Linguists, comedians and gangsters…

Story folk are a talented bunch. And not just in the advertising and digital world.

Obsessed with Stephen Gerrard

Zara Fatania

Account Director

Saw snow for the first time when she was 24

Simone Campbell

Senior Digital Account Manager

Once featured in the background of a TV interview with Ben Affleck.

Nichola Shanley

Chapter Head

Kelci Hilferty
Travelled to the Dalai Lama's temple, only to discover that he wasn't there.

Kelci Hilferty

Junior Digital Designer

Played the horn and trombone but couldn't read music. Cue end of musical career.

Yaa Ankoma-Butcher

Senior Account Manager

Supported the Bay City Rollers on one of their later tours.

Dan Burman

CEO - Story Group

Went to the same college as Simon Pegg.

Emma Williams

Chapter Head

Represented England at ski racing.

Hannah Thompson

Senior Account Manager

Keen mono-skier with a powerboat 2 boat licence.

James McKendrick

Client Director – Newcastle

Mistaken for Corrie’s Des Barnes. Signed autographs at a nightclub opening.

Jim Kelly

Deputy MD & Head of Planning

Descendent of a Polish Count. Should really be addressed as ‘Countess’ at work.

Karen Kneale

Client Services Director

Member of an improv comedy group.

Kat Coyle

Digital Account Manager

Descendent of the McQuillans of Dunluce Castle, a Game of Thrones location.

Kerrie Hull

Senior Account Director

Went to the same school as Eric Idle.

Mona Rowley-Rock

Senior Account Manager

Once got her head stuck in a train door – half in, half out – for 10 minutes.

Natalie Hopkins

Account Director

Erstwhile hard-core rocker and skateboarder.

Rosie Torrie

Senior Account Director

Subject of a match-making attempt by Count Alexi Orlov, to pair her with his butler.

Sheila Gallagher

Board Group Account Director

Once appeared in a Bon Jovi music video.

Sue Mullen

Chair – Story Group

Art college trained silversmith.

Tracy Milne

Senior Account Manager

Once served bread to Prince Charles. He chose the olive bread.

Ulka Jassal

Senior Planner

Can run really, really fast.

Col McArthur

Senior Designer

Named for Derby County. But an Aston Villa fan, to the dismay of her parents.

Darby Hutchby

Junior Creative

Once chased down the high street by a fist waving, angry Brian Clough.

Dave Mullen

Executive Creative Director

Learning Welsh. Shwmae! Ellie ydw i. Rwy’n dysgu Cymraeg.

Elinor (Ellie) Cross


Owns a Dog-fluencer far more popular than her.

Emily Tolley

Creative Director – Birmingham

Tore a sizeable hole in his thigh whilst drunkenly trying to vault railings.

Graham Robb

Creative Facilities Director

Won a Blue Peter badge.

Heather Hughes

Senior Copywriter

Once stood in the prison cell once occupied by gangster Al Capone in Alcatraz.

Len Hill

Senior Mac Operator

Lived in a castle until he was 3 years old.

Malcolm Nixon

Creative Artworker

Surname means ‘Fox’ in Nether–German dialects. But born in South Staffordshire.

Mike Voss

Retoucher and Senior Mac Operator

Sipped from the Queen’s glass of Dubonnet (complete with lipstick marks).

Olivia Donaldson

Creative Director – Edinburgh

His great grandfather guarded the Queen’s bedchamber.

Phil Essam


A direct descendant of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, 5 times removed.

Rachel Gilchrist

Senior Art Director

Won a BBC TV comedy award. Has a book coming out (at some point before she dies).

Rebecca McFarland

Creative Partner

Currently learning French.

Ricky Allen

Junior Creative

Halifax ‘UK Neighbour of the Year’ 2020.

Ross Seabury

Creative Head

Dreams of driving buses on rural routes.

Susan Anderson

Deputy Creative Director

Played rugby at Murrayfield Stadium.

Tom Mullen


Was bought a birthday cake by Michael Dell of Dell computers at a casino in Monaco.

Alistair Warmington

Senior PHP Developer

Holds a degree in Theology. Former tour operator for Religious Tour Holidays.

Amy Eddy

Performance Director

Has experienced temperatures almost 100° apart: -45°C in Banff, Canada and +53°C in Muscat, Oman.

Charlie Cutler

Digital Managing Director

Represented Scotland swimming in the 1500 metres freestyle at the age of 15 – broke the woman’s world record.

Darryl Davidson

Digital Technical Director

Shared the same stage as Jimi Hendrix.

Greg Jones

Senior Front End Developer

Travelled all the way to Providence (Rhode Island, USA) to meet Stan Lee.

Katheryn Nell

Senior Web Developer

DJed at raves in Australia, playing happy hardcore, techno and trance.

Liam Haig

Lead Technical Developer

Awarded the coveted prize (at The Kings Arms pub in Victoria, London) of Ladies Darts Champion.

Diane Harris

Office Manager

Has at least 50 indoor plants.

Liying Foley

Finance Controller

Worcestershire county trampolining champion for 3 years running.

Kelly Stevens

Commercial Director

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