About

Our team has the perfect balance of marketing minds. Those with years of experience, to maximise your marketing budget, and those with youthful exuberance, for eye-catching and dynamic campaigns – and they are all at your service.

We’ve been around since 1988 and some of our clients today have been with us from those very early days. It shows that we work hard for them and that what we do works for their businesses.

We believe it’s because we think commercially. Marketing should grow your business and sell your services and your products, and that’s something we never lose sight of. We love a creative challenge but are pragmatic in our approach and will make sure you benefit from work that is fit for purpose and for budget.

If you have a marketing department, we work as an extension to it. If you don’t, we’re here instead of it. We’re flexible, friendly and we have a genuine interest in our clients’ businesses that shows in our results.

Efrem Cockett

Managing Director

Raised by French Bulldogs in Castel, Efrem’s unconventional upbringing instilled in him the adventurous spirit that led to him climb Everest barefoot, found Hamilton Brooke and become a test pilot of supersonic aircraft. He runs the whole bloody business, is the most creative thinker for centuries and best designer in the world ever. He has a brain the size of a gas giant, and we are all lucky, indeed, blessed, to be working for him. He also doesn’t take team profiles on websites very seriously.

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June Ozanne

Director, Client Services

A client once said of June, “She knows more about our business than most of the people who work here” which is one of the reasons she heads up our account management team. She also has extensive knowledge of print, production and offline media and can even deal with the dark art of digital. Her ambitions are to teach designers not to reverse small type out of 4 colour, cold-set web and to be a zombie on the Walking Dead, so she’s dyed her hair grey in preparation.

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Chris Le Poidevin

Creative Director

Designer and typographer with over 30 years experience, Chris is a local creative industry ‘heavyweight’ behind some of the Channel Islands’ most memorable, enduring and successful campaigns. A great thinker, accomplished art director and copywriter. Chris is also very fond of pork pies, and is often quoted in ‘British Pork Pie and Sausage Roll’ monthly.

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Ollie McVey

Head of Digital

Ollie specialises in web design and coding. Heading up the digital team, he is the go-to guy for all web-related projects. Outside of the office, Ollie can be found making a variety of wub wub sounds as the electronics player in his band BLAKALASKA, or running around the KG5 pitch playing football and touch rugby.

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Josephine Ferguson

Senior Account Manager & Creative

Josephine is a graduate of Birmingham City University who studied visual communication and graphic design. She originally joined us as an Account Manager but we couldn’t let her creative talents go to waste so now she has a foot in both camps. Jo goes all out when fancy dress is required and though she says she doesn’t LARP, we’re not entirely sure we believe her.

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Martin Henry

Creative

Graduating with an honours degree from Canterbury College of Art, Martin has worked as a designer, full-time within the industry, for over 28 years. When not designing, he can be found disguised as a Barista at a local community café, attempting to control his chickens or an equally stubborn lump of clay in his pottery.

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Bob Waite

Production & IT

Bob has spent his career in the graphic arts and print where he has had many years of agency exposure and also spent five years as a freelance designer, followed by a couple of years in print. He has a wide gambit of experience, including handling a prestigious local jeweller and producing a vibrant local magazine for several years.

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Carolynn Bihet

Accounts & Administration

Carolynn has worked in accounting, finance and administration for over twenty-five years. She brings with her the expertise to manage all of HB’s accounts and office administration. Out of the office she is interested in sumo wrestling and Japanese culture, walking on windy days and relaxing in front of a good old fashioned chick flick.

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Ged Kelly

Consultant

Ged has a wealth of experience with many local, national and international brands and is adept in the creation of integrated campaigns across retail, financial and commercial sectors. He is also the driving force behind the Channel Islands’ most popular food promotion, Tennerfest, which fits perfectly with his love of good food.