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About

Damson Communications is a consultancy with a unique capability of business and creative PR.

London based, globally focused, Damson works with leading cultural and corporate clients, from AIM listed companies to some of the leading lights in the cultural sector. Damson’s flexibility, understanding of the need for bespoke and flexible approaches to clients and projects make us an ideal partner with whom to work.

We have a unique and wide ranging experience which serves our clients well. With a solid basis in international business, cultural and finance press, our team has worked with international names through to niche and luxury concerns.

We operate internationally with a network of affiliates and colleagues across the world, including Hong Kong and Dubai.


Management

Abigail Stuart-Menteth

Damson’s founder, Abigail Stuart-Menteth, has worked in communications for over 30 years, with experience across high profile cultural and corporate campaigns, including the inaugural exhibition at the launch of Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery and the launch and IPO of Chinese media distribution company PCG Entertainment plc.

Abigail has experience across CSR, luxury, fashion, culture and arts PR, B2B PR, IPOs and significant experience working across the international NGO community. She has worked on campaigns for and with a wealth of names from Greenpeace International, Amnesty International, the International Red Cross, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, RMC, Siemens, BMW, from UN agencies UNEP and ILO through to MTV.  Her luxury and lifestyle campaigns include running campaigns for Johnstons of Elgin, the Household Cavalry Foundation, Nicky Clarke and more.

Abigail is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and a Member of the Institute of Public Relations. She won a PR Week award for her work with WWF on their international forests campaign.

Richard Poulden

Following a law degree from Oxford University, Mr. Poulden qualified as a Barrister, after which he moved into merchant banking where he worked for Samuel Montagu & Co Limited. Following an MBA at the London Business School and an exchange program with Harvard Business School, he joined the international management consultancy firm, Arthur D Little, where he worked in their European strategy practice. He was also co-founder of its Financial Industries Group. He served in the UK Leadership Team of Electronic Data Systems where he worked on developing new financial structures for the sale of Electronic Data Systems services. He has founded or co-founded successful companies in healthcare, retail and natural resources and in all these sectors he has executed successful strategies for growth by acquisition. Mr Poulden is Chairman & CEO of AIM traded Wishbone Gold Plc and Chairman of Black Swan Plc.