“Higginson did a deep dive in to the work that I do, the programme I am working on and what my needs were, both for myself personally and also for the organisation I run. I feel that the level of personalisation that you get from two people who clearly know their stuff is impressive and well worth investing in,” Nathan Pierce, programme director, Sharing Cities
Higginson helps purpose driven organisations grow and deliver positive change. We sit down with you to find out what your needs are be those business growth, reputation management or crisis preparation before devising a communications plan that delivers those business needs. Our passion is seeing our clients gaining media coverage. We devise plans that maximise coverage while minimising cost.
John and Clodagh Higginson between them have spent 40 years working in local, national and international journalism. Despite both working in Los Angeles for a number of years as US correspondents they missed each other by days and met for the first time while as lobby correspondents reporting on UK Politics for Metro and The Sun.
Their first professional collaboration was a play on the Parliamentary expenses scandal which was shown at the Tabard Theatre in 2010.
John has worked as head of communications for two top London communications agencies while Clodagh most recently was political correspondent for ITV’s flagship breakfast show Good Morning Britain.
A husband and wife team John and Clodagh married in 2011 and have two young children.
Higginson is born out of a desire to deliver media focused PR services that achieve astounding results focused on the bottom line.
John Higginson has worked for the Evening Standard, The Sun, The People, Independent, Daily Express and Mail on Sunday and spent seven years at Metro where he was political editor based in Parliament. He spent a year as a show business reporter based in Hollywood, three years on a local newspaper and set up a community newspaper in South Africa. Since leaving journalism he has helped a wealth of clients, from Uber to Hitachi Rail and Centrica, to deliver communications success.
Clodagh was ITV Good Morning Britain’s political correspondent up until 2017 where she deciphered the twists and turns of Brexit for millions of viewers each morning. Before this she worked as Whitehall Editor of The Sun for five years. Having joined The Sun as a general news reporter in 2000, she has worked across the breadth of the paper including roles as Los Angeles Correspondent, Consumer Affairs Editor, Home Affairs Correspondent, Acting Business Editor and Political Correspondent.
She has an impressive history of breaking exclusive political stories and one of her key strengths is making complex political stories relatable to the British public.
Good Morning Britain Editor, Neil Thompson, said: “Clodagh is a first class political journalist, skilled at decoding and animating those complicated but important stories from the corridors of power with the very best of her Westminster-based breed.”
Associate Head of Brand
Co-Founder of the Mio and Mama Mio range and campaign group A Plastic Planet, Sian helps people and brands ignite and flourish; building businesses with soul and clearly communicated difference in crowded markets. Specialising in creating strong emotional brands, she has 25 years’ experience in brand building in Europe and the USA. Sian advises Higginson’s clients on how to build brands with heart and how to communicate purpose.
Alex joined Higginson in March 2017, and specialises in delivering media and public affairs campaigns that make an immediate impact. He has extensive experience in helping clients deliver their message to a national audience via press coverage in national newspapers, radio and TV. Alex also has a background in political advocacy, and helps clients speak to key decision makers in Westminster and Whitehall.
He has delivered campaigns across a range of sectors, from healthcare to gambling. Previous client experience includes Bristol-Myers Squibb, Paddy Power Betfair and A Plastic Planet. Since joining Higginson, he has secured coverage for clients on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Sky News, and the Telegraph.
Alex has a Master of Philosophy degree from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. He also secured a first-class honours degree in politics from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2014.
Jessica’s clients include The Girl Generation and Karhoo. She is a transport specialist with four years of experience in international communications. Previous clients included household names such as Just Eat, the Licensed Taxi Driver’s Association and the education charity AQA.
Before moving into communications Jessica helped the then prospective MP Paul Scully win his marginal seat at the 2015 General Election. Outside of Higginson, she supports the cross-party campaign group the Migration Matters Trust.
She has degree in Politics with French from the University of Exeter.
Jacob joined Higginson in October 2017. Jacob has four years of experience as a journalist working for various regional newspapers, delivering a variety of news across numerous platforms including print, online and social media.
His time at the Oldham Evening Chronicle saw Jacob work on a busy daily paper covering breaking news, council and planning meetings, court reporting and inquests. Whilst there Jacob was in charge of the papers crime reporting division and built relationships with the authorities in the area and the community.
Jacob has a BA Honours in Media Studies from Liverpool John Moores University as well as a NTCJ diploma from News Associates.
Junior Account Executive
Stephen works for a range of clients in the fields of transport, design and the third sector. Before joining Higginson he worked at a political affairs and communications consultancy based in Belfast assisting on peace-building projects in the Middle East.
Prior to that Stephen worked as an assistant for a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in Stormont.
Stephen graduated from the University of Manchester in 2016 with a degree in Politics where his focus was on Westminster and media-state relations.
Jobie is an award-winning filmmaker specialising in commercials, corporate and viral videos. With several years experience in video production, he has worked with brands such as HSBC, Snickers, Dominos and BMW. Jobie joined Higginson in October 2017 and now helps to bring ideas to the screen for a range of industries from food to charity.
Jobie has a degree in Media Technology from London College of Music & Media.