Who We Are
Becky Howard – co-founder
An experienced journalist with more than a decade spent working in key features roles across national and international media, Becky freelances for publications as varied as Glamour, Stylist, Sainsbury’s, BA, Mother&Baby & The Sunday Times Travel, amongst others.
Prior to this she was Celebrity Editor of Good Housekeeping magazine for four years, where she interviewed hundreds of top names. She has also held staff roles and freelanced for the UK’s best-selling magazines and newspapers, including Grazia, Reveal, Cosmopolitan, Closer, Now, and the Times. She has also been a panellist for media experts HerSay and at the Work & Family Show.
Becky is also a broadcaster, and appeared regularly on BBC London 94.9 on the Simon Lederman Show. She has also written a pop biography on Union J for HarperCollins publishers, and worked as a freelance PR consultant for the breast cancer charity Walk the Walk.
Karen Attwood – co-founder
Karen currently writes news, features and interviews for the Independent on Sunday. She is a former staff business reporter at The Independent and her work has been published in all national newspapers. She cut her teeth at the Press Association, the UK’s national news agency, where she worked as a general news reporter for five years, covering breaking news on everything from crime and politics to showbiz and the Royal Family.
She has also worked in Abu Dhabi where, as senior feature writer, she was part of the team which launched The National, the Emirate’s first English language paper. She has written several think pieces about the Gulf. Karen has been shortlisted for three awards for her blog Our Life with Leukaemia.
Her broadcast experience includes interviews for Radio 4 Women’s Hour, Sky News, ITV and BBC London. Karen has run successful media training courses for five years. She is a former teacher and has taught English in both Japan, where she lived for four years, and France. She speaks Japanese and French.
Helen Croydon is an author, freelance journalist and broadcaster. She has extensive experience
both as an interviewer and interviewee.
As a journalist she has interviewed business leaders, politicians and grieving families for TV, radio and print media.
As an author and social commentator she is very often in the interviewer’s chair herself with regular appearances on Sky News, Newsnight, ITV’s This Morning, Five Live Radio and Lorraine.
She writes regularly for The Times, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Mail and various magazines. Before going freelance, she worked as a news producer and reporter for ITN for six years.
Nicola is a digital content consultant with a long track-record in launching and running web products for blue-chip companies including Hearst Magazines UK, The Sun newspaper, The Press Association, Associated Newspapers and Universal Music International. A former web editor of high-profile sites she now runs an agency providing digital expertise for brands, agencies, publications and consumer-focused campaigns in the health and wellbeing sector.
Her content and consultancy services have helped target and grow audiences, build SEO, and develop digital products including blogs, websites, social media, email newsletters and marketing campaigns. A committed runner, cyclist and general healthy living enthusiast, Nicola also speaks excellent Spanish and French and is a keen home baker.