About

Our team brings together talented professionals with international experience in media and communications, information technology, project development, campaigning and grant writing.

We specialize in strategic planning and development of communications campaigns related to social, educational, cultural and environmental projects. Our experience and specialism enables us to focus sharply on the issues that really matter to our clients, and we take pride in the fact that we adhere to the highest ethical standards.

Tolga Temuge

Tolga is the Managing Director of East to West Communications. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Marmara University in Istanbul and worked in international trade for several years.

He is the co-founder of Greenpeace in Turkey, and led Greenpeace Mediterranean’s regional campaigns on a variety of issues including waste management, climate change and nuclear power in the Mediterranean and Middle East. Tolga developed campaign and communications strategies for a number of international organizations working on human rights, peace and nature conservation. He worked closely with international media outlets as spokesperson for several international organizations.

Tolga also has a wealth of experience developing and managing EU projects for businesses and third sector clients as well as writing grant applications for foundations in Europe. He was the Executive Director of BirdLife Malta between 2006 and 2010, and it remains the only organization in the country that succeeded in securing funds from the EU LIFE+ funding stream.

Nicholas Crockford

Nicholas has over nine years of experience in project development and management. After graduating with an MBA, Nicholas led the first eco-label project for hotels in Malta, as well as wrote proposals for, and conducted economic assessments of, national tourism development projects while working as projects officer and manager with the Malta Tourism Authority’s product planning and development unit.

In 2007, Nicholas joined BirdLife Malta’s senior management team and was responsible for managing the fundraising department. His work in accessing grants from the European Commission, government sources, international foundations and companies enabled the organization to develop, implement new projects and increase its human resources capacity.

Nicholas has knowledge and experience in various EU funding programmes including EU LIFE+, EVS, ENPI, ERDF and FP7 as well as several international foundations, corporations and government grants. He is based in Berlin.

Jane Devitt

Jane has a wealth of experience working for companies and charities, and has occupied various roles in the senior management team of the RSPB – the UK’s largest nature conservation organization.

She has been working on developing and running EU LIFE projects since 1999 and been centrally involved with nine successful projects in different countries. She was an advisor on a further eight projects in the same period across Europe. These projects involved co-ordination between the third sector, the private sector and government agencies.

Jane is an experienced line and project manager in various aspects of organizational and financial management. She coaches organizations and government agencies on the opportunities and challenges offered by funding sources, and also offers training on other aspects of organizational, business and financial management needed for the successful implementation of projects. Jane is based in the UK.

Ercan Bizsel

Ercan has a degree in Business Administration and has been working in the IT sector since 1992. His expertise has delivered solutions for major multinational corporations including IBM, HP, Symantec, HSBC, ING Bank, Toyota and Vodafone.

He is the pioneer of the online training and seminars in Turkey – he started in 2005 and has delivered hundreds since then. Ercan has also successfully implemented localization projects for different software, including Acronis backup and recovery products, BitDefender antivirus products, and GFI messaging and security products.

He has extensive knowledge of internet, e-business and social media tools from the development stage through to marketing cycles. He specializes in bringing together code and artwork for maximum results. He is an expert on CMS, e-commerce websites and iPhone application development. Ercan is based in Istanbul.