Melissa Canham

Marketing Assistant

Melissa has joined The Bridge having just graduated from the University of York with a BA (Hons) in English Literature.

As a student Melissa undertook an IEUK internship, alongside being a Student Brand Manager and getting involved with Bright Network, which sparked her interest in Marketing.

Melissa has joined the team as a Marketing Assistant and will support the Marketing Managers in carrying out various strategies and tasks.  Melissa will help to implement our clients marketing strategy, write draft press releases, update client websites and social media pages, plan events and provide administrative support to the team.

Hana Dickinson

Hana Dickinson

Founder and MD

Hana Dickinson started her career in The City, gaining valuable business and marketing experience before setting up The Bridge in 2011.

Hana is a hard-worker with a great sense of humour and a practical, honest approach (and possibly a little less tact than would be ideal).

Hana looks after the strategy for all our clients, as a sound strategist, she has introduced and rolled out commercially savvy marketing plans for numerous businesses across a multitude of sectors. She has a spooky skill for spotting opportunities and helping our clients to build valuable business connections.

Don’t be fooled by the humorous, informal demeanour and overt love of beer – she cuts through the noise to help our clients to stay focused and communicate effectively with their target markets to achieve their business objectives.

Tel: 01394 802053

Hayley Shave

Hayley Shave

Director

Hayley has gained a wealth of experience and skills across numerous sectors including telecoms, transport & logistics, education and has run a very successful charity.   Completing a BA Hons Degree in Business & Marketing, while being a busy working mum is one of Hayley’s greatest achievements.

Hayley is a favourite with our clients (and our team). She is responsible, unflappable and diligent, with excellent communication skills and attention to detail. She is a champion plate-spinner and has a wicked sense of humour lurking beneath her kind and gentle manner.

Hayley is one of the most friendly, efficient and adaptable people in the market. If you work with us just to work with Hayley, you won’t regret it.

Tel: 01394 802053

Valerie Barton

Marketing and Media Manager

Valerie has developed a plethora of social media and digital marketing expertise since graduating with a degree in Media and Communications in 2014. Her skills and experience lie in relationship building, social media promotion and design. She’s worked across various sectors including care, logistics, business services, advertising and entertainment. Val makes sure our clients are well looked after, and are making use of the different marketing channels to build their brand and reach their target markets. She’s very creative and shows a real passion when it comes to print and digital design, the creation of digital content and keeping up to date with trends and developments in the digital landscape.

Tel: 01394 802053

Liz Baalham

Account Manager

Liz left university with a Degree in Communications and Media and dreams of a sporty themed PR and Marketing role. Via an agency in Colchester, a role with National Governing Bodies of Sport in London and a local football team she had very much ‘lived the dream’ within a few years of graduating. The last decade has been spent broadening her life and work experience, moving into events management, business development and running her own companies. Liz brings a whole range of industry experience to The Bridge Team. She is creative, resourceful and loves a project!

Tel: 01394 802053

Jema Preston

Jema Preston

Office Manager

Jema joined the team in autumn 2019, bringing with her a wealth of experience from a number of industries. Having been a senior manager in the care industry for many years, Jema is outrageously organised, with a keen sense of responsibility and a positive attitude. She keeps the place running, maintains excellent relations with our suppliers, keeps the team sane in busy periods, and ensures that everyone has the support and equipment they need to do their jobs so we can give our clients the best possible service.

Tel: 01394 802053