Lynne Ashcroft Griffiths Founder
Communications, Engagement, Event and Recognition Lead

A visionary who inspires everyone around to reach for the stars, Lynne is a natural born people person with a gift for communicating. Her talent and passion for delivering impactful engagement and recognition programmes never ceases to impress.

Did you know?

Lynne had the honour of introducing the England blind football captain to the then England football captain and heartthrob David Beckham.

Adam Russell Project Manager

Adam has 15 years' plus experience of delivering events to diverse organisations globally. Focusing specifically on meeting and events management, he specialises in creating bespoke, engaging programmes and gets a real buzz from going over and above our clients' expectations.

Did you know?

Adam volunteers with a Manchester homeless foundation serving meals to the homeless in the area.

Angela George Corporate Communications and Brand Project Lead

Angela draws on her 20 plus years’ experience in brand development, project management, change and corporate communications to deliver exceptional results. A pragmatic strategist with a keen eye for detail, she leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of excellence.

Did you know?

Angela’s sense of adventure has taken her across America on a greyhound bus and sledging with husky dogs in the Alaskan wilderness.

Cathy Jenkins Communications Consultant, USA

Cathy is a writer and communications project manager with more than 30 years of experience. She has researched, written and edited articles, annual reports, newsletters, video scripts and website copy, as well as helped plan and execute events, for many organisations.

Did you know?

Cathy began her career as a daily newspaper reporter and has several colourful tales she can share!

 

Cheryl Davenport Employee Communication Strategy Planning, Design and Delivery

Cheryl’s communication experience spans multiple sectors. A natural born leader, she specialises in developing large scale organisational change projects and uses her uncanny ability to bring clarity to complex scenarios to maximum effect.

Did you know?

Cheryl loves to run. She finds it keeps her fit, helps her think and makes her happy.

Emily Cusick Communications Coordinator

Emily is a CIPR trained communications specialist with over 15 years experience both in corporate and agency settings.  A specialist in developing and co-ordinating communications to meet client needs with specific expertise in internal communications, information management and digital content strategy.

Did you know?

Emily has a degree in Theatre Studies and Music and plays the flute.

Elizabeth Hardy HR Consultant

A qualified HR professional, Elizabeth is a skilled communicator and innovator with a solid track record of more than 25 years. She is passionate about motivating, developing and rewarding employees, and the measurable benefits this can bring to a business.

Did you know?

Elizabeth once dressed up as a Xmas Pudding to raise money for children in need, and served coffee and a toastie to Mr Bean (not at the same time though!).

Heather Davis Communications Specialist

Heather gets her kicks out of stories and believes that words and how we use them determine how we make people feel, think and act. She believes that getting the story right means getting the buy in, trust and commitment of stakeholders.

Did you know?

Heather still has hopes of literary stardom and is working on a kids spy novel - watch out Anthony Harowitz!

Heather Derrick Communication Trainer, Coach, Project Leader, Strategic Communication Lead

Heather is a straight talking, fun loving communications strategist with over 15 years’ experience under her belt. She is a specialist in designing and delivering global engagement and leadership coaching programmes. Clients want to clone her as their trusted adviser. 

Did you know?

Heather won an art competition drawing a picture of the Queen’s crown which was shown in a Glasgow museum and Prince Charles stood on her foot!

Howard Craig Technical Event Director

A skilled technical and project director for over 25 years, Howard’s career has taken him around the world delivering large-scale, live events for the world’s biggest brands. He enjoys a challenge and his approach is always energetic, thorough and practical.

Did you know?

When not working, Howard can be found in the kitchen cooking Thai or Middle Eastern dishes, or watching his beloved Liverpool, and spending time with close family and friends.

Hugh Stuart-Buttle Consultant

Hugh is an experienced leadership coach specialising in leading and communicating strategic change and employee engagement. His strong results-led approach, combined with brilliant people skills, have enabled thousands of employees to trust in Hugh and join him on their change journey, something he is extremely proud of. Over the last 40 years, Hugh has advised many large global organisations with innovative brand development and reputation management, as well as strategic communications, and enjoys nothing more than sharing this knowledge and experience with the leaders that he works with.

James Kelly Filmmaker

James is our fearless man in a team of strong and confident women. A true creative, who loves nothing more than making our clients’ stories leap from the page onto the screen. Camera, lights, action!

Did you know?

James has a degree in Multi Media Production and Technology.

Jenni Ebben Communications Consultant

With over 20 years’ experience in internal communications Jenni loves translating business strategy and plans into engaging communications to inspire employees. With knowledge of various sectors, including financial services and FMCG, Jenni’s core skill is supporting business change like acquisitions, internal reorganisations and major culture change.

Did you know?

Jenni loves to travel, experience different cultures and learn new languages – she has lived and worked in France, Sweden, Germany and the USA.

