Meet the team

The BGM crew is built up of talented PR professionals, marketers, account managers, strategists, content creators, social media gurus, designers and copywriters. We may have different skillsets, personalities and opinions (“what do you mean Resident Evil 4 isn’t the best game of all time?!”) but our passion for and knowledge of video games guides all of the work that we do here.

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James

Director/Co-Founder

James has spent most of his career working in the games industry in various marketing roles. He’s been playing games since 1980, when his dad first bought a ZX80. He has extensive experience working on game launches across multiple platforms as well as running B2B campaigns for a wide range of clients looking to target the games industry.

Favourite Game: The Legend of Zelda:Ocarina of Time (N64)

James

Director/Co-Founder

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James

Director/Co-Founder

James has spent most of his career working in the games industry in various marketing roles. He’s been playing games since 1980, when his dad first bought a ZX80. He has extensive experience working on game launches across multiple platforms as well as running B2B campaigns for a wide range of clients looking to target the games industry.

Favourite Game: The Legend of Zelda:Ocarina of Time (N64)

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John

Director/Co-Founder

If age ain’t nothing but a number, for John, that number would be 1981 – the year he got a ZX81 for Christmas, and his love of gaming was born. In the (many) years since, John has cut his teeth on a ton of game launches for big global brands and small indies alike. Luckily, his son now gives him the perfect excuse to keep on gaming.

Favourite Game: Too many to mention! Pretty much anything GTA or Zelda-related – although Destiny, Left4Dead and Half Life have been amazing gaming experiences (hence my choice of character!)

John

Director/Co-Founder

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John

Director/Co-Founder

If age ain’t nothing but a number, for John, that number would be 1981 – the year he got a ZX81 for Christmas, and his love of gaming was born. In the (many) years since, John has cut his teeth on a ton of game launches for big global brands and small indies alike. Luckily, his son now gives him the perfect excuse to keep on gaming.

Favourite Game: Too many to mention! Pretty much anything GTA or Zelda-related – although Destiny, Left4Dead and Half Life have been amazing gaming experiences (hence my choice of character!)

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Mo

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Mo has more years of experience in B2B tech PR than she will ever admit to, thanks to her time in both UK tech specialist and global multidisciplinary agencies, and more recently as a freelance consultant. Fuelled by coffee and chocolate, preferably simultaneously, she excels at building and delivering strategic communications plans for start-up organisations.

Favourite Game: Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Mo

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

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Mo

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Mo has more years of experience in B2B tech PR than she will ever admit to, thanks to her time in both UK tech specialist and global multidisciplinary agencies, and more recently as a freelance consultant. Fuelled by coffee and chocolate, preferably simultaneously, she excels at building and delivering strategic communications plans for start-up organisations.

Favourite Game: Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Alex

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

At the time of writing, Alex has 1,712 titles in his Steam library and he plans to play them all. Enjoying almost every genre, from AAA to indie art-house, the only notable gap in his videogame knowledge is the sports sim… sorry FIFA.

Favourite Game: The Path

Alex

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Alex

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

At the time of writing, Alex has 1,712 titles in his Steam library and he plans to play them all. Enjoying almost every genre, from AAA to indie art-house, the only notable gap in his videogame knowledge is the sports sim… sorry FIFA.

Favourite Game: The Path

Max

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Working across several B2B tech agencies, Max has extensive experience in managing the reputation and relationships of clients with the media and key stakeholders. Having been a gamer ever since he could hold an N64 controller, Max is passionate about the sector and its continued growth in the corporate sphere. His work extends across traditional media relations, including social media strategy, owned content production and events management.

Favourite Game: Alan Wake (Max loves torches/flashlights)

Max

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Max

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Working across several B2B tech agencies, Max has extensive experience in managing the reputation and relationships of clients with the media and key stakeholders. Having been a gamer ever since he could hold an N64 controller, Max is passionate about the sector and its continued growth in the corporate sphere. His work extends across traditional media relations, including social media strategy, owned content production and events management.

Favourite Game: Alan Wake (Max loves torches/flashlights)

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Mat

HEAD OF CONTENT

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HEAD OF CONTENT

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Mat

HEAD OF CONTENT

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AMIE

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

A returning BGM star, Amie, having started her career with the company before taking a six-year hiatus to work in B2B and B2C technology PR, giving her an excellent and varied skill set. She is a passionate Destiny 2 player on all of the consoles yet despite her appetite for wanting to play other games, she can’t keep away from the Tower.

