Meet the team

A small team with big ideas

Zebra’s ethos

Our working style is one of collaboration and idea sharing, and we all have an important role to play in any project we undertake. We pride ourselves on being a team, so job titles aren’t something we worry too much about.

Clara Hughes

It’s Clara’s job to run the business, coordinate the team and keep our clients happy.

Clara has over 20 years’ experience in PR, marketing and communications and is a Chartered Marketer with an MSc in Marketing. Her background is within utilities and engineering, retail and social housing. She started her career in a full service agency before moving in-house for a number of years. She set up Zebra five years ago.

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

Maggie is our Senior Account Manager.

Having worked for some of the North West’s leading PR consultancies, Maggie brings a wealth of knowledge to her role with more than 20 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.

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