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FRACTIONAL chief marketing officer (CMO) for hire

Fast-track your growth ambitions with the help of a Fractional CMO

Unlock marketing excellence with Fractional CMO support.

Are you seeking a cost-effective solution to elevate your marketing strategy, drive growth, and boost your brand’s online presence? Look no further…My Fractional CMO services are tailor-made to suit your business needs and can be accessed on a temporary, part-time, or per-project basis.

I understand that not every business can afford a full-time CMO. That’s where Fractional CMO services come in. I offer the expertise and experience of a seasoned senior marketing professional without the hefty price tag.

What is a Fractional CMO?

A Fractional CMO is a Senior Marketing Expert who specialises in offering part-time marketing expertise to start-ups, SME's and ambitious Scale-ups to help you grow faster(and can also be known as a Fractional Marketing Director/Fractional Head of Marketing/Fractional Marketing Consultant). 

How can a Fractional CMO help my business?

A Fractional Chief Marketing Officer can help build and manage the implementation of your marketing strategy, providing you with the comfort that your marketing is in safe hands and that you will be on the right track to accelerate growth.


The Benefits of Hiring a Fractional CMO

Strategic Input

Strategic Input

Fractional Marketing leadership brings a wealth of experience to the table, helping you develop and execute a comprehensive marketing strategy aligned with your business goals.

cost efficiency

Cost efficiency

Save money by paying only for the marketing leadership you need, when you need it. No need for a costly full-time salary and benefits.


Proven Track Record

I have a proven track record of driving growth for businesses across various industries, delivering results you can count on.



Tailor the services to fit your business’s unique needs. Whether you need a short-term project or ongoing support, I’ve got you covered.

Fractional CMO Process

Step 1

Marketing Strategy

Together, we’ll build your Marketing Strategy to provide clear direction and help accelerate your growth to achieve your business goals.

Step 2

Marketing Objectives

Getting the right objectives in place is crucial to ensuring your marketing delivers the goods and drives the growth you desire.

Step 3

Build the Plan

Having the strategy is one thing. Building the plan to achieve the strategy is something completely different.

Step 4

Action the Plan

Having the strategy is one thing. Building the plan to achieve the strategy is something completely different.

Step 5

Build your Brand

Growing your brand in a competitive category is a challenge not for the faint hearted. Luckily for you I have great experience working with global brands as well as highly ambitious SME’s to build brand credibility.

Step 6

Building your Team

Whilst you may not be ready to build a team from day one, having a clear plan for the resource you may one day need is imperative to ensuring your growth. I'll help you plan for when the time is right.


  • Case Studies

    A campaign that delivered significant B2B market share uplift in the UK for Microsoft.

    The #LumiaBizTrial was a flagship project I led the delivery of targeting IT directors in UK companies with between 100-1000 employees. Based upon it's success, this campaign was then rolled out globally.

    The campaign was multi-faceted, and including Direct Mail, digital advertising, email and telemarketing.

    The programme delivered a huge pipeline ROI of 44:1 against a target of 5:1.

  • Case Studies

    Driving Nokia market share growth from 11% to 18% in 12 months.

    When people tried Lumia devices for their business, 82% wanted to switch from their current device. The core challenge: not enough people were considering Nokia Lumia phones in the first place.

    I managed this fully integrated campaign from start to finish that focused on driving awareness and consideration of Nokia.

  • Case Studies

    Increasing annual marketing-sourced pipeline by £24m in 3 years.

    Built the marketing team from scratch for this family-owned group to establish them as a leading brand in the region and competing with much larger national brands.

    Catapulting inbound enquiries to £2m per month on average, from £60k per month, whilst increasing average enquiry value by £110k



  • Case Studies

    Driving business growth of more than 100% in 3 years.

    StowAg is a regional business based in the heart of the Cotswolds who supply 

    Key to the brand growth was heavily focusing on increasing brand awareness and consideration within the 50-mile delivery radius of their main store through a fully integrated marketing approach.

