Daisy Bird


Daisy has nearly 20 years PR experience specialising exclusively in luxury travel, spa and hospitality brands. She has represented some of the most prestigious brands in the industry, most notably as the global agency lead for Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, but also with Jumeirah, Raffles, Aman and GHM properties plus independent luxury hotel brands and boutique collections. In 2010, Daisy left the restrictions of corporate agency life to bring her wealth of experience, connections and creativity to a carefully curated collection of like-minded brands and introduce a more personalised, high-impact approach to the typical agency ethos. Well respected in the industry with an enviable (not-so-little) black book of contacts and a no nonsense results-driven approach, her consultancy service promises far more than PR results; BIRD clients are fast-tracked to the biggest consumer influencers and benefit from a wealth of knowledge that spans how to deliver the best customer journey to how to host award-deserving travel experiences.

Nina Derham

Managing Director

Nina began her career in digital marketing for consumer and travel brands including Chanel, Audi, Turismo Madrid and Visit Scotland before making the move into travel PR in 2010. She has since spearheaded effective integrated PR campaigns for hotels, tour operators, tourist boards, airlines and travel publishers – from media launches and brand refreshes, to events and content creation campaigns – arming her with a real 360 degree understanding of the travel industry and a wealth of cross-sector contacts. Nina has a creative mind, a beady eye for a story and understands client needs far beyond traditional PR. She excels at combining strategic thinking and digital flair with sharp attention to detail and a practical approach to marrying PR activity with wider marketing plans and sales targets. A fluent Spanish speaker with extensive experience living and working in Spain and Latin America, Nina is responsible for top level media work, strategic development and delivery, team management, and consultancy across BIRD’s portfolio of clients.

Emma Lockett

Associate Director

With over 12 years of experience in the luxury travel industry, Emma has overseen campaigns for some of the world’s most loved travel brands including Oetker Collection, Six Senses, Scott Dunn, andBeyond, Alila Hotels & Resorts, Finca Cortesin and Hotel Esencia. Emma’s hands-on, holistic and strategic approach ensures clients maintain visibility and stay relevant and she thrives on developing creative ideas to ensure maximum coverage and exposure. Maintaining excellent media relations around the globe, Emma has overseen international campaigns to deliver award-winning results; and sought out forward thinking, commercially driven brand partnerships. Originally drawn to the industry through a love of skiing, Emma also has particular interests in adventure, wellness and off-the-beaten track destinations.

Aisha Bennett

Senior Account Director

Aisha is a firm media favourite who has been instrumental in creating and driving unique PR strategies for her clients. Alongside her passion for travel and experience with industry-leading brands such as One&Only Resorts, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, and The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Aisha brings a wealth of F&B knowledge and creativity to BIRD. She has launched properties in Rwanda whilst shining a light on culinary pioneers from the destination; curated supper clubs with leading F&B key opinion leaders; and managed Chef Raymond Blanc OBE’s public relations. Aisha heads up one of our account teams at BIRD and drives client strategy forward with bucketloads of energy and originality.

Nicola Franklin

Senior Account Director

Nicola has over 10 years of experience working with big name consumer and luxury travel brands in the UK and Australia. Throughout her career to date, Nicola has worked with a range of ultra-luxury hotel groups and one-of-a-kind properties, including Auberge Resorts Collection, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, SH Hotels & Resorts, as well as La Mamounia Marrakech and Kisawa Sanctuary Mozambique. Over the years, she has been instrumental in managing exclusive opening strategies and refurbishments, as well as ideating creative ways to partner with like-minded brands in fashion, wellness, design etc. Nicola began her career within the film and TV industry working on buzz stunt campaigns for 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and Amazon Prime.