Relationship Engineers

It’s what we do best.

For us, the most important aspect of any business relationship is that it grows and develops. We aspire to become so much more than just another supplier.

It makes your life easier as you can trust our objectivity as well as our blend of creativity and capability.

The last thing you want or need is an order-taker. We will work with you to develop and evolve strategies, listening and advising accordingly.

How will we do that? Most of it is there already. It’s the way we are. It’s in our blood. Add to that regular planning meetings, open communication channels and a team of experts fighting your corner and it becomes a reality.

Peter Elliston

Peter Elliston
Head of White Clarke Creative

Account management has always been my thing… with a particular emphasis on the automotive sector. Nowadays I rely on those around me to flourish at what they do best, and hopefully give them an environment that lets them do just that.

Something people won’t know about me… In my student days, I harassed innocent shoppers in malls across the UK, raising £1500 in a day for charity.

Outside of work… my family life keeps me busy, especially coaching youth footie. I love a good movie and the odd spot of DIY.

Neal McConachie

Neal McConachie
Web Developer

I work with clients to clarify what their needs are… and how to customize their web application to meet those needs. I also code websites to look and behave the way they should.

Something people won’t know about me... When I was eight, I got to sit in the cockpit of a small twin engine plane with a family friend flying to Northern Alberta. On the way back he let me steer the plane!

Outside of work… I enjoy football, volleyball, canoeing and video games.

Mick Pantry

Mick Pantry
Design Director

My job is to solve problems and provide creative solutions on demand... I’ve always believed that effective communication hinges on saying as much as you can, in as few words as you can, with the simplest of ideas and imagery.

Or in the words of Buckminster Fuller: 'Build more with less'.

Something people won’t know about me... is that I really hate biros and weather presenters’ abuse of language... and I’m a big fan of Ed Reardon’s Week on Radio 4.

Outside of work... can sometimes be an infuriating place for a designer, because so much of the typography, branding, signage, graphics etc we see could always be done better... but there just isn't enough time!

Julie Jenkins

Julie Jenkins
Account Director

I love brands, and keeping our clients happy is what I strive for... I’m the liaison between the client and our Creative Studio. An ambitious and motivated marketer, I have a vast experience of working across all elements of the marketing mix.

Something people won’t know about me… I once worked for an advertising agency in Russia launching Cadbury’s Chocolate into the Russian market. And appeared in a Frosties TV ad with Tony the Tiger… Grrreat!

Outside of work… I love dancing, travel, foreign language films and baking.

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson
Senior Copywriter

I work with all the words I know… to tell singular stories in the most original, compelling way possible – because no one goes online, on their smartphone, checks their post or opens a magazine just to read the ads.

Something people won’t know about me... is that I’ve composed, played and sung TV jingles for clients such as Tesco and Cadbury.

Outside of work…  I’m totally mad (sad?) for my home team Leeds United. And love live gigs – especially tribute bands keeping the likes of Steely Dan, Eagles and Pink Floyd music alive for me.

Kevin Alexander

Kevin Alexander
Production Manager

I make things happen, quickly and often against deadlines... for suppliers and clients, designers and artworkers, copywriters and proof readers, executives and directors... nearly always with a smile.

Something people won’t know about me... I once appeared on Top Gear as 1994 Association of Central Southern Motor Club Production Car Trial Champion.

Outside of work… I tinker, restore and drive old cars (I once owned three classic Fiat Pandas at the same time)... and compete and marshal in car rallies and trials.

Bryan Hawley

Bryan Hawley
Technical Author/Proofreader

My role involves copywriting, editing and proofreading… and ensuring compliance with CI and house styles.

Something people won’t know about me... I once earned a living as one of the road crew for a blues band.

Outside work… I can’t wait to start planning the next holiday!

Tony Eftihiou

Tony Eftihiou
Senior Artworker

It’s not only artwork... my role within the studio is wide-ranging and varied. From initial visual to completion of a project or anything in-between.

Something people won’t know about me... I was part of the British team at the 1988 World Powerboat Championships in Potsdam, East Germany – radio control model powerboats, that is! It was a unique opportunity to experience the DDR – and just before the wall came down. I also have an unhealthy obsession with Kraftwerk, though these two things are not related!

Outside of work... Listening to music – especially electronica – going to gigs and galleries, all things Italian and motorsport. I’ve been lucky enough to combine the last two and made it to the Italian Grand Prix on several occasions.

