Our Branding 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.
A starburst of energy and intuition. In a good way, worries about a client's issues, dilemmas and problems until they surrender to her.
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.
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!
Special Projects Director
Charlotte actually likes projects that start complicated and get more challenging. She doesn’t sleep at night so that you can.
After a brisk run to work through Richmond Park every morning, Elsa is ready for her work as Heavenly dog-in-residence. Duties are frankly not all that arduous but she looks great as long as she leaves the biscuit barrel alone.
The march of the makers, the northern powerhouse - Kate was forged in Halifax and leads by example.
Starting in the dainty world of fashion in Mario Testino’s set design team, Lara is a complete entrepreneur having built successful design and property businesses in the Caribbean and in London. Founder and former Captain of an International Rugby Team she is quite literally full of (good) surprises.
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.
We can’t describe him but Dorothy Parker did. “Creativity is a wild mind with a disciplined eye”. On the spot, Dot.
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.