Meet the team
Jessica Gillingham | Founder & CEO
From her initial venture Triptoes, which was a 2015 Guardian Start-up of the Year, to an award-winning career in hospitality technology public relations and marketing, Jessica has become an established name in the lodging technology industry.
Since its launch in 2017, Jessica has successfully guided Abode Worldwide to a prominent position within the market. During this time, she has personally helped to nurture the next generation of innovative brands and thought leaders in property and hospitality technology, driving the industry forward and embracing new ideas and solutions as they emerge.
In 2019 she was awarded a prestigious Outstanding Independent Practitioner accolade by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and continues to be at the forefront of leading industry practices.
Highly respected and well known within the industry worldwide, Jessica is passionate about creating more opportunities for female thought leaders both on the client side and within her own team.
We are a team of strategists, hospitality technology and proptech public relations specialists, content creators, writers, marketing specialists, and change makers who have a passion for getting the best lodging technology solutions and individuals the limelight they deserve. We all embrace the same values and positive attitude, so that whoever you meet on our team you get the Abode Worldwide experience every time.
Neil oversees all delivery for clients and brings Fleet St know-how and more than a decade’s journalistic experience to the way we elevate the businesses we partner with.
He is passionate about the property sphere, having worked with companies across the living sectors, and works tirelessly to help our experts become the most creative and insightful providers of high-level counsel and strategic public relations, with an exacting focus on growth and results.
PR Account Executive
Aaron graduated in 2020 from the University of the West of England with a 2:1 in Journalism. He brings his journalistic background and passion for communications to support our team with media relations and client services.
Outside of work, Aaron loves sports and going to the beaches in his home county of Cornwall.
Senior Content Writer
Maryann studied Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and graduated in 2016. Her experience using blogging and social media for marketing, along with a passion for impactful, inspiring writing is an addition to the content team.
When not writing for work, Maryann writes contemporary free-form poetry and fiction novels.
PR Account Manager
With a strong background in content writing and a degree in English & Journalism, Amy recently moved from our Content team into PR. She harnesses her journalistic skills and experience working on transformative copy campaigns to support our team and help clients achieve their PR goals.
Amy has a passion for travel and has spent the summer working from short term rentals whilst exploring and living in Italy.
Senior PR Account Manager
Victoria brings a wealth of PR experience having started her working life in PR agencies, followed by successfully running her own consultancy business for the past 10 years. With a passion for writing engaging stories and a determined work-ethic, Victoria gets a real buzz from creating meaningful media content that makes a difference.
Carrie Sewell FCCA
Carrie Sewell is Abode Worldwide’s fractional Finance Director and part of our leadership team. With many years leading the finance functions of agencies at different levels of growth, Carrie brings her expertise to the agency.
Strategic Lead Advisor
With over 20 years of agency experience under his belt, Pete’s led projects for household names like BBC, ITV and Vodafone and his background and experience in corporate C-suite environments means he’s accustomed to big thinking and bold strategies.
Senior PR Account Manager
Becca started her career as a journalist, before moving over to the world of PR, where she has more than seven years’ experience. In her previous role, she created and executed PR strategies for a wide range of B2B and B2C clients, from family-run businesses to large enterprises.
Becca has a real passion for ghostwriting and crafting engaging press releases on behalf of her clients.
Honest & open
We do everything with integrity. From fact checking the articles we publish to being honest and upfront with our clients and team members – saying what needs to be said, not what wants to be heard.
We earn our partners’ trust by listening and understanding. Every query is a conversation, every problem is a shared challenge. It’s a modern, down-to-earth, people-first approach and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
We’re not afraid to go off the beaten track. Our tried and tested processes are a guide, not a hard and fast rule. We give ourselves the freedom to go with our instincts and get things done. The same goes for our people too. We trust them to work from their homes, a short term rental in Italy, or wherever makes them feel most comfortable to be their best and most productive.
We support each other to think beyond the brief we’re given. Our imagination and creativity are our secret sauce, the USP that our clients love and that brings extra value to their business.
Raising others up
We aim to be a breath of fresh air in the public relations industry. That means supporting equality by empowering more women to lead, and embracing and coaching the next generation of public relations and content specialists, from all walks of life.