Testimonial for Simple Marketing Consultancy in Nottingham from Purpose Media
I first met Bev in 2011 when she came to check us out on behalf of a client. I was so impressed with her attitude and approach that I rang her the next day and asked her to work for Purpose Media.
At the time we were a small agency of five people working out of the Mansfield i-centre. Her strategic thinking, marketing creativity and know-how over the last five years has helped us transition from a small £500 website designer, to an an e-commerce website and online marketing specialist, and latterly into a full service digital agency.
I’m not going to lie – there have been very strong discussions along the way, but that is what I like about Bev – she is always challenging you to do better and very honest with her advice. She has been a ‘confidant’ when times have been difficult, a sounding board for ideas, and now a friend. (And not a bad golfer too!)
In five years, as a team, and with Bev’s help on marketing and PR, I am proud to say that we now operate from two modern office units in South Normanton, we employ over 30 people and have a very impressive client list which includes Derby County Football Club, Golfsupport, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, County Battery and many more.
Our expertise has been complimentary. We’ve combined Bev’s knowledge and expertise in off-line marketing with our own on-line marketing expertise to the benefit of Purpose Media and its clients. Both learning and developing along this journey. She has helped us punch well above our weight by utilising her contacts in the media, and we’ve won 15 business awards along the way in recognition of our strategic thinking and growth.
In 2016, we took the decision to become a full service agency and now have two highly qualified full time marketers. Jon Smart (Ex Chamber) and Jonny Stringer. With these new additions on board, we both very amicably agreed that it was the right time for us to leave adolescence and go out in the adult world, with ‘mother’ Bev stepping back into a non-executive role.
Bev has been a fantastic asset to Purpose Media. Her business model is to help family and owner-managed businesses grow to the point that they need to take on full time marketing support. She can be justifiably proud of what has been achieved at Purpose Media and definitely consider us a success story.
Matt Wheatcroft, Managing Director, Purpose Media