Joanne Fishwick Communication & Engagement Lead

Joanne is passionate about finding solutions to company’s communication issues and delivering effective change management. She loves nothing more than to review current practices and make recommendations for improvement, which are both achievable within budget and resource constraints.

Did you know?

Joanne previously lived in France and the USA. On her travels back and forth to England she met both Boy George and Sir Paul McCartney on a flight – very different characters indeed!

Karen Bell Taylor Executive Producer

Karen’s experience as an Executive Producer in the events industry spans 25 years. She’s in her element when delivering live events on a global scale, from exhibitions and sales conferences to simultaneous award ceremonies across a range of industry sectors.

Did you know?

Karen met some members of the band UB40 in the early 90s on holiday in Jamaica and was invited to their recording studio to watch them lay down some tracks for their new album.

Katie Humes Business Psychologist

Katie is a qualified organisational psychologist. Applying the principles of occupational psychology, she helps businesses realise the potential of their people. Competency modelling, designing and analysing employee engagement surveys and leadership coaching are some of Katie’s many skills.

Did you know?

Katie sang at the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics as part of a huge choir and can swim underwater for 25m without coming up for air!

Lisa Birtles HR and Change Consultant, Coach and Trainer

Lisa is an HR, organisational development and change management professional with over 30 years’ experience. A fellow of the CIPD, she has chalked up an impressive track record delivering HR consulting, Executive Coaching, Coach Training & CPD and interim assignments globally.

Did you know?

Lisa is also a licensed NLP practitioner for kids and teens at the weekend.

Lucy Atkinson Culture & Change Lead

Lucy has loads of experience as a communication professional and project leader. She loves a challenge and is always cool, calm and collected under pressure. Her creative yet pragmatic approach to delivering complex projects achieves results on time, every time.    

Did you know?

Lucy is a trustee of 2 charities as well as a trained barista. She can whip up a mean Cappuccino at the drop of a hat!  

Lucy Richards Communications Business Partner

Lucy is a solutions orientated and highly creative internal communications specialist, with expertise in leading campaigns and communications projects within complex global organisations. A decisive and tenacious individual, Lucy nurtures a positive and collaborative working environment to successfully deliver results. 

Did you know?

Lucy learnt to skydive in Florida and achieved a personal best jumping solo from 15,000ft. Now she has an allotment and is patiently waiting for her first crop of heritage beetroots!

Martina Andreasson Engagement, Communication and Change Lead, Sweden

Martina is a Chartered Institute of Marketing trained professional based in Sweden. She speaks five languages and has over 10 years’ experience in corporate and marketing communications for global organisations. Her specialism is developing engaging communications to drive strategic growth.  

Did you know?

Martina had her first taste of fame when she appeared in a film at seventeen and is a keen golfer with a 10.5 handicap!

Mike Wright Communications Consultant

Mike has extensive experience within the design, print and communications industry and has been responsible for the creation and management of a wide range of creative projects for clients across numerous sectors. Together with developing communications strategies, Mike draws on this design background to be hands-on with the implementation of the deliverables.

Did you know?

Mike’s sporting achievement was playing football (or soccer!) for a team in Australia. Although a fantastic experience – it unfortunately didn’t lead to a lucrative career as a professional ball kicker!

Nicola Breen Business Operations and Client Services Lead

Nicola’s keen eye for detail and organisational skills are invaluable in her role as business operations and client services lead. She is a perfectionist with many years’ experience in media, advertising and hospitality who can always be counted on to deliver.

Did you know?

Nicola has a record making five world championship gold medals for Irish dancing and has also starred in a film with actor and singer Jimmy Nail.

Rosey Green Writer

A journalist in a previous lifetime with an innate sense of curiosity, Rosey enjoys bringing clients’ stories to life authentically, consistently and compassionately. She immerses herself into the fabric of an organisation, delving deep to understand, engage and share.

Did you know?

Rosey volunteers with Cheshire greyhound rescue charity Erin Hounds. She regularly organises and attends awareness and fundraising events with her dogs Georgia and Ted.

Sarah Beckett Communications Consultant

Sarah has 15 years’ experience within corporate communications, and specialises in employee communications and engagement and events. She loves to develop creative and tailored solutions to help engage employees, and works closely with key stakeholders to achieve the best outcomes for their people and business.

Did you  know?

Sarah loves collecting art and beach walks with her family. She also has a cuddly British Blue cat called Elvis!

Sofie Witter Project Manager

Sofie is an enthusiastic, driven, passionate and personable project manager with extensive experience in international events. An invaluable member of any team, her strong client liaison, budget management and team structuring skills ensure everyone and everything is kept on track.

Did you know?

Sofie loves travelling to distant places, but home is where her heart is and where she spends her free time supporting the local community with initiatives, such as a sponsored homeless challenge.

Sue Chadwick Team Administrator

Sue works tirelessly behind the scenes keeping our office running like clockwork. Her dependable and indispensable support means that we can spend valuable time with our clients without having to worry about all the admin.

