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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beth Davies
    Senior creative communicator and head of news type. Behaviour change, cause-led, public sector, corporate and consumer - why choose? Trained journo, boxer, enthusiastic purchaser of books, rare reader.
  • Steph Driver
    Senior PR consultant who has spent most of her career telling politicians it's probably best not to say that, before working with corporates and persuading them that they should. Loves writing and pastries. Can't get enough of the news.

Graham Mills, PhD, Co-Founder & Managing Director

“As an early stage company, without much PR experience, we relied on the phenomenal expertise and guidance Transatlantic provided in crafting an impactful narrative that resonated with potential customers and future investors alike, securing an incredibly high profile life announcement of our raise on Sky News with Ian King. Their writing is superb and the speed at which they understood our mission and values was impressive, together giving us great confidence in this experience. They just ‘get’ start-ups.”

Pete Hykin, Co-Founder Penfold

“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

“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 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.”