Clients


Simple Marketing Consultancy in Nottingham has worked with a number of locally based owner managed businesses and professional partnerships.

Before setting up her own consultancy Bev was Marketing Director for the UK’s 7th largest accounting firm, Tenon. Head of Marketing for construction project managers Faithful & Gould. The regional marketing manager for insurance broker Bland Bankart, law firm Flint Bishop and accountants BDO Stoy Hayward and Grant Thornton. She therefore has an extensive network of contacts across the East Midlands professional business community.

As a result of the combination of strategic advice and the content of the awards submission, clients have won several prestigious local and national awards. These include; Manufacture of the Year, Entrepreneur of Year, Family Business of the Year, Apprentice of the Year, Exporter of the Year and numerous other trade specific awards.

Bev also helped Tenon to win the Marketing Society Star Award for best professional services brand and the European Managing Partners Forum Award for best brand in practice.

Past and current clients include:

A1 Flue Systems

A 40 year old family owned business which manufacturers stainless steel chimney and flue systems. MAS funded project to identify new markets and develop a strategic marketing plan. Also included launch of new internal newsletter called “Smoke Signals”, copywriting website, and several successful business awards entries.

ABL UK

Office power modules, monitor arms, CPU holders & cable management manufacturer. SMC was appointed in August 2018 to help with maternity cover. Working on a retained basis we have helped ABL improve their presence within the Midlands by developing and implementing a regular programme of marketing activity.

Adept Care Homes

Carehome operator with 8 care homes located across the Midlands.
Copywriting awards entry for The National Care Awards.

Alpha Rail

Metal railings and gates manufacturer. An initial website copywriting project led to appointment on a retainer to implement all marketing activity. Website new stories, case studies, PR email marketing, social media, advertising and sales support.

ATM Automation

Manufacturer of robots for automating processes. Project to research new markets and identify named buyers in specific sectors for sales team to follow up.
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Blue Castle Group

An energy and environmental consultancy. A retainer to write website blog articles and press releases in order to support the generation of new enquiries via the website, social media, email marketing and profile in local press.
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Blueprint Interiors

Office Design, Fit Out and refurbishment specialists. SMC was appointed on a retained basis to review the marketing activity and develop an ongoing marketing strategy. Includes email marketing, advertising, PR, and assisting sales team to develop key accounts.

Champions (UK) plc

Using my network, I connected my client Purpose Media with leading brand agency Champions (UK) plc to build websites for Champions After Dinner Speakers and Champions Motivational Speakers. Champions have seen an incredible return on investment from using Purpose Media and have continued their partnership into 2016 with other joint initiatives and reciprocitive deals.

CK Group

A leading plastics recycling group. Appointed on a retained basis to implement complete rebrand, launch new website and ongoing marketing strategy. Includes email marketing, advertising, PR, social media, exhibition support and assisting commercial managers to develop key accounts.

County Battery

A family owned supplier of batteries and related accessories. The company was about to launch a new e-commerce website. Project to help understand customer markets and create a focused plan to maximise promotional opportunities.

Commark

Procurement specialist. Copywriting and managing website project.
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Data Clarity

Data Software Developer. Assignment to help management review marketing strategy and plan for growth. Ongoing retainer to write content.

DG Professional Interiors

Interior fit-out specialist. Project to develop strategic marketing plan, edit website, add new case studies, develop a PR strategy and help MD develop a sales strategy targeting architects and property managers responsible for interior decor of leading retailers, restaurants, bars, colleges, universities and hotels.
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Else Solicitors

Law firm based in Burton on Trent. Following the resignation of the incumbent marketer, we conducted a marketing audit to ascertain future requirements. This resulted in a 12-month promotional plan and a clear specification for the role of the new marketer. We then worked on a short-term retainer to ensure this programme was implemented and recruited a new marketer to take on the full-time role.

Essential Fabrications

Manufacture and fabrication of bespoke metalwork. Marketing retainer to establish customers in new markets and ensure customers and prospects are kept aware of manufacturing capability. Included re-launch of website to portray the products more effectively.
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Essential Projects

Design, manufacture and installation of stainless steel and glass structures. Marketing retainer to establish customers in new markets and ensure customers and prospects are kept aware of manufacturing and installation capability. Included re-launch of website to portray the quality and prestige of projects more effectively.

FC7 Construction

Builder and property developer. Copywriting website and company brochure.
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Finch Consulting

Marketing retainer to act as the outsourced marketing marketer for a rapidly expanding engineering consultancy.
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thegrogroup

Thegrogroup help professional services grow business results by optimising: strategy, talent, business performance and business development. Retainer project to update website and ensure marketing programme is implemented on a regular basis to generate the required number of new business enquiries.

Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies

Industrial supplies company. Project to oversee relocation to new warehouse. Also included copywriting new e-commerce website, project managing opening event at new warehouse, PR, email marketing, social media, and writing several winning business awards entries.

