After over 15 years of building and cultivating some of the UK's largest household brands; Lesley Bambridge set out with her ambition to bring the exclusive marketing techniques of high-profile businesses to SME's and entrepreneurs.
Having had the benefit of many years of working with the biggest and best FMCG brands and businesses in the country, Lesley applies this big brand knowledge and know-how to startups to help them do marketing themselves.
So you can cut out the need for big agencies and teams when you don’t have the cash, but ensure you are building brands that will last, and putting marketing at the heart of all you do.
BRANDS WE HAVE WORKED WITH
WHY THE 'WE' IN WE MEAN BUSINESS?
The 'We" stands for Women & Entrepreneurs. Why?
51% of the UK population are women, and whilst here are almost half a million new start ups created each year (SFEDI report) and the no. of female entrepreneurs has risen by nearly 10% in the last 2 years (Office of National Statistics); still only 19% of business owners are female (RBS, Women In Enterprise Report) and only 26% of FTSE 100 board members are women.
Although this figure has grown from 12.5% in 2011, there is still a long way to go to reach gender balance (Women on Boards, Davies Review 2015).
SUPPORTING WOMEN & ENTREPRENEURS
Our mission is to support women & entrepreneurs who are running their own business to ensure that these figures continue to grow. Our marketing consultancy and marketing mentor services are able to provide a network of experience, support and advice to compliment you and your needs.
+ Founder and Director
Lesley has over 15 years senior level marketing experience from managing household brands such as Lucozade, Ferrero Rocher, Kinder Surprise and Aquafresh, to name but a few. She is a keen strategist, expert problem solver, loves an ROI spreadsheet and has a mean creative eye. With a passion for making marketing simple, and a desire to help those who want to create something for themselves, Lesley set up We Mean Business, London in 2015 with the mission of supporting entrepreneurs & women in business. Lesley loves the challenge of new brands and helping them unlock their potential.
+ Marketing Consultant
Rachel has over 15 years of experience in marketing across brand management, category management, shopper marketing. She has developed her experience in the UK working for brands such as - Coca-Cola, Lucozade and Ribena, and in North America where she helped start-up businesses. She is also a keen scuba diver and busy mum of 3 boys and can therefore add multi-tasking to her long list of strengths.
+ Marketing Executive
Anna is qualified in digital marketing and web development. With experience working on marketing campaigns, analytics and SEO, she knows what it takes for a business to rank high on search engines and make it on the web.
At We Mean Business we are passionate about contributing our expert marketing knowledge to the start-up industry
Here are just some of the ways we contribute
WORK SHOP PANELS
"THANK YOU FOR TAKING PART AND CONTRIBUTING TO OUR WORKSHOP PANEL. IT WAS BOTH INTERESTING AND INSIGHTFUL FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED TO HEAR ABOUT MARKETING FROM A TRULY PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE."
Kastytis Kemezys: Founder and MD, Cinnamon Bridge
Workshop: Buzzing for Loyalty - Marketing & PR
"LOVED YOUR TALK AND LOVE YOUR BUSINESS CONCEPT #GIRLPOWER"
Lora Schellenberg: General Assembly Marketing Lead
Workshop: Marketing your digital product
"I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND LESLEY AS A FIRST PORT OF CALL FOR ANYONE LOOKING TO BUILD THEIR BRAND STRATEGY, BRAND IDENTITY OR MARKETING STRATEGY." - WE’VE HAD BRILLIANT FEEDBACK AND THERE WAS A GREAT BUZZ IN THE ROOM AFTERWARDS!"
Fay Canning: Head of Community, The Startup Kitchen
Workshop: Pimp your Personal Brand
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