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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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).

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.

Emilie

Account Director

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.

Vijesh

Senior Digital Designer

East London-born designer Vijesh is an avid music lover with a passion for branding. In his spare time, he also enjoys playing football and cricket.

3 things about Vijesh

1. Vijesh designs for his very own clothing label Inkcarnation.

2. When living with fellow Punch member Ozza, he once owned a pet hamster named Caesar.

3. Vijesh is obsessed with the Leicester-based food chain Bombay Bites.

Ben

Senior 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.

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 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 Vijesh

1. Vijesh designs for his very own clothing label Inkcarnation.

2. When living with fellow Punch member Ozza, he once owned a pet hamster named Caesar.

3. Vijesh is obsessed with the Leicester-based food chain Bombay Bites.

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.

Ozza

Senior 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.

Louise

Head of Editorial

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.

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 Director

A creative craftswoman, Sam launched a quirky handmade furniture company before being a key part of the client services and business development teams.

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 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 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 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.

we take 45,040 photos a year

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

Tristan

Senior 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.

Tom

Account Director

Having studied as an illustrator, Tom began his career as a designer and creative director in the print industry before joining Punch.

3 things about Tom

1. He loves (trying) to play guitar and any other instrument and even sang his best man’s speech at a friend’s wedding.

2. Tom has 12 tattoos and counting and recently added to his collection in Brooklyn and Berlin.

3. Tom’s specialist subject on Mastermind would be, without question, late-nineties pro-wrestling.

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.

Lauren

Sub-editor

Sub-editor Lauren has two first-class degrees in English, a passion for social justice and an unnatural love of glitter.

3 things about Lauren

1. Lauren is a part-time unicorn and can often be found dishing out festival makeovers in a psychedelic campervan.

2. Essex’s own answer to Matilda, she taught herself to read when she was four and has read herself to sleep every night since. Still can’t eat cereal hands-free though.

3. Her spirit animal is a hummingbird. Her spirit vegetable is an aubergine.

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 Tom

1. He loves (trying) to play guitar and any other instrument and even sang his best man’s speech at a friend’s wedding.

2. Tom has 12 tattoos and counting and recently added to his collection in Brooklyn and Berlin.

3. Tom’s specialist subject on Mastermind would be, without question, late-nineties pro-wrestling.

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 Lauren

1. Lauren is a part-time unicorn and spends weekends covering strangers with glitter and facepaint in a psychedelic campervan.

2. Essex’s own answer to Matilda, she taught herself to read when she was four and has read herself to sleep every night since. Still hasn’t mastered telekinesis though.

3. Her spirit animal is a hummingbird. Her spirit vegetable is an aubergine.

Paul

Senior Digital Designer

Video and animation is totally Paul’s jam. But when he’s not out there filming, you’ll either find him at a gig, eating dirty street food or just generally out there, living his best life.

3 things about Paul

1. Underneath the hat is actually a massive afro. #TrueStory

2. He has performed music for the Princess of Thailand on a few occasions (she hated it every time).

3. Paul grew up above his parents’ Thai restaurant. Food and cooking is a big thing for him and he will try and feed you at any given moment.

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.

Taylor

Senior Account Manager

Taylor has always been a lover of all things creative. From immersive theatre to live art and music, she always looks for ways to work her passions into her storytelling and campaign work. A true multitasker, her ability to juggle multiple things comes in handy at Punch!

3 things about Taylor

1. I sing in a band called ‘Rice n Peas’ – guess the genre!

2. I’m a lover of Pilates.

3. I love all things India, the country and food (the spicier the better).

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 Paul

1. Underneath the hat is actually a massive afro. #TrueStory

2. He has performed music for the Princess of Thailand on a few occasions (she hated it every time).

3. Paul grew up above his parents’ Thai restaurant. Food and cooking is a big thing for him and he will try and feed you at any given moment.

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 Taylor

1. I sing in a band called ‘Rice n Peas’ – guess the genre!

2. I’m a lover of Pilates.

3. I love all things India, the country and food (the spicier the better).

 

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.

