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Elisabeth Lewis-Jones. Chief executive officer

Lis founded Liquid in a room above her mother's garage. She helped shape Britain's communications landscape through her involvement in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, of which she was national president in 2008 and is often recognised as one of the UK's top 100 PR practitioners. She served as chairman of the PRCA PR Council 2011/2012 and is on the board of the PRCA. She is a trustee of the CIPR Benevolent Fund, a trustee of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and a Governor of Bloxham School. Lis has been a reviewer of regional communications for the Cabinet Office and today is a mentor for the Government Communications Service. Lis advises on crisis management at board level and provides consultancy across a range of sectors, including education and food.

Email: lis@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 121 285 3760


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Jason MacKenzie. Managing director

Jason is an integrated PR and marketing communications professional. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Jason is a board director, council member and committee chairman of the CIPR and in 2017 will become president of the CIPR. He is passionate about positioning and branding as tools to build businesses and profitability. Jason is a visiting lecturer at Birmingham City University, a Chartered Marketer, a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner, a Freeman of the City of London Guild of Public Relations Practitioners and a Fellow of the British-American Project.

Email: jason@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 121 285 3762


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Glen Smith. Creative director

Glen is a highly experienced designer, having worked with major national and international brands in the finance, legal, retail and leisure sectors. He is a passionate advocate of the belief that good creative work generates a return on investment. His portfolio ranges from illustration to digital and is informed and inspired by core craft skills gained over 25 years.

Email: glen@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 1534 488899


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Katrina Bray. PR director, Guernsey

Katrina was managing director of the public relations division of a pan-Channel Islands agency prior to joining Liquid. She is a former broadcast journalist and news editor of Guernsey's daily newspaper, the Guernsey Press. Katrina is a media relations and copywriting specialist, with broad client experience including business advisory, construction, legal, private banking, telecommunications, travel and wealth management.

Email: katrina@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 1481 728841


Lisa Downes. PR director, Jersey

Lisa was recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations as Britain's Outstanding Young Communicator at the national CIPR Excellence Awards in 2012. She is a highly qualified PR practitioner, combining a robust knowledge base with extensive practical experience. She was named Young Communicator of the year at the Wessex & Channel Islands PRide Awards in 2011. Lisa delivers high standards of service, through her conviction that established clients should be treated with the same enthusiasm and dedication as new clients.

Email: lisa@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 1534 488899


Leah Le Ruez. Senior account manager

Leah is a highly talented and qualified PR consultant with extensive experience in providing public relations consultancy for professional services firms, from wealth managers and private banks to the legal sector. A consummate professional, Leah is a skilled multi-tasker, known for completing projects with efficiency and precision. Often commended by clients for her solutions-focused approach, Leah is a highly regarded member of the team.

Email: leah@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 1534 488899


Jon Perks. Senior account manager

Jon entered public relations after an extensive career in journalism at Trinity Mirror. Specialising in magazines and special publications, he worked with a broad range of clients including KPMG, Aston Villa FC and UB40, and prides himself on attention to detail and great creative idea generation.

Prior to joining Liquid, Jon worked as PR and communications manager for Cure Leukaemia.

Email: jon@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 121 285 3764


Kim Bougourd. Account manager

Kim joined Liquid after a long career in journalism. She has worked in broadcast media as both a radio and TV reporter. She was also deputy news editor at the Guernsey Press, the island's daily newspaper. For the last 10 years, Kim has been a freelance court reporter for the paper, providing daily coverage of Magistrate's Court cases. She also produced a weekly fashion page for the Guernsey Press's Saturday supplement, The Week. She specialises in media relations and copywriting and employs a strong attention to detail.

Email: kim@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 1481 728841


Ben Brigden. Senior account executive

Ben joined Liquid in June 2013 after completing a degree in History at the University of Southampton. He has since developed a wide range of public relations, marketing and project management experience in financial services, business, tourism and not-for-profit sectors. He holds the PRCA Advanced Certificate in Public Relations and is a member of both the CIPR and PRCA. Ben is a strong communicator and forges effective relationships with clients, the media and third parties to achieve positive results.

