Hi, from Jeremy Petty, Client Services Director
What gets me out of bed in the morning is… usually my four year old jumping up and down on the bed. OK, being involved in the most exciting growth industry out there and working with, and meeting, great people every day.
My CV is a bit like… a waste of ink these days. Presence on LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogs and Facebook is the new CV.
Out of work… I’m mad about sport; mainly watching these days but still manage to play a bit of football and cricket. Chasing our two young boys round the football pitch/garden/swimming pool/house seems to occupy the rest of my time…
In the office… I’m helping to spread the word of scarlettabbott across the land and ensuring we nurture and grow all of our client relationships.
For me, internal communication is… the opportunity to create and drive a loyal, bonded colleague base who will deliver improved business performance.
If I wasn’t me, I’d like to be… flying down the left wing at Anfield.
Hi, from Tony Beresford, Creative Director
What gets me out of bed in the morning is… normally my wife Louise and the promise of coffee! But being a designer, I like going to work knowing that fresh challenges await me every day.
My CV is a bit like… The truth is I’ve not moved around a lot so I’d most probably compare myself to a lighthouse. Tall, bright, well-weathered and stalwart, that’s me! I’ve seen all sorts of ships come and go – in all weather conditions – from large tankers to little dinghies and I’ve helped steer them all away from the rocks and sent them on their way.
Out of work… I’m moving to York from London so I’ll mainly be exploring the city and the beautiful countryside.
In the office… I’m dedicated to design in all its forms – from what we do with print and digital – to clothes, buildings, machines and technology.
For me, internal communication is… helping people on IC budgets achieve levels of design they had thought were reserved for those with external budgets.
If I wasn’t me, I’d like to be… Oscar Wilde said “Be yourself, everyone else is taken”, but if I had to give a name it would be Dr Peter Venkman.
Hi, from Minda Galvin, Senior Internal Communications Consultant
What gets me out of bed in the morning is… Usually a small pale boy called Caspar whispering “Is it time to get up yet?” (Not the ghost, but my eldest son).
Out of work… I like playing eye-spy, bike rides, getting lost in books (not always good ones), buying red lipstick, going to farmer’s markets and snowboarding – if I get half the chance.
In the office… I’m first and foremost part of a team. I’m always amazed by the ideas people have when they put their heads together. I try to be true to myself and authentic in everything I do. I’m big thinker, but I’ve also got loads of experience, so I’m practical, pragmatic and passionate about great execution. People tell me that my eyes light up when I talk about business culture, great places to work, good design and well put together communications. I’m an enthusiastic sort, so having me around can help keep energy levels up.
For me, internal communication is… an absolute passion. It is the backbone of any good business. Good quality internal communication changes the game. Without it, employee engagement diminishes and companies can’t change effectively to be ‘match fit’ for the future.
If I wasn’t me I’d be… JK Rowling – getting lost in a magical world for more than a decade, I can think of worse things to do.
Hi, from Rebecca Marsden, IC Editor and Project Manager
What gets me out of bed in the morning is… a big mug of coffee and a to-do list.
Out of work… I like escaping to the coast, watching old films, listening to old music, dancing, trips to the Tate and meandering around markets.
My CV is a bit like… a smart kid’s toy box – full of fun, creative and educational jazz.
In the office I’m… powering through my list-writing, interviewing, proofing and meeting up with like-minded creative people.
For me, internal communication is… about letting people know they’re valued and part of the bigger picture.
If I wasn’t me, I’d like to be… in the 80s, singing backing vocals for Bryan Ferry.