Hanna Smith, Account Director

E: hs@londoncommunications.co.uk

T: 020 7612 8499

Hanna joined LCA in May 2014 and has gained a wide range of experience managing communications and community consultation for some of the capital’s most significant and often complex development and infrastructure projects including MSG Sphere London for Madison Square Gardens, Wembley Park for Quintain, Meridian Water for Enfield Council, Old Oak Park for Cargiant and London & Regional Properties and the regeneration of Barking town centre for Benson Elliot and Londonewcastle.

She also has a strong track record of working with the public sector for clients such as the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, London and Continental Railways (LCR), Network Rail’s Property Division and several local authorities and housing associations.

Hanna’s specialist area is the development of corporate plans, reports and brochures. This often involves a comprehensive evidence-gathering exercise including an in-depth review of existing communications materials and a series of interviews and/or workshops with senior stakeholders; followed by the production of the documents from start to finish. Recent experience includes corporate and regeneration & environment four year plans for Enfield Council and development brochures for LCR and Network Rail. 

In addition, she represents a number of clients corporately including the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, The Northbank Business Improvement District and Renewal, the latter who is delivering a comprehensive regeneration of the New Bermondsey site in north Lewisham.

Hanna started her career in PR at Munro & Forster, working on national campaigns including with the Department for Education – on teacher recruitment – and the Department for Health – on issues such as lung health.

Prior to that, she completed the Local Government Fast Track scheme known as the National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP), working at Bromley Council as a communications and project manager across departments. Whilst there, Hanna completed a part-time postgraduate diploma in Local Government Management at Warwick Business School and a PRINCE 2 Practitioner certification in project management.

Hanna was born and bred in Croydon and graduated in 2009 from the University of Reading with a first class honours degree in History and Politics.

In her spare time, Hanna is a long standing member of the Polish folklore song and dance ensemble ‘Karolinka’, taking part in competitions and festivals in the UK and abroad, and successfully maintaining the image that Poles are able to consume large quantities of vodka. She is also known for her borderline unhealthy obsession with peanut butter (crunchy naturally) and dedicates much brain power to inventing new peanut butter infused combinations. She’s also a keen runner, a half marathon is never too far away.