Favourite Game: The Bioshock series and Destiny (1&2)

AMIE

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

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AMIE

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

A returning BGM star, Amie, having started her career with the company before taking a six-year hiatus to work in B2B and B2C technology PR, giving her an excellent and varied skill set. She is a passionate Destiny 2 player on all of the consoles yet despite her appetite for wanting to play other games, she can’t keep away from the Tower.

Favourite Game: The Bioshock series and Destiny (1&2)

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JACK

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Jumping straight into the world of PR after graduating from university, Jack is good on his namesake and is BGM’s Jack-of-all-trades. From curating influencer strategy to hosting podcasts, writing releases and coordinating campaigns, he’s been doing it all in the almost 5-years he’s been with the team.

Favourite Game: All of his clients, obviously

JACK

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

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JACK

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Jumping straight into the world of PR after graduating from university, Jack is good on his namesake and is BGM’s Jack-of-all-trades. From curating influencer strategy to hosting podcasts, writing releases and coordinating campaigns, he’s been doing it all in the almost 5-years he’s been with the team.

Favourite Game: All of his clients, obviously

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TOM

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXEC

Tom joined BGM in 2021 after a brief stint in games journalism. A self-titled lover of all things indie gaming, when he’s not working, you’ll find him working through his backlog on his Steam Deck or leading Scuderia AlphaTauri to Formula 1 glory in his F1 Manager save. Outside of the gaming sphere, you’ll probably catch him travelling the length of the country supporting his home town club, Hull City!

Favourite Game: TLOZ: Breath of the Wild

TOM

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXEC

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TOM

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXEC

Tom joined BGM in 2021 after a brief stint in games journalism. A self-titled lover of all things indie gaming, when he’s not working, you’ll find him working through his backlog on his Steam Deck or leading Scuderia AlphaTauri to Formula 1 glory in his F1 Manager save. Outside of the gaming sphere, you’ll probably catch him travelling the length of the country supporting his home town club, Hull City!

Favourite Game: TLOZ: Breath of the Wild

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LUKE

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXEC

Luke graduated from Solent University with a degree in PR and Multimedia communications. Looking to expand on his knowledge and experience in PR, he has decided to enter the world of Gaming. As an avid sports fan and gamer, Luke has played a copious amount of Football Manager, FIFA, and Fight Night. He still remembers the day he fell in love with gaming, as his parents bought him a PlayStation One complete with Crash Bandicoot and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

Favourite Game: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

LUKE

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXEC

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LUKE

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXEC

Luke graduated from Solent University with a degree in PR and Multimedia communications. Looking to expand on his knowledge and experience in PR, he has decided to enter the world of Gaming. As an avid sports fan and gamer, Luke has played a copious amount of Football Manager, FIFA, and Fight Night. He still remembers the day he fell in love with gaming, as his parents bought him a PlayStation One complete with Crash Bandicoot and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

Favourite Game: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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TAMSIN

SENIOR SOCIAL MEDIA EXEC

After graduating from the University of Exeter with a First Class degree in Business, Tamsin couldn’t wait to jump into the world of social media marketing! When she’s not playing her beloved Nintendo Switch, Tamsin is an avid concert-goer (with the tour t-shirts to prove it).

Favourite Game: Animal Crossing New Horizons

TAMSIN

SENIOR SOCIAL MEDIA EXEC

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TAMSIN

SENIOR SOCIAL MEDIA EXEC

After graduating from the University of Exeter with a First Class degree in Business, Tamsin couldn’t wait to jump into the world of social media marketing! When she’s not playing her beloved Nintendo Switch, Tamsin is an avid concert-goer (with the tour t-shirts to prove it).

Favourite Game: Animal Crossing New Horizons

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MIKE

COPYWRITER

Mike first got into the world of PR after taking on a part-time role at a local agency while studying Journalism at the University of Sheffield. Since then, he’s produced content for a broad range of businesses working across both B2B and B2C, which has helped him hone his writing skills. Away from the desk, Mike can usually be found baking cakes, out for a run, or endlessly replaying Resident Evil 4.

Favourite Game: Resident Evil 4 (2005)

MIKE

COPYWRITER

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MIKE

COPYWRITER

Mike first got into the world of PR after taking on a part-time role at a local agency while studying Journalism at the University of Sheffield. Since then, he’s produced content for a broad range of businesses working across both B2B and B2C, which has helped him hone his writing skills. Away from the desk, Mike can usually be found baking cakes, out for a run, or endlessly replaying Resident Evil 4.

