Flagstaff Communications Ltd

Our leadership team brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to Flagstaff. They maintain strong industry networks and continue to consult and advise at senior levels.

We’re committed to partnering with our clients to provide a service that’s innovative and enduring

Flagstaff’s hands on team has leading consultancy experience. We are strategic thinkers, building momentum through a blended investor communications approach. We work with our clients to ensure that their investment case is compelling, consistent and achievable. At the start of every new relationship, we work closely with senior management to really understand your business and formulate an agreed and achievable strategy to meet your needs.

Mark Edwards

Senior Counsel

Mark was a founding Partner of leading communications consultancy Buchanan Communications. Experienced Director of communications with a 25 year history of success in creating and executing meaningful campaigns. Skilled in reputation management, corporate profile development, financial and investor relations advising most sectors.

Tim Thompson


Tim has over 25 years experience in Corporate and Financial Communications and Investor Relations, mostly with international communications groups. Prior to that Tim worked at the Financial Times. Tim has co-ordinated and implemented campaigns for PLCs and corporates in the UK alongside most of the world’s financial markets.

Additional experience involves advising over 50 IPOs , crisis management situations and mergers and acquisitions, acting for both the defence and bidder. Tim’s experience covers a broad range of sectors including technology, consumer and natural resources, having managed FTSE100, FTSE250 and AIM clients. Tim spent six years in the British Army as a helicopter pilot.

Fergus Mellon


Fergus is a sector specialist in technology and new media, with significant operating experience in both the US and EU following his work at WPP owned Buchanan. His public company experience includes AOL (NYSE, acquired by Verizon Communications), Criteo (NASDAQ), Gannett (NYSE, publisher of USA Today). His growth company experience covers Meebo (acquired by Google), Federated Media (acquired by LIN Media, now Media General).

Fergus is an active investor in venture backed business and is also a devoted mentor for London & Partners’ Business Growth Programme (accelerator).

Andrea Seymour


During a career in public relations and advertising as a consultant, working in-house and as a freelancer, Andrea has come to specialise in corporate communications advice and management for business, financial institutions and professional services.

A fast changing media landscape has brought exciting opportunities and new communications techniques to the industry, but the principles governing effective corporate communications remain consistent she believes. Flagstaff’s nimble, surefooted m.o. is key to ensuring the sharpest focus on successful client service, a goal she’s seen missed sometimes by weightier, more cumbersome operations.

Patricia Stevenson


Patricia is an established team leader in publishing, advertising sales, marketing and digital integration with experience across all media, including magazines, digital, TV, press and editorial content provision, alongside luxury brand marketing.

A strategic thinker, Patricia is used to setting and achieving targets, conceiving and executing new revenue streams, event management, and new product development. With particular strengths in creative sales and communication, she’s adept at negotiating complex cross-platform contracts with global brands at senior levels.

Alison Allfrey

Advisory Partner, Investor Relations

An expert in investor relations and financial communications, with a 20 year track record and particular specialism in strategic messaging, investment case development, analyst and investor perceptions work, IR website and factsheet content, investor targeting, best practice and IR team training.

Ally has advised many Eurotop 300 and mid-cap European and Middle Eastern companies, using her skills across a wide range of sectors including food retail, luxury goods, oil services, industrial gases, chemicals and real estate. She has worked on IPOs including Credit Lyonnais, Libertysurf and in the aftermath of that of Moleskine, the Italian luxury stationery company, establishing new targets, recalibrating investment messages to regain investor confidence and training management for an inaugural Capital Markets Day. Elsewhere in broader retail, she has advised LVMH and Groupe Casino, one of France’s leading food retail groups.

Ally speaks fluent French and high level German.

Catherine McQueen

Associate Partner

Catherine has an MBA in finance and trained as a lawyer. She has worked as a producer and reporter for numerous channels including ESPN, Sky, Al Jazeera, the BBC and Channel 4. She also runs a real estate company, continues to work in TV and write.