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Paul is one of three directors who run the SWNS group. Paul joined SWNS in 1984 after learning the trade in local newspapers. Since, he has helped grow SWNS into the largest independent multi-media agency in the UK, and has established his department as Britain’s leading independent picture desk where he runs an award-winning team of 20 photographers.

Paul Walters

Group MD (72Point/SWNS)

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Andrew has a 30-year career in news journalism that includes being on the launch team of the Today newspaper in the 1980s. He has headed-up the SWNS news team for 20 years and seen it grow from a handful of reporters to a staff of over 100.

Andrew Young

Partner at SWNS

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Martin started his career as a cub reporter at SWNS and joined the Daily Mail newsdesk in his early 20s. He later returned to SWNS and has spent the last 15 years seeking new opportunities for the business and managing our many publishing partnerships.

Martin Winter

Director at SWNS

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Pharo worked for The Sun for 25 years, heading up its news department for more than a decade before rising to the position of associate editor. Pharo became the Managing Director of 72Point in 2003, forging the agency’s Public Relations and News Generation.

Chris Pharo

Managing Director

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Jack is a business and economics journalist and the founder of The London Economic (TLE). He has contributed articles to The Sunday Telegraph, BBC News and writes for The Big Issue on a weekly basis. He read History at the University of Wales, Bangor and has a Masters in Journalism from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Jack Peat

Head of Digital

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Hailing from Sweden, Asa’s original role at 72Point was in business development, but she quickly climbed the ranks through to Head of Sales, to Commercial Director. Asa now oversees all commercial aspects of 72Point and OnePoll and is the business manager for 72Point’s research brand, OnePoll.

Asa Baaw

Commercial Director

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Chris was the Sales Director of the Telegraph group for 18 years, launching their luxury travel magazine, Ultratravel. Chris then work as Managing Director of Newsquest Media and Mediaforce and Webcast Sport. Chris owns an initiative that provides in-home care for people who need it in West Sussex and oversees all commercial elements of 72Point and OnePoll.

Chris White-Smith

Director of Sales

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Former news editor on national news publications in the UK and U.S. with unrivalled experience of generating brilliant ideas for PR-led stories, infographics and video to maximise client’s coverage

Doug Shields

Creative Director

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Emma has almost 20 years’ experience within the PR industry - 5 years in house and over 14 years at 72Point - working her way up from Account Manager to her current position as Creative Manager of the team. In addition, Emma has worked as Business Development Director and remains as Company Secretary of her family business.

Emma Elsworthy

Creative Manager

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Gemma started out in local newspapers as a trainee reporter, where she also completed a Diploma in Journalism. She moved to 72Point in 2006, working her way up from Account Manager to News Editor.

Gemma Francis

News Editor

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James has over a decade of experience within the news and Public Relations industry, alongside the UK’s largest brands and agencies in helping them create insight and high-quality media exposure.

James Coleman

Business Development Director

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Emma has wide-ranging experience building brand awareness for organisations in the UK and Southeast Asia. Emma has launched major education projects in Cambodia & Laos, worked in policy and public affairs for the BBC and generated over £1.5million for charities in her fundraising work. She now heads up the growing Marketing Team at 72Point and OnePoll.

Emma Blint

Marketing Manager

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Daniel is a multi-skilled broadcast interviewer and producer. Having interviewed, presented and produced across all national news platforms, he comes with a wealth of industry knowledge. As a trained journalist, Daniel is regularly featured interviewing for news.

Dan Harding

Broadcast Editor

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Astrid Hall

Creative Account Manager

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James Gale

Creative Account Manager

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Robert Knight

Senior Creative Account Manager

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Grant Bailey

Senior Creative Account Manager

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Ben Gelblum

Social Media Manager

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Lewis Oakley

Digital Executive

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Frances James

Visual Content Producer

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Mary McCarthy

Head of Northern Sales

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Rachel Quinn

Senior Account Manager

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Clare Davis

Senior Account Manager

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Paul Billingham

Senior Account Manager

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Oliver Sanders

Senior Account Manager

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Alex Pittson

Account Manager

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George Tsigris

Sales Executive

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Hollie Stevens

Office and CRM Assistant

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Jess Taylor

Assistant Accountant

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Alex Parry

Team Administrator

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Jo Garner

HR Manager

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Debbie O’Keeffe

HR Assistant

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Tara-Ann Horsfield

Business Administration Assistant

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Geo Craig

Marketing Assistant Apprentice

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Jack Granard

Client Communications Assistant Apprentice

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