Black Vanilla has a core team of media, PR and event experts who work with an extended family of talented marketing professionals who bring their own expertise to our campaigns. Together we’re better.
Founder & Director
Expertise: Jade is responsible for leading the team and running the business on a day-to-day basis as well as developing new growth opportunities for Black Vanilla. The company has continued to successfully grow and develop thanks to her passion and determination.
Background: After five years within the media industry, Jade saw a niche in the market and launched Black Vanilla with a substantial founding client. The importance and trust they continue to place in her abilities is indicative of the values she delivers to all of Black Vanilla’s clients.
Why we love Jade: Jade is always striving for the best to ensure that her clients are consistently provided with a high level of service. Everyone who knows Jade appreciates her kind, meticulous and considerate nature along with her intelligence and undeniable ability to inspire the Black Vanilla team.
Outside of work: When Jade isn’t in the office she spends time with her son Roan, enjoys long walks or catching up with friends over a cheeky cocktail!
Favourite film: Either Gladiator or the Lord of the Rings films.
Favourite holiday destination: Maldives – heaven on Earth!
Expertise: Nichole works alongside Jade to manage the business and she leads the public relations and copywriting team. She has worked in the public relations industry for over 25 years and combines strategic communications planning skills with “front line” media relations experience. Nichole will also work alongside your senior management team to deliver stakeholder mapping, crisis management, internal communications and social media transformation projects.
Nichole is on the local committees of the Institute of Directors and the CIPR. She is a Chartered CIPR practitioner, the highest accreditation in professional public relations practice and is also a trained copywriter. She writes website content, marketing materials, advertising copy and editorial features.
Background: Nichole has experience in many different industry sectors in London and Sydney, including healthcare, finance, publishing and FMCG. As well as working in-house and in one of the UK’s largest agencies she set up and ran her own boutique PR company in London.
Why we love Nichole: Nichole brings energy, experience and communications acumen to Black Vanilla’s integrated marketing campaigns. She is social media savvy, a demon copywriter, cuts through problems and is highly strategic in her thinking.
Outside of work: At the weekends you will find her spending time on the hockey pitch with her two sons, sea swimming and practising yoga. She also loves to cook and is passionate about health and wellbeing.
Favourite film: Anything with Daniel Craig! Layer Cake, Casino Royale…
Favourite holiday destination: Austria for family skiing holidays, Australia to experience wide-open spaces and Asia for its amazing sensory experiences.
Expertise: Becky is a fully qualified accountant and a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians. She also works for a local corporate services provider, managing a small team covering a wide range of companies and trusts.
Background: Becky’s background in commercial and corporate accountancy means she is well placed to crunch the numbers at Black Vanilla. She met Jade back in 2001 and has been a key part of the team since Black Vanilla opened its doors.
Why we love Becky: Becky works both efficiently and effectively, ensuring that all money-related matters are smoothly managed. Her friendly and bubbly attitude is loved by clients and colleagues alike, making her a real pleasure to work with.
Outside of work: You will find Becky spending time with her family and friends or enjoying a long walk on the beach. She is also the proud owner of a beautiful horse and three adorable cats.
Favourite film: Save the Last Dance.
Favourite holiday destination: Antigua during a Caribbean cruise.