for Good

We tell meaningful stories...

with insightful strategies...

...for societal and business benefit.


Purpose-led marketing communications

We’re a sustainability-led marketing communications company led by Martin Thurley – an independent brand marketer operating at director level in the UK, Europe and South East Asia.

We specialise in creating and implementing purpose-led communications – telling meaningful stories for societal and business benefit.

We bring together the diverse communication skills needed by our clients on a project basis with proven process.

We work with early-stage and established companies, not-for-profits, NGOs and governments to deliver communications that are authentic and transparent.

Local or global, our clients expect sound strategy, creative execution, flexibility, great service and sensible costs.

How can we help you?



They delivered a new brand that has been accepted and loved.
Anne Roberts - Chief Executive,
Crossroads Care

Calling in people at the top of their game as-and-when means they can provide London agency service levels without the overhead.
Steff Aquarone - CEO,

...great fun to work with.
Guy Parker - CEO
Advertising Standards Authority

Highly creative.
Ajay Kavan - Vice President - Marketing

keeps things simple ... Martin is a truly effective and popular communicator.
Deborah Poll - Campaign Implementation Director
Home Retail Group

Persuasive, challenging, creative and passionate.
Jane Illic – Head of Marketing
NHS Walsall Healthcare Trust

Hugely driven, dedicated and enormous fun to work with.

Helen Barrett - Commissioning Editor
Financial Times

Creative thinking with big brand experience.
Guy Gilpin - Director
Mother Tongue

Feels like an integrated part of our team ... they really care about delivering added value.
Joop Hoestra - MD
Eurodata International

...finds new and innovative ways to solve problems.
Sophie Ross - E-Commerce Director

The epitomy of creativity and originality.
Susie Keneedy - MD
KBA Solutions

Bright, energetic with integrity in abundance.
Paul Jenkins - Founder

Committed, supportive, detailed and focused.
Bob Miller - MD
CP Foods UK

Martin brings creativity, brand marketing expertise and outstanding communications skills to our business.
K. Lohawatanakul
Senior VP & Head of International Marketing - CP Foods PCL

A Public Relations Guru.
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall
TV Chef and Campaigner

Martin Thurley is very customer-focused in his approach and through his dilligence, Homebase gained rapid engagement of store teams.
Ian Jones - Retail Ops Director

Martin's ability to manage and develop relationships, his vision and his commitment make him truly inspiring to work with.
Victoria Clarke - N B Director
Royle Productions

Martin's considered approach makes him invaluable to client relationships.
Mick Mahoney - Exec Creative Director

Martin is a fantastic mentor and a great strategist and manager of people.
Oliver Clarke - Board Director

Martin is a true professional!
Matt Woolner - Creative Director



Crossroads Care

Crossroads Care is Britain's leading provider of support for carers - a membership organisation with a national network of 130 local UK charities. They employ 5,500 staff and support over 35,000 carers. The majority of their work is commissioned and paid for by local authorities. With limited awareness and heightened competition from commercial care providers they required an extensive marketing programme to help with awareness and sustainable growth.

SEED Marketing Communications delivered a new brand for Crossroads that has been accepted and in the majority of cases loved - and given there are over 5,000 people in Crossroads that is quite an achievement.

Anne Roberts – Chief Exec Crossroads Care

Meet some of our marketers, creatives, problem solvers and entrepreneurs ...

Martin Thurley

Managing Partner

Previous experience:

  • Strategic Brand Marketing - Home Retail Group
  • Head of Communications - Lloydspharmacy
  • Head of Account Management - Mustoes London (Now Kindred)
  • Account Director - Saatchi & Saatchi

Damian Horner


Previous experience:

  • Marketing strategy for Microsoft, Hachette, European Union
  • Multiple award winner
  • Creative campaign featured in Tate Modern
  • Featured in Campaign Magazine - "100 Most influential People in Media"

Tony Wardle

Strategy & Chair

Previous experience:

  • Group Marketing Operations Director - Reuters
  • Founder - Saatchi Business
  • Chairman / CEO - Saatchi subsidiaries
  • Chairman - Mann Wardle Group (acquired by Saatchi & Saatchi)

Guy Bolton


Previous experience:

  • Creative Director, iLeo – Sydney, Australia
  • Creative Director, Lavender – Sydney, Australia
  • Deputy Creative Director, GGT Direct – London
  • Senior copywriter, OgilvyOne – London

Sarah Chadwick

PR & Social Media

Previous experience:

  • Director - MCG PR - CIPR PRide Award winners 08/09/10/11
  • Head of PR - Yorkshire Electricity
  • Head of Press - Royal Mail, Parcelforce & PO Counters
  • Press Officer - University of Leeds
  • Journalist

Alix Sibbald

B2B Creative

Previous experience:

  • Creative Director - The Marketing Practice
  • Head of Design - Portrait Software - Online banking
  • Head of eBusiness Design Barclays Bank



Previous experience:

  • Chief Security Director
  • Security Manager
  • Security Executive
  • Trainee

Victoria Hulse

Insight & Research

Previous experience:

  • Research Consultant - 23red
  • Insight & Research Manager - Target Direct
  • Senior Planner - chc choir
  • Planner - Mustoes London
  • Researcher - GGT London

Anna Celeste

Web Design

Previous experience:

  • Interviewed for feature in WebDesigner Magazine
  • ethicaledge® website recommended under 'Site Inspections' in New Media Age (now Econsultancy)
  • FUNK Sunglasses website chosen as 'Site of the Week' in New Media Age (now Econsultancy)
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting (Wimbledon School of Art)

Stu Jones

Art & Illustration

Previous experience:

  • Illustrations for University of Oxford, Lush Cosmetics, BUAV, Orchard Books
  • Illustrations for London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG)
  • CIWF charity t-shirts featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting (Wimbledon School of Art)

Gary Taylor

Business Admin

Previous experience:

  • Divisional Head of Operations - AXA Life
  • Training Division Head - NCR Corp
  • Finance & Admin Manager - Apricot Computers PLC

Kevin Little


Previous experience:

  • Creative Director - dunnhumby
  • Head of Art / New Media - Mustoes - London
  • Senior Art Director - Rapp Collins Partnership
  • Global secondments - USA & India
  • International client experience


We pledge to help those less fortunate than ourselves

Kiva is the world's first online lending platform connecting online lenders to entreprenuers.

The SEED pledge to Kiva

For every new client project that we win, SEED Marketing Communications will contribute a $25 micro-loan to a third world entrepreneur to help them grow their business and provide for their family.

We can deliver projects of all shapes and sizes

Finding the right marketing partner isn’t easy. That’s why, at SEED Marketing Communications, we’re always happy to chat through your requirement. If we can’t help, we’ll almost certainly be able to point you in the right direction.
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