Our Team

We are a group of highly experienced professionals whose skills span the entire marcomms spectrum.

We believe our independence, intellectual curiosity and creative excellence makes us a unique proposition in the changing marketing landscape.


  • Gideon Joseph
    Former TV exec for Sky and BBC. Passionate about tech, cricket and messaging platforms.
  • James Lester
    Chairman; active angel investor; love Golf, Cricket and playing tennis with Gideon.
  • Tom Kirkham
    Senior PR consultant turned content creator for business leaders. Author, music obsessive and attempted explorer.
  • Oonagh Barrington
    Experienced creative consumer comms campaigner. Retail genius, foodie and bon viveur.
  • Laura Allen
    Senior PR consultant, and serious sweet-tooth, with a decade’s experience managing campaigns for some of the world's biggest brands and most innovative startups.
  • Karen Barke
    Chartered accountant with a passion for growing companies. A keen tennis player and walker when spare time presents itself.
  • Mark Jones
    Broadcast PR and video content consultant for brands. Football-crazy, tech, media and news-junkie.
  • Leo Danczak
    Researcher, Account Manager and board game enthusiast. Loves rugby and a good fantasy novel.
  • Elizabeth Derham
    PR Director turned comms counsel for start ups and high profile individuals. Passionate about sustainability, comedy and South America.
  • Milena Stoyanova
    PA and former NHS Recruitment Leader. Enjoys fashion, wellbeing and people who are well-organised.
  • Paul Whitehead
    Sports & entertainment strategist for global brands, rightsholders, media owners and tech businesses. Travelling man, big into Japan.
  • Imogen Holmes
    Senior PR consultant / entrepreneur / comms wizard firmly focused on the end result. Loves audio books, running and food. Not altogether. Dislikes unnecessary jargon.
  • Nicola Ibison
    Media headhunting expert and former manager of many well-known celebrities. Loves tennis, walking on Hampstead Heath and learning what makes people tick.
  • David Beldon
    David is our go to guy for all aspects of operations and digital development. When not found up to his elbows in CRM systems, he’s casting his lines upon the rivers of Wiltshire with his beloved spaniels.
  • Prianka Patel
    I look after our client accounts and manage the research we do for our influencers, events and brands. I love to spend time with my family when I’m not traveling and exploring new places.
  • John O'Loan
    The original force behind Sky News, John has since gone on to lead the creative and strategic success of more than 30 media brands, channels and digital platforms, all over the world.
  • Katy Branson
    Senior PR consultant. Optimistic, articulate and unfazed by even the techiest of tech. Loves muddy walks, playing the piano and sticky toffee pudding.




Pete Hykin, Co-Founder Penfold
getpenfold.com

“We met with a number of agencies and Transatlantic immediately impressed us with their depth of expertise, creativity, and understanding of our business and specific needs. They truly delivered when it came to media – getting us a great deal of high quality coverage in a short space of time. Gideon has become a trusted advisor to our business and founding team, which is been invaluable during the early, fast-moving years of our business.”


Ben Patten, Co-Founder GoodClub and ex-Farmdrop CEO
goodclub.co.uk

“Transatlantic has created a huge blast of publicity out of not very much and very quickly. Perhaps more importantly, they’ve shaped our thinking and actions for more and better PR in the future.”


Peter Platzer, CEO, Spire Global
spire.com

“Spire has always had a strong sense of its own brand, but we were too close to it ourselves and had to find an outside perspective. We wanted to drive awareness of our service and products but we also needed to go back to basics and establish the true core of our story. Why did we exist as a business? What opportunity were we seeing for Spire in the marketplace? How should our industry and investors perceive us? Transatlantic helped us go back to the start and built a corporate narrative that fused positioning; a sense of purpose and a clear set of reasons why we were destined for success. They then set about finding coverage on FOX and SKY to put our new narrative to the test. Today, we feel significantly more confident in our brand message.”