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Former Colleagues. PR and Communications Experts In Their Own Right. Friends. Unstoppable Partners. The Three Musketeers

Nic Forster


Nic is an e-commerce and tech specialist having been Global Head of PR for, one of the UK’s fastest growing businesses.

He went on to support a portfolio of 60 venture backed startups in his role as Head of Communications at Forward Partners VC.

Nic has also led campaigns for brands including BBC World, Warner Bros. Amazon & NBCUniversal.

Emma Heley


Thinking Hat founder and Managing Director Emma is a consumer PR and influencer specialist.

She has delivered successful campaigns for well-known brands including Amazon, Purplebricks,, One Water, Ideal World TV, LighterLife, HELLO! Magazine and Jeans for Genes.

A former celebrity publicist, she has worked for personalities (from Mariah Carey to Anton Du Beke) and is an expert when it comes to reputation management and story brokering.

David Brookes


David (Brooky) founded Thinking Hat in 2016 and was previously Head of Entrepreneur and Business PR at a top 20 agency where he specialised in working with SMEs, investors and challenger brands.

An integrated PR and multi-media expert, he has also produced films for brands such as Amazon, Ann Summers, Reebok, Goals, Disney and The Mongol Rally and overseen the publication of several best selling books for clients.

A podcast nerd he is also passionate about audio production and creating content that helps clients authentically connect with their audience.

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