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Our people are our greatest asset they are the heart of our business. Our clients also tell us that we are great to work with.
C8 believes in giving back.  That’s why we pride ourselves on developing and running initiatives that benefit local businesses and the wider community.
Recognising a lack of networking opportunities in the Thames Valley, C8 established this highly successful senior-level networking forum in 2007.
C8 spotted the need to provide local businesses with a measure of economic and business confidence.


Our people are our greatest asset - they are the heart of our business.

Our clients also tell us that we are great to work with.

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Paula Elliott - Managing Director

Founder and Managing Director of C8 Consulting. Paula has over 25 years’ B2B PR and marketing experience. Prior to C8, Paula was a Main Board Director at London PR agency, Kaizo. At Kaizo, Paula ran a B2B division which generated over a third of the company’s income and exceeded all financial targets. Paula has gained experience across a broad range of market sectors including technology, retail, financial services, legal, professional services and public sector.


Michael Bartley - Deputy Managing Director

Michael is a former semi-professional footballer who is now getting his kicks in PR. He joined C8 having worked at another agency in London. While there he secured coverage for several high profile financial and technology brands including interviews on BBC Breakfast and a range of top-tier publications. Prior to this he was employed as an investment dealer for global finance company Invesco.

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Ken Deeks - Chairman

Ken has spent his career in communications. He started off as a journalist working mainly for local newspapers as well as a spell on the Daily Mirror, before moving into PR. For several years, Ken ran a series of PR companies, operating mainly in the tech sector. He is now a Director of Communications at The Amber Group, as well as Chairman of C8.

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Nigel Elliott - Finance Director

Nigel has excellent commercial and business acumen and a proven track record spanning over 20 years, working with Fortune 500 companies. He is a good problem solver, with a pragmatic down to earth approach, which combined with his first-rate customer relationship management skills, means he is well liked and respected by clients.


Imtiaz Mufti - Account Director

Imtiaz joins C8 Consulting as  an Account Manager with thirteen years’ experience across Business to business, Consumer Lifestyle, Public Affairs, Entertainment and Technology in both agency and in house. Imtiaz has held previous roles at Waterford Wedgwood, Metropolitan Police Services, Prime Minister’s Office and Miss World Organisation. He has also worked with brands such as LucasArts, Disney, Jasper Conran, Vera Wang and Wynn Resorts Ltd.


Tatiana Miller – Associate Consultant

Tatiana is an independent communications consultant with over 20 years’ experience. Prior to becoming a consultant, Tatiana worked at Symantec where she was responsible for enterprise public relations across EMEA as well as managing Symantec's pan-EMEA corporate communications programme, focussing on executive speaker and media relations programmes, executive tours and managing media plans around M&A activity. Tatiana started her communications career at London PR agency Brodeur where she worked for IBM Global Services, IBM Networking Systems EMEA, IBM Software EMEA, AMP and Claris.

Emma Potter - Associate Marketing Consultant

Emma is a commercially minded B2B marketing consultant with 17 years' experience - eight of which have been spent in the mobile industry. She is a clear communicator; builds trusted relationships with both internal and external stakeholders; has a proven track record of driving revenue through digital marketing channels; and building brand awareness and equity through to point of sale, specifically for fast growth mobile technology businesses.

Helen Hopper - Associate Copywriting Manager

Helen is an independent communications consultant with broad experience of the technology, business and education sectors. She began her career with CC Group at the height of the original "dotcom boom", working with clients in the networking, consumer technology and mobile sectors. As the in-house PR Manager at multinational Kyocera Document Solutions she worked with press and industry analysts to build its reputation as an award-winning leader in environmental business technology and corporate social responsibility. Most recently, Helen worked with a leading independent school, successfully driving pupil recruitment and promoting the school's expertise on issues affecting education, careers and student wellbeing.

Rachel Preston - Senior Associate Consultant

Rachel has a balanced mix of Sales and b2b Marketing experience in the Tech Industry. Rachel grew up in Nortel and BT where she was an Account Director and then Business Manager for over 10 years. Poacher turned Gamekeeper, Rachel changed camp to focus on Marketing roles from 2010. For the last 7 years Rachel has had both in-house roles and been an independent consultant in b2b marketing working with big names such as Avaya where she was a Virtual Marketing Director, Head of Global Partner Communications and then Head of PR for Europe and Sage where she was Head of Partner Communications.

Rachel is passionate about business and going the extra mile to delight customers.

Angela Feuillet - Account Executive

Angela joins C8 Consulting as Account Executive, having previously worked in technology PR in Dubai for the past 18 months. Angela worked across the Middle East, promoting brands such as NVIDIA, Xerox, as well as JP Morgan Private Bank. Having briefly worked supporting consumer brands such as Revlon or Roger Dubuis, Angela is passionate about technology and as such was keen to get back into tech PR. Angela graduated from London College of Communications with a Master's degree in public relations and events, and she is fluent in English, French and Portuguese.

Josh Goldie - PR Account Executive

Joshua joins C8 Consulting as a Junior Account Executive after graduating from the University of Manchester with a degree in Ancient History. Joshua spent the majority of his course mastering his writing and research skills which he has already put to good use as a freelance writer. Writing independent pieces for a number of news sites, he became section editor for a student newspaper and subsequently became Managing Editor and Video Lead for the research site Source Gaming. At C8 Joshua is keen to refine his writing ability and his PR skills and looks forward to meeting a plethora of interesting clients from the technology sector.

Erin O'Neill - Junior Account Executive

Erin joins C8 Consulting as a Junior Account Executive. While completing a degree in English Literature at the University of Ottawa, Erin worked as a writer and editor for the Canadian Government. She then transitioned to private industry, revising technical content for Nokia. After graduating from university, Erin worked for Bravado Communications as a Junior Communications Consultant. She then moved to the United Kingdom, where she is enjoying the culture, history and countryside. She is looking forward to applying her writing and communication skills to working with clients.

Claire Auzanneau - Junior Account Executive

Claire Auzanneau joins C8 Consulting as Junior Account Executive after completing a Master's degree in Public Relations at the University of Westminster. She has a 2-year-degree in Business and Administration Management and a Bachelor's degree in Event Management. Claire has worked as an intern at various PR agencies and is now looking forward to using her experience to build the profile, reputation and drive sales for her clients at C8 Consulting.

Kiri O'Leary - Junior PR Account Executive

Kiri O’Leary joins C8 Consulting as a Junior Account Executive after graduating from the University of Warwick with a degree in Psychology. Kiri is keen to utilise her analytical skills and writing ability, while immersing herself in the world of PR and marketing. In her spare time, she works as a sub-editor for the online media news site Global Seven News, providing engaging content on current affairs and technological developments. Kiri is motivated and driven to excel within the PR industry and keen to learn more about the ever-changing technology sector. At C8 Consulting, Kiri is looking forward to using her creative abilities to bring fresh and insightful ideas to ultimately deliver success.

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