"CCgroup are the thinking brand's PR agency."
"CCgroup are the thinking brand's PR agency."
We're a great bunch of ambitious, inquisitive, forward-thinking, down to earth tech PR geeks
With nearly 20 years of experience in the B2B technology PR and marketing space, Rich has worked with some of the world’s largest tech companies and most interesting challenger brands.
After cutting his teeth in mobile, where he claims to have influenced Iraq’s choice of communications technology, Rich has also worked extensively across the enterprise tech and fintech industries. He’s a member of the PRCA’s PR and Communications Council and loves judging PR and marketing awards.
Outside of work, Rich laments his failed wakeboarding career and has developed an almost unhealthy obsession with running.
Paul has worked in technology PR and integrated communications for more than fifteen years. He currently has responsibility for ensuring the successful delivery of client services spanning all CCgroup’s technology specialisms. Paul is focused towards sustaining high levels of client satisfaction and tenure.
Prior to this, Paul led CCgroup’s telecoms practice for eight years and still maintains close working relationships with existing clients and the influencers they target.
Outside of work, Paul spends most of his free time helping to raise a young family, trying to stay fit and justifying the ongoing failure of his favourite football and rugby teams.
Aisling is currently on maternity leave and will be back with us again in September.
Diane is a B2B technology communications expert whose work has encompassed strategic client counsel, message development, public relations strategy and media relations, thought leadership strategy, marketing communications planning and creation, brand building, investor and M&A communications, and executive communications.
Her deep understanding of the telecommunications ecosystem is the result of having served as director of global public relations for Syniverse Technologies, as well as by working with a myriad of other telecom-focused companies, including Globecomm Systems, RacoWireless (acquired by KORE Wireless), Windstream (Business), Ipoque, ZipWhip, BlueBox Software (acquired by Lookout), and Stratix. Diane also is a former associate professor who taught public relations, journalism, and business writing for Central Texas College and for the University of Maryland University College-Europe. She has earned a master’s degree in journalism with a public relations emphasis from Marshall University and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida.
Niki has over seventeen years’ experience in B2B and B2C telecoms, technology and corporate PR.
During this time, she has led Global, EMEA and UK-based strategic PR campaigns for high-profile companies including; BlackBerry, Orange, BT (Global Services, Business and Expedite), Salesforce.com, Hewlett-Packard, Tableau Software, NVIDIA, Visa Europe Collab and HGST. Niki was also part of the PR agency crisis communications team for Pret A Manger.
Niki joined CCgroup as Head of Telecoms in January 2017 and brings a passion for developing and executing PR campaigns that strike a balance between client messaging and topical news issues. Helping companies, of all sizes, to raise their corporate profile and build brand awareness.
Outside of the office, Niki spends her time attending a rather eclectic number of gigs, planning her next trip abroad and watching the occasional international rugby (union) game.
Daniel has more than ten years’ experience in B2B technology PR and heads up CCgroup’s FinTech division. He is responsible for the strategic direction of client marketing communications programmes and ensuring that they meet business objectives.
Daniel’s passion is commercially-driven marketing communications that make a tangible impact on awareness, sales and overall company value. Daniel has worked with a range of FinTech organisations ranging from nimble start-ups to major industry brands including AllClear ID, Mitek, SafeCharge, Signicat, VeriFone and Visa.
Daniel has an unhealthy obsession with the impact of the blockchain on financial services, topped only by his relentless pursuit of the most sour confectionery in the world.
Katie has more than seventeen years experience in B2B tech PR, with a mix of in-house and agency experience.
Since starting her career in the IBM press office, she’s worked for a number of companies across the tech sector, from large multinationals to start-ups. She’s led UK, EMEA and global communications programmes for the likes of Cisco, Fujitsu, Unisys, VMWare, Applix, Remedy, Onyx and Arbor Networks.
Katie joined CCgroup in December 2017 and brings a passion for helping her clients deliver effective messages to the right audiences, in a compelling way.
Outside of work, Katie likes hiking up mountains, binge watching TV series and discovering new craft gins.
Duncan joined CCgroup in October 2009. He began his career in B2B communications in 1998 at AxiCom, and has worked at other agencies such as Ketchum (then Pleon) and Porter Novelli.
