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About BrandPointZero

We’re the first to admit that the BrandPointZero name might be new to you but, between us, we’ve racked up some pretty impressive experience.

We’re a fabulous collective of old and new, quite literally. We’ve worked on some fantastic projects, from developing employer brand and communications strategies to helping organisations to attract and retain the very best talent… and collected our fair share* of industry awards too. You might even have met a few of us along the way. If you’ve yet to have that *ahem* pleasure, here’s a bit more about us and also some of our trusted partners.

*A quite generous fair share if we’re honest.

Meet the team

Ben Everett

Ben Everett

As Video & Motion Designer, it’s my job to bring the plans of the creative team to life. I’m either out with cameras capturing content, or in the office animating and editing.

My career has varied from automotive photography, travel adverts, cookery shows, short documentaries, and everything in-between. I love the challenge of solving a creative problem, especially when on a shoot.

After working in social media, I was keen to get back to content that was more focused on human stories at work. Now at the PZ Group, I’ve been able to return to my creative roots – putting a brand’s identity into motion.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my daughter. She’s just got her first skateboard so I’m teaching her how to skate. Other than that, I’m a bit of a nerd so any nerdy hobby you can think of I’ve probably dabbled in it.

 

Joe Hoppard

Joe Hoppard

As Strategy and Planning Director, I help understand and simplify our clients’ problems. Then I use theory and imagination to inspire our teams towards the most effective solutions.

I worked in big consumer marketing agencies for about 12 years before finding my way into employer brand and employee engagement in 2021.

I’ve done all sorts in my career, from leading strategy on big commercial accounts like Virgin Media, through to solving complex employee engagement problems for brands like NatWest Group.

Now I’m happy to be a part of PointZero Group – It’s the most exciting place to be in our industry right now!

I have two beautiful kids (The Hoppettes) and an amazing wife. We love to splash around in the muddy hills near where we live in south Wales. And I am a very enthusiastic* guitarist.

(*Not very good)

Yazz Williams

Yazz Williams

Hi, I’m Yazz. It’s my job to take designs created by the senior creative team and prepare them for production.

It’s incredibly varied and can involve anything from fleshing out concepts to making simple corrections to colour, text or layout.

I’ve had a varied career so far, from working on tool packaging to editorial for women’s magazines and artworking for a UK branded clothing company. I wanted to challenge myself to develop further, but most importantly to find somewhere I belong. The team here are amazing and I can’t wait to see how I evolve in my role.

When I’m not an artworking Jedi, I really enjoy going to the cinema. I do like getting cozy and watching films at home, but no film is as good on the small screen.

Freya Gibson

Freya Gibson

Hi, I’m Freya. I’m here to make sure our clients have everything they need.

After my creative writing degree, I worked at a marketing agency in Norwich. But I got itchy feet and wanted a new challenge. I felt like working in a smaller team would let me apply my creativity in a more collaborative way. Moving to Bristol and joining the PointZero group seemed like a great fit. Now I know I can really make a difference.

When I’m not making sure projects at work run smoothly, I love arts and crafts, exploring new places (often through the medium of pub crawls or live music) and cooking for my friends.

Andy Bamford

Andy Bamford

I hate writing bios. I started an employer marketing agency in Bristol, many years ago, with the help of a few friends. Over the years we got a bit better at what we did until we woke up one morning and we were the largest independently owned agency in our sector. We sold that business in 2015, and I stayed on as Chief Executive for 3 years – before leaving to put my feet up. That didn’t last long, as I was getting a bit bored and I was really excited by the prospect of working again.

I’ve got quite a few grey hairs, lots of stories and a view on where our market’s going, which I’d be more than happy to share over lunch, dinner or just a chat. Whatever takes your fancy.

Sandy Vossos

Sandy Vossos

Having worked in brand, marketing and communications agencies in Bristol and London for over 25 years (I don’t look that old, you say? Why, thank you)…I’ve been lucky enough to get close to some great brands and forward-thinking organisations. Ones who are on transformational journeys, like AXA (globally) and Inspired Villages (a little closer to home). Right now, I’m excited by what the future holds. The world of work is changing dramatically, and I’m really looking forward to being part of it.

