Our Team | Richmond & Towers

HR & Administration Manager


Andrea Garvey

Multi-skilled – is there anything Andrea can't do? Whether it's finding new talent to join our team, solving IT related issues or creating beautiful designs, she's got it covered.

New Business Development Director


Anouska Leon

Secret agent - the eyes and ears of the agency who has the skill to hunt out brands that make a perfect match with us. If you get caught on her line, you’re going to get reeled in – you have been warned!

Receptionist


Clo Tarleton

Who else can say they’ve worked in PR for nearly four decades and lived through a series of seismic changes from letter to fax to email to the social and digital revolution? Whether you’re in the market for PR support or not, it's worth popping by just for the ‘Clo’ experience. She’s seen it all.

Junior Account Manager


Cristina Muñoz

Senorita Cristina – our very own Spanish ambassador and in-house charmer, she can charm the Coke out of the Cuba Libre. And when she’s not in the UK, she’s causing a stir in Havana.

Junior Account Manager


Emily Findlay

‘Health’ is Emily’s middle name, travelling all the way from New Zealand to work with us on the UK’s health revolution.

Senior Account Director


Fran Langdon-Devlin

What ‘Fran the Fixer’ doesn’t know about fashion, lifestyle, food, drink, out of home and automotive PR – in fact, anything you like – isn’t worth knowing. A veritable oracle.

Senior Account Executive


Grace Oliver

Our ‘Go to Girl’. No job is too big or too small, and she always goes above and beyond her clients’ expectations with the biggest smile. You need first class media relations? A status report? A social crisis response? You need it now? Consider it done.

Account Executive


Hannah Pemberton

Hannah, hailing from Australia, is our resident ray of sunshine. With a background in fashion PR, she knows who's on Vogue and who's far from it. This little Tasmanian devil certainly does not wear Prada, thank you very much, that's so last season.

Senior Account Manager


Helen Lindley

Writing and fighting for the cause, digital content strategist and trained journalist Helen is our resident environmental philanthropist, working for a sustainable future for everyone - especially our clients.

Senior Account Director


Jackie Bates

The brains of the operation – Oxford University graduate, built environment pro and PR mastermind, there's no fluff here, just pure intelligence and results orientated strategies.

Social Strategist


James Balm

A digital don, James has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things social media and digital which is forever set to auto-update. Snap this, tweet that - what’s ‘App-ning Jamie? He’s #awesome.

Senior Account Director


James Brown

James joined as an intern following a degree in PR. He does things by the book and has systematically climbed the ladder to become one of the drinks industry’s youngest elite - he’s a real keeper.

Junior Account Manager


Jordan Burnett

The worldwide traveller, Jordan returned to us after an epic trip around the world. He brings back to us his worldly experiences, new skills and foodie tips – all from a global perspective of course.

Junior Account Executive


Jose Arufe Barker

Representing Generation Z, Jose is a trend setter, not a follower. He’s the real deal and he's our eyes and ears of what’s going on out there in the real world.

Account Manager


Laura Nugent

Half of our Irish contingent, Laura joined us from the Emerald Isle to work on all things lifestyle - from fashion to food, drinks to hospitality, and everything in between. She also loves to schmooze with the great and good of celebrity PR. Just ask Ellie Goulding.

Senior Account Manager


Lauren Gimbel

Ideas and insight, Lauren is in the know 24/7. She is always one step ahead, sharing the latest news and digital trends – it’s like having our own in-house insight app!

Deputy MD


Matt de Leon

If it’s reputation management you’re after then Matt is the best in the game – a cool head during a client crisis, while his experience in generating strategic, creative campaigns is second to none.

Senior Account Executive


Nathan Nye

Sell-in King, no one charms the drinks media like Nathan. Set him loose on your press release and you’re going to be famous before you can say “luxury whisky”.

Senior Account Director


Nicole Kennedy

A trend seeker and strategy planner, Nicole takes a bird’s eye view of the ever changing landscape to make sure we are always ahead of the curve.

Managing Director


Nikki Thomson

PR thoroughbred, leading the food and digital departments while managing the business. Health and fitness guru and the brains behind steering Alpro’s communications from niche to mainstream.

Financial Controller


Olga Ashdown

Our financial hustler and bustler. Well someone's got to do it, haven't they?

Senior Account Executive


Olivia Michaud

Olivia speaks seven languages fluently so is never short for words – in whatever language you want! Olivia can authentically conquer any communications language barrier on your behalf - tu comprends?

Account Executive


Pascale Rees

Connection Queen, Pascale is our little black book of about town contacts. If there’s anyone worth knowing, she’s got them on speed dial and is having them round for tea.

Senior Account Manager


Pippa Chester

Originally from the Falkland Islands, Pippa has flown across the world to join our foodie heaven. She doesn’t just know the industry inside out, she can cook up a storm, too – even reaching the final auditions for Come Dine With Me!

CEO


Rob Metcalfe

Ex journo Rob took over Richmond & Towers as part of an MBO in 2006 having vowed, Victor Kiam-style (Google it, youngsters), to buy the business when he worked here in the 1990s. Rob’s outspoken views can frequently be read in food and drink industry bible The Grocer, while The Guardian has described him as being the “evil genius who got us all hooked on avocados”.

Food & Drink Director


Simon Mowbray

Award-winning ex-newspaper and trade magazine journo, Simon knows all the media tricks and you haven’t lived until he has put you through our media training hot house. A great man to have on your side in a crisis.



Andrea Garvey

HR & Administration Manager


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Multi-skilled – is there anything Andrea can't do? Whether it's finding new talent to join our team, solving IT related issues or creating beautiful designs, she's got it covered.


