Hicham Felter provides international communications, public affairs and media affairs consultancy to various clients across different sectors.
He has also worked extensively in the UK political arena: The Back Boris for Mayor campaign, the No to AV Referendum campaign (where he was a National Organiser), the 2010 and 2015 General Election and in Parliament for The Rt Hon. the Lord Howard of Lympne CH QC.
Internationally he has run the initial campaign for the Secular Syrian Opposition. He was the international public relations and media affairs consultant for the Brazilian Ministry of Sport during the London2012 Olympics and thereafter.
Working with both press and broadcast journalists, he helped prevent politicians and clients from being misrepresented in the media, and worked to enhance their UK and international media profiles.
Hicham was educated at the University of Hull where he read International Relations with International Political Economy and at the University of Leeds where he gained an MA in Terrorism and Security.
Dr Ian Twinn is the Chairman of the London Conservative Party, former UK Member of Parliament for Edmonton in north London from 1983-1997 (Conservative), former Member of the European Parliament for London 2003-4 and alternate member of the Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Public Affairs and PR.
Ian is Director of Public Affairs at ISBA - The Voice of British Advertisers, since 1998, responsible for UK and European Union affairs, internal and external communications.
Chairman of UK ICC Marketing and Advertising Commission and a member of the ICC Global Marketing and Advertising Commission, the owner of the global Advertising codes Pro-bono Non-Executive Director of the History of Advertising Trust and also of Media Smart the ad industry schools education programme.
Formally he was Senior Lecturer in Town Planning at the then South Bank Polytechnic from 1975-1983. He has a PhD from Reading University in the role of pressure groups and a degree from University of Aberystwyth in geography.
David Cracknell is the former Political Editor of The Sunday Times, a post he held for six years. As a political thought-leader, his experience and expertise combines to provide our clients with targeted and incisive solutions to their reputational requirements around the political and media worlds.
He has been covering politics in Westminster for newspapers for over 15 years and has been a highly sought-after conference speaker on both politics and the media. He has chaired and spoken at fringe meetings and seminars and is a frequent commentator on television and radio.
As well as the aforementioned positions, David also runs his own consultancy, Big Tent Communications, and has already built-up the business with several major accounts. Previously, he was Managing Director at the PR firm Financial Dynamics and Chairman of its public affairs division, where he advised Northern Rock on its recovery plan following the bank being taken into public ownership. He has also been recognised in the UK Press Gazette Awards.
David was educated at Oxford University, where he studied law and worked on the university newspaper Cherwell.
Martine Ainsworth-Wells is a veteran of 4 Olympic Games (Sydney, Turin, Beijing, London) and her experiance includes: global B2C & B2B marketing and PR; public affairs; communications; research and evaluation; commercial partner management; event & exhibition delivery and the provision of the content programme for the London Media Centre in 2012. Martine is an accomplished public speaker and broadcaster and regularly appears on UK and international TV and radio. She is a regular contributor to the media, most recently The Telegraph.
Martine was Marketing and Communications Director at Visit London 2004-2011 where she was responsible for promoting London as a world class city to visit and hold meetings and events, by strategically devising and delivering exciting and innovative marketing and PR activities. Prior to joining Visit London, she spent a highly successful 10 years in the media industry, working for some of the UK industry's biggest brands. In the mid 1990s', whilst working for EMAP radio, she was invited to join the launch team of Heart FM as Head of Promotions. The station quickly overtook Capital FM to become London's most listened to radio station. Having taken the radio station to broadcast live from the Sydney 2000 Olympics and picked up 2 Gold Sony Radio Awards along the way, she then moved to do the same job at London's daily newspaper – The Evening Standard.
Martine has an honours degree from Leeds University in Cultural Studies, Media and Communication.
“Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.” Ronald Reagan
"The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through." Sydney J. Harris