THE TEAM

Collectively, we make it happen

THE TEAM THAT STARTED IT ALL

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James Howes

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James is our Managing Director, looking after the day to day running of the agency. After over 20 years in sales & marketing management working for companies such as Christian Salvesen, Palletways & WHSmith News, he followed his heart and started his own video production company, Homark Productions in 2010 before merging to become The Collective.

In James’ spare time (!!!) he is the very proud father of two children, tries to play the guitar, loves the Blues and is a made sci-fi fan.


 

Zoe Howes

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Zoe is our Commercial Director, liaising with our clients to find the right marketing solution for their business. Before jumping head first into setting up Homark Productions with her husband, and our MD, James, she worked for BP, Schlumberger, and Halliburton.

Zoe is the doting mother of two children, loves breaking her ankle whilst playing netball and Star Trek.


 

Simon Harrison

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Simon is our Marketing Director and has an enviable background in Marketing Communications. Having worked for several multinational manufacturing companies including Corus and Siemens, in 2010 Simon established his own marketing consultancy Callisto Communications before merging to become The Collective.

Simon is married to the lovely Jules, has three great children and can be seen regularly at The Races or losing tennis matches!


 

AND THE ONES THAT JOINED US
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This could be you! - Video Producer

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we are looking for a video production assistant to join our team. Please get in contact with your cv and showreel to find out more.

 

Fee Lanzino - Design

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Fee has over 25 years experience in all aspects of design; from logo design and brochure to website and email campaigns. She has worked with local and national clients and has a reputation for delivering high quality design with an excellent eye for detail.

 

Mariana Cardenas - Marketing

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Mariana has an MA in Media & Communications, and a design background, which led her to be a multifaceted freelancer working for clients around the world. Now, Mariana looks after our clients varied marketing needs using her expertise in SEO, editorials, video production and design.

Mariana moved from sunny Venezuela in the search of the perfect grey-rainy day. She likes playing around with cameras and travelling. Alas, she does not like Star Trek.


 

Kathryn Grant - Accounts

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Kathryn is a fully trained book-keeper who has many years experience in the industry. She has a head for numbers and excels in all aspects of her role, making her a real asset to the company.

 

Emma Pawling - Marketing

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Emma supports the company with its internal marketing strategy. She combines her passion for photography and social media to further her marketing output and develop the company’s brand. Emma is currently working towards a Diploma in Digital Marketing, where her studies in social media and web design are hugely beneficial to her role. 

 

Martin McLaren - Video

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Martin has over 15 years experience in CGI, motion graphics and 3D animation. From animated logos for websites to special effects for videos, Martin is an expert at creating fantastic visual effects, targeted perfectly to an organisation’s brand.

 

why choose us?

creativity

Creativity: a phenomenon whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed.

Let us provide the spark of creativity that elevates your marketing from regular to amazing.

experience

Experience: the knowledge or mastery of an event or subject gained through exposure to it.

In all areas of video production and marketing our experience guarantees you get the right solution every time.

teamwork

Teamwork: the process of many people working together for a common cause

We know the power of teamwork. Our approach is focused on working with your team to achieve success