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Ben Bestford

Head of Media Relations


As Head of Media Relations Ben takes responsibility for managing all relationships with our media suppliers, along with running the Media Partnership sales team. Ben is a charismatic chap who counts skiing and golfing as some of his hobbies. He has skied the longest black run in Europe (which sounds terrifying to us), oh and he’s a great cook to boot!


Chantelle Wise

Staffing Manager


With over 15 years experience in experiential, creating, managing and staffing campaigns, Chantelle leads the staffing arm of BAM. A graduate of Drama and Performance at Worcestershire University, however these days she finds herself busy running around and looking after Honey, her faithful French Bulldog (our destroyer of stress ball and office companion).


David Cook

Account Manager


A key member of our business development team, David manages a portfolio of clients ensuring the successful delivery of campaigns. He graduated from Cardiff Met and has since settled with his wife here in the Cotswolds. He is completely addicted to Breaking Bad and has the world’s loudest clap!


Emily Mullis

Media Partnerships Account Executive

Currently studying Marketing, Advertising and Communications at Glos Uni, Emily has joined BAM for a years work placement. Working in the Media Partnerships team as an Account Executive, Emily provides a pivotal role in the sales, coordination and relationship management of our Media Partnerships. She is avid fan of Disney and even named her pet pooch Simba!


Gabrielle Cribb

Assistant Staffing Manager


Gabrielle is an integral part of the staffing team in BAM. She loves to travel recently returning from Thailand! Her 6 years experience managing promotional teams and experience of recruitment equips her with the knowledge of how to deliver exceptional experiential campaigns. Gabrielle is also a keen netball player and supporter of Building Circles charity giving her time to offer friendship to people with learning disabilities.



Destroyer of Stress Balls

Honey just loves a stress ball, tickles and high fives. As our office companion, Honey is in charge of making sure all members of the team get to have a little play time. She is also know to negotiate a few deals and take the odd Skype call!

Meet the BAM Team

Ian Pain



Ian leads our business development team and is responsible for managing relationships with our clients. With two young children he doesn’t get much spare time, but when he does he manages to fill it with running marathons! His aim it to break the 4 hour mark – it makes us tired just thinking about it!


Jake Price

Web Developer


The man behind all the IT systems in the office, Jake is our resident computer guru. A Cheltenham native and self proclaimed geek, he returned to the Cotswolds after studying at the University of Manchester. Not only does he boast a complete collection of first generation pokemon cards – he openly admits it is the love of his life!

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Kirsty Pritchard

PA to the Managing Director


A former ballroom dancer, Kirsty is now the support behind our Managing Director. When she isn’t organising everyone at BAM, she loves to cook and has become a keen pool player since the arrival of our pool table here at HQ!


Mark Hodge

Business Development Manager


Mark works closely with his portfolio of clients to plan and execute their campaigns. He went to university not once but twice, most recently at the University of Gloucestershire. His hobbies include cooking and running. We know for a fact he makes amazing pulled pork!


Richard Moseley



A Swansea Metropolitan graduate, Richard has been with BAM for over 10 years. As well as being rather nifty on a computer, he knows his way around a balance sheet – he also manages our finance department. His favourite things in life are computers, lego and eating cheese (in no particular order!).


Ryan Lee

Account Coordinator

Ryan has joined us as an account coordinator. As an ex flight attendant, Ryan’s personality and charisma is a hit with clients. Ryan sees himself as a wine connoisseur – however we don’t think Lambrini cuts it!


Sammy-Jo Kendall-Smith

Account Manager

Sammy works closely with her account manager to provide day-to-day logistical support. She graduated from Worcester University with a degree in creative digital media and still counts photography as one of her hobbies. Sammy is convinced she’s really unlucky but we count ourselves lucky to have her in our team!


Sharni Summers

Account Executive


Sharni works closely alongside her account manager to ensure the successful delivery of her clients’ campaigns. She always has a smile on her face, and has even won awards for her sparkling personality! Sharni loves to bake and is a regular contributor to BAM’s food festivals.


Tim Bodenham

Managing Director


The main man at HQ, Tim founded BAM in 1998. After moving on from being a sabbatical officer at Swansea Met, he now leads our team, steering the business to success after success. A father of two wonderful girls and husband to his lovely wife Lara.