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Marketing Consultant & HubSpot Solutions Partner

Outsourced marketing
solutions that
accelerate business
growth.

About me

I help ambitious businesses accelerate growth with commercially-driven marketing.

Hi, I’m Ash. I’m a Marketing Consultant and HubSpot Growth Specialist who specialises in working with businesses to deliver outsourced marketing solutions that fast-track growth.

I’m a seasoned marketing pro with experience working with B2B businesses of all shapes and sizes to support with Marketing Strategy and HubSpot Consultancy.

I typically work with businesses in Leeds, London, York, Harrogate, Sheffield, Birmingham, and Manchester although I also cover the whole of the UK on a more remote basis.

Services I offer

Services

HubSpot
Consultancy

I work with businesses either considering HubSpot or who have it and need help to unlock its potential.

Services

Marketing
Consultancy

My Marketing Consultancy services are flexible to suit your needs. This service is typically if you need fresh ideas, or help developing and delivering a marketing strategy.

Services

Interim
Marketing

For if you’re looking for interim support to help deliver a one-off project, an interim Head of Marketing/Marketing Manager, or have another short-term requirement.

Services

Fractional
CMO

Are you seeking a cost-effective solution to elevate your marketing strategy, drive growth, and boost your brand’s online presence?

Services

Marketing
Plans

A marketing plan should go hand-in-hand with your overall business plan. I can work with you to ensure you have a clear roadmap for where your marketing needs to be.

Services

Virtual
Marketing Team

If you are looking to outsource your marketing completely, then we need to talk! I have an extensive network of great specialists when needed too.

BIG BRAND EXPERIENCE


What it’s like to work with me

Louis Fernandes

Director, Sales & Market GTM, SAS

I started working with Ash in early 2015. From a client perspective, the way I’d describe the relationship is “easy”.

Ash is exactly the sort of person you want as your Account Director. Nothing has been too much trouble for him, he’s been accommodating and flexible, he’s challenged back appropriately when needed, has done a magnificent job of orchestrating the many spinning plates there have been, and has ultimately delivered some absolutely brilliant campaigns on time and on budget that have achieved fantastic results.

Gavin Burt

Managing Director, Growthlabs

Ash is an expert marketeer with extensive and senior agency-side and client-side experience. He is always a pleasure to work with - reliable, insightful, calm-in-a-crisis, and hardworking.

He is comfortable driving strategic discussions but will also get into the trenches (and then go "over the top") when needed. We have worked extensively together and I know I can trust Ash to manage client relationships well, identifying and developing opportunities, keeping commitments and managing expectations. Ash has also successfully undertaken HubSpot implementations for our clients.

James Croft

RevOps Lead, Better.co.uk

We needed someone with specialist HubSpot knowledge to help us maximise the value we get from the platform. We had a number of complex technical problems which were creating inefficiency for our teams, and had legacy parts of our architecture which we wanted someone to audit against best practices in the market..

You have a brilliant understanding of the technical capabilities of HubSpot, which has allowed us to make better use of the platform across teams. You’ve been very collaborative and engaged well with stakeholders across the business, showing initiative to source problems, rather than just waiting for direction. You’ve been able to both provide high level technical guidance on core business problems and get your hands dirty implementing new functionality, which has been exactly what we needed.

YOUR QUESTIONS, ANSWERED!

What is a Marketing Consultant?

A marketing consultant’s role is to improve an organisation’s marketing efforts, helping them reach their business goals.

A business will reach out to a marketing consultant like me when they are struggling to innovate and are falling behind their competitors. In fast-moving industries, stagnation can ruin a company’s marketing efforts.

If a business doesn’t have an in-house marketing team, or if the team is struggling, a professional marketing consultant can help the company grow.

Why do I need a HubSpot Consultant?

An experienced freelance HubSpot Consultant can help you grow your business through HubSpot CRM and other services. HubSpot contains a wide range of solutions and systems that all work in different ways, the core Customer Relationship Management, through to showing what revenue your marketing is driving. Knowing which is best for your business and customers is difficult, which is why bringing in a freelance HubSpot consultant with expertise in HubSpot systems is essential to get the most out of your HubSpot subscription.

What are the different options with HubSpot?

With HubSpot, you can completely build your package around the unique requirements of your business. Each of HubSpot’s product stacks can be bought in isolation or linked with their other service offerings to make your capabilities more powerful.

