In case you missed it, The Brand Marquee celebrated its tenth anniversary of delivering branding brilliance last month.
“The last decade has been an amazing journey, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without our clients,” says Susan Anderton, our Managing Director. “Their trust means we get to do what we love: develop brilliant brands and help fantastic businesses to achieve more.”
It is only right, therefore, that we shine a spotlight on those who have entrusted us with their business success; those we consider friends as well as clients.
Marcel Hendricks, Managing Director, Marcel Hendricks & Partners and Chairman, Alliance of Construction Networks
“I’ve known Susan for 20 years,” reminisces Marcel, who met our managing director during a shared stint at Sprunt Architects. “We used to run training events together, helping managers and contractors to enhance their soft skills.”
Keen to unleash his entrepreneurial spirit, Marcel left Sprunt to launch his own company – and now has a hat-trick of success stories to his name.
“I run three businesses: Marcel Hendricks and Partners, the Alliance of Construction Networks and a coffee trading venture Winderdown Coffee,” he explains.
While Marcel and Susan only worked together briefly, they remained allies in business. So, when she founded The Brand Marquee, Marcel sought out her marketing expertise – and the relationship continued to blossom.
“Susan has been a great supporter,” shares Marcel. “Her team has helped my companies with branding and positioning, website development, marketing and social media strategies.”
The Brand Marquee’s impact has been huge. They take care of the branding, so I can focus on everything else.”Marcel Hendricks, Managing Director, Marcel Hendricks & Partners
Most recently, we’ve helped Marcel relaunch in-person networking events for the Alliance of Construction Networks following its switch to online activities during the pandemic.
He explains: “Our first event is this month! The team helped with refreshing our website, social media campaigns and driving engagement.”
For Marcel, our support means he can do what he loves best: nurturing his thriving businesses.
“The Brand Marquee’s impact has been huge. They’ve helped to grow my organisations through marketing. They take care of the branding so that I can focus on everything else. We have a great working relationship.”
Assaf Skolnik, CEO, and Mark Acton, Business Strategy & Technology Director, RiT Tech
“The Brand Marquee is part of our team,” shares Assaf, CEO of the leading converged IT infrastructure management company RiT Tech. “As a fast-growing startup, we’re yet to build an internal marketing team. Now, we don’t need to.”
RiT Tech contacted The Brand Marquee after Mark, the company’s business strategy and technology director, received a personal recommendation.
“As a relatively small company in a very competitive sector, we needed to raise our profile,” shares Mark, explaining RiT Tech’s marketing objectives. “We wanted to highlight our far more agile and cost-effective solution against our much larger and more well-known competitors.”
“What we’ve found with The Brand Marquee is rare. The team provides everything we need and more.”Assaf Skolnik, CEO, RiT Tech
RiT Tech had already tested the waters with a couple of marketing agencies but found it challenging to find a provider that could meet all the company’s needs.
Assaf explains: “We knew we wanted a partner that could lead our marketing efforts from a strategic point of view, taking into account everything from copywriting to website design, branding, social media and editorial. We’d worked with some agencies previously, but they couldn’t provide all the expertise we required. This left us working with multiple suppliers and not getting the results we wanted.
“What we’ve found with The Brand Marquee is rare,” he continues. “The team provides everything we need and more. They’ve revolutionised our positioning, increased our profile and supported us with business development. Their contribution has been huge!”
“The Brand Marquee brings an experienced marketing team with a wide range of skills that we could not hope access in a single in-house person.”Mark Acton, Business Strategy & Technology Director, RiT Tech
For Mark and Assaf, The Brand Marquee’s ability to integrate with their team has also been invaluable.
Mark shares: “The Brand Marquee brings an experienced marketing team with a wide range of skills that we could not hope to access in a single in-house person. They’ve both been willing and quick to integrate into our small management team to fill the communications and marketing role very successfully.”
Beyond providing end-to-end expertise, Assaf has been impressed with our passion and dedication.
“The team are incredibly professional, service-orientated and passionate,” he says. “They are doing a wonderful job. They engage with our challenges correctly, collaborate thoughtfully and are conscious of our cultural differences. I think it’s hard to find a team that is so loyal.”
Dan Margetson, Managing Director, PinnacleESP
For Dan, Managing Director of the engineering consulting practice PinnacleESP, our ten-year anniversary is a notable moment indeed. His company has been working with us from the get-go!
“The Brand Marquee has been intrinsic, helping us to increase profitability and turnover.”Dan Margetson, Managing Director, PinnacleESP
“PinnacleESP has worked alongside The Brand Marquee since its inception,” shares Dan. “We initially turned to Susan and the team to help us improve our brand and increase our market visibility. Back then, very few clients knew of the company or the services we provided. The Brand Marquee refocused our business, rebranded it, and pushed us to enhance our social media presence.”
Far from being a one-off branding project, our relationship with PinnacleESP has flourished over the years. Today, we support the company with everything from strategic marketing to business development.
Dan explains: “The Brand Marquee has been an intrinsic part of the management focus for our company, helping us to increase profitability and turnover. Each year, we see the benefit of their marketing and business improvement expertise.”
“It’s been an ever-growing and beneficial relationship between us – and long may it continue!”Dan Margetson, Managing Director, PinnacleESP
Some notable moments along our journey together include successfully implementing not one but two ISO standards!
“The team helped us achieve ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation,” Dan shares.
A decade in, and our relationship continues to mature and evolve. As Dan succinctly puts it: “It’s been an ever-growing and beneficial relationship between us – and long may it continue!”
Our warmest thanks to our clients, friends and allies!
We want to share our gratitude towards the wonderful clients who have chosen us. The last ten years have been a fantastic adventure, and we look forward to sharing the next ten with you!