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Our Staff

Your marketing team includes researchers, copywriters, marketers, designers, technicians & photographers

The Mackman Group incorporates a team of marketing specialists who can operate independently, depending upon the needs of the client, or as one to provide a blended and comprehensive service. We act as an extension of your company, providing a complete range of marketing services executed with the responsiveness and professionalism you would expect from an internal department.

Abi Mackman

Abi Mackman – Researcher, PR

Abi joined the Mackman Group following a move from London to Essex. She specialises in data collection and presentation of results for research projects.  She is also an important part of the event management and public relations team.  Abi has outstanding organisational skills that have proved invaluable in numerous projects.  She is a  great communicator and has established strong relationships with many members of the regional press and media. Abi lives in Earls Colne, Essex.


Amanda Ansell

Amanda Ansell – Research

Amanda is a senior figure within our research team and has an up to date enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check in place for social research projects.  She specialises in satisfaction surveys and social research, with particular strengths in data collection and data analysis.  Amanda’s broad and varied role also includes quality control and maintaining excellent levels of customer service. She is currently working on the achievement of ISO20252, a specialist research company quality standard.  Amanda is an established Suffolk artist and her work has been included in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.  Amanda lives in Sudbury, Suffolk.


Angela Balaam

Angela Balaam – Senior Graphic Designer

Angela joined the graphic design team with an impressive portfolio of graphic design work Angela specialises in branding, leaflets, flyers, brochures, magazines and any print based media.  More recently she has comfortably developed complementary skills in website design.  Her role includes maintaining excellent customer service and managing supplier relationships as an important part of the supply chain.  Her project management skills have proved to be invaluable in the busy design studio.


Adam Chamberlin

Adam Chamberlin

Adam joined the Mackman Group in May 2013 as a web developer. Adam has many years of experience in IT and web development across a number of different industries – from plastics to logistics. Before embarking on a professional IT career Adam taught himself how to programme computers and even built his own computer. This insightful knowledge, built up over many years, has given him an easily understood style of explaining and presenting IT projects to clients and colleagues.


Bruce Burgoyne

Bruce Burgoyne – Creative Lead

Bruce is a highly experienced graphic designer who has also previously taught graphic design at a leading Colchester college.  Bruce specialises in branding, flyers, leaflets, packaging, brochures, websites and online technologies.  He also has a very keen eye for photography and an impressive photographic portfolio to complement his extensive graphic design work.  His key strengths are his experience and creative flare for original and outstanding graphic design.  Bruce lives in Colchester, Essex.


Gemma Mackman

Gemma Mackman – Research Director

As one of the founding member of the Mackman Group, Gemma heads up our research team. She has a broad background that has contributed to her all-round expertise in research. Gemma studies at the University of Essex in Colchester where she gained her appreciation and knowledge of diverse research methodologies and continues with a PHD in progress. Her key strengths are in social research and, in particular, interviewing high demand respondents. Gemma lives in Sudbury, Suffolk.


Hannah Marshalsay

Hannah Marshallsay – Client Lead

Hannah joined Mackman to support the growing provision of our strategic marketing services. Coming to us from working with, Hannah is a customer engagement specialist, with in depth expertise of  developing customer growth strategies within the digital field . Having also worked closely alongside, and for, creative agencies, Hannah has the experience needed to support clients in the growth of their business by providing innovative, integrated marketing solutions.


James Royce

James Royce – Digital Lead

James is a specialist in IT hardware and software development.  With years of experience in the IT and programming field, James’ knowledge is vast but his plain speaking makes for an IT translation that can easily be digested by our clients.  James’ strengths are in project management, programming and on-line technologies.  With a background in financial software development he specialises in integrating our websites and on-line solutions with back office systems.  He lives in Colchester, Essex.


Merv Royce

Merv Royce – Financial Controller

His attention for detail and consistency make Merv an excellent book-keeper and credit controller.  Importantly Merv ensures that all suppliers are paid within terms in line with our company policy.  In addition to his role as Financial Controller Merv is involved in Project management ensuring that timings and budgets are met.  Merv lives in Colchester, Essex.


Michael Balls

Michael Balls – Operations

Michael Balls joined Mackman having successfully completed an eight week work placement programme set up through The Bridge Project, a local charity in Sudbury. The Bridge Project exists to assist disadvantaged adults within the community where everybody is treated fairly, with dignity and respect. Michael has flourished at Mackman, and now contributes to the ongoing Operations for the business.



Natasha Clarke – Communications Officer

Originally from Sudbury Suffolk, Natasha was born in Singapore. She finished school in Asia and moved to London for a year to study Fine Art. She has now graduated with a degree in Marketing and Advertising Management from Leeds Metropolitan University. Now living in Sudbury, in her spare time Natasha enjoys investigating the latest art exhibitions, attending local gigs and running along the River Stour.


Patrick Parker

Patrick Parker – Technician

Patrick Parker joined Mackman having successfully completed an eight week work placement programme set up through The Bridge Project, a local charity in Sudbury. The Bridge Project exists to assist disadvantaged adults within the community where everybody is treated fairly, with dignity and respect. Patrick works in our technical department and supports members of the Mackman team with their administration.


Paul Mackman

Paul Mackman – Business Development Director

As a founding member of the Mackman Group Paul has a passion for business development.  He specialises in strategic and operational research, and marketing.  Paul has a broad business background in marketing and operations that enables him to deliver marketing strategies that are considered and realistic.  A Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Chartered Marketer, Paul Chairs the Management Committee for the Essex branch of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.  Paul lives in Sudbury, Suffolk.


Suzanne Smith

Suzanne Smith – Graphic Designer

Suzanne studied graphic design at the University for Creative Arts in Epsom (which counts Zandra Rhodes, Tracey Emin and Karen Millen as Alumni), Suzanne has an unrivaled appetite for creativity. Her extensive experience ranges from illustration to packaging design, and is a key member of the design studio at Mackman. Suzanne lives in Sudbury, Suffolk.