Meet the team
Allow us to introduce ourselves. We’re AB – a closely-knit team of around 30 writers, creatives, developers, strategists and project managers based on Bermondsey Street in central London.
We love what we do and practise what we preach. Step into our offices and you’ll sense that immediately. Clients tell us we have a passion for our work that sets us apart.
AB has a unique culture – we call it ‘ABness’ – which we have not acquired by accident. Our values have remained unchanged since AB started as a family firm in 1964. We balance freedom and autonomy with responsibility and accountability. Our open, flat structure breeds collaboration. Ideas are welcomed from anywhere, on anything. The atmosphere is fun, friendly and usually frenetic.
Say hello to these lovely ABers. We’ve given everyone 180-182 characters to make an introduction.
Family, Arsenal, West End, New York, Brijuni, Ennis, Scarborough, 10k runs, Coram’s Fields, Cruyff, Martin Simpson, Bowie, Roxy, pubs, Stanfords, 6Music, Only Connect, Hangover Square, John Le Mesurier, Thames
Travel, quizzes, skiing, snorkelling, proper cider, good food, wildlife photography, headlines, Wimbledon park (ducks and swings!), Liverpool FC, Zanzibar, England rugby, Coldplay.
Folk music, battered food, West Bromwich Albion, meaty features, Scotland, Sci-Fi, new places, cooking, Lenco turntable, real ale, TV seasons with an arc, Teeline, Morrisons, Springsteen, comedy, countryside.
Family, friends, West Ham, cocktails, gym, karaoke, Glee, Becks, sweets, eating out, peanut butter, theatre, Marc Jacobs, Disneyworld, LA, Christmas, sun, Ed Sheeran, Frozen, Mary Poppins, home, Estee Lauder
Seaside, sunshine, festivals, family, friends, veggie, Adam & Joe, crisps, gin & tonic, Bowie, feminism, Crystal Palace, Alan Partridge, cats, cheese, spring, Hemingway, Radiohead, Amnesty International.
Arsenal, family, The Office, pub gardens, terrible jokes, UFC, rum, Goodfellas, Motown, Football Manager, The Sopranos, dogs, long weekends, Fred Perry, boxing, box sets, betting, NBA, Pulp Fiction, fillet steak.
Football, New Forest, video, filming, presenting, pub, five-a-side, guitar, Southampton FC, eating out, long walks on the beach, cooking badly, microwaving well, missing trains, sleeping, not watering plants.
Sam, Harry, Barker, Cote D’Azur, Faiveley, Mercurey, Mark Rothko, Cinema Paradiso, theonion.com, Hampshire, fastcompany.com, history, Henri Cartier-Bresson, family photo albums, writing, Woody Allen’s earlier funny films.
Florence and Fred, family, friends, green tea, lunch, Hitchin, Moleskine, Mont Blanc, Fry, Wilde, sax, Coltrane, Shaw, Curry, Heligan, Ronnie’s, art, style, first responding, Mulligan, the Specials.
Friends & family. Musicals, comedy, summer, cocktails, pink, brunch, Disney, glitter, Christmas, a “cheeky” cider. Netball, dancing, skiing, singing (badly), running (slowly). Bristol, Birmingham, London.
Blogging, YouTube, filming, cameras, social media, baking, exploring, Brighton, sunshine, Scandinavian design, carrot cakes, beauty, city breaks, Hyde Park, lazy days, spontaneity, Spotify, Ikea, magazines.
Knitting, backpacking, dogs, 80s music, pub quizzes, sci-fi, Indian food, documentaries, camping, Manchester, prosecco, Battlestar Galactica, museums, watching cat videos on YouTube.
God, Family, Loyalty. Manchester United, coding, bass guitar, drums, session musician, live music over recorded, comedy, socialising, gym, Christmas, bad at responding to messages.
Friends, family, fun, being outdoors, exploring, Metallica, coffee, gigs, photography, turquoise, Sanrio, sunshine, gallery bookshops, doodling, beer gardens, travelling, festivals, making things, pens 🙂
Head of finance/director
Ben, Johnson, family, friends, money, shopping, DIY, Pillow Talk, Thai cuisine, Milan, gospel music, Doris Day, oak wood, Wassily Kandinsky, Courvoisier cognac, blue, Numb3rs.
The Mersey (and its beats), Astral Weeks, melodies, noise, silence, string instruments, Peter Blake, the Turbine Hall, Llandudno, Marie’s cafe, Larry, Bourbon Creams, family and friends.
Pippa, family, Notts County, Nottingham, football, cricket, journalism, London 2012, rugby, England, Spartacus, Jake Bugg, real ale, homemade chips, chocolate, Hustle, reading, Italy
Family, friends, home. Work, rest, play. Food, wine, good times. Sarcasm, banter, laughter. Cocktail hour, coffee hour. Films, books, gym. Company. Solitude. Always glass half full.
All things Spain, Galicia, Private Eye, philosophy, poetry, reading, wildlife watching, Earl Grey, pies sweet and savoury, Double Deckers, good cider, epic soundtracks and hymns, SW London. Golden rule: Don’t panic.
Family, friends, Caribbean food, Indian food, gym, Marvel films, chick flicks, women’s weeklies, news, fashion, beauty, shopping, Michael Jackson, mobile phone, biography, multiculturalism, the V&A, antiques.
Tapas, family dinners, my husband, my son, Ibiza, Barbados, cocktails with the girls, summer, cooking, making memories, photo snaps, traditional London pie mash, walks by the river.
Associate director – editorial
Lake District. RSPB volunteering. Games Maker. Sir David Attenborough. Rainforests. EastEnders. Kylie. Ngorongoro Crater. The Special One. Train journeys. Big cats. Pet cats. Wild places. 1980s. London 2012.
Family, bezzies, my goddaughter, mess, sequins, magpies, too many patterns, maps, Monocle, cherry beers, gold, letterpress, the John Peel tent, coconut ice, fear of fake things.
Food, cooking, travel, photos, sunshine, parks, old bikes, black jeans, craft beer, farmers’ markets, red wine, playlists, BBQs, epic walks, cats, trees, New Zealand.
Millwall, Maria, Spencer, Brooke, smiling, Photoshop, Salvador Dali, chicken, the gym, David Guetta, Strongbow, cooking, Call of Duty, my garden, Centerparcs, documentaries, curry, Tunbridge Wells, Spain.
Scottish, green tea, Haruki Murakami, Archer, Adventure Time, Adam & Joe, travel, festivals, cycling, yoga, plants, eco-friendly, typography, Asian culture, screenprints, proud leftie (in more ways than one).
…endings, silver linings, stories, power, mornings, precision, glories, (my) Significant Other, Zoso, Tarantino, XII, 3Libras, White Pony, family, Spotify, Summer, sport, beginnings.
Long walks, short stories, pale ales, Adam Buxton, camping, coffee, Bob Hunter (as environmentalist), Serial podcast, John/Paul/George/Ringo, the Meters, Denis Johnson, bread & butter pudding, indy magazines.