Ben worked in political PR between 2000 and 2006 including as communications director for the Forum of Private Business (FPB), which campaigns for the UK’s 4.8million entrepreneurs and small businesses, increasing its media audience reach to 40million-a-month from five million. He further worked as a special adviser and speech writer in the Scottish Parliament, and as head of press for the successful North West Says NO and Yorkshire Says NO campaigns against regional assemblies in 2004.
Ben is a season ticket holder at Sale Sharks rugby and enjoys travel, history, blues and Americana music and spending time with his young family.
Since launching Polaris Media in 2011 with brother Ben, Sam has supported Polaris’ diverse client base working across more than 60 accounts. Sam has expertise in maritime, engineering and export markets helping develop the business internationally, across Europe and the Middle East. Sam currently divides his time between the UK and Iberia as part of Polaris’ international expansion.
Out of the office Sam enjoys sport, fitness, travelling, art and culture.
Since joining Polaris in 2016, Richard has worked on long-term campaigns for a diverse range of clients including Cammell Laird, Hero Cycles and Morris & Spottiswood. Richard also acts as news editor to Polaris publishing titles www.IndiaGBnews.com and www.OmanGBnews.com.
In his spare time he’s likely to be out climbing hills with his springer spaniel or cheering on the Welsh rugby team.
Rita sits on the Board of Trustees for Diversity UK and on the Advisory Board for of Good Relations (India) Pvt. Ltd. Rita is originally from Merseyside and has moved back to the region after spending her career working overseas and in London.
Separately, Pam has been a magistrate and is presently chairman, director, trustee, governor or committee member of many organisations, including Liverpool Seafarers Centre, the Battle of the Atlantic Memorial and Hugh Baird College, Bootle.
Chipo is the Founder and Principal of Virgil LLC and co-founder of CMC Healthcare Consultants LLC. She has 20 years of cross-sector experience as a lawyer and policy advisor to Fortune 500 corporations, start-ups, international development agencies, and foreign governments. She advises corporations, organizations, and governments on policy and rule of law issues relative to energy, education, economic development, and technology. Additionally, she identifies projects and financing for impact investing activities and is a certified FINRA arbitrator. Chipo has lectured at Northwestern University in International and Area Studies on CSR and International Development.
Ms. Nyambuya received her J.D. from The Ohio State University College of Law, and her A.B. with distinction, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Maggie is a keen supporter of www.rohmuscat.org.om and acts as advisor for many projects which promote the link between Britain and Oman via soft diplomacy, most recently www.scotsinoman.org.