• Liz Waugh

    Liz Waugh

    Liz is the Managing Director of Coast having founded the company in 2005. She has been a strategic communications practitioner for over 25 years, with a wealth of experience in crisis management, strategic development and influencer engagement. She has an extensive network of contacts, developed through working in private and public sector.

    • Strategic communications and political strategy
    • Critical communications and reputation management
    • Stakeholder engagement, influence and external affairs
  • Dr John Moorcraft

    Dr John Moorcraft

    John is an experienced public affairs consultant with a detailed knowledge of parliamentary procedure, having worked directly for cabinet ministers, shadow secretaries of state, party spokesmen and MPs.

    • Public affairs
    • Political strategy and insight
    • Political and influencer engagement
  • kathryn Williams

    Kathryn Williams

    Kath is an established communications manager with substantial experience in the public, private and voluntary sectors.  Her expertise in the energy and waste sectors is particularly valuable, ranging from running recycling campaigns to planning and procurement of energy facilities.

    • Strategic internal and external communications
    • Campaign development and relationship management
    • Community relations and public consultations


  • Emma Parker Reynolds

    Emma Parker Reynolds

    Emma is an accomplished PR and communications manager with over 20 years’ experience. Emma has a background in PR and media relations in the blue chip corporate and the public sector.

    • Strategic communications and campaign development
    • Media management, including copywriting and content development
    • Marketing
  • Becky Appleby

    Becky Appleby

    Becky is a specialist technical researcher, who has worked on major infrastructure accounts including highways, energy and waste, in addition to socio – economic impact studies for flooding and tourism. She is experienced in creating the political and business cases for funding for infrastructure and community developments.

    • Community relations
    • Public consultation and parliamentary events
    • Public relations technical research and associated copywriting
  • Sian Guest

    Sian Guest

    Sian is our Events Coordinator, majoring on events but also developing skills in stakeholder and community relations. Sian also works across a range of communications, including public affairs, research and developing public information campaigns for local authorities.

    • Events coordination
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • Research and monitoring


  • Simon Read

    Simon specialises in media strategy. He joined us from the BBC where he edited  news and current affairs programmes and successfully led large multidisciplinary teams across television, radio and online. His experience and insights enable clients to secure maximum coverage with minimum fuss.

    • Media strategy and training
    • Local government and national politics
    • Community and industrial relations
  • Hannah Couch

    Hannah‘s background is in film, commercials and broadcast. She has been an Associate Lecturer at the University of Plymouth since 2002, teaching on the Filmmaking and Creative Media courses. She has over 20 years of experience in media, content creation, scriptwriting, communications and marketing.
    • Scriptwriting, copywriting and content planning
    • Social media and marketing
    • Storytelling and engagement
  • Sheila Buchanan

    Sheila Buchanan

    Sheila is our Finance Director and has worked with small companies for over 30 years, setting up several successful publishing businesses and working with education to provide financial, administrative and marketing support.

    • Administration and legal advisory
    • Bookkeeping and finance
    • HR and professional development