MEET THE TEAM

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Abbie Schofield – Digital Editor

With experience at Blogosphere and Women’s Health as well as running her own travel blog, Abbie joined Absolutely London in 2019 to oversee all digital content, from articles to social media and the weekly newsletter. She also looks after the beauty and food pages of Absolutely’s print magazines, and loves trying new restaurants across London.

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Zoë Delmer-Best – Editorial Assistant

Having previously worked at a health and fitness PR company, Zoe became Editorial Assistant at Absolutely in 2019. As well as working on Absolutely London, Zoe plays a key editorial role for our sister title, Absolutely Education. When she’s not writing features, she enjoys horse riding, reading and exploring London culture.

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Lucie Pearce – Marketing & Content Manager

Lucie has several years experience in publishing and marketing, working in the B2B and B2C sectors. Having worked for Absolutely for eight years, she now heads up the content and marketing team. In her spare time, she enjoys spinning, reading and drinking red wine.

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John Mead – Media Consultant

John has recently joined the team here at Absolutely, focusing on the education sector. He studied politics at university before moving on to work in customer service and sales. In his spare time, John is an avid fitness fan, specifically boxing and the gym, and enjoys honing his artistic side through painting.

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Anna Clarke – Media Consultant

Anna has been in the industry for over twelve years, specialising in the luxury and parenting sectors at publishers such as Condé Nast, Archant and Exclusive; she now works on our luxury London portfolio, focusing on Education and Property. In her spare time, Anna has a passion for acting, singing and music.

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Jemma Hayes – Media Consultant

Jemma completed her English Literature degree in 2018 before moving to London to work for a well-known recruitment consultancy. She has recently taken the plunge into publishing and joined Zest Media at the start of this year. Jemma works on our lifestyle titles with a number of local businesses and SMEs, looking to grow our client base in specific areas of London and Surrey. Jemma loves a classic dad joke now and then, and also thinks she’s punny…

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Anabela Koleci – Senior Media Consultant

Anabela joined the business in 2017 and has since grown into one of our most formidable consultants. She works across all of our luxury publications in the London and Surrey lifestyle market and now, juggles her role with a full time law degree. She adores her dog, Chuku, and has a penchant for Albanian folk dancing – although we kindly request that this stops during office hours.

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Navinder Lall – Manager of Absolutely Mama

Navinder has worked in luxury media for over 12 years and she loves the travel, lifestyle and parenting sectors. Having previously worked at British Airways Media and The London Magazine, Navinder works on Absolutely Mama and creates bespoke client solutions. She loves the challenge of balancing work and motherhood, and outside of work, is building memories with her young family.

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Nicola Owens – Manager of Absolutely Education

Nicola is a farmer’s daughter from Herefordshire; she joined Zest Media in 2012 and initially looked after the advertising for two lifestyle titles. In 2018, Nicola moved to the specialist education team and she now works across the entire Education portfolio. As a qualified PE Teacher, Nicola has great insight into the world of education and loves to keep fit.

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Isabella Eckett – Manager & Editor of Absolutely Weddings 

Formally at Condé Nast Brides, Isabella is immersed in the bridal world, specialising in wedding venues having visited hundreds of locations across the UK and abroad. Isabella also worked for Condé Nast Traveller before joining Absolutely Weddings in October 2019, rebranding the magazine and launching the hotly-anticipated Best 100 Venues Guide 2020. Isabella is getting married in June 2020 in Ireland, so is on her own wedding planning journey.

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Craig Davies – Commercial Director

Craig joined the business in 2017 and currently looks after the print division in his role as Director. Previously working for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and another publishing house, Craig holds 10 years experience in the industry and specialises in working with local businesses and agencies. Craig has a passion for boxing, football, Metallica and his bulldog Bubba.