Who We Are

The Comma Partners team.

Virginia Hicks
MD, Lead Consultant

Virginia has run Comma since it was set up in 2007 as part of Comma Consulting. Previously Virginia was an independent communications consultant with Unilever and Network Rail. Her early career was in sponsorship, PR and marketing until she specialised in internal communications with Thorn (owner of former high street retailer, Radio Rentals) and then with GSK’s manufacturing division before moving to Marks & Spencer as the company’s first head of internal communication.


Tracy Smeathers

Tracy is our newest recruit and will provide support in all things as the business continues to grow and flourish. Tracy’s background covers HR, recruitment, marketing and all aspects of communications across multiple sectors in the UK and overseas – Professional Services (KPMG, RSA and Santander), FMCG (Weetabix), Chemical (Scott Bader) and Education (King’s College) and has worked in-house, agency side and as a freelancer. She brings a well-rounded skill set at an exciting time at Comma.


Maxie Knowles

Making things happen for Comma is Maxie Knowles who has extensive experience in client liaison, bookkeeping as well as office and event management, and creative projects.



Comma Partners learning and development events which are open to our interim network.

POSTPONED - Doing twice the work in half the time - with Agile

With Chris Crofts
(HOLDING DATE 1ST SEPTEMBER - TBC LATER IN YEAR) 01/09/2020 : 6.30 - 8.30pm

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Making Sense of Change

With Calley Martin
(London) 13/10/2020 : 6.30 to 8.30 pm

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