Emily founded Palm ten years ago, driven by her passion for the F&B and Hospitality industry and a desire to create results-driven comms campaigns with a focus on creativity, as well as brand and founder storytelling.
With a strong background in journalism and communications, award-winning co-founder Liam specialises in driving hard hitting campaigns, and heads up the strategic approach for accounts across the consultancy.
Hannah EdwardsAccount Director
Hannah started her career at Palm in 2011 and is a member of the agency’s leadership team, driving forward Food & Drink and Hospitality and Travel campaigns.
Jake EvansAccount & Admin Assistant
Jake has joined Palm to kick off his career in marketing and communications whilst he completes a degree in English Literature. At the agency he supports the whole team in making their campaigns a success.
Kara BuffreyJunior Account Director
Kara has a wealth of PR experience spanning Hospitality and Travel. She has worked with both international brands, like Papa John’s, and UK businesses, including the Macdonald hotel group. Commercially minded and KPI-driven, Kara is passionate about her clients and always delivers real-world results for their businesses.
Kate DownieAssociate Director
Kate has over 10 years’ experience in hospitality and travel communications, specialising in restaurants and hotels. She has run campaigns for a huge number of chefs, brands and establishments across the luxury and casual sector, including: The Ritz London; Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane; Exclusive Hotels Group; Brasserie Blanc; Rhubarb Hospitality Collection (Sky Garden); Savage Garden (top of Hilton Tower Hill) and Drake & Morgan.
Joshua WorthingtonFreelance Creative Consultant
Josh creates compelling photographic, video and graphic design content for Palm’s campaigns. With a degree in Photographic Media and experience as a Visual Director in retail, he is also a qualified food stylist from Leiths School of Food & Wine.
Helena WalshHead of Palm Business
With an eye on innovation and the latest trends, Helena leads Palm’s digital specialists and brings a wealth of experience to the agency’s integrated campaigns.
Hayley PorterAccount Director and Brand/ Business Development Manager
Hayley has in-depth knowledge of the media landscape and a passion for driving creative and meaningful coverage for the brands she represents. Her campaigns combine an expertise in the F&B sector and understanding of her clients’ commercial objectives.
Rose OliveAssociate Director
Rose has worked in consumer PR since 2007, boasting a wealth of experience looking after a range of clients, including Young’s Seafood, Higgidy, Pukka Pies and wagamama. She is passionate about client relationships and delivering meaningful results for brands, and is part of the leadership team at the agency.
Harriet EvansJunior Account Director
Harriet has worked in Consumer PR for the last 6 years and has a passion for Food & Drink. She brings a wealth of media knowledge to Palm, as well as industry insight, creative ideas and an abundance of energy!
Becky HartSenior Account Executive
Becky has several years’ experience in Consumer PR and influencer marketing, and brings with her a personal love of food and drink, huge enthusiasm for driving media relations, and a passion to secure outstanding coverage for her clients.
Louise AllsopAccount Executive
Louise brings to Palm previous experience in the food sector as a buyer and years of working in her family restaurant and hotel business. Louise holds a genuine interest and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming food brands and trends, and enjoys driving forward fantastic media relations and coverage for her clients. In her spare time, she loves adding to her ever-growing restaurant bucket list, with valued input from the Palm team!
Kia McKeeAccount Executive
Kia moved from an in-house role to join the Hospitality and Travel division at Palm. She is experienced in both PR and wider marketing and has a particular specialism in influencer marketing and how brands can use Digital media to engage consumers.
Nicole TrakkasAccount Manager
With a strong background in luxury travel PR, Nicole has represented brands from across the globe; from tourism boards and luxury ski chalet operators, to globally renowned hotel groups and boutique private island hotels and villas. Nicole is passionate about keeping abreast of key industry trends and creating and maintaining meaningful press relations to ensure her clients remain at the forefront of the media. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys scoping out the latest cocktail and foodie hotspots in and around London.