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Management team

Tim Grice


Tim has been working in digital marketing for over a decade, developing and overseeing strategies for global businesses. He has held a number of senior roles, most recently as CEO of Branded3 – one of the most respected search marketing agencies in the UK. There he led the growth and strategy of a remarkably successful business.

Alan Ng

Technical & Insights Director

Alan has more than ten years’ experience in the digital marketing industry and held positions leading SEO, data & analytics, CRO, and technical implementation teams. With a background in engineering, his breadth of strategic, analytical and technical experience has enabled him to deliver creative solutions for brands such as JLR, Travelex and Expedia.

Charlie Harris

Sales & Marketing Director

Charlie leads the connective3 Sales and Marketing team, managing our marketing strategy to drive global brand recognition and leads for the business. With extensive experience in marketing strategy, her team manages all outbound and inbound sales activity and coordinates an events and content calendar which fuels our business growth.

Claire Stanley-Manock

Paid Media Director

Claire has over 17 years of digital marketing experience and knows how to navigate the complex paid media landscape to deliver incremental growth for clients. Campaigns are planned with strategic creativity and delivered with personalisation to generate cut through, emotion and results.

David White

Content Marketing Director

David has led PR and outreach strategies for some of the globe’s biggest brands. With a background in business management and marketing, David has a deep understanding of the wider marketing mix and how this contributes to our clients’ bottom line.

JJ Grice

Organic Performance Director

JJ has devised and shaped SEO strategies for multi-national organisations including household brands such as Wren Kitchens and Leading our ability to connect digital specialisms and drive organic growth, he oversees our expert strategy team to ensure that the work we do delivers nothing short of unprecedented performance.

Leanne Taylor

Finance & HR

Leanne looks after HR & Finance, supporting with our after our employee management, office management and accounts.

Finance and HR

Sophie Hayes

HR & Wellbeing Advisor

Sophie has joined connective3 to help manage employee experience and wellbeing. She has recently completed a Level 3 Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development course, and will use this knowledge in her job role to help the team grow.
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Rachel Perry

Head of People

Rachel has over 10 years of marketing experience and previous involvement supporting start-ups and SMEs establish and maintain inspiring cultures and environments. As the lead for people and culture, Rachel leads on employee experience, training and development and recruitment as we continue to develop a people-first business and grow the team.

Paid Media

Will Levitt

Group Head of Paid Search

Will has previously worked at Brass and Google, with over 6 years experience in digital marketing. Will brings knowledge in all parts of paid media, specialising in paid search and programmatic.

Sophie Davey

Paid Media Manager

With a background working in account management and paid media for NERVE, Sophie has over six years’ agency experience managing accounts across various sectors including financial services, travel, and property.

Andreea Popa

Head of Paid Social

Andreea has over 6 years of paid media experience and has delivered cross-channel campaigns, with a focus on paid social. She has worked on both agency and in-house brands and has a strong background in a variety of industries such as finance, beauty, travel and leisure.

Charlotte Sharpe

Paid Media Manager

Charlotte is an passionate and data driven digital marketer with over 4 years’ experience in paid media and web analytics across both agency and client side. She has experience managing accounts from a wide scope of sectors such as manufacturing, confectionary, financial services, and leisure & tourism.

Matthew Palmer

Shopping Analyst

Matthew is an analytical thinker, with over three years of paid media experience. Having previously worked on a number of channels, but with a primary focus on PPC, Matthew has worked both agency and client-side, in a range of industries, and has a real passion for driving results.

Beth Simpson

Paid Media Executive

Beth has over a year’s agency experience working in digital marketing, specialising in both paid and organic social. She's worked for a variety of clients, mainly within the FMCG sector but also skincare and furniture. Beth is looking forward to starting as a paid media executive and developing her skills in PPC and the wider paid media landscape.

James Kiroly

Head of Paid Strategy

James has over 11 years of experience in paid media, working previously at Google, and has worked across all paid media channels, from search and display, to video and programmatic. James has a passion for making all media channels work together to achieve wide marketing goals.

