Grist's heritage is in professional and custom publishing, and our skills honed at leading media groups such as The Economist, Financial Times and Incisive Media.
But we are also marketing people with an innate understanding of the need not just to harness the digital future, but to do so pragmatically and cost-effectively.
Our team is located in a single, vibrant office in London’s Soho. Our clients describe us as collaborative, friendly, specialist and professional. We describe them as partners.
You can meet some of our senior team below.
Andy is a co-founder of Grist, and account director for many of our professional services clients. His recent projects span the full range of marketing communications, including integrated content marketing programmes, web development, thought leadership and video. Prior to founding Grist, Andy was marketing director at the Economist Intelligence Unit in London and New York.
Mike has over 14 years' experience in designing, building and delivering online publishing systems for financial and professional services clients. He advises on all aspects of web publishing including content strategy, architecture, design, search, ad serving, user-generated content and analytics. At CNET (now CBS Interactive), Mike’s team created some of the most sophisticated publishing sites on the web including cnet.co.uk, silicon.com and the award-winning ZDNet.co.uk.
Mark Wellings is responsible for developing and implementing content marketing strategies that deliver measurable results for our clients. Prior to co-founding Grist he was director of custom publishing for the Economist Intelligence Unit in New York, publisher for Financial Times Newsletters and Management Reports in Hong Kong and senior commissioning editor for Thomson Learning in London.
Phil manages a growing portfolio of financial and consulting accounts at Grist. He previously headed Incisive Media’s contract publishing business and has managed print and digital projects for over 25 financial and B2B clients. As a former publisher of The Actuary, Reinsurance, and People Management, he has particular experience in the insurance, risk, pensions and HR markets.
Matthew has edited insurance magazines, whitepapers, in-depth reports and data directories, and spearheaded digital campaigns. He has overseen the management of international insurance events in Europe, the US and Latin America. Matthew has also written about accountancy, private equity and general finance.
Somaya Bahoussain is responsible for marketing and business development at Grist, building relationships with clients in the financial and professional services sectors. Somaya’s previous experience includes developing print, digital and social media content and managing online communities for clients in the healthcare market.
Richard is creative director at Grist, responsible for the creative conceptualisation and execution of all of our projects. He is the driving force behind our studio, leading an experienced and committed team of multimedia designers with a passion for B2B. Richard is an award-winning creative director with over 20 years’ experience working with blue-chip global organisations and agencies in the areas of branding, publishing and corporate communications across online, off-line, events and print.
Sharon is an editorial consultant with Grist, helping to continually improve editorial, project management, processes and recruitment. She has worked in a number of large London creative agencies as well as for newsstand titles such as The Guardian and The Times. As a freelance editor and copywriter, she has also worked on corporate communications for clients including KPMG, Hay Group, Barclays and Coutts. Sharon has helped teams win awards for both their print and online work for over 20 years. She strongly believes in the power of engaging content to improve business performance.
With a background in business and customer publishing, Laura Adcock handles the end-to-end production of our clients’ magazines, books, reports and digital content. Prior to joining Grist, Laura was a Senior Account Manager at Publicis Blueprint and Hearst Magazines. She is skilled at anticipating the needs of her clients, and delivering first-class customer service remains a priority.