punch is fast-paced, fascinating, friendly and fiercely rewarding (okay, that’s four things).

2. We’re a diverse mix of interesting characters, and love each other for it.

3. At Punch you are guaranteed to laugh out loud every single day.

we create 1,040 social posts per month...

(not on this typewriter though, that would take aaages)

Working at Punch is intense, fascinating, hectic, fast-paced, energetic, sporadically hilarious, ambitious, and always rewarding. Everyone here is eager for a challenge and stubbornly addicted to producing high-quality work within tight deadlines.

We recognise that staying ahead of constantly changing fields and maintaining our rapid growth means recruiting the very best talent the industry has to offer. In the last 12 months alone, we’ve been lucky enough to attract some of the most dynamic, raw, forward-thinking creatives around – from copywriters, photographers, illustrators and graphic designers, to videographers, senior editors and creative directors.