Adam Lane

Adam Lane

I’ve been working in marketing and communications for over ten years. It all started because of a hole in one…isn’t it strange how these things come about? Since then I’ve worked with clients across a variety of sectors. I’ve been lucky enough to work with AXA to reposition them as an employer in the UK and more recently, I’ve worked with some fantastic people at LV= to creatively articulate their employer brand. Working with passionate people on interesting and challenging briefs is what drives me. That, good coffee and the odd glass of wine (not together, obvs).

Ben Keylock

Ben Keylock

My passions lie in storytelling and big ideas that really deliver on any brief. Over the past 17 years I’ve had the pleasure of solving creative problems for some of the biggest B2B and B2C brands around the world including Nationwide Building Society, Bosch, Vodafone, Coca-Cola, P&G, KPMG, Mitsubishi and Sophos to name but a few, winning a few awards along the way.

As Creative Director at BPZ I am responsible for leading and overseeing all brand and campaign activity from a creative and strategic viewpoint. From brief, conception, through to completion I strive for the most impactful, cohesive and engaging outputs for companies and organisations around UK and beyond.

A bit about me: I’ve sent a working lightbulb in the post and named a street in Bristol. I’ve worked with some of the best, and some of the worst and learnt just as much from both. If I hadn’t come into the world of brand & advertising, I think I would have been a woodman or a fisherman and more than once I have been used in photo and video shoots as a last minute model.

Oli Trotter

Oli Trotter

Understanding what makes us tick is the bit of the job I love. Throughout my ten-year career I’ve worked closely with clients across iconic brands and multiple sectors including The Scottish Government, FMCG and financial services to get under the skin of the brief and develop bold ideas that work.

Whether it’s serving cocktails made from waste ingredients to the world’s top bartenders, chaperoning Sir Alex Ferguson on a film shoot or devising the customer experience for Manhattan’s first bourbon distillery, it’s been an adventure not short of variety or challenge. Just as well, as I am up for both.

Charlotte Josling

Charlotte Josling

Hello, I’m Charlotte – Chief Office Brownie Maker and Client Partner here at BrandPointZero. I started my career riding rollercoasters. And what a (metaphorical) rollercoaster it’s been. Ten years on, I’ve delivered projects (and results) for big brands such as LEGOLAND, Shell, Virgin Media and Hyundai.

It all starts with a good brief and a good spreadsheet. If you’ve not got a brief but do have a goal, that’s okay too  – we’ll get through it together.

Jack Cruwys-Finnigan

Jack Cruwys-Finnigan

Hi, I’m Jack – a graphic designer and Associate Creative Director. Over the years I have discovered a love for the more conceptual side of design and relish working in ‘campaign world’. I’ve previously worked with clients such as Lloyds Banking Group, Castrol, UWE Bristol and S&P Global Platts. We spend about a third of our lives at work, so anything I can do to make that a better place for people is a win for me.

Outside of work, I spend a lot (like a-lot) of time on my bike, a hobby I couldn’t live without. If I’m not cycling, chances are I’m persevering with some DIY as my partner and I are currently renovating our second project house. I love a challenge.

Kimone Telfer

Kimone Telfer

Having worked as an account handler for the past few years, most would regard me as a safe pair of hands, always prepared with a strategy or solution. With tons of experience within digital marketing and internal communications, I’m passionate about understanding my clients requirements, delivering projects on time, in budget and to spec whilst exceeding expectations. When I’m not spinning plates running projects you can find me at the gym in a high intensity circuit class or on some shoulders at a music festival!

Kate Lenton

Kate Lenton

My role as Development Partner is to co-drive BPZ’s growth and evolution, ensuring we make a genuine difference to the lives of our team, our clients and their people.

The journey here has been a pretty-varied one – I started out as a Corporate Comms designer, before moving into digital and starting my own digital agency, which I ran for a decade. In more recent years I have been at the helm of a multi-award-winning brand expression agency as Managing Partner, creating the right conditions for people to grow (and creative magic to happen), and strategically leading global digital projects for some of the world’s biggest brands.

I’m also actively involved in the creative industries and passionate about helping young people to access the right opportunities and find their stride in the world… although admittedly some days I can’t even help my two ‘young people’ find their shoes : )

Sophie Evans

Sophie Evans

I’m an experienced Client Manager who’s spent the last couple of years in the world of student marketing and I’m a dab hand at delivering brand ambassador programmes. If you need a marketing campaign to be planned, launched and managed brilliantly, I’m your girl. In my spare time I enjoy trying new things. So much so, that during my time at university, I jumped into things I thought were fun, regardless of whether I could actually do them or not (partly how I became social sec of the Wakeboard society without ever stepping foot on a board… but that’s a story for another time).

