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Heather

Heather Baker

CEO

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

TopLineaholic and Chief Grammar Police Officer.

Favourite Topline Result:

Every time I look at a client’s results framework and see the progress we’ve made I feel a little warm and fuzzy.

Favourite Technology:

Xero accounting software and my Kindle.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

You'll usually find me volunteering to do something, blogging and helping the team get past roadblocks.

My clients would say I'm:

Fair, honest, and great at strategy.

Luke Budka

Director

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

Chief fixer.

What the boss says:

"Luke’s ability to spot a story, his willingness to pick up the phone and test an idea and his capacity to research and understand an issue or technology in detail make him an asset to any account team. He’s a PR force to be reckoned with."

Favourite Topline Result:

PRCA Crisis & Issues Management Campaign of the Year 2011.

Favourite Technology:

A toss up between my smartphone and my Xbox.

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Rambling round the Chilterns.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Making sure the business keeps ticking.

My clients would say I'm:

Courteous, creative and results-driven.

Jamie Field

Head of Production

LinkedIn

AKA:

video geek

What the boss says:

"Jamie is an award-winning cameraman and director who has filmed for everyone from BT and the World Health Organisation to ITV News and CNBC. In every instance the client has been delighted with his work."

Favourite Topline Result:

Creating 5 bespoke client animations in 3 weeks.

Favourite Technology:

Cinematic cameras.

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Walking the dog.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Behind a very large Mac in an edit suite.

My clients would say I'm:

Reliable, detail-oriented, creative and easy to work with .

David Jamieson

Senior Comms Consultant

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

King of great shirts.

What the boss says:

“David’s background as a tech journalist, his enviable creativity and ability to understand complex business issues make him an asset to any account team.”

Favourite Topline Result:

Placing an article about international student recruitment in Latin America with the Guardian Higher Education Network. It's not every day you get to start an article with "Kidnap, murder, extortion...".

Favourite Technology:

Spotify.

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

At Selhurst Park or, when the football isn't on, in a quiet spot with book in my hands.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Sat at my desk trying to achieve inbox zero.

My clients would say I'm:

Persistent, honest and creative.

James Beckham

Senior Comms Executive

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

Assistant Fixer.

What the boss says:

"Jim started as an admin consultant but we quickly snapped him up when we realised what a detail-oriented tech whizz he is. And while he's a little quiet, that's usually because he's thinking up a great campaign."

Favourite Topline Result:

Our ongoing work with Study Group campaigning for international students coming to study in the UK. Having the BBC call me (instead of the other way around) because they wanted to know more was a particular highlight.

Favourite Technology:

The first time I saw a cloud-based wireless network management platform was pretty cool...if you like that sort of thing. Otherwise it would have to be the app that shows me all the shortcuts on the underground, it's essential for the hardcore commuter.

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Pub quizzing with friends, or living out my rock star dreams on Guitar Hero.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Asking "have you tried turning it off and on again?".

My clients would say I'm:

Very thorough, enjoy problem solving and have a good eye for detail.

Hannah Codrington

Comms Consultant

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

The token northerner.

What the boss says:

“As soon as we met her we knew Hannah would be a great fit for TopLine and she didn’t let us down. She’s efficient, hard-working and a pleasure to work with.”

Favourite Topline Result:

Getting a client in the Guardian during my first week at TopLine and helping to organise a national debate on the future of shale gas in the UK.

Favourite Technology:

My new iPad mini from TopLine, of course!

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Up north, or anywhere that is sunny.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Educating Charlotte in the delights of North Yorkshire.

My clients would say I'm:

Responsive and enthusiastic.

Sophie Mackintosh

Senior Account Executive

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

The Welsh one.

What the boss says:

“Sophie came with a first class degree in creative writing and took to B2B comms like a duck to water. While she might seem shy at first glance, she can effortlessly turn this to her advantage, charming journalists, clients and business celebrities with excellent results.”

Favourite Topline Result:

Co-running a blog that's become one of the UK's leading small business resources in just six months.

Favourite Technology:

Until they invent instant-cook pizza, anything that facilitates my social media addictions

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Taking selfies with my cat and writing.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Trying to get a cape to Richard Branson (long story), or tweeting at Dane Bowers in the name of business.

My clients would say I'm:

A positive blog-writing machine.

Sian Evans

Production Coordinator

LinkedIn Twitter

AKA:

The girl that plays bass!

What the boss says:

“Sian is organised, efficient, creative and a pleasure to work with. She keeps the production schedule on track and provides excellent creative input into our videos.”

Favourite Technology:

My smartphone. I am absolutely useless without it!

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Writing/producing music, playing shows with my band, at yoga or eating out.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Overdosing on coffee.

My clients would say I'm:

Creative, reliable, enthusiastic.

Nicola Powell

Comms Assistant

AKA:

I have NO idea!!

Favourite Technology:

My IPad Mini. I bought it on my year abroad in Hong Kong to keep in touch with friends and family and I haven't looked back. It's got everything I need to help me relax at the end of a busy day.

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Either out with friends around London/ Surrey or at home on the sofa talking to my two cats.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Busy typing away at my computer or trying to get Devon's attention.

Julien Dehersemaeker

Cameraman / Editor

What the boss says:

"You can have complete confidence that the video will look amazing if Julien is behind the camera."

Favourite Topline Result:

Producing great video results and learning new things about editing every day.

Favourite Technology:

My camera.

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Making films with my friends, or sampling London's restaurants.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

In the editing suite.

My clients would say I'm:

Very professional - and a great calming influence!

Gracia Larrain

U.S. Consultant

AKA:

Professional Spanglish translator and raconteur.

Favourite Technology:

Slightly addicted to my new iPhone 5s.

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

At home in Miami with my husband and baby girl.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Glued to my laptop with my Sirius radio on in the background.

My clients would say I'm:

Resourceful, thorough and rather amusing.

Dana Dobbie

Australia & New Zealand Consultant

AKA:

Chief organiser and baker.

Favourite Technology:

I'm a big fan of my iPad air and I do love Newsle.

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Playing with my kids, on my bike or in a yoga studio.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

Working away at my desk with a scented candle burning - fire hazard!

My clients would say I'm:

Proactive, a strategic thinker and a detailed tactician.

Devon

Office dog

AKA:

CCO (Chief Canine Officer).

What the boss says:

"At the time, she was 12 weeks old and we couldn't say no."

Favourite Topline Result:

Learning not to bark when the doorbell rings.

Favourite Technology:

I shun technology.

Outside the office you'll normally find me:

Rolling in something gross.

Inside the office you'll normally find me:

On my back with my tongue out.

My clients would say I'm:

Critical to the well-being of my colleagues.