Marketing Skills Academy is a leading training and coaching business established with one purpose – to deliver relevant, up-to-date marketing and sales skills training for companies of all sizes.
of small business owners manage their own marketing
of small business owners encounter challenges when using social media to market their business
of small business owners are not sure if their marketing efforts are effective
The academy was founded by experienced and qualified marketing coach, Simon Clayton, as a response to two problems faced by most SMEs and entrepreneurs; A lack of concise available resources available to help those wanting to improve their marketing and sales skills; and a lack of time for busy business owners to acquire the depth of knowledge needed to put a plan into action.
At Marketing Skills Academy, we believe we can offer a different way – a real-world, timely, proven solution to the problem of developing an effective marketing strategy. Working with entrepreneurs, business owners and company directors to help them plan and implement their strategic marketing campaigns is our passion. We believe that marketing is key to the success of any business, hence the reason Marketing Skills Academy was born.
Marketing Skills Academy team of marketing and sales experts:
Lead Marketing Trainer & Coach
As founder of Marketing Skills Academy, Simon has over 23 years planning and implementing strategic marketing communications’ campaigns for a wide range of organisations from SMEs through to local / central government and larger well-known global brands.
Content Marketing & PR Consultant
Samantha got her first fix of the media working as a motorsport journalist, before moving into the compelling world of public relations and content marketing. She has worked with a number of popular international brands including NASCAR and is passionate about helping SMEs and entrepreneurs succeed with advice that is practical, honest and tailored to match the issues facing their companies.
Sales Development Consultant
Karen works as an independent consultant specialising in training and coaching sales teams. She has over 20+ years experience in the sales and marketing industry with several senior roles for some of the world’s largest logistics providers. Now turning her attention to SME’s she enjoys seeing the transformation in companies that adopt a collaborative and strategic approach to sales.
Digital Marketing Consultant / Accredited Professional
Marty is Digital Director for one of the North’s leading digital marketing agencies – Venture Stream. He is a passionate digital marketing and ecommerce specialist with over 10 years’ SEO and PPC experience and a wealth of experience planning and delivering strategic digital marketing programs. As an official Google Partner and Bing Ads Accredited Professional, he actively manages multi-million-pound Google AdWords campaigns.