Rosie

Account Executive

Armed with a degree in English and History, Rosie is into books, dogs, beauty brands, dogs, and relaxing with friends in the sunshine. And dogs.

3 things about Rosie

1. Rosie rereads the Harry Potter series once a year, just in case she has missed anything.

2. 25 years in and she’s still not bored of Friends.

3. Rosie is a proud, card-carrying member of Topshop ‘VIP’ (when you order so much they give you free next day delivery).

Ollie

Digital Designer

Ollie is a long-suffering Ipswich Town fan with an honours degree in Graphic Design and Illustration.

3 things about Ollie

1. Ollie is all about football, from watching Ipswich (probably lose) or playing for his local side.

2. A Netflix binge watcher, he argues there’s no such thing as ‘just one episode’.

3. He once got locked in a self-cleaning public toilet in France and got….well, cleaned.

3 things about Kate

1. In 2017, Kate eloped to Las Vegas to get married.

2. When living in Australia, she was bitten by an unidentified spider and suffered a numb arm for three days!

3. A bit of a literature geek, Kate named her dog after Mr Bingley from Pride and Prejudice.

Kate

Account Director

Kate has five years’ account management experience within a creative agency. When she isn’t globetrotting, she can be found taking country walks, or cheering on Liverpool FC from her sofa…with a curry and a G&T, of course.

Tim

Video Editor

Media Production graduate Tim spends his spare time playing in a band, volunteering for charity…and being disappointed by Everton.

3 things about Tim

1. Tim has been an Everton season ticket holder for over 10 years

2. A Glasto local, Tim has enjoyed the festival five times in a row

3. Pepper the cat is named after Tim’s favourite Beatles album

3 things about Rosie

1. Rosie rereads the Harry Potter series once a year, just in case she has missed anything.

2. 25 years in and she’s still not bored of Friends.

3. Rosie is a proud, card-carrying member of Topshop ‘VIP’ (when you order so much they give you free next day delivery).

3 things about Ollie

1. Ollie is all about football, from watching Ipswich (probably lose) or playing for his local side.

2. A Netflix binge watcher, he argues there’s no such thing as ‘just one episode’.

3. He once got locked in a self-cleaning public toilet in France and got….well, cleaned.

3 things about Kate

1. In 2017, Kate eloped to Las Vegas to get married.

2. When living in Australia, she was bitten by an unidentified spider and suffered a numb arm for three days!

3. A bit of a literature geek, Kate named her dog after Mr Bingley from Pride and Prejudice.

3 things about Tim

1. Tim has been an Everton season ticket holder for over 10 years

2. A Glasto local, Tim has enjoyed the festival five times in a row

3. Pepper the cat is named after Tim’s favourite Beatles album

the view from our office looks a lot like this...

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

Harriet

Account Manager

Hatti is a fashion graduate who studied in London and New York (and may or may not have a sizeable online shopping habit). An analyst at heart, she loves a well-formatted spreadsheet.

3 things about Harriet

1. Hatti’s at her happiest when eating…but leaves the cooking part to someone else.

2. Memorising lyrics was once considered Hatti’s ‘only skill’ – her friends obviously never saw her spreadsheets.

3. Hatti is a huge Friends fan (catching the same subway as a cast member is one of her biggest highlights).

Christina

Accounts Administrator

A mathematically astute people person, Christina has a somewhat unnatural love of spreadsheets. She gets her kicks problem-solving and helping others navigate the dizzying heights of finance.

3 things about Christina

1. Christina began her working life as a bingo caller.

2. She is a passionate Scotland rugby supporter.

3. A talented singer as a child, Christina had her first taste of glory when she won a family holiday in a talent competition.

3 things about Harriet

1. Hatti’s at her happiest when eating…but leaves the cooking part to someone else.

2. Memorising lyrics was once considered Hatti’s ‘only skill’ – her friends obviously never saw her spreadsheets.

3. Hatti is a huge Friends fan (catching the same subway as a cast member is one of her biggest highlights).

3 things about Christina

1. Christina began her working life as a bingo caller.

2. She is a passionate Scotland rugby supporter.

3. A talented singer as a child, Christina had her first taste of glory when she won a family holiday in a talent competition.

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.