Emily founded Palm in 2010, 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 EdwardsSenior Account 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 EvansOffice Manager
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 both in the UK and internationally, including: Nobu, Ennismore, Hilton, Mandrake, 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, allowing her to have built a little black book of press contacts.
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 WalshBusiness Director
Having spent nearly a decade at Palm developing her expertise in creative campaign execution, Helena now spends her time forging new partnerships with some of the most exciting names in the industry - all supported by a love for media trends, food, drink and travelling.
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.
Rocky RickhardsAccounts and Admin Assistant
Having studied design and worked in Hospitality PR ahead of joining the agency, Rocky brings organisation prowess and an open-minded approach to his wide scope of responsibilities at Palm.
Amy GeromilichAccount Executive
Amy joined Palm following a year’s apprenticeship in travel and luxury lifestyle PR. She brings with her a strong passion and desire to represent trendsetting brands and applies this to her diverse hospitality client portfolio at Palm.
Charley HolyoakJunior Account Manager
Charley has several years’ experience in PR and wider marketing, working across a range of big brand names. Charley brings with her passion for media relations and helping clients stand out from the crowd by securing meaningful and creative coverage.
Carolina GiannettiSenior Account Executive
Carolina has eight years’ experience in consumer, travel and lifestyle PR, with extensive knowledge of the European market. She’s worked with a number of key travel and hospitality clients including The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Tourism Australia. She’s passionate about account management and securing Tier A coverage.
Alyce McTigueAccount Manager
Alyce has five years’ experience in consumer, travel and lifestyle PR. She has worked with big brands including YOTEL, easyJet, BrewDog and Merlin Entertainments and independents, including The Lensbury Resort. She brings with her explosive creativity and a keen love of writing to drive ground-breaking coverage for her clients.