t&s creative communications

Hello.

Welcome to t&s. We are an integrated creative communications agency born in Bristol, with a diverse range of clients throughout the UK. From traditional advertising platforms to innovative digital media engagement, we create multi-channel communications that not only stand out, but get results.

We'll guide you in the right direction...

We'll guide you in the right direction...

Whether your business is just taking off or you need to spread your wings to reach new and unexplored audiences, t&s create ideas that land in the right places at the right time.

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We'll help you stand out from the crowd...

We'll help you stand out from the crowd...

In a congested marketplace, just blasting your horn rarely gets you very far. If your marketing isn’t attracting the attention you want, t&s will create your perfect volume and pitch.

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Most importantly, we’ll get you results.

Campaign success is the sign of a good agency. Shouting from the rooftops about how great you are is one thing, but it’s our results that have ultimately built a strong business with such great clients. If your communications aren’t keeping you ahead of the Joneses, it’s time to move.

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Hello.

Welcome to t&s. We are an integrated creative communications agency born in Bristol, with a diverse range of clients throughout the UK. From traditional advertising platforms to innovative digital media engagement, we create multi-channel communications that not only stands out but get results.

Whatever it takes to get your message across

  • Advertising

    Advertising

    Traditional advertising channels may not be quite as topical as the latest digital platforms, but ignore them at your peril.

    The majority of your enquiries may very well come via your website, but the journey to your site is a whole different matter and one which the so called 'old skool’ media can, and does, still play an integral part of the communication mix.

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  • Branding

    Branding

    Understanding what sets our clients apart from the competition, is what sets us apart.

    From logo creation and company stationery to brand strategy and fully integrated identity collateral, we get right under the skin of our clients to help develop brands of value and distinction.

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  • Creative

    Creative

    Thinking creatively is at the heart of everything we do.

    Whether you’re developing a new brand identity from scratch, or need a hard-hitting sales campaign, or simply want a sharp new company brochure; our award-winning creative team will always find that clever execution to give you the competitive edge.

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  • Digital

    Digital

    Concerned that you’re not maximising your online opportunities?

    Or just bamboozled by the jargon that surrounds the latest web trends? Whatever stage you are at with your digital strategy, t&s will ensure that you’ve got your finger on the right pulse. From website design to social media and everything in between, we deliver campaigns to engage your audience with meaningful and measurable communications.

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  • Advertising

    Traditional advertising channels may not be quite as topical as the latest digital platforms, but ignore them at your peril. The majority of your enquiries may very well come via your website, but the journey to your site is a whole different matter and one which the so called 'old skool’ media can, and does, still play an integral part of the communication mix.

    View Advertising Projects

  • Branding

    Understanding what sets our clients apart from the competition, is what sets us apart. From logo creation and company stationery to brand strategy and fully integrated identity collateral, we get right under the skin of our clients to help develop brands of value and distinction.

    View Branding Projects

  • Creative

    Thinking creatively is at the heart of everything we do. Whether you’re developing a new brand identity from scratch, or need a hard-hitting sales campaign, or simply want a sharp new company brochure; our award-winning creative team will always find that clever execution to give you the competitive edge.

    View Creative Projects

  • Digital

    Concerned that you’re not maximising your online opportunities? Or just bamboozled by the jargon that surrounds the latest web trends? Whatever stage you are at with your digital strategy, t&s will ensure that you’ve got your finger on the right pulse. From website design to social media and everything in between, we deliver campaigns to engage your audience with meaningful and measurable communications.

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Our Clients

BMW

The art of balancing a prestige brand with value for money, for Cooper Group’s 14 BMW dealerships.

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Bristol Airport

Increasing retail revenue and filling more flights, campaigns that take-off for Bristol Airport.

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Enterprise

Campaigns with more pulling power. Matching the right publicans to the right business for Enterprise’s 5,000+ pubs.

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Weston College

Creating THE destination of choice for Further and Higher Education students. Changing outlooks and inspiring futures for Weston College.

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Inchcape

Increasing footfall, stimulating sales and exceeding targets for the Inchcape Retail Group.

