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

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 BOLAM
SUSAN BOLAM

Managing Director

A creative and strategic thinker with 18 years’ experience (16 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

Creative Services & Digital Director

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

Associate Director

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

Group Account Director

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.

LAURA NESS
LAURA NESS

Senior Account Manager

A foodie with a passion for marketing Laura joined Jellybean as a graduate with a Communications degree. She’s full of great ideas and committed to activating them too and if you ask nicely she’ll even whip you up her signature dish of Jamaican Chicken – yum!

JESS CLARE
JESS CLARE

Account Manager

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!

megan chierghini
megan chierghini

Account Manager

With 4 years advertising and marketing experience, when Megan joined Jellybean she returned to where her journey began – in the world of food! In her spare time, she enjoys long dog walks often stopping off at a cosy pub or experiencing new places for food and drink in town with friends.

JESS SEWELL
JESS SEWELL

Junior Account Manager

Jess is thrilled to return for her fifth year at Jellybean after a stint in the Golf PR industry where she developed her account management, event planning and activation skills. With 6 years’ PR experience now under her belt, and plenty of Jellybean spirit, Jess is a fab addition to the team not to mention a formidable golfer!

ELLIE MURRELL
ELLIE MURRELL

Senior Account executive

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.

OLIVIA DAVIES
OLIVIA DAVIES

Account Executive

Liv has a degree in Fashion Management and Marketing and over 3 years industry experience in what is a very competitive market. Her second passion is food so it’s not surprising that she thrives in her role working on innovative food brands that challenge the status quo. She is a very keen cook and baker and enjoys creating new treats as well as indulging in pioneering restaurant concepts and burning off the calories in the gym!

GEMMA FELSTEAD
GEMMA FELSTEAD

PR Group Account Director

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

PR Account Director

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.

LAURA DICKEN
LAURA DICKEN

PR Account Manager

Laura has 10 years marketing and events experience in both hospitality and education and has organised over 50 wedding receptions, numerous golf days and even ran a 3-day conference in Kuala Lumpur! With a love for all things digital and an excellent track-record managing multiple social media platforms, she’s a great addition to the bean team.

Mary Heimsath
Mary Heimsath

Junior Account Manager

After a brief hiatus volunteering around Asia, Mary returns to Jellybean bringing back to the PR department her unique creative outlook, solid copywriting skills and committed work ethic. Having spent 4 years at Jellybean (and as Whisky’s number one fan) she’s very happy to be back and ready to bring her talent to the table. When she’s not working, you’ll most likely find her with her head in a sketchbook.

HANNAH BURCHELL
HANNAH BURCHELL

PR Account Executive

With an NVQ in Business and Admin, an ambitious attitude and desire to succeed, Hannah is always ready to take on her next challenge. A self confessed shopaholic with a passion for baking she loves making tasty treats and enjoys relaxing with a good film and a box of Cadbury’s finest.

dalbir bansal
dalbir bansal

PR Assistant

With 2 children and a busy life Dalbir is a fabulous organiser who is relishing returning to work at an agency totally involved in her passion of food. She loves challenging her cooking and baking skills and often experiments with family and friends to try new recipes. Eating out and trying lots of different cuisines is also a hobby and when not around a kitchen you will find her curled up with a good book or at the cinema watching an action packed film.

LUCA CICERO
LUCA CICERO

Designer

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!

rosie basten
rosie basten

designer

Rosie has a first-class degree in graphic design and over 10 years’ experience in the design industry covering an extensive range of services from packaging concepts right through to ad execution. She’s an adventurous soul with a taste for travel, the great outdoors and storytelling. Known for her sweet tooth she’s always first in line for birthday cake!

STEVE SKILTON
STEVE SKILTON

Senior Digital Developer

Steve has a head for design (a chin for ‘fun with facial hair’), an eye for coding and an ear for music. With over 23 years creative experience in web development and new media, he works tirelessly to deliver a cutting edge approach to web design and development.

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!

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 Creative Solutions – an award winning independent foodservice marketing and foodservice pr agency. Specialising in foodservice, retail and consumer integrated communications including, insight, design, digital, PR and social media.

Contact Details…
  • Jellybean Creative Solutions,
    4 Bridge Street,
    Leatherhead,
    Surrey
    KT22 8BZ
  • +44 (0)1372 227950
  • info@jellybeancreative.co.uk
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