  • Case Studies

    Fractional CMO support for this ambitious Cyber Security company

    Working closely with the senior team internally to build out a cohesive marketing and sales strategy to underpin significant growth of the business in the next 3 years.

    This project has involved everything from marketing planning, budgeting, positioning through to helping structure the company's data strategy, sales approach, brand evolution, website refresh and ongoing marketing approach to deliver excellence in every area.

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,

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.


How much time does a Fractional CMO typically spend with our business?

A Fractional Chief Marketing Officer will typically work with you on a set number of days per month to help you achieve your goals faster.

1 day per week can often be enough for most SME's depending upon how aggressively you are trying to grow, and also based on how much of an existing marketing infrastructure is already in place or whether we are starting from scratch.

Options start from 1 day per month for those businesses who want the senior marketing expertise to help guide them in the right direction.

How much does a Fractional CMO cost?

The average basic salary of a CMO in the UK is £116k, a further £20k a year in bonuses, and if you allow for ER NI of 13.8% (£16,008) and 3% (£3,480)  minimum pension contribution. So in real terms you can expect for a CMO to cost £155,488 a year or a fraction under £13k a month.

You'll be pleased to hear that hiring a part time CMO or Fractional marketing support is much more cost-effective. Costs can vary significantly depending upon location and experience, but my Outsourced CMO services usually start from £2,400 a month.


Do you deliver Fractional support on-site or remotely?

In short, it depends. If you're a Yorkshire-based business then I will usually work on-site with you for at least half of the time each month, with the other half remotely delivered.

For businesses further afield it very much depends upon your requirements, but the majority of support will be delivered remotely. That being said, I'm a firm believer in face-time with clients and a core part of the initial engagement will be done face-to-face to ensure I am able to fully get to know the business, your goals and team.

What qualifies you to deliver fractional CMO support?

For more than a decade, I've delivered marketing excellence for a huge range of brands. From family-owned SME's through to global powerhouse brands such as Microsoft, Canon and Xerox.

I deliver a mix of Fractional Marketing Director and Fractional CMO services to a range of SME's.

What size of business do you typically work with?

I specialise in working with B2B businesses of between 15 - 100 employees, as this is typically the point at which marketing becomes a serious focus, the basis of an in-house team is at some point formed, and there is the ability to seriously accelerate growth.

When do I know if it's the right time to hire a Fractional CMO?

A Fractional CMO can shape your future marketing efforts and there are lots of instances where we can make a huge difference.

1. You want a seasoned marketing expert to help you with your marketing strategy

2. You want to invest in marketing but aren't sure where to start.

This is one of the most common reasons to bring someone like myself into the business as I can help you get it right first time. I can also help you understand when is the right time to start building out internal resource and what skillset that person/people need to help catapult

3. You want a fresh, unbiased view of where the business is at and how best to take it forward.

Why would I hire a Fractional CMO?

A Fractional CMO will cost far less than a permanent hire, and you get the benefit of a broad range of industry experience and expertise. You also have the benefit of being able to use the resource flexibly, with projects often being more intensive at the start, and then levelling off to a more consistent resource over time or even transitioning into your in-house resource when the time is right.

What is a Fractional CMO?

A Fractional CMO is a solution for businesses seeking senior marketing expertise that is both flexible and cost-effective. You get access to a Chief Marketing Officer with a proven track record and lots of experience for a fraction of the cost for a full-time equivalent.

A typical engagement will shape your marketing strategy, create an actionable plan, and then be responsible for ensuring its successful delivery to achieve the desired results. 

One of the biggest benefits of hiring a Fractional CMO is that you essentially remove the guesswork by using experienced resource that has proven methods of accelerating growth for Small and Medium-sized businessess.

What sectors do you have experience of working with?

My background has predominantly always been in B2B marketing and spans a broad range of industries ranging from Tech and Professional services, through to Agriculture, Ecology, Manufacturing and Office Fit-out/Construction.

It means you get a great mix of experience from various sectors and also learnings I've taken from working with some of the global powerhouse brands who excel with their marketing.

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