Stone Junction is managed by Richard Stone, a chartered member of the CIPR whose previous experience includes campaigns for Arup, AIT Plc, CIENA, Parker Hannifin, Schneider Electric, SIG, SKF, Roche and WorldCom.
Twenty years in technical and technology PR has taught him that he is only just starting out.
He is a very slightly geeky father of two who lives in Stafford with his long-suffering wife, aforementioned children, dog and cat.
Richard likes talking about books, sci-fi and Liverpool FC. Often to himself.
As well as being a media relations and copywriting expert, Jess specialises in social media. She works on a range of award-winning multinational accounts including FTSE listed Renishaw, UK manufacturer Cressall and EU Automation.
Jess is an accredited member of the CIPR and holds a Dual Honours in Media, Communications and Culture and Psychology.
Jess is unreachable in summer after 9pm, due to an unhealthy obsession with the TV show, Love Island.
Delivering technical campaigns in the UK, Europe and North America, Laura specialises in media relations, SEO and digital PR for businesses in the science and engineering space.
With several award-winning campaigns under her belt, Laura manages one of Stone Junction’s account groups, which includes multinational clients; the Graphene Flagship, EU Automation and TM Robotics.
Outside of work, Laura’s a rum enthusiast, gym bunny and Olympic lifting novice — she can probably outdrink and outlift you.
Passionate about STEM communications, Leah has worked on clients ranging from a FTSE 250-listed business to industry-disrupting start-ups. She also oversees the company’s training scheme and media relations team.
Leah holds a first-class degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Birmingham. She is an accredited PR practitioner and several of the campaigns she has worked on have won industry awards.
Leah spends her evenings coaching korfball, an unusual Dutch sport that can only be described as a mixture between basketball and netball.
Passionate about personal development and business growth, Caroline has worked with Stone Junction as a business consultant since 2014.
During that time she has supported the company’s growth of 700% in revenues and her role as personal coach and mentor has been integral to our team’s personal development.
Caroline has personally managed multi-million pound budgets and developed international marketing strategies. She is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
You’ll find her lifting weights after work and trying not to kill things in the garden at the weekend.
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Specialising in SEO, Alison has worked with clients in a range of industries, such as construction, automation and manufacturing, to increase their online visibility.
She’s also a part of the company’s mental health and wellbeing team and is a Mental Health First Aid Champion.
Alison loves to travel, especially to Spain where she can put her BA in Spanish to good use. When she’s not travelling you can probably find her binging the latest true crime series with a glass of wine (or three).
Courtney delivers international PR expertise to a wide portfolio of clients across the globe. Heading up a team of language speakers and international campaigns, Courtney’s media contacts span from France and Italy, to Japan and Singapore.
She holds a degree in French and English Literature, and has spent time working in Paris.
Courtney may no longer live in France, but she is still partial to a wine and cheese night.
Kelly started her design career after graduating with a graphic design degree from Derby University. Kelly’s experience is incredibly varied, having worked with clients such as Cancer Research UK, Motul Lubricants and even Stoke City football club!
For Kelly, no two jobs are ever the same. In the morning, she can be designing a business card for a chemical engineering company, by the afternoon she is designing an entire trade show display for an international automation start-up!
When she’s in the office, you’ll find her with a milky brew. Outside the office, she likes to spend time with her family and walk her two dogs.
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Monia has a background in foreign languages and holds a PhD. in Linguistic, Philological and Literary Sciences from the University of Padua, Italy. Before joining Stone Junction, she has worked as an Italian teacher in Germany and as an English teacher in Italy. She relocated from Italy to join Stone Junction and will be helping the company deliver international content in Italian, German and English.
Outside work, she loves solo travelling, horse riding, and spending time with any kind of pets. To prevent missing home, she also loves cooking Italian food.
Patrick came to Stone Junction with a wealth of experience in scientific communications. He holds a PhD. in Chemistry, with his research focusing on new cancer prodrug therapy strategies.
Patrick has always had a passion for scientific subjects and enjoys sharing this passion with others. Now, he does so through the world of scientific and technical PR.
He splits his personal time between his love of Warhammer, supporting Liverpool FC and being a father to a wonderful little girl named Alice.
Following a year in industry at a Munich-based technical PR firm, Stephie joined Stone Junction to bolster the company's international offering — delivering a wealth of media knowledge for Pan-European campaigns.
