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Our company was built for businesses just like yours:
to make you stand out for all the right reasons.

H&E Group

When you engage H&E Group, our mission is to define who you are, pinpoint your goals, objectives and ideal customer, and action a brand strategy to get the results you need. We thrive on getting our hands dirty & bring plenty of passion to each project.

With offices in both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, we bring a wealth of experience and connections with us, ensuring each project lands in the lap of those that count. We invite you to hit us up for a coffee & croissant date and join our network!

ELKE BELL

Elke has always had a fearlessness for the marketing game, and a natural flair for business. After graduating from QUT University with a Bachelor of Communications Design – her second degree – she launched into the world of marketing and web development, and cut her teeth working alongside some of Australia’s favourite brands. Elke quickly built an extensive network & unrivalled reputation across SE Queensland, which continues to precede her today.

In 2014 she formed Our Empire, a highly successful agency covering everything from marketing, PR and graphic design through to social media, styling, events and presenting. Elke co-founded H&E Group in late 2016 and together with her partner in crime has never looked back:

“I was once told the secret to success is to surround yourself with greatness & I’m very lucky to have done exactly that. The team we have built at H&E Group inspire me every day to drive to the top and never settle, & that’s exactly what we do. We constantly raise the bar on ourselves to make sure we evolve, grow & succeed for our network.”

HOLLY HARDSTAFF

Holly moved to Australia in 2008 after completing her Bachelor of Design in the UK. Her love for full-on design coupled with crazy copywriting skills meant she was always destined to work in the branding world, but it was after completing further study in Marketing in Australia that she began to really follow her passion.

Working as a Brand Manager, a Communications Manager and then a National Marketing Manager across various businesses, Holly was able to grow her side-hustle into her own full time business, and at the start of 2015 she founded the successful brand & web design agency Harhar Group, and she has gone from strength to strength in the industry ever since.

As Creative Director of H&E Group, Holly transforms the smallest ideas into vibrant projects with confidence, vision & clarity. She has an inate ability to ‘see’ exactly what her client sees and has a reputation for delivering exactly what’s inside somebody’s head!

Holly believes that simple communication creates legendary outcomes, and will bring your brand to life through her passion for beautiful words and fresh design.

A little more about who we are...

No more plastic

We are always looking for new ways to help prevent even more plastic pollution, and giving where we can to those out there fighting the good fight and hauling tons of plastic from the ocean. We try to do our bit by not using any single use plastics and often promote companies that support this theory.

A balanced life

Being a boss is only one piece of the pie… the other part is being a Mum! What an epic thing it is to have our beautiful babies and fur babies. We pride ourselves on balance and enjoying our fast-paced business life coupled with the daily laughs and love we get from Mumming! H&E Group starts each day with sunshine, sandy feet and baby kisses.

Croissants & Coffee

The truth behind it all! The buttery goodness of a fresh croissant combined with that morning milky kicker… what could possibly be better? Food of champions we say and truly the key to any successful business, right? 😉 A little shout out to the connoisseur of croissant making… Bam Bam Bakehouse, our favourite hotspot.