Team

The Montfort team is a global, cross-discipline team of communications, PR, social media and digital marketing experts. Our combined experience across a range of sectors means we can confidently put together a team that excels at meeting your challenges, whatever they are.

Montfort Directors

Montfort was founded by Ben and Jaz in 2014.

Team 1

Ben Matthews

Ben Matthews Montfort Agency Headshot

Social media and press consultant specialising in technology, media, government and charity. Offers senior client consultancy and trusted counsel, sets strategy, and ensures well-executed implementation for campaigns at all levels.

Ben was awarded PR Week’s Young PR Professional of the Year and was their youngest ever flagship interviewee. He is a regular speaker and well connected to the London media scene, influencers and blogging communities.

Client Experience:

London 2012, the Financial Times, Microsoft, American Express, Bang & Olufsen, The Macallan whisky, Evernote, World Wildlife Foundation, O2, Duracell, Open University, The Engine Room

Jaz Cummins

Team 2

Senior communications director with wide in-house and agency experience in strategic consultancy and hands­-on management and execution of communications, community, content and social projects.

A career start in agency PR and marketing, followed by in-house roles digital roles at Amnesty International UK and The Guardian, gives Jaz a foundation understanding of branding and journalistic values that underpins her approach. Jaz is a specialist in community management, content creation and social-video, who loves getting under the skin of requirements through testing and data.

Client Experience:

The Guardian, Amnesty International, Green Party of England and Wales, UNHCR The UN Refugee Agency, House of Commons, First Draft News, Harper Collins, We Mean Business, Jaguar

Montfort Team

Bethany Crowe

Bethany Crowe MontfortBethany is a community manager, digital content creator and strategist particularly interested in social media, non-profit digital content, collaboration and urban technology. She was the Social Media Co-ordinator for charity Sustrans for three years. She also works with Glastonbury Festivals, Bristol Museum and Art Galleries and the UN in New York. Bethany likes helping clients use digital to meet business needs, tell compelling stories and creating content that flies. She loves inspiring people to use digital to help build a more positive future.

Bethany joined Montfort in 2016.

Client Experience:

Sustrans, United Nations, Glastonbury Festivals, We Mean Business, FIA Foundation, One Home

Ellie Bowes

Ellie Bowes Montfort

Ellie is a digital content producer, video editor and consultant with a passion to use her content-creation skills for good. Four years at Mind, the mental health charity, as well as freelance roles have given Ellie a great instinct for creating cause-based content that works.

Ellie joined Montfort in 2017.

Client Experience

Mind, Rethink Mental Illness, The Jo Cox Foundation, Shelterbox, The Wildlife Trusts, World Resources Institute, We Mean Business, Kings College London

Julia Tatai

Julia Tatai MontfortJulia is a content marketer and consultant who is passionate about using social media to positively engage people for good causes. Building on her experience in healthcare marketing as well as various agency and freelance roles, Julia has a special interest in digital strategies, content creation and social media engagement.

Julia joined Montfort in 2018.

Client Experience

Donorfy, UN Principles of Responsible Investment, The Jo Cox Foundation, We Mean Business, Kings College London

Leni Candan

Leni is a digital communications consultant specialising in the not-for-profit sector. Having worked in a variety of in-house and freelance communications roles within the sector, Leni has experience across the full communications mix. She has a special interest in using social media to influence positive change, campaign for social justice, and build activist communities.

Leni joined Montfort in 2019

Client Experience,

Green Party of England and Wales, MS Trust, Asthma UK, London Cycling Campaign, Trust for London, The Resource Alliance

James Armstrong

James is a digital content marketer, trainer and strategist specialising in social media engagement, community growth and advertising. He started his career with Sussex Police, working on projects ranging from local community engagement to major incidents and the NATO Summit in Wales. He now loves working with community interest companies and charities doing good the world, using his technical and creative knowledge to build relationships with audiences.

Client Experience

Sussex Police, Medical Aid for Palestinians, ShelterBox

Scarlet Cummins

Scarlet has a great eye for innovative and creative design, that can work hard in the digital environment. Scarlet works closely with the Montfort team to produce fresh and inventive visuals, that meets the brand requirements and the platform requirements of social media.

Client Experience

National Portrait Gallery, Soho Theatre, Filofax, Tisserand, Refugee Week

Adam Jakubowicz

Adam is a front-end developer, who loves creating, sharing and socialising on the web. Adam is experienced in animation, games and websites on a range of platforms and works with Montfort on development projects.

Client Experience

The Jo Cox Foundation, Lumesse, Refugee Week