Favourite Game: Resident Evil 4 (2005)

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NAOMI

OFFICE MANAGER

Naomi has many years of experience in meticulously developing, managing and improving the essential functions of a variety of organisations. From High-end property to Classic sports cars she’s ready for anything! Her calm no-nonsense approach ensures Big Games Machine is always a well-oiled one. Aside from being a committed virtual office ninja, pets collector, true crime addict and shameless Eurovision Song Contest super fan, Naomi navigates a busy family life that often revolves around Minecraft, Roblox and Marvel Superheroes.

Favourite Game: Micro Machines 2

NAOMI

OFFICE MANAGER

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NAOMI

OFFICE MANAGER

Naomi has many years of experience in meticulously developing, managing and improving the essential functions of a variety of organisations. From High-end property to Classic sports cars she’s ready for anything! Her calm no-nonsense approach ensures Big Games Machine is always a well-oiled one. Aside from being a committed virtual office ninja, pets collector, true crime addict and shameless Eurovision Song Contest super fan, Naomi navigates a busy family life that often revolves around Minecraft, Roblox and Marvel Superheroes.

Favourite Game: Micro Machines 2

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Rocky

English Bulldog (Owner:Alex)

I like Sleep, neck scritches, Alex’s pillow.

I don’t like: Strangers handing me biscuits. High-value snacks only.

Talents/Tricks: Pulling Alex into one of his local pubs when he walks past.

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English Bulldog (Owner:Alex)

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Rocky

English Bulldog (Owner:Alex)

I like Sleep, neck scritches, Alex’s pillow.

I don’t like: Strangers handing me biscuits. High-value snacks only.

Talents/Tricks: Pulling Alex into one of his local pubs when he walks past.

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QUEEN BETSY

RAGDOLL (OWNER:NAOMI)

I like: Drinking from bath taps, Crispy duck, Throwing up in water bowls, Making biscuits, Looking down on people from high places, Hairbands, Naomi.

I don’t like: Going outside, Non-premium cat food, Animals (self-identifies as human), anyone other than Naomi, Being ignored, and The hoover.

Talents/Tricks: Will play fetch with a hairband. Occasionally, when she feels like it.

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RAGDOLL (OWNER:NAOMI)

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QUEEN BETSY

RAGDOLL (OWNER:NAOMI)

I like: Drinking from bath taps, Crispy duck, Throwing up in water bowls, Making biscuits, Looking down on people from high places, Hairbands, Naomi.

I don’t like: Going outside, Non-premium cat food, Animals (self-identifies as human), anyone other than Naomi, Being ignored, and The hoover.

Talents/Tricks: Will play fetch with a hairband. Occasionally, when she feels like it.

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FREDDY

LABRADOR (OWNER:TOM'S FAMILY)

I like: Eating, barking and snoozing on the sofa. I also love my cuddly animal friends, especially Frankie the Monkey!

I don’t like: Rain, prickly grass and late dinners…

Talents/Tricks: As an assistance dog I have to learn lots of tricks and help my mum. In particular, I’m great at nose boops and hoopla!

FREDDY

LABRADOR (OWNER:TOM'S FAMILY)

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FREDDY

LABRADOR (OWNER:TOM'S FAMILY)

I like: Eating, barking and snoozing on the sofa. I also love my cuddly animal friends, especially Frankie the Monkey!

I don’t like: Rain, prickly grass and late dinners…

Talents/Tricks: As an assistance dog I have to learn lots of tricks and help my mum. In particular, I’m great at nose boops and hoopla!

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MURPHY

COCKER SPANIEL (OWNER:MAX)

I like: Sleeping, Snoozing, cuddling, playing with my Tug E-Nuff and lying in front of the fire

I don’t like: Being left on my own, outside at night, dogs barking aggressively

Talents/Tricks: I’m still a puppy, so I’m still learning, but I have the ability to draw people towards me and am not fussed when other people or kids want to stroke me or pick me up

MURPHY

COCKER SPANIEL (OWNER:MAX)

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MURPHY

COCKER SPANIEL (OWNER:MAX)

I like: Sleeping, Snoozing, cuddling, playing with my Tug E-Nuff and lying in front of the fire

I don’t like: Being left on my own, outside at night, dogs barking aggressively

Talents/Tricks: I’m still a puppy, so I’m still learning, but I have the ability to draw people towards me and am not fussed when other people or kids want to stroke me or pick me up

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ARCHIE

COCKAPOO (OWNER:JAMES)

I like: Walks, playing fetch, having the inside of my ear rubbed and snacks

I don’t like : Eating meals (that much), Having my feet wiped after I’ve been in the muddy garden, Sudden loud noises (I’m a bit of a coward) and Interacting with people I don’t know

Talents/Tricks If there’s a treat at the other end, then I’ll give my paw, lie down, roll over and I’ll also sit and stare at a snack on the floor in front of me until you tell me that I can get it.

