About Us

A creative advertising and marketing agency based in Media City focused on vision, product and people. We like to work with companies that make life better.

Brands that help people improve their health, nurture their wellbeing or enjoy more of the simple pleasures in life. What our clients have in common is a desire to do more than just sell.

Their purpose is to make a genuine difference to the consumers of their products and services. Ours is to help them achieve it.

Our Culture

For a marketing agency focused on health, well-being and vitality we definitely practise what we preach.

We often run health-focused challenges and events to get us all moving, whether it’s a charity run or supporting someone’s personal goal. We also think life’s too short to be chained to the office.

That’s why we’ve banned lunch at desks, organise lunchtime walks and have introduced flexi-time to help our team work around family commitments.

Our People

Mark Bottomley

Creative/Managing Director

Mark leads both the creative and strategic direction of the agency. Whether he’s solving problems or shredding the slopes he likes to think off-piste.

Ian McKay

Digital Director and Founder

Ian is one of our original founding members. He’s been part of plenty of pioneering adventures during his digital career including reaching Everest basecamp.

Elaine Lowe

Finance Manager

Elaine balances the budgets and keeps our timesheets in check. She’s as comfortable counting the acorns as she is at photographing squirrels.

James Kay

Client Services Director

James likes to keep our clients in the picture. In the small pockets of time he’s not looking after the kids, he can be found in the garden or out on the motorbike.

Clare Briscall

Planning Director

Clare enjoys using market research in non-conventional ways to find those golden nuggets that create innovative strategies. When she's not busy digging, she's planning her next big walk.

Alesia Harrison

Account Manager

Stuart Simpson

Assistant Creative Director

Stuart is an exceptional designer with a love of typography and an eye for detail. He’s always on the run and never far from his next marathon.

Mital Daya

Senior Art Director

Mital is our creative wizard with the brains, courage and heart to challenge conventions. He owns a vast collection of pop-up books which help him conjure up the magic at the Foundry.

Kate Booth

Art Director

Kate is an accomplished art director and our social media queen. With two little terrors to tire out on walks she needs to keep her gin cabinet fully stocked.

Tracey Elliott

Production Manager

Tracey is our typesetting expert who makes sure every job is finished to perfection. She’s also a talented artist who loves to paint in her spare time.

Vicky Green

Copy Writer

Vicky is an experienced conceptual