About us

Small and perfectly formed

We are a design agency but aren’t like the big juggernaut agencies you typically find in city centres. Our team come from big business backgrounds, however, as we became more senior we missed the thrill of working hands-on on client projects. StagHill allows us to do this, so we guarantee that you’ll always work with at least one senior member of our team, directly benefiting from our decades of skills, knowledge and experience.

How we work with you is underpinned by five principles:

1. Responsive

Time and again our clients tell us how responsive we are to their requests and our ability to deliver what we promise when we promise it.

2. Mature

We’ve been in the communication industry for a long time. It means our clients benefit from our knowledge and experience – not a whipper snapper in sight!

3. Candid

We always keep our eyes firmly fixed on the goal(s) being pursued and never lead a client down a route that isn’t aligned to what they want to achieve.

4. Intelligent and creative

Our work is driven by strategic thinking and by carefully considering the challenge at hand. We don’t believe in providing things that ‘just look good’ – it must have meaning, purpose and deliver value.

5. Communicative

A communication agency that communicates? Don’t underestimate it. It is a skill that is hard to come by in agencies and it’s something our clients value most about us.

The people behind the business

About StagHill's co-founders

Ian Brownhill

Commercial Director

Ian specialises in the development and delivery of strategic communication solutions. His work in this area has spanned 30-years where he’s tackled a broad spectrum of communication challenges with an equally diverse set of clients including the BBC, BP, GE, Lloyd’s Register, Novartis, Syngenta, Tate & Lyle, Transport for London, World Trade Organization, Which? and Zurich Insurance Group.

Ian’s experience in strategy creation, articulation and delivery also sees him work as a business coach – supporting leaders to fulfil their personal and company objectives.

Michael Hirschl

Creative Director

Michael is our design specialist. His award-winning career began in Austria but when he moved to London in 1991 his profile and work simply sky-rocketed. Today, with 30-years design experience across print and digital, Michael has delivered creative communication solutions for some of the world’s most high-profile brands including BP, Credit Suisse, GlaxoSmithKline, O2, Syngenta, Tate & Lyle, Unilever, Vendome Luxury Group and Zurich Insurance Group.