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 and mentoring. Gill joined Aardvark Marketing Consultants in 2010.
Gill has worked in 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 Senior Management Team roles in schools.
Gill is an experienced business coach in 121 coaching and peer mentoring, having worked with over 50 Worcestershire charities and CIC’s and more than 40 businesses on the Worcestershire County Council Business Accelerator programme. She has mentored in the Nat West Entrepreneur Hub in Birmingham for several years and on the Worcestershire BetaDen Technology hub.
Gill delivers pro bono charity support for our chosen charities which have included Mentor Link, Spectrum Days, RSVP, Sight Concern and Marks Mental Health Marathon for Mark Smith of Lloyds Bank in aid of Mental Health UK. Because of the Covid-19 situation, our current charity is the Worcester Foodbank.
Gill holds a BSc (Hons) Biology degree from Manchester University, Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma and a PGCE. She is a member of the UK Marketing Society.
Find our more about Gill on her LinkedIn page.
Email or call us on 0121 222 5743 today to discuss how your business could benefit from her expertise
Lizzie Hopkinson and Caroline Strickley – Aardvark Marketing Managers
Lizzie ( centre) and Caroline (right) are both experienced marketers. Lizzie has a background in finance. She has worked with clients in manufacturing, IT, services and equestrian companies. Caroline has extensive experienced in business development roles with clients in manufacturing and professional services Both work with Aardvark Marketing manager clients.
Read more about our flexible, affordable programmes Marketing Manager service here or contact us for a confidential discussion about how our Marketing Managers could save you time and get your marketing done.