Meet the

Led by Hayley, the team is a collaboration of likeminded creative associates   

Hayley Griffith, PR & communications

Hayley set up And So The Story Goes in January 2020 following nearly two years of being immersed in the maritime industry and port life as Head of Communications at the Port of Southampton. 

Before this, Hayley has been applying her word wizardry for 14 years with experience across Local Government, Utilities and more recently Maritime.

Hayley is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (MCIPR). Being part of this Royal Chartered body for Public Relations brings reassurance to all clients of Hayley’s commitment to the highest professional standards and continuous professional development.  

Hayley faces the camera leaning against her desk holding a stack of newspapers and magazines as an example of publications to pitch to

Alex Griffith, Designer 

Alex has a First Class Honours Degree in Graphic Design and 13 years of experience building brands and supporting them as they grow with all aspects of design.
He specialises in building websites, designing brand identity and creating marketing materials.
As well as being husband and wife, Hayley and Alex have been collaborating on design and PR projects for many years. 

Mike and Sara, drone image specialists

Mike and Sara run Solent Sky Services a Portsmouth-based company specialising in drone video and image capture for corporate videos.  
With an extensive list of equipment, cameras and drones, and with all the relevant licenses to operate drones, they are guaranteed to capture stunning footage to deliver a unique angle on the story we’re telling. 
Mike and Sara have been working with Hayley for the last two years creating engaging content for websites, social media and news story B Roll. 

Andrew Sassoli-Walker, award winning photographer

Andrew has worked with Hayley for the last four years capturing some of the Port of Southampton’s significant events. From deliveries of key infrastructure to cruise ship naming ceremonies – in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge no less. 
With a few awards to his name, Andrew has been using his camera to capture stunning imagery for international shipping companies, ferries, cruise lines, ports and aerospace clients for the last x years. 
Andrew has in-depth knowledge of ports and the maritime industry and brings this knowledge, passion and enthusiasm to each photography project.

Charlotte Furness, PR Assistant

Charlotte joined the team at the end of 2021 as an associate to assist Hayley with her PR clients. 

Charlotte has excellent marketing credentials, is a business owner at Leviart Marketing and a published author. With more than 10 years of experience in the arts and heritage sector, Charlotte is learning the ropes in the maritime sector while bringing her valuable marketing skills to the team.