Who we are
Charlotte Sankey, Director
Charlotte has an extensive career in publishing, design and public relations of over 20 years. She has been running her own publishing and PR consultancies for the last ten years, during which she founded Cambridge Agenda magazine. She has also worked in management roles across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Her skills are in writing, PR, graphic design and strategy.
Her roles have included:
• Head of Communications at third world charity WaterAid
• Head of Publications and New Media (Acting) at the University of Cambridge
• Director of Communications, King's College, Cambridge
• Features Editor of glossy national magazines (Parents, Period Living, Here’s Health)
• Marketing Manager at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge
• Head of Publicity at Survival International
• Editor at Christian Aid
She has won awards for her copy-writing and art direction: her book “The National Trust Family Handbook’ was selected as ‘Book of week’ by The Guardian; a website on divorce for NCH Action for Children won a national charity award; campaigning materials for Christian Aid won a THES award for compelling writing. She has a degree in Modern Languages (French and German) from the University of Oxford.
Wendy Andrews, PR Specialist
Wendy is passionate about increasing support for the arts, heritage and the historic environment. Her expertise includes media coverage, campaign planning, government relations and issues management. She has senior level experience in the cultural and education sectors, with in-house and consultancy roles including:
• Chair of BBC Audience Council East of England
• Member of National Trust East of England Regional Advisory Board
• Executive Director of Communications at Arts Council England
• Public engagement consultant to Heritage Lottery Fund East of England
• Marketing consultant to Ravensbourne digital media and design college
• Communications project manager for the Royal Opera House Production Park
• Visiting Lecturer for the Masters in Arts Management at Anglia Ruskin University
Wendy is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Theresa Prevost, PR Specialist
Theresa is an award-winning copywriter, PR strategist, communications expert and creative thinker. She has more than 20 years broad market sector experience in the successful delivery of business, consumer, public sector and not-for-profit campaigns targeting international, national and regional audiences.
Her career includes roles within creative agencies and in-house, plus setting up and managing PR consultancies and teams. Before becoming freelance in 2005, she was head of PR at Ware Anthony Rust where she built and lead a highly successful team that won ten CIPR PRide Awards. These included Best Regional PR Consultancy and Best Client Campaign. Prior to that she worked for Warman & Bannister, Logica and Hobsons Publishing.
Theresa has a BSc in psychology and sociology from the University of Bristol and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Lucy Alexander, Journalist
Lucy is an experienced journalist, marketeer and strategist. She has worked in the Latin American Service of the BBC World Service, at BBC documentaries, and as the Latin American specialist journalist at Christian Aid, where she worked on major international campaigns. After moving to East Anglia, she joined the British Refugee Council’s Ipswich office and became a qualified adviser in asylum and immigration. Most recently, Lucy edited the app which Omidyar Network launched for its conference on open government in London in November 2012. She is a keen advocate of open data and follows closely developments in this field.
She holds a BA in modern languages (French and Spanish) from Bristol University and an MA in Latin American studies (economics, politics and anthropology) from London University. She also holds diplomas from the Sorbonne, Paris, in French Civilisation, and City & Guilds in teaching adult learners.
Rachel Helen Smith, Editor and Project Manager
Cambridge graduate Rachel is Editor and Project Manager at Creative Warehouse. She has worked as a freelance writer, editor and film reviewer for a wide range of organisations including the BBC, the University of Cambridge and the Virtual Museum of Canada.
She also specialises in event management and has been involved in planning thousands of events, including conferences, dinners, exhibition openings and weddings.
Rachel has a particular interest in working with not-for-profit organisations in the arts and heritage, education and cultural sectors. Her degree is in English from Sidney Sussex College.
Anna Wray, Designer
Anna Wray has been a graphic designer for over 10 years starting her career as a designer at BBC Worldwide and then working as a freelance designer and illustrator for numerous companies including The NME, Cosmopolitan, BBC Magazines, Hotel Chocolat and many more. Last year Anna wrote and designed her own book Handmade Graphics by Rotovision. She is also a regular contributer to Computer Arts Magazine.
Martin Thompson, Writer
Martin’s extensive media experience includes scriptwriting and producing for BBC and ITV. He contributes to the Education pages of The Independent with a particular emphasis on business education, and has also written on a wide variety of topics for The Daily Sunday/Telegraph and the Sunday Times. His work as a journalist/editor for both print and web-based publications has included a long association with Cambridge University’s international alumni magazine, CAM, with a spell as its joint editor. Martin is also an approved supplier to government departments and his clients have included the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury.