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Proven Marketing Leaders. Real Business Results.

The UK’s largest and most experienced team of marketing leaders available to you on a part-time and therefore more affordable basis.

✔  100 proven Marketing Directors

✔  1400 UK small and mid-market businesses helped

✔  Cost-effective access to top marketing leadership

✔  No long-term contracts

How we can help you

We are passionate about helping businesses grow. Our proven Marketing Directors use their skills gained from working with businesses across all industries and sizes to deliver the results that matter most to your business.

Our flexible approach gives you full control whilst also being a far more affordable option for your business, giving you the experience you need, when you need it.

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The UK’s largest and most experienced team of marketing leaders

Our 100 Marketing Directors come with many years of experience working with respected brands. They share knowledge and opinions with each other to ensure you get the benefit of the entire team.

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Real marketing that gets real results

Our Marketing Directors are focused on business goals, not vanity metrics. We give advice rooted in strong marketing and business principles, not the latest fad.

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Experienced leaders that are on your side

Our Marketing Directors are invested in your success, care about your business and are here to help support you in achieving your goals.

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Proven track record and methodologies

You benefit from the experience of a proven Marketing Director supported by an array of tools and frameworks that guide better, faster marketing decisions and results.

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Trusted suppliers

We have relationships with a wide range of high-quality suppliers, so you can work with trusted people that deliver reliable results. We don’t take money from suppliers so you know our recommendations are 100% objective.

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Flexible terms with no long-term commitment

You don’t need to commit to a long-term contract and you can cancel anytime, no questions asked. You won’t have to deal with any of the admin of hiring a full-time employee and we can flex our service to help as much or as little as you like.

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Affordable prices

We pair business owners with world-class, part-time marketing talent at a price point that suits small and mid-market businesses. Often less per month than a marketing manager.

Marketing leaders from
world-class brands

Our team have decades of experience growing businesses both big and small.

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“For a fairly small investment, Stephanie has saved so much time and money. I sleep better at night knowing I can focus on running the business.”
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“Jane saves me a lot of time and headache. We’re on track for a hugely successful year and we are getting the right sort of new business to grow well.”
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“Michael was instrumental in helping us to define our strategy and open up new opportunities for the business.”
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"David got quickly involved with our business and our ambitions for growth helping us to develop a marketing strategy that enabled strong marketing foundations supporting positive results for the business."
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"Mark got to grips with our business and our ambitions for growth, quickly, helping us build our brand and develop a marketing strategy that realised positive results for the business."
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The Marketing Centre bought a fresh approach to the way we approached our marketing, they helped to drive the company forward at a critical time in our business. Without doubt the work Fareeda produced and the expertise delivered far exceeded our expectations. 

Meet our
marketing directors

Nigel Leahy

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

WH Smith, B&Q

Small Company Experience

Tile Giant, DC White Engineering

Jude Browne

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Sage plc; Brewin Dolphin plc

Small Company Experience

Lycetts; Finance Nation

Rebecca Nichols

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Mattel, PepsiCo

Small Company Experience

Liz Earle Beauty Co, Team Times Trading

Beth Cooper

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Barclays, TUI UK

Small Company Experience

Inika Cosmetics, AppLearn

Tamsin Fielden

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Unilever, Colgate Palmolive

Small Company Experience

TRIO Healthcare, Creative Emporium

Stephen Leigh

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

Kimberly-Clark

Small Company Experience

Thermogroup, OnSite Support

Pip Brook

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Sainsbury’s; Robert Walters

Small Company Experience

Vita Coco; Bio&Me

Sam Butterworth

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Hermes Europe, StepChange Debt Charity

Small Company Experience

Nexus, Astrata Group Europe

Melissa Dawson

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

Coca-Cola, Schwarzkopf

Small Company Experience

MunchFit fitness food, Caboodle Storage

Ian Webb

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Lafarge Holcim, Barratt Homes

