We have a very talented bunch of people in the Downey Birch team with varied experience and strengths.
We are not one-dimensional – our team is clever, creative, insightful, hard working, human, grounded, professional, inspiring, engaging, intelligent, humble, sophisticated, experienced, results driven and we’re proud to say, full of good old fashioned common sense.
We have long term relationships with our clients because we see ourselves as part of their team. We are their ambassadors and often their front line of communication with all their stakeholders. We work how, where and when it suits our clients.
Joan Grenville – Director
Joan Grenville is a University of Ulster graduate with a BA (Hons) Business & Marketing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management.
Joan has worked in the public relations industry in Northern Ireland for over 30 years.
Patrick Wood – Account Executive
Patrick Wood holds a degree in Adventure Recreation Management and before joining Downey Birch, Patrick was the Assistant Director at Camp North Star Maine in the USA.
Chris Ross – Account Executive
Chris has been involved in the events industry for over 25 years bringing a developed eye to production management and event planning. He also has a background in emergency medicine.
Kirsty Atkinson – Communications Manager
Kirsty is working towards a Social Sciences and Business Management Degree with the Open University (one module to go!). She comes from a local government and arts background with over 22 years experiences in events and communications.
Alan Morrow – Account Manager
Alan Morrow has 20 years strategic planning and project management experience and holds a Fellowship of the Institute of Leadership and Management and an Executive Diploma in Management and is also an accredited PRINCE 2 practitioner. Alan has worked in close co-operation with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development and international bodies.
Downey Birch has an established team of causal staff who help us deliver events. We only recruit the best so our team consists of staff of varying skills and ages who all put the customer first and follow briefs to the letter. We happily recommend each and everyone of our event support staff and promotional team.