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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.

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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.


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.

Ruth Armitage - Associate Consultant

Ruth is an independent communications consultant with over 15 years' experience in the IT sector derived from both in-house and agency PR roles. Ruth's career began at London agency, Text 100, where she ran campaigns for a range of global accounts including Microsoft developer tools, Windows 2000 and X-Box, as well as pan-European campaigns for Xerox and Cisco. She has also worked in-house at Avaya and Mimecast, Manager overseeing B2B PR campaigns in the UK, North America and South Africa.


Michael Bartley - 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.


Imtiaz Mufti - Account Manager

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.


Andrew Ross - Account Manager

Andrew joins C8 Consulting as a Account Manager with experience in technology PR having previously worked in another agency for a couple of years working with brands including Orange, Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services (formerly Red Bee Media), Visa, Veeam, freemarketFX and Playstation. Andrew is returning to technology PR after a brief stint in-house in the not-for-profit sector.

Shyla Soni - Account Executive

Shyla joins  C8 Consulting as a Junior Account Executive. After completing her degree in Psychology at the University of Sussex, she made the move to Tokyo where she worked as an English Language teacher for two years. Shyla is now looking forward to translating her planning and communication skills gained from this experience to progress her career in PR and Marketing working closely with both her clients and the journalist community.

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.

Lauren David - Account Executive

Lauren has joined C8 Consulting as a Junior Account Executive after completing a French degree at the University of Reading. Lauren is looking forward to developing her career in the PR and marketing sector, after spending time as an English Language Assistant and tutor in Paris. Lauren is ambitious to develop her writing and communication skills, as she has considerable experience working in a range of customer facing roles, including a stint at her local newspaper.

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