They used to say that behind every great man stands a strong woman. So maybe behind every strong(ish) woman lurks a laid-back kid practising jump shots. Please meet the longest serving member of our team, Sam’s son Elliot Howard.
After a lifetime of hanging round PR types, and joining The Crowd when he was 12 years old, Elliot is still quite content to keep his own contribution fairly modest. Showing little entrepreneurial zeal at this stage, he is happy enough to help out with the odd spot of research, update a media list or two and maintain the website.
“The trick to keeping the boss happy is to look interested and nod a lot.”
Instead, he chooses to preserve his energy for poring over vast philosophical tomes and captaining the basketball team at St Andrews University.
His passion is travel and he took the proverbial gap year to trek solo across Eastern Europe, Northern India and Central Africa. Despite the evident warmth of the people, Sam was convinced he should have taken an extra vest.