Powerful communications for non-profits

Why choose Public Life?

We are an expert team with over 20 years’ experience in the not for profit sector. Our practical approach to research, brand development and use of open source technologies mean we are able to offer excellent value for money.

We deliver impact and results for our clients, their stakeholders and most importantly the users of their services.

Public Life was founded in 2004 by managing directors Mike Williams and Suzanne Begley.


Our team

  • Portrait of Mike Williams

    Mike Williams, Managing Director

    A digital and brand strategist, Mike has worked on civil society projects for more than a decade, first as a client, then agency-side. Mike has delivered work for clients such as Mencap, Department for International Development, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Nuffield Foundation, Guide Dogs, The Electoral Commission and Drinkaware. He grew up in Zimbabwe and has a Bachelor of Journalism and an MA from Rhodes University, South Africa.

  • Portrait of Suzanne Begley

    Suzanne Begley, Managing Director

    Formerly creative director at Agency.com, Suzanne Begley has over 12 years experience in digital media working for both commercial and social sector clients. Her portfolio includes work for Barclays Bank, T-Mobile, DfES, The Electoral Commission and Mencap. Suzanne has a BA in History from Oxford University and a MA in Hypermedia Studies from the University of Westminster.

  • Portrait of Ali Costerton

    Ali Costerton, Senior Project Manager

    An experienced project manager in the digital media environment Ali has worked with Nuffield Foundation, The Terrence Higgins Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Dogs Trust implementing innovative and engaging web campaigns. Ali has a Business Management Degree from the University of Surrey and a Certificate in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

  • Portrait of Lara Bradley

    Lara Bradley, Art Director

    Formerly senior art director at Agency.com, Lara has over 10 years experience creating award-winning digital design for corporate, consumer and voluntary sector clients. Her portfolio includes T-Mobile, Channel 4, ITV, British Airways NCVO, Mencap and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.