John joined the Billington Cartmell Group as CEO in October 2012. Previously he founded ZGC, a full-service below the line agency, in 1989. Following its sale in 1997 he was appointed COO of Mosaic’s European business, overseeing its expansion from a UK platform to a Europe-wide operation with 200 staff in nine countries. After leaving Mosaic in 2002, John served as MD of The Communications Agency and Travel for Industry Group, and more recently as MD of Ovation London, which is part of the FSS Group.
With over 20 years integrated marketing experience, Alex is MD of Billington Cartmell. His career has been built working at leading Advertising, Direct and Promotional marketing agencies. His expertise covers FMCG, Telecoms, Consumer Technology, Travel and Leisure sectors – working with major blue-chip clients like Sky, GSK, Unilever, Hewlett-Packard and Orange. Alex and his teams are responsible for many award-winning integrated, digital, direct and promotional marketing campaigns.
Neil joined Billington Cartmell in 2008, establishing and developing the agency’s planning and innovation offer. He has launched and managed agencies in the UK and in Europe, including being Board Director of Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe/Y&R, Strategic Planning Director of The Farm and Managing Partner of WWAV Rapp Collins. Neil and his team believe that the opportunity for brands is in reacting to the changing brand landscape, with new ways of thinking about brands and how they connect with people.
Marco has extensive integrated marketing experience built at several leading agencies across a number of sectors producing award winning work for the likes of Vodafone, Unilever, Peugeot and Kimberly Clark. Marco leads the agency’s largest team and is responsible for developing and championing the agency’s digital product focusing on content, social media, mobile and innovation.
Adrian is recognised as a leading retail specialist within marketing communications with over 18 years experience working with some the UK’s leading retail brands including Sainsbury’s, Sainsbury’s Bank, Lloyds TSB, Tesco, Esso and Game. For the past 6 years he has worked closely with Morrisons on their brand activation and retail communication strategy.
Tim fully embraces our company ethos of creativity for commercial advantage. Having trained at KPMG’s Media Business Unit, Tim cut his teeth in magazine publishing before going on to head up the finance team at John Brown Media. Since joining Billington Cartmell in 2007, Tim has played a pivotal role in the domestic and international growth of our business.