Meet the team
CEW is the brainchild of Cathy White. For years she had her eyes set on building an agency that truly understands scaling tech companies and at the end of 2016 CEW was born. We may be small (for now) but we're ambitious. Your success is our success!
Founder and Director
Cathy specialises in communications for tech startups and the wider ecosystem that supports them. She founded CEW Communications at the end of 2016. In 2018 the agency was recognised as one of the UK’s top 100 small businesses by Startups.co.uk. Since launching, CEW has worked with a roster of clients including early-stage startups - Bright Little Labs, Jobbio, KiteEdge, Klevio, ParkBee, Tailwise, TaxScouts and Yodel - and investors - BGTA, Five Seasons Ventures, and SILK Ventures.
Before launching CEW, Cathy held key roles as Head of Communications for Tech City UK (now Tech Nation) and early-stage VC Seedcamp. She was recognised as a PR Week ‘Rising Star’ in 2014 whilst working at Albion Drive. Over her career, she has worked with everyone from Silicon Milkroundabout to Seedrs, Monese to Transferwise, and has worked closely with investors including Index Ventures, Draper Esprit and Wayra.
Outside of her work she is a Director of GeekGirl Meetup UK, an organisation to champion female role models within STEM and give talented women a platform to share their expertise with others. As part of that, she is the podcaster behind GeekGirlMeets and regularly speaks out on diversity issues. She has also mentored startups across Europe, meeting with teams from Incubator Starter in Poland, Eleven from Bulgaria, CyLon, Google Launchpad and Escape the City.
Renata is a professional journalist with experience in print, online and multimedia platforms, having worked for international media outlets such as the BBC and Deutsche Welle. She loves everything content-related and is your go-to person for any type of creative work, being a certified Design Thinker by the d.school at the University Potsdam, in Germany. On the PR side of things, she has worked for companies both in the private and in the public sector. On her free time, she is either reading or making collages.
Doug trained as an industrial designer from Northumbria University and is a tech, travel and sports nerd. He is to be found floating around startup events in London or nipping north to his spiritual home. His passions, aside from work (of course), are cars and bikes (powered and pedalled), music, tech, sports (he loves to watch and occasionally partake). Fun fact - he and his friends/colleagues won the 2013 Red Bull Soapbox race.
Over the last few years he has worked with all manners of tech clients, from helping grow mobile games startup Gram Games into a global force, worked with cryptocurrency platforms and gaming services, been listed as a top 100 influencer in the PropTech space (2017) and can be found tweeting political rants and horrible puns to his three (work in progress) followers on Twitter.
JUNIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Monika joined CEW while still an MA Public Relations student. She comes from the Czech Republic, but spent the last four years living in the Netherlands where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in International Communication and Media. As part of her studies, she also spent four months in Finland. Previously she worked for Avery Dennison, a global materials science and manufacturing company, where she gained experience in internal and marketing communications. She’s keen on reading contemporary fiction, discovering Europe’s capitals and never says no to a glass of wine with friends.