We care as much as you do

Founder Karen Drury and fe3’s talented associates have been around the block a few times, it’s true. Our experience is national, international, with FTSE 500 companies and public sector organisations, but also with small organisations. We have worked on projects in a wide range of sectors from publishing to pharmaceuticals and from education to policing, but assignments all have one thing in common...we care about our projects and their outcomes.

All this specialist advice, under one roof

The breadth and depth of experience from our associates allows us to offer some pretty niche, top-quality advice, both from London and further afield. There aren’t many briefs we can’t cover in the change communication and leadership fields.

Flexible teams at your fingertips

Because we work with associates, our teams can be as large or as small as you, and your project requires. We work to our strengths, you avoid paying for the overheads of a large corporate office.

Our associates’ biogs and experience are shown below.

meet the team

Karen Drury

KAREN DRURY

PARTNER

Coach and Communications Specialist

Corporate bits:

Initially in theatre, halls management, arts development, and then went into PR. General PR background, finally specialising in internal communication (20-odd years)

Experienced designer and deliverer of training, and in ensuring that corporate communication aligns with brand values, both inside and outside the organisation

Masters in Organisational Behaviour, qualified coach, English graduate, BPS qualified to Levels A & B in psychometric testing.

Clients include/have included: Janssen Pharmaceutical Group, Vauxhall Motors, National Union of Students (NUS), GSK, Shell, BT, Investors in People UK, The Teacher Training Agency, Deutsche Bank Global Equities, Camden Borough Council, Qualifications and Curriculum Agency (QCA).

More interesting bits:

Played Rizzo in amateur production of Grease; once handed George Harrison his guitar for a photo shoot in Birmingham

Long suffering supporter of Chesterfield FC (and therefore eternal optimist)

Secret ambition - to sing backing vocals for The Rolling Stones

Pet hates – People who queue jump on buses; paper cuts

Guilty pleasures:

70’s boy bands; Telegraph Fantasy Football, garden centres

Associates

Emma Wootton

Associate

Corporate bits:

More than 25 years’ experience in strategic planning and marketing communications.

Ex Senior Vice President Innovation for one of the world’s largest marketing services groups.

In-house marketing and communications roles within the UK and New Zealand public sector.

Core skills - Workshop design and facilitation, Marketing and communication strategy, Brand positioning and proposition development.

Emma has a degree in Environmental Science and a Certificate in Advertising and Marketing.

More interesting bits:

  • Lived in New Zealand for nine years
  • Founder of web start up for garage sales and a second hand shopping network
  • Will do most things for a good cup of coffee

Guilty pleasure:

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Charles Phelps

Associate

Corporate bits:

More than 35 years’ experience in the public sector across a wide range of operational and senior leadership roles.

20 years' experience leading national talent management, learning and organisational development strategies.

Executive coach and tutor in public and private sector, including OU Business School.

Director of not for profit cross sector leadership programme, currently delivering CIPD programmes.

More interesting bits:

  • Once featured on Spitting Image as he arrested a journalist, dressed as a punk
  • A previous fan of tennis, golf and cycling - but now finds it hurts too much

Guilty pleasure:

Celebrity Jungle nonsense.

Keith Hackett

Keith Hackett

Associate

Corporate bits:

Projects focused on improving individual, team and business performance to achieve goals faster within complex systems and organisations.

Operated at very senior management level for more than ten years and for the last three, this has included strategic business development at Diplomatic levels across the Middle East. In the last ten years, he has won more than £3m in consulting and service tenders.

Keith is Bristol Business School graduate, Prince2 certified and a senior practitioner coach. He’s worked in both public and private sectors, with a great deal of experience in the NHS.

More interesting bits:

  • Very, VERY allergic to lemon
  • A committed Russophile – even speaks some of the language!
  • Dances a mean salsa
  • Guilty pleasure:

    Nothing I'll admit to!

    Siegfried Marynissen

    Associate

    Corporate bits:

    Spent over 31 years at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson in a variety of communication roles at a local, regional and global level.

    Worked on all kinds of communication programmes (corporate branding, product communication, employee engagement) and is currently focusing on senior leader communication coaching, issues management and communicating organizational change programmes.

    Applies innovative creative ideas in bringing ideas across in an effective way with maximum impact.

    Started recently his own communications consultancy.

    More interesting bits:

    Loves to promote typical Belgian products like beer, chocolates, French fries (which were invented by the Belgians) and the saxophone (yes, Mr Sax was a Belgian)

    Guilty pleasure:

    Eating too much chocolate