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Creative Team

Karen Ainley

Karen Ainley

Chief Executive

Karen has an MSc in Digital Marketing Communications and a BA (Hons) in Publishing & Computer Studies. She also holds the Google Analytics Individual Qualification certification. Karen is an expert at devising integrated PR, marketing and crisis strategies. A former newspaper reporter, BBC radio newsreader, BBC Look East TV presenter and reporter, Karen works closely with clients on a strategic level and regularly delivers media training. She also teaches the digital module of CIM's professional marketing qualifications.

Kevin Bentley

Kevin Bentley

Chairman

A radio and TV pro, Kevin spent 20 years working for the BBC - the latter half as a reporter and producer with BBC Look East and the East at Westminster. He has also worked for numerous local radio stations, including BBC Essex, along with Radios 1, 2 and 4. Kevin is a co-founder of Mosaic and is an experienced media trainer, presenter, voice-over artist and after-dinner speaker. He is the Deputy Leader of Essex County Council, a Colchester Borough Councillor and former National President of Round Table. Kevin likes to relax with a spot of Masterchef-style cooking.

Gemma Rawlinson

Gemma Rawlinson

Operations Director

Gemma oversees sales and marketing at Mosaic and keeps all of the cogs turning! A member of the board of management, she was runner-up for CIPR Young Communicator of the Year and has recently achieved a CIM Professional Marketing Diploma. Gemma loves strategy and was the brains behind a three year social media campaign for the NHS which won a CIPR Gold Award for 'Best Use of Social Media'. Gemma is also a trained yoga teacher and puts this to good use in the office - promoting staff wellbeing. Her claim to fame is roller skating in a music video!

Rachel Hillier

Rachel Hillier

Head of Finance & Personnel

Rachel looks after Mosaic's finances and HR. A member of the board of management, she hails from a city background - previously working in a global insurance company. Her Higher Diploma in Administrative & Secretarial Procedures means she is extremely organised and precise. Rach is the longest serving Mozzer and has been with us for 15 years!

Pal Gleed

Pal Gleed

Digital Account Manager

Pal has a degree in Business Studies (majoring in Marketing) and over 15 years hands-on digital marketing experience. He previously managed e-commerce activities at leading ferry operator DFDS Seaways before working with Cunard, Fred Olsen, Royal Caribbean and a number of other major cruise lines on digital promotions. Pal assists clients with their websites, SEO, copy writing and online troubleshooting to ensure websites perform to their fullest. Outside of work Pal likes eating out (the spicier the better!) live music, playing 5-a-side football, doing a bit of DIY and spending time in his family and pups Mylo (King Charles spaniel) & Felix (Pug)

Darius G Laws

Darius G Laws

Video Producer

Darius is an award-winning Broadcast Producer and has produced, directed, scripted and shot a diverse range of content, from social media videos to traditional broadcast news, above/below-the-line brand funded video, live studio & location-based content. He has worked with leading consumer brands, FTSE100 corporates, NGOs, government departments, local authorities & the third sector.

Lindsay Palmer

Lindsay Palmer

Graphic Designer

With a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design, Lindsay began her career in London producing striking designs in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals sector, before then working as a Graphic Designer in the fashion industry. Lindsay is one of Mosaic’s in-house designers, producing creative content for print, web and video. One day she would like to explore South East Asia.

Kate Bloom

Kate Bloom

PR & Digital Account Executive

Kate has returned to Colchester after graduating from Bournemouth University with a BA (Hons) degree in Communication and Media Studies. As a PR & Digital Account Executive, her day to day tasks vary from copywriting and creating training courses, to website project management and SEO. Outside of work, Kate loves to travel and one day, hopes to explore India & Japan.

Chris Douglas

Chris Douglas

Graphic and Web Designer

Chris' passion for design, gained from a traditional design background, means our creative solutions will always challenge and surpass your expectations. Chris studied design for four years and has worked for a number of creative agencies. He is a keen cyclist and British Cycling level 2 coach, developing Olympic stars of the future.

Jenny Grinter

Jenny Grinter

PR & Digital Account Manager

Jenny has more than 20 years’ experience in senior PR and comms roles in higher education and with the police. She started out as a journalist on newspaper titles in Essex, and loves meeting people and writing their story. She has expertise in PR strategy and campaign development, crisis management, media training, internal communications and publications. Outside work she plays cricket for Colchester.

Alex Ainley

Alex Ainley

Digital Account Executive

Alex is currently studying for a Level 3 electrical engineering BTEC and in his free days helps out the Mosaic team. In his role as Digital Account Executive he gets actively involved with client website and video projects. Alex has a keen interest in music and hiking, is obsessed with Dr Martens, and would love to travel and see as much of the world as possible.

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