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.

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 Director

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.

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.

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.

Lauren Leader

Senior Designer

Lauren has been helping organisations communicate effectively for the last fourteen 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.

Tom Idle

Business Journalist

Tom is a seasoned business journalist and has spent the last 20 years working as an editor, writer and commentator in the world of corporate sustainability. He continues to write for both specialist media, as well as helping companies tell better stories, better.

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.

Jonny Sharp

Media Relations Consultant

Jonny has a wealth of experience in B2B and B2C PR across a range of sectors. He is a former national newspaper and magazine journalist, with highly developed ‘news sense’ and ‘selling in’ knowhow. His expertise includes writing press releases, case studies and thought leader articles.

Philippa Browning

Public Relations Consultant

Philippa is a PR consultant with 25 years' experience with a London agency background. She is a business to business specialist, spearheading launches and on-going programmes for a wide variety of clients, from global portfolios to boutique brands, primarily in FMCG.

Christine Richter

Konfetti Kommunikation

Konfetti Kommunikation is SHC’s partner in Germany. Christine Richter has more than 20 years experience in PR for various companies and brands like Coca-Cola and Bosch as well as for packaging and EU food campaigns, and is particularly passionate about advising companies on sustainability communication.

Łukasz Mikołajczak


KOMUcom – the Institute of Creativity – is SHC’s partner in Poland. Monika Mikołajczak and Dr Łukasz Mikołajczak are journalists and editors, marketers and PR specialists who have worked in many international marketing departments, in media groups as journalists and editors-in-chief.