Steven Harding

Goodfellow Communications is led by Steven Harding. Steven began his career as a civil servant and worked as Private Secretary to several ministers with responsibility for the arts, architecture and heritage at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. He subsequently worked as Head of Public Affairs at the Royal Institute of British Architects for five years, significantly raising the political profile of the institute and achieving important changes to government policy and legislation affecting the built environment.

Steven set up Goodfellow Communications in 2009. In his spare time he is a keen runner and musician, runs a holiday cottage business with his husband, and enjoys outdoor living at home in Norfolk.

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+44 (0)75 9546 6844

Maxene Sommer

Maxene joined Goodfellow Communications in September 2017, having just graduated from the Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University with a BSc in Architecture. Bringing with her experience in community engagement events and videography, Maxene has a keen interest in exploring architecture from a new perspective. With a love for graphic design and creative approaches, Maxene is an experienced event organiser and writer for us.

With a passion for travelling and blogging, Maxene is always on the hunt for good vegan restaurants, and if not can be found spending her free time building IKEA furniture.

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+44 (0)75 9120 2431

James Drake

James studied Architecture at the University of Brighton before joining Goodfellow Communications, and gained relevant agency-side experience working in creative marketing and advertising. James has a natural interest in building design and sociology, particularly enjoying places & spaces for the social arts and bold housing schemes. He is responsible for managing social media and wider communications activity on behalf of several clients including Emrys Architects and the Housing Design Awards, and has also achieved great success for clients through industry awards programmes, most recently with the AJ Retrofit Awards and BCO Awards.

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