With a degree in graphic and communication design, Stephie's varied background allows her to provide creative flair to technical campaigns.
In her spare time, you will find her running, taking photos or tending to her growing cacti collection.
Alex has worked with blue chip clients across a range of industrial manufacturing sectors as a PR and marketing specialist, copywriter and as a journalist since 2005.
Most recently, he was acting chief editor of MPT International magazine, a leading technical journal based in Germany.
He has built a reputation for producing outstanding technical B2B content and arranging media visits in Europe, particularly in Scandinavia.
Outside of work, Alex enjoys drinking real ales, reading books and travelling abroad to music events.
Francesca's interest in PR was sparked during a placement at another Midlands PR agency, after which she took the reigns as head of the media relations team in the 2018 Staffordshire University Future Journalist competition. She now uses her media relations skills to generate copious amounts of coverage for her clients, spanning as far as China and New Zealand.
Francesca is half Italian and unsurpirsingly loves eating unhealthy amounts of pasta and anything that involves Prosecco. Besides this, she's obsessed with skincare, ASOS and her fur child, Luna.
Lorna spent her early career travelling around the world working as an operations and entertainment manager, before returning home to study events management.
With experience creating relevant and profitable pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns in previous roles, Lorna’s background in B2B marketing has enabled a seamless transition to the world of technical PR.
Outside work, you will find Lorna playing video games, reading a book or falling off a climbing wall.
After spending four years serving as a Borough Councillor on Cheshire East Council, Martin swapped local government for the world of STEM PR, where his accumulated experience working with journalists and media outlets could benefit international industry.
With a degree in Politics and International Relations at Keele University, Martin has a knack for effective communication across a wide range of audiences.
In his spare time, Martin can be found running, flying vintage aircrafts or supporting Stoke City FC!
Prior to joining Stone Junction, Phil completed a PhD in International Politics. His doctoral research analysed Britain’s response to the crises in Libya and Syria. During his time at university, Phil won four different academic awards including the Ede & Ravenscroft award in 2016.
Phil developed a keen interest in communications and the media during his research, making PR a natural fit. His research skills and experience of writing to a high technical standard enables him to produce first-class content for clients.
Outside of work, Phil likes to spend time with his pet Lurcher, Red, who is also ginger and skinny.
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Thomas took his first steps towards a career in PR by studying Music Journalism and Broadcasting at Staffordshire University.
With a passion for writing and a fascination with video, it seemed like a perfect fit.
While studying he briefly worked as a PR Officer for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, which sparked a love affair with the world of PR.
Thomas is a new music lover, media fanatic and registered technophile. But his true love, above all else, is koalas.
Fresh out of University, Tom graduated with a BA in Graphic Design from Staffordshire University and a Creative Conscience Award. Having specialised in branding with UX/UI and animation experience, he is eager to establish himself as a creative force to be reckoned with here at Stone Junction.
As a junior graphic designer, you can bet Tom will bring an exciting angle to projects — but he'll be sat upright, don't worry.
In his spare time, you will find Tom trying to add to his trainer collection (Nearly 20 pairs at the time of writing) and making excuses for Stoke City FC’s most recent poor result.
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Zafar is a chartered member of the CIPR and joined Stone Junction in 2013. He specialises in longform content such as books, whitepapers and case studies in areas including advanced manufacturing, clean technology and smart devices.
With a BSc in information technology and an MBA in international business, Zafar wants to change the way people think about tech.
Amy’s background is in marketing, content creation and events for a national business awards programme. She knows how a great PR campaign can transform a business and is transferring her skills into technical PR at Stone Junction.
Graduating with first-class honours in English Literature from Durham University, Amy is passionate about the written word – whether in a 140-character tweet or the 140,000-word The Iliad.
Amy has never yet found a craft she didn’t like, though the feeling may not always be mutual. When she’s not at work she can be found convincing her nearest and dearest to give a home to whatever wonky woollens, burnt biscuits or skew-whiff sewing projects she’s created.
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After obtaining a degree in business management at the University of Leicester, Andy bagged himself a couple of digital marketing roles based in the Netherlands. With a specialism in SEO and a love for being creative, Andy is keen to put his stamp on the Stone Junction brand.
Outside of work, Andy is a simple man. He likes hip-hop music, dogs and Everton FC.
His true hobby is music production and audio engineering — an art he taught himself a few years ago, which has enabled him to work with aspiring artists in his spare time!
