Bringing together talented individuals to form strong teams for each project is what makes us stand out.

About us

All The Happy Seven projects are led by our experienced team leaders, who bring together small, bespoke marketing teams to ensure the work delivered matches your needs.

With over forty years of practical experience working in close-knit teams across large global brands, national visitor attractions, unique not-for-profits and fast-moving start ups, The Happy Seven team know what it takes to deliver success when it comes to marketing, content and digital development.

Our name The Happy Seven is a nod to the Seven Lucky Gods of Japanese mythology who, as legend tells, work and travel as a group, knowing that their performance is improved when people with different skills work together.

Their beliefs include delivering prosperity in commerce, seeking wisdom, sharing knowledge, showing dignity, dealing fairly and striving for joy and satisfaction in life. These are all values we strive for everyday in our lives – at work and beyond.

Our Team Leaders

Abby Richardson

Everything Abby does is carried out with talent, passion and enthusiasm whether it’s increasing the number of visitors to Somerset, promoting the sales of Cornish pasties or selling in a national story for the Fawcett Society.

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Nina Whitby

Nina has spent her career at the forefront of the digital revolution. She is a highly experienced and effective leader, pulling together teams of multi-disciplined experts on projects to deliver content across paid, earned and owned digital platforms.

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Richard Benson

One of Britain’s leading cultural commentators, Richard is an author, journalist and critic. In the nineties he edited The Face magazine. As well as writing, he is a contributing editor at Esquire and Hole & Corner magazines, and regularly contributes to The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, London Evening Standard and Independent.

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Philippa Patterson

Fundraising strategist and corporate partnership leader, Philippa has delivered numerous funding rounds for not-for-profits, start-ups, trusts and foundations.

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Our network of experts

Our network of experts are self employed individuals, directors of small businesses or even senior employees in forward-thinking organisations based all over the UK. They include content strategists, developers, UX experts, researchers, graphic designers, illustrators, cultural experts, photographers, social media experts, copywriters, editors, trend analysts, filmmakers, journalists and marketing innovation experts.

Tamsin Bishton-Hemingray

Tamsin is content specialist with over 21 years of digital experience. She’s worked as a writer, editor, strategist, planner, therapist, confidante with a list of clients as long as your arm, and in a wide range of sectors and organisations. Her clients have included the Telegraph, Home Office, Royal Shakespeare Company, Dobedo and Girl Effect.

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Dan Cave

Daniel Cave is a popular Saas product and Marketing consultant in London, helping start-up businesses and established brands innovate in their space and carry out modern marketing techniques. His client's have included Intuit Quick Books, Wordtracker,, Linkedex and Many clients through time spent working with agencies and development houses.

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Shayne House

Shayne House is Creative Director of Shayne House Communications, with over 25 years experience of producing creative, meaningful and engaging content. His client's include The Eden Project, Northcliffe Media, Unilever, KEO Films and the BBC. He has also created content for The Times, The Telegraph, The Metro, and The Wall Street Journal to name a few.

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Natalie Crouch

Natalie is a digital marketing consultant, specialising in pay-per-click and SEO. From working in-house at a blue chip company to managing a team agency side, Natalie has a wealth of experience across different industries and sectors. Natalie has a data driven and results focussed approach.

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Joe Holman

From his early career in London agencies to running his own design studio, he has worked for local, national and international clients such as The Eden Project, Rick Stein, Channel 4, Blackberry, and Audi.

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Sam Dunne

Sam is a designer, strategist, writer, researcher and facilitator based in London. Sam has a knack for making connections, uncovering gems of insight, finding clarity in complexity, bringing inanimate ideas to life and helping others find their voice.

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Lottie Burnley

Lottie Burnley is a designer, researcher, content curator, project manager and facilitator based in London. She is a process and planning powerhouse with an eye for content and a way with people.

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Suzie Innes

Suzie is a communications expert and writer with banks of social media and digital experience. As a former journalist, she loves nothing more than handling media relations for lovely clients with a great story to tell.

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Nicky Hawes

Nicky loves nothing more than creating a bespoke illustration, infographic or front cover. Having overseen the house style for numerous publications, she has also mentored and trained younger designers, ensuring they make a great start in their careers.

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Tom Griffiths

Tom's work ranges from lifestyle, to menswear, to portraits, to editorial. In his time as a photographer he has worked with clients from all over the globe to help them realise their goals through imagery.

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Leslie Sinoway

A creative, tenacious and innovative communications and PR professional with wide-ranging commercial and third sector experience both online and offline, Leslie works for not-for-profit Action Aid, offering her creative expertise as a consultant in her spare time.

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Jon Kennedy

At the forefront of technical implementation and design of smart phone apps Jon has worked with some of the worlds major players in financial, telecoms, retail and broadcasting.

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Rob Mansfield

For over 20 years Rob has produced content - both offline and online - for companies such as BBC, Bauer Media, AOL, the Department for Education, University of Brighton, Sainsbury's and Age UK, to name but a few.

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Martin Coote

Graphic design and front-end development is Martin's passion whether it's revamping and reviewing existing platforms and brands, or developing something brand new.

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Dan Goodwin

Dan is a creative user experience designer with fifteen years experience in software and web development. An all-rounder Dan has strong technical and people skills, and loves user interviews, sketching and developing beautiful digital goodies.

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Martin Williams

Martin Williams is a Chartered Marketer with over twenty years experience gained at such companies as Bertelsmann, the LEGO Group and Merlin Entertainments. He holds a Masters degree in Marketing and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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