About Us…

Beachhut works with innovative and driven people in the venture­ backed tech startup sector. Our aim is to deliver the best branding, marketing and communications to clients with the ambition to compete in a global marketplace. Following diverse strategic plans tailored to our client’s aspirations, Beachhut offers a full service media outreach with connections in Dublin, London, New York, San Francisco, Europe and Asia-­Pacific.

Paul Hayes, CEO Founder

Paul Hayes
Campaign and Event Strategy and Relationships

At Beachhut, Paul drives strategy for a wide variety of tech clients in multiple verticals and geographies. He is known as one of the best connectors in the Irish tech ecosystem and has mentored over 150 startups through Launchpad, DCU Ryan Academy and the LuceyFund.

Paul has extensive experience in technology communications and notably developed the messaging for early Irish tech success stories such as Havok and Demonware. An accomplished host of many technology events in Ireland and abroad, he has delivered innovative marketing strategies at international trade shows such as GDC and SxSW. He was a founder of Games Ireland.

Originally from Thurles, Paul has lately developed a passion for cycling and does Paris-Nice to support local paralympian, Peter Ryan.

Marketing Director

Maria Diviney, Account Director

Maria Diviney
International Outreach

Maria is head of international outreach at Beachhut. Drawing on a wealth of experience in technology communication, she works with clients to boost their thought leadership profiles and secure coverage in high profile international outlets, spanning web, print and TV.

For the past decade she has helped clients communicate with a more global audience. Maria was a partner at Shepard Fox Communications where she managed localised international B2B and B2C strategies for prominent technology multinationals and European institutions like the European Patent Office. For several years, she coordinated global PR strategies for the prestigious European Inventor Award, securing global coverage and attracting the world’s leading technology and science media journalists. Maria is a graduate of the Dublin Institute of Technology with a master’s degree in public relations and a European Jos Willems PR award winner.

Maurice Collins, Chief Operating Officer

Maurice Collins
Product Messaging Specialist

Within Beachhut, Maurice works with clients to develop powerful product messaging, in some cases clarifying and building on a strong existing product vision and in other cases working up a product strategy from the concept stage.

Maurice is an experienced executive-level Product Manager with business development and commercial experience across a number of technology sectors. Over the years, he has worked primarily in-house as a Head of Product but is currently working as a Product Management Consultant.

Richard Forde, Account Director

Richard Forde
International Communications Expert

Richard is expert in the global technology landscape, having worked across many sectors including technology, media & marketing. He has worked with some of the largest tech companies and influential startups across the globe working to boost their profile through coverage in high profile international outlets, spanning web, print and TV.

Prior to joining our International PR team, Richard has worked at Web Summit, leading on PR activities, strategy, content and media relations. He brokered commercial partnerships with global media outlets like The Washington Post, CNBC, Forbes, Fox News and Vogue. He has dealt with some of the world’s leading tech and business journalists.

Stacey Connolly, Account Manager

Stacey Connolly
Digital Strategist

Stacey is an expert at developing innovative communications plans for clients and is highly skilled in delivering results across a range of channels. Stacey is also the editor of the Startup Digest Dublin and an active member of the tech ecosystem.

Having completed her postgraduate degree in Digital Marketing from DCU, Stacey worked as a Digital Marketing Consultant helping clients to improve their social media activities and increase brand awareness.

Nicole Jung, Account Manager

Nicole Jung
European Communications Specialist

Specialised in impactful public relations campaigns in European countries, Nicole has over 16 years experience in international PR, both in-house and agency.

Fully bilingual in English, Nicole has directed PR campaigns across Europe for global clients from a variety of industries such as finance/banking, health and pharmaceutical, energy infrastructure & logistics. Originally from Austria, Nicole loves crafting and executing PR strategies, uncovering the story in what seems boring, copy-writing, high quality localisations in German. Before joining Beachhut’s international PR team, Nicole was leading the Public Relations and Public Affairs Team of the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Harry Bradshaw, Account Executive

Harry Bradshaw

A graduate of Dublin City University, Harry previously worked for Teneo’s Strategic Advisement and Corporate Comms arm in Dublin and joined the Beachhut team in May 2019 while studying a Masters in PR and Strategic Comms in DC.

He now works as lead Account Executive across the International client base and has experience working on integrated communications campaigns for technology, health and corporate sectors.