Who we are

We encourage each other to embrace the unique qualities and skills we each bring to the table. By doing so, we cultivate, curate and inspire talent, integrating diverse backgrounds to enhance and elevate our campaigns.

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Ash Rishi
MANAGING DIRECTOR
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Katie Rishi
MANAGING DIRECTOR
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Laura Saxon
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
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Martyna Blaszczyk
ACCOUNT MANAGER
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Sonya Clibbens
ART DIRECTOR
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Suzanne Elvidge
SENIOR COPYWRITER
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Ash Rishi
MANAGING DIRECTOR

As a failed neuroscientist, Ash has sought to bring meaningful change to the healthcare industry ever since by working at some of the biggest agencies in the world, his career spans more than 10 years.
His expertise lies in creative communications, patient engagement and recruitment strategies for clinical trials – seeking to make healthcare people-focused and purpose-driven.

When he isn’t doing all that, he’s anticipating the latest movie, expanding that love to screen writing or on a spur of the moment city break.

If he had to decide the thing he loves most in the world, it would probably be Toby Carvery.

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Katie Rishi
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Katie’s background in psychology ensures projects are examined from a new angle.

As a creative communicator, she enjoys finding new ways to engage with audiences. Using a variety of content outputs, Katie is always looking for the perfect balance of creativity and technicality.
She finds her strengths in working with clients to produce content that is both accessible and engaging.

When not working, she is an avid reader, puzzler and world explorer.

If she had to decide the thing she loves most in the world, she’d choose Christmas.

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Laura Saxon
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

With a background in the cultural sector, Laura uses her knowledge and skills to develop engaging content. She enjoys looking at ways to make seemingly dense content more creative and inclusive.

Her strengths lie in concept creation, brand design, copy development alongside the effective organisation of key projects.

In her spare time, Laura enjoys visiting art museums, concerts and festivals. She also enjoys taking part in spoken word nights in and around Manchester.

If she had to decide the thing she loves most in the world, it’s definitely Wetherspoons.

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Martyna Blaszczyk
ACCOUNT MANAGER

Martyna is a creative project manager with both scientific and filmmaking backgrounds. After finishing her Biotechnology degree, she began her career as a Project Executive in medical education, moving later into medical communications where she honed her project management skills as a Senior Account Executive.

Martyna’s strengths lie in creating great content with minimum resources, effectively communicating with clients and the rest of the team and knowing everything that there is to know about a project.

Having always been interested in the moving image, Martyna recently finished an MA in Screenwriting. Her goal is to explore how implementing storytelling can transform healthcare communications and engage audiences on an emotional level.

When not at work, she works on developing a portfolio of short films, focusing on transcending the familiar and familiarising the transcendent.

If Martyna had to decide the thing she loves most in the world, she’d choose rock climbing.

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Sonya Clibbens
ART DIRECTOR

Sonya has over 12 years’ experience of turning client briefs into visual and engaging content for a range of sectors. Though she is particularly skilled when designing materials for the healthcare sector, having been at the forefront of developing campaigns for huge brands such as Bupa.

Sonya works with COUCH on a freelance basis but her expertise and aptitude for all things design means she is a valued member of the team. With past roles including Senior Graphic Designer and Art Director, her creative direction is founded on heaps of experience and a passion for accessible design, whether print-based or digital.

In her spare time, Sonya enjoys hiking in the Peak District and last-minute European city breaks.

If she had to decide the thing she loves most in the world, an evening that includes cocktails and great food would be up there.

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Suzanne Elvidge
SENIOR COPYWRITER

Suzanne has been communicating using the written word for the whole of her 25-year career in healthcare communications and PR.

From slide kits, fliers and brochures to value dossiers and meeting reports, Suzanne has the unique ability to adapt her style to either brand or content purpose. She is experienced in an array of therapeutic areas, including rare and genetic disorders.

When not writing for work, Suzanne is using her skills for community theatre or her own personal projects. She can often be found running for charity or knitting, and is quickly becoming an expert bee keeper

If she had to decide the thing she loves most in the world, naturally, it would have to be words.