Hive is a real alternative
to traditional agencies.

We set out to earn the biggest place in your market’s hearts and minds.

 

And we do so without the overheads of full-service agencies, while providing a comprehensive strategic and creative service as you need it.

EXPERIENCE

See who we’ve worked for:

AEROSPACE

AIR BP

BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES

EASYJET

NETJETS

SWISSAIR TECHNICS

AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE & FOOD

BAYER CROP SCIENCE

DE SANGOSSE

DE ZAAN

GENUS ABS

GRACE COCOA

INTERVET

AUTOMOTIVE

BP

TRANSPORT EXCHANGE GROUP

CHARITIES

BRITISH OLYMPIC ASSOCIATION

ISLAY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

TWENTIETH CENTURY SOCIETY

CHEMICALS & GASES

AIR PRODUCTS

ICI PERSONAL CARE NETWORK

SOLAVEIL

UNIQEMA

DATA SECURITY

THALES INFORMATION SECURITY

ZAXUS

CONTACT CENTRES

BIG PICTURE TECHNOLOGY

NICE SYSTEMS

RACAL RECORDERS

OAK INNOVATION

RED BOX RECORDERS

TELECOMS

BT

RACAL TELECOM

SARANTEL

UBINETICS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

AMERICAN EXPRESS®

BANK OF IRELAND

DE LA RUE

FIRST RATE EXCHANGE SERVICES

LLOYDS TSB

ONEVU

POST OFFICE®

FINANCIAL/ BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

NICE SYSTEMS

NICHE TECHNOLOGY

RACAL DATACOM

RED BOX RECORDERS

TRANSPORT EXCHANGE GROUP

THOMSON

 

SERVICES & SKILLS

Our core team can provide:

 

APPROACH

Our job is to be audacious for you. 

How we work

 

We’ll analyse your business problems as deeply as you allow. 

 

The earlier you involve us, the better we can contribute to creating intelligent, informed work

Who’s Hive for?

 

Our ‘ideal’ client wants an agency that:

• Is skilled at strategic planning

• Thrives on solving business problems

• Works as part of your team

We charge less

  

You can always buy cheaper.

 

But a more effective, value-for-money model is hard to find. 

 

PEOPLE

We're quite a team. Come and meet us.

IAN STOREY

Managing Director

Ian founded Hive after pressure from clients made it clear they wanted a new alternative, bringing top talent without the costs attached to traditional agencies. Having previously headed the largest account group at Ogilvy’s top B2B agency, Ian knows the importance of integrating skills from different areas to create perfect teams. And, knows the people to make it happen.

JOHN PRIOR

Creative Director

John has won many awards for art direction. He is a Member of the Chartered Society of Designers; his experience includes several large business-focused agencies. He has worked on many diverse accounts, from animal health to telecoms. As a skilled photographer, John believes in a ‘hands on’ approach to creative work. 

JOE BALDWIN

Head of Digital

Joe specialises in digital design and production. Trained as a storyboard artist, Joe is still actively involved in video production.

DEBORAH HOOPER

Head of Design

Deborah designed our own visual identity along with distinctive, practical design solutions for several clients. Deborah specialises in visual identities to create or relaunch brands that attune themselves to market need. 

JONATHAN SYMONS

Head of PR

Jonathan founded his PR company after a senior role in one of London’s largest, in order to get back to what he enjoys doing – devising PR strategies and writing work that gets published. He routinely doubles the interactions between clients and their core media. 

SANDRA WHITTINGHAM

Head of Telemarketing

Sandra believes passionately that good selling makes the crucial difference for a company’s greater success. Heading up SalesNet, she transmits her beliefs to staff and clients alike, moving them into good sales practice in order to produce excellent results. 

JONATHAN YADIN

Creative Director

Jonathan has won numerous creative awards throughout his career and has worked across a wide range of sectors. As a senior copywriter at one of Europe’s leading specialist B2B agencies, he helped develop and integrate its interactive capability. He also has consumer-agency experience, as well as a background in marketing and product management for major US multinationals. 

SHEENA MACCORMACK

Head of Media

Sheena runs her own media agency (our media department) with firm, objective planning and buying, whilst building strong relationships with the media our clients so often depend upon. Sheena has experience across all key business markets in the UK and internationally. 

CLIVE FARLEY

Studio Manager

Clive set up the first in-house studio for a top five London agency, turning a cost into a profit centre. Unlike many studio professionals, Clive originally trained as a typographer. Equally at home with large brochures or ‘image’ advertising, Clive’s work secured a D&AD mention.

DAVE CHILVERS

Head of Research

Having chaired the UK’s largest independent research company, Dave is our market research guru, either for helping create new brands or tracking the progress of existing ones. Dave helps establish what clients’ markets think, feel and want – and helps us ensure we engineer the closest fit. 

BELINDA KENT-LEMON

Head of Culture Change

Belinda’s experience in business psychology allows us to bring a fresh perspective to internal communications and corporate change programmes. She also runs her own HR consultancy that specialises in the advertising & marketing business and has been a judge in the Personnel Today awards. 

LOUISE STOREY

Company Secretary

As company secretary, Louise keeps the admin running smoothly, so it doesn’t interfere with what we’re here to think about – promoting our clients’ businesses. 

 
 

CONTACT

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Get in touch.

 Use this form or call Ian Storey on 01799 543411 or 07768 421472.

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