Solving marketing challenges for small to mid-sized businesses
Awaken Team Profiles

Nick Wake

Director | Client Services

Strengths: Marcomms strategy, workshop facilitation, copy, project management and getting the right team together to solve a client challenge.

Likes: Fresh coffee, red wine, Arsenal, cricket, golf, cooking and watching his son act and his daughter dance.

Client experience includes:

Whitbread, Marriott, David Lloyd Leisure, Sport England, BP, World of Golf, Oakman Inns, iFLY Indoor Skydiving and Silverstone. Also a tutor with Cambridge Marketing College.

Matt Welvaert

Digital Marketing Director

Strengths: Email marketing, pay-per-click advertising, social media marketing, search engine optimisation.

Likes: Early mornings, dog walking, gardening, skydiving and playing squash (badly).

Client experience includes:

Barclays Bank, Lexus, Sainsbury’s, Ford and Aviva.

Julie Yeardye

Associate Director

Strengths: User experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design, website architecture and ecommerce, project management, content management and copywriting.

Likes: Elvis, anything mystical or vintage, travel.

Client experience includes:

Arena Travel, Barclays Premier Banking, Beefeater Reward Club, Barclays Wealth, Expedia,, Travel Supermarket, World of Golf and Visa.

Tim Gill

Media Director

Strengths: Top notch branding and creativity, on and off the page. Film and Video production. Why blend in when you could stand out?

Likes: Playing guitar. Leeds United. Chocolate raisins. ‘Homeland’. Hanging out with my kids.

Client experience includes:

Marks and Spencer, EMI, BBC, Comet and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Gary Wiggins

Creative Director

Strengths: Listening to peoples problems first, then creating solutions. Working with pen and paper to bring creative thinking to life before touching the Mac.

Likes: Guitars, guitars, guitars. An avid player/collector of acoustics and electrics. An unfortunate love for The Hammers and being by the sea.

Client experience includes:

ASDA, Barclays, BMW Group, Ford, GM, Hyundai, LTSB, Merck, Novartis, Roche, Thomas Cook, Triumph Motorcycles, Visa, Hertz, iFLY and World of Golf.

Marc Wilcox

Web and Digital Designer

Strengths: Digital and graphic design, including websites, apps, illustration and animation.

Likes: Music, art and design, rugby, beer, chips and gravy.

Client experience includes:

Barclays, BMW, Expedia, Microsoft, Nikon, Expedia, Whitbread and House of Fraser.