Andrew Mirzai

Paid Media Strategist

Andrew has successfully delivered growth across some of the UK’s biggest brands, working across all forms of paid media, in a multitude of sectors, as well as in client service roles. Andrew is passionate about aligning your paid media strategy with your business objectives to deliver true performance.

Timur Berent

Senior Paid Media Executive

Timur is a proactive and data-driven marketer with two years of experience in paid media and digital marketing, working both agency and client-side. He has managed accounts across a variety of sectors, such as financial services, clothing, hospitality and healthcare, always striving to provide the best results for clients.

Sales and Marketing

Simon Sterenborg

Head of New Business

Simon has over 7 years sales, marketing and lead gen experience. Initially working in a lead gen capacity introducing agencies of varying specialities to some of the most recognisable brands including ESPN, LEGO & Dr Martens.

He then went on to take a more client facing role as the New Business Manager for one of the North's leading development agencies. Simon has come on to help develop the outbound sales strategy at connective3 and ‘bang the drum’ about the great work we have, and will continue to deliver!

Jonah Charnock

Senior New Business Executive

Jonah is a recent BA Sports Marketing graduate from Leeds Beckett University. Alongside his studies, Jonah has gained experience in the retail, healthcare and events sector, igniting a passion for a career in digital marketing and sales. With the ambition of gaining further knowledge and experience in the marketing sector, Jonah aims to contribute towards the success and growth of connective3, ensuring that the client’s overall experience is as enjoyable and professional as possible.

Richard Wilson

Content Creation Manager

Richard has an award winning portfolio from his experience in photography and videography. Working with globally recognised brands creativity and attention to detail are key and he enjoys the challenge of making every piece of work unique and leaves a lasting impression. As Content Creator Manager, Richard will work on both internal and client work and help to keep the brand message and imagery connected on all levels.

Ryan Colleran

Video Editor

Ryan recently graduated from the University for the Creative Arts with a degree in Film Production. He has experience in both fiction and non-fiction filmmaking, as well as photography and screenwriting. Ryan has a passion for learning and is excited to work within the marketing team to expand his knowledge of editing, design, and videography. As connective3 continues to grow, Ryan is keen to contribute as much of his creativity and innovation as possible.

Frankie Bisi

Head of Marketing

Frankie is a well-rounded marketer who has over 5 years’ experience working for both agencies and brands. Frankie started off her career creating websites for a range of SMEs in the UK, she then moved to work for an in-house agency team where she was a key member in growing one of the largest digital events in the north. Her latest role for a large FTSE250 company saw her manage day-to-day global marketing activity and projects of all sizes. Frankie takes a hands-on approach to her work and can’t wait to apply everything she’s learnt to her role at connective3.

Robin Witts

New Business Executive

Robin has joined us from working in-house, where he helped a golf company market licenced TaylorMade and Callaway products. His main responsibility at connective3 is generating outbound sales. Experienced as a Digital Marketing Apprentice and is looking forward to meeting prospects for connective3 and helping brands achieve the results they are looking for.

Rosa Mitchell

Business Director

With over seven years’ experience in digital PR, content creation, and social media, Rosa has worked across a variety of different projects, from stand-alone campaigns to long-term strategic roadmaps. She combines her analytical skills with her love of creativity to create concepts that work for a large number of industries, including e-commerce, finance, law, and travel.

Technical & Insights

George Watson

Head of Data and Analytics

With over eight years’ experience in the digital marketing industry, George has led data strategy and technical implementation for some of the UK’s biggest brands. He has a passion for e-commerce, and has worked with clients delivering actionable insights to drive sales and profit.

Harj Kalyan

Senior Data Analyst

Harj has over 4 years of experience in the digital marketing industry & has held positions across agency & client side. He brings knowledge of running paid media activity across various channels & creating interactive data dashboards that provides insight into an account’s performance across all live channels.

James Tate

Data Analyst

James is the first apprentice connective3 has taken on and he also is our 40th employee here. As a Data Analyst, he will be pulling raw data to help our employees make important decisions for our clients by identifying various facts and trends.

Aaron Tansley

Junior Data Analyst

Aaron is currently doing the level 3 data apprenticeship and joins connective3 as a Junior Data Analyst. He will be pulling raw data so our team can make important decisions for our clients by identifying current trends and analysis.


