Phipps people

Miranda Page Wood

  • Planet sized brain
  • Exemplary planning & strategy
  • Extrasensory insight
  • Moonlighting also runs an organic farm in Suffolk

Phipps Chairman Miranda is one of the agency’s founders and our strategic sounding board when it comes to campaign planning and industry insight.  She is an unashamed foodie and is living the dream on her organic farm in Suffolk where she sells her wares under the label www.maplefarmkelsale.co.uk.

Nicky Forrest

  • Charm offensive
  • Riesling lover
  • Well connected
  • Calm in a crisis

With a background in publishing and 15 years behind her in PR, Nicky has tried to keep her youthful looks and sense of humour intact. A thoughtful strategist at heart, Nicky turned to PR and has never looked back.  She sees it as the marketing discipline for thinking people and is known in the industry for her perceptive and intuitive approach.  A regular on the speaker circuit, a judge at the PRCA awards and Chair of the ISC Marketing Awards Nicky is known for her strong counsel and leadership.

Liz Lock

  • Currently redecorating her dining room
  • Knows when not to push her luck
  • Against cheap coffee and well-done steak
  • Strategic shopper

With a background in luxury food and drink retailing, think Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason, Liz has carved a bit of a niche as our lifestyle and cultural head.  Her FMCG skills are just as robust with campaigns for Tilda, Müller, Alpro, French’s mustard, Tio Pepe and Levi Roots.  An unapologetic epicurean and Fino lover she knows the UK underground foodie scene like no other.  She’s worked with many of the big names from Bompass & Parr to David Beckham and can always find the right person to partner a brand.   A natural creative, Liz’s strength lies in getting under the skin of a client’s brief and coming up with strong but grounded ideas that will deliver.

Lottie West

  • Expert wordsmith
  • 26.2 miles more than just a distance
  • Lover of all things American
  • Pub quiz champion

Lottie is quite simply one of the most experienced wine PRs in the UK with an excellent track record when it comes to both brand and generic campaigns.  She has led her team to multi-award wins for the Wines from Rioja Tapas Fantasticas brand experience and is also something of an academic with two WSET scholarships.  As well as being a Diploma and a WSET BACK graduate, Lottie knows the wine industry inside out.   At Phipps Lottie is known for her attention to detail, love of spreadsheets and legendary pub quiz and karaoke skills.  Oh and she runs marathons.

 

Heather Milner

  • Obsessive cushion buyer
  • Addicted to buffalo chicken wings
  • Admires honesty
  • Eats  constantly

Heather has over 6 years’ experience in consumer PR, working within numerous sectors from fashion and lifestyle to toys and tech. She is a passionate foodie and thrives on organising events and driving stand-out coverage for clients. Always a calming influence in times of pressure, Heather is completely unflappable and is always on hand for an experimental cocktail at the end of a busy day. In her spare time she runs an interiors and lifestyle blog to quench her thirst for rugs, candles and vintage furniture.

Rhian Rosser

  • Obsessive colour co-ordinator
  • Fluent in Italian, French and most importantly: Welsh
  • Karaoke mic hogger
  • Fancy dress extraordinaire

With over 7 years’ experience in the wine trade, Rhian has worked with some of the finest wines in the world, from super Tuscans such as Sassicaia to big Burgundian legends like Domaine Leflaive. Rhian is now very excited be working with her favourite grape variety; Riesling. Her love of food and (mainly) wine grew from her time living in Italy’s foodie capital Bologna and Lyon, culinary Mecca of France. Rhian is in her element organising events and hosting parties. On a Friday night you will most likely find Rhian serving aperitivo with aperol spritz in her East End retreat, where most of the furniture would look at home on the set of Mad Men. Rhian also captains the Cheetahs, North London’s deadliest women’s netball team.

Lowri Robjohn

  • Passionate Welsh rugby fan
  • Gin fiend
  • Quick thinker
  • Loves a good chat

Lowri has always had an eye for the finer things in life so following a language degree and a stint as a TV researcher, she made a beeline for the wine trade. She has worked across the industry moving from retail to the buying team of a leading wholesaler, picking up the WSET Diploma and enjoying some spectacular wines along the way.  She’s settled in well to the PR world which satisfies her need to communicate and her love of social occasions.  At Phipps she is known for her fondness of fine Cognac and always being up to speed with the latest vinous trends.

Jen Gevaux

  • Never sits still
  • Problem no problem
  • Infectious laugh
  • Will try anything once

A master of making things look easy, Jen has been at Phipps since her career began first as a runner at Rioja Tapas Fantasticas and more latterly single-handedly masterminding the annual VDP Rheingau tasting – if there is a tasting or an event to organise, this is your girl. Passionate about all things vinous, Jen has her own blog where she will promise to ‘find you a drink’.  Sounds good so check it out at Grape Choice. 

Harriet Rodger

  • Loves musicals
  • Can’t live without gingerbread men
  • Enthusiastic Arsenal fan
  • City explorer

A dance student, turned Journalism graduate, now taking a stab at PR, Harriet has worked across a wide selection of brands in her first two years in the industry. From fashion to beauty, Disney On Ice to Bacardi and Mount Gay Rum to singer, song-writer Jessie Ware, Harriet has enjoyed working with a whole host of clients in her career so far. Now turning her skills to all things food and drink, Harriet can often be found wandering through the streets of London discovering all things new and arty. A self-confessing terrible cook, she spends most of her days chilling out in newest food and drink hang outs, always seeking strong coffee and a good beer.

Chloe Hutchinson

Loves                                                      a pun
Yogi                                                         in the making
Self-confessed                                  foodie
Craves                                                   Caribbean food

Chloe’s PR career to date has seen her work across household names such as Bacofoil, Aldi and Jägermeister. A total media hound, Chloe is as comfortable securing that killer piece of coverage as she is running a dynamic social media campaign for her clients. Outside the office she enjoys spinning and HIIT training as well as flexing her journalistic muscles through her lifestyle blog.

Helen Schnabel

Suffers from                                      wanderlust
Always                                                  keen for a g&t
Addicted                                              to brunch
Can’t live without                          Grey’s Anatomy

Helen joins the Phipps team with an impressive range of consumer PR experience working with brands such as Graze.com and Bioglan Superfoods. An English graduate with a fanatical obsession with grammar, Helen’s excellent writing skills mean she is equally able to carve a killer press release as she is to write up a review on her blog, For Goodness Cakes.  A coffee connoisseur, cake aficionado and home-baker extraordinaire, Helen’s homemade breakfast bars are already firm favourites amongst the Phipps team.