ARCHIE

COCKAPOO (OWNER:JAMES)

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ARCHIE

COCKAPOO (OWNER:JAMES)

I like: Walks, playing fetch, having the inside of my ear rubbed and snacks

I don’t like : Eating meals (that much), Having my feet wiped after I’ve been in the muddy garden, Sudden loud noises (I’m a bit of a coward) and Interacting with people I don’t know

Talents/Tricks If there’s a treat at the other end, then I’ll give my paw, lie down, roll over and I’ll also sit and stare at a snack on the floor in front of me until you tell me that I can get it.

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FRANK

PATTERJACK (OWNER:JOHN)

I like: Playing fetch, chasing seagulls, pigeons, squirrels and pretty much anything that moves

I don’t like : Small fluffy dogs (see above)

Talents/Tricks: I am forever vigilant in the ongoing battle between dogs and seagulls for world domination. Whenever I am near, no seagull can rest – although I have never actually caught one (except that dead one on the beach that time). Also, I bloody love playing with a ball

FRANK

PATTERJACK (OWNER:JOHN)

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FRANK

PATTERJACK (OWNER:JOHN)

I like: Playing fetch, chasing seagulls, pigeons, squirrels and pretty much anything that moves

I don’t like : Small fluffy dogs (see above)

Talents/Tricks: I am forever vigilant in the ongoing battle between dogs and seagulls for world domination. Whenever I am near, no seagull can rest – although I have never actually caught one (except that dead one on the beach that time). Also, I bloody love playing with a ball

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MAGGIE MOO

FRENCH BULLDOG (OWNER:NAOMI)

I like: Roast Dinners, Sprinting, Humping my human brothers, Farting, Sliding down hills on my back, Peeing and Pooing on soft carpet, Country parks, singing.

I don’t like : Adverse weather, Eastern Europe, Big dogs, Strangers, Displaying any kind of manners or public decency, Kids on swings, Hay bales.

Talents/Tricks: Runs at the speed of light despite being barrel shaped

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FRENCH BULLDOG (OWNER:NAOMI)

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MAGGIE MOO

FRENCH BULLDOG (OWNER:NAOMI)

I like: Roast Dinners, Sprinting, Humping my human brothers, Farting, Sliding down hills on my back, Peeing and Pooing on soft carpet, Country parks, singing.

I don’t like : Adverse weather, Eastern Europe, Big dogs, Strangers, Displaying any kind of manners or public decency, Kids on swings, Hay bales.

Talents/Tricks: Runs at the speed of light despite being barrel shaped

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OSWALD

RAGDOLL (OWNER:NAOMI)

I like: Going outside for three minutes at a time, Aggressive strokes, Keeping myself looking incredible, Dancing on the bed after its just been made, Smoked salmon

I don’t like : Getting my feet wet, Children under the age of six, rain, lawn mowers, hedgehogs, my human dad

Talents/Tricks: Zero other than taking peoples breath away with his beauty

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RAGDOLL (OWNER:NAOMI)

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OSWALD

RAGDOLL (OWNER:NAOMI)

I like: Going outside for three minutes at a time, Aggressive strokes, Keeping myself looking incredible, Dancing on the bed after its just been made, Smoked salmon

I don’t like : Getting my feet wet, Children under the age of six, rain, lawn mowers, hedgehogs, my human dad

Talents/Tricks: Zero other than taking peoples breath away with his beauty

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RUDY & REGGIE

STAFFIES (OWNER:LUKE)

Rudy likes: Making friends with other dogs, swimming, and pets from everyone. Reggie likes: Walks, sticks, and eating anything I can find

Rudy doesn’t like : Being picked up, the mop, and the hoover (My nemesis).Reggie doesn’t like : Water, balloons, or fireworks

Ridy’s Talents/Tricks: When I’m asked to lie down, I always do a little spin. Just so I can get my treat.

Reggy’s Talents/Tricks: I can jump up on my windowsill, even though I shouldn’t be up there

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STAFFIES (OWNER:LUKE)

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RUDY & REGGIE

STAFFIES (OWNER:LUKE)

Rudy likes: Making friends with other dogs, swimming, and pets from everyone. Reggie likes: Walks, sticks, and eating anything I can find

Rudy doesn’t like : Being picked up, the mop, and the hoover (My nemesis).Reggie doesn’t like : Water, balloons, or fireworks

Ridy’s Talents/Tricks: When I’m asked to lie down, I always do a little spin. Just so I can get my treat.

Reggy’s Talents/Tricks: I can jump up on my windowsill, even though I shouldn’t be up there