Hello and thanks for visiting us.

Simply put we’re an agency that helps clients to change people’s lives for the better through strategic communications.

We’ve got the public sector’s best practitioners providing organisations with director level advice and guidance, excellent campaign strategists, heads of communications that transform client teams, leaders in crisis communications, advertising creatives and copywriters, award-winning social researchers, reputation managers and government relations specialists, all under one roof.

We believe strategic communications is a powerful tool for good that saves lives but also saves our client’s money. We are a big agency, with big aspirations and creative ideas but with small agency costs because we are from the public sector for the public sector.


Meet the Team

Ian Farrow Headshot

Managing Director of Westco, Ian is an award-winning communications and marketing specialist with substantial experience in politics, local government and the private sector. Ian proudly led Westco to win the CIM agency of 2016 award.

Ian Farrow

Managing Director

Christos Pishias Headshot

As well as being a father of four and a Westco associate providing consultancy support on operations and business development, Christos also found time to solo kayak across the English Channel for the Make a Wish Foundation. Christos is also a Director at the Theotokos Foundation for people with learning disabilities.

Christos Pishias

Associate Director

Simon Jones Headshot

Simon is an award-winning communicator and journalist, he’s previously won the UK Newspaper Reporter of the Year award. Simon also has over 10 years’ experience in local government communications and is also currently the Chair of LGcomms - the national network of professional development for local government communicators.

Simon Jones

Executive Director of Communications

Marcus Chrysostomou Headshot

Westco Senior Account Director Marcus has over 20 years of experience working in communications. This includes the Downing Street Press Office, Kent County Council and running his own PR consultancy. He is also Vice Chair of LG Comms and a member of the PRCA.

Marcus Chrysostomou

Account Director

Ellie Firth Headshot

Account Director and Head of Communications at Richmond Council, Ellie started her career as a Communications Assistant, she has worked on a number of high profile campaigns, including the Anti-Heathrow expansion, Rugby World Cup and London 2012 Olympics. Ellie is also a proud Welsh woman who enjoys playing the piano, travelling and shopping.

Ellie Firth

Account Director

Lynette Dixon Headshot

Lynette is our Digital Communications Officer and, when she’s not at work, she enjoys shopping, cooking and binge-watching BBC dramas. Lynette has also had one of her articles featured on the first page of Reddit.

Lynette Dixon

Digital Communications Manager

Nathan Heins Headshot

Nathan is one of Westco’s Designers and, in his spare time, enjoys photographing and drawing wildlife. He volunteers at his local Salvation Army and was a winner of the Westco Calm Under Pressure award.

Nathan Heins


Caroline Odogwu Headshot

We’re incredibly proud of Caroline’s work inside and outside of Westco, outside of Westco she finds the time to run a Social Enterprise called ‘SheisYouUK’ which provides a safe place for young BME women to discuss the issues that matter to them and lead fulfilling lives post-graduation.

Caroline Odogwu

Communications Engagement Executive

Effie Lochrane Headshot

Effie is back in London after living in New Zealand, where work highlights included earthquake recovery comms and a (no-longer) top-secret flying car project. Outside of work Effie will be at the gym, in the cinema or doing too much online shopping.

Effie Lochrane

Account Director

Tara Kelly Headshot

Tara is an integrated designer at Westco. After graduating in 2012, she made her way around the world, working in various creative jobs from small start-ups, design studios to bigger creative agencies. Her bravest move to date was going to Colombia to teach English.

Tara Kelly

Integrated Designer

Chandon King Headshot

Chandon is an advocate of good design in all its forms. He likes using methodical and skilful approaches in crafting out useful, usable and delightful interfaces. Outside of work, Chandon enjoys mixed martial arts and boxing.

Chandon King

UI/UX Designer

Shirin Aiyubi Headshot

Since moving to London after growing up in Scandinavia, Shirin has worked in events, finance and even the music industry before becoming Westco’s Operations Lead. When she’s not at Westco Shirin spends her time and energy building her handmade jewellery business.

Shirin Aiyubi

Operations and Internal Communications Manager

Sarah Hillman Headshot

Our Film Officer Sarah can be found perusing charity shops, doing Pilates or binge-watching Homeland. She’s also a proud mother of three and still takes her coffee decaf!

Sarah Hillman

Filming and Administrative Officer

Sue Lewis Headshot

Sue is a Film officer and recently celebrated 30 years working in Communications. In her spare time she ‘likes’ to go to the gym and loves reading fantasy novels. Also a proud mum of two sons who seem to take up a lot of her time!

Sue Lewis

Filming and Administrative Officer

Will Taylor Headshot

Will is a Media Writing graduate from the University of Greenwich with a background in journalism and membership organisations. Outside of Westco, Will is a keen creative writer, father to a 5-year-old monster, and a well-documented sci-fi nerd.

Will Taylor

Media Relations Officer

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Ogilvy Change Headshot

Ogilvy Change is a dedicated behavioural interventions agency, founded to develop and execute behavioural strategies across multiple disciplines. We work with Ogilvy Change to advance tactics for behaviour change campaigns – from improving recycling levels to cost-effective Council tax payment methods.

Ogilvy Change

Behavioral Change Champions

Transmute Headshot

Through strategic digital and social media practices, Transmute help businesses work more effectually, save costs, embed loyalty and create a stronger culture. We work with the experts at Transmute to help others make the most of ever-changing digital marketing opportunities.


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