Kym Wright

Kym Wright
Account Executive

I work in all areas of the business… assisting senior members of the account handling team, creative, production and digital.

Something people won’t know about me… I’ve appeared on the TV gameshow Crazy Cottage, and STEPS sang happy birthday to me acapella and live on radio when I was 12.

Outside of work… I love going out with friends and family and I'm also a huge fan of TV series (Game of Thrones & Scandal are my favourite).

Iain Merry

Iain Merry
Artworker

I work on just about everything in the studio... from business cards to advertisements, direct mail pieces and brochures.

Something people won’t know about me... I have a slightly neurotic dog. I’m never quite sure who’s taking who for our walks but it’s always interesting, because there’s always the chance something’s going to happen...

Outside of work... I love listening to music especially on vinyl. It really does sound better! It seems there are plenty of others out there who agree, because last year vinyl sales topped a million... which was a record!

Leon Gentle

Leon Gentle
Web Developer

I design, develop, enhance and maintain software… it’s mainly about greater accessibility on the web.

Something people won’t know about me... I represented England at touch rugby at the 2006 European Championships. And at 15, I was introduced to actress Charlize Theron at a school disco. (If  I’d known then what I know now...)

Outside of work… I love spending time with my wife and three children. I play guitar and sing at open mic nights. I also lead the music at church where I preach two or three times a year.

Sarah Parkins

Sarah Parkins
Account Manager

I specialise in procurement… with a work ethic that always includes a willingness to do whatever needs to be done.

Something people won’t know about me… I used to be a Bluecoat at Pontins, and was also the youngest female licensee in England!

Outside of work… I play lots of squash and love a bit of mountain walking.

Russell Redwood

Russell Redwood
Account Manager

I manage the account for Ford Australia...and work as a copywriter and proof reader for all and sundry!

Something people won’t know about me…I’m related to Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones, and more importantly, have discussed the finer points of Hot Rods with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.

Outside of work…I’m keenly interested in photography, painting and drawing. I’m also a ‘Petrolhead’ especially all things Kustom, Hot Rod, choppers and classics.

Adrian Balkham

Adrian Balkham
Business Development

I am at the sharp end of the agency... being the focus of business development. My role is to introduce the range of services White Clarke Creative has to offer to potential clients and to bring in new opportunities for the agency.

Something people won’t know about me… For many years I trained in the art of Aikido and then taught students at a local college once a week.

Outside of work…  I love to travel which gives me the opportunity to see other countries and cultures.

My wife and I really enjoy cruise holidays and to date we have done over 40 cruises which has meant we have been lucky to see many parts of the world and meet some fascinating people.

Ian Williams

Ian Williams
Marketing Analyst & Insights Manager

Responsible for the integrity of our clients’ databases... and the provision of sales reporting. Supported by a team of high-quality data professionals.

Something people won’t know about me… When I worked for Iveco (part of the FIAT group), I won a company-wide chess tournament, and subsequently captained the Iveco UK team in a match against Iveco France. I also speak some Russian, and was once followed into a telephone box in Leningrad (as it was then) by the KGB. Does anybody want to buy the film rights?

Outside of work...I think Mad Men is one of the best television series ever made. It charts the story of an advertising agency through an important and turbulent period in history when social attitudes were changing. Aside from watching interesting TV drama, I enjoy classical music, foreign languages and relaxing with my family.

Anne Sheppard

Anne Sheppard
Marketing Analyst

I work with our clients in Australia and New Zealand... providing reporting and analysis of sales data for automotive dealer networks and their independent trade customers.

Something people won’t know about me… I have provided system training to airline staff in Taipei, Taiwan.

Outside of work...I enjoy singing in a choir, being a Brownie leader and going out to eat lovely meals.

Chris Hanson

Chris Hanson
Senior Marketing Analyst

My role is highly analytical in content... so strong SQL skills are a must. I perform analysis for all areas of the business as and when required, assuming primary responsibility for data compilation, analysis and reporting.

Something people won’t know about me… I would like to learn to sing.

Outside of work... I enjoy anything to do with the gym, music, film, TV, socialising, badminton and pool.

Matthew McMillan

Matthew McMillan
Marketing Analyst

Working with clients in both the UK and Australia... processing month end sales data, generating reports and general database maintenance.

Something people won’t know about me… After completing a construction course at school, I began my working life in a joinery workshop before moving over to IT/Data roles.

Outside of work... Most of my time is spent going out with friends. I try to go to the gym regularly. I also think I’d be pretty lost without Netflix!