Email: benb@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 1534 488899


Leila Taleb. Account executive

Leila is a dedicated and hard-working PR professional with a good eye for detail and a proactive and conscientious attitude to her work. She holds a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Birmingham and is also fully fluent in French. She is a successful blogger with experience of writing a wide range of content.

Email: leila@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 121 285 3767


Ben Tucker. Account executive

Ben joined Liquid after graduating with a First in PR with Marketing from Leeds Beckett University. Along with a range of short-term placements, Ben completed a 13 month internship working in the food, drink and lifestyle industry where he completed his WSET Level 2 Award. He is an adaptable, hard working and confident communicator and enjoys the client variety of working in an agency.

Email: ben.tucker@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 121 285 3768


Ben Carrett. Office manager

Ben has been our office manager for over five years and oversees the finance, processes and procedures across the three jurisdictions. Before joining Liquid, he was executive assistant to the director general and board at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Ben is an avid photographer and member of the Royal Photographic Society.

Email: ben@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 121 285 3761


James Underwood. Creative designer

James has over 10 years experience, working on local and national design projects. He is passionate about typography, brand development, illustration and digital. Prior to joining Liquid, James was a designer at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. He believes that the key to great design lies in balancing form with functionality. Outside of work, James is a keen musician.

Email: james@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 1534 488899

 


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William Green. Account manager

William brings with him journalistic experience at a regional and national level having been news editor at MSN UK News, six years as a lobby journalist in UK Parliament and political and transport correspondent at the Yorkshire Post. He joined Liquid from the 7dayshop group of companies where he launched and oversaw marketing activities with a specific focus on digital and social media content.

William, who has a postgraduate diploma in newspaper journalism and a BA Honours in politics with international relations, has a real interest in politics.

Email: william@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 1481 728841


Adrian Wheeler. Non-executive director

Adrian is the former CEO of GCI UK and chairman of GCI Europe. He has served as chairman of the Public Relations Consultants Association and as chairman of the Professional Practices Committee of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. In 2010 he received the Sir Stephen Tallents Medal for services to the public relations industry. He is the author of ‘Purchasing Public Relations’ for the PRCA and editor of ‘Best Business Ideas’. His specialities are media relations, crisis communications, advertising, media training and the management of public relations programmes across multiple markets.

Email: adrian@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0)7785 363515


David Colcombe. Chef consultant

David is a member of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and the British Culinary Federation, as well as an Honorary Fellow and visiting professor at University College Birmingham. Having previously cooked for G8 leaders, he joined the Liquid team after running a successful 2 AA restaurant for 10 years, which he grew to include a café bistro and a bar. The British Culinary Federation awarded the prestigious Louis Copolla Award to David in May 2015, for ‘the greatest contribution to the profession’. 

Email: chef@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 121 285 3760


Dan Large. Public affairs consultant

Dan is an experienced campaign strategist with a track record of delivering successful campaigns in challenging and pressurised environments. An accomplished political PR practitioner, he has worked across industry, pressure groups, Westminster and Whitehall, advising MPs and ministers in government and opposition. Dan is a fellow of the CIPR and a member of the PRCA. He is currently undertaking postgraduate research into the trust relationships between legislators, the public affairs industry and public support.

Email: dan@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 121 285 3760


Sally Beswick. Market research consultant

Sally is a highly experienced market research consultant with over 25 years experience generating insights for a wide range of companies including Boots, Cadbury and Millward Brown (WPP), and a number of government organisations including the NHS . She believes in anchoring marketing programmes in consumer insight, to provides competitive advantage. She has a first class honours degree in Statistics, is a full member of the Market Research Society, and is an experienced focus group moderator.

Email: sally@weareliquid.com
Call: +44 (0) 121 285 3760