Jane Seymour

Head of Design

Starting her career within a premium fashion brand, Jane developed a varied expertise in designing for both digital and print. In recent years she has worked within agencies focussing on web design, print and led the rebrand for SearchLeeds – an annual conference attended by over 2000 people.

Oliver Johnson

Multimedia Design Manager

With a background in sales and UX design, Oliver has experience working on an array of projects in various mediums; from web and interaction design, to illustration. With a keen passion for learning new skills in the sector, Oliver aims to continue to develop his craft working alongside our design team on internal and client projects, whilst broadening his skillset into animation, video and data visualisation.

Josh Kerr

Creative Campaign Lead

Josh is a recent BA Hons Graphic Design graduate from the University of Huddersfield. With a passion for design and marketing, Josh gained experience through a diverse range of clients and varied industries, including gaming and hospitality. Josh aims to expand his current skill set, and is keen to learn web design, animation and 3D design. He is excited to be working within a such a rapidly growing company and is eager to contribute in any way possible to connective3’s ongoing success.

Imogen Lascelles

Junior Digital Designer

With 6 years of prior experience, Imy is well versed in multiple mediums across design. This includes the music industry, live events and small businesses, all of which contributed to her winning a design award in 2019. Despite graduating during the pandemic, Imy has been able to utilise resources to improve her skills and her craft; she continues to learn more as her career progresses.

Lucy Selley

Junior Digital Designer

Lucy is a recent Graphic Design graduate from Leeds Arts University. Since completing her degree, she has undertaken a creative internship where she further explored her interests in illustration, animation and 3D design, focusing on the food/drink industry. Lucy has a passion for all things bright, vibrant and playful. She’s excited to develop her skills further in her new role and make a positive impact at connective3.

Maddie McGovern

Design Intern

Maddie is studying BA Fashion Marketing at the University of Leeds and has joined us for her year in industry. Her interest in fashion meant that she was given the opportunity to brand and advertise the Leeds RAG Fashion Show. Maddie is aiming to expand her knowledge within marketing, which will enable her to progress as a designer throughout her year in industry. She is excited for the year ahead and is looking forward to collaborating with the wider team in a positive and vibrant environment.


Libby Windle

Group Head of PR

With over seven years’ experience in both traditional and digital PR, Libby has managed multiple clients and campaigns across sectors including fashion, health and fitness, technology and education.

Dalia Filippi

Head of International PR

With eight years of experience in SEO, content and digital PR, Dalia is responsible for leading our international expansion in the US and Europe, as well as coordinating the strategy for her clients in the UK and Italy.

Tanya Oates

PR Manager

Tanya has over 8 years’ experience in traditional and digital PR roles, having worked on a number of consumer clients across industries such as home interiors, fashion, food and finance. She's worked at integrated agencies for almost 6 years now, during that time she's managed and executed some really fun and creative campaigns – a highlight being an in-office dog photoshoot that ended in complete chaos. Tanya is passionate about developing digital PR strategies that drive performance and organic growth.


Amy Gallimore

Senior PR Strategist

With over 6 years' experience working in PR and digital marketing, Amy has delivered campaigns across a variety of industries, from FMCG to the public sector. Amy is passionate about using insights to inspire creative campaigns that people will care about, and that deliver results for clients.

Olivia Wigg

Senior Digital PR Strategist

With a background delivering PR for global brands, Olivia has landed PR placements on top tier publications such as Forbes, BBC, Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Lonely Planet and many more. She is a determined marketer with a passion for delivering only the best results for her clients.

Charity Swales

Digital PR Strategist

Charity is a BA English and MSc Marketing graduate from The University of Liverpool, who has digital marketing experience through internships within the media and parking industries. Charity is driven to build her skillset within and beyond Digital PR, and to utilise her passion for writing and content creation to deliver creative innovative results for clients.

Eirini Theodoridou

Digital PR Strategist

Eirini is an experienced public relations professional in the digital PR/SEO space, specialising in brand storytelling, campaign ideations and delivery. She has experience in pitching and securing international widespread media coverage, and has worked with clients from insurance, tech, finance and retail. Eirini is using her expertise to help implement unique campaigns and stories for many brands to increase their online visibility; landing links on high authoritative websites.