Small Company Experience

Loughborough Building Society, Antalis

Emma Fisher

Marketing Director
London
Large Company Experience

Cath Kidston, Starbucks

Small Company Experience

Thoughtful Clothing, DR Wakefield

John Donnelly

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Coca Cola, Orange

Small Company Experience

CR Smith, Edinburgh Woollen Mills

Maria Heckel

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

TUI, National Express, Nissan

Small Company Experience

848 IT Group, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Huw Johns

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

NTL and PHS

Small Company Experience

WigleyJohns Branding & Advertising and CODA Business Management

Tony Orme

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Hilton Hotels, LA fitness

Small Company Experience

YorkTest Laboratories, Cartwright & Butler

Nigel Rodliffe

Marketing Director
Eastern Counties
Large Company Experience

Parametric Technology Corporation, GEC

Small Company Experience

Proactive Investors, Makevale Group

Sarah White

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

Golder Associates, Energy Intelligence

Small Company Experience

The Smart Cube, FeedStock

Christine Moses

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

Balfour Beaty, AQA

Small Company Experience

Jee, Clinicare

Brian Hardie

Regional Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

TNT, Royal Mail

Small Company Experience

Ibis, Axis

Julie Brook

Regional Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Grand Metropolitan, Bass, RHM Foods, Yates Group

Small Company Experience

Vital Focus Ltd, HPJ Jewellers, Instep Training and Development

David Long

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

Nortel Networks, Siemens

Small Company Experience

4Com, Plantronics

Christine Durkin

Regional Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Experian, Hutchinson Asia Telecom

Small Company Experience

Ubisense, Dolphin Telecom

Philippa Ochonski

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

IBM, HP

Small Company Experience

Alfresco, Coremetrics

Peter Craven

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Sony, Toyota 

Small Company Experience

Anwyl Group, Johnsons Photopia

Andrew Smith

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

Essiler, Fiskars

Small Company Experience

Business Wales AGP, FSEW

Andy Chadbourne

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Bibliotheca Group, Graphene @ Manchester University

Small Company Experience

FLG Business Technology, Intellident Ltd

Michael Mocatta

Marketing Director
London
Large Company Experience

Virgin Media, Lloyds Bank

Small Company Experience

ICAAD Events, Flower Station

Helenor Rogers

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

Unilever, Church & Dwight UK Ltd

Small Company Experience

Troofoods Ltd, Alias Hotel Group

Robert Stead

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Polycom, AMD, Hewlett Packard

Small Company Experience

Over 20 part-time roles and 3 start-ups

Jo Shailes

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

Trelleborg, GE Oil & Gas

Small Company Experience

Varitech Systems, Hillcroft Surgery Supplies and Green Transition Holding AS

Rob Croxall

Regional Director
East Midlands
Large Company Experience

EMAP, Bauer Media

Small Company Experience

Encocam, The Woodland Trust

Lindsay Ball

Marketing Director
East Midlands
Large Company Experience

Greggs, CARE IVF

Small Company Experience

Polyco Healthcare, Sustain

Rebecca Manville

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Tesco, KFC

Small Company Experience

Emap Groundsure, Carsite

Fiona Bowyer

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Kohler Co, Churchill China Plc

Small Company Experience

Delta Balustrades, Joloda International Ltd

Nathan Milnes

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

The Growth Company Business Growth Hub, NCC Group

Small Company Experience

Nycomm Group, ANS Group

James McLoughlin

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

Clifford Chance; ESRI

Small Company Experience

BRE; IET

Nick Goring

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Morrisons, Manchester United

Small Company Experience

Wagg, Clarion

Alan Jones

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

Sega Europ, Lendlease Europe

Small Company Experience

SDL, Gioteck

Michael Williamson

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

E-commerce (Staples), Telecoms (O2)