Duncan specialises in the MediaTech and Telecoms sectors, and also has experience in the enterprise tech and electronics sectors having worked with companies such as Nortel, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and ARM.
Outside work, Duncan can be found volunteering as a Lifeboat crewman, adding to his vast music collection, supporting Arsenal football club, and enjoying his Campaign for Real Ale membership.
Sarah has four years of B2B PR experience across mobile and enterprise technology, and holds an MA in Public Relations from the University of Westminster. Sarah’s experience includes supporting a broad range of clients including Openet and Synchronoss at Mobile World Congress, implementing campaign and product launches for Viavi and Syniverse, as well as running busy press offices for Colt, KCOM and TEOCO.
As Deputy Head of Mobile & Telecoms Sarah supports clients in achieving media cut-through among their core audience of fixed and mobile network operators, planning and implementing strategic media and content marketing campaigns. Sarah also places a big emphasis on building relationships with core telecoms media – combining her two loves of eating in restaurants and staying on top of developments within the telecoms industry.
In her spare time Sarah loves cooking, travelling and being at one with nature in her home country of Ireland.
Imran has been involved with FinTech PR since 2006 and has worked across everything from alternative asset management, private equity and investment banking, to blockchain, payments, digital banking and electronic identity. His clients range from established, traditional players through to FinTech and RegTech challengers.
As deputy stream lead of CCgroup’s FinTech practice, he focuses on developing integrated marketing communications campaigns across traditional and social media, analysts, regulators and consultants. His passion is for concrete, insightful work that has measurable impact on the bottom line.
Imran is a keen (very) amateur cricketer and when he’s not talking about the latest developments in capital markets technology, can be found either watching or playing. As well as this he manages to find time to have a healthier interest in books, film and music.
Florie is Account Director and Deputy Head of Enterprise Tech at CCgroup and brings more than seven years of PR and Marketing experience, predominantly in enterprise technology and security. A native of France, she studied PR, Marketing and Events both in Paris and London and has since then worked with all size of businesses within the B2B technology sector, for which she has developed and managed media relations and content marketing campaigns and led EMEA hubs.
Florie spends her days at CCgroup providing structure to any project she is working on, pitching stories, creating marketing content or media relations strategies while expanding the agency’s portfolio and managing a team. As the Deputy Head of Enterprise Technology, she is also the strategic lead and international coordination manager for all the stream’s clients.
She is also a keen runner and has for objective to complete all Abbott World Marathon Majors in the next couple of years.
Chloe has been working in B2B technology PR since 2011, with a specific focus on MediaTech. During her career she has worked with a variety of players across the film and broadcast landscape – from companies focused on asset management, encoding and transcoding, through to companies that support the new age of digital TV with personalisation, second screen apps and data analytics.
Chloe has developed and delivered successful PR campaigns for the likes of ADB, Arqiva, Arts Alliance Media, Grass Valley and GfK, helping to drive brand awareness, generate sales leads and meet each individual business’ key objectives.
Chloe is a lover of trash TV, red wine and all kinds of dessert – and as a result, spends a lot of her time in the gym paying for these sins.
Suzannah has worked in analyst relations and conducted influencer marketing for more than eight years.
She joined CCgroup as its first in-house Head of Analyst Relations in 2016. As CCgroup’s analyst relations lead, Suz plays a role across much of CCgroup’s client portfolio – from enterprise to managed services, mobile/telecoms, as well as getting involved with many of our media and financial services clients.
Her favourite activity at work? Staffing analyst briefings and providing reasoned advice and insight to her clients on the leading-edge of what’s happening in industry analyst relations. Her AR experience includes Orange S.A., Bluetooth Special Interest Group, Intel Security (now McAfee) and Computacenter.
In her downtime, Suz enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and learning all things French (she fancies herself a bit of a francophile) as well as mocking Paul when his favourite teams don’t do well in their respective championships.
Aisling is the Social Media Lead at CCgroup, overseeing social media strategy, implementation and measurement for clients across all sectors. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring social channels are leveraged to best support campaign goals and business objectives.
Aisling joined CCgroup in 2014 as Account Executive and has since risen through the ranks to become Account Manager. Aisling is passionate about the use of social media to drive B2B lead generation and establish thought leadership.
When she’s not travelling (or in a Karaoke bar), Aisling can be found on the sofa, binging on a Netflix series with a glass of Prosecco in hand.