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.
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.
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.
Caroline has gained experience in both the public and private research sector before becoming our Executive Research Director here at Westco. Outside of Westco, Caroline occasionally switches off by binge-watching Game of Thrones. She lives a balanced life and also made time to recently go snorkelling in the Caribbean.
Robin is an award-winning communicator with over twenty years of experience in the public and private sector. He has led Westco reviews and improvement plans in national organisations as well as operating as Head of Communications in multiple local authorities and specialises in complex stakeholder management to deliver high profile and sensitive regeneration programmes.
Dai is a qualified CIMA professional with 12 years of Financial experience in both the private and public sector. Dai's range of skills extends further than just being a mathematical genius. Our very own Bermondsey boy was the proud winner of the Gentleman’s cake baking competition at his local fete – secret’s in the measuring.
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.
As our community engagement practice lead, Matt is responsible for our agency’s consultation work on a number of development schemes in Central London. He joined us in 2017 after three years as a Director at the London Communications Agency. Matt specialises in community engagement approaches with a wealth of experience in co-creation with residents, consultation and communications.
Jen is continuously working with numerous local authorities and other public sector organisations. She previously worked for the NSPCC’s Insight Team and the Home Office in their Research, Development and Statistics department, specialising in crime and disorder research. Her proudest work accomplishment was helping Westco achieve ISO status as a research team.
Westco’s Communications and Engagement Manager and long-suffering Stockport County fan. Martin worked on delivering the first council-led regeneration scheme in the country at Hanwell and is a keen fundraiser for an adoption support charity.
Panos is an Account Manager for Westco, a keen volunteer and talented musician. His proudest accomplishment to date is being part of the Grenfell response team, working towards rebuilding trust between residents and the council.
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.
Lucy has always had a love of all things nature. After growing up on a farm, she ventured to Costa Rica to help safely release baby turtles into the wild – our very own David Attenborough. When Lucy comes to work she smashes it, both in the work sense and the physical sense. We try not leave anything fragile near her desk.
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.
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.
Rishi is an Associate Director here at Westco and was responsible for presenting research findings on Wolverhampton's Place Marketing Strategy, an innovative project for a client dedicated to making a difference to people’s lives.
A keen sailor, as well as Senior Designer at Westco. Andrew’s proudest accomplishment to date was producing a magazine for London 2012, he has also watched Breaking Bad (in its entirety) three times – dedication.
After completing her degree at Ravensbourne, Jenny became our Graduate Designer. As well as being a huge fan of adventuring and the arts, Jenny has already visited her ‘bucket-list’ destinations, including Hong Kong, Japan and New York.
Splitting her time between Paris and London, Anne is our fiercely passionate communications manager. She thrives on socially conscious living and exploring new cultures. At Westco, she is all about discovering new ways to deliver results, applying energy and fresh ideas to achieve to help improve lives.
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.
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.
Aran specialises in website and user interface design for Westco. When he’s not designing, critiquing and enhancing websites, he’s either in the gym, at the pub or supporting his hometown football team Brighton & Hove Albion.
After studying Communications at the University of Leeds, Talima went on to work in Retail and IT before joining Westco as our Internal Communications Officer. When Talima isn’t promoting pride within the business she can be found upcycling old furniture, she’s usually found on the street!
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.
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!
Lukas is a Senior Engagement Coordinator bringing his knowledge and experience from working on a range of housing and landscape regeneration projects across London. He specialises in engagement approaches, including consultation, communications and co-design. Outside of work Lukas is a keen pianist and stays true to his East London roots by remaining faithful to Leyton Orient FC.
Emma joined us after completing her degree from the University of Lincoln, focusing many of her projects on design for social change. Outside of work, Emma enjoys illustration, baking and spending time with her two dwarf rabbits.
Kahlil is a northerner amongst southerners, his fondest memory is of his experience doing Camp America and volunteering in animal conservation in South Africa. Communicating and engaging with stakeholders is what he does, and he's pretty great at it too!
Hannah joined us from the charity sector having worked at Macmillan, NSPCC and most recently leading the disability charity Scope on their latest rebrand. Outside of work she likes to be creative with a mixture of hobbies including screenprinting, dressmaking and tap dancing!
Andy is in his second stint with Westco where he splits his time between the Richmond contract managing the Richmond Card business offers, and working with Christos on the business development of Westco. Andy is an avid sports fan with a particular passion for football.
Maria has been a Film Officer since 2004 and has represented other London boroughs before coming to Richmond. Maria loves animals and regularly volunteers at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home at the weekend, she is also a Reiki Practitioner and in her spare time enjoys sound baths, travelling and exercising.
Sofia first joined Westco as a research intern whilst studying for her Psychology degree. She is now an enthusiastic Research Executive with a soft spot for quantitative research projects. In her spare time you will either find her at an ‘improvers’ Salsa class, cooking with the help of some very detailed recipe books or cycling across London.
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!
Krista is a communications assistant and before moving to London she used to work as a journalist in Finland. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, cooking and shopping.
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.
Kashif is passionate about delivering positive change. Before joining us, he worked at top communications agencies with leading brands, and on delivering major housing, infrastructure and retail projects. He’s also helped champion constituents while working for MPs in London and his native Manchester.
Fenna is our Media Officer. She studied International Relations at King’s College London before beginning her career at a media communications software company. Outside of work, she likes eating out, running and planning for the next country to explore.
Mahdis has 15 years project management experience, working across a range of sectors, including 7 years at an NGO in India. She has also written four health and wellbeing books for a not-for-profit organisation.
With over ten years of experience managing operations within the private, public and charity sector, Marcos now manages the operations within the PPC department of Westminster City Council. Originally from Brazil, Marcos holds a degree in Computer Science and is passionate about learning, developing and doing a great job.
Annalee joined Westco as a community engagement officer after working on the other side of the world for the New Zealand government. In her spare time she’s an aspirational runner and a keen traveller with grand plans to explore Europe now that it’s on her doorstep.
Our Communications Assistant, Alex previously worked in events marketing and social media back home in Brisbane. Since moving to London, he looks forward to travelling around the UK and Europe with Italy and Spain first on the list.
Westco is looking for a trainee research executive to work with and support the Research and Insight department, working on a variety of qualitative and quantitative social research projects for local and central government clients; engaging with residents, service users, businesses, and stakeholders.
Westco is looking for a highly motivated Account Executive to join our team to support the delivery of client campaigns around housing renewal and estate regeneration. Based at Westminster City Council HQ, the role provides communications support for the delivery of the council’s housing renewal programme. Click below to find out more!
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