MEET THE TEAM - Broadley Speaking


Great individual performances and smart team work drive our performance. Combine this with our hard won sales experience – dating back to 1983 – and our clients gain the benefit of a highly focused and driven team of well trained sales and marketing professionals.

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Hilary Broadley
Managing Director

Hilary has a passion for B2B sales stretching back to 1983. Hilary is a particularly good communicator and has always used her gift of verbal expression to sell effectively. She is capable of handling complexity and tolerating ambiguity. Most importantly she drives herself and the team for the strongest possible commercial outcomes for her clients.

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Isabel Robson

Isabel is quick to see the possibilities of new ideas and projects, she is outstanding at initiating these and persuading people to support her. Her vivid imagination constantly pushes her towards turning her ideas into reality. She is a powerhouse for clients and driving results for them.

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David Conn

David is a highly experienced B2B sales and marketing professional. He has worked in most major B2B sectors over his career. He is competitive, ambitious and seeks to win. David can spot the flaws that may exist in most situations and quickly see how to improve them. This makes him a considerable asset when engaging with clients and seeking the most positive outcomes.


Brooke Pinkney MBA CMgr MCMI
Managing Director Designate

I have been with Broadley Speaking for a decade. I have an MBA from University of Exeter and am a Chartered Manager having successfully completed the CMI’s Chartered Manager Assessment – with Distinction.

My core role is to lead the business on a day-to-day basis but I lead from the front, so I still work with clients to identify high value new business opportunities, across a wide range of market sectors. I am passionate about client experience and the continued growth of the business. I continue my learning and challenging the status quo.

Vicky Andrew

Business Development Leader and People Lead

An experienced leader working across a number of B2B sectors including Consulting, Supply Chain and Healthcare. Part of my role is to engage and create business opportunities for our clients. I love spending time with businesses learning about how their business works, competitors and strategising new ways to engage prospects. I am also involved in recruitment and training which is an area I find extremely rewarding. 

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my young family finding new adventures to explore and burn energy. 

Giuseppe Baggiani

Head of Digital Marketing

I develop Digital Marketing strategies for Broadley Speaking and our clients across a variety of industries and countries. I speak five languages, sing in a choir and play classical guitar.


Philippa Sherrell

Head of Social Media

At Broadley Speaking I help our teams secure high value opportunities on behalf of our clients through the art of social listening, social intelligence, and social selling.

I have been with Broadley Speaking since August 2019 and have gained experience working across multiple sectors.

Before my time at Broadley Speaking I worked within retail and then as an Officer on board Cruise Ships, visiting over 40 countries.


Belinda Moody

Senior Business Development Manager

I originate from Australia where for 5 years I successfully provided direct marketing for brands such as Schweppes, Mercedes, Lexus, CUB & BATA as a Fashion & Promotional Model. To succeed in such a fast-paced environment, good communication skills and understanding the ethos of each brand was essential to the sales process.

After relocating to beautiful Devon to raise my children, I joined Broadley speaking.  I have had the opportunity to use and expand my business development expertise, working on accounts across varied industries such as HR Software, E-Commerce Software, High-End Italian Ladieswear, Corporate Occupational Health, Cancer Healthcare, and International Event Management.

In my spare time you’ll find me walking or running with my dog on Dartmoor.

James Welch-Thornton

Digital Marketing

I have worked in many sectors including Food & Beverage, Intellectual Property and Digital Marketing. I am related to the Lord Mayor of London, John Garrett, who laid the first stone of London Bridge in 1825.

Mandy Meredith

Head of Science and Technology Division

I have a degree in Biochemistry and started my career as a laboratory assistant for the Medical Research Council. Since 1997, I have been working in business development – sales and marketing roles selling laboratory equipment, chemicals and services to pharmaceutical companies, biotech start-ups and academia.

Bryony Smith

Content Management – Active & Engaged Demand

I have a BA Hons in Media Production, having previously worked within the Healthcare and Retail sector, I am now developing my career as a Digital Marketer. I trained in Classical Opera for eight years and have a pug called Chewee.


Krishna Hurry

Business Development Manager 

My time at Broadley Speaking goes all the way back to 2016! I took a short break where I took an exciting step into growing online start-ups which was a difficult decision but, fast forward a few years, I am back with Broadley Speaking and the consultative sales toolset I’ve developed has been more than worth it.

Due to a greater life focus on flexibility, and the chance to now work from home I am loving being back with the Broadley Speaking team where I am  looking forward to applying my experience as best as possible!

Jacques Braddick

Senior Business Development Manager

Worked in family business (furniture) in North Devon before joining Broadley. I grew up in a seaside village called Westward Ho! in North Devon and moved to Plymouth to study Business Management at Plymouth University; as soon as I finished university I started to work for Broadley Speaking.

Damon Didcott

Information Technology Executive.

I’ve been working in administration and IT roles for nearly 22 years now, for Trident Exhibitions, OnDigital and Broadley Speaking. Nothing has exploded yet.

Lisa Stewart

Business Processes, Data Management and Research

I moved to Tavistock 4 years ago after spending 20 years working for a large IT Services company in London, where I worked in a variety of IT delivery and business support roles. I enjoy spending time with my family discovering new places in Devon and Cornwall.


Umberto Bergonzini

Digital Marketing

“I have worked across a variety of industries from engineering, to IT and education where I have gathered a broad range of experience. I am excited to have joined the Broadley Speaking team and to be able to help the business achieve their goals. In my spare time I love running and doing jujitsu.”

Tom Poole

Tom Poole

Business Development Manager

Before joining Broadley Speaking, I travelled around Australia for a month and completed a degree in Business and Events Management. If I am not working, you can find me in the Gym or playing football.


Violet Ryder

Content Management – Active & Engaged Demand 

I combine my extensive qualifications in digital video and creative writing with years of experience to originate dynamic and inspirational multimedia content.  When I’m not putting pen to paper, I take advantage of my back garden – otherwise known as Dartmoor National Park – where I ride horses, exercise my dogs, wild swim and generally get covered in mud and animal hair.

Edward McMenamin

Business Development Manager

Having studied Computer Hardware and Software at A-level, before progressing through Sales for the last three years, I am excited to have now moved into my role as a Business Development Executive for Broadley Speaking. Some of my main passions include; rugby, reading and trying out new cultural cuisines.


Rachael Ford

B2B Social Media Account Manager  

I have worked in marketing and events since 2011 for a variety of industries including pet care, properties, law and broadband and have a BSc (Hons) Tourism Management degree. Outside of work I enjoy days out with my family and home workouts.


Michelle Deane


I have over 20 years experience in accountancy and business management. I enjoy working closely with Broadley Speaking and the team.

Nick Jackson

Creative Lead

I have over 20 years of experience working with National and International companies across all sectors, delivering brand strategies and creative campaigns online and in print. I grew up in Cheltenham and moved to Devon to study & surf.