Member Name: PBM Creative Consulting Ltd
Business Type: Creative Design and Marketing
Member Since: 2020
Contact Name: Paul Martin
Telephone: 01761 221 007 - 07703 535 501
For the last 35+ years I have owned and run Creative design & Marketing agencies in and around the Bristol and Bath area. My businesses had global clients like Coca Cola, Unilever and Diageo for which we did huge amounts of:
In store design and environments
General Design & Artwork
Packaging design and artwork
Technology using latest virtual reality and Augmented reality
Point of sale
At one point my business had over 45+ people and was t/o close to £4m and we were the UK’s largest producer of in-store POS material.
Having global clients means lots of travel, so I have extensive experience from markets oversees.
I am a Creative Director by trade, which means that as well as running the business, I had to manage the creative direction of the business as well as build customer relationships with clients. This means that I was the ‘man of many hats’ as I could not only pitch for work, but I could then manage the clients as well as physically do the work at the same time. The reality though was that I had a team of people that I employed to do most of the ‘doing’ but I always kept my hand in.
I built and grew the businesses very successfully but in 2018 I decided that I needed a change of direction and to get back to what I enjoyed the most which was being creative. So, I sold my shares to my business partners and started a much smaller business PBM Creative Consulting. So, I’m now very much back to what I did when I first starting working.
Over the years in business I have amassed a huge amount of experience not just in Creative and Marketing, but also in business development. I know what it takes to grow an SME business, I know the pitfalls and the common mistakes. To this end I used my experience recently working with a Game Conservancy in Kenya which is purely business development and mentoring. As I have a creative way of looking at things, I will tend to approach situations from a different angle, which means often a faster way of cutting to the quick of an issue and solving it.
So, in summary, 35+ years in businesses. Creative & Strategic Marketing background. Creative thinker and business developer/mentor.
I have lived in the Chew Valley since 1984 when I moved from Bristol where I was born.
I play squash regularly at Chew Leisure centre and I was captain of Chew valley RFC for a number of years back in the 90’s. I have lots of friends and acquaintances in the area as you would expect. I also fish regularly on both Chew and Blagdon for Trout.
I live in West Harptree with my wife and two children.