Steve Quah

CEO

Steve Quah

CEO

Steve Quah is CEO of Cheerful Twentyfirst and takes a unique hands-on approach with team and projects. His wealth of experience and unrelenting quest for quality and innovation have shaped the culture of Cheerful Twentyfirst into an agile twenty-first century agency. With extensive expertise in both theatrical and digital brand experiences, Steve is the driving force behind the company’s strong creative service ethos. Steve brings over thirty years of unique insight, innovation and experience to the company and continues to focus the team on delivering game changing events for all clients. With a passion for creating award winning live experiences, Steve has produced over 300 corporate productions and numerous live events for some of the world’s largest brands including BBC Studios, Vodafone, Wall Street Journal, Google, Oath, Clifford Chance, LG, Disney, AOL, News UK and Microsoft to name but a few.

Andrew Harvey

Managing Director

Andrew Harvey

Managing Director

Andrew Harvey is the Managing Director of Cheerful Twentyfirst and has over twenty-five years’ in the industry, producing events, branded content and interactive projects. His extensive client experience and apt for creative storytelling are a driving force behind sustaining the agency as an innovative and proactive growth engine. Alongside our CEO, Andrew continues to manifest a dynamic agency culture where the cross pollination of ideas is actively encouraged. Through his natural leadership and events knowledge, Andrew has delivered award winning projects for global brands including Mars Wrigley, Nokia, Oliver Wyman, White & Case, PubMatic and RS Components. Andrew currently oversees all aspects of the agency’s operations, including client relationships and maintaining best in class creative. 

Jo Radford

Head of Moving Image

Jo Radford

Head of Moving Image

Jo Radford is our Head of Moving Image, and the heart of Cheerful Twentyfirst. Her inclusive, creative and vivacious leadership style has shaped who we are as an agency today. Jo leads the delivery of world class video content across bespoke client films, award-winning communications campaigns and onscreen event content. Working with integrity and with an impeccable eye for detail, Jo paves the way in fostering long-term, trusted and collaborative relationships with all clients.

Alex Cooper

Head of Events

Alex Cooper

Head of Events

Alex Cooper, our brilliant Head of Events, loves a creative challenge. His early career as a Creative Producer established positive relationships between clients, suppliers, freelancers and internal teams, and has been the foundation for an impressive and diverse events career spanning over 27 years. Alex’s passion is ‘delivering the impossible’ for our clients through the creation and production of outstanding and immersive live events. He leads the Cheerful Twentyfirst events team by example and is an expert at navigating bespoke creative solutions at scale.

Simon Baird

Creative Director

Simon Baird

Creative Director

Simon is a multi-disciplinary Creative Director with over 20 years experience in delivering projects for global clients. His passion is finding the sweet spot where creativity meets technology meets brand.

Simon is the first and last person to touch a creative brief, where his role is to find the opportunity for brands, inspire our innovative “creative warriors”, and craft game-changing experiences for audiences.

Hannah Luffman

Strategy Director

Hannah Luffman

Strategy Director

Hannah is our Strategy Director and focuses on brand strategy and communications. With 15 years experience in global campaigns and complex communication programmes she now heads up our client and agency strategy.

Hannah works on taking the campaign purpose and bringing it to life with cutting edge messaging and global activation.

Hannah also heads up the agency’s global strategic direction and unifies our messaging, value proposition and offering to our diverse client base. Hannah is known for her simple and honest approach to business and communications.

Chris Kiernan

Creative Director

Chris Kiernan

Creative Director

Creative Director Chris is a diverse and agile senior designer that leads from the front. His authentic and inventive approach to client briefs is a catalyst for creative thinking in the rest of the team. With over 20 years in high-end creative solutions across theatre, video, animation, consumer and corporate event projects, there aren’t many jobs that don’t come across his desk. Chris adds immeasurable value on any project, imagining original concepts and crafting end-to-end bespoke 360 creative to suit client and strategy. 

Martin Ivell

Account Director

Martin Ivell

Account Director

Our dedicated Account Director Martin specialises in software production and team management for large scale multiscreen productions worldwide. Martin works as a trusted extension of the Vodafone Group brand team, coordinating all events and communications for our long-standing client.  

Julian Staveley

Business Director

Julian Staveley

Business Director

Jules is our Business Director at Cheerful Twentyfirst. A trusted face across key client accounts and the driving force behind new client wins for the agency. Jules comes with over 18 years in industry, both agency and client side. His input is integral in every facet of the business, from ideation, creative and production to the onsite delivery of live events. Jules is driven by results at every level and thrives on creating memorable experiences for our clients. 

Alicia James

Senior Project Manager

Alicia James

Senior Project Manager

Alicia James is one of our vivacious Senior Project Managers. She has been with Cheerful Twentyfirst for over five years and has worked in the events sector for double that time. Alicia takes an unflappable and constructive approach to onsite challenges and has experience expertly managing a variety of multi-tiered events. She is a natural at cultivating a rich client and supplier relationship and goes above and beyond to facilitate seamless event delivery.

Alicia has worked on:

Natalie Richards

Senior Project Manager

Natalie Richards

Senior Project Manager

Natalie is a natural born leader. As our Senior Project Manager, Nat is known for her pursuit of innovation and pushing boundaries to bring an idea to life. She loves a challenging project to sink her teeth into and the results are astounding. Natalie’s ‘on-the-money’ instinct for multi-tiered, strategic events is a catalyst for trusted client relationships. Onsite, her unique ability to view a project from all perspectives builds honest partnerships across suppliers and stakeholders, and over projects of all scales. 

