OUR BEANS

the bean team

We’re a nice bunch of beans. All of us tasty in our own way and we love to mix, so don’t be shy, say hi!

FIONA RICKARD
FIONA RICKARD

Founder & CEO

Insightful, creative and result orientated, Fiona combines strategic thinking with in-depth insight to ensure our communications are effective at every level. A big driver of the business as well as on the golf course she’s always up for a challenge.

SUSAN WICKES
SUSAN WICKES

Managing Director

A creative and strategic thinker with 24 years’ experience (20 of them spent at Jellybean) make this bean something of an expert when it comes to food and drink marketing. But when she’s not busy strategizing she likes to relax with a fancy cocktail or two.

ANDY WICKES
ANDY WICKES

Managing Partner Creative & Digital

Andy provides our clients with digital expertise across the board – whether it be emarketing, CRM, web, social or simply how to get U2 off your iPhone, he’s there. With a background in photography, video, print design, animation and interaction, he’s uniquely positioned to help bring a rich experience to all things online.

NEIL BRENSON
NEIL BRENSON

Managing Partner - Consumer & Retail

Our resident retail trade expert and former BBC journalist. Neil is a passionate food and drink marketer who has delivered award-winning integrated campaigns for a heap of leading household brands. Not to mention he’s a hockey player extraordinaire with international honours representing Wales in the Masters competitions.

CASS CLANACHAN
CASS CLANACHAN

Managing Partner - Foodservice

Cass has joined Jellybean with a wealth of marketing experience, a passion for all things food related and a keen creative eye. She loves to experience new far flung places, and will always stop en-route to sample the local culinary delights, as well as the odd cocktail.

GEMMA FELSTEAD
GEMMA FELSTEAD

Managing Partner - Foodservice

With an English Literature & Journalism degree, as well as 10 years PR experience, this Celtic Jellybabe is a skilful copywriter and PR project manager. And despite the hours spent writing for clients loves nothing better than to relax with a good book (ideally on the beach).

NICK CLANCY
NICK CLANCY

Managing Partner - Foodservice

Nick has jumped the fence from journalism into the world of PR and brings with him a wealth of industry contacts and knowledge. Combine his passion for food (off-set by his regular 12 mile runs!) with his skills as a writer and you get incisive and inspirational copy.

LIV MARTIN
LIV MARTIN

Account Manager

A Journalism and English Literature grad, Liv is all about communications! With a background in the marketing industry, Liv hit the ground running at Jellybean and has honed her project management skills across a range of foodservice clients. Forever a travel enthusiast, Liv has globe-trotted through Eastern Europe to the Americas, and now indulges her love for travel and food by cooking worldly dishes for her ever-bustling home.

JESS CLARE
JESS CLARE

Account Director

As a graduate in Neuroscience, Jess came to Jellybean initially for work experience but enjoyed her time here so much that she decided to join us permanently. For over 4 years she has brought her project management skills and ideas to the party and when not juggling her busy workload can be found in either the kitchen or the gym!

EMMA LANGLEY
EMMA LANGLEY

Senior Account Manager

With a master’s degree in marketing, Emma joins Jellybean with a background in digital marketing and copywriting in the travel industry. She is passionate about both food and travel, with her spare time spent exploring new places, trying local delicacies and recreating the dishes at home. Emma is excited to bring her knowledge of marketing and passion of food to the Jellybean team.

ELLIE MURRELL
ELLIE MURRELL

Account Director

Joining Jellybean with experience in the hospitality industry and a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Ellie has a real passion for food & marketing. Excited to be a part of the team, Ellie is a huge football fan, and can also be found down the gym or having a gin & tonic (or two) on a night out with friends.

STEVE SKILTON
STEVE SKILTON

Development Director

Steve has a head for design (a chin for ‘fun with facial hair’), an eye for coding and an ear for music. With over 26 years creative experience in design, web development and new media, he works tirelessly to deliver a cutting edge approach to web design and development.

LUCA CICERO
LUCA CICERO

Art Director

Luca is a creative with a real passion, drive and eye for design; someone always striving to produce the best work he can. He is a massive film buff and a true geek at heart. You’ll mostly find him in the cinema or whipping up a bowl of pasta, the way Nonna does!

