Business DIY – Investing for the future
Even if you don’t know us, you’ve probably read our words.
We’re a diverse team of copywriters, planners, strategists and project managers. Together, we have a wealth of experience and sector expertise and we share an uncompromising focus on producing brilliant work.
Since 1987, we’ve helped clients of all shapes and sizes to harness the power of words.
Starting with strategy, research and planning, we help clients realise the full potential of their communications. Armed with insight, we match talented writers to clients and projects based on specialist sector and channel experience.
From one to twenty writers, construction to cars, social media to annual reports – there’s no such thing as a typical client. We build project teams based on each client’s needs. And then we apply our trademark flawless account management to maintain project momentum and ensure seamless delivery.
As CEO, Darren combines his experience in business development, sales and marketing to direct the company’s vision and strategy. Before acquiring Stratton Craig in 2008, Darren held roles as Head of Sales and Business Development for Swatch UK, BT and Philips Consumer Electronics. He has particular expertise within the healthcare, financial services and consumer sectors, and has helped international brands such as Arsenal F.C., Sky, British Airways and Virgin to successfully grow their business. Once mistakenly interviewed by Romanian MTV (he went along with it), his favourite things in life are his children, followed by cars and watches. Rarely stationary, Darren’s motto in life is to have as much fun as possible.
Nina has more than a decade of account management experience, working for a wide range of clients including De Beers Group, Allianz Global Investors, Sport England and Mitsubishi Motors Europe. Her keen eye for detail, ability to think laterally and boundless creativity make her the ideal person to guide, advise and support our dedicated client services team. Nina also plays a vital role in the strategic direction of Stratton Craig, making sure we’re aligned with the changing needs of our clients. Whether she’s supporting new talent in our freelance network, establishing new client connections or building on existing relationships, she’s constantly looking for ways to make Stratton Craig even better. Outside of work, Nina’s always busy exploring – whether that’s with a walk in the Bristol countryside, or a trip to a far-flung corner of the world. It’s no surprise Wanderlust is her favourite word!
Claire is a communications professional with almost 20 years’ experience. She earned her stripes in marketing and communications roles with large financial services firms, including five years as Head of Communications for a large Sydney-based asset management firm. As Stratton Craig’s Head of Copy & Strategy, she works closely with clients to design fully integrated communications strategies which support their commercial goals – helping them to create high quality, engaging and effective content time and again. She relishes the challenge of making complex ideas accessible (but never ‘dumbed down’!) and has an uncompromising eye for quality. Voted most likely to spot a stray apostrophe from a hundred paces, Claire is an unashamed word-worm and pub quiz enthusiast. She can often be found in her garden, where she is learning about northern hemisphere plants – first lesson: deciduous is not the same as dead. Her superpower is finding the funny side of any situation.