Julia Herd, CMPRCA

With 18 years in the industry, and as the former Global VP of Comms for both HTC and Deezer, Jules is a seasoned brand communications expert who quickly gets to the heart of what a company needs to deliver business growth.

A strategic thinker with a hands on attitude, she adopts an omni-channel approach to building communications strategies and creative campaigns that deliver strong brand awareness and engagement. She also knows how to turn the complicated into the easy.

Ultimately she wants to work for companies where she can help shape their future.

Jules is also a Council Member for the Public Relations & Communications Association (CMPRCA).


The Crew

Great communicators are at the heart of great communications. Our Five in a Boat crew have spent their careers championing brands and translating complex messages into meaningful coverage that reaches the right audience in the right place at the right time.

Our storytellers, blue sky thinkers, reputation specialists, networkers, planners and analysts are there to support clients at every stage, and are on tap to deliver tangible results that meet every business need.


Will Gulseven

Will is Five in a Boat’s music specialist. Having worked on campaigns for the likes of Beatport, Warner Music and and for artists such as Lethal Bizzle, Paul van Dyk, and Pete Tong, Will is a content whizz.

In his spare time, Will runs a record label, Scuffed Recordings, named by Mixmag as one of the best labels of 2018, as well as hosting a show on South London’s Reprezent Radio, and DJing at clubs and festivals including Brixton Academy, XOYO, Lovebox, and Wireless.


Carolyn Devadawson

Carolyn is Five in a Boat’s Head of Media Relations. An enthusiastic and dynamic communications professional, she extensive experience across the technology sector. 

Having worked both in house and the agency side she has a strong understanding of what makes journalists tick and what gets companies in the news - whether in trade, national and even regional publications.

Carolyn has a passion for emerging technologies, shared by her almost 7,000 Twitter followers @carolyntweet.

Hailing from Malaysia, Carolyn loves spicy food and is always up for a chilli challenge!