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Hannah’s interest in scientific communications began during her master’s degree in biology at the University of York. Her love of all things science, combined with a passion for writing, led her to pursue a career in PR.
Hannah’s degree took her on research trips around the world, visiting Lisbon and Tanzania. She fell in love with travelling, aiming to see as much of the world as possible.
Outside of work you’ll find Hannah exploring nature, on the netball court, or curled up with a good book.
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Becky is from a scientific background, holding a first-class honours degree in biological science and a master's degree in molecular biology from Staffordshire University. Her favourite area of science is environmental microbiology, and she has spent time in the Netherlands at their ecology institute conducting research on microbial interactions in freshwater systems.
After working as a molecular biologist in Jersey and London, Becky decided to use her passion for science and writing to pursue and internship at Stone Junction in 2021. She liked it so much she decided to stick around!
In her spare time, you can pretty much guarantee that she will be lifting weights at the gym. On the off chance that she isn't there, she will either be playing video games, reading or exploring outdoors!
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Chloe joined Stone Junction while studying for her MSc in Public Affairs, intrigued to take a step into the world of PR. Her fascination with current affairs makes her a great point of contact if you want to know what's going on around the world.
At university, Chloe specialised in political communication and during her Bachelor's degree spent a semester studying at McGill University in Canada. Ever since, she's been dreaming of going back to visit.
When she's not writing press releases, Chloe enjoys spending way to many hours on The Sims, deleting pool ladders and smashing motherlode!
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Erin’s interest in research and technical writing began when she started her degree in Human Biology at Keele University. With a minor in English Literature too, the world of PR has allowed her to put her knowledge and creativity to good use in creating content for a plethora of clients.
In her spare time, you probably won’t find her easily… She’ll be rowing a boat, running up a steep incline or crying over the dumbbells in the gym.
One day, despite being a mere five foot five inches, she absolutely, 100 per cent WILL row at the Olympics (I mean, she definitely won’t but a girl can dream).
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Languages lover Georgia joins Stone Junction having achieved a first-class degree from Bristol University in Spanish and Russian (with a hint of Catalan!). During this time, she completed a four-month stint in both Barcelona and Saint Petersburg, where she put this knowledge into practice.
She hopes to use her passion for languages and cultures to boost the company’s international PR offerings.
Outside of work, it comes as no surprise that she loves travelling. In fact, scratching off her whole Scratch Map is her main goal in life. Aside from globetrotting, she loves spending time with family and friends, chatting over a black Americano (or five!) or a vodka, lime and soda (or six!).
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Holly’s curiosity for PR began during her summer placement at Stone Junction as an undergraduate. Now that she has graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Bachelor of Arts in English, she’s back to continue her PR career.
Her love of writing, reading and researching was the main driving force behind her move to technical PR.
If her nose is not deep in a romantic Victorian novel, you’ll find her playing the french horn, cooking or sewing — the epitome of a granny in a 20-something’s body.
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Matt’s PR career began after he hosted the ‘Future Journalist Awards 2019’ and became involved in its corresponding PR campaign. Having caught the ‘PR bug’ he joined the media & communications team at Stoke City Football Club and later worked as a broadcasting and sport reporting journalist at BBC Radio Stoke.
Now, Matt works on both UK and international award-winning campaigns at Stone Junction, which includes organisations such as TM Robotics and the Graphene Flagship.
Away from work, Matt doesn’t mind the occasional spiced rum and coke, is a huge West Bromwich Albion supporter and would probably cry if someone made him eat cheese — he only likes the grated kind!
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Georgiana’s interest in international communication and writing began when she started simultaneous degrees in Politics & International Studies and Security Studies at Warwick University and Universitatea din Oradea respectively. With her command of two languages, Stone Junction has allowed her to put her range of skills to the test, joining our entirely international team!
When she isn’t in the office, you’ll probably find her back in Romania, running her own mini-zoo — complete with three dogs, two cats, plenty of rabbits and a pond with a fish. Oh! And a turtle.
She can also sing ‘Je ne regrette rein’ word perfect. So challenge her to a karaoke battle if you dare.
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Stacie joined Stone Junction in 2021 after graduating from Staffordshire University with a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing.
Along with her love for writing, Stacie’s super speedy skills make her great for completing a high volume of tasks.
Outside of work, Stacie loves to sew, roller skate and blissfully ignore her shopping addiction.
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