Ian Hood

Ian Hood

Managing Director, Babel PR

Currently employed at Babel PR

Previous: Hotwire PR, YourPressOffice.com, THUS plc, IHCC, Telewest PLC, UNION Railways



    Highly experienced communications professional with unrivalled experience in the technology, media & telecoms sectors. Specialties:Strategic advice, campaign design and definition for companies in the technology, media and telecoms sectors. Board level mentoring on media relationships and strategies.


Managing Director

At Babel PR

From August 2006 to Present
Founded and built one of the most successful technology, media & telecoms PR agencies in the European market

Business Development Director

At Hotwire PR

From 2004 to 2006
Headed client acquisition and strategic campaign development. Spearheaded significant growth by winning a wide range of key accounts.


At YourPressOffice.com

From 2003 to 2004
Founded, developed and sold YourPressOffice.com, a web based business designed to provide start-up businesses with an outsourced press office function.

Director of Communications

At THUS plc

From 2001 to 2003
Designed and implemented the communications programme surrounding the company's highly successful listing on the London Stock Exchange. Positioned the company as a key player in the developing alternative telecoms provider sector.



From 1999 to 2001
Independent consultant providing communications and investor relations consultancy services to technology, media and telecoms companies. Clients included THUS PLC, Telewest PLC, Dell, NTL, Bid Up TV.

Director of Communications & Investor Relations

At Telewest PLC

From 1993 to 1999
Led the communications and investor relations function for the company as it grew from its infancy to a fully developed business serving the mass market

Public Consultation Manager

At UNION Railways

From 1989 to 1993
Led public consultation for the public / private sector partnership responsible for the design and build of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link