Bespoke Communication’s structure and boutique nature ensures that every client has frequent interaction and input from senior and experienced consultants.

The diverse experience and expertise that lies within our team promises excellence in strategic communications and client outcomes.




lisa van hoogstraten



Lisa has worked in the PR and communications field for over 20 years, during which time she’s worked with clients spanning national government, NGOs, parastatals, professional associations, multinationals, large corporates, celebrities, charity entities and listed companies.


After working in the industry for a number of years, Lisa joined Msomi Hunt Lascaris (now Magna Carta) where she was a director of the company. Some time later, she went on to join private healthcare group Netcare as group communications manager where she was responsible for corporate communications, e-commerce communications and the group’s maternity portfolio, among others.


Lisa founded Bespoke Communications in 2003, and sold the agency to Kerrin Tessendorf in 2018. Lisa consults to Bespoke on a project basis.


kerrin tessendorf

managing director


Kerrin has qualifications and experience in both the marketing and PR/communications industry. After completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Kerrin began working while studying public relations part-time. She went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management at UCT. After travelling to the US, she managed Tree Camp at Londolozi Private Game Reserve in Mpumalanga.


Kerrin went on to join a bridal company as Marketing Co-ordinator, after which she was appointed by the House of Busby as Public Relations Manager. In this position, she was responsible for the PR of international fashion brands including Aldo, Call It Spring, GUESS, Kipling, Mango, Nine West, Steve Madden, Topshop, Topman and Tumi as well as local brands, Busby Leather, Frasers and Travelite.


Kerrin joined Bespoke Communications in 2015, and took over as Managing Director in March 2018.


kerry simpson

account director


Kerry has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Johannesburg, having majored in marketing management and corporate communications.


Following her studies, she spent some time working and travelling abroad – an experience, which she believes, broadened her outlook on life.


Kerry officially embarked on her communications career 9 years ago, during which time she has gained extensive PR experience spanning the full spectrum of communication mediums. She has worked across a number of sectors including technology/IT, financial services, travel/tourism, corporate communications, healthcare/pharma and retail. She has in-depth experience of digital and social media platforms and their value within the communications mix.


Kerry joined Bespoke Communications in 2009


tranica gurcharan

account manager


Tranica obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) and a Certificate in Public Relations from Boston Business College. She began her career as a marketing and promotions officer at a roofing company and subsequently gained experience across a number of disciplines within marketing, including communications, events, branding and promotions within the manufacturing, direct selling and legal industries.


Tranica has a passion and talent for media relations and brand communications.


Tranica joined Bespoke Communications in 2014.