Co-founder, Managing Director
Valentine is our resident business and operations expert. He actually enjoys writing contracts, but don’t let that worry you: he’s genuinely lovely. And his artistic skills are significant too as a former singer, concert pianist and award-winning writer. With a 10+ year professional background in corporate communications and consulting for media, tech and financial services, Valentine is also experienced in television and high end corporate events production. Valentine genuinely cares about over-delivering and has exceptional attention to detail. His passions include chess, go, Game of Thrones, producing music and a machine-like commitment to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, training 7 days a week to hone his skill, discipline and performance. He’s also a doting father.
John is our creative guru, lead project manager and branding and content development sage. John works between offices in London, LA and Mexico and thrives on the buzz of all three amazing locations. He has over 10 years’ experience developing and executing complex branding, design and marketing solutions for some of the world’s most creative and demanding brands.
John loves to travel and go snowboarding, and is also an exceptional professional photographer with a profound love for travel, portrait and wildlife photography. No-one seems to be able to talk him out of his latest impromptu photography trip. And that’s exactly how he likes it. A word of advice: don’t ask to borrow his tripod; but do complement him on being a new dad!
Paul is an absolute monster when it comes to digital strategy and creative social media solutions. Of course, 15 years of professional focus will do that to you! We sometimes wonder if there is anything Paul doesn’t know about devising and managing online campaigns, strategies and driving digital engagement. He assures us there is but we’re not really convinced.
His background includes working across multiple UK government departments and international communications agencies, servicing a full range of clients from FTSE 100 companies to small innovative start-ups. He has been at the forefront of using state of the art social media listening platforms to scour the digital landscape and isolate the wants, needs and frustrations of online markets so as to undertstand audience behaviour. Paul’s passions include cooking (and eating), yoga, immense music festivals and cycling around London, and has a particular focus on studying our relationship to sound, music and vision online.
Jamie is one of the most experienced event project managers in the UK and has spent over 20 years producing corporate and private events in some of the world’s most prestigious locations including Buckingham Palace and major public venues. We once printed a list of every type of event, and every type of venue and challenged Jamie to outline an event he had produced in each. We lost. There simply isn’t an event specification he hasn’t delivered at least three or four times. His passions include the latest podcasts, attending Secret Cinema and random international travel. Jamie is also a brown belt in Judo (which means he’s awesome) and his obsession with world wrestling gets exponentially stronger each and every nano-second.