Our Consultancy Team
Truths the rest of us overlook, connections we wouldn’t have made, fresh and often sideways glances at the world; it’s the heart of stand up comedy and also defines Richard. Our founder has always loved the way brands shape and are influenced by culture.
Our leader Woody appears to have built a career on always having something to say, some theory about how to improve things, some way to change it all for the better, some connections who can help. “Cogito, ergo, Some”.
Managing Partner (Cardiff)
Our cartographer. Global authority on place branding, a published author of vast experience, creator of Wales, master of his subject – this man puts things on maps.
Managing Partner (Cardiff)
Distinguished, experienced, guaranteed to make a project a success and a pleasure from end to end.
She followed the footsteps of Brunel and relaunched his railway in 2015. Like her hero, she is “one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in [recent marketing] history” with honours in Transportation, Retail and hard work.
Marie-France van Heel
Force of nature, driver of thunderstorms, massive over achiever. Do you have competitors? Then it’s important to have her on your side.
Danny Russell knows an insight from a thinsight. Previously Marketing strategy Director at Sky, GM of Business Intelligence at Telefonica and currently Co-Chair of the Market Research Society, he’s a busy chap but has time for all of our clients.
Managing Partner (New York)
Former airline pilot embodies “Heavenly Insights with Down to Earth thinking” whilst getting Heavenly NY powerfully off the tarmac.
Bernbach encouraged us all to only ever hire and work with nice and talented people. Warren Buffett only wants people with Integrity, Intelligence and Energy. We give you Cat Tate.
Business Director (Cardiff)
Not *the* Geraint Thomas. Ours might struggle to finish the Tour de France by taxi. On the other hand, he does have 20 years’ award-winning destination marketing and place branding experience.
The all-rounder of property branding – no obstacle has ever got in the way of a perfect execution. Elegant, stylish, precise delivery – this is business management by Shane Warne, Wasim Akram and Richard Hadlee all in one.
When she’s not supporting the team with unending enthusiasm and an uncanny level of attention to detail, Alice can be found running fashion shows or dancing the night away (never in the same venue twice), with The Economist and a sketchpad in her bag.
In the blink of an eye since leaving Uni she’s worked the freelance circuit with some impressive agencies and we’re thrilled to say has found a home with Heavenly. Did we mention the D&AD Awards? This girl does!
Expert coach and training specialist, Anthea helps ensure Heavenly ideas are grounded within our client businesses and can also help with presentation skills, negotiation and all the things we should all be better at.
Special Projects Director
Charlotte actually likes projects that start complicated and get more challenging. She doesn’t sleep at night so that you can.
When he’s not intriguing people with his surname, Damien can be found juggling timing plans and budgets, keeping his cool under pressure and eating his way through London’s ramen restaurants.
As Welsh as a pint of Brains, Gareth aspires to being a stand-up whilst already having a win on a Sky gameshow under his belt. He joins the Cardiff office to increase by one the number of former rugby players, qualified IFA’s and cricket coaches.
Lover of dogs, animated films, qualitative data, dress-making and calisthenics. Daughter to a Hispanic artist and a Burmese-British accountant, a blend of all things creative and strategic in a bundle of hyperactive curiosity.
Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Enthusiastic, organized and exuding an infectious energy, Hollie is always willing to lend a hand even as she juggles running the office and acting PA to Richard and David.
Laura has a rich heritage in property, luxury and hospitality marketing. Being directly descended from Samuel Pepys, she also has a rich heritage in writing – her Blue Peter badge for creative writing is still sits on her mantel as homage to a better time.
Storytelling is her passion and Natasha was a Heavenly staffer before taking a couple of years off setting up an online artsy magazine in Malaysia (as you do). The runaway came home once she realized how much she missed the creativity and energy of (Heavenly) London. She’s back and ready to take on the world.
Group Business Development Director
An experienced marketing and advertising professional with many years of experience and so on. What you might not know is that he played Rugby for Bristol and Oxford University. He doesn't feel pain.
Office Manager and EA
Two things drive her. Competition; Rugby, Netball. Control; Cadets Regimental Sargeant Major, Olympics security team leader. Richard and David don’t argue with her.
What he lacks in size he more than makes up for in other ways. His bite is way worse than his bark. Ask about our free-puppy-with-every-substantial-account offer?