Meet the team

As you can see we are a mixed bunch of all shapes and sizes, markets, sectors, global and local experience. But we all share a passion for making businesses grow. Please feel free to search for people by name, or select your region to bring up the Marketing Directors that are closest to you.

Our team

Damian Traynor

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Lowell, Systems Union

Small Company Experience

Mentor Systems, Brookson

Shelley Cole

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Boots, Coopervision

Small Company Experience

Stannah, Cyan Solutions

David Pemberton

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Home Retail Group plc, Experian plc

Small Company Experience

Northgate, Harrogate Spring Water

David Oliver

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

McCann Erickson, Carlson Marketing Group

Small Company Experience

Ecotricity, Saint Nicks, DMS

David Long

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

Nortel Networks, Siemens

Small Company Experience

4Com, Plantronics

Beth Cooper

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Barclays, TUI UK

Small Company Experience

Inika Cosmetics, AppLearn

Huw Johns

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

NTL and PHS

Small Company Experience

WigleyJohns Branding & Advertising and CODA Business Management

Alan Jones

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

Sega Europ, Lendlease Europe

Small Company Experience

SDL, Gioteck

Chris Wood

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

Hilton; Ford

Small Company Experience

OpenTable; Treatwell

Mark Pearson

Marketing Director
Eastern Counties
Large Company Experience

Egg, Equiniti

Small Company Experience

Selftrade, Nava Finance

Mark Springall

Marketing Director
Eastern Counties
Large Company Experience

Barrat Developments plc, Bosch

Small Company Experience

Neilcot Construction, hSo

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

Peter Craven

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Sony, Toyota 

Small Company Experience

Anwyl Group, Johnsons Photopia

Emma King

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

IBM; Microsoft

Small Company Experience

Ensono; Focus Group

Jane Nugent

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Speedy Services, Trinity Mirror

Small Company Experience

Bison Machinery, Furrows Group, Thergis

Mathew Gully

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Specsavers; Bupa

Small Company Experience

Allbeauty; Stride Gaming

Rebecca Nichols

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Mattel, PepsiCo

Small Company Experience

Liz Earle Beauty Co, Tea Times Trading

Mark Harris

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

EDF Energy, O2

Small Company Experience

SEKO Logistics, SpinVox

Sam Butterworth

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Hermes Europe, StepChange Debt Charity

Small Company Experience

Nexus, Astrata Group Europe

Fiona Bowyer

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Kohler Co, Churchill China Plc

Small Company Experience

Delta Balustrades, Joloda International Ltd

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

Rob Croxall

Regional Director
East Midlands
Large Company Experience

EMAP, Bauer Media

Small Company Experience

Encocam, The Woodland Trust

Helen Bradshaw

Marketing Director
West Midlands
Large Company Experience

Dignity PLC; PSA Peugeot-Citroën

Small Company Experience

We Are Nameless (agency); My Midwife

Simon Iredale

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

St gobain Glass, Sony Music Europe

Small Company Experience

Solidor, The Fit Show

Chris Starkey

Central Team
Managing Director
About Chris Starkey

Chris joined The Marketing Centre in October 2022 as Managing Director. He has a background in both products and services businesses with leadership positions in global professional services and e-commerce organisations having previously...

Andrew Smith

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

Essiler, Fiskars

Small Company Experience

Business Wales AGP, FSEW

Jayne Pooley

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

Kantar; Telefonica O2

Small Company Experience

Babble Health; Bonne Santé Alps

Clare Methven

Founder
About Clare Methven

A background in both agency and in-house marketing roles with a strength in positioning, brand, public relations and the written word. Fifteen years of running an integrated agency and leading client-facing teams has given her a clear...

Phil Kent

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

AkzoNobel (Dulux), Diageo

Small Company Experience

Study Group, Step by Step

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

Nigel Leahy

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

WH Smith, B&Q

Small Company Experience

Tile Giant, DC White Engineering

Selina Noton

Marketing Director
Eastern Counties
Large Company Experience

Textron Inc, Volvo

Small Company Experience

Fisher Jones, Greenwood Solicitors, Pace Property

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

Peter Schofield

Marketing Director
East Midlands
Large Company Experience

Lloyds Banking Group, Inchcape

Small Company Experience

Dutypoint Group, Pym and Wildsmith

Tony Orme

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Hilton Hotels, LA fitness

Small Company Experience

YorkTest Laboratories, Cartwright & Butler

Jeremy Langley

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

Lumesse

Small Company Experience

babble cloud; Path Intelligence

Jo Salsbury

Central Team
Operations Manager
About Jo Salsbury

Jo joined The Marketing Centre in 2015 as Operations Manager. Her responsibilities include HR, conferences, recruitment, assistance with IT, and general administrative requirements. As well as working for The Marketing Centre, Jo also...

