our people

We’re pretty proud of our people… We love what we do, we have a lot of fun doing what we do and we hope that rubs off on our clients too. Here is Electric Dialogue:

Ben Brougham

founder & managing director

Ben looks after lots of things – he’s our creative services lead, our strategy, marketing and branding guy; which is where he feels most at home. However needs must in a small business, so Ben also looks after Finance, HR, Legal and all the other less exciting sides of running a business. He’s worked in media off and online all his life, many of those years spent working with DMG events both here and overseas.

Sue Malti

Non-Executive Director

Sue joined Electric Dialogue as a Non-Executive Director in September 2013.  With 30+ years experience in HR, latterly as a FTSE 250 Group HR Director, she brings a wealth of experience in Board governance, policy development, team and talent management, coupled with a strong record in building enduring senior-level client relationships.

Mark Hughes

Operations Director

Mark started life as ‘the client’, so he is acutely aware of the challenges our clients face.  He brings with him many years of experience managing campaigns for a wealth of clients, from blue chip corporations to SMEs. Outside of SEO (if that exists), he’s an avid festival goer and loves football, music, camping & food (oh, and he makes a mean cuppa!)

Mike Thurgood

eCommerce Director

Mike is our eCommerce expert and has worked in every possible area including Affiliate Network, Agency, Publisher, and Client side. He is a technology and data geek and loves nothing more than burying his head in a spreadsheet or tinkering with new tech. He has far too much energy so fills his time outside of work mountain biking, road cycling, running, doing martial arts (badly) and generally being outdoors!

Izaak Hutchinson

technical manager

Izaak is no longer the youngest addition the family; he’s still young though, he tells us. Working by the quote “Difficult is worth doing”, he brings with him knowledge of SEO management and software development from inception to implementation. He is also a lover of gadgets and android aficionado (the only in the office).

Jim Atkins

Business Development Manager

Never one to shy away from a good debate, Jim’s interests range from music to theology, history and sports. He brings a passion for and understanding of digital marketing, so not only is he selling our wares, he is also advising clients knowledgeably on everything from online strategy to SEO and PPC.  His only downfall is his tea-making..

Josh Hansen

SEO Executive

Josh is our link building specialist and enjoys coming up with innovative ways to help our clients achieve their digital targets. He is also a qualified Google AdWords PPC professional and content specialist. When he’s not dabbling in SEO, Josh is an avid sports fan (except cricket), book worm and lover of the great outdoors.

Howard Denton

Blogger and Content Writer

Howard hasn’t embraced a conventional career pathway to date – he has lived and worked extensively in Europe, Australasia and North America  pursuing his passions of waves, mountains and gravity based descent.  In between all that, Howard finds time to work with us here and his unconventional approach to life and work is a constant reminder to us that there is always a way to make things happen.


Karen Bush

Office Manager

Karen’s job is to keep us and the office all on track – that’s no mean feat!  Fortunately for us, she is OCD about tidiness and being organised. She has worked with businesses big and small.  And she makes a cracking cup of tea!  Outside of work, she’s a family woman, who hates horror films and has a phobia of birds!

Dave Hughes


Dave’s a multi-disciplined designer (mostly fuelled by coffee & cake). He’s worked as a designer for large Blue Chip companies and small Boutique agencies. Dave works from his home studio in an effort to find that elusive perfect balance between work and family life. He also publishes an independent illustration magazine called Ammo.

We work with a wide variety of trusted partners on a freelance basis allowing us to complete large projects at competitive prices.