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Toyota

When campaigns need to be heard above the noise. Increasing sales volume for Inchcape Toyota nationwide dealer group.

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Martin & Co

Finding tenants, switching landlords and sell, sell, selling for Martin & Co national sales and letting agency group.

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MINI

We’ve never had so much fun with a brand. The serious business of creating effective sales campaigns for Cooper Group’s 15 MINI dealerships.

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Somerset Care

A sensitive approach to communications. Recruiting the right people to join Somerset Care’s 31 residential and nursing care homes across the South of England.

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SWASFT

It’s never just a job. Inspiring the best Paramedics to South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust.

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UHOVI

Attracting new students from where you least expect for UHOVI (University of the Heads of the Valleys Institute).

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Webbs

Taking mobile marketing quite literally. Keeping sales moving for Webbs Caravan and Motorhome retail centres.

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It doesn't do for us all to think alike

Emma Knapp

Client Services Director

Ryan Belbin

Creative Director

Brian Kings

Finance Director

Neil Sedgley

Business Development Director

John Struth

Studio Head

emma knapp

She won’t rest.

With ten years’ experience as Client Services Director, Emma has a natural passion for developing both existing and new business. Her team management skills and desire to do things properly, ensure that t&s not only look after their current clients, but that they make the most of every potential new business opportunity – a mind-set that has helped t&s quadruple in size since its launch in 2011. Working for nearly ten years within local media, mainly within the automotive sector, Emma left to take her first agency role at Euro RSCG Riley Bristol, where she worked on a mixture of education recruitment and automotive clients. In 2011, Emma became one of the founding Directors of t&s and in her role of Client Services Director, she brings her vast experience in all areas of the advertising communications mix, helping clients not only meet, but exceed their marketing objectives.

What do you do all day?

Love clients, lead staff, oversee client campaigns and generally make sure that everything is being done as it should. If clients are happy, I am happy.

What are you best at?

I hold the world record for spinning plates. And all done with a smile on my face and song in my heart.

And the real Emma?

Sitting in my room listening to A-ha. Swimming. Dreaming of meeting Morton Harket at the municipal baths.

Hates Coldplay

Loves a banana

Only slightly older than Ryan! (Geologically speaking)

Used to dress up as Garfield

ryan belbin

Not just a pretty picture.

After earning his considerable stripes with a number of specialist agencies, including a 4 year stint as Divisional Creative Divisional with EuroRSCG Riley, Ryan decided that the traditional agency life would ultimately stand in the way of his creative instincts. In 2004, Ryan joined two other Directors at the inception of Sedgley Belbin Wright, taking responsibility for the agency’s creative direction. Then in 2011, Ryan really spread his wings and became one of the founding Directors of t&s. As Creative Director, his passion and hands-on approach ensures that the agency’s creative work is as effective as it is striking.

What do you do all day?

Try to find inspiration for clients, in me and from the team.

What do you do best?

Making sure a great idea (whomever’s it is) fulfils its potential.

And the real Ryan?

A doting Father and loving (his words, not his wife’s) husband. His family is the only thing that comes before client needs.*

If you exclude...

*Daydreaming, doodling, eating, drinking, films, dealing in vintage American comics, his pets, the garden, bed, alcohol, friends, cars, Apple products, the internet, colouring in and Scarlett Johansen (Ryan had to take out an injunction).

21 years of industry experience

Foiled a knife attack with a belt buckle

Collects American comic #1s

Speaks one language

brian kings

Cash is Kings.

After a 40 year career as an Accountant working in the retail sector for companies like WHSmith, Texas Homecare, Jewsons and finally, 16 years as Business Management and Franchising Manager for Renault UK Ltd., Brian ‘technically’ retired from full-time work in May 2008. However, within only a few months, he already felt the need for some stimulation in the form of the new challenge of streamlining and enhancing the financial management of Sedgley Belbin Wright, who he joined as Finance Director in November 2008. In 2011, Brian became one of the founding members of t&s. Brian’s wealth of financial experience and knowledge of the advertising and marketing, has proved invaluable, both during the company's inception and within the smooth running of the day-to-day finance function as t&s continues to expand.

