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Meet the Marketing and Communications team

Meet the team who are redefining the way the sport is communicated and promoted. To get in touch with the team about membership, please email membership@englandsquash.com or contact marketing@englandsquash.com with any marketing and communications enquiries.


Paul Barrett

Paul Barrett

Director of Membership & Customer Experience

Leading the strategic development of England Squash's Membership and Customer Experience, Paul oversees the organisation's communications, marketing, digital and content workstreams. He brings a wealth of experience in sports to squash, having delivered award-winning work for rights holders, sponsors and agencies for over 20 years.


Paul Makinen

Paul Makinen

Head of Digital and Insight

Paul’s background in research and data-driven marketing is used to good effect at England Squash, gathering insight to develop effective strategies, programmes, initiatives and campaigns. He is also responsible for managing the squash database and project managing the development of the new website. Paul is passionate about rugby, and still drags himself out onto the pitch most weeks. He also admits to hacking around on a squash court, and also enjoys playing touch rugby, running, cycling and the gym.



Donna Helmer

Donna Helmer

Marketing & Communications Manager

Donna brings more than 20 years’ digital experience to England Squash and jumped at the chance to raise the profile of squash. Donna manages marketing and communications including PR, web, email and social media. Prior to joining England Squash, Donna worked on a number of high profiles brands at the BBC including Blue Peter, Spooks and Casualty. Aside from squash, playing tennis and entertaining two young kids keeps her on her toes.


Kevin Stewart
Kevin Stewart

Coaching Co-ordinator

Kevin’s role is to organise, oversee and administer the coach education programme, events and initiatives. He previously worked as a regional administrator and spent over 10 years in the financial services industry. Kevin is currently studying for a degree in coaching with the Open University and enjoys volunteering in his local community.