Who is Beaumont?

The small (but perfectly formed) team who’s on your side

The core team

Everyone says it: we’re different. But at Beaumont, we know it’s true.

For too long, companies have relied on big agencies feeling there was no other option. We’re here to change that. We’re small, we’re nimble, and we’re straightforward. No more middlemen, no more people at pitches you never see again. At Beaumont, you’ll always work with the experts.

We don’t just churn out content. We concentrate on influence. Whether we’re helping you develop a strategy, craft a story, or boosting your confidence and skills, we’re here to help you up your game and supercharge your success. Because when you shine, we shine.

We pride ourselves on transparency. We ask difficult questions and don’t shy away from speaking truth to power. We’re open about how we price our services and will always tell you if we’re not the right people for the job. And, above all that, we’re people you’ll actually enjoy working with.

Imogen Hitchcock

Storytelling, messaging,
and employee engagement

Imogen is on a mission – to transform the mundane into stories that engage, inspire, and motivate.

She believes in the power of a ”normal not formal” language which is free from corporate jargon. She’s at her happiest when she’s got a plan and she’s using her experience to solve a problem. She is results-driven and constantly curious. She doesn’t shy away from asking the tough questions.

Imogen has worked in high-profile and fast-paced environments across both the public and private sector. She has trained a range of participants – from the CEO down to sales teams – in myriad communications topics. She specializes in message development, internal communications (in all its forms), and helping companies connect with their purpose.

She loves cheese, wonderful writing, rugby, and the Archers.

Amanda Pierce

Reputation, influence,
and leadership strategy

Former UK CEO of Burson-Marsteller, Amanda is known for one of the best “sniff tests” in the business. Fired up by solving complex reputation problems, she’s at her best when translating business strategy into effective communications.

In particular, she has specialized in designing and delivering global programs for the likes of Danone, Bayer, GSK, MSD, Sony, DeBeers and Kimberly-Clark. She has coached spokespeople at all levels – from CEOs down – helping them strengthen their communication skills by focusing on authenticity, clarity, and empathy.

She believes everyone has the potential to be an influencer and act as an ambassador. Just don’t challenge her to a boxing match – she’s fiercely competitive and loves winning.


Sleeping, eating, and the only boy on the team


Meowing, interrupting calls, being pretty

Vicky Bristow

Public relations,
copywriting, and campaigns

After 15 years working at leading UK PR agencies and in-house at large organisations, including Direct Line Group and the University of Hertfordshire, Vicky is passionate about developing PR and communications strategies that connect businesses & organisations with their target audiences, using audience insights, her nose for news and creative storytelling. Vicky uses her wealth of experience to create PR programmes and campaigns that deliver media coverage in the right titles and drive social engagement, growing clients’ positive reputation and connecting customers with their purpose.

Laura Hurst

branding, and creative

Having cut her teeth in the print industry (and has the paper cuts to prove it), Laura now has over twelve years experience as a graphic designer, with a focus on branding and publication design.

Laura combines professionalism with fun and creativity, and loves drawing inspiration from the world around her. Her favourite part of the design process is getting the know the client, deeply understanding their needs and motivations. This, she believes, is the basis of great design.

Outside of work Laura can be found pursuing quite a few different hobbies, including knitting, painting and most recently, rollerskating.

Elissa Bertot

Brand strategy, training,
and copywriting

Elissa is on a mission to help clients build a brand they’re proud of. Drawing on 15 years’ experience in communications, branding and marketing, she mixes brand strategy with change management to transform the way organizations communicate, internally and externally.

A true word nerd, she combines strategy with creativity to develop messages and content that engage audiences across industries.

Elissa bridges the gap between public and private sectors, working with corporations, non-profits, NGOs and social impact startups alike. As an experienced speaker and trainer, she uses her expertise to empower clients and organisations drive change and tell stories that inspire action.

Ilona Tofahrn-Flint

Corporate design
and brand identity

Ilona has over 15 years’ design experience working for both multi-national companies and agencies in London.

From designing magazines, to logo and branding, to communications materials and presentations – whatever the brief, Ilona relishes a challenge. She always offers a different view, introducing fresh ideas and novel design solutions that elevate any project she works on.

Although originally from Germany, she is proud to have lived in the UK long enough to call herself an English Rose! Ilona hates clip art and comic sans (who doesn’t? 😊)

Deborah Menikoff

Content development
and digital management

Deborah brings a wide range of skills to her work. She works on everything from ideas, to content creation, to website governance. She is dedicated to helping clients meet the communications challenges bought about by today’s fast-paced, multi-media world. She’s partnered with clients from many different industries tackling a variety of content assessment and strategy, social media and community management and site transition projects.