What do you do all day?

I budget, forecast, chase, pay and count the money.

What do you do best?

I make sure that EVERYTHING adds up to the last penny. And if it doesn’t, I create merry hell!

And the real Brian?

Unfortunately, when we asked Brian this question, he had just taken off to explore another distant land. Which pretty much answers the question.

Soppy around all dogs

Mobile-phobic

Survived two separate rhino attacks

neil sedgley

Loves a good headline.

Neil started in the advertising industry in 1989, working for a number of agencies gaining extensive experience in Consumer and Business to Business Marketing, including considerable knowledge of the Automotive Sector. He spent eight years at EuroRSCG Riley in Bristol, working through the ranks to Divisional Director responsible for Consumer Advertising and Education Marketing. Neil was one on the founding Directors of Sedgley Belbin Wright between 2004 and 2008, before taking a two year sabbatical from the industry to develop his property business. Neil was lured back by the bright lights of advertising as a co-founder of t&s in 2011. Neil is responsible for the business development and growth, by exploring new business opportunities and best work practices to bring added value to both the agency and clients alike.

What do you do all day?

I’m the one with the broadest job roles but with least deadlines. My typical day ranges from sitting in on client and creative briefings, writing copy, driving new leads, attending new business meetings. Oh and making the 3 o’clock round. I'm asked to come up with a 'clever Neil headline' mostly.

What are you best at?

Playing devil’s advocate to understand what clients want and need. Not always the same!

And the real Neil?

Apart from the obvious of family priorities and striving for world peace, I’m most consumed by football and music. Their order, and indeed my general outlook, is dependent on how the Baggies did at the weekend.

Despises Coldplay

Never seen Star Wars

40th season of holding a West Bromwich Albion season ticket

john struth

Making the impossible, possible - our very own Studio Superhero.

John studied Graphic Design at North Devon College. He cut his teeth at a national comms agency based in Barnstaple, where he started as a Junior Designer and worked his way up to Team Leader. After relocating to Bristol in 2005, he joined Sedgley Belbin Wright as a Senior Designer, where his creative and organisational skills soon elevated him to Studio Manager. Joining t&s from it's beginning in 2011, John brought with him his impressive creative credentials and plays a key role in both the conceptualising and delivery of the agency’s campaign projects.

What do you do all day?

My current role at t&s gives me the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of being a Senior Designer whilst taking on the responsibility of Studio Head. As a full service agency, a variety of projects keep me on my toes - I schedule all the creative work coming into studio and ensure it's good enough to leave. I oversee the work of our Production Team, and ensure that high volume, quick turnaround jobs are of a high standard and that our systems and processes are maintained and adhered to. I also work alongside the Creative Director on the majority of projects, from the highs of the full advertising campaigns, branding work, and new business pitches, down to the nitty gritty of the 10x2 recruitment ads, prospectus typesetting, or rolling my sleeves up and getting stuck into a PowerPoint document!

What are you best at?

Whether it’s creating a brand, or getting the best from brand guidelines, planning in a fortnight’s work for a busy studio, whilst working on tomorrow’s pitch, and pushing through that curve ball of a late rush ad, you will always find the same accurate, and efficient attention to detail.

What are you asked to do the most?

Spend our time wisely. Bend, juggle or shuffle it, but most importantly, ensure it’s never wasted, and that the studio is delivering the bests results for our clients.

What do you like to do the most?

Ensure we get briefs in correctly, that the account handling team know when they’re getting them back, and that it’s all artworked perfectly for them.

And the real John?

Aside from t&s, my time is still in demand, but the MAC gets replaced by crayons, and the scheduling meetings take on the format of tea parties at the request of my three year old daughter!

Plays with pink unicorns


Can recite the lyrics to ‘Let It Go’

Frequents fairy tea parties


Has a demanding 3-year-old daughter!

Claire Worgan

Senior Account Manager

Darren Hart

Head of Digital

Helen Cameron

Account Executive

Lydia Jeal

Trainee Account Co-ordinator

Jade Smith

Digital Producer

claire worgan

The Worganiser!