Pippa Wells

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

De La Rue, Control Risks

Small Company Experience

The Key Holdings Company, CNP Surveyors

Stephen Rumbelow

Marketing Director
Eastern Counties
Large Company Experience

Virgin (Money & Mobile); Royal Society of Chemistry

Small Company Experience

Optimise Media Group; Moneyfacts Group

Ed Olphin

Marketing Director
Eastern Counties
Large Company Experience

Jordans, Kettle Chips

Small Company Experience

Working Lunches, Lake House Table

Helen Martin

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

Hasbro (Monopoly), Hiscox Insurance

Small Company Experience

Solutions4feet, Butlins

Nicky Macfarlane

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

TUI Travel

Small Company Experience

Cognect, Real Experience Group

Nigel Bromley

Regional Director
West Midlands
Large Company Experience

Lotus Cars, Bridgestone

Small Company Experience

ExtraCare, Heligan Group

Alan Edwards

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

IBM, Sun Microsystems

Small Company Experience

Netstore, Peer 1 Hosting

Karen Jones

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

Direct Line, Aviva

Small Company Experience

Clearwater, London & Partners

Michael Williamson

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

E-commerce (Staples), Telecoms (O2)

Small Company Experience

Casio UK, KMX Healthcare

Emma Rainey

Marketing Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

Infor, Bottomline Technologies

Small Company Experience

Aspera Solutions, Epaccsys Ltd

Vicki Mapplebeck

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Fiskars, Diageo

Small Company Experience

Joyall Limited; GreenThumb Lawncare

Maria Heckel

Marketing Director
West Midlands
Large Company Experience

TUI, National Express, Nissan

Small Company Experience

848 IT Group, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Brian Hardie

Regional Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

TNT, Royal Mail

Small Company Experience

Ibis, Axis

Helen Sloman

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

MasterCard, Royal Bank of Scotland

Small Company Experience

Intelligent Environments Group

Liz Forte

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

Compass Group PLC; Starbucks

Small Company Experience

Southern Sheeting; Revolution Personal Training Studios

Gary Hill

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

GN Store Nord Group; Blockbuster Entertainment Ltd

Small Company Experience

Hearing Direct Ltd; Van Hage Ltd

Emma Fisher

Marketing Director
London
Large Company Experience

Cath Kidston, Starbucks

Small Company Experience

Thoughtful Clothing, DR Wakefield

Alex Brayshaw

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Acacium, SAP

Small Company Experience

Pegasus Software, Deepki

Tony Galloni

Marketing Director
East Midlands
Large Company Experience

Engie, National Express (Rail)

Small Company Experience

Tenesol, Marketing Krieg & Zivy

Fareeda Jaleel

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

RBS, Natwest, HBOS

Small Company Experience

Power Solutions UK (Ltd), Crest Medical Ltd

Michael Mocatta

Marketing Director
London
Large Company Experience

Virgin Media, Lloyds Bank

Small Company Experience

ICAAD Events, Flower Station

Colin Stickland

Regional Director
Eastern Counties
Large Company Experience

Belersdorf, Argos

Small Company Experience

Allanda, Delice de France

Philippa Ochonski

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

IBM, HP

Small Company Experience

Alfresco, Coremetrics

Sarah White

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

Golder Associates, Energy Intelligence

Small Company Experience

The Smart Cube, FeedStock

Peter Schofield

Marketing Director
West Midlands
Large Company Experience

Lloyds Banking Group, Inchcape

Small Company Experience

Dutypoint Group, Pym and Wildsmith

Christine Moses

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

Balfour Beaty, AQA

Small Company Experience

Jee, Clinicare

Pete Jakob

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

IBM, Nokia

Small Company Experience

Worldwide Chain Stores, Sealpac

Pete Jakob

Central Team
Marketing Director
About Pete Jakob

Pete is our central Marketing Director for The Marketing Centre - leading the small team responsible for all our demand generation and communications. He is an expert at marketing systems, data and processes, and helps clients transform...

Christine Durkin

Regional Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Experian, Hutchinson Asia Telecom

Small Company Experience

Ubisense, Dolphin Telecom

Melissa Dawson

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

Coca-Cola, Schwarzkopf

Small Company Experience

MunchFit fitness food, Caboodle Storage

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)

Rebecca Manville

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

Tesco, KFC

Small Company Experience

Emap Groundsure, Carsite

Helenor Rogers

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

Unilever, Church & Dwight UK Ltd

Small Company Experience

Troofoods Ltd, Alias Hotel Group

Ged Leigh

Regional Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Heimbach GmbH, Xerium

Small Company Experience

Elland Steel, Siddall & Hilton

Elaine O’Brien

Marketing Director
Eastern Counties
Large Company Experience

Horizon Discovery; Abcam

Small Company Experience

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Nick Goring

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Morrisons, Manchester United

Small Company Experience

Wagg, Clarion

Mia Russell

Central Team
Marketing Manager
About Mia Russell

Mia joined The Marketing Centre team in 2016 as Marketing Manager, she is responsible for the execution and delivery of our data and marketing systems. Including, prospect research, email marketing, reporting and website content updates. ...

