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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Sam W

Group 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!

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 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 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 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).

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.

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 Manager

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 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 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)

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.

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.

Rob

Account Director

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.

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 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 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 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 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.

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

Art Director

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.

Nicole

Studio Planning & 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…

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

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.

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 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 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 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 ; )

John

Social Strategist

John joined Punch after a substantial spell in agencies Down Under, and prides himself on finding insights that inspire creative approaches.

3 things about John

1. John once flew around the world, and wasn’t far off doing it in 80 days either.

2. A sports fanatic, John follows Leicester City, Leicester Tigers…and the Sydney Swans.

3. John trained as a teacher and has a rugby coaching qualification too.

Hazel

Account Manager

Natural born pedant and list writer extraordinaire, Hazel counts being able to order a Mojito in several languages as one of her key life skills.

3 things about Hazel

1. The Greatest Showman has done nothing to discourage her childhood dream of becoming a trapeze artist.

2. She has two cats who self-identify as dogs.

3. Despite spending school PE lessons hiding in the toilets, Hazel is now a keen park runner and Strava obsessive.

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.

3 things about John

1. John once flew around the world, and wasn’t far off doing it in 80 days either.

2. A sports fanatic, John follows Leicester City, Leicester Tigers…and the Sydney Swans.

3. John trained as a teacher and has a rugby coaching qualification too.

3 things about Hazel

1. The Greatest Showman has done nothing to discourage her childhood dream of becoming a trapeze artist.

2. She has two cats who self-identify as dogs.

3. Despite spending school PE lessons hiding in the toilets, Hazel is now a keen park runner and Strava obsessive.

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.

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).

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.

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 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 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.