Following graduation from her International Marketing and Communications Masters in 2009, Claire gained a solid client services grounding in the role of Account Executive for a London PR and Marketing Agency, working on B2B and consumer accounts for prestigious communication clients including Vodafone and Qualcomm. Relocating to Bristol in 2011, Claire broadened her creative communications skills further, joining a digital agency as an Account Manager responsible for delivering online products, marketing collateral and websites for over 140 Law Firms. It was Claire’s unnerving ability to effectively juggle a multitude of projects that caught the eye of t&s when recruiting for a new world beating Account Manager in December 2012. They knew she had the ingredients to be a great team leader, but they had no idea how quickly and easily she would take up the mantle. Claire’s calm, precision and ‘make it happen’ philosophy is highly valued by both clients and her team.

What do you do all day?

On a typical day, I manage the day-to-day running of our client accounts – this could be anything from new creative briefs, event management, project management, client liaison to overall marketing strategy. I also manage the t&s Account Handling team who work as my account support.

What are you best at?

Making colleagues laugh – intentionally and non-intentionally. On a more serious note, most people would say organisation, hence the nickname ‘The Worganiser’. I like to think I am also a smile at the end of the phone and will help our clients wherever I can.I like the adrenaline of the day-to-day workload and also enjoy the creative briefing process and the pleasure of seeing a happy client at the end of a project (and hopefully during!).

And the real Claire?

I’m a crafty person (no, I don’t mean plotting evil plans) I like to make things and create and try different crafts. I also love music – I was once on my way to being a professional pianist but the wind changed course and here I am! I also love to change my hair colour on regular basis. I’m a hair rebel – why be normal?

Potential cat lady in the making

Working her way through the rainbow in hair dye

Drives a MINI

Scared of ghosts

darren hart

A true digital guru.

Darren started his digital life as a 4GL Green Screen Developer in the exciting worlds of tantalum capacitors and container shipping (your guess is as good as ours). When he was finally let out of the coding basement into the bright modern sunshine of the web, his skills led him to run development teams, managing some of the world’s busiest travel and luxury websites (South West Trains, East Midlands Trains, East Coast Mainline, SuperSeaCat, Orient Express Hotels & Luxury Avenue Shopping Mall). By the time Darren headed a digital department in Contract Publishing, his all-round skills meant he could apply his hand to pretty much everything from Accountancy to Zoos. Early in 2014, t&s went in search of a new digital guru to lead their ever-growing online offer. The job description listed a broad experience of apps, digital issues, websites, social media, advertising, competitions, email campaigns and content strategy. It was a wish list written in more hope than expectation, but in Darren t&s got the lot.

What do you do all day?

I’ll be working on ten things at once. Pitching at 9, writing specs at 10, coding at 11, Facebook campaigns at 12, sampling the best that Friska has to offer at lunch, then production at 2, buying overpriced coffee at 3, briefing at 4 and planning at 5.

What are you best at?

Defining solutions to a problem, and being able to explain that solution to developers in granular detail and clients in broad strokes.

 And the real Darren?

My passions outside of work? Torquay United, swimming vast distances outdoors, going to gigs and attempting insanely complex recipes.

Winner of multiple chilli cook-offs

Sometimes dreams in code

Never been defeated by a pizza

helen cameron

She loves a to-do list.

Helen graduated with First-Class Honours in English Language and Communication from Cardiff University in 2013. During her degree, she undertook eight placements (during summer and Christmas holidays) in PR, advertising and marketing, hoping to skill herself up for a career in these areas. Upon graduating in 2013, she secured a six-month graduate placement with Golley Slater Wales as an Advertising Account Executive, and later moved into their Media Buying and Planning department, staying with them for an additional six months. At this point, Helen moved client side, working with Eversheds LLP for a short stint, before relocating to Exeter, Devon. For the last two years, she has worked with the University of Exeter, co-ordinating and managing student and corporate facing events/forums. She later relocated to Bristol to pursue the career she started upon graduating… and poof, here she is!

