Founder & Managing Director
With an impressive PR & marketing background, Layla set up Aspire in 2010. Prior to this she worked as Sports Agent at Nuff Respect and Marketing Manager for Quintus Events and motive8. She has a lifelong passion for fitness and studied Sports Science at Exeter University. When not working she cycles, runs and explores the great outdoors, living the dream in her VW campervan with faithful dog by her side.
Vikki has 13 years’ experience in media relations and marketing communications, primarily working across a variety of tourism sectors. Vikki has worked agency side managing communications teams, overseeing, implementing and delivering strategic communication programmes for clients. When she isn’t running around after her daughter, she teaches recreational gymnastics to children at the Richmond Gymnastics Association.
Senior PR & Marketing Executive
Josh joined the Aspire team after spending two years at Men’s and Women's Running magazines. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Sport Journalism from Southampton Solent University, and has a wide range of multiplatform journalism and sports media experience. Away from work he likes to keep active, often competing in running races and using his time before work to squeeze in some training.
Nicole specialises in Creative Strategy and Digital Lifestyle at Aspire.
Passionate about data driven planning and business driven measurement, Nicole has extensive experience turning start-ups into category leaders as well as re-energising communications for blue-chip brands.
A qualified personal trainer she's busy keeping others fit as well as running around after an energetic pre-schooler.
Mark’s career began as a reporter and news editor at the Press Association before joining ITV Digital’s press team. A move to Comic Relief followed, where he held the roles of Writer, Head of Social Media and Head of Creative.
As a father of three Mark also decided to write about his parenting journey and his three books Pregnancy for Men, Babies and Toddlers for Men and Planet Parent have become international best sellers.
Warren has over 20 years of creative experience working within agencies, large and small, creating and designing for everyone from small start-up companies to some of the world’s best-known brands.
He works with Aspire on a variety of projects and when he's not scribbling on a drawing pad or sitting at his Mac, he’ll be climbing, running, riding or skateboarding around Bushy Park. Less as sporting pursuits, but more entertaining his 4-year old daughter - either way he’s still knackered afterwards!
Kate holds a First Class Hons degree in Art & Visual Culture from UWE and has more than 14 years’ experience in PR and Communications. Recent accomplishments include surviving Club Peloton’s Cycle to MIPIM, pedElle and Cycle to MAPIC all in one year and presenting on stage in front of 900 people with our client X-POLE. Kate aspires to become a better cyclist and pole athlete whilst juggling numerous PR clients.
With over 15 years PR experience, Monica’s expertise lies in travel and she has worked across all sectors of the industry, covering hotels, hotel design, destinations, spas, restaurants, airlines, tour operators, tourist boards, cruising and international real-estate ventures.
More recently, she’s added more strings to her bow with bridal, family and health and fitness brand experience.
She’s worked with clients at all stages; devising, implementing and executing campaigns to maintain momentum, re-engaging target markets with a brand and she’s also been integral to many luxury launches across the globe. Fluent in both Spanish and Italian, she brings a touch of Mediterranean energy and spirit to the mix.
When she’s not working, she’s mummy to a nine and four year old and flies around from one school or club to the next, nagging her husband in between!
With a background in publishing, Kim brings her editing and content creation experience to the Aspire pot. She studied International Business with Spanish at Northumbria University.
Cooking, technology, travelling and spending time with family are her passions. Having dabbled in triathlons and 10K runs, her next target is to complete the Great London Swim, as long as it takes place in the summer!
Kate keeps the Aspire finances in order and has over 15 years experience working in accounts departments in varying industries.
She has studied with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and is now taking on the additional challenge of an accountancy diploma, AAT. Kate loves nothing more than a pile of receipts to put in order and a bank account to reconcile.
When she’s not busy sorting the numbers she’s organising her husband, 2 children and her Cocker Spaniel. She loves walking her dog Poppy in nearby Bushy Park and can be seen speeding through the streets of Hampton Hill on her trusty bicycle.
Bunty joined Aspire in 2014 and brings with her a varied skill set from emptying the office bins to taking mental notes in client meetings. She specialises in promoting a calm working environment and making people laugh.
She enjoys all types of food, running in Bushy Park and above anything else chasing squirrels.
Sports Marketing & PR Internship
Fantastic opportunity to join a small, successful PR and Marketing Company, in a newly created, highly varied role where you can genuinely make a massive impact.
If interested, please email your CV and covering letter to email@example.com
We're always on the lookout for new talent to join our growing team.
Contact Layla, firstname.lastname@example.org
Collective Brand Experience
- Anantara Resorts and Spas
- Bang and Olufsen
- BOOM Cycle
- Bounce Foods
- Buxton Water
- Casafina (Homeware)
- Center Parcs
- Crystal Cruises
- Eva Air
- Heinz Baby Food
- Holland America Line Cruises
- Jo Malone
- KidZania London
- KX Members Club
- Laura Ashley
- Nuff Respect
- Open To Export
- Pioneer Europe
- Plenish Cleanse
- Proctor & Gamble
- Quintus Events
- Rachel’s Organic
- Saint Lucia Tourist Board
- San Pellegrino
- St Ives
- The Food Doctor
- Tourism KwaZulu-Natal
- Trinidad and Tobago Tourist Board
- Twentieth Century Fox
- UK Athletics