Laura Pegg BA Hons DipM CIM (Chartered)

Laura Pegg BA Hons DipM CIM (Chartered)

Managing Director & Marketing Strategist

Laura is an award-winning Marketing Director, Marketing Consultant and Chartered Marketer. She launched We Are Circle in 2009. She had a vision to help high-growth businesses through strategic marketing and brand development. Laura has worked with organisations in retail, IT, sport, professional services, hospitality, training, not-for-profit, public sector, financial services, manufacturing and real estate.

Before establishing Circle, Laura was Marketing Director at communications company CragRats where she managed a large team and delivered marketing and PR campaigns for BT, BAE Systems and Diageo. She also held senior marketing manager roles in London at global consultancies Datamonitor, Kainos and Reuters. She combines her 20 years marketing experience with a business degree, postgraduate qualification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and has been a Chartered Marketer since 2005.

Laura is also an accredited and licensed member of the Watertight Marketing Accredited Consultant network.

Clare-Marie Taylor BA HONS DipM CIM

Clare-Marie Taylor BA HONS DipM CIM

Marketing & Brand Strategist

Clare-Marie has more than 15 years marketing experience working for successful brands at a senior level, within manufacturing (Hotpoint, Indesit), retail (Mamas & Papas), leisure (Chill Factore) and the charity sector (Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice).

She is extremely passionate about brand, developing the right strategy for your business and creating effective communications. She is results driven and loves the challenge of a new campaign or marketing project.

‘Understanding the customer is always central to my strategy but ultimately knowing how to connect with them and convert them is what makes marketing successful.’ Clare-Marie Taylor

Specialities: Strategy, Brand, Marketing Communications, Social Media, PR

Jennifer Potter BA Hons DipM CIM

Jennifer Potter BA Hons DipM CIM

Marketing & Brand Strategist, Trainer & Coach

Jennifer has over 15 years’ experience in marketing and leadership roles at Vodafone. She has also worked for brands such as Asda, TomTom, BT, Carphone Warehouse and Channel4. Jennifer has a marketing degree, professional qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Institute of Direct Marketing and is a qualified practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

She is fascinated by what goes on in people‘s heads making her the perfect person to capture those all important staff and stakeholder insights. She delivers workshops and training as well as supporting our clients as a coach. She crafts amazing strategies and winning brand propositions that help our clients deliver sustained growth.

Duncan Rynehart BA Hons

Duncan Rynehart BA Hons

Designer & Freelance Creative Director

Duncan specialises in corporate branding and design and works freelance for We Are Circle. Laura and Duncan have worked together since 2005. They have rebranded numerous organisations together, created websites and built multi-channel marketing campaigns.

Duncan’s experience spans 17 years in the design industry. He is a skilled designer and was previously Creative Director at a large multi-disciplined agency, Fantastic Media in Leeds.

Lauren Holden BA Hons

Lauren Holden BA Hons

Copy writer, PR & social media expert

Starting her career in local journalism at 21, Lauren spent five years at the award-winning The Visitor newspaper. In 2010, she made the foray into full-time copywriting, working on a host of exciting project - both client and agency-side.

Since her first copywriting role at Flying Brands – a multi-channel retailer, incorporating Flowers Direct and Gardening Direct – Lauren has gone on to write for Boots.com, QVC, Dermalogica, Barry M Cosmetics, Yorkshire Water and more.

With a brimming portfolio including digital copy, PR and news features, Lauren is a fabulous asset to We Are Circle. She helps bring brands to life through her powerful copy writing, PR and social media campaigns.

Louise Turner MCIPR, Accredited Practitioner, BA Hons

Louise Turner MCIPR, Accredited Practitioner, BA Hons

Wordsmith & Skilled Copywriter

Louise had a 13 year career in PR and communications before deciding she loved writing more than anything else. From writing press releases for Morrisons to briefs for the Prime Minister, her writing career has taken in topics ranging from the fluffy (real nappies and bath bubbles) to the functional (kitchens, bathrooms and aeronautic alloys).

With her strong communications background comes a rigid focus on the audience, ensuring any copy meets their expectations and resonates to encourage them to take action.

After winning awards for her own work Louise also discovered a penchant for writing award entries, perhaps also prompted by her curious (some may say nosey) nature.

Louise has been a proud member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations for 15 years and achieved Accredited Practitioner status - in recognition of long-term commitment to continuing professional development - in 2010.