What do you do all day?

Mainly talk to myself. It’s the only way I can make sense of what I am doing. Typical tasks involve picking up new requests from a range of clients, briefing projects into studio and liaising with media & print suppliers and ensuring that clients are happy with the end result. Alongside all of the above, I assist Nick - our Senior Account Executive, with the Inchcape Toyota and Lexus accounts, as well as additional clients within the team, as and when required.

What are you best at?

Buying dresses. I’m like a machine. I think that I am a good listener – to both what colleagues and clients need, and am very organised (to-do lists, calendar notifications, buying Christmas presents in August!).

And the real you?

I love to travel. My best trip has to be the month spent in New Zealand visiting both North and South Island. My recent trip to America comes in at a close second, where I visited 24 states in 32 days, making my way from LA to New York. Copenhagen, Denmark and Whistler, Canada is next on my wish list. In my spare time, I am usually found visiting family and friends, drinking the odd G&T (my all-time favourite drink), cycling with my boyfriend (a new found hobby) and watching live music. I like an adventure, and try to get a Ski trip in when I can.

Has a Jack Russell called Desmo

Owns 40+ dresses

Loves travelling

Did a 13’000ft New Zealand sky dive

lydia jeal

She means business.

Lydia finished school at Marlwood in June 2016, and from then until August, anxiously awaited her GCSE results! In November, she started her very first job as a Receptionist for Bristol Audi, working extra hours during the summer until she discovered her results. These results confirmed that she was able to join t&s creative communications as a Trainee Account Co-ordinator, in addition to studying business at college.

What do you do all day?

On a day-to-day basis, I provide help to the account handling team, working on proof reading, checking briefs and making sure that everything runs smoothly for the client.

What are you best at?

Chatting! Once I get to know you, I will chat forever! I also think I am a good listener, who is very organised – everything always has to be neat and tidy!

And the real you?

Chilling out, sleeping or watching TV. I love to just chill, but I also love a trip away to the Alps. In my world, there is nothing better than being at the top of a snowy mountain in the winter months, with a pair of skis on my feet! In the summer, however, there has to be a trip abroad with plenty of time spent on the beach. I just love holidays! I’m also great at online shopping and always end up on my phone ordering anything from clothes to shoes... and bags. Well, anything really!

Dreams of being on holiday 24/7

Adores a good brew

Owns 100+ nail varnishes

Loves Skiing

jade smith

Practically Perfect (Digital) Production.

Jade started her first job at Castle Combe Racetrack when she was 14, and admits that the 5am starts were a bit of a killer! After this, and during her time at sixth form studying Art & Design (where she obtained full marks and earned a double Distinction), Jade worked at Argos & TK Maxx. Shortly after beginning full-time work, she decided retail wasn’t for her, and instead started an apprenticeship where she could learn a new industry and excel in an area that she enjoyed. This was when Jade stumbled across Digital Marketing and began a placement at her previous company as a Newsdesk Co-ordinator, progressing to Digital Marketing Executive. Whilst there, she obtained a Level 2 & 3 in Customer Services, plus a Beginner and Advanced Diploma in Digital Marketing via Shaw Academy (Distinction in both). Jade’s been in the industry for just over three years now, and has worked closely with a range of clients and industries, spending a year managing all email marketing for over 30 clients, and the other two working on content creation, website management, social media, artwork creation, SEO and many other areas. When asked about the future, Jade states: “I’ve learned so much already and look forward to progressing this knowledge even further!”

What do you do all day?

I work closely with the rest of the Digital Team and most of my day is spent managing and creating content for websites, which can range from a specific section to entirely new web pages. I’ll also be getting involved in some email campaign creations and social media management, while looking into PPC advertising too.

What are you best at?

I have an eye for detail and can be a bit of a perfectionist. I always try to go above and beyond the expectations, and enjoy working on website page layouts and the creation of email campaigns. I’d like to think of myself as quite creative and always try to keep the customer in mind, as well as the client, to create the best possible outcome.

And the real you?

