Meet the team

A team of marketing experts here to help you build your business and engage more effectively with your clients.

We are a team of carefully selected marketing associates, all experts in our field and passionate about helping small businesses to build the right marketing solutions to help support the business objectives.  Consider us as your "Virtual Marketing team", we can help you across all areas of the marketing mix from writing your marketing strategy; building your brand; building your website; developing your email marketing campaigns; creating your social media strategy; conducting market research; writing content; advertising; building partnerships; PR plus much more.

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Sophie Comas

Founder

I am a freelance marketing consultant with significant travel and leisure marketing experience within blue chip organisations. More recently since setting up Rimu Marketing I have worked with a number of different small businesses across broad range of industries, from a travel agent, an IT company, a boutique hotel, interior designers, beautician, lifestyle coaches, even a canine massage therapist. Every business is different. In my experience the fundamental element to a successful marketing campaign is that the business owner is committed, engaged and part of the journey.

On a personal note, I have a passion for all sports including horse riding, running, tennis and netball. I love creative design, travelling and working with children. I am also a volunteer as a school governor at a local first school.

I am a current Chartered Marketer (MCIM) and member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing with a postgraduate diploma.

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Michelle Quickfall

Marketing Consultant

I am a freelance marketing consultant with extensive consumer marketing experience, gained within blue chip companies in the home and garden industry. I have also worked in a creative agency looking after B2B clients. This means I am focused on understanding and meeting the needs of both business owner and end customer. My belief is that successful businesses have a clear strategy, customer centric plans and communications, built by leveraging business and customer insights. Add to this a commercially focused, differentiated marketing solution, developed in partnership with the business owner and any business can thrive.

In my spare time I enjoy Yoga and running. My creative outlet is through upholstery and sewing and I love to find new cultural experiences through travel. I also volunteer as a PTA chair at a local primary school.

I am a current member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing with a postgraduate diploma.

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Laura Dodsworth

Marketing Assistant

I have worked in the marketing industry, specifically market research and operations, for more than 15 years. This means my organisational skills are second to none and I’m used to dealing with tight deadlines and moving goal posts.  I am delighted to be part of Rimu Marketing as Marketing Assistant and enjoy working with the team to help solve fellow small business owner’s marketing challenges, whether they need help with their marketing plan or social media activity.  As a team, our different backgrounds and experiences make us a really powerful solution to those we work with.  When I’m not at work, I am Mum to two girls; I enjoy keep fit classes; personal training sessions; photography and I am an avid reader who loves to get lost in an easy going read.

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Kittie Walker

Web Development, User Experience and SEO Specialist

After almost two decades in the banking sector as a turnaround specialist in the retail, hospitality, care and property sectors, I left to form Indigo Girl and then Avidmode. Since then, 12 years and counting, I’ve helped clients to grow their businesses online. My expertise is in developing customer-focused strategies enabling clients to reach, engage and convert their ideal audiences into raving fans and customers. She achieves this through a variety of disciplines including research, website information architecture, search engine optimisation, conversion rate optimisation and search engine marketing. Being a data nerd – a requirement of the job – some might consider my pastimes a little boring, but I’m never happier than when I am immersed in learning opportunities, experiencing new cultures and exploring how things work.

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