My first step into business and marketing was charging people 20p to brush their hair in our family bathroom when I was 8 years old. For some reason they were always in a rush when I said I could cut it for them?! From there I ventured into the glamorous world of car boot sales!
Business Studies was my favourite subject at school and I went on to college for three years before eventually going to University (after one of those famous ‘gaps years’ that people talk about) where I miraculously came away with a First Class Degree and a very proud mother.
Fast forward through six years commercial experience in industry and over seven in my current freelance capacity under the banner of Brightenearly and here I am.
Why am I telling you this? Because I’m sure it’s important to you to know who I am and how much I love what I do. I feel lucky to do something I love and gain immense satisfaction that what I do has a hugely positive effect on the businesses and people I work with.
I channel this skill, energy, passion and commitment into everything I do and I’d love nothing more than to help you to transform your business from what it is now to what you know it can be.
This is my story – what’s yours? How about telling me more over a coffee sometime? I’d love to see how I can be part of it.
Get in touch at anytime, it would be great to hear from you.
"Working with Mark to develop my business has been both illuminating and great fun. Mark is an extremely talented business and marketing specialist with a wealth of experience in all aspects of business and indeed life, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking to take their venture to the next level. Late-night worry and early-morning dread are now a thing of the past!"
"You only have to listen to Mark talk about marketing and business to realise that you're with one of the few! I have heard so many people in his line of business blind their listeners with science. He has a rare gift of being able to make the complex simple and, even more rarely, demonstrate his complete understanding of how to apply his knowledge to your business and get it to work for you. If you want to leap ahead of your competitors and have any sense at all you'll find yourself talking to Mark"
"I've known Mark for some time and have been referring people to him. His enthusiasm and commitment to everyone else's success is evident in everything he does"
"I met Mark at a networking event and he really came across as someone who was very knowledgeable about his work and could identify exactly what we needed to do to improve our marketing and get our website more traffic. He has done an amazing job on everything and I am really proud of our new image and website which has given me more confidence in approaching new clients. Thanks Mark - cracking job!"
"Mark has been a great help and shown support from the word go. We came to him with nothing more than an idea in our heads and he took that idea and brought it to life. As we are starting off in business, he has continuously shown us ongoing support and business guidance, from developing ideas and bringing them to life to marketing our website. We look forward to exploring future projects with them"
"My initial session with Mark provided a fresh canvas which really helped me get clear about the purpose for my new business, it was very inspiring! Was was great was the unconventional early morning format, walking on the beach together, I shared my ideas out in the elements, very organic and in the moment, it was amazing what came out! We followed up immediately afterwards with a brainstorming chat and feedback about how I could really get things started, I came away completely fired up! He is great to work with and I look forward to what the future holds”
"I can honestly say it has been a great pleasure working with Brightenearly. There is an underlying understanding within them that makes you feel assured that you will get the desired result from them. After finishing the website we have had nothing but good comments from existing customers and it has already attracted new clientele to come and talk to us for future business. I have no hesitation to recommend them to assist you in a successful future"
"Mark at Brightenearly could not have been more knowledgeable and supportive setting up our website and helping with the business. He felt like fellow colleague and was always at the end of the phone, email or skype! Extremely pleased with everything , thank you very much"
"I work alone and simply wanted someone to support me in my business and help drive it forward. I wasn't in a position to employ anyone so wanted something flexible. Mark hit the ground running and was amazing at everything he did. It wasn't long before I had more sales and more time on hands, which was a dream come true. I couldn’t recommend him enough. Thanks!"
"We met Mark through business link and instantly found we shared an enthusiasm for online marketing, particularly looking at ways to use Google effectively. He has been great to work with and has helped us with our website and marketing and we’ve been very pleased with the results. We would recommend him to any business who’d like to implement more effective marketing"
"I recently spent a couple of hours with Mark to discuss the marketing of one of my businesses. I learnt more in those two hours than I had learnt in the pevious two years! Great guy, great style, great ideas. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone and I often do!"
"We’re delighted with what Mark has done for us. From our marketing to our website he delivered beyond all expectation. Two things that really stood out for us were his enthusiasm and also how quickly he grasped our business and what we were all about. He is more than a a marketing specialist; he knows the world of business, which is a rare thing to find"
"Mark offers responsive, dynamic and passionate business support and uses his gift of perception and grounded business knowledge to get the best out of you and the business. He can take you through a robust external analysis of all areas of your business, looking at accounts, costs, customers, production, sales to help you drive growth, and where systems are lacking he will search until they find what’s needed. He also has an amazing ability to connect you with other inspiring people, who all help you on your way to achieving your dreams"
“Professional, creative, applied, enjoyable. Those are what come to mind when I think about working with Mark. He provides so much more than I had anticipated. Very collaborative and understand what needs to be done to achieve results”
I’d love to hear more about your business and plans for the future. How about telling me more over a coffee?