Who we are

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The Foundry is a creative communications agency, built around world-class people who are passionate about growing our clients’ businesses.

Since 1998...

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...we have helped to build brands, big and small, across all sectors — business and consumer — from automotive and retail, to healthcare and travel.

If you have a marketing problem that could use a fresh pair of eyes, our planners, designers, art directors, writers and web developers are ready to solve it.


Our people

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Anna Scott

This marathon-training Swede was a Graphic Designer before she moved to the dark side. Usually found drinking very strong coffee.

Anna Scott
Account Director

Brian Child

Blessed with the anagrammatic name "Brainchild", our Non-Executive Director is still opinionated after 50 years in the business.

Brian Child
Non-Executive Director

Cath Murphy

Our Finance Director and company Agony Aunt dreams of owning a dog. Always at the helm of incredible Xmas parties.

Cath Murphy
Finance Director

Chris Porter

Thrill-seeking adventures on planes, trains and automobiles and a degree in International Relations & History should make this Thai-curry-loving-history-buff a big hit with our automotive clients.

Chris Porter
Account Director

Dave Hoare

Pound Shop Protagonist and Consumers’ Association Advocate. Who would you want to be haggling down your print (et al) prices, while proof-reading your ad copy?

Dave Hoare
Print Buyer

Elaine Lowe

Feared by timesheet dodgers, our footy-fanatic Accounts Assistant sets a shining example for the Foundry Slimming Club.

Elaine Lowe
Accounts Assistant

Gerry Montgomery

With a pharma career packed with industry firsts, our unfussy foodie and expert cocktail-maker helps clients shake up the market without a stir.

Gerry Montgomery
Head of Healthcare

Ian McKay

Technical wizard and Foundry founder who loves his two grown-up boys as much as AC/DC – well, almost!

Ian McKay
Digital Director and Founder

Kate Booth

This Art Director admits to watching too much ‘trash TV’ but puts her creative talents to good use in the garden.

Kate Booth
Art Director

Kevin Lees

Our festival-going web developer has endless skills, including cooking and an ‘A’ in GCSE History, no less.

Kevin Lees
Digital Developer

Kevin O'Driscoll

Demonstrates with his daily digital prowess that he wasn’t just selected for his name. (We collect Kevins.)

Kevin O'Driscoll
Digital Developer

Kirsty Sherlock

Our horror-hating Account Manager keeps our Digital Boys under control while eating peanut butter straight out of the jar.

Kirsty Sherlock
Digital Marketing Manager

Lola Porter

When she’s not chasing pigeons and squirrels, our office Cocker-Jack is racing around the office at top speed looking cute in exchange for cuddles.

Lola Porter
Agency K-9

Mark Bottomley

It isn’t just luck that our festival-loving, Northern Irish MD has a history of turning clients’ fortunes around.

Mark Bottomley
Managing Director

Mital Daya

Sharpened his yellow pencil from a young age. When will our gym-loving Senior Art Director run off with yet another award?

Mital Daya
Senior Art Director

Natalie Whiten

A degree in Tropical Disease Biology means this puppy-mad foodie is the perfect tonic for our healthcare brands.

Natalie Whiten
Account Manager

Scott Brabazon

Artwork craftsman Scott is a football-playing Man Utd fan with a reggae penchant. He regularly rides a riddim, and has never missed a beat.

Scott Brabazon
Artworker/Developer

Stuart Simpson

Our resident ‘go-to’ for all things type-related, this charming man once appeared in a music video for The Smiths.

Stuart Simpson
Assistant Creative Director

Tracey Elliot

This Salford-born biker swapped her art pencils for airbrushes and quickly became our typesetting expert.

Tracey Elliott
Production Manager

Vicky Green

Often found on the dance floor without shoes, our resident writer likes to eat, drink and run in (fairly) equal measures.

Vicky Green
Copywriter

Our Clients

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PGL
PPCP
HAGS
Concha-Y-Toro
Space Zero
Lowell
Spaldings
Kumho Tyre
Matthew Clarke
Mersey Rail
Manchester United
Dr Beckmann
Albemarle Bond
Warren Partners
WD40
Bike and Go

Our Awards

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Awards aren’t always a measure of effectiveness, but they’re certainly nice to have. Here are some of the ones we enter, and win, for our clients.

Summit Creative Awards

Summit Creative Awards

The Global Awards

The Global Awards

The New York Festivals

The New York Festivals

PMEA Awards

PMEA Awards

The RX Club

The RX Club

Roses Design Awards

The Drum®Roses
Creative Awards

EPICA Creative Awards

EPICA Creative Awards

Veterinary Marketing Awards

Veterinary Marketing Awards

IPA Awards

IPA Awards

Creata Advertising Awards

Cresta Advertising Awards

The Drum Awards

The Drum Awards

RAR Awards

RAR Digital Awards