About

A brand communications agency that specialises in food and drink, Phipps has both deep sector knowledge and broader PR, event and social skills to create award winning campaigns that get people talking.

Nicky Forrest

Nicky Forrest

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.

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Charm offensive Riesling lover Well connected Calm in a crisis
Lottie West

Lottie West

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.

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

Johara Chambers

Having lived on both sides of the globe, Johara’s taste buds developed from the shores of Vancouver to the vineyards of Alsace before taking on the food and drink scene in the UK. A consumer heavyweight, her last decade of campaigns include creating edible gardens with Raymond Blanc OBE,  highlighting the 17 cuisines of London’s Chinatown, creating the first ever Jersey Royal potato pop up, and a Krug Creperie in Covent Garden.

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Sun chaser Restaurant frequenter Boot sale expert Quaffer of margaritas and bubbles
Rhian Rosser

Rhian Rosser

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.

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

Lowri Robjohn

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.

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

Jen Gevaux

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.

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

Emily Webster

Consumer PR with client-experience including Laurent Perrier and Twinings, Emily heads up the media team for Wines of Germany, Tio Pepe, and Cognac. She enjoys nothing more than turning a challenging brief into an engaging and consumer-friendly campaign.

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Logistics - bring it on! Happiest in the countryside Historian at heart Chocolate fanatic
Harriet Rodger

Harriet Rodger

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.

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Loves musicals Can't live without gingerbread men Enthusiastic Arsenal fan City explorer
Greta Megroff

Greta Megroff

After finishing her language studies, Greta headed straight into wine retail working at Majestic and Oddbins.  Now having joined the Phipps team, she is using her generic and trade marketing skills running the trade communications for Matthew Clark and trade PR and events for Wines of Rioja.

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Self-confessed Hispanophile Keeps a cool head and well-stocked wine rack Enthusiastic sketcher Can’t live without rock ‘n’ roll
Helen Schnabel

Helen Schnabel

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.

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

Awards

We are one of the most awarded food and drink agencies in the UK. We enter them because it’s fun to win and because great campaigns attract great clients and staff.

2017

DRINKS BUSINESS AWARDS 2017Winner – PR agency of the year

2016

Drinks Business Awards 2016Runner up – PR agency of the year Drinks International Awards 2016Winner – Best Wine PR Company Winner – Best Integrated Campaign for Wines from Rioja

2015

Drinks Business Awards 2015Runner up – PR agency of the year Drinks International Awards 2015 Winner – Best Wine PR Company Winner – Best PR Campaign for Tio Pepe Highly Commended – Best Integrated Campaign for Wines of Germany Highly Commended – Best Experiential Campaign for Wines of Germany Drinks Business Awards 2015Runner up – PR agency of the year

2014

Golden Hedgehog Awards 2014 Finalist – Small PR Agency of the Year The Grocer Marketing, Advertising and PR Awards 2014 Finalist – Consumer PR Campaign of the Year – Jersey Royals ‘The Taste of Spring’ Finalist – Brand Experience Campaign of the Year – Rioja presents Tapas Fantasticas

2013

Drinks Business Awards 2013 Shortlisted – Best Consumer Campaign – 31 Days of Riesling Shortlisted – Best PR agency

2012

Golden Hedgehog Awards 2012Winner – Event of the Year – Rioja presents Tapas Fantasticas The Grocer Marketing, Advertising and PR Awards 2012 Winner – Business Trade PR Campaign – Wines of Germany ‘Trial by Pinot Noir’ Drinks Business Awards 2012Winner – Best Trade Campaign – Wines of Germany ‘Trial by Pinot Noir’ Winner – Best PR Company

2011

Drinks Business Awards 2011Winner – Best Consumer Campaign – Rioja presents Tapas Fantasticas
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careers

At Phipps we like to look after our team. Not only do we invest in relevant training opportunities but everyone also gets £400 to spend each year learning a new skill – it helps to keep our busy working lives balanced. So far the team has learnt how to snowboard, speak Spanish, arrange flowers, windsurf, make films and apply makeup for the catwalk, to name but a few.

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