As you would expect, our team is a clever bunch. We’re hardworking, dedicated and passionate about our work with schools and colleges.

Fiona Hawkins

Managing Director

Paul Hawkins

Director of business innovation

Dan Needham

Account Manager

Working with some of the UK’s largest brands, Dan brings almost a decade of expert knowledge married with an enthusiastic approach to all marketing campaigns and tactical activity.

Dan prides himself on strong creative thinking which has allowed to push the boundaries of marketing to create the best solution for every client.


Samantha Bird

Account Manager

A skilled and accomplished account manager at Plinkfizz, Samantha holds a First Class B.A (Hons) degree in Business and Innovation.

Samantha has a vast experience of delivering multi-channel campaigns for education clients from primary schools, high schools, academies, colleges and universities and prides herself on delivering on-time, on-brand and on-budget.

Kirsty Hewson

PR Account manager

Kirsty has had a background in journalism before moving into the PR sector, making her multi skilled in a variety of marketing. She has expert experience in delivering national campaigns whilst understanding the changing needs of audience engagement and crisis management.



KerryAnn Clancy

Senior PR Account manager

Kerry is our expert in  public relations, media relations, press office and PR strategy. She has a background of newspaper journalism and a PR practitioner. She is an expert in online, digital and traditional media coverage and from this has generates campaigns for many of our happy clients.


Emma Tilley


Emma has gained over a decade of expertise delivering unique design solutions. She gained a First Class BA Hons degree in Visual Communications Graphic Design from the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, and was head hunted during her graduation show. Emma has gained experience of working with both national and international brands.




Phil Ward

Digital and Creative

Phil has worked in both award winning and the top 100 digital agencies. With many years’ experience as a designer he provides high quality solutions across a multitude of different sectors.

Wayne Thorley


Forward thinking is development is Wayne’s speciality. As well as creating a website that looks great, he works behind the scenes to ensure it works well too. Functionality and usability are at the heart of what Wayne does. Each website is a well-oiled machine that meets and exceeds client expectations.

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