OUR TEAM

We’re an award-winning Bristol PR agency. A collaborative business partner. Results driven. And, as you’d expect, AMBITIOUS. We’re also a curious bunch, always working to find new and innovative ways of communicating.

Our approach is built on the understanding that your business is our business. We call that ‘skin in the game’. Every client works with a member of our senior team  This means a highly motivated leader will manage your team, with hands-on senior counsel as standard.

We’re proud to boast a team made up of quality talent, united by a shared purpose to do great work; including former national journalists, certified LinkedIn trainers, award winning bloggers, digital pros from the likes of Which?, a Fellow of the CIPR and PR professionals who earned their stripes at leading international PR agencies.

AMBITIOUS is 20-strong, owned and managed by two hands-on Directors – Lis Anderson and Sarah Woodhouse – who are passionate about what they do and the team they do it with.

Lis Anderson FCIPR

Lis Anderson FCIPR

Director

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations with an agency career spanning over 25 years, Lis is founder and Director of AMBITIOUS. She leads team development alongside working with clients to provide senior counsel.

Sarah Woodhouse

Sarah Woodhouse

Director

A seasoned consultant with over 20 years PR experience, Sarah is co-owner and Director. Her focus is on strategic direction, senior client counsel and business development; driving the creation of new products and working with clients to develop PR strategies and programmes.

Helen Embleton

Helen Embleton

Client Services Director

Helen has been working the world of comms for 18 years. With time spent agency side and working in senior corporate in-house roles, client service is her thing. Helen oversees client servicing and loves nothing more than when a good plan comes together.

Greg Halse

Greg Halse

Senior PR Consultant

With over 13 years’ PR agency experience working with a broad range of clients, from fledgling start-ups to multinationals across sectors including technology, entertainment and professional services, Greg is passionate about achieving the best possible results.

Izzy Bryant

Izzy Bryant

Content Manager

Responsible for visual client content across the agency, from editing images to video creation, Izzy is passionate about creating engaging content for digital channels. She’s also a mentor as part of our agency’s internship programme.

Liam Britnell

Liam Britnell

Senior PR Consultant

Liam is an established senior PR consultant and has built up extensive knowledge working on award-winning integrated campaigns for household brands such as Booking.com, American Express and Qantas, as well as tech start-ups and fintech organisations.

Claire Snook

Claire Snook

Digital Comms Manager

With more than 20 years’ experience under her belt in the media and PR, Claire brings together digital insights and traditional PR skills. She has worked with top global brands to local start-ups, and everything in between, for agencies and in-house.  

Maugan Brown

Maugan Brown

Content Assistant

As part of the content team, Maugan leans on her passion for creative communication to tailor visual content to do just that. Her background includes business support and freelancing in-house PR roles.

Joe Wright

Joe Wright

Digital Comms Specialist

Joe honed his skills in two of London’s premier strategic communications firms, working on international corporate mandates. Now he leads our digital communications offer; leveraging data-driven insights, online reputation management techniques and creative content campaigns.

Katy Barney

Katy Barney

Senior PR Consultant

Katy is an ESG comms specialist, who has worked in the communications team of an agency of the European Union and at a strategic PR firm in London. Katy takes this knowledge and applies it across all of our sectors, helping clients navigate their ESG & sustainability comms.

Simon Boddy

Simon Boddy

PR Consultant

Simon is an experienced PR professional, with nearly a decade of agency experience working across a wide range of B2C and B2B clients, ranging from events and festivals to leisure and hospitality, local authority, and leading outdoor brands.

Lisa Boustead

Lisa Boustead

Senior PR Consultant

Lisa’s expertise is in account direction and team management. In her 20-plus years in PR and communications, she has delivered award-winning B2B and corporate campaigns, both agency and freelance side, in London and Bristol.

Rob Stewart

Rob Stewart

Media Relations Specialist

Rob is a media relations specialist, with extensive experience thanks to a ten-year spell as a national and regional journalist. In addition to his focus on delivering quality national press coverage, Rob also leads our media training offer for clients.

Maria Ashbir

Maria Ashbir

Marketing Assistant

After completing an internship with us, Maria returned a marketing assistant. She is a Business Management with Marketing graduate, and is now applying her experience to support the agency’s own marketing communications activity.

Sandra Hodgson

Sandra Hodgson

Finance Manager

Sandra is responsible for ensuring the financial management of AMBITIOUS PR runs efficiently, using her 15+ years of experience in working with businesses of all shapes, sizes and sectors.

Joanne Wilson

Joanne Wilson

Finance and Office Administrator

Looking after the smooth running of agency operations including IT to HR, Joanne has many years’ experience as a PA, executive assistant and team manager. She ensures everything runs smoothly day to day.

Nat Ackbar

Nat Ackbar

PR Consultant

With a background of five years in journalism and 14 in PR, Nat is a strong copywriter and B2B media relations pro. She is particularly experienced in the property and education sectors and also has a solid grounding in stakeholder communications.

Louise Rolfe

Louise Rolfe

Senior Comms Specialist

Louise has planned, implemented, and managed communications strategies across b2b and b2c. Working cross sector from tech and telecoms to finance and education, her tenacious approach delivers exceptional results.

Tom Selway

Tom Selway

Stakeholder Engagement Specialist

Tom is our stakeholder engagement specialist, with an excellent reputation for delivering consultation programmes, building relationships with local communities and providing strategic advice for large-scale or contentious planning applications.