About the Kava Communications team
Richard is Brand Director and leads projects dealing with business and branding strategy. He has worked for PWC as a consultant and VNU and IBC Business Publishing groups as a publisher. Richard has directed DM, relationship marketing and branding campaigns for the corporate and voluntary sectors. He has worked with a wide range of companies and organisations including London First, the Child Poverty Action Group, Save the Children, GSM Association and AOL. Since forming Kava in 2000, he has worked on marketing and strategy for Lucent Technologies, Ubiquisys, Musgrave Group, Reuters, Legal & General and key organisations within the telecoms industry including Femto Forum and Wireless Broadband Alliance.
Christine is Creative Project Director and oversees or works on all of Kava's creative output. Christine began her career in 1991 at Gramophone magazine and moved in 1994 to Banking Technology magazine at IBC Business Publishing (now Informa) where she later became Senior Designer for the company’s contract publishing division. By 1998 she was Design & Production Manager for all the division’s financial technology and telecoms titles and marketing material. Since forming Kava in 2000, she has designed for Lucent Technologies, the GSM Association, Brent Council, STP Publishing, Run-Off & Restructuring magazine, the A-Team Group, Cookery Uncovered, Alcatel-Lucent, Ubiquisys, Musgrave Group, Femto Forum, Charis Grants, Westonbirt Arboretum magazine and Beaufort Polo Club.
Nic has worked with Kava since 2008. She brings 15 years experience in marketing communications, specialising in corporate brand development. Her role at Kava covers business development, brand strategy and marcoms planning and implementation. Nic's experience spans many sectors and an ever-increasing range of channels. Previously, she spent six years with RM leaders Carlson Marketing, where clients included Cow & Gate, Goodyear Dunlop, Müller, Guinness and BOC. A graduate of Goldsmiths, Nic worked with agencies in Bristol, London and Sydney before taking root at Kava.
Lucy joined Kava in 2009. As Communications Coordinator, she is responsible for the development and production of a wide range of marketing communications materials. Areas of expertise include website development and video production. Lucy has driven Kava's Mini Video capabilities building a strong portfolio across a range of clients and sectors. She has worked with Musgrave Group, Beaufort Polo Club, Femto Forum, Wireless Broadband Alliance, Friends of Londiani and many more. Little known fact: Lucy has a degree in geology.
As Senior Designer, Marie looks after graphic and web design tasks at Kava, also including standards compliant and accessible HTML and CSS coding.
Holding a German degree in media production & design as well as a British BA in marketing, Marie has worked for creative agencies as well as on the client side, including advertising agency giant JWT in London and Mercedes Benz in Germany.
Ivor has been a key member of the Kava technical design team since 2001. His speciality is the scripting language PHP, which is central to the custom written, database-driven and blazingly fast sites that head up the Kava portfolio.
In the 1990s Ivor was at the same time both IT Manager and Audio Editor of Gramophone magazine and before that Deputy Editor of Hi-Fi News. Academically his early focus was on music: he has an MA in Analysis of 20th Century Music. Audio, electronics and later computing began as complementary interests, combining with music to shape his career.
Lynne joined Kava in 2010 and is a key account manager. She is a qualified HVAC Design Technician and Business Systems Analyst with experience in leading implementation programmes and full-service direct marketing. Lynne has a background in sustainable working and construction methods and environmental assessment.
Angela is our Office Manager and is responsible for the smooth running of Kava HQ, and is our point of contact for invoicing and payments.
She has a background in finance and administration and has worked for a variety of companies including NatWest Insurance Services and RAC Motoring Services, where she was a team leader in a large finance department, and ICOF, a company providing loan finance to co-operatives and social enterprises.
She is a fellow member of the Association of Accounting Technicians & International Association of Book-keepers.
Kava Media was established in 2000, offering contract publishing, editorial and marketing services. Over the years we've extended our services across many sectors and so we have spent the first part of this century publishing annual reports, yearbooks and magazines, designing websites, producing content, creating brochures, posters, flyers, exhibition graphics, videos – for enduring and one-off campaigns and internal communications. In 2010 we rebranded the company as Kava Communications to better reflect our services to our clients.