Kate Howell

Kate is a strategic communications expert specialising in food, markets and community inclusion.

For 12 years, Kate was part of the senior leadership team at Borough Market. Her work at Borough Market, which was driven by a strong belief in the central part that markets can play in revitalising communities and driving the sustainability agenda, included building the market’s brand, developing its printed, digital and in-person communications, increasing engagement, and ensuring that the thoughts of the institution and its traders were regularly heard through the national media. She helped shape the responses to some extremely challenging circumstances, including the 2017 terrorist attack, Brexit and the Covid pandemic, as well as playing a key role in overhauling the strategic development of London’s oldest market.

Kate sits on the boards of the The Mayor of London’s Markets Board, which promotes the social and economic contribution markets make to London and Better Bankside, the business improvement district for London’s Bankside district.

She is also a new convert to the joys of foraging and preserving inspired by the West Sussex landscape that she now calls home.

Kate Howell Communications