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

Liz Flynn, Account Director

Liz Flynn
B2B & B2C Domestic Communications Strategy

Liz has over 20 years experience in a variety of in-house and agency roles including RTE, IFI, McConnells and running her own PR consultancy with household name Irish and international clients.

She specialises in communications strategy and execution for both corporate and consumer clients and brings to her position a wealth of knowledge in market analysis, strategic planning, product launches and domestic media relations.

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, Client Services Director

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.

Stacey Connolly, Senior Account Executive

Stacey Connolly
Digital Strategist

With the lines between traditional PR and digital marketing blurring, Stacey specialises in coordinated Social and Media Relations campaigns that amplify specific messages within the overall PR strategy.

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.