The Associates

Your marketing and content team

Although you’ll usually be working on a one-to-one basis with me, you’ll also have access to a core team of talented marketing and communications specialists, all with complementary skills. We’re independent, enjoy what we do and bring different experiences and fresh perspectives to your business or your team.

This is important when we work on strategy and planning and means you get just the right type of support on coaching and training programmes. It also means we can help you with hands-on marketing implementation as well as consultancy.

For us, it’s all about choosing the right people for the job – and if that’s your own in-house people or chosen suppliers, then that’s OK with us too.

The associates

Liz Katz

Liz heads up the team at Noisegate Media – a group of talented web developers who combine good design, content management know-how and technical expertise ... still a rare combination in my experience. Together we can help you market your business successfully in the ever changing and often challenging world of the web - especially when it comes to planning and building complex content heavy websites. Noisegate are also pretty good at media and music production so they can make you sound professional and look good too.

David Blakemore

David set up his own graphic design company in 2000 and has been going from strength to strength ever since. We’ve worked together on a wide range of publication projects and printed communications, blending good copy with appealing visual design. David’s also much in demand for logo, identity and brand creation and has a special talent for designing impactful point-of-sale and large scale exhibition media.

Ron Aldridge

Ron is a theatre director, writer, and actor who combines his theatre activities with helping business people become ‘complete’ performers - whether they are speaking in public, in front of camera, presenting or selling, at conferences, in the workplace and in the boardroom. Ron’s personal impact coaching has been described as ‘life changing’ by those who have overcome their fears to speak with greater confidence and by those aiming for the highest levels of presence and charisma. So, he's the ideal person to help if you rely on delivering at least part of your 'content' in person.

Ann Wright

Ann is a TV and video producer who has made hundreds of films, both during her 14 year BBC career and for corporate clients, including PwC, Unicef, Canada Life, the Kennel Club and Southampton FC. Her experience in TV production means she instinctively knows how to create engaging video content that gets her client’s messages across in an exciting and creative way, while also sticking to a brief and a budget. As a trained journalist, Ann also writes articles and blogs both for her own business, Rough House Media, and on behalf of clients, and delivers training courses in media interview skills, press release writing and PR.

We also have a wider trusted circle of like-minded professionals ... so whatever the skill you're looking for, we can usually source it - or know someone who can.