With HubSpot, you can completely build your package around the unique requirements of your business. Each of HubSpot’s product stacks can be bought in isolation or linked with their other service offerings to make your capabilities more powerful.

CRM

CRM (Customer Relationship Management) usually forms a key part of any successful business. It allows you to manage prospects and clients from one place, and when done right will give you vital data. It also provides the opportunity to drive efficiency and revenue.

HubSpot’s CRM is one of the market-leading solutions and ideal for both SMB and Enterprise businesses.

Sales Hub

The HubSpot Sales Hub provides everything you need to manage either a field-based or office/home-based sales team.

Whether you want to track prospects from first engagement through to becoming an advocate for your brand, manage sales team performance and efficiency.

Marketing Hub

Want to manage and have visibility of all your digital marketing efforts from one place? Look no further.

HubSpot’s Marketing Hub allows you to manage social media, email, marketing automation, Ads, and even your blog and website.

One of the core benefits is the ability to link activity and results…through to signed contracts type of results.

CMS Hub

HubSpot now offers a free CMS option for small businesses to build their first website, right through to paid professional and Enterprise capability.

Building your website in HubSpot really lets you maximise the inbound marketing aspect of what HubSpot excels at.

Service Hub

The Service Hub allows you to link your Customer Services team with what’s going on with Sales and Marketing and get one picture of what’s happening.

When linked with the HubSpot CRM, it also gives you full visibility on the customer journey and crucially one version of the truth.

What size of business is HubSpot for?

HubSpot is designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, from small businesses to large enterprises. The platform is highly customizable and can be tailored to fit the specific needs of any business, regardless of size.

For small businesses, HubSpot offers a comprehensive suite of tools that provide a cost-effective solution for managing marketing, sales, and customer service. The platform is easy to use and provides a wealth of data-driven insights, enabling small businesses to make informed decisions and drive growth.

For larger enterprises, HubSpot offers robust functionality and scalability, making it possible to manage complex marketing, sales, and customer service operations at scale. The platform integrates with a wide range of systems and provides detailed analytics and reporting tools, giving large enterprises the insights and data they need to drive growth and maximize their return on investment.

In short, HubSpot is a versatile platform that can be customized to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, from small businesses to large enterprises. Whether you’re looking to streamline your marketing and sales operations, or you need a robust platform that can handle complex customer service operations, HubSpot has the tools and features you need to succeed.

What are the advantages of HubSpot?

Revolutionary Integrated Platform: HubSpot offers a cutting-edge integrated platform that seamlessly blends all your marketing, sales, and customer service tools into a single cohesive solution. This makes it incredibly simple to streamline your operations and keep all your data in one organized place.

Inbound Marketing Mastery: HubSpot is expertly designed to revolutionize your marketing approach, empowering businesses to attract customers through relevant and valuable content, instead of intrusive advertising.

Data-Driven Insights: HubSpot delivers powerful analytics and reporting tools, enabling you to track your progress and make informed decisions based on hard data. You’ll gain a clear understanding of how your marketing and sales efforts are impacting your business and make adjustments with ease.

Customer Relationship Management: The included CRM system gives you a complete view of your customer interactions, streamlining your customer management and helping you build stronger relationships.

Scalability: HubSpot is a highly adaptable platform that can grow alongside your business. No matter if you’re a small business or a large enterprise, you’ll have the ability to personalize the platform to your unique needs and scale as your business grows.

What does HubSpot do?

HubSpot is an all-in-one marketing, sales, and customer service platform that helps businesses attract, engage, and delight customers. The platform consists of several products, including a marketing hub, sales hub, service hub, CMS hub, and operations hub, that work together to provide a comprehensive solution for businesses.

With HubSpot, businesses can create and publish content, manage their website, run email and social media campaigns, track and analyze their results, and manage their sales pipeline. The platform also includes a customer relationship management (CRM) system, which helps businesses manage their interactions with customers and leads.

HubSpot’s goal is to make it easier for businesses to grow by providing the tools and resources they need to attract, engage, and retain customers. By using HubSpot, businesses can streamline their operations, increase efficiency, and make data-driven decisions, leading to better results and increased growth.

Is HubSpot a CRM?

HubSpot started out as a CRM platform, but has since scaled to offer everything a business needs to also incorporate key aspects of your Marketing, Sales, Service and Operations.

