Hudson Sandler LLP is an award-winning consultancy that enhances and protects reputations through integrated communications. Our long term client relationships result from delivering added value advice and campaigns that help secure commercial success.

Our work is inspired by our values of being curious, thoughtful, collaborative, passionate, humble and fun.

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We deliver integrated communications advice and campaigns across all stakeholders including capital & debt markets, media, colleagues, customers and suppliers to help inspire, influence and sell.

Meet the leadership team

Andrew-Hayes

Andrew Hayes

Managing Partner

Andrew-Hayes

Andrew Hayes

Managing Partner

When I left University in 1987 I joined the corporate advisory division of a leading investment bank.  After three years I decided that selling the deals I was working on was where I wanted to be.  So I rang Michael Sandler to ask for a job.  That was in 1990 and I have enjoyed working at Hudson Sandler ever since. Deals have included over 20 IPOs as well as advising on many of the highest profile M&A transactions of recent years.  And I am proud to have built long term relationships with a portfolio of retained clients where we always strive to deliver new perspectives and original thinking.  We continue to win great quality new business with the new challenges that I relish. The speed of change across the media gets faster and faster and more and more interconnected, making our enormous experience even more relevant as clients seek to cut through all the noise. And of course, the challenges and opportunities this creates makes our role ever more fascinating and important to commercial success....
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Michael Sandler

Michael Sandler

Chairman

Michael Sandler

Michael Sandler

Chairman

After graduating from Boston University, I practiced as a Chartered Surveyor before joining the far more exciting world of financial public relations in 1980. I became a director of Streets Financial, which did so well that just six years later, I left to co-found Hudson Sandler. The world has changed many times since 1986, but I have continued to enjoy the cut and thrust of financial PR - advising a wide range of companies and City institutions as well as working on numerous takeovers, listings and fund raisings. Every day I thank my lucky stars I had the good sense to get out of surveying....
Alex-Appleton

Alex Appleton

COO Partner

Alex-Appleton

Alex Appleton

COO Partner

After nine years as a Chartered Accountant in a leading professional firm, I was attracted to PR by the way new ideas in this business constantly challenge convention – and by the sheer creativity of the people. After spending two years in a medium-sized communications group as head of finance for EMEA, I was drawn to Hudson Sandler by the agency’s professionalism, the approachability of the people and their openness to new ideas. I’m constantly amazed by our consultants’ addiction to giving clients the best possible service, playing a real role in driving forward their businesses – and I’ve been quick to learn one of Hudson Sandler’s most valuable lessons: always keep an open mind....
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Nick Lyon

Nick Lyon

Partner

Nick Lyon

Nick Lyon

Partner

An Oxford degree in English led to four years as an account man in advertising where I learnt the art of the possible as well as how to book the best restaurant tables. However, the City called and I quickly became immersed in an exciting world of hostile bids, mergers ,crisis management, fund raisings and IPOs. The City has changed in many ways over the last few years with both the media and City institutions facing particular challenges from the ever evolving development of the internet and changing regulation respectively. However, there is still a role for the PR advisor who has the experience, and black book developed over the years, to guide and counsel clients in this fast changing world. It is very satisfying to still be advising companies I first met 20 years ago as well as building on the good relationships with young journalists and City advisers who now occupy lofty positions throughout the City. The job is constantly evolving but I believe the key attributes of a PR man remain the same: creative thinking, common sense, perseverance and a strong constitution....
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Cat-Valentine

Cat Valentine

Director

Cat-Valentine

Cat Valentine

Director

After a brief fling with journalism and an enjoyable early career in purchasing, I was lured into the City in 1996 by the inimitable Fleet Street hack turned financial PR legend, John Rawlings. I learned at the foot of this crisis PR master for 12 years, steeping myself in financial calendar work and IPOs, as well as hostile shareholder situations and takeovers. In 2008, I took the helm at Rawlings Financial PR and grew the agency successfully in the first few years of the downturn. In 2012, I sold the business into Tavistock Communications. In need of a new challenge, I approached Hudson Sandler. Their reputable, longstanding position in capital markets advisory was the initial attraction but, ultimately, it was the people who sealed the deal. Life’s short... My clients over the last 19 years, privately owned as well as quoted, cover a broad range of sectors from leisure to support services but most of my stripes have been earned advising engineers, motor retailers and manufacturers....
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Tim Johns