Angie Holden

Angie Holden

Angie has been making the numbers add up for businesses large and small for most of her career. She’s here to keep us all on the straight and narrow. She’ll look after everything to do with finance, including making sure we get paid…and that we pay others on time too.

When she’s not tapping away on her calculator, she’s a mum of four, who all keep her on her toes and she manages her very own big house in the country…it’s a Blur song reference for those of you younger than 30.

Vicky Sands

Vicky Sands

Hi, I’m Vicky – as office manager here at BrandPointZero, I keep the behind-the-scenes bits running smoothly. I’ve got heaps of experience and really enjoy the variety of my job, whether I’m tallying spreadsheets or helping to create a great environment for the team to do their stuff.

I love learning languages, walking and swimming, and head to a West Country beach as often as I can!

James Sharpe

James Sharpe

Hi, I’m James. I’ve been immersed in the Employer Brand sector for more than five years, drawing from my previous expertise in branding and editorial design. After studying Graphic Design at the University of the West of England, I joined the Point Zero group with a deep passion for conceptual design and typography. I’ve been recognised by the International Style of Typographic Design, maintaining my membership for more than seven years.

Throughout my career, I’ve taken on the role of creative lead for various clients, winning awards for projects for the National Trust, AXA, and Specsavers. As a Senior Designer, I’m involved in all aspects of our creative output, and I’m the go-to person for anything film-related. In my spare time I’m an avid cyclist and cat-lover.

PZ and the ASMR experience nobody asked for 😅 PZ and the ASMR experience nobody asked for 😅

Happy Friday peeps ✨

#agencylife #officelife #bristolagency #employerbrand #ASMR #expectationvsreality

PZ and the ASMR experience nobody asked for 😅

Happy Friday peeps ✨

#agencylife #officelife #bristolagency #employerbrand #ASMR #expectationvsreality
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It should be no surprise that we take our monthly It should be no surprise that we take our monthly socials at PZ very seriously, and last month our fav, Jack threw us our very own ‘pub quiz’. We laughed, ARGUED but most importantly had so much fun 🙌🏾 

Thanks to @jackcruwys for being the ultimate quizmaster. Same time next year 😉😂

#bristolagency #agencyculture #employerbrandagency

It should be no surprise that we take our monthly socials at PZ very seriously, and last month our fav, Jack threw us our very own ‘pub quiz’. We laughed, ARGUED but most importantly had so much fun 🙌🏾

Thanks to @jackcruwys for being the ultimate quizmaster. Same time next year 😉😂

#bristolagency #agencyculture #employerbrandagency
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We’re an agency…of course we had to jump on th We’re an agency…of course we had to jump on this trend, it’s a part of the culture after all 😂

Happy Friday folks 🤙🏾
 
#bristolagency #agencyculture #employerbrand #employerbrandagency

We’re an agency…of course we had to jump on this trend, it’s a part of the culture after all 😂

Happy Friday folks 🤙🏾

#bristolagency #agencyculture #employerbrand #employerbrandagency
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When your colleagues go on a client visit to Orlan When your colleagues go on a client visit to Orlando and this was the ‘epic’ video footage they brought back – spoiler alert: it’s not very impressive. Shout out to our PM for editing it together though 🤘🏾

When your colleagues go on a client visit to Orlando and this was the ‘epic’ video footage they brought back – spoiler alert: it’s not very impressive. Shout out to our PM for editing it together though 🤘🏾 ...

Another shiny new starter post 🌟 With tons of Another shiny new starter post 🌟

With tons of experience in brand, content and comms strategy, Joe has just joined us as our Strategy and Planning Director. He’s spent the last two years working on all sorts of culture, employee engagement and EVP development and activations projects. We’re super-excited about the knowledge and skills he’ll bring to the PZ team! 

Welcome to the team, Joe! 

#bristolagency #agencylife #newstarter #employerbrand

Another shiny new starter post 🌟

With tons of experience in brand, content and comms strategy, Joe has just joined us as our Strategy and Planning Director. He’s spent the last two years working on all sorts of culture, employee engagement and EVP development and activations projects. We’re super-excited about the knowledge and skills he’ll bring to the PZ team!

Welcome to the team, Joe!