Small Company Experience

Casio UK, KMX Healthcare

Rob Croxall

Regional Director
Eastern Counties
Large Company Experience

EMAP, Bauer Media

Small Company Experience

Encocam, The Woodland Trust

Fiona West

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

Royal Caribbean International Cruises, Deloitte

Small Company Experience

Wayfairer Travel, Holleys Fine Foods, Optima Systems Consultancy

Selina Noton

Marketing Director
Eastern Counties
Large Company Experience

Textron Inc, Volvo

Small Company Experience

Fisher Jones, Greenwood Solicitors, Pace Property

Fareeda Jaleel

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

RBS, Natwest, HBOS

Small Company Experience

Power Solutions UK (Ltd), Crest Medical Ltd

Jodie Wilson

Marketing Director
East Midlands
Large Company Experience

Cummins Inc., AB Agri Ltd

Small Company Experience

Codem Composites Ltd, TextureJet Ltd

Kirsten Bolton

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Portakabin, Willerby

Small Company Experience

SolarFrame, National Metals Technology Centre

Simon Iredale

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

St gobain Glass, Sony Music Europe

Small Company Experience

Solidor, The Fit Show

Jean Moncrieff

Marketing Director
London
Large Company Experience

Metropolitan Life, Burson-Marsteller

Small Company Experience

Jiberstream, ACF Technologies

Emma Lowndes

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

BMW Group, Mini UK

Small Company Experience

Premium Care Home Group, Global Academic Publishing

Pete Jakob

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

IBM, Nokia

Small Company Experience

Worldwide Chain Stores, Sealpac

Tim Parrack

Regional Director
South East
Large Company Experience

Xerox, Cisco, Polycom

Small Company Experience

C2000, Petrotechnics

Iain Mallon

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

AXA, Gillette

Small Company Experience

Letts Diaries, Good Energy

David Abbott

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Premier Farnell, Suttons Group

Small Company Experience

House Nameplate Co, Taylor Bracewell

Phil Kent

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

AkzoNobel (Dulux), Diageo

Small Company Experience

Study Group, Step by Step

Ged Leigh

Regional Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Heimbach GmbH, Xerium

Small Company Experience

Sigma, Recycling Lives

Mark Harris

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

EDF Energy, O2

Small Company Experience

SEKO Logistics, SpinVox

Sarah Holgate

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Landmark Information Group (SaaS); Association for Coaching (Professional Body)

Small Company Experience

Spaces to Places (Property Marketing Agency); Connections in Mind (Professional Services)

Ayo Daramola-Martin

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

PwC, Grosvenor

Small Company Experience

Mackin, Useful Simple Trust

Karen Jones

Marketing Director
London
Large Company Experience

Direct Line, Aviva

Small Company Experience

Clearwater, London & Partners

Jane Nugent

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Speedy Services, Trinity Mirror

Small Company Experience

Bison Machinery, Furrows Group, Thergis

Hari Farzin

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Scottish Television, Butlins

Small Company Experience

ResDiary, The Di Maggio’s Group

Pippa Wells

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

De La Rue, Control Risks

Small Company Experience

The Key Holdings Company, CNP Surveyors

Chris Burton

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

SC Johnson, Select Service Partner - SSP

Small Company Experience

EnergistUK, Extreme

Alan Edwards

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

IBM, Sun Microsystems

Small Company Experience

Netstore, Peer 1 Hosting

Jeremy Langley

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

Lumesse

Small Company Experience

babble cloud; Path Intelligence

Shelley Cole

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Boots, Coopervision

Small Company Experience

Stannah, Cyan Solutions

Tony Bishop

Marketing Director
London
Large Company Experience

ECCO Shoes; Dow Chemicals

Small Company Experience

Mills and Boon Reader Service; B&R Relays

Viv Jebson

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Agency work for FMCG brands e.g Tetley, Bon Marche

Small Company Experience

Simon Jersey, Sutcliffe Play Ltd

Nicky Macfarlane

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

TUI Travel

Small Company Experience

Cognect, Real Experience Group

Peter Schofield

Marketing Director
East Midlands
Large Company Experience

Lloyds Banking Group, Inchcape

Small Company Experience

Dutypoint Group, Pym and Wildsmith

Helen Sloman

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

MasterCard, Royal Bank of Scotland

Small Company Experience

Intelligent Environments Group

Amanda Treend

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

United Biscuits, Boots

Small Company Experience

Arran Aromatics, Cashmaster International

Damian Traynor

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Lowell, Systems Union

Small Company Experience

Mentor Systems, Brookson

Anne Macmillan

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

Synergy Healthcare Limited, Arjo-Huntleigh Ltd

Small Company Experience

Irisys Ltd, Penlon Ltd

David Pemberton

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Home Retail Group plc, Experian plc

