About

Freelance Marketing Specialist ▪ Chartered Marketer ▪ DipCIM MCIM

I’m Laura, I also go by the name of Laus, Mum, Mummy, Mummmmmmmmy, Mum-are-you-listening and Argggghhhh-Mummy. I’m the proud wife of Mr Stead and a Yorkshire lass through and through.

Professionally, I’m a kickass marketer 🤘

Marketing is all I ever wanted to do, right from my school work experience. I’ve worked my a55 off to climb the marketing career ladder and I have worked with some of the most amazing people I know. I can now proudly boast that I’m a highly qualified, CIM Chartered Marketer with 17+ years’ experience. Whoop whoop! 🏆

But less about me.

I work with all sorts of people to help them reach out to their audience, target markets and important stakeholders. My clients are CEOs, Directors, Business Owners, Department Heads and fellow marketing pros.

They’ve recognised that they need some specialised marketing support in order to reach their goals – whether that’s doing more of what they do best or taking their business in a different direction.

My clients work with me because I have a great knack of really getting to know their business, their audiences and the challenges they face [I think this comes from being inherently nosy].

I use the insight I gather (thoughts and feelings, as well as technical insight) to develop marketing strategies and campaigns that have a real impact.

If you’re looking to replicate what your competitors are doing, wanting to make a quick buck or want to make your social media channels look pretty. I politely request that you move on, I’m not for you. 👋

If you’re passionate about making a difference, whether that’s to your business, your employees or the community you live in. Let’s have a chat

Qualifications and skills

  • Professional memberships Chartered Marketer (CIM) since 2007
  • CMI Chartered Management Institute Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership
  • CIM Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing
  • CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing
  • CIM Certificate in Marketing

Rotherham Investment & Development Office (RIDO) Associate

I’m part of a wonderful team of mentors, coaches and all-round business experts offering free workshops and support for Rotherham’s aspiring entrepreneurs and young businesses. 

Make it Mighty (a RIDO initiative) is delivering the Sheffield City Region Launchpad Project in the Rotherham area, so whether you’re planning your new venture, or you’re a young business in the first three years of trading, you can access an innovative package of business support tailored to your needs. 

I delivered a range of interactive workshops covering all things marketing, branding and social media.

darts Trustee

darts are an award-winning team of artists, makers, musicians, performers and support staff who collaborate to design and deliver creative programmes which inspire learning, build good emotional health and strengthen professional practice for people of all ages who live, work or learn in Doncaster.

If you’re interested in supporting the Doncaster community through corporate sponsorship, please get in touch (lstead@outlook.com).

Dearne Valley Networking Trustee

Dearne Valley Networking is an exciting networking event for the businesses in the heart of our community. We bring together business people to network, build relationships and to learn and support each other.