About

We are theblueballroom (you can call us tbbr) – simply brilliant comms specialists based in Farnham, Manchester, Hong Kong and beyond.

 

From employer branding through to alumni, our work touches everywhere on the employee lifecycle. We like to think we make business better for our clients through our work on strategic internal communications consultancy, creative campaigns and delivering change programmes that really make a difference.

Our clients know us as the agency that gets things done. Not only do we think strategically, we also deliver practical solutions to build energy and productivity in the companies we work with.

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We understand global business. We understand how important employees are to a business and we know how to make them feel good about the work they do. We’re passionate about reaching the hearts and minds of the audiences we are looking to target, wherever they are working in an organisation.

Remote workers? No problem. This is our bread and butter. We understand gritty work environments and what it’s like to have no digital access. We creatively work around that to create internal communications that really engage our audiences.

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Our vision is to be a globally respected business, offering internal communications across multiple sectors; delivering innovative products with brilliant customer service – loving what we do along the way.

And we really do love what we do. Whether that’s delivering leadership training, running focus groups to test a new strategy or delivering an extensive rewards programme on a global scale. We’re flexible, we listen to our clients and we challenge them, ensuring the work we do is the best it can be.

Our brilliant team

Sheila Parry

Founder & Consultant

Sheila founded us in 2001. She is passionate about people, business, and how to make communications work better for both. She has created a network around her of bright thinkers and doers, providing strategic consultancy to our clients.

Kate Shanks

Managing Director

I completely love my job. One minute I’ll be writing copy and the next, thinking about a strategic engagement plan for our clients. Every day is different. My ultimate goal is to have a happy team who do amazing things for our global client base.

Outside work, I’m never happier than being in the great outdoors and finishing a day off with cooking for my gorgeous family and friends.

Becki Wilkinson

HR Manager

I manage everything people-related, ensuring that the team have the support they need to do their jobs as best they can. I could spend my time working on an exciting new vacancy in the team, planning training or thinking up a new wellbeing initiative.

Working for an SME is definitely the best way to spend my HR days, as it keeps it varied!

Tom French

Account Director

My passion lies in taking a strategic approach to get to the heart of a business. By getting input from stakeholders and the target audience, we can work together to produce exciting and creative solutions that deliver tangible results.

Outside work, I love travel and design, with cultural exploration, photography and interior design taking up most of my time.

Ben Horsley

Creative Director

I love the player/manager approach – rolling up my sleeves and getting stuck in with pitches, strategy, brand design, and content, but also working with our talented studio team to deliver tremendous work to clients all over the world.

When I’m not behind a desk, I’m probably behind a camera, drill, steering wheel, plane seat… or a duvet.

Emily Bateman

Marketing & New Business Manager

I am often your first point of call – have a challenge to discuss? A brief to dissect? Then I’m your girl. I love diving into a new brief, understanding your needs and working with our creative and account team to showcase a range of ideas.

Away from tbbr you will find me soaking up nature, practising yoga and planning my next travel adventure!

Tracey Newman

Accounts & Office Manager

Tracey is an experienced finance and HR professional, who has worked with SMEs in a number of industries. She was attracted to theblueballroom by our friendly approach and creative streak.

Cara Jenkins

Senior Account Manager

I’m a central point between translating a client brief into fantastic work from our designers and writers, whether that’s a communications plan, an employee app or an employee engagement campaign.

Outside work I’m kept busy by my two children, an occasional run, the French that I’m learning, and cycling round Manchester, where I live.

Nicky Redmond

Account Manager

I love working with clients identifying effective ways to achieve results that make a difference (and have some fun). Working from the brief through to the final result, it’s amazing to be involved in making something fabulous.

I enjoy travelling, both with work and personally, and have an adorable boarder collie who comes along for my many long rambles.

Shaneen McEvoy

Account Manager

Providing the best service possible for my clients is my main priority. This means having an open and transparent relationship, which ultimately means a good end result and a happy client. I always find a good sense of humour goes a long way.

I enjoy time spent with family and friends, I go to boot camp classes in the week, and exploring new cities; therefore travel is my biggest pleasure.

Sophie Collins

Account Manager

I have been at tbbr since 2010 and have seen one our core clients DHL grow from strength to strength. I love the relationships we have here. I am known for my attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple parts of a project efficiently.

Juggling is definitely second nature to me – must be credit to my two gorgeous little children who keep me on my toes!

Abbey Moring

Account Executive

I’m hands-on with client accounts across many industries and I support campaign delivery for those clients. So I have to be organised and adaptable. I enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.

I’m known for my love of music and travel. I like to explore new places near and far, particularly enjoying festivals!

Christopher Dean

Senior Content Manager

I’m passionate about bringing content to life for the target audience – keeping it simple, keeping it direct, keeping it real. Video scripts, people stories, business features, strategic narratives, elevator speeches etc – you name it, I write ’em.

I’m happiest on the beach trying to surf or in the wild trying not to get lost.

Sophie Pentony

Content & Account Manager

Sophie is passionate about storytelling and finding the right language for an audience. An English Literature graduate, she loves to engage people with words, from campaign stories to catchy poster copy for our key clients.

Gill Siemak

Senior Designer & Traffic Manager

As a visual person my pet hate is pages of text, so I enjoy nothing more than breaking it up and making it attractive to help people understand complex strategies. There are so many lovely things to use out there that make creativity endlessly enjoyable.

Out of work I am usually dreaming about my next outdoor adventure, but in reality I am either in the garden, at the gym or sculpting something out of stone.

David Ladkin

Multimedia Designer

Dave is a Creative & Multimedia Designer with nearly 20 years’ experience working on print, events, exhibitions and multimedia. He has worked with some of the world’s top companies and smaller, local businesses, in-house and agency-side.

Stephen Robinson

Designer

Stephen has over 3 years’ experience in the design industry, graduating from Portsmouth University with a degree in computer games technology. He uses a wide variety of design software, including 3D and video.

We are an intelligent communications agency, inspiring better business across the world.

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