Emily Keogh is an award-winning entrepreneur, start-up champion and innovator specialising in creative strategy for the Travel & Hospitality and Food & Drink sectors. A passionate advocate for creativity, she launched the ‘Palm Academy of Disruption’ incubator at the agency, and was shortlisted as PRCA’s “Consultancy Head of the Year”. A Cambridge University graduate from all-female college Newnham, Emily supports gender equality & women in business.
Liam Keogh is PR specialist with nearly 20 years’ experience in the communications industry. As a Co-Founder of Palm, he has led comms strategies for industry-leading food and drink businesses and the biggest hospitality brands in the world. In 2023 he was named the “Outstanding Professional” of the PR industry by the PRCA, he was shortlisted as the “Consultancy Head of the Year” in the PRCA National Awards and was named by PR Week as one of the 30 under 30 future stars of the PR industry.
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 BuffreyAccount 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.
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 HartJunior Account Manager
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 McKeeSenior Account 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.
Charlotte GroveSenior Account Executive
Charlotte joined the Palm team with experience in both Consumer and Trade PR and with extensive knowledge of the Food & Drink industry, having represented Yakult, Mission and Moofree among others. She has a passion for and expertise in everything food, drink and wellbeing and uses this to achieve great coverage for clients and build media relations.
Taryn ConnollyAccount Director
Taryn has worked in Food & Drink PR (both consumer and B2B) since 2017 and during this time has worked with a range of big-name clients including Yakult, Mission Wraps, Milk & More, LoSalt (the UK’s leading reduced sodium salt) and more. With passion and expertise in the wellbeing space, she loves to get under the skin of brands to help deliver quality coverage, while at the same time, building authentic and trusted relationships with both clients and media alike.