Lindsay Ball

Marketing Director
East Midlands
Large Company Experience

Greggs, CARE IVF

Small Company Experience

Polyco Healthcare, Sustain

Chris Burton

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

SC Johnson, Select Service Partner - SSP

Small Company Experience

EnergistUK, Extreme

Maria Heckel

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

TUI, National Express, Nissan

Small Company Experience

848 IT Group, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Kirsten Bolton

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Portakabin, Willerby

Small Company Experience

SolarFrame, National Metals Technology Centre

Colette Porter

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

HSBC, Universal Music

Small Company Experience

Blue Chip Holidays, Multiple Credit Unions

Hari Farzin

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Scottish Television, Butlins

Small Company Experience

ResDiary, The Di Maggio’s Group

Tamsin Fielden

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Unilever, Colgate Palmolive

Small Company Experience

TRIO Healthcare, Creative Emporium

Matthew Gaunt

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

Tesco, Wickes

Small Company Experience

Majestic Wine, Volunteer It Yourself

Sally Shuttleworth

Regional Director
West Country and Wales
Large Company Experience

Shell Select & Ultracity, First Choice Holidays

Small Company Experience

Phoenixplc, Dizzy Dots Trading

Lucy Hogarth

Founder
About Lucy Hogarth

Having worked in both agency and in-house marketing roles Lucy has developed an extensive understanding of businesses both large and small and a passion for developing brands. Clare and Lucy worked together running an integrated agency...

Nathan Milnes

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

The Growth Company Business Growth Hub, NCC Group

Small Company Experience

Nycomm Group, ANS Group

Jodie Wilson

Marketing Director
East Midlands
Large Company Experience

Cummins Inc., AB Agri Ltd

Small Company Experience

Codem Composites Ltd, TextureJet Ltd

Anna Hutton-North

Marketing Director
Home Counties
Large Company Experience

KPMG, MITIE

Small Company Experience

Project (EU) Ltd, Peacock Engineering Ltd

Jean Moncrieff

Marketing Director
London
Large Company Experience

Metropolitan Life, Burson-Marsteller

Small Company Experience

Jiberstream, ACF Technologies

Nigel Rodliffe

Marketing Director
Eastern Counties
Large Company Experience

Parametric Technology Corporation, GEC

Small Company Experience

Proactive Investors, Makevale Group

David Fenton

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Black & Decker, Jewson

Small Company Experience

Youd Andrews, Acumed Consulting

Michelle Alrick

Central Team
Response Manager
About Michelle Alrick

Michelle joined The Marketing Centre's central team in 2017. She is responsible for managing all central marketing responses along with marketing email creation and data entry. Before joining The Marketing Centre, Michelle has previous...

David Abbott

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Premier Farnell, Suttons Group

Small Company Experience

House Nameplate Co, Taylor Bracewell

Hannah Poulton

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Principality Building Society, Legal & General

Small Company Experience

V12 Retail Finance, Optimum Credit

Andy Chadbourne

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Bibliotheca Group, Graphene @ Manchester University

Small Company Experience

FLG Business Technology, Intellident Ltd

Amanda Treend

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

United Biscuits, Boots

Small Company Experience

Arran Aromatics, Cashmaster International

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

Lucy Wain

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

PwC LLP; WS Atkins Plc

Small Company Experience

Capital Capture Ltd; Gilroy Corporate Communications Ltd

Ian Webb

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Lafarge Holcim, Barratt Homes

Small Company Experience

Loughborough Building Society, Antalis

Tim Parrack

Regional Director
South East
Large Company Experience

Xerox, Cisco, Polycom

Small Company Experience

C2000, Petrotechnics

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

Jamie Cornforth

Marketing Director
West Midlands
Large Company Experience

Speedo International; Proctor & Gamble

Small Company Experience

Munchkin; Le Chameau

Helen Bradshaw

Marketing Director
North West
Large Company Experience

Dignity PLC; PSA Peugeot-Citroën

Small Company Experience

We Are Nameless (agency); My Midwife

Ayo Daramola-Martin

Marketing Director
South East
Large Company Experience

PwC, Grosvenor

Small Company Experience

Mackin, Useful Simple Trust

Lucy Freeman

Central Team
Marketing Manager
About Lucy Freeman

Lucy joined The Marketing Centre team in 2018 as Marketing Manager, she is responsible for the smooth delivery of our multi-channel inbound marketing campaigns including social, website, blog and video content. Lucy has previous...

Rachael Ward

Marketing Director
Southern Counties
Large Company Experience

Samsung, Microsoft

Small Company Experience

Stopgap Limited, Tribe Telecom Limited

Jude Browne

Marketing Director
Yorkshire and Scotland
Large Company Experience

Sage plc; Brewin Dolphin plc

Small Company Experience

Lycetts; Finance Nation

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