Our team is drawn from diverse professional backgrounds. Our consultants are former journalists, fund managers, stockbrokers and lawyers. They have worked in parliament and lectured as academics. Delivering value to our clients depends not only on a thoughtful and creative approach to communications but on the application of experience and judgement.
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In the listed arena he has advised Boards and companies across all manner of communication challenges including complex M&A activity, equity and debt financings, IPOs and reputation management issues.
Jos attended Birmingham University and the University of Aix-Marseille where he graduated with a degree in French studies.
Her extensive experience includes a long-standing relationship with Vodafone, which she has advised for over 20 years. Lulu’s clients include KCOM, Torotrak and Stanley Gibbons and Virgin Media prior to its merger with Liberty Global.
After graduating from Exeter University with an Honours degree in Economic and Social Statistics, Lulu began her career with Binder Hamlyn as a trainee accountant before joining WI Carr as a Small Companies analyst.
Mike was previously head of corporate media relations at BT for a number of years. Whilst there, Mike advised on a £6bn rights issue, the demerger of mobile unit BT Wireless (becoming O2), and the Telecoms Strategic Review Settlement with Ofcom, leading to the subsequent creation of local network division Openreach, amongst other projects. Mike also headed up in-house litigation support for the Group, as well as leading on issues relating to BT’s pension schemes.
Mike joined Tavistock from Aura Financial where, as a Partner, he advised a number of mining clients including Xstrata. Mike advised Xstrata on their proposed “nil premium merger of equals” with Anglo American, and in advance of their multi-billion dollar takeover by Glencore.
Prior to moving into Investor Relations in 1998, Tony worked as an investment analyst for stockbrokers Carr Kitkat & Aitken and Greig Middleton through the 1990s, covering all consumer and leisure stocks. This followed an early career in academia, working in a Business Faculty of the University of East London. He is an author of a textbook on Economics and has published journal articles on economic matters and, in a specialist area, the methodology and accuracy of investment analysts’ equity forecasting.
Tony has degrees in Economics from the LSE, an MA from the University of Leicester and an MBA in Finance from the City University Business School. He has an accounting qualification and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (FCSI).
He joined Tavistock in 2007 and has a particular focus on the technology, media and telecoms sectors. Previously he has worked with at the Ministry Defence as well as other financial PR and IR agencies and PR and IR training companies. Andrew’s clients have included Vodafone Group and Vodafone UK, as well as Park Group, NWF Group, Advanced Medical Solutions, Kromek Group and IBEX Global Solutions. Andrew has a Degree in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of York.
Prior to Tavistock, Barney completed an internship in the IR department at a top FTSE 250 oil and gas company. He has an Honours degree in Business Management from the University of Gloucestershire.
Prior to joining the PR industry, he served as an officer in the British Army and worked as an operations manager at BT.
In his free time, he enjoys alpine mountaineering and spending time with his family.
Prior to Tavistock Edward worked at a leading corporate public relations firm where he advised financial and professional services clients in the UK, Europe and emerging markets.
Edward graduated with a degree in History from University College, Oxford.
James was latterly the executive editor of Property Week. He won many awards for his writing including the PPA’s Business Writer of the Year in 2007, one of the top prizes for business magazine journalists. He was later named the International Building Press’s Business/Financial Journalist of the Year and LSL Property’s Property Business Journalist of the Year.
Jeremy’s experience spans both corporate and financial communications working with both public and private sector organisations across the full range of public relations issues including reputation management, flotations, mergers and acquisitions and crises.
She holds an Honours degree in Media, Culture and Society from Northumbria University.
Before joining Tavistock, James was Head of Investor Relations and Communications at a global London listed company. Prior to that, James was an Investor Relations executive for a large Investor Relations agency based in London.
He has a marketing degree and is a member of the Investor Relations Society.
He has 20 years' experience working closely with key figures in Westminster and Whitehall, including the Treasury and No.10, and has helped major corporate clients with their communications and lobbying campaigns.
She has extensive experience in IPOs, M&A activity (having advised on plus £1bn of transactions), crisis management as well as financial calendar work.
Emily joined Tavistock in January 2011, prior to this she spent three years at a top five AIM and leading natural resources PR agency based in the City of London. Her clients have included Base Resources Ltd, Cape Lambert, Discovery Metals Ltd, Firestone Diamonds plc, Gemfields plc and Kentz Corporation Ltd.
Emily has also gained the Mining for Bankers Certificate from the Imperial College of London and holds a degree in Geography from Newcastle University.
He subsequently founded investor relations consultancy City Insights which was acquired by Tavistock in 2003. He spent three years working in-house with two FTSE 250 companies as head of IR and corporate communications.
He is a member of the Investor Relations Society and has a degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
He has wide-ranging commercial expertise which is usually deployed behind the scenes in our financial, business development and corporate activities; he counts the successful acquisition of Conduit PR in 2010 among his proudest achievements.
Axel remains a director of City Insights, which he and his colleagues sold to Tavistock in 2003. Prior to that, his career included roles in accountancy, investment banking, financial analysis and strategic planning.
Axel is a graduate of Imperial College London. Outside work, his interests include adrenaline sports and travelling.
Prior to joining Tavistock, Sophie worked in the in-house recruitment teams of PwC and Gazprom Energy. She holds an honours degree in History from the University of Manchester.
Since joining Tavistock in 2012 Niall has specialised in Growth Companies, advising on media relations and corporate positioning, as well as on a range of transactions including IPOs and M&A activity. His clients include Benchmark Holdings, Private & Commercial Finance Group, KCOM, United Cacao, Global Petroleum and Highfield Resources.
Before joining Tavistock Niall graduated with a degree in Politics from the University of York and studied for a Graduate Diploma in Law.