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Luxury & Corporate Communications

An expert team, which radiates personality and creativity, working across all luxury verticals to support your business

Mercury Communications. More than just PR, an extension of your business development

A creative, boutique luxury PR agency offering access to senior advisory and consultancy, with expertise across luxury and corporate sectors to elevate your brand. Think of Mercury as a nimble and agile extension of your team to support with all your communications needs.

Mercury is multi-sectoral with diverse experience in luxury, real estate, interior design, hospitality & travel, place-making & country reputation management, retail, F&B, corporate & financial and professional services.

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Why we are the right PR agency for you....

Mercury’s key strength is targeting HNWIs, mass affluent and aspirational audiences across a variety of sectors, from real estate to retail. We consider ourselves an extension of your business development, going beyond the remit of traditional public relations.

We value the art of storytelling, and we identify the themes that resonate with your target demographic and make the most complex narrative understandable and compelling. Every tool we employ and tactic we deploy will have the end goal of supporting your commercial objectives.

Another key focus area is forging strategic partnerships with compatible brands who have like-minded audiences, giving you access to new clientele through events and shared campaigns.

In 2019, our excellence was recognised by PR industry body PRCA (Public Relations and Communications Association); we were shortlisted for ‘Best Newcomer Agency’ in both the National Awards and their South East regional DARE awards.

In 2020, we were finalists for the The PRmoment Awards’ Boutique Agency of the Year.

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Julian Krickl

Commercial & Operations Director
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Nina Eadie

Associate Director
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Helena Hembrow

Account Executive
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Laura Westmacott

Founder & Managing Director
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Harriet Cartwright

Director
Holly Moore

Holly Moore

Account Director
Ella Brown

Ella Brown

Junior Account Executive

A senior consultative team with strong track record

Laura Westmacott

Founder & Managing Director

Laura spent ten years as a news editor for Al Jazeera English, BBC, ABC News, and APTN. She also brings big agency PR experience from both global and boutique agencies in London and Dubai, and was listed in PR Week UK’s 2021 Power Book top 10 agency players in luxury comms. Laura is a luxury specialist, but also boasts corporate communications experience. She advocates a broader approach to public relations with a forté in partnerships and events, which supports a client’s business development.

Her experience spans all sectors, primarily focused on luxury lifestyle, real estate and design, hospitality and travel including brands such as Ritz-Carlton Residences, Luštica Bay, Belgrade Waterfront with W and St. Regis Residences, Black Tomato, Quintessentially, Riva yachts, the Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, with Hamilton Grand residences.

She has been crowned British Ski Champion and won the title of BJTC Young Journalist of the Year. She is also director for sister company Mercury Yachts, and a brand ambassador for 12 Hay Hill.

Julian Krickl

Commercial & Operations Director

Julian is a Co-Founder of Mercury Communications, his duties encompass Business Development, Partnerships, Finance and Operations. He is also the Founder & Managing Director of sister company Mercury Yachts, who advise clients on yacht charter and purchase. His business experience is most relevant for partnerships and client strategy, he has an innate ability to network in corporate and UHNW circles.

Educated at Harrow School and an Economics & Accounting graduate of the University of Bristol, Julian spent over 10 years working in financial services executive search in the City of London.

His passion for adventure and love of yachting then took him to Dubai where he spent three years as Senior Sales Manager for ART Marine, a pre-eminent marine company in the Middle East, working with renowned brands such as Riva, Pershing, Ferretti, Custom Line, Benetti, Azimut and CRN. 

In his spare time, he is an avid squash and tennis player, as well as a seasoned guitarist. Time-permitting, he jumps at the chance to get in a round of golf, or to get on the ski slopes.

Harriet Cartwright

Director

Harriet has over 12 years’ experience working across luxury lifestyle, travel, design and health & wellness, creating communications strategies for Global campaigns and managing international markets to deliver impactful results.

