About us

We are a fun bunch of communications experts, based in Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.

From branding and content to events and digital, through our expertise and passion, we strive to deliver results – every time.

Our mantra is ‘how can we make this better?’.

Whether that’s a strategic marketing challenge, lead generation optimisation, a refreshed brand visual identity or a national event production, we strive to go the extra mile and do it with a smile!

Working with you we stick to these core values:

Your partner

We work with you as an extension of your team. We’re equals. We all work towards the same goals. We work with respect and integrity.

We hope our meeting is the one you look forward to!

We create

We’re creative people. We want to make memorable content and events that keep your customers coming back for more.

So, we push the boundaries of what’s possible!

We challenge

We’re strategic experts and here to add value. Like any strong partnership we will question to
get to the best commercial return for your business.

You can veto, but we’ll still challenge first!

We’re driven

We’re passionate about what we do, and we want to see results. We advocate setting realistic objectives so we can measure our success together.

Targets always move, so we stay flexible.

Brummie Island

We’re vbx.

Creatively led. Results driven. 

Our Team

James Hobday

James Hobday

Jess Hobday – Events Director

Jess Hobday
Group Director

Hannah Freestone – Executive Director

Hannah Pearson
Executive Director

Paul Pennell – Head of Digital

Paul Pennell
Head of Digital

Ian Brown – Events Director

Ian Brown
Events and Venue Director

Josie King – Head of Studio

Josie King
Head of Studio

Charlotte Gledhill
Partnership Manager

Rachel Betts – Development Director

Rachel Betts
Account Director

Iuliana Berzuntanu
Project Manager

Nick Harvey – Senior Creative

Nick Harvey
Senior Creative

Fran Schneider

Zachary Coyle staff picture

Zachary Coyl
Senior Digital Account Manager

Jack Hodson – Account Manager

Jack Hodson
Account Manager

Ruth Gray
Content Manager

Isobel Walden
Junior Events Executive

Charlotte Edgley
Events Executive

Tracey Page – Business Administrator

Tracey Page
Business and Accounts Clerk

Jenny Ketley – Office Coordinator

Jenny De La Rue
PA and Accounts Clerk

Enough about us.

Let’s talk about you.