Who We Are

A Bit About Suzanne

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, giving cookery demonstrations 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 20 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 over 25 years experience in PR, mostly agency and been freelance since 1998. Clients have included big global brands to internet start-ups, but she approaches all of them with full 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 has worked at SHC since 2015 and is passionate about PR and project managing both external and internal communication campaigns and events for both large and small UK and global clients. She's proud of her track record of delivering successful campaigns that deliver results on time and on budget!

Deborah Sparkes

Account Manager

Deborah provides invaluable support to the SHC account teams helping them keep up to date with press features and key industry events. Having worked at SHC for over 10 years Deborah knows all the media and key contacts enabling SHC to maximise all PR opportunities to the full.

Vicky Huxford

Account Manager

Vicky has a diverse background working in PR and Events for both blue chip companies and smaller brands and previously worked in London for 13 years. Vicky has great media contacts and loves working in the food industry. A keen interest in food & passionate foodie Vicky has studied a Nutrition diploma.

Stella Landau

Events Manager

Stella is an experienced events manager with expertise across many industries from film and TV to financial services. Her particular strengths are communication, project management and organisation, culminating in the successful delivery of a variety of large and small projects.

Wendy Roberts

Social Media Consultant

Wendy has over 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 SHC for 10 years. Her responsibilities include 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, and 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 of 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. She has become expert at handling databases and CRM systems.

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 over 10 years’ experience in helping organisations communicate effectively. She produces high-quality visual designs from concept to execution. 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 more than 28 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 as well as a writer for SHC.