Silje Tunes Huse

Senior Digital PR Executive

With experience in link-building and editorial work, Silje is interested in all things digital marketing. She’s passionate about coming up with new ideas, as well as boosting sales and brand awareness for her clients.

Allen White

Digital PR Strategist

Allen is a recent Multimedia Journalism graduate who joined the team as a Digital PR Executive. Allen's experience began while studying his NCTJ, where he discovered a passion for storytelling. Also, as a freelance photographer, he loved to bring clients visions to life. As a PR Executive, Allen wants to gain insight into the industry, creating campaigns that deliver results, growing within the connective3 team.

Olivia May

Digital PR Executive

As well as in-house marketing experience at an education facility, Liv has a 1:1 undergraduate Media and Communications degree at Leeds Beckett University, and a Merit in Corporate Communications, Marketing and PR at Leeds University. After finding her passion for writing and creativity in her master’s, she joined c3 as a digital PR Exec to utilise her skills and take campaigns to the next level.

Nele Kroener

Digital PR Executive

Coming from an ecommerce background where she was dealing with mostly German customers, Nele is excited to start her new role in digital PR. Nele is looking forward to learning new skills in an ever-changing industry, and putting these to use to achieve best results for clients.

Sophie Barker

Senior PR Strategist

Having worked in PR for three years, Sophie has experience across a variety of projects in the influencer and PR industry, covering clients in a mixture of sectors from retail to FMCG and automotive. She’s passionate about the PR industry and helping the team deliver campaigns with the best results they can.

Jack Birtwistle

Senior Digital PR Executive

Jack is hard working and dedicated, always looking to learn new skills every day. He has just started his journey in Digital PR after graduating from university in 2020 and is extremely excited about what the future holds in this great industry.

Katie Lovel

Senior Digital PR Executive

Katie is a recent media graduate from Leeds Trinity University, where she developed a passion for marketing. With previous experience in marketing roles, internships, and a passion to develop new skills in digital PR at c3, Katie is excited to grow in her role and deliver exciting ideas for her clients.

Chloe Maxwell

Digital PR Strategist

With a degree in fashion journalism and a master’s degree in PR, Chloe has been working in the world of digital PR since 2020. She’s excited to begin her new role as Digital PR Strategist, and work on some really exciting clients, expanding her skill set to achieve amazing results and coverage.

Cameron Black

Digital PR Strategist

Cameron is a recent MA Advertising and Marketing graduate. With previous marketing work experience in the charity sector, Cameron is driven to pursue his passion for digital marketing, grow with connective3 and deliver the best results for his clients.

Niamh Mitchell

Digital PR Executive

Niamh comes from an events background working closely with clients to create corporate events, celebrations, and exhibitions. She's worked with brands such as Merseytravel, Channel 4 and LFC. Niamh is looking forward to pivoting into digital PR and get some amazing results for her clients.

Chloe Keys

Senior Digital PR Executive

After her degree in journalism, Chloe transitioned into the world of PR in 2021 in her hometown of Belfast where she specialised in copywriting and publicity management for a variety of clients across Ireland. In 2022, Chloe moved to Manchester to begin her career in Digital PR and has since worked on leading UK and US brands in the sports, interiors, retail, beauty and travel industries. She loves coming up with creative ideas backed with the latest data to form unique campaigns that will deliver impressive results. At c3, Chloe is excited to strengthen her understanding of the wider digital media landscape and grow her confidence to do talks at industry events.

Will Waldron

PR Strategist

With a background in music PR, Will has nearly 10 years of experience in PR and communications, with a passion for building relationships. Now currently focussing on digital PR strategies, Will is looking to develop exciting ideas for his clients, whilst working closely with his team to achieve the best results.

Hira Nasir

Digital PR Executive

Annkatrin Siegl

Digital PR Strategist

Originally from Germany and with a music industry background, Annkatrin is now applying her international PR experience to the works at connective3. Having worked for artists such as Kylie Minogue, Katie Melua, Bryan Ferry, Rick Astley and many more, public relations has been her passion for more than seven years. For her, any campaign represents climbing a mountain with a stunning view from the top.

