Meet the team

A small team with big ideas

Zebra Marketing & Communications Ltd was founded in 2010, We chose Zebra as our name and mascot due to this magnificent animal’s dedication, determinism, sociability, and kick ass attitude!

Did you know…?

Known collectively as a dazzle, zebras are supposedly one of the only animals to see in colour, so it’s slightly ironic that they are black and white… Speaking of which, did you know a zebra is actually black with white stripes!

Clara Hughes

Clara has over 25 years’ experience in PR, marketing and communications, and is a Chartered Marketer with an MSc in Marketing.

Clara started her career in a full-service agency before moving in-house for a number of years, securing a prolific background within utilities and engineering, retail and social housing.

Clara runs the business, co-ordinates the team and ensures that our clients are always happy.

Did you know…?

Clara won RBS’s Outstanding International Contributor of the Year Award for her dedicated fundraising and support for Empowering Youth Foundation charity. The award was presented to her in San Francisco by golf legend Jack Nicklaus!

Maggie Austen

Having worked for some of the North West’s leading PR consultancies, Maggie brings a wealth of knowledge to her role, with more than 25 years’ experience in the industry.

She has particular expertise in business-to-business marketing, including internal communications, media relations and crisis PR planning.

Did you know…?

Maggie has done a sky dive from a height of 15,000 feet. She’s also enjoyed scuba diving, white water rafting, climbing and abseiling.

Howard Hughes

Howard writes, edits and proofreads anything and everything required for Zebra and our clients. His ear for language has helped win several awards for clients and his creativity is a huge asset to our team’s outputs.

Did you know…?

Howard is also a published author, specialising in film, history and music. Since 2001 he has researched and written 16 books, which have sold thousands of copies worldwide. Howard was one of a team of authors who worked on ‘The James Bond Archives’. Originally published by Taschen in 2012 to mark 50 years of Bond, it is the official book celebrating the film career of 007.

Kathryn Walsh

Kathryn has over 10 years’ experience across content marketing, PR, copywriting, social media, design and SEO.

With a particular interest in the equestrian, crafting and charity sectors, Kathryn has worked with a broad range of start-up SMEs, leading B2B and B2C clients and national franchises in numerous sectors, including; consumer goods and retail, food and drink, higher education, construction and industry, and corporate and service sectors.

Did you know…?

With a passion for horse-riding, Kathryn has ridden a shire horse across the Lake District countryside, and she also climbed a waterfall in her wedding dress!

Clare Lea

Clare has a background in TV production and experience in content marketing, PR, copywriting, social media and design. She has also been involved with numerous charities, providing strategic direction and PR and marketing support.

Did you know…?

While working for ITV productions, Clare had a very special guest on the show, Roger Moore. He referred to her as his honorary Bond girl for the day!

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