The CRM Suite provides an all-in-one solution for your business, allowing you to streamline your marketing, sales, and service operations. The Marketing Hub helps you attract and engage your target audience, while the Sales Hub empowers your sales team to close deals more efficiently. The Service Hub enhances your customer service and support efforts, and the CMS Hub provides a flexible and scalable platform for your website and content management needs. The Operations Hub brings together all your tools and data to give you a complete view of your business operations.

With the CRM Suite, you’ll be able to access all the tools and features you need to grow your business, without having to navigate multiple systems. The suite is designed to work together seamlessly, giving you the ability to automate your workflows, track your performance, and make data-driven decisions.

Whether you’re a small business just starting out or a large enterprise, the HubSpot CRM Suite can help you achieve your goals. With a wide range of features and integrations, you’ll be able to customize the platform to meet your specific needs, and scale as you grow. By choosing the CRM Suite, you’ll be able to save money and streamline your operations, enabling you to focus on what’s most important – growing your business.

What is a HubSpot Consultant?

HubSpot Consultants can vary significantly based on their experience and expertise. HubSpot started out as a CRM, and has since scaled considerably as a platform to now offer Enterprise-grade Marketing, Sales, Service, Operations, and CMS hubs.

What are the typical services you could expect to receive?

  • An initial audit is usually the starting point in engagements with a HubSpot consultant. The consultant will assess your current practices and strategies to identify areas for improvement and have a comprehensive understanding of your business processes. They will then help you determine how HubSpot can enhance your current practices and provide guidance to your teams.
  • A consultant will also assist with designing a strategy for integrating HubSpot into your marketing, sales, and service operations. The implementation process, which can take several weeks or months, involves moving from current systems to adopting HubSpot and integrating it into your business. The consultant will guide you through the process.
  • It’s crucial for your teams to understand how to use the HubSpot system, and a consultant can assist with training either by defining a strategy or providing the training themselves.
  • Some consultants only offer strategy and implementation services while others provide ongoing support with content creation and automation management. These services help with defining your strategy and executing content production and automation design.

What is the HubSpot flywheel model?

The Flywheel, developed by HubSpot, is a model that illustrates the benefits of aligning your organisation’s efforts towards providing exceptional customer experiences. It is a development of the traditional funnel model, and very much focuses on taking prospects from strangers all the way through to promoters of your brand. Whereas the traditional funnel only focuses on taking a prospect from first being involved in your brand to the point of purchase.

The Flywheel concept, inspired by James Watt’s invention, is an energy-efficient wheel that stores energy based on its speed of rotation, the level of friction, and its size. This model highlights the importance of considering business strategy in relation to the efficient storage and release of energy.

What is HubSpot?

Simply put, HubSpot provides a range of solutions that help provide visibility, deliver efficiencies, and ultimately drive business growth. It separates its services into 6 categories:

HubSpot CRM

HubSpot provide the CRM aspect for free up to a million contacts, and this is absolutely at the heart of everything we do. As with any technology platform, it’s only as good as the information you put into it, and this is where we can ensure your data is setup in a way that enables the business make better decisions.

HubSpot Marketing

This HubSpot platform is all about lead generation, marketing campaigns and proving ROI. This includes inbound marketing, marketing automation and attracting the ideal target audience. Effective marketing and sales operations are vital for lead scoring, and lead to success with your customers.

Sales Hub

HubSpot Sales Hub is a service that focuses on closing deals faster and enables your sales team to bring in more clients. This is essential for small businesses who may have a team that is stretched thin and needs to get the most out of each new lead.

Service Hub

Once leads have been generated, this HubSpot platform helps with development of client relationships by improving your services. Customer relationship management is a key aspect of business development, bringing in an experienced HubSpot consultant will help you maximise the service you provide.

CMS Hub

The HubSpot CMS Hub provides tools that allows you to develop your website without the need for a developer or development team. These tools can help with content creation, content management, SEO, web design and more. With these solutions you can entice potential clients to your landing pages and have a fast and attractive site that will encourage them to join you.

Operations Hub

Last but not least, the HubSpot Operations Hub has solutions that provide data driven insights for clients and customers so you can easily automate your business processes. Accurate data insights are essential for small businesses as it gives you the success of a much larger business without the need for teams of people and expensive business software. This service leads to happy clients and a fast ROI.

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