Anouska Leon

New Business Development Director


View Bio

Secret agent - the eyes and ears of the agency who has the skill to hunt out brands that make a perfect match with us. If you get caught on her line, you’re going to get reeled in – you have been warned!


Clo Tarleton

Receptionist


View Bio

Who else can say they’ve worked in PR for nearly four decades and lived through a series of seismic changes from letter to fax to email to the social and digital revolution? Whether you’re in the market for PR support or not, it's worth popping by just for the ‘Clo’ experience. She’s seen it all.


Cristina Muñoz

Junior Account Manager


View Bio

Senorita Cristina – our very own Spanish ambassador and in-house charmer, she can charm the Coke out of the Cuba Libre. And when she’s not in the UK, she’s causing a stir in Havana.


Emily Findlay

Junior Account Manager


View Bio

‘Health’ is Emily’s middle name, travelling all the way from New Zealand to work with us on the UK’s health revolution.


Fran Langdon-Devlin

Senior Account Director


View Bio

What ‘Fran the Fixer’ doesn’t know about fashion, lifestyle, food, drink, out of home and automotive PR – in fact, anything you like – isn’t worth knowing. A veritable oracle.


Grace Oliver

Senior Account Executive


View Bio

Our ‘Go to Girl’. No job is too big or too small, and she always goes above and beyond her clients’ expectations with the biggest smile. You need first class media relations? A status report? A social crisis response? You need it now? Consider it done.


Hannah Pemberton

Account Executive


View Bio

Hannah, hailing from Australia, is our resident ray of sunshine. With a background in fashion PR, she knows who's on Vogue and who's far from it. This little Tasmanian devil certainly does not wear Prada, thank you very much, that's so last season.


Helen Lindley

Senior Account Manager


View Bio

Writing and fighting for the cause, digital content strategist and trained journalist Helen is our resident environmental philanthropist, working for a sustainable future for everyone - especially our clients.


Jackie Bates

Senior Account Director


View Bio

The brains of the operation – Oxford University graduate, built environment pro and PR mastermind, there's no fluff here, just pure intelligence and results orientated strategies.


James Balm

Social Strategist


View Bio

A digital don, James has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things social media and digital which is forever set to auto-update. Snap this, tweet that - what’s ‘App-ning Jamie? He’s #awesome.


James Brown

Senior Account Director


View Bio

James joined as an intern following a degree in PR. He does things by the book and has systematically climbed the ladder to become one of the drinks industry’s youngest elite - he’s a real keeper.


Jordan Burnett

Junior Account Manager


View Bio

The worldwide traveller, Jordan returned to us after an epic trip around the world. He brings back to us his worldly experiences, new skills and foodie tips – all from a global perspective of course.


Jose Arufe Barker

Junior Account Executive


View Bio

Representing Generation Z, Jose is a trend setter, not a follower. He’s the real deal and he's our eyes and ears of what’s going on out there in the real world.


Laura Nugent

Account Manager


View Bio

Half of our Irish contingent, Laura joined us from the Emerald Isle to work on all things lifestyle - from fashion to food, drinks to hospitality, and everything in between. She also loves to schmooze with the great and good of celebrity PR. Just ask Ellie Goulding.


Lauren Gimbel

Senior Account Manager


View Bio

Ideas and insight, Lauren is in the know 24/7. She is always one step ahead, sharing the latest news and digital trends – it’s like having our own in-house insight app!


Matt de Leon

Deputy MD


View Bio

If it’s reputation management you’re after then Matt is the best in the game – a cool head during a client crisis, while his experience in generating strategic, creative campaigns is second to none.


Nathan Nye

Senior Account Executive


View Bio

Sell-in King, no one charms the drinks media like Nathan. Set him loose on your press release and you’re going to be famous before you can say “luxury whisky”.


Nicole Kennedy

Senior Account Director


View Bio

A trend seeker and strategy planner, Nicole takes a bird’s eye view of the ever changing landscape to make sure we are always ahead of the curve.


Nikki Thomson

Managing Director


View Bio

PR thoroughbred, leading the food and digital departments while managing the business. Health and fitness guru and the brains behind steering Alpro’s communications from niche to mainstream.


Olga Ashdown

Financial Controller


View Bio

Our financial hustler and bustler. Well someone's got to do it, haven't they?


Olivia Michaud

Senior Account Executive


View Bio

Olivia speaks seven languages fluently so is never short for words – in whatever language you want! Olivia can authentically conquer any communications language barrier on your behalf - tu comprends?


Pascale Rees

Account Executive


View Bio

Connection Queen, Pascale is our little black book of about town contacts. If there’s anyone worth knowing, she’s got them on speed dial and is having them round for tea.


Pippa Chester

Senior Account Manager


View Bio

Originally from the Falkland Islands, Pippa has flown across the world to join our foodie heaven. She doesn’t just know the industry inside out, she can cook up a storm, too – even reaching the final auditions for Come Dine With Me!


Rob Metcalfe

CEO


View Bio

Ex journo Rob took over Richmond & Towers as part of an MBO in 2006 having vowed, Victor Kiam-style (Google it, youngsters), to buy the business when he worked here in the 1990s. Rob’s outspoken views can frequently be read in food and drink industry bible The Grocer, while The Guardian has described him as being the “evil genius who got us all hooked on avocados”.


Simon Mowbray

Food & Drink Director


View Bio

Award-winning ex-newspaper and trade magazine journo, Simon knows all the media tricks and you haven’t lived until he has put you through our media training hot house. A great man to have on your side in a crisis.