PHD Marketing & Strategy, based in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, has announced significant expansion...
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Delivering the beginning, middle &... future
of your business.
Established in 2014 PHD Marketing & Strategy supports a wide variety of organisations in the manufacturing, distribution, print, packaging & plastics industries.
We have two offices in Normanton, West Yorkshire and Wrexham, North Wales. We support our clients by providing innovative ideas and solutions in business strategy, marketing and communications, both on a national and international basis. From business strategy, market segmentation and production innovation and commercialisation to organisational development, branding and marketing communications strategies, PHD Marketing is a complete solutions provider that can deliver the beginning, middle and.... future of your business.
Our sister company Paul Hewitt Design specialises in graphic design and production in order that PHD Marketing & Strategy provide a complete end-to-end solution for our clients - go to paulhewittdesign.co.uk to find out more.
Our Vision & Values.
To be recognised as the leading strategic marketing partner of choice to B2B companies.
Our mission is to develop and nurture long term relationships across the UK & Europe by successfully providing a full service marketing solution to meet the strategic business needs and objectives of our partners and to profitably grow our revenue by 25% per annum to 2020.
We act with INTEGRITY
We are INSPIRATIONAL
We must be INSIGHTFUL
We deliver EXCELLENCE in everything we do and we always act S.M.A.R.T.
- Set, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic & Timely
We have a great team with the right skills to support you.
Jo Stephenson - Managing Director
Jo began her career as a commercial trainee with The Dow Chemical Company in 1992 after graduating from UMIST with a First Class Honours BSC. in Textiles, Economics and Management. After 14 years, having progressed to Global Product Director through various foam & film roles in Germany, Switzerland and the UK..., Jo joined RogenSi, an Australian headquartered Management Consultancy, based in London. Here Jo honed her coaching, presenting & pitching skills to multinational organisations before moving to Sun Chemical in 2007 as European Packaging Marketing Director. In 2011, Jo moved to LINPAC Group where she held the role of Vice President Marketing & Innovation and achieved her Chartered Institute of Marketing Accreditation. She established PHD Marketing & Strategy in 2014.
Jo specialises in business strategy & marketing consulting - linking business and organisational strategy to external market positioning and communications. She works across a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, pharmaceuticals, plastics, print & packaging and is considered a trusted advisor to numerous business directors across the U.K.Read more +
Barbara Laing - Agency Manager
With more than 30 years experience in a variety of sales and marketing roles in the packaging industry with Rose Forgrove, APV, Howden and latterly MRW Technologies, Barbara joined LINPAC in 2002. Having attained her CIM qualifications in Marketing and Communications, Barbara joined the LINPAC Marketing Department... as Marketing Assistant, progressing in 2009 to European Communications Manager for LINPAC Group.
Today Barbara specialises in the concept and delivery of successful exhibitions, conferences, seminars and product launches along with PR management, website development and social media management.Read more +
Emma Czirok - Marketing Manager
Emma joined LINPAC Packaging in 2008 as a Customer Service Advisor and quickly progressed to a Marketing Analyst role in 2010, as a result of her achieving a First Class Honours degree in Business Studies from Huddersfield University. Emma played a key role in LINPAC working closely with commercial... and management teams to provide data & insights on customers, markets, competitors, products and marketing effectiveness to measure performance and support business decisions on a European basis.
At PHD, Emma specialises in digital media & website strategy and content development, product and market planning, as well as market research.Read more +
Joanne Mead - Senior Marketing Executive
Jo joined PHD Marketing in 2015 from a leading Leeds based PR agency. She has more than six years’ public relations and communications experience and has an impressive business-to-business portfolio, having worked with clients in professional services, property, packaging, food processing, manufacturing... and utilities sectors. She specialises in media management and relations, copywriting and producing editorial copy in a variety of styles.
Jo graduated from the University of Leeds in 2002 with a degree in media, communication and cultural studies before undertaking training to become a journalist. She spent six years working as a reporter with the Dewsbury Reporter and Halifax Evening Courier. In 2005 she was named ‘Young Journalist of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Press Awards.
Her knowledge and experience of the media enables Jo to deliver outstanding results for her clients across traditional, digital and social platforms, helping them to meet their commercial objectives.Read more +
Vicky Zaremba - Senior Marketing Executive
Vicky is an experienced wordsmith with over 10 years’ experience in creating compelling, on-brand copy for leading national and international retailers such as M&S, Hallmark and Matalan. A natural communicator, Vicky enjoys understanding what makes a brand tick, and speaking its unique language...
A diverse career history has allowed Vicky to broaden her brand marketing knowledge in a way that allows her to think outside the box, and get the most out of each and every project. With a degree in design from the University of Huddersfield, commercial experience working alongside some of the UK’s best creative teams and plenty of digital know-how, Vicky is a creative all-rounder who always looks at the bigger picture.
Her breadth of experience allows Vicky to deliver client projects that look and sound great across both printed media and online platforms, without exception.Read more +
May Norman - Marketing Executive
May joined PHD in 2015 as a Marketing Executive specialising in copywriting, PR, newsletters, brochures and social media. May has a degree in Media Communications and English from Lancaster University and is formerly a journalist from Lincs FM Group, where she was a Senior Broadcast Journalist... and latterly Yorkshire News Manager. May previously worked for the Phoenix Radio Network as a broadcast journalist.
May brings excellent communications expertise and media management skills to the team.Read more +
Rebecca Gould - Marketing Executive
Having spent the last two years in Italy, Rebecca joined the team in 2015 speaking fluent Italian and conversational French to support the PHD team’s international clients. Specialising in Market Research and Social Media, working alongside Emma, Rebecca has a degree in International Business & French from Northumbria University and has a range of experience across the teaching and hospitality professions.
Rachael Ryder - Marketing Executive
Copywriting perfectionist and grammar junkie, Rachael creates accurate B2B public relations and communications wordage for our clients.
Millie Kilburn, Digital Marketing Apprentice
Our newest member of the team, Millie helps everything digital to run smoothly behind the scenes.
Come & say hello!
For all enquiries please give us a call on
+44 1977 708 643 or contact us by email or online
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Established in 1999, PHD is a dynamic, creative team of experienced creatives with a breadth of capability who provide flexible, high quality services for sole traders through to blue chip organisations on a national and international basis.
Paul Hewitt Design’s specialities include branding and identity development, corporate literature and advertising, exhibition graphics and web design & development.
Our approach is clean and simple - our clients’ work is the most important thing to us - no fuss, fresh and flexible. We are North Wales’ longest established design company and that’s for a reason - we focus. We deliver great design tailored to meet today’s design trends but most importantly whatever our client requires. We’re proud to support businesses large or small with creative solutions that really deliver.
Paul Hewitt - Managing Director
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