Adam Johnson

Digital PR Executive

Adam joins c3 as a Digital PR Executive and is excited to get stuck into the role after already having two years of experience in Digital PR. Adam is very enthusiastic and passionate about sport and is looking forward to working on connective3's sports/iGaming accounts. Adam loves coming up with new ideas and campaigns and is looking forward to landing his clients in publications across the world.

Vera Staiger

Digital PR Strategist

Vera has an academic background in journalism and a master’s degree in Public Relations & Digital Communication (from Salford University). Vera's experience spans freelance writing, charity PR work and event planning for different companies including a music label and an eco-travel company. She's been working full-time in digital PR since February 2021, working on UK-based and international accounts, with focus on the DACH market due to her German background. Having worked with clients from all sorts of fields, including travel, lifestyle, retail, health, sports, finance and education, Vera loves diving into new niches and gaining expertise through creative campaigns. Vera's hoping to use her insights to inspire creative and impactful campaigns that can drive great results.

Social Media

Kenny Metham

Senior Social Media Manager

Kenny is a recent English Language and Linguistics Graduate who joined the team as a PR Executive. He has followed his passion for social media and influencer marketing by moving teams, and progressing from a Social Media Strategist to a Social Media Manager. Kenny’s experience started as a passion for content and storytelling, leading him into freelance Influencer Marketing and Social Media Consultancy.

Millie Powell

Senior Social Executive

Millie has joined c3 as a Social Media Executive, after studying for a degree in business management, where she found a desire to pursue a career in marketing. She has mainly worked in the hospitality sector, also having various marketing internships in food industries and part-time jobs. Millie is excited to learn and develop in her role, and all areas of digital marketing.

Organic Search

Jamie White

Group Head of Organic Search

Jamie has worked in the SEO industry for over 12 years in a variety of roles, from Head of Technical SEO to Associate Director, and has led campaigns for leading brands such as, GoPro, Oasis-Warehouse and Unite Students. He loves problem solving and seeing the eventual impact of SEO work being implemented on a site.

Ross King

Organic Search Executive

Ross has been working in the SEO industry for over five years, holding SEO positions in a wide range of industries including automotive, home furnishing, medical and mobility sectors. He loves analysing websites as well as gathering data, and seeing this data convert into a successful SEO strategy.

Gareth Davies

Senior Organic Search Strategist

With a background in SEO and digital strategy, Gareth has over three years of experience working with clients across various sectors, including health and fitness, financial services, travel and property.

Marina Marañón

Organic Search Strategist

Marina has been in the SEO industry for almost 5 years, working with international and domestic clients across several sectors, including finance, property, travel, and retail. She has a real passion for analysing data and providing clients with data led solutions to help improve their overall SEO performance.

Elle Pollicott

Head of Content Strategy

Elle has over seven years of marketing experience, creating and implementing SEO and content strategies for clients in a range of industries including fashion, travel, property and finance. As our Head of Content Strategy, Elle manages a team of Content Strategists and Content Writers, ensuring that on-page content strategies are devised and implemented, and increase clients’ rankings and organic traffic.

Hannah Brady

Senior Content Strategist

A passionate and committed Senior Content Writer, Hannah has over seven years of hands-on marketing experience in a range of industries, in everything from fashion to hospitality. She takes pride in delivering creative, original work that boosts SEO, causes conversations and engages audiences.

Alex Nayler

Content Strategist

With a background in SEO content writing, Alex has experience working within both an agency and freelance environment. He enjoys crafting creative copy that engages readers and has worked with a wide array of clients in industries ranging from lifestyle and travel to entertainment and sport.

Katie Derrick

Senior Content Writer

Katie loves the written word. She has over five years’ agency experience, crafting SEO-driven copy and outreach campaigns for an array of industries, from beauty and travel to beer. With a keen interest in boosting organic traffic, she’s excited to bring new ideas to the table, get involved in strategy and build strong client relationships to achieve successful content campaigns.

