Team

Greener Journeys employs MHP Communications to advise and deliver the campaign.

Ian Kirby – Head of Communications

Ian has worked with Greener Journeys since they started working with MHP in late 2012. A particular highlight for Ian is the high streets campaign of December 2014 and the Bus for Jobs campaign from January 2013. Prior to joining MHP he worked in the Westminster Lobby for over 15 years, and spent 13 of those years as Political Editor of the News of the World. During that time he interviewed four Prime Ministers, carrying out the first joint interview with Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and later David Cameron’s first interviews as Conservative leader and then Prime Minister. He has questioned Barack Obama, reported from war zones across the world and won awards for his campaigning journalism. He has a unique grasp of British and international politics, and of the mechanics and priorities of the media today. He has frequently appeared on the Today programme, Newsnight, Sky and BBC television news and 5 Live.

Nicole Martin – Project and Media Director

Nicole joined the Greener Journeys team in January 2016. In addition to project management of the team, she is responsible for driving strategic media and social campaigns. As a former journalist at the Daily Telegraph, where she spent 10 years covering general news, health and media, Nicole has a deep understanding of what makes a good story, and uses this insight in her day-to-day dealings with transport writers across print, online, radio and television. Nicole has worked at MHP for six years year, advising a wide range of clients on their media strategies. She is also part of MHP’s media training team where she advises clients on how to communicate their messages during media interviews.

Nick Collins – Media Relations Manager

Nick recently joined MHP and the Greener Journeys team in 2015 after seven years in the national press, primarily as Science Correspondent and Transport Correspondent at the Daily and Sunday Telegraph. He also brings an inherent understanding of what makes a news story, having worked as a newsdesk editor at the Telegraph, the Independent and i newspapers. Nick uses his specialist reporting background across the science, health, environment and transport sectors, as well as his innate understanding of how news companies operate in the digital age, to help maximise clients’ positive media coverage and inform future PR strategies.

Joseph Reed – Implementation Officer

Joseph has worked with Greener Journeys since Autumn 2014. He carries out the day-to-day implementation of activity, facilitating engagement with both political and media audiences. Joseph joined MHP as an Account Executive, having completed an internship within the Corporate Affairs team. Prior to this, he interned in the marketing and communications function at Barclays where he contributed to a variety of marketing campaigns, writing copy for client stories and for thought leadership pieces. Joseph graduated in 2014 with a degree in Politics and Economics from the University of Nottingham.

Ciaran Grant – Public Relations Support Officer

Ciaran recently joined the Greener Journeys team in 2017. His main role surrounds the everyday management of tasks. A core element of the job involves the in-depth research of policy, social media activation, alongside the preparation of media stories - both national and regional. Before joining the team, Ciaran studied History at the University of Nottingham, subsequently completing an MPhil at the University of Cambridge. During his time at university, Ciaran was heavily involved in student radio, acting as a co-host of a current affairs programme and assisting with the stations promotion and marketing.