I try to keep in touch with my artistic side, but also love to chill out and watch TV series and films. I always enjoy going out for food; one of my favourites has to be TGI Fridays!

Is double jointed

Had eye surgery

Hates spiders

Loves frogs and rabbits

Chris Ames

Digital Designer / Developer

Jane Roberts

Assistant Accountant

David Sanins

Designer

Ed Follis

Production Lead

Ryan Peters

Junior Designer

chris ames

There might be a better way to do it!

At heart, Chris is a Designer first, Developer second. He's passionate about design, which he believes is a combination of good aesthetics and intuitive functionality. In order to understand this more, he has self-taught certain aspects of front and back-end development, to help improve his all round game and deliver a more satisfying end-user experience. Having spent the last 15 years gaining invaluable experience and know-how working on a multitude of web projects in agencies and as an accomplished freelancer, Chris is a rare breed who thrives in getting to grips with all facets of a web projects. It’s this desire to tackle projects more efficiently, that has resulted in a tried and trusted web expert and is what ultimately led Chris to the t&s door in 2014. As our very own Web Designer and Developer, Chris is responsible for turning a client’s web ideals into a working reality and resounding success.

What do you do all day?

My typical working day at t&s involves a wide variety of task spanning, from designing promotional banners and building back and front-end functionality for websites, to designing and building email marketing campaigns. The speed of turnaround largely depends on how many cups of coffee I have.

What are you best at?

My passion lies with good functional design and that’s something I aim for in all my work. I would say that this has influenced my skills in front-end development, more so than anything else, but I enjoy nothing more than creating a brand new design whether it’s for web or print.

And the real Chris?

Outside of work, my time is dedicated to staying healthy by training every evening and trying to ‘eat clean’ to aid my performance. At the weekend, I usually break free from this regime and get stuck in to a calorific burger and a few pints with my mates.

Lifts twice his own bodyweight

Sleeps on a bed of nails

Likes chicken

Builds Interwebs

jane roberts

Brian’s Right-Hand (Wo)Man.

Jane’s early career was highly versatile, varying from banking to customer service based positions. She suddenly had a more personal challenge to submerge herself in – the joy of parenthood, which she juggled alongside owning and running her own shop, cleaning, and working in customer service. 18 years along the line, Jane decided it was time for a big change – which leads nicely on to her joining the team at t&s. Currently re-training as an accountant and studying AAT Accountancy at college (having completed AAT Level 2), Jane is working towards AAT Level 3 at the moment and moving onto Level 4 in September 2016.

What do you do all day?

My average working day involves processing sales and purchase invoices, chasing late payments, reconciling the bank account, processing payments through the bank and finally, processing receipts on our accounting system.

What are you best at?

I am best at organising and live by the famous saying - ‘there’s a place for everything and everything should be in its place!’. Besides this, I am best at being Brian’s assistant and closing my ears when he shouts if the figures don’t add up to the last penny…

And the real Jane?

I really enjoy running - I’m a member of a running club but the truth is, I mostly do this for the benefits a.k.a. lots of coffee and cake... another passion of mine! I also enjoy ‘holidaying' and try to fit in at least 2 foreign holidays a year – my ultimate blissful place is on holiday, scuba diving in the warm water with beautiful fish and corals surrounding me (far from the miserable British weather!).

Enjoys drinking coffee/eating cake

Loves holidays

Running club member

Loves scuba diving

david sanins

A sharp eye for design.

Over a 10 year career in the Graphics Design industry, David has acquired a breadth of experience – in both freelance and in-house marketing. With plenty of design expertise, he adds a fresh perspective to our creative projects and offers a helping hand in the digital department when visual advice is required, as well as being an asset to the production team.

What do you do all day?

I work on the production team, making sure everything that leaves the studio is the best we can achieve design wise, while adhering to the guidelines of our clients.

What do you do best?

Not to sound cliché… but I try to be the best at everything I can do. I work to three principles; being organised, approachable and dependable. All of this comes from the experience I have gained through working with some extremely talented people. It also stems from the broad range of clients and disciplines I have worked on including oil and gas, automotive, I.T and technology, pharmaceutical, leisure, food and drink, film and TV.

