Who We Are

Suzanne | Founder

Suzanne is a passionate foodie and former home economist, who has worked for some of London's top PR agencies. She began her career writing recipe books and managing PR campaigns for the Potato Marketing Board. Working on big brands such as Billingtons, Tupperware and Tetley followed, before she founded SHC in 1997. Over the last 22 years, Suzanne has developed a dedicated hand-picked team of highly-skilled PR specialists, together with a reputation for delivering high-impact results.

Stephanie Sergeant

Account Director

Stephanie has more than 25 years experience in PR. As happy working with big global brands as she is internet start-ups, she approaches all of her work with real gusto to maximise both results and fun. As a Northern lass she loves a good brew, pie and woolly hat.

Karen Millican

Account Director

Karen loves PR, as well as project managing both external and internal communication campaigns and events for clients of all shapes and sizes, both in the UK and globally. She's proud of her track record in delivering successful campaigns that produce real results on time and on budget.

Deborah Sparkes

Account Manager

Deborah provides invaluable support to the SHC account teams, helping them to keep up-to-date with press features and key industry events. Having been on the SHC team for more than a decade, she knows the media and key contacts that enable us to maximise all PR opportunities to the full.

Vicky Huxford

Account Manager

A veteran of the London agency scene, Vicky has a diverse background working in PR and events for both blue chip companies and smaller brands. A passionate foodie (with a diploma in Nutrition, no less), she has great media contacts and loves working in the food industry.

Stella Landau

Events Manager

An experienced events manager, with expertise across many industries – from film and TV to financial services – Stella is a great communicator, project manager and organiser, strengths that always deliver results on a variety of large and small projects.

Wendy Roberts

Social Media Consultant

Wendy has more than 20 years’ experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors. She was at the vanguard of driving digital communications within her former companies and now specialises in helping organisations achieve their business goals through social media strategy and training.

Dawn Sharp

Account Executive

Dawn has worked with the SHC team for ten years, collating all print and online coverage achieved for our clients and displaying it in a professional format. Dawn’s background is quite diverse within the public and private sectors but always in an administration role.

Naomi James

Social Media Consultant

Naomi has over 10 years’ experience in CRM and business development. She now combines these skills with social media management and strategy to increase brand awareness and consumer engagement, working predominantly in the B2B space.

Shelagh Jones

Communications & Marketing Researcher

Shelagh has 25 years’ experience working with SMEs in food, manufacturing and technology. She really likes using the telephone, making and keeping connections, uncovering new opportunities and passing on information.

Bill Bruce

Senior Consultant

With 40 years’ experience, Bill is an all rounder who started his career as a graphic designer, before moving into marketing, PR and journalism. For the past 20 years his main focus has been the food and beverage industry with a particular interest in packaging and environmental sustainability.


Senior Designer

Lauren has been helping organisations communicate effectively for the last thirteen years. She produces high-quality visual designs, from concept to execution. She loves creating and iterating on assets that reflect a brand, enforce a message, and inject beauty, character and life into products and services.

Chris Lyddon


Chris is a journalist with almost 30 years’ experience covering food, agriculture and commodity markets. He has worked in Europe and the UK for print, internet and broadcast media. He is currently an editor of a UK trade publication, UK correspondent for a US magazine, and a writer for SHC.