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Aidan McGurran

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Aidan has over thirty years’ experience in the news media and provides expert advice on crisis management, communication skills, structuring teams, public relations and general media advice.

He spent twenty two years at Mirror Group Newspapers – most recently as Managing Editor – responsible for the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Sunday People and Mirror Online. His responsibilities included around 400 staff and a £40 million budget. His work involved liaising closely with Editors, outside organisations and protecting journalistic standards against the background of a difficult economic climate.

Aidan was responsible for re-introducing the Mirror trainee scheme and played a key part in the recruitment and career development of Editorial staff.

He is an award winning reporter who covered the Soham Murders, Hurricane Katrina and exposed a major security lapse at Stansted Airport. Even after ten years in senior management he regards himself a journalist first and foremost.

Aidan is a councillor on Essex CC and is former chairman of the Economic Development and Recovery Committee on Basildon Council.

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Cathal Kavanagh
Senior Account Manager (Planning)
Charlie Murphy
Account Manager (Planning)
Charlotte Platten
Account Director (Local Government Affairs)
Chris Tinker
Non-Executive Director
Dan Humphreys
Director (Public Affairs)
Duncan Flynn
Senior Director (Planning)
Georgina Walker
Account Director (Advocacy)
Hanna Jarvi
Team Coordinator
Imogen Spencer-Dale
Senior Account Manager (Communities and Placemaking)
James Goldstone
Director (London Planning)
Jenny Riddell Carpenter
Managing Director (Corporate Affairs and Advocacy)
Jenny Cooper
Associate Director (Communities and Placemaking)
Julian Seymour
Managing Director (Planning and Communities)
Kim Heilbron
Financial Controller & Company Secretary
Louise Hingley
Account Director (Planning)
Luca Difato
Digital and Social Media Officer
Matt Spencer
Senior Account Manager (Planning)
Nick Kilby
Chief Executive Officer
Osman Dervish
Associate Director (London Planning)
Peter Banks
Head of Marketing
Robert Delaney
Client Finance Controller
Sarah McKee
Director (Corporate Communications and Local Government Relations)
Sharon Sherfield
Finance Assistant & HR Administrator
Sukhpal Garcha
Senior Account Executive (Public Affairs)
Sydney Kwok
Account Executive (Planning)
Tope Mayomi
Account Executive (Communities and Placemaking)
Vanisha Solanki
Account Director (Planning)