We like to think that Focus7 is living proof that not all marketing and digital agencies are the same. Although we are skilled in all the design agency disciplines, we never start by offering to sell you a website, a logo or a campaign. If you ask us for something, we always ask why. We’ll recommend a cost-effective workshop here at our Herts agency HQ to define your driving purpose and define what you do better than your competitors.
Then we’ll help you ignite that brand difference by communicating it consistently, creatively and powerfully. Online, offline, all the time. Your most important asset is your team of people, so we’ll make sure they are aligned, united and motivated.
That will help us as we work alongside you to target growth, monitor growth and plan for more growth; funded by the incremental success we deliver. The power of brand is a beautiful thing – just take a look at some of our recent case studies.
Brand means finding the heart of your business and making it beat faster. Brand means celebrating what makes you better than the rest – and exploiting it commercially. Above all, at Focus7, #BrandMeansBusiness.
OUR 7 CORE VALUES
Right from the start, we wanted to hold ourselves up against what we believed in, so we created our set of seven values that we admire and strive for at all times.
Our creativity knows no bounds and we always strive to find the most inventive, dynamic way of showing off our clients’ brands.
We always conduct ourselves with the utmost professionalism, especially whenever we represent our clients.
Our team are incredibly passionate about all that we do. We genuinely love achieving results for our clients.
This is not a dictatorship! Our approach is collaborative, consultative and advisory: we work with you every step of the way.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more eclectic mix of multi-generational people than our diverse Focus7 bunch.
We operate with a genuine openness and integrity, meaning you’ll always know the full picture.
Every piece of work must be engaging if it’s to make a difference, and this runs through the heart of everything we do.
Giving back isn’t just part of our ‘CSR policy’ – it’s a way of working.
We fundraise for a number of fantastic local and national charities, including Isabel Hospice, Asthma UK, Breast Cancer Haven and Alzheimer’s Research UK. As signatories of the Armed Force Covenant, we pledge our support to those who serve and have served, and continue this through assisting veteran charities. In addition, we’re passionate about doing our bit for the environment – promoting green practices and choosing to work with clients and partners who share our eco-friendly values. So much so, we’ve even been finalists for regional environmental awards!
VIDA BARR-JONESChief Executive Officer
With passion and professionalism in abundance, Vida Barr-Jones has an impressive track record of establishing and meeting business goals. Vida brings 34 years of commercial experience, having spent eleven years as a Board Director at Europe’s largest FTSE-listed office products wholesaler. Vida is an inspirational leader known for excellent communication and engagement across all levels.
David LangdownChief Marketing Officer
David Langdown is a serial entrepreneur who brings over 30 years’ experience creating and developing new businesses. His 15 years as Managing Director of one the UK’s leading dealer groups have seen him drive differentiation and growth for customers. A Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing, David combines creativity with pragmatism to engineer marketing that fosters flourishing businesses.
LEONA BARR-JONESChief Operating Officer
A successful business owner by age twenty, and with a varied 21-year military career including five years at the MoD on Whitehall, Leona has developed first class leadership and management skills. She has managed the successful implementation of major change programmes both in the UK and worldwide, including on behalf of Transport for London in collaboration with the 2012 Olympics.
Aarti ParmarBrand Strategist
Aarti Parmar believes a brand must be clear on the inside to shine on the outside. She started a creative agency when she was only 24, which led to a 15-year journey in branding and mindfulness. Her Brand Mindfulness concept evolved, and she’s using it to help small businesses build beautiful brands – inside and out.
Chrissy NorwichClient Service Director
Chrissy has 20+ years experience providing great client service and creative marketing project direction, driving optimum solutions for her clients’ business success. Ensuring a strong client partnership and understanding to strategically initiate, develop and deliver across all channels, with the target audience mindset firmly in sight. Chrissy has worked with many high profile brands and services, and works well with the Client Service and Creative Team to ensure best output.
Bridget WebbHead of Operations
Bridget oversees operations and ensures the smooth day-to-day running of the business, enabling Focus7 to continue to provide our services to our clients.
Yolanda RuggBusiness Growth Consultant
Yolanda is a champion for the East Anglia business scene. The former Chamber Chief Exec is adept in strategic business development and loves thinking laterally to find innovative ways to generate income streams.
Milda RowlinsonHead of Creative
As Head of Creative, Milda supports Directors and clients with brand and marketing strategy, its practical implementation projects across businesses, and facilitates Brand Activation workshops. Her extensive experience in brand and marketing strategy, graphic and digital design, user experience optimisation and digital project management has contributed to a more streamlined digital communication and corporate presence for a multitude of companies.
Dawn SaltmerBusiness Automation Manager
Dawn heads up our business automation team, and is highly skilled in managing software and training clients in its use. As a Keap Certified Partner, Dawn can structure your data and CRM system to their optimum effect, and to train, onboard and support you on an ongoing basis.
Char BryceAccount Manager
Char expertly drives project delivery as Focus7’s Account Manager bringing years of experience in SaaS sales, software implementation and project management across SMEs and global organisations. She’s bringing her extensive knowledge in sales processes, customer engagement and client retention alongside her passion for understanding your business and desire to help you succeed.
Fay MonkExecutive Assistant
Fay acts as PA to our team of Directors, alongside offering support with administration, HR, IT and Health & Safety.
Sharon TimmFinance Manager
Sharon handles and records financial transactions, offers financial management and ensures that invoicing is simple & easy for our clients.
Charlotte StevensFinance Assistant
Charlotte works for the operations team acting as support to the Finance Manager, dealing with day to day finance admin, including purchase orders, invoicing and petty cash.
Kirsty CooperSenior Designer
With over 20 years of experience in design, Kirsty has helped clients of all shapes and sizes achieve beautiful, diverse and successful campaigns. Fully confident in pushing boundaries, she has covered a vast spectrum of projects from B2B to luxury consumer and has a keen eye for current trends.
Jen DenmanAccount Director
Jen works as your Account Director, being a single point of contact for marketing support and delivery. With a background in Ad agencies, she is an expert on delivering fully integrated, international campaigns, to planning large-scale CRM strategies that deliver both customer and business value.
Jackie GreenFinance Assistant
Jackie is currently covering the role of Finance Assistant for Charlotte, working for the operations team acting as support to the Finance Manager, dealing with day to day finance admin, including purchase orders, invoicing and petty cash.
JOIN THE TEAM
Like what you’ve heard so far? If you’re up for working with a dynamic and multi-generational group who are continuously creating and innovating then get in touch. We’re good company, we promise.Join Us
AND THE WINNER IS...
We’re proud to be an award-winning brand and digital marketing agency! In only a few short years, we’ve achieved regional and national recognition for our creative and technical services, our entrepreneurialism, environmental credentials and dedication to supporting the Armed Forces.
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