Chris Hutchinson – Aardvark Director
Prior to setting up Aardvark Marketing Consultants, Chris spent 18 years working on some of the best-known brands in the UK and overseas.
His business marketing skills were honed in brand management, customer relationship management and international marketing roles with HP Bulmer, RHM Foods and Walkers Snack Foods (a division of PepsiCo).
From 2003 to 2005, Chris was head of marketing for Sendo, the British mobile handset manufacturer, with responsibility for European and African markets.
Chris holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Management Science from Manchester University and is a member of the Marketing Society and Mensa.
“Chris and I go back a long way; I have worked alongside him at RHM and HP Bulmer and now he’s acting as a consultant to us at Cancer Research UK (pro bono). I’ve always known that he’ll go far as his style is such a great balance of enthusiasm and clear strategic thinking.”
Clare Cotton, Senior Innovation Manager, Cancer Research UK
“Chris has a great combination of intelligence, experience and insight, neatly underpinned with a sense of humour. He has in-depth knowledge of a variety of market sectors, which allies well with the common sense that he brings to projects. File under ‘man for most jobs’.”
Mark Klein, Manager, Microsoft OEM Division
“Chris was an enthusiastic member of the team at HP Bulmer with a very proactive approach. He had excellent people skills and was a great pleasure to work with. I would see him as an excellent partner with the ability to think laterally about any problems.”
Miles Pomfrett, Account Director, IRI Infoscan
“As Head of Operations at Sendo, I worked with Chris for three years. I looked upon Chris as my best colleague in terms of Marketing in Sendo.
His key qualities were: clarity of communication, reliability of deliverables and ability to operate with all profiles of colleague/customer at all levels.”
Robert Rowsome, Senior Support Manager, Sendo
Find our more about Chris on his LinkedIn page
Email or call Chris on 0121 222 5743 today to discuss how your business could benefit from his expertise.
Gill Hutchinson – Aardvark Director
Gill combines a broad marketing background with extensive experience in the education sector. She uses all these skills to our clients’ advantage by designing and delivering our marketing skills training. Gill joined Aardvark Marketing Consultants in 2010.
Gill has worked in product and brand marketing roles for Black & Decker, SSL International (maker of Marigold gloves), and jewellery brand Monet. Gill began her marketing career as a market analyst before moving into brand management. This makes her a natural to design, implement and analyse our primary market research. She also spent eleven years teaching physics, chemistry and biology and has worked in SMT roles in schools.
Gill holds a BSc (Hons) Biology degree from Manchester University, Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma and a PGCE.
Find our more about Gill on her LinkedIn page.
Email or call us on 0121 222 5743 today to find out more about our research and training programmes.