Meet our team…

Kursha Woodgate
Managing Director, MCIPR

Kursha Woodgate

Managing Director, MCIPR

With particular expertise in creative campaigns and multi-channel communications strategies, Kursha is a former trade journalist who turned to hi-tech PR and then in-house marketing as European Marcomms Director for award-winning software firm Synon.  Since establishing Mexia Communications in 2006, Kursha has significantly grown Mexia’s client base across the meetings and events sector, including venues, convention bureaux and event technology companies.

Kursha speaks French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch and is a regular speaker at numerous meetings industry events including International Confex, the Meetings Show, AIPC, ICCA chapter events and more.  A graduate of modern languages from Heriot-Watt University, Kursha holds the Professional Diploma in Marketing from the CIM and is editor of Mexia’s award-winning Events World Blog.

 

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Helena Adkins
Account Manager, ACIPR

Helena Adkins

Account Manager, ACIPR

Helena Adkins originally joined Mexia as part of our graduate programme. Having demonstrated her great organisational skills, creative flair and talent for digital communications, Helena quickly became an invaluable member of the Mexia team and is now Account Manager looking after a range of venue and technology clients at Mexia. With a passion for writing, Helena studied Creative Writing and English at the University of Plymouth and leverages her flair for the literary to create great content for press releases, features and blogs for her range of venue, catering and technology clients at Mexia. An associate member of the CIPR, Helena’s studies included journalism and social media modules, while her work experience includes hospitality and B2B marketing roles. Helena loves walks in the countryside with her dog Wilf, reading and travel.

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Eveleen Hatch
Account Director

Eveleen Hatch

Account Director

Eveleen has over 23 years of experience in PR and marketing and further ten years in journalism. Eveleen joined the team at Mexia in 2016, bringing a wealth of experience in media, marketing and PR.

After training as a journalist and working in news and features for over 10 years, Eveleen moved into PR, gaining experience across a broad spectrum of sectors including Blue Chip press office roles, public sector, lifestyle, education, travel and B2B. She has also run her own PR consultancy, Buzzword PR, which later merged with an agency specialising in consumer travel and lifestyle which has helped her to understand the demands of a growing business.

Eveleen works on a range of clients at Mexia, including Lord’s Cricket Ground, leading food services company Harbour & Jones, world-class theatre Sadler’s Wells and The International Centre, Telford.

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Sarah Miles
Consultant Account Director, MCIPR

Sarah Miles

Consultant Account Director, MCIPR

Sarah has more than 20 years’ experience of developing public relations campaigns for organisations both large and small, within the public and private sector, in the UK, Continental Europe and the USA.

During her career with leading PR agencies, she has delivered national public relations campaigns for organisations including Associated British Ports, Broadbandchoices, Denplan, Dixons, Environment Agency, Federation Against Software Theft, Forrester Research, Logitech, Mirago, SunGard, Thorn, Toshiba, UK Transplant, WinScribe and WRAP.

Sarah is an expert at taking complex subjects and technologies and formulating PR strategies that bring those subjects to life with the media.  Maximising her clients’ return on investment through quality media coverage has always been Sarah’s sweet spot. She is also a perfectionist when it comes to establishing strong relationships and processes that deliver excellent results and exceed expectations.

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Avril Chaffey
Consultant Account Director, MCIPR

Avril Chaffey

Consultant Account Director, MCIPR

Avril is a seasoned PR professional with over 20 years of experience across a broad range of B2B clients.  In the meetings and events sector, Avril has worked with leading event branding company Icon for over two years, launching their fabric-frame® system into the highly competitive signage/exhibition market and handling the PR for the company’s MBO and its recent acquisition of MEI, one of the UK’s leading event production companies.

With combined experience of running in-house marketing departments and managing agency PR accounts for global clients, Avril has built expert knowledge across the services, manufacturing and software sectors and has excellent rapport with trade journalists across the board.

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