About me

I’m an experienced and qualified freelance chartered marketer, based in South Yorkshire. I love marketing and everything about it. A CIM Chartered Marketer since 2007, a member of the CIM (MCIM), qualified to post-graduate level, I’ve been lucky enough to pursue a successful career in marketing over the last 16+ years.

I use multi-channel marketing to promote issues and engage customers with both significant and small budgets – I have a particular flair for optimising the tightest of marketing spends.

I’m a creative and a pragmatic problem solver – with a trusted network of graphic designers, photographers, web developers, copywriters and printers – I’ve spent years growing a strong working relationship with – to tap into.

Working with me

In terms of personal attributes, I’m highly professional. I have a very keen eye for detail. I’m as comfortable operating at a strategic level, as I am rolling my sleeves up and getting hands-on with a project. I’m a people person, I build relationships quickly and I care very much about my work. I love finding solutions to sticky problems and relish the challenges of making organisations or products stand out in a fast-paced, busy market place. I’m hardworking, but fun giving energy and enthusiasm to all my projects.

What you can expect from me

I will listen, understand your needs and provide you with a flexible solution to marketing management. Whether you need a strategy creating or your existing marketing plans implementing, I can help you drive your marketing forward, while you concentrate on running your business. 

I also help busy marketing managers’ complete tasks and projects that they may not have the time, capacity or skills to complete in-house. If you want to get something off your ‘to do list’ quickly and cost-effectively, then I’m here to help.

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.