Stephanie started her career in headhunting, working for Taylor Bennett before moving into the Marketing and PR industry in 2003, specialising in the luxury travel and property industry for six years. In 2010 she left her position as business director at the travel PR agency Mason Rose to focus full-time on the marketing consultancy she co-founded in 2009, Cicada Marketing. Later in 2010 Steph raced to the North Pole, becoming the fastest woman to have ever done so whilst raising £50,000 for Mencap. It was on this trip that she met Michael Sugden and Andrew Peake, CEO and MD of VCCP. Steph joined VCCP in late 2010 as Marketing and New Business Director. VCCP was Marketing magazine’s Agency of the Year in 2011 and topped the industry’s most in demand agency rankings in both 2011 and 2012. Steph now sits on the VCCP Partnership Management Team as Group Chief Marketing Officer.