Team

Laura Oliphant

Laura Oliphant

Founder and Managing Director

Laura Oliphant has been at the forefront of communications and behaviour change for more than 20 years.


Before launching Stand in 2012, she was director of communications for the Environment Agency and headed up integrated agency Kindred, creating some of the largest government behaviour change campaigns in education and health.

Combining her experience of influencing the way people think, feel and act, with her knowledge of business has led Stand to specialise in building brands and cultures that are working towards a more positive outcome.

Georgie Howlett

Georgie Howlett

Director

Georgie is an award-winning comms specialist, who draws on insight, behavioural psychology and systems thinking to bring about change.

Named as one of PR Week’s 30-under-30 in 2015, she has over 14 years of strategic social change experience spanning charities and membership organisations, B Corporations and government, think tanks and brands.

Over the years, she has worked with the likes of National Trust, RSPCA, Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families, Tommy’s and B Corporations like Ella’s Kitchen.

Lucy Chapple

Lucy Chapple

Associate Director

Lucy is a sustainability communications specialist with extensive experience gained in the UK and Australia.

As an Associate Director at Stand, Lucy leads our Sustainnovation team, partnering with organisations in the green energy, technology, retail, and finance sectors.

Lucy has a Law degree and is a certified Global Reporting Index (GRI) standards consultant, helping organisations understand and communicate their social and environmental impact to internal and external stakeholders.

Grace French

Grace French

Head of Culture

Grace sets the strategy for impactful, issues-based comms across sectors including social care, inequality, philanthropy, and education.

Informed by her academic background in psychology, she is driven to find the root of a problem and identify the most effective ways to enact meaningful behaviour change.

Grace is also Head of Culture, spearheading a programme that oversees team wellbeing and professional development. She is a natural team-leader, and a champion of developing others. She


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Life at

A dynamic, creative work environment

Stand is a great place for curious minds. We’re an ambitious group of professionals who are passionate about what we do. We enjoy a creative challenge and most importantly, we enjoy our work.

A focus on professional development

Everyone at Stand has access to a personal training budget which can be used towards improving their professional skills, alongside a robust internal training programme. Plus, we provide a Stand Mentor to guide your professional development and dedicated time with the senior team to help you grow.

Prioritising health and wellbeing

Our team has access to private health cover, an employee assistance programme, trained mental health first aiders, and an annual wellness bounty to spend on things and experiences of your choice. You can also access member-only fitness classes and workshops.

Time with your colleagues

We have a monthly all-staff meeting where we get together in person, inclusive bi-monthly social events, a monthly book club and annual getaways to bring everyone together. We also host our own industry events which are a great networking opportunity.

An inclusive, hybrid working model

We have a working model which is tailored to bring out the best in every individual. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits all approach and accommodate for personal needs.

That’s why we’ve introduced a nine day fortnight. Every two weeks, everyone at Stand will have a day off to spend how they wish. Whether that’s doing something creative, exploring somewhere new, having a duvet day, or finally dealing with that pile of laundry – whatever will help them to free up headspace, rest and reflect.

Time away from your desk

Everyone at Stand has a day off work on their birthday, volunteering days they can use towards a cause of their choice, creative time off to seek inspiration and the chance to take a sabbatical after three years of service.

Want to find out more about our culture or life at Stand?

Get in touch with our Head of Culture. grace@standagency.com

If you’d like to work at Stand, we’d love to hear from you.

Get in touch with our recruitment team. recruitment@standagency.com