Cultural Communications attracts the culturally curious, the well-travelled, those passionate about making connections and who constantly question how and why. Our team is passionate about creativity and culture, yet shrewd about commercial reality.
Charlotte Heath-Bullock, Managing Partner
Charlotte began her agency career working with global sportswear brand, Fila, supporting its relationships with international athletes and footballers and working on the Sydney 2000 Olympics. She played a leading role in the David Beckham fronted campaign for Police sunglasses, achieving front page coverage across every UK national newspaper for the inaugural launch. Seeking new challenges she moved to a wine specialist agency where her French language skills were put to use working with global brands and generic organisations including Ruinart Champagne, Allied Domecq, Pernod Ricard Travel Retail and Wines from Roussillon. Charlotte later joined a lifestyle specialist agency and in the position of MD doubled the business in size winning accounts including Marriott, Conrad Hotels, Starwood, Courvoisier and Nespresso. In 2010 she took time off to drive from Cape Town to the Kruger National Park before returning to London to establish Cultural Comms. In partnership with Nina, she has built Cultural Comms into a renowned specialist serving companies seeking to engage with the cultural sector, winning a plethora of business awards along the way for its innovative and effective campaigns.
Nina Plowman, Managing Partner
Before finding her niche in PR, Nina trained as a journalist starting out at The Times and The Telegraph. She went on to work for a global PR agency where her first clients included Waterstone’s (launching the Harry Potter book series), Land Rover and several government campaigns. She has built her reputation over the last 15 years consulting to some of the world’s most sought after brands from Piaggio, Vespa and Ketel One Vodka to Laurent-Perrier Champagne for which she created a global art platform, leveraged sponsorships with Frieze, Outset Contemporary Art, The Serpentine Galleries, RHS Shows and also ran the famous annual Pink Party. Nina has since orchestrated global campaigns for Goodwood, Diageo Reserve, Gleneagles Hotel and London Syon Park, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Before going into business with Charlotte in 2013, Nina launched an agency in Hong Kong, increasing her insight into the Asia market and also mentored the Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2012 intake. Like Charlotte, Nina is passionate about uniting culture with business, and this led her to forging successful relationships for her clients with likes of the V&A, UNESCO, Christie’s and PAD London. Nina actively supports the London Chamber Orchestra and the Oxford Children’s Hospital in her development committee roles.
Kelly Kerruish, Account Director
Kelly trained as a broadcast journalist and worked on Sky News Sunrise and BBC Breakfast, before taking a full-time role at a specialist broadcast PR Agency, where she worked on a number of consumer and luxury brands including Tesco and Louis Vuitton. Deciding that her passion lay in the luxury arena, Kelly took up a role leading the account teams on a roster of high-end brands across the interiors, health and travel sectors. Whilst there, she launched designer Luke Irwin’s Mosaic Collection, inspired by a Roman mosaic found under his home in Wiltshire and achieved blanket news coverage across every national newspaper, a double page spread in the Sunday Times and an on-location interview on Sky News. Kelly’s true passion is travel and she has delivered media and influencer-led campaigns for the Saint Lucia Tourist Board, Wyndham Hotel Group and Atlantis the Palm, Dubai. A fluent French speaker, Kelly spent two years living between Cannes and Chamonix indulging her love of water and snow sports. She brings this energy, enthusiasm and sense of adventure to her role at Cultural Comms.
Georgina Farley, Senior Account Manager
Georgina began her career in Australia working with luxury automotive brands Mercedes Benz, Chrysler Jeep and Toyota, where she was responsible for product launches and event management, in particular Mercedes Benz’s sponsorship of Australian Fashion Week. Looking to increase her international exposure, she relocated to London and started working for global fashion giant Joseph rising to Head of Communications and establishing the in-house PR Department which trebled brand exposure. A move back to Australia saw her appointed as Marketing and Sales Manager at Austin’s Wines to start a new area of the business in Corporate and Personal Gifts to increase sales, grow market share, improve brand exposure and build brand awareness. Complimenting her extensive international experience, Georgina has also completed an MBA in International Brand Management at Essec Business School in Paris, where her tutors included the likes of Remi Krug.
Hannah Mensah-Kane, Senior Account Executive
Hannah studied BSc Consumer Behaviour and Marketing at Reading University before embarking on a career in PR. Prior to joining Cultural Comms in 2014 she worked across a range of clients including The Natural History Museum, British Business Bank, Virgin Media Business and Harris + Hoole. In 2016 Hannah was shortlisted for the PRCA “Young Communicator of the Year” Award and especially for her work on the Cloudy Bay RHS Chelsea Flower Show campaign, everywoman, Ruinart Champagne, Masterpiece London and Viking Cruises. Hannah is an alumni of the Taylor Bennett Foundation, dedicated to encouraging diverse talent in the PR industry and her Level 2 Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualification is put to the test working across Cultural’s wine clients. Beyond the world of PR, Hannah lived in Ghana for 10 years and has a natural passion for English literature, live music and travelling the world to immerse herself in different cultures.
Alix Turpin, Account Executive
Alix came through the Cultural Comms’ internship programme, looking to gain an insight into PR after graduating from university. Her talent for communication was soon spotted and she has now joined the Cultural Comms team full time. Alix is an accomplished sportswoman; she coaches rowing, is a qualified personal trainer and has show jumped competitively. Her previous professional experience includes work placements in a retail company, hospitality and education, all of which have honed her excellent communication skills and provided a great foundation on which to build her PR career.