Richard Stone, MCIPR
Stone Junction is managed by Richard Stone, an chartered member of the CIPR whose previous experience includes campaigns for Arup, AIT Plc, CIENA, Parker Hannifin, Schneider Electric, SIG, SKF, Roche and WorldCom.
Seventeen 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.
Zafar JamAti, MCIPR
Senior Account executive
Zafar joined Stone Junction in 2013 and is one of the
company’s key team leaders. He is responsible for managing some of the
agency's clients in sectors including industrial automation, medical
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 technology.
Zafar takes any opportunity to talk tech with those around him, whether they speak English, Urdu or Punjabi.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet him on @StoneJunctionZ
Jessica Phillips, ACIPR
Senior account executive
As well as being a media relations and copywriting expert,
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 a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations 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.
Kirsty Mcmahon, MCIPR
senior account executive
After completing a degree in English Studies at Sheffield
Kirsty spent five years working in Saudi Arabia and Dubai in busy
marketing teams for companies that operate in logistics, medical,
education and construction.
After returning to the UK, Kirsty joined Security Media Publishing as deputy editor before returning to her marketing and PR roots with Stone Junction.
A self-professed crazy cat lady, Kirsty can usually be found watching re-runs of Firefly with a cat or two in her lap.
Laura joined the world of work in 2012 and spent several years
print media and marketing before making the move into public relations
in June 2016.
During her PR career, Laura has worked on several award winning campaigns and increased the amount of press coverage on one of her accounts by 96 percent – in just twelve months.
When she’s not generating media coverage, Laura can be found relaxing with friends in her local, watching the world go by.
Thomas Roden, MCIPR
Senior account executive
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.
Leah studied Natural Sciences at the University of Birmingham, specialising in microbiology and infectious disease.
During her time there she completed laboratory research project on drug development.
Leah has always been interested in science, but as a lover of writing she was keen to put her scientific skills to use outside the lab through technical PR.
Leah plays korfball, an unusual Dutch sport
that can only be described as a mixture of basketball and
jennifer barnes, ACIPR
Jennifer studied Modern Languages at Lancaster University and spent a year living and studying in France and Germany.
Her move towards technical PR with
Stone Junction was inspired by a desire to use her language skills to
help brands develop in international markets.
When she’s not speaking French or German, Jennifer enjoys eating out, cooking and spending Sunday afternoons watching Formula 1 races.
Senior account executive
After achieving a first-class degree in Events Management,
Jade spent three years working for a marketing agency in Canada.
Prior to her trip across the Atlantic, she also worked for the PDSA and Harper Adams University.
After returning to home soil, she joined Stone Junction to bolster its events and international PR functions.
her own time, she enjoys walking her beloved dog, Karla, and watching
nearly any sport, particularly baseball and basketball – Go Blue Jays!
Carla Mateus BSc
A former science teacher and SAS programmer, before joining
Stone Junction, Carla worked for a global pharmaceutical company,
analysing clinical trial data of medical
gaining valuable experience in science and technology.
Carla graduated with first class honours in Biological Sciences from Keele University.
Her STEM background helps Carla create engaging content for campaigns dealing with advanced products and materials.
Carla has a twin brother and is half-Portuguese. She visits
Portugal regularly to eat custard tarts.