Catriona Cherrie

Senior Content Writer

Catriona is an experienced content creator with a demonstrated history of working with creative content and digital media. She enjoys writing lifestyle, cooking, travel, and dog related content, and is always genuinely keen to see your dog and baby pics.

Matthew Fischbach

Senior Content Writer

A content and copywriter for over three years, Matthew has worked both in-house and freelance on everything from medical business-wide redesign campaigns to small charity blog pieces. Always enthusiastic to get stuck into a piece, he aims to consistently craft SEO driven copy that grabs the readers interest and gets them excited for more content.

Marisa Dooley

Senior Content Writer

With previous experience in digital PR spanning across various industries, Marisa is experienced in adapting her writing style to her clients, whether that be finance or lifestyle. Having made the move from PR to content, she is looking forward to utilising her expertise and skills in her role as a Content Writer, to create engaging work that delivers real results.

Sophie Graham

Organic Search Strategist

Sophie has 4 years of SEO writing and strategy experience across a wide range of industries, from high-street fashion to high-end furniture. She has a love for writing, delving into keyword research and thinking up creative content ideas that both engage audiences and boost SEO.

Chloe Robinson

Organic Search Executive

Having worked in SEO for 3 years, as well as freelance content writing, Chloe has experience creating and implementing strategies that drive organic traffic, create conversions and improve rankings. She has worked in a range of industries, including everything from travel, charity, health & beauty and property. She has a love for combining strategic keyword research with creative content ideas to boost a website’s SEO.

Client Performance

Andrew Moody

Group Head of Operations

With over 6 years’ experience working in several sectors from food and drink to FMCG, Andy brings a wealth of experience in improving clients experience with an agency. He has a passion for delivering results that can only be matched by his passion for Liverpool FC.

James Fernando

Client Director

James has over 5 years of Key Account Manager experience in digital marketing, having previously working in relationship management at the RBS for 9 years. He has partnered closely with a number of key clients to help devise and execute successful Search Marketing strategies. Key clients he has worked with include LeaseCar, Julian Charles and Truverra working closely to build and maintain strong relationships.

James Jeffery

Client Director

James carries over 7 years of industry experience within digital marketing, having worked agency-side across a wide range of clients during this time, and a further 3 studying marketing and advertising at university. Establishing strong relationships with clients is important to James, to ensure any challenges are listened to and strategies are developed to drive strong results, in line with business objectives.

Francesca Brookes

Client Director

Francesca has seven years' experience in digital marketing, working mostly agency side but client side too. She's worked across a wide range of sectors, delivered award winning work and prides herself on building strong transparent client relationships. Francesca is a results focused person and builds strategies alongside the wider team to deliver strong outcomes that match business objectives.

Sarah Heald

Head of Delivery

With over 9 years of digital marketing experience across project management and social media, Sarah has worked across a variety of sectors from fashion and retail to Food and drink. With a passion for strategic planning, Sarah has helped to deliver creative and award-winning campaigns for a number of household names.

Tom Lanaway

Project Manager

Tom’s journey began as freelance video editor, working with the likes of the BBC Introducing and Festival Republic, since then he has branched out into creative producing and digital project management across B2B, HE and B2C sectors. He loves managing projects that merge data, digital and creative to provide a personalised user experience and generate insightful client results.

Megan Croft

Client Partner

Megan has worked in the digital industry for over 5 years, starting in-house before moving to work for different agencies. With a background in paid media and account management, she has experience working with clients in a range of industries, including automotive, retail, and leisure.

Dom Sulston

Account Executive

Dom is a recent Marketing graduate from Lancaster University who has joined the team as an Account Executive. Whilst studying at University, Dom was able to gain experience working with in-house marketing and sales teams of organisations based in various sectors, ranging from the 3D printing industry to data security. Now, Dom’s passion for excellent service provision and building strong relationships with customers is directed towards C3 and its clients.

Jess Farnham

Digital Project Manager

In 2019, Jess began her career in project management by doing an apprenticeship and gaining both PRINCE2 certifications. After moving to Manchester at the start of 2022, she has worked with a variety of clients in sectors such as tech, fashion, sports, and homeware. Jess is excited to strengthen her project management skills whilst widening her knowledge of the digital marketing landscape at c3.

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