Mabel Gray was founded by author and consumer journalist Laura James.
Our aim is simple: to work hard with real creativity to enhance awareness of brands we love.


Laura James
Founder of Mabel Gray

Laura James is a consumer journalist and author. She writes
on trends, interiors, food, diversity and style for many national newspapers and magazines. 

She is the author of nine books and is published in more than 10 countries. Her most recent book – Odd Girl Out – is published by Bluebird / PanMacmillan.

Laura is represented by
United Agents

She founded Mabel Gray because she wanted to promote great British brands and showcase their work.

She is also an ambassador for the National Autistic Society 




Tim James
Creative Director

A writer, photographer and journalist for more than 30 years, Tim has worked for Emap, the BBC, IPC, Archant and the Daily Mail Group. He has also worked as creative director and designer on projects for companies such as IPC, HarperCollins, Absolute Press and the BBC. He is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in a wide range of UK newspapers and magazines.

Elizabeth of Mar 
Account Manager

Elizabeth has nearly 20 years' experience in interiors, lifestyle and publishing PR, working with brands such as Fired Earth, Merrell Publishers, Dee Hardwicke, Heal’s, Neisha Crosland, Absolute Press, Hodder & Stoughton and Ryland Peters & Small.