Hancocks Solicitors

Employment law solicitors. Project to develop marketing strategy and promotional plan.

Hawley & Rodgers Solicitors

Law firm. Project to manage communications and relocation of Nottingham office to include a 60’s themed opening party at the new offices and all PR.

Ikara Business Solution

Provider of outsourced back office accounts administration systems. Project to launch brand as a new company, develop marketing strategy and promotional plan. Included website copy, brochure and PR. Also developed target list and managed telemarketing agency.

Infotec

Manufacturer of passenger information displays. Project to research and develop a marketing strategy to target new market sectors. Included mentoring sales and marketing admin manager, managing design agency and external PR agency. Also includes development of key account and bid management approach.
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JLT Specialty Risk Practice in Nottingham

Insurance broker and risk management advisers. Appointed as a retained marketing consultant with local knowledge to launch their new Nottingham office. Involved liaising with national marketing team to develop marketing plan, identify key targets, implement promotional plan, arrange office launch and other events or business seminars. Ongoing PR, advertising and sponsorship. Also helped MD to develop sales strategy and implemented individual personal marketing plans to ensure other team members brought in new business.

Lesley Cree Opticians

Monthly retainer to advise on a localised marketing strategy and appropriate promotional practice. To include issuing press releases and ongoing advice regarding email marketing and adding news to website

Mason Infotec

Telecoms provider. Project to develop marketing strategy and promotional plan
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Merritts Machinery Logistics are leading specialists in the lifting, transportation, installation, removal & storage of heavy industrial machinery and equipment.

McGregors Corporate

Accountant and business advisers. Appointed as retained consultant to develop and implement marketing strategy and promotional plan. Included all marketing communications, direct mail, email marketing, award sponsorship, PR, event management, advertising and social media.
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Morrison Design

An architectural practice in Derby. Appointed as outsourced marketing manager following management buy out to help raise profile and win new business.
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Nottingham Professional Services

Not for profit networking group for profession services. A retainer to help ensure events were well publicised and attendance maximised using email marketing, social media, website and PR.

Purpose Media

E-commerce website and on-line marketing specialists. Appointed as retained consultant to develop and implement marketing strategy and promotional plan. Included all marketing communications, direct mail, email marketing, award sponsorship, event management, advertising, social media and several winning business award entries.

Pellacraft

30 year old, 2nd generation family owned business which supplies promotional gifts and merchandise. Growth voucher assisted project to carry out marketing audit, market research and develop strategic marketing plan to retain and attract new customers. Ongoing monthly retainer to implement promotional plan ad mentor marketing assistant.
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Place Recruitment

Financial recruitment agency. One off assignment to announce the opening of an office in Nottingham.

Pyranet

10 year old IT support services company. Growth voucher assisted project to carry out marketing audit, market research and develop strategic marketing plan to retain and attract new customers. Six month Project to mentor marketing executive to implement promotional plan, a rebrand and launch new website.

RammSanderson

Marketing retainer to act as the outsourced marketing manager for ecology consultancy based in Ilkeston.
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Rhodes Wealth Management

As a Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, Rhodes Wealth Management provide a wide range of wealth management services to both individuals and businesses in Derby. Appointed on retainer to ensure marketing and PR implemented in a consistent and effective manner.
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Route4 Solutions

An expanding temporary driver recruitment agency. Monthly retainer to oversee rebrand, new website and re-location to larger offices. We also assisted with the implementation of a targeting campaign to win new business and profile on local and transport industry media.
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Sills & Betteridge Solicitors

Working for the Nottingham office of this large East Midlands law firm to support their Marketing Manager. The brief was to increase the profile of the Nottingham office and awareness of corporate law expertise. Developed a 12-month plan, made referrals and introductions, organised PR and events.

Tecserv UK Limited

A thriving fire prevention and security company. Appointed November 2015 on a retained basis to implement complete rebrand, launch new website and ongoing marketing strategy. Includes email marketing, advertising, PR, social media, exhibition support and assisting sales team to develop key accounts.

The Finesse Collection

Boutique hotel group. Project to oversee marketing communications whilst recruiting a marketing executive.
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Thin Cats

Peer 2 Peer Lender. One off assignment to help produce sales literature. Involved working to brand guidelines to convey business proposition in a language that would be understood by their various target audiences. Managed the entire process from copywriting, design, approval and print of company brochure, case studies, testimonials and product information sheets.

Wynbrook

Builder of care homes and exclusive residential properties. Project to develop marketing strategy and promotional plan. Monthly retainer as marketing consultant to keep plans on track and spark new ideas. Recent overhaul of brand and website to mark 30th anniversary.
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Yard of Ale

Micro pub and gin bar. One off assignment to promote their expansion and opening of a gin bar to complement the existing micro pub.