Small Company Experience

Northgate, Harrogate Spring Water

Vicki Mapplebeck

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Fiskars, Diageo

Small Company Experience

Joyall Limited; GreenThumb Lawncare

David Oliver

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

McCann Erickson, Carlson Marketing Group

Small Company Experience

Ecotricity, Saint Nicks, DMS

David Fenton

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Black & Decker, Jewson

Small Company Experience

Youd Andrews, Acumed Consulting

Richard Hancock

Regional Director
London
Large Company Experience

FMCG (Lyons, Perrier, RHM) Technology (Tela Sonera)

Small Company Experience

SME Consulting, Business Angel, Investor, Non-Exec

Ed Olphin

Marketing Director
Eastern Counties
Large Company Experience

Jordans, Kettle Chips

Small Company Experience

Working Lunches, Lake House Table

Michael Stewart

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

TUI, Halifax

Small Company Experience

SIL Holdings Ltd, ProGARM Ltd

Anna Hutton-North

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

KPMG, MITIE

Small Company Experience

Project (EU) Ltd, Peacock Engineering Ltd

Mark Pearson

Marketing Director
Eastern Counties
Large Company Experience

Egg, Equiniti

Small Company Experience

Selftrade, Nava Finance

Tony Galloni

Marketing Director
East Midlands
Large Company Experience

Engie, National Express (Rail)

Small Company Experience

Tenesol, Marketing Krieg & Zivy

Liz Forte

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

Starbucks, Compass, Tesco

Small Company Experience

Fleetway Travel, Belu Travel

Hannah Poulton

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Principality Building Society, Legal & General

Small Company Experience

V12 Retail Finance, Optimum Credit

Sally Shuttleworth

Regional Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

Shell Select & Ultracity, First Choice Holidays

Small Company Experience

Phoenixplc, Dizzy Dots Trading

Helen Martin

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

Hasbro (Monopoly), Hiscox Insurance

Small Company Experience

Solutions4feet, Butlins

Ann Davis

Marketing Director
East Midlands
Large Company Experience

Wolseley, Office Depot/Viking

Small Company Experience

Franklin Covey, South Thames Marketing

Colin Stickland

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

Belersdorf, Argos

Small Company Experience

Allanda, Delice de France

Mark Springall

Marketing Director
Eastern Counties
Large Company Experience

Barrat Developments plc, Bosch

Small Company Experience

Neilcot Construction, hSo

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Our Marketing 360 Assessment

Business owners can become confused about marketing and that’s totally understandable. Between marketing consultant’s jargon and your sales team potentially considering marketing as part of their departmental function, it can become difficult to know how to move forward effectively. 

The Marketing Centre 360 framework cuts straight to the chase, encapsulating our no-nonsense approach to marketing.

Results we can deliver

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Less trial & error

Tired of switching from one tactic to the next hoping something will stick? We’ll analyse your business and customers to identify the right combination of messaging, channels, tactics and campaigns to unlock growth.

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Better ROI

Our Marketing Directors have years of experience managing small, mid-size and large marketing departments and increasing Return On Investment on budgets of all sizes.

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More leads & sales

Every business owner wants more leads. We’ll fine-tune your marketing and sales processes, to generate more leads and reduce sales cycles.

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Build a better brand & reputation

Together we can build a distinct, memorable and compelling brand that’s aligned with your customers’ needs and priorities.

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your marketing seriously?

Since 2010, we’ve helped business owners make sense of marketing.
To make smarter decisions and make the most of their investment.

So if you’re tired of switching from one thing to the next hoping one will stick, maybe it’s time to try a different approach.