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Acorn Marketing (Cumbria) Ltd was established in May 2011, when I returned to my Cumbrian roots after working for several years in London, Manchester and Liverpool.
I have built up an solid reputation in the area and have excellent links to local suppliers, press contacts and partners. I have worked with a wide range of clients in Cumbria and throughout the UK, have built some great relationships and worked on many exciting projects.
I love marketing, thrive on my business and am passionate about each and every one of my clients. It is not just a job for me…it makes me tick!
I don’t like to blow my own trumpet, however I am a Chartered Marketer with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and was listed as one of the Future 100 Young Business People in the UK in 2011.
I was also voted as one of Cumbria’s Women of the year in 2012, was joint winner in the North Cumbria Business Accelerator Awards in 2013, voted as one of the top 40 business people under 40 by In-Cumbria Magazine and have won awards in the Enterprise Vision Awards for the past three years – Check me out!
Kristy has been working with Acorn Marketing (Cumbria) Ltd since October 2017. She has been helping us with all aspects of social media management for our clients.
Kristy is a freelance marketer based in Dumfries. She graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a degree in Marketing in 2011 and has worked in various roles since, including Group Marketing Manager at Border Cars where she built up the marketing department from scratch. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and decided to join the freelance world in January 2017.
Kristy has quickly become an integral part of the Acorn Marketing team and we see a fruitful partnership going forward into the future.
We work with lots of fab suppliers; however we use Jili Allen Creative for a lot of our design projects as she just ‘gets us’. She takes a brief, adds sparkle to it and makes it come alive.
Starting life as a Product Designer, Jili gained a first class honours degree in Consumer Product Design whilst in Edinburgh, before working in the fashion and graphic design industry in both Glasgow and Paris.
In the past she has worked with some fantastic brands such as Ultimo, Border Fine Arts, Michelle Mone and has had work featured in Harrods and Selfridges.
Alison joined the Acorn Marketing team as a freelance blog writer in November 2018. A degree in Fashion Promotion took her to London and there followed a 13-year career in PR & Marketing for fashion and lifestyle brands.
Having returned to her Essex roots and then taken a break to enjoy the arrival of her son, she is now enjoying freelance work around family life and is excited to a part of the Acorn Marketing Cumbria Team, working on the extensive client roster.
Alison and Lisa have been friends for twenty years, so this should be a very exciting partnership – check out Alison’s first blog here.
We use Birkett Photography for many projects, from full photo shoots to portraits and product shots (even Lisa’s wedding photos!)
Christopher Birkett developed an interest in photography from a very young age. He took this interest further by studying various photographic courses. He has received several gold awards for his photography, which are images deemed to be of the highest quality.
” I find creating images for companies and organisations gives me great satisfaction, to know that the end result helps them communicate effectively is highly motivating, and a little bit addictive. Plus I get to meet and work with all sorts of people, and travel around the UK as part of my job”.