#bristolagency #agencylife #newstarter #employerbrand
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Following on from the exciting announcement of our Following on from the exciting announcement of our merger with @thatlittleinstagency, we sat down for a chat with our newest colleague to the PointZeroGroup, Mark Beavan… 

#bristolagency #agencylife #agencymerger

Following on from the exciting announcement of our merger with @thatlittleinstagency, we sat down for a chat with our newest colleague to the PointZeroGroup, Mark Beavan…

#bristolagency #agencylife #agencymerger
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Last night was a very special one for us at PointZ Last night was a very special one for us at PointZero Group as we came together to celebrate the end of another great year. Don’t we all scrub up well? Thank you so much to all of our lovely clients and friends who have supported us along the way. We wish you all happy holidays, and are excited to see what 2024 brings 🥳🎄

Last night was a very special one for us at PointZero Group as we came together to celebrate the end of another great year. Don’t we all scrub up well? Thank you so much to all of our lovely clients and friends who have supported us along the way. We wish you all happy holidays, and are excited to see what 2024 brings 🥳🎄 ...

After three months of action-packed paternity leav After three months of action-packed paternity leave, our Associate Creative Director @jackcruwys is back in the thick of it with us. Older, wiser (a smidgen greyer?)

Welcome back, Jack – we missed ya! 

#agencylife  #bristolagency #employerbranding #paternityleave

After three months of action-packed paternity leave, our Associate Creative Director @jackcruwys is back in the thick of it with us. Older, wiser (a smidgen greyer?)

Welcome back, Jack – we missed ya!

#agencylife #bristolagency #employerbranding #paternityleave
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Last night celebrated the 7th year of the Social M Last night celebrated the 7th year of the Social Mobility Awards, recognising the significant contribution of individuals and corporations in advancing the cause of social mobility. Hugely proud to have our own @bamf.zero on the judging panel.

A really inspiring evening where we heard from young people helped by @making_the_leap. Entertained by the London Community Gospel Choir.

The lasting memory of the evening were words by its founder Tunde Banjoko OBE, “Whatever you’re doing, as an individual, a start-up or multi-national, then well done, but do more. Everyone can do more.”

Powerful stuff.

#SOMO2023 #socialmobility

Last night celebrated the 7th year of the Social Mobility Awards, recognising the significant contribution of individuals and corporations in advancing the cause of social mobility. Hugely proud to have our own @bamf.zero on the judging panel.

A really inspiring evening where we heard from young people helped by @making_the_leap. Entertained by the London Community Gospel Choir.

The lasting memory of the evening were words by its founder Tunde Banjoko OBE, “Whatever you’re doing, as an individual, a start-up or multi-national, then well done, but do more. Everyone can do more.”

Powerful stuff.

#SOMO2023 #socialmobility
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Hey Guys, We’re looking for an experienced Film Hey Guys,

We’re looking for an experienced Film & Motion Designer to join our team – you’ll have creative ownership across a range of film and motion projects and a varied mix of clients across PointZero. If you think you’d be a great fit or know someone that is, please holla! 

To apply, see link in bio 👆🏾

Hey Guys,

We’re looking for an experienced Film & Motion Designer to join our team – you’ll have creative ownership across a range of film and motion projects and a varied mix of clients across PointZero. If you think you’d be a great fit or know someone that is, please holla!

To apply, see link in bio 👆🏾
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🎉 Welcome back, Charlotte! 🎉 It's great to 🎉 Welcome back, Charlotte! 🎉

It's great to have our Client Partner, Charlotte, back with us again following her maternity leave. We've missed you! ✨🤗

#welcomeback #maternityleave

🎉 Welcome back, Charlotte! 🎉

It's great to have our Client Partner, Charlotte, back with us again following her maternity leave. We've missed you! ✨🤗

#welcomeback #maternityleave
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Flashback to this time last week when our very own Flashback to this time last week when our very own Heidi Stephens and Amy-Lou from iQ Student Accommodation presented at #FirmDay #Bristol

Lovely people, inspiring content and a shed-load of sweets to fuel conversation. Does it get any better? 😆 

Thank you to the Firm for organising such a great event! 🙌

Flashback to this time last week when our very own Heidi Stephens and Amy-Lou from iQ Student Accommodation presented at #FirmDay #Bristol

Lovely people, inspiring content and a shed-load of sweets to fuel conversation. Does it get any better? 😆

Thank you to the Firm for organising such a great event! 🙌
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