Passion(s) outside of work.

I have run 4 half marathons, 1hr 47 minutes is my fastest time (which I’m very proud of!). Besides this, I’m a total car nut - I love anything with four wheels.

Owner of two cats

Runs faster than the speed of light

Loves anything old and vintage

ed follis

Ready, set, production...

Having graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Video and Media Production in 2009, Ed spent the next three years following his creative instincts working as a Freelancer in a number of video production and design posts. Certainly not someone who lacked variety in his earlier career, Ed explored a diverse range of communication projects including Video Producer, Camera Operator, Graphic Designer and Phone App Creator. But it was Graphic Design that ultimately held Ed’s eye and career ambitions. In 2011, Ed decided Advertising Communications was where his future lay and joined t&s as a Junior Designer. Like with most challenges, Ed adapts very quickly and his creative talents soon elevated him to a fully-fledged Designer responsible for a large proportion of the studios day-to-day design output. Not content with this role, Ed has recently been promoted to Production Lead, taking on the responsibility of traffic managing all of the studio production workflow.

What do you do all day?

I co-manage the daily design turnaround of the agency and add support to creative campaigns as and when required. All of which whilst avoiding making caffeine based beverages. The main question which arises throughout the day is usually ‘can you put something back into visuals for me?’

What are you best at?

Problem solving, quick turnaround jobs, organising studio, front and backend, being ‘a star’. Conceptualising something new and different, and seeing it through to completion - very satisfying.

And the real Ed?

Walking my dog, video games, film (both critiquing and making), gin and red wine consumption, going kayaking along the Dorset coast. Model painting, comic book collecting and reading.

Is the Batman

Part-time Filmmaker

Willingly jumped out of a perfectly good plane

ryan peters

There’s never a ‘dress-down Friday’ when Peters is around.

Mostly associated by the name Peters, because there are far too many Ryans around this place, this bearded gent doesn’t know the definition of the word 'casual'. By this, we mean that he wears a shirt and smart trousers every day and puts us all to shame with his smart attire – one day he might wear a t-shirt! On a more serious note, Peters is a welcome addition to the creative t&s team – with a varied work history to date. From customer service to warehousing, often delving into the Graphics Design industry, he’s finally established himself in a design role that challenges him and shows off his talents. He’s even informed us that he’s extremely glad to have been given a real shot at a design role with t&s.

What do you do all day?

As an Intern, I’m constantly learning new things and everyday brings new challenges. A typical day normally consists of getting stuck into whatever projects I can in the Studio and supporting the rest of team wherever I can.

What are you best at?

Creative projects, playing guitar and performing.

Passion(s) outside of work.

My main passion outside of work is music. I enjoy playing the guitar in a band, where I spend the majority of my time writing, recording music and gigging around Bristol. I’m also interested in fitness, Sci-fi movies and virtual reality.

Owns too many guitars

Back To The Future fanatic

Jade Thomas

Digital Developer

Sindija Svipsta

Social Media Manager

Sam Clark

Business Development Executive

jade thomas

The Welsh tech-savvy one.

All great careers start somewhere and Jade’s started as a Store Associate in BHS in 2010, while simultaneously studying for her A Levels. The following year, Jade left the demanding world of retail to follow her creative calling of Web Development at University, in Swansea. Three years later, Jade graduated from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea with a first class honours. And never wanting to miss out on raw and hungry talent, t&s leapt at the chance to take Jade under their wings as their Digital Intern in November 2014. Neither of us has looked back since.

What do you do all day?

Coding HTML emails, usually for Inchcape Toyota, Lexus, Cooper MINI and BMW and Audi. Once an email has been built, I upload it to our despatch system and schedule the campaign to be sent at the optimum time. In between, I work on small web projects and research email best practices or WordPress techniques.

What are you best at?

I build HTML emails almost on a daily basis and, as a result, have learned a number of techniques to ensure that they appear consistent across multiple formats.

Passion(s) outside of work.

