About us

The team boasts a range of specialisms, and includes those with 20+ years’ PR experience, former journalists and recently-graduated executives. All of us are passionate about what we do and care about making your business a success.

Our Story

Founded in 2013, CommsCo specialises in delivering PR campaigns to support challenger technology brands. We work with clients that need agile support, have enthusiasm for big ideas, and want to make an impact.

Our customer base spans AI, deeptech, financial services, HR technology, RegTech, security, healthcare, big data and retail tech.

With us our clients have the best of both worlds: a small agency approach backed by big agency backgrounds. And we move quickly. You’ll always find us responding within the hour. If you’re an innovative (scaleup) brand that wants recognition amongst key influencers, talk to us.

Meet the Team

Ilona Hitel

Managing Director

Specialist Subject

David vs Goliath PR. Helping technology scaleups differentiate and win media share against larger competitors.

Passions

Turning complex propositions into easily understood ideas, and building working relationships that spark creativity, backed by a determination to make things happen. Working directly with agile management teams to develop brand personality, and build content and ideas that boost positive profile fast.

Leah Jones

Deputy Managing Director

Specialist Subject

Managing and co-ordinating global PR campaigns and events, alongside growing profile for UK start-ups.

Passions

Leah is a dog with a bone for coverage and is passionate about tech-for-good, AI and smart technology.

Roseanna Lane

Account Director

Specialist Subject

Media relations – Rosie loves pitching and prides herself on taking a proactive approach to securing coverage for clients.

Passions

Rosie is a committee member of Women in PropTech, the leading global industry group of its kind, and is passionate about innovation and the future of real estate.

Jennifer Reid

Director

Specialist Subject

International B2B marketing for the technology sector, with expertise in lead generation campaigns using the full marketing mix.

Passions

Working with senior stakeholders in companies, particularly technology companies, to produce strategic campaigns which capitalise on market opportunities across a variety of channels. Delivering technical content concisely and comprehensively.

Lee Wakefield

Lee Wakefield

Account Manager

Specialist Subject
Storytelling. Lee enjoys working with ambitious concepts and delivering them to clients and consumers in the most effective way.
Passions

Lee is interested in AI and music tech, as well as helping those around him achieve their full potential.

Tomisin Fayemi

Senior Account Executive

Specialist Subject

Inter-personal skills. Tomisin prides himself on his ability to uphold fantastic client and media relations.

Passions

Tomisin enjoys the time he spends interacting with other people. Whether with colleagues, clients or journalists, he is bound to be doing it with a big smile on his face.

Louise O’Connell

Account Manager

Specialist Subject

Current affairs and the current geo-political landscape.

Passions

Louise is passionate about sustainability, healthtech and AI. She loves pitching to the media and achieving top tier coverage for clients.

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Rosie Robson

Senior Account Executive

Specialist subject

Strong social skills and organisation. Rosie enjoys meeting new people and getting through her to do list with a smile.

Passions

Rosie, a former Account Manager, thrives on building relationships and making friends. Her bubbly and approachable attitude is now set to explore the world of tech, she is particularly excited about exploring AI and health tech.

Alex Maxwell

Content and Creative Lead

Specialist Subject

Writing and research.

Passions

Creating and writing original blogs and articles; scouting out the latest tech news and trends. He is keen to learn about the latest developments in the tech world and likes to link his passion for language, the arts and history.

Madison Graves

Account Executive

Specialist Subject

Writing and social media.

Passions

Madison is interested in sustainability, travel, and health tech. She is looking forward to learning more about these sectors and broadening her knowledge of the tech industry.

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