Did you know?

Sue is a keen member of an amateur theatre group and enjoys taking part in their popular productions.

Our Team

We have over 423 years combined communication experience across the team, with a global network who work across Europe, North America and Asia. We can partner with internal teams and external suppliers to get the right outcome for our clients. We project lead or fit right into existing teams, either way you’re guaranteed to get hard working, trustworthy, honest and fun professionals who deliver results that matter.

Why Choose AG Comms

We did something astonishing with AG Communications! It may look like we created a few recorded presentations, but it was really about shaping the identity of Quality Assurance (QA) and peoples perception of quality. With the animations, we’ve taken another step towards everyone in QA aligning to speaking with one voice. We use the animations when opening meetings, which gives an ‘oomph’ to who we are, and drives the impact. We had a great collaboration with Mike, I really liked his way of condensing information and making use of the creativity, as well as challenging back in our discussions so that we carved out something that became better in every iteration. We have all reason to be proud of what we created.

 

Martin Simán, Strategic Advice at AstraZeneca

I wanted to reach out and express my gratitude for the work AG Communications and Heather has delivered for the GMD Bangalore project leading up to a spectacular and memorable event this week. This has been a complex project with multiple, sometimes pretty challenging stakeholders in several locations. Heathers firm hand on the structuring and delivery of this event has been absolutely incredible, including shuffling SE/UK government officials and a big team around on time, delivering scripts and execution of external media plan resulting in ~10 published articles in Indian media, and the list goes on.   All while being her cool self, much appreciated by all senior stakeholders. Thanks again. Truly impressive piece of work!    

Maria Skaring, Senior Director Business and Strategy Planning

"After a very energising ‘All Hands’ meeting, brainstorming thoughts on ‘our future’ and collaborating in real time with my colleagues across four countries, my take away was “Team work makes my dream work!” It has been two of the best days I have experienced in my 42 year career – special thanks to Heather Derrick and The AG Comms Team for making this happen and giving us a remarkable and step-changing experience!"

Erna Small, Senior Administrator

"Working in collaboration with AG Comms is highly recommended. Not only did they make a difficult task seem easy, I actually learned a lot, which is the best outcome I could of hoped for. All the AG Comms team are consummate professionals, insightful, highly knowledgeable, and they have a real passion for what they do. There’s a really diverse mix of specialisms and skill sets amongst the team, each bringing their own unique character and knowledge to the table. This means they can bring comprehensive solutions to any set of challenges and objectives, adding real value to the work they do and the people around them. A pursuit of quality and accuracy also comes through from every member of the team and on top of this they are really lovely people to work with. Would I work with them again? Oh yeah!"

Mark Bowers, Creative Director

"Lucy Atkinson provided great support to the creation and delivery of the communications strategy in a complex, cross-functional project. Her ability to provide rapid and deep insights into the challenge coupled with practical and flexible solutions were invaluable."

Ian Waldron, Global Change Lead

"Lynne is a very commercially focused communications expert, who drives performance to deliver every time. Lynne’s experience from multiple blue chip companies shines through and I would have no hesitation in recommending Lynne and AG Communications."

Geoff Cawley, Associate Director Human Resources, Ove Arup & Partners Ltd

"Lynne is an absolute expert in her field who consistently delivers to the highest of standards. She always remains focused on the needs of the customer and has a careful eye for detail. She is a pleasure to work with."

Jo Yeaman, Strategic Advisor

"Lynne has an excellent understanding of the strategic side of an event and is able to translate detailed client content into engaging, impactful information for a global audience. She is focused on ensuring the content is approved and agreed by the client in a timely fashion. This is a great support to me in my role as Executive Producer during pre production and much appreciated by the entire production team on site."

Alie Tilley, Executive Producer, Global Events

"Lynne is one of the most enthusiastic people I have worked with and she has the ability to carry on this enthusiasm to a whole team. She believes in what she is doing and can convince a team to deliver in the most amazing way."

Maria Stålbrand, Global Conferencing Team, AstraZeneca, Sweden

"As communications experts go, you’ll struggle to find many better! Having collaborated on many projects with Lynne, her insight, drive and ability to make things happen are second to none. Lynne’s passion and enthusiasm are infectious, making working with her and her team enjoyable, rewarding and importantly, fun. If you ever have the opportunity to work with Lynne – take it!"

Simon Hallows, Director, Parker Design

"What has stood out for me when working with AG Communications has been their truly creative solutions and their off the scale professionalism. A fun team to partner with who is committed to doing the very best job possible."

Kate Lye, KLI Consulting

"Lynne makes things happen. She is creative, resourceful, tenacious and resilient, with the authority, talent and experience to galvanise a diverse team of experts into action to deliver impactful events and communications."

Lisa Blockley, Communications Director, Global Medicines Development, AstraZeneca