I love TV series boxsets such as Person of Interest, Fringe, The Black List and Once Upon a Time. I also love listening to music, modern country in particular.

The evil twin (apparently)

Head-butted a lamppost (and lost)

Scared of stairs

sindija svipsta

The social whizz.

Bristol based late night bar - Lola Lo - didn't know what hit them when they employed the social media savvy Sindija Svipsta as their Sales and Marketing Manager. Managing social media platforms and their website, Sindija also delved into venue promotion, the organisation of nights out for locals and visitors, while networking with local businesses and supervising the team. Sindija then decided it was time for a change, and moved from the freedom of nightclub promotion to the social media management of automotive marketing, a task that Sindija has grasped from the very first day.

What do you do all day?

Looking after social media platforms, reporting and learning new things every single day as part of the digital team.

What are you best at?

Social media management and networking.

Passion(s) outside of work.

Travelling. After recently moving to the UK, I enjoy going home when possible, but I am also on a mission to see as much of the world as I can.

Loves cheese

12 years of horse riding experience

Afraid of spiders

sam clark

Brace yourself... she’s after your business!

Like so many before, Sam’s journey into the world of marketing is rich in variety. Starting at Hjellegjerde (a Norwegian furniture company), Sam spent four valuable years getting under the skin of retail, experiencing everything from in-store marketing to customer services. Ever eager to broaden her horizons, Sam managed some serious juggling with her work-life balance to take a Business Studies with Marketing degree at UWE, and duly graduated with a 2:1. If that wasn’t enough, Sam won the ‘Futures Award’ and held the post of PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) Leader and Student Ambassador, responsible for developing and promoting the University’s new learning centre. And as a breather in the Summer break, it was off to Florida to gain yet more experience, working for a little Mickey Mouse company – helping to bring the magic to expectant diners at Walt Disney World. But exploring new opportunities didn’t stop in the Magic Kingdom. During her final-year research studies at university, Sam identified an opportunity for an online lifestyle magazine, and in typical Sam fashion, ‘Anything Goes’ lifestyle magazine was born – it still thrives today under her stewardship! Of course, any new venture takes time to grow, and the ever-resourceful Sam was funding her vision (and keeping food on the table) with a second job being the top advertising sales person for Mum’s Diary Magazine. No surprise then that when Sam came to the attention of t&s, this was exactly the drive and ‘I’ll find a way’ attitude we required in our Business Development team. Sam now leads our new business prospecting with the same gusto that she has applied throughout her working life. Great news for us, but watch out those prospects who aren’t interested in what she has to say.

What do you do all day?

I manage the prospect database – adding information established in contact, creating new client profiles and improving its functionality. I also research prospective clients and the ways in which t&s can further an organisation’s goals and aspirations. Not forgetting, liaising with potential clients to ensure our information is as up-to-date as it can be, scheduling meetings with prospective clients and generally making myself available to help with their needs. What do you do best? I’m all about communication. I like to build a good rapport with people I speak to, and enjoy identifying new and mutually beneficial opportunities. But it’s all nothing without great organisation!

And the real Sam?

I’m Disney mad – I have been to three of the six parks and own lots of Disney movies/memorabilia (especially mugs!). I’m always thinking about new travel adventures; America has been a little obsession of mine for the last three years, whilst I thoroughly enjoy gigs, concerts and festivals – with over 50 experiences to note, off the top of my head! It goes without saying that I love to kick back and relax – I’m really into the Big Bang Theory at the moment, with an obsession for American comedy series’ in general, including, but not limited to: Friends, Gilmore Girls, Family Guy & Two and a Half Men. Besides all of the above, I like reading, shopping and spending time at home with my boyfriend and two cats, who are appropriately named after Disney characters...

Enjoys new adventures

Owns 2 feline Disney princesses (cats)

Loves Disney

Regular gig/festival attendee

Get in touch!

Phone: 0117 315 5118
Email: hello@tandsadvertising.co.uk

Address
t&s creative communications,
the set,
bath road studios,
470 bath road,
arnos vale,
bristol bs4 3hg