Jay studied graphic design, back in the eighties when it was a rock and roll job. Today, her business card says MD. What it doesn’t mention is all the other hats she wears at Milestone. Like HR, IT and Finance.
In her spare time, art-lover Jay can often be found at one of the Tates, the RA or other favourite galleries. That’s if she’s not getting down to some hard rock, gangsta rap or techno punk.
After studying marketing and psychology at Stirling University Ian explored both creative and account management roles in agencies. But it wasn’t long before he started making plans to form Milestone.
Ian has pioneered Milestone’s development into brand consultancy and has overseen many of Milestone’s corporate rebranding projects. He loves developing close and lasting relationships with his clients. (He even married one!)
Peter spent his formative years designing award winning packaging and websites for the toy industry. He’s a lover of big toys himself, including fast cars and motorcycles. Almost lost to a New York agency, the offer of creative supremo at Milestone saw him jetting back to manage our creative team.
Very much a hands on designer he still finds time to play the drums when people let him.
With her lifelong passion for clever design and fonts, Jeni’s natural home is a creative agency. Highly organised with a commitment to client satisfaction, Jeni manages the Milestone account team. Her calm and focused approach to complex projects is second only to her stationery addiction. Rather than chocolate, Jeni craves Prodir pens.
With solid automotive experience in B2B sales and marketing, she’s often found van-spotting from the M40 flyover.
A marketing graduate from Plymouth University, Howard went straight into advertising in the days when smoking and drinking at your desk weren’t just allowed, they were actively encouraged.
Howard has worked as an underwater cameraman, a dive shop manager, a chicken breast stuffer and a costumed pig along with 20 years in more traditional marketing roles in the finance, retail, leisure, IT and tourism sectors.
Matt loves working on large campaigns and product launches with a wide brief, allowing him to really stretch his creativity.
With videos, animations and a stack of responsive websites under his belt, he knows how to get the best out of digital technologies.
At the weekends you’ll either find Matt supporting Chelsea or spinning some old school Hip Hop tunes.
Originally from Winnipeg Canada, Alicia was a partner in an art gallery before she relocated to the UK. She ran the studio for the Chartered Institute of Marketing before joining Milestone.
She still enjoys drawing and watercolour painting and has sold her work across Canada. Loves travelling, kayaking, yoga and a decent cheese board.
Rosanne is a lover of organisation, lists and a stickler for detail with a background in professional services marketing and consumer brand management.
She’s outnumbered at home by three kids and a cat. When not running around after them she enjoys walking, cycling and a good sing song with a local choir, Accidental Harmonies followed by a glass of wine or two.
Hoi joins us with a Marketing degree from Lancaster University, with years’ experience working in full service marketing agencies for clients including BMW, Mini, Sainsbury’s and BMI Healthcare.
Despite a fear of flying, Hoi regularly challenges herself to travel to far flung destinations like Japan and Thailand. However, you’ll more often find her indulging in retail therapy at the Westfield shopping centre.
Our resident foodie and wine connoisseur, Kathryn joined us as an Account Manager in 2011. Having been involved in many of our digital projects, she has recently switched hats to take up the role as our Studio Manager.
With two young boys at home, Kathryn has honed the necessary skills required to keep our creatives in check.
Johannesburg’s loss is Milestone’s gain as Caroline brings solid experience at TBWA and JWT where she worked on Kellogg’s, a raft of financial service clients, and Gautrain, the SA rail system.
Her love for gin means she’s an instant fit among the Milestone cocktail obsessives.
Rebecca joined Milestone armed with a Business and Marketing degree from UWE Bristol and three years marketing experience, both client and agency side. In her previous role, she handled such brands as HSBC, Sony Mobile, Aviva, Velux and Fitness First.
Outside the barn, Rebecca starts the day with yoga and fills her weekends throwing tyres at bootcamp. Or herself out of a plane. Or a boat.