24 YEARS
SINCE WE LAUNCHED
SET UP
IN A RECESSION
FROM RECRUITMENT
ADVERTISING TO FULL SERVICE
FRIENDS
NOT JUST CLIENTS

Our Story

Let’s take you on a little trip down memory lane…

Sue Sowerby saw a gap in the market and decided to go for it! In 1992, the year of a recession and let’s not forget to mention surviving a number of others (well done team Sowerby), Sue set up The Sowerby Group. Oh and she was 8 weeks pregnant (Shh). With a background in Public Relations and working for large London advertising agencies, Sue decided it was time to think strongly about client service.

Witnessing clients being passed ‘down the line’ time and time again, Sue chose to release The Sowerby Group (boutique creative agency) into the world where she made a conscious decision to ensure that each and every client felt valued. 29 clients followed Sue who worked from a 2 up 2 down cottage in Epping, Essex. 24 years on, we still have some of those clients on board with us. That deserves a massive pat on the back, especially in such a competitive industry.

Our team and business continues to grow. We win clients mainly through recommendation and referral which is fantastic. Our clients very often become friends and we are regularly viewed as extensions to their own internal marketing and HR teams.

Today and everyday we remain committed to ‘wowing’ our clients with ideas, concepts and designs whilst remaining focused on offering exceptional customer service and a quality product all executed within suitable timescales and budgets. We’ve been providing these services to clients in and around Essex, London, and Hertfordshire and in fact, across the entire UK and internationally too.

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Meet the team

Sue

Sue

Managing Director

Sue’s the queen bee here at Sowerby. Not the usual MD in the sense that every day you’ll find Sue working ‘in the business’ being extremely ‘hands-on’ when it comes to account / client relationship management. Sue works with key clients providing advertising, copywriting and consultancy services helping to build and develop brands especially when it comes to employee branding….

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Nicola

Nicola

Director of Marketing

Nicola’s a busy bee within the agency. Starting her Sowerby journey with us in 1999, you’ll find Nicola at the helm of the agency where she works on key branding, design & print, digital and event projects whilst managing the agency teams to ensure that we deliver on time, to the highest standard and within budget. Clients love Nicola’s personal…

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Richard

Richard

Finance Director

We leave Richard to keep tracks on the bank balance. Making sure payments come in and bills are paid on time, Richard is in charge of the overall finance department working creatively ( smiley face ) alongside Sylvia and our accountant Ian. Outside of work, you’ll find Richard either at Essex County Cricket or at home watching the cricket –…

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Sylvia

Sylvia

Accounts Controller

If you want to check on any invoice / accounts queries – Sylv is your lady. Working Tuesday and Thursday, Sylv is tasked with checking all invoices, balancing the books, organising the payment run, VAT returns and pretty much everything accounts related. Sylvia is a massive Manchester United fan ( we can’t help that ), loves spending time with her…

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Pav

Graphic Designer

Pav discovered his career at Sowerby in January 2016 having worked both agency and client side. He ‘wowed’ us with his creativity from day one. A real branding and print design expert, you’ll find Pav thinking and creating from the moment he arrives in the office until home time. He really is an all-rounder and tackles any design project thrown…

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Kelsie

Kelsie

Account Handler

Kelsie is the baby of the agency, having recently joined us under an apprenticeship scheme where she’ll be working with us 4 days a week, attending Harlow College on the other. Kelsie is being trained in an account handling capacity where she will learn the key skills required to become an outstanding account handler including dealing with the media, clients…

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Ricky

All things digital

When it comes to digital, Ricky knows his stuff! A real expert when it comes to scoping and SEO of new website projects (CMS, ecommerce and bespoke). Ricky is also a highly talented digital designer! Not all designers know how to design for online, but Rick certainly does and this is evident when how he approaches each and every new…

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Ian

Developer

Front-end, back-end, Ian knows his stuff when it comes to website build and development projects. Ian will wow you with his customisation skills and is always keen to showcase new ways of bringing a website to life. That’s of course without compromising on quality and ease of updating the website, Working through an associate arrangement, Ian will often be developing…

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