Vanesa Segura Juarez
Vanesa Segura Juarez

designer

After 5 years working as a Graphic Designer in her home country of Spain and 4 years in the UK, this jellybean joins us bringing a wealth of experience from branding to retail. When out of the office she loves hiking and exploring the forest, discovering new places for food and drink and learning new design skills. She’s passionate about fitness, illustration and any kind of 'crafty' projects!

Megan Chierighini
Megan Chierighini

Senior Account Manager

A familiar face from her time in the marcomms team, Meg has returned to bring her exceptional organisational skills and 8 years’ industry experience to the foodservice PR team. A dedicated foodie, she’s also a big fan of long walks, espresso martinis and of course her cat Cedric.

Emily Thompson
Emily Thompson

Account Director

Emily has joined Jellybean with a wealth of marketing experience across fashion and food industries. With a keen interest in brand & consumer activations and strong project management skills, she is excited to bring her knowledge and passion of food to the Jellybean team. Outside of work you can find Emily planning her next foodie trip to Italy or on long walks with her sausage dog!

Clare Freeman
Clare Freeman

Account Director

Clare first joined Jellybean in 2015 and returns to the PR team after a brief interlude in the world of translation. When she’s not working, she can normally be found somewhere near a netball court or experimenting in the kitchen to enable her other favourite activity: eating.

SUE FOULSHAM
SUE FOULSHAM

Finance Manager

A true master of the spreadsheet Sue brings her financial wizardry and personal touch to Jellybean’s accounts and data-mining. But get this dark horse away from the calculator and you’ll find her singing her heart out in her local choral society to much critical acclaim!

Courtney Rodrigues
Courtney Rodrigues

Junior Account Manager

After several years in hospitality, Courtney is keen to put her English degree to good use by combining her love of writing and passion for food by joining jellybean’s bright and bubbly PR team. When she’s not at work, you can find her searching for sun, reading a book or lavishly enjoying a bottomless brunch with friends.

Caitlin Hynd
Caitlin Hynd

Account Executive

Equipped with a History degree from Southampton University, Caitlin is excited to bring her writing and research skills to the PR team. A real foodie, she’s always happy to talk about her taco crawls around Mexico or try out a new restaurant. Outside the office, you’ll find her in the gym, or chasing her very lively Cocker Spaniel!

Alvi Tysall
Alvi Tysall

Senior Account Executive

After graduating with a Marine Biology degree in University, Alvi entered the world of PR at jellybean. With her fab organisation skills and eagerness to learn, Alvi has slotted herself right in with the bean team. Outside of work, she is bound to be spending time with her beloved pets, playing board games or cooking up a storm in the kitchen (usually her favourite of fajitas or jerk chicken!)

Abi Fraser
Abi Fraser

Senior Account Executive

After graduating with a Marketing and Psychology degree at Sussex Uni, Abi brings fresh ideas to jellybean with her fun and positive personality. Abi is a huge foodie and being a flexitarian, she loves discovering different flavours and cuisines, whether it be cooking at home or exploring new restaurants (even abroad) - she welcomes recommendations! In her spare time, you’ll find her playing tug-of-war with her cockapoo!

melis gilroy
melis gilroy

Senior Account Executive

Melis is a recent Digital MarComms graduate and joins the Retail and Consumer Team with two years industry marketing experience. A creative and passionate individual, Melis is excited to start her career in food and drink. In her free time, Melis loves going out for food with her friends, trying new dishes and, of course, taking tonnes of photos and videos!

WHISKY
WHISKY

Apprentice

Our newest & fluffiest addition to the bean team, Whisky the 'mini goldendoodle' may not be our best copywriter or designer, but what he lacks in marketing skills he more than makes up for with his enthusiasm, ingenuity and chewing skills!

Are you a passionate foodie? Obsessed with client servicing?

Interested in a career in food and drink marketing?
We might have just the role for you! Send your CV to Jellybean now!

Jellybean Creative Solutions

jellybean is an award-winning independent food and drink integrated marketing agency, specialising in foodservice, convenience retail, trade FMCG and consumer. Offering a one-stop-shop, from consultancy to activation across design, marketing, PR, social and digital communications.

Contact Details…
  • Jellybean Creative Solutions,
    15-17 The Crescent,
    Leatherhead,
    Surrey
    KT22 8DY
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