Natalie has worked on:

Ria Champion

Senior Project Manager

Ria Champion

Senior Project Manager

Our effervescent Senior Project Manager Ria is a driving force in the events team. Her experience managing large scale, multi-tiered events has shown to be critical in delivering some of our biggest and most involved projects to date. With over fourteen years’ in client and account management, Ria is known for her creative and constructive problem solving that ultimately enriches our client’s projects.  

Ria has worked on:

Manuela Cadarso

Project Director

Manuela Cadarso

Project Director

Manuela is an operational genius. Her core strength lies in taking a creative approach and making sure it is delivered effectively, efficiently and on brand. With 10 years experience in global event and campaign delivery Manuela is able to turn her hand to projects across all industries.

Manuela looks after a number of our wider commercial relationships in the industry and is the agency’s lead on sustainability and inclusivity programmes.

Zachary Tranter

Project Director

Zachary Tranter

Project Director

Our US Project Director Zachary Tranter calls himself an ‘architect of events and experiences’ and he is right. Zachary has a proven record of international event delivery that exceed expectations and with outstanding ROI. Combining a background in theatrical production and the culinary arts with formal event management education, he has spent years understanding how the human senses fold into an experience and become the stepping stone of the attendee journey. Zachary works with the technology, media, and broadcast clients to produce live and virtual experiences that impact audiences. He has a special knack for curating cutting edge ideas, technologies, and designs that surprise audiences and delight brands.

Jamie Blackwell

Financial Controller

Jamie Blackwell

Financial Controller

As Financial Controller, Jamie bring years of experience and an eagle-eye to the management of all budgets across every project, and all client accounts. Years in the finance sector have honed his knowledge of best business practices and compliance. Jamie also manages the Aeorema PLC Group.

Elena Clowes

Creative Producer

Elena Clowes

Creative Producer

Elena is a talented and experienced Creative Producer. Coming from a background in project delivery she has a rare talent in combining creative ideation with operational excellence. Her relationships with clients, suppliers and industry peers is outstanding and she is known for her ability to create experiences with long lasting legacy.

Elena excels in creative for complex campaigns and understanding concepts through to brand style and into final activation. In addition to her role as Creative Producer Elena speaks at a number of industry events campaigning for better access to our industry for entry-level roles and work experience.

James O’Shea

Senior Editor

James O’Shea

Senior Editor

James is our creative and award-winning Senior Editor. As a leader of the Cheerful Twentyfirst post-production department, he provides expertise and technical experience across the all facets of Moving Image, Events and Marketing departments. James is a natural at managing several projects simultaneously with fearless aptitude for visual storytelling. His enduring commitment to quality has developed strong relationships with long standing clients and communications teams internationally. 

Jennifer Morris

Senior Producer

Jennifer Morris

Senior Producer

Shooting, editing, writing, producing, directing; Jen Morris passionately does it all as a creative leader for the entire office. As Cheerful Twentyfirst’s Senior Producer, she demonstrates an original approach to briefs and takes initiatives to produce award winning, high quality assets in line with a client’s vision. Jen’s content experience is diverse with over 12 years in industry, and includes corporate, digital and branded video work. 

Jio Fish

Designer

Jio Fish

Designer

Jio comes from a rich freelance background in illustration and graphics. Through innovative and engaging designs for our clients, Jio helps bring concepts to life. She is the go-to for bespoke PowerPoint communications and establishes a close relationship with clients to deliver best in class visual assets.  

Georgia Cross

PR & Campaign Manager

Georgia Cross

PR & Campaign Manager

Our PR & Campaign Manager, Georgia works with the creative and business development teams to produce and action content, copy, and marketing in support of our brand mission to be game changers. Her aptitude for creative communications leads our external messaging strategy and strengthens our portfolio and client pitch efforts.  

Georgia was recently recognised as an industry rising star in the 2020 CN 30 Under Thirty.

Megan Shaw

Production Manager

Megan Shaw

Production Manager

Meg is a versatile and highly capable production manager with experience across all areas of our business and for a breadth of our global clients. Her background in photography lends to her core creative role in the video team and makes her a vital asset to any campaign. As a trusted and talented PM, Meg is often sent abroad on challenging projects for high profile clients that require the upmost care, passion and aptitude.

Lisi Archibald

Designer

Lisi Archibald

Designer

From initial brief to finished graphics, our bold designer Lisi can visualise complex content before picking up a pencil, and delivers creative end-to-end. After 10+ years as a freelance London designer, Lisi joined the team to fill a crucial creative role, working directly with clients and brand teams to develop world class print and digital assets. Lisi is known for her 360 thinking and creative spark that draws audiences into the comms narrative.

Anne-Marie Andonov

Project Coordinator

Anne-Marie Andonov

Project Coordinator

The Cheerful Twentyfirst office wouldn’t be the same without our bright and enthusiastic project coordinator Anne-Marie. She plays a huge role in event support and pre-production logistics across all events and is regularly onsite as core support to the project managers and client during a live event.

Anne-Marie has worked on:

Want to join the team?

Send your CV to careers@cheerfultwentyfirst.com