The Team

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Any service business is only as good as its people. At Springboard we are proud of our team of marketing professionals. They have a unique blend of academic qualifications and marketing experience. This combination enables Springboard to resource your marketing needs with the most appropriate people, three of whom hold the Chartered Institute of Marketing post-graduate diploma and one a Chartered Marketer.
  • Andrew Harfoot - Managing Director

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    Andrew began his marketing career as Marketing Manager for Kent based Marley Roof Tiles and PRO for Marley Plc. Springboard Marketing Limited was established in May 1992 to specialise in marketing and communications.

    Andrew’s qualifications include a masters degree in marketing (MA) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing post-graduate diploma (DipM). He is a Member of the Market Research Society. He is registered as a
    Consultant by the Chartered Institute of Marketing and was an elected member of the CBI South East Regional Council.

    He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors and a Freeman of the City of London. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and former member of the CIM’s National Membership Panel, he was Chairman of its Kent Branch.

    Andrew was the
    Institute of Directors' (IoD) Marketing Advisor for eight years and provided advice on PR and Marketing to IoD members as part of the IoD's Directors' Advisory Service based at Pall Mall, London. He is a former Non-Executive Director of the Weald of Kent Community NHS Trust, governor of West Kent College, governor of The Skinners’ Kent Academy and Director of West Kent Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is a governor of Holmewood House School, Tunbridge Wells.

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  • Heather Wells - Projects Director

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    Heather joined Springboard in 1996 following ten years in senior financial services and marketing positions. She has an MBA (Henley) and holds the Chartered Institute of Marketing, post-graduate diploma (DipM). Heather is a Chartered Marketer.

    As Springboard’s Projects Director, Heather is responsible for coordinating and resource planning all of Springboard’s projects. As well as this key role, she acts as the company’s Quality Manager and is also a Senior Consultant responsible for marketing research and consultancy projects. Her skills encompass strategic marketing and tactical marketing communications delivery. Heather epitomises the adage, “give the next important job to a busy person.”

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  • Suzanne Preston - Finance Director

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    Suzanne is Springboard’s longest serving team member, having been with Springboard since its formation in 1992. She is the Finance Director and a Chartered Accountant.
  • Mark Walker - Senior Project Manager

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    Mark joined Springboard in 2000, having gained a BA (Hons) in Public Relations. He is a highly capable PR specialist with excellent media relations and writing skills. Mark’s talents also include event management, literature copywriting and design/print coordination.
  • Yvette Hewlett - Project Manager

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    Since joining Springboard in 2006, Yvette's excellent PA skills - including superb attention to detail and organisational ability - have allowed her to develop into a highly capable Project Manager.
  • John Mealey - Project Manager

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    John joined Springboard Marketing in 2016 and has a BA (Hons) in Multimedia Journalism. Since graduating, John has worked in various communications roles and is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
  • Lucie Killick - Project Manager

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    Lucie joined Springboard in 1995 and is an experienced Project Manager. She holds the Chartered Institute of Marketing, post-graduate diploma (DipM). Lucie’s skills encompass all aspects of marketing communications planning and delivery.
  • Sarah Jones - Project Manager

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    Sarah joined Springboard in 1993, having trained as a PA and transferred to Marketing, attaining the CAM Certificate. Sarah is Springboard’s database management specialist and also has excellent skills in marketing research, design/print coordination and event management.
  • Valerie Sainsbury - Project Executive

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    Valerie joined Springboard in 1995 and is a valued member of the team. Her customer contact skills are legendary!