Meet the Market Avenue Team…
Our creative house is made up of a team of individuals with “must-have” qualities of passion, creativity and attention to detail. Between us, we have bags of experience, a thirst for continued professional development and above all, commitment to our clients.
You may find a bit of a geek residing in us all…although that simply means we’re human!
A former journalist, Catherine is a wordsmith by trade. With experience working at top websites, local newspapers and one of the country’s biggest regional papers – as well as a Masters in communication – she has a firm grasp of how the media works.
With design experience for front pages, niche publications and promotions she also has an eye for what looks good. She has worked as a reporter, sub editor, digital publisher and content editor and now puts those skills to good use crafting web copy, blogs, press releases and social media content.
She has a keen interest in news and politics and loves learning. Married with two children and two guinea pigs, she spends her time out of work running around after small things. She loves live music, reading, travel – and during bouts of fitness – the occasional sprint triathlon.
With a service background with the Police, Local Government, Charitable Organisations and the Voluntary sector, Jane has a wealth of knowledge and communication experience across a wide subject spectrum. This, together with a B.Sc (Hons) Degree, a qualification in prooreading and a host of other credentials, means that she is perfectly placed to ensure copy is accurate, is full of good quality content and is also well presented. With teaching experience and an interest in readability, she also carries out print and web analysis to highlight any gremlins or barriers to clear comprehension.
Jane is married to Bob, a retired Leading Fire-Fighter, and ‘off-duty’ time usually involves a good book, a paintbrush or the latest film release.
When she isn’t busily working or with her head in an Open University text book, Jane loves to escape to her caravan in the Welsh hills or prepare one of her succulent vegetarian curries!
Claire’s background in Graphic Design spans over a decade across several industry sectors. With a degree in Graphic Communication and Photography from Wolverhampton University, Claire has worked in commercial printing, marketing communications, and the PR industry. A mom of two “tiny feet” (or maybe that’s four), Claire is a real whizz for Facebook cover images and timeline graphics.
A keen home baker and cake decorator, Claire uses her creative skills in the kitchen to produce fabulous concoctions for friends and family, using her partner as a taste tester! And not to mention lots of cake for her team colleagues!
A 2:1 Fashion Styling and Image Making graduate, Amy has enjoyed a well-travelled, varied and creative background with placements at iD fashion magazine in London, ELLE fashion magazine in Sydney and making Rio de Janeiro Carnival costumes.
She lived in Australia, where she worked in fashion and retail for 2 years. Her love of travel, anywhere tropical, with extreme landscapes and hot weather is clear, and Greece is her favourite destination for a proper chill-out!
Amy ventured into marketing as an assistant manager for a fashion retailer stocking premium British brands, and after accumulating numerous valuable skills is now keen to extend her knowledge of social media and writing exciting, quirky and informative content – she’s a sucker for learning.
Away from work, Amy loves to spend time with her boyfriend and family, going on walks and spontaneous trips to new places. She adores animals, is partial to stuffing her face with delicious vegetarian food, and obsessed with creating juices, cocktails and stir fries. Amy likes to visit art galleries and museums as often as possible and takes far too many photos.
Alongside the main team, Market Avenue Limited work with trusted associates should we need to extend our skill set to manage a fully integrated campaign. Our associates include creative designers, photographers, web developers, video film production crews, strategic marketers, printers and online conversion specialists.
The head of the clan; Market Avenue Limited (MAL) has been her ‘baby’ since April 2009.
Anna is an experienced marketer with experience in marketing communications since 2000, a degree in media and cultural studies, and numerous CIM qualifications.
Her strengths lie in maintaining high customer service levels together with a compulsion for generating ideas and finding a new word to describe something!
Taking more of a key management role these days, Anna ensures the return on investment boxes are ticked, the strategy stays on course and the ideas keep flowing. She still takes an active part in creating new social media campaigns and many ‘chunky’ copywriting projects.
It’s all about work work work, but on the rare occasion Anna takes a rest, she loves a good crime thriller book or a science fiction film.
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