She previously directed the Meliá Hotels International account, as the Global lead agency, across all six brands and overseeing 10 agencies worldwide. She also has expertise in brand collaborations and events, overseeing international launches with third parties across Europe and the US. Harriet has worked with a range of lifestyle brands including CRN (Ferretti Group), onefinestay, BodyHoliday in St Lucia, Four Seasons, Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts, The Collection (Hotel Particulier Villeroy), Zachys and EPIC Marbella. Her black book of media contacts spans lifestyle, food and drink, travel and design.

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Nina Eadie

Associate Director

For the past eight years, she has worked both in-house and agency side for some of the world’s most prestigious luxury brands. During her four years at a creative advertising agency, Nina headed up PR, overseeing projects for clients such as Automobili Lamborghini, and online art investment platform, Mintus, as well as working as global lead agency for Bentley Motors. She then moved in-house role within the Bentley Communications team, while still based at her London agency, operating remotely for the luxury British car manufacturer. Nina’s work for Bentley spanned across a broad range of projects, including brand partnerships, events, media relations and influencer campaign management.

Prior to this, Nina was part of the in-house Marketing team at British fine jewellery house, Boodles, focusing on PR & social media. Plus, Nina is a committee member of the PRCA’s LGBTQ+ Network.

In her spare time, Nina loves reading and writing, eating and drinking.

Holly Moore

Holly Moore

Account Director

Holly has over eight years’ experience working across luxury lifestyle, travel, fashion, health & wellness, tech and food & beverage working in both global and localised roles across Europe, Americas and APAC. She has managed Global campaigns and worked with international markets to deliver meaningful results. She has expertise in brand collaborations and events.

She previously successfully executed the nationwide launch of a new clothing line with Marks & Spencer, directed a large-scale consumer and media event for Timberland across multiple cities in the UK with a global music artist and launched a new on-board restaurant with cruise liner Royal Caribbean whilst living in Australia.

Her experience of living and working abroad and in the UK in means her media contacts span across the globe within lifestyle, travel, tech, and health & wellness.

Helena Hembrow

Account Executive

Helena graduated from University of Newcastle in 2019 with a degree in Media, Communication and Culture. With a passion for luxury lifestyle, she has worked with some of London’s leading restaurants and drinks brands, including Champagne Lanson, Secret Garden Distillery, Virtue Drinks, The Cadogan Arms, The Ivy Collection’s Scott’s Restaurant, J.Sheekey, Granary Square Brasserie, Ivy Soho Brasserie, Ivy Asia, as well as private member’s clubs Pavilion Knightsbridge, The Windmill Soho and Fitzdares Club.

She also represented Ian Flemings’s GoldenEye Resort in Jamaica and Wilderness Reserve in Suffolk. Outside of her work at Mercury, Helena is an accomplished Production Designer for film. Her latest project won the title of Short Film of The Year 2020.

Ella graduated from the University of Kent in 2021 with a degree in Media Studies. She has previously worked within the VIP events industry assisting at events, including the London Fashion Awards at The Royal Albert Hall, Skate at Somerset House with Moet and numerous London Fashion Weeks'. Her passion lies predominantly within the travel sector and has spent her gap year travelling around the West and East Coast of the USA and inter-railing around Europe.

Helena graduated from University of Newcastle in 2019 with a degree in Media, Communication and Culture. With a passion for luxury lifestyle, she has worked with some of London’s leading restaurants and drinks brands, including Champagne Lanson, Secret Garden Distillery, Virtue Drinks, The Cadogan Arms, The Ivy Collection’s Scott’s Restaurant, J.Sheekey, Granary Square Brasserie, Ivy Soho Brasserie, Ivy Asia, as well as private member’s clubs Pavilion Knightsbridge, The Windmill Soho and Fitzdares Club.

She also represented Ian Flemings’s GoldenEye Resort in Jamaica and Wilderness Reserve in Suffolk. Outside of her work at Mercury, Helena is an accomplished Production Designer for film. Her latest project won the title of Short Film of The Year 2020.