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Tim Johns

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My career in communications now extends over 25-years, the majority of which I have spent in-house.  During that time I have run communication departments at a number of high-profile blue chip companies including Sainsbury’s, BT and Unilever, leaving me well-placed to see issues from the client’s perspective.  My expertise is in helping senior executives navigate their way through complex reputational and strategic issues, and also in building communication frameworks that include all audiences. In addition to helping make complex things simple, I aim to humanise organisations, and to give leaders the confidence to see and do things differently.  For me, communications is the life blood of an organisation and to remain healthy it needs to flow freely.  I work with senior executives as both a coach, communicator and change consultant to help them get the best out of their people and their business.  And Hudson Sandler, with its people and client base, is a marvellous place to do it....
Wendy Baker

Wendy Baker

Director

Wendy Baker

Wendy Baker

Director

The advantage of a psychology degree is that you know what the interviewer is thinking before he does. This anticipatory skill baffled Andrew into giving me a job at Hudson Sandler and has kept me out of trouble ever since. I now work across a wide range of Hudson Sandler accounts, advising clients in the property, technology, leisure, financial services, and retail sectors. I obviously don’t miss my original calling, since I’ve now been in the financial PR business for over 20 years (ouch)....
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Charlie-Jack

Charlie Jack

Partner

Charlie-Jack

Charlie Jack

Partner

A self confessed ‘media junkie’, my City PR life started in 1997 in the corporate PR department of Square Mile Communications working on the agency’s large professional services clients. To keep up with the dotcom masses, I left to become a founding Director of Citywebwatch, a leading financial news service. Having enjoyed the front line of financial media, I returned to PR to join Abchurch Communications, where I spent five and a half years managing financial, media and investor relations programmes for clients, in addition to working on a wide range of ECM transactions and special situations. As a Director, I also led the agency’s media relations practice. I was drawn to Hudson Sandler by the type of businesses the agency represents and the encouraging fact that these clients and my Hudson Sandler colleagues very rarely part company....
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Maria-Ignatova

Maria Ignatova

Head of Asia Pacific & CIS

Maria-Ignatova

Maria Ignatova

Head of Asia Pacific & CIS

I started my career after University as a journalist in Moscow where I worked for a number of publications including Izvestia and Forbes. At that time Russia was exploring the frontiers of capitalism and the natural resources sector – especially with my focus on the two “sexiest” areas, oil and diamonds – was the place to be and it helps me a lot on my current work. My many Russian clients appreciate my familiarity with the country, its language and its customs. Our investor relations programmes build on this expertise and our appreciation of the increasing influence of the CIS countries and their rapidly expanding economy....
Alex Brennan

Alex Brennan

Partner

Alex Brennan

Alex Brennan

Partner

After three years studying philosophy at Bristol University (when cricket commitments allowed, of course) I took a Masters degree in Finance & Management, graduating with impeccable timing in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.  Impressed by an enviable client list and fantastic team culture I was instantly sold on a career in communications at Hudson Sandler. My primary focus is in the consumer industries and working with brands in telling their stories and managing increasingly scrutinised reputations across stakeholders. My biggest thrill remains the feeling that I’m genuinely part of my clients’ businesses and, from that position, giving real value-added advice.  All this in an always dynamic environment amongst people who don’t take themselves too seriously, but are relentlessly client-centric....
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Alex Clelland

Alexander Clelland

Director

Alex Clelland

Alexander Clelland

Director

I joined Hudson Sandler to work in a varied environment for an agile, boutique consultancy of senior advisers after leading communications functions for large financial services organisations, such as Macquarie and RBC Investor & Treasury Services, and Fitch Ratings. Coupled with my previous consultancy experience as a Partner at the financial specialist communications consultancy Penrose Financial, I have worked with companies across investment banking, hedge funds, private equity, foreign exchange, bond trading and stock exchanges. This was a natural evolution from my previous work as a journalist at Reuters covering credit markets as well as writing for leading trade publications in banking and capital markets. I actually started professional life as a probation officer, and I have found the skills of diplomacy, sensitivity to situations and getting the best out of people to be very useful in all my working life since....
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