Holly has over eight years’ experience working across luxury lifestyle, travel, fashion, health & wellness, tech and food & beverage working in both global and localised roles across Europe, Americas and APAC. She has managed Global campaigns and worked with international markets to deliver meaningful results. She has expertise in brand collaborations and events.

She previously successfully executed the nationwide launch of a new clothing line with Marks & Spencer, directed a large-scale consumer and media event for Timberland across multiple cities in the UK with a global music artist and launched a new on-board restaurant with cruise liner Royal Caribbean whilst living in Australia.

Her experience of living and working abroad and in the UK in means her media contacts span across the globe within lifestyle, travel, tech, and health & wellness.

For the past eight years, she has worked both in-house and agency side for some of the world’s most prestigious luxury brands. During her four years at a creative advertising agency, Nina headed up PR, overseeing projects for clients such as Automobili Lamborghini, and online art investment platform, Mintus, as well as working as global lead agency for Bentley Motors. She then moved in-house role within the Bentley Communications team, while still based at her London agency, operating remotely for the luxury British car manufacturer. Nina’s work for Bentley spanned across a broad range of projects, including brand partnerships, events, media relations and influencer campaign management.

Prior to this, Nina was part of the in-house Marketing team at British fine jewellery house, Boodles, focusing on PR & social media. Plus, Nina is a committee member of the PRCA’s LGBTQ+ Network.

In her spare time, Nina loves reading and writing, eating and drinking.

Harriet has over 12 years’ experience working across luxury lifestyle, travel, design and health & wellness, creating communications strategies for Global campaigns and managing international markets to deliver impactful results.

She previously directed the Meliá Hotels International account, as the Global lead agency, across all six brands and overseeing 10 agencies worldwide. She also has expertise in brand collaborations and events, overseeing international launches with third parties across Europe and the US. Harriet has worked with a range of lifestyle brands including CRN (Ferretti Group), onefinestay, BodyHoliday in St Lucia, Four Seasons, Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts, The Collection (Hotel Particulier Villeroy), Zachys and EPIC Marbella. Her black book of media contacts spans lifestyle, food and drink, travel and design.

Julian is a Co-Founder of Mercury Communications, his duties encompass Business Development, Partnerships, Finance and Operations. He is also the Founder & Managing Director of sister company Mercury Yachts, who advise clients on yacht charter and purchase. His business experience is most relevant for partnerships and client strategy, he has an innate ability to network in corporate and UHNW circles.

Educated at Harrow School and an Economics & Accounting graduate of the University of Bristol, Julian spent over 10 years working in financial services executive search in the City of London.

His passion for adventure and love of yachting then took him to Dubai where he spent three years as Senior Sales Manager for ART Marine, a pre-eminent marine company in the Middle East, working with renowned brands such as Riva, Pershing, Ferretti, Custom Line, Benetti, Azimut and CRN. 

In his spare time, he is an avid squash and tennis player, as well as a seasoned guitarist. Time-permitting, he jumps at the chance to get in a round of golf, or to get on the ski slopes.

Laura spent ten years as a news editor for Al Jazeera English, BBC, ABC News, and APTN. She also brings big agency PR experience from both global and boutique agencies in London and Dubai, and was listed in PR Week UK’s 2021 Power Book top 10 agency players in luxury comms. Laura is a luxury specialist, but also boasts corporate communications experience. She advocates a broader approach to public relations with a forté in partnerships and events, which supports a client’s business development.

Her experience spans all sectors, primarily focused on luxury lifestyle, real estate and design, hospitality and travel including brands such as Ritz-Carlton Residences, Luštica Bay, Belgrade Waterfront with W and St. Regis Residences, Black Tomato, Quintessentially, Riva yachts, the Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, with Hamilton Grand residences.

She has been crowned British Ski Champion and won the title of BJTC Young Journalist of the Year. She is also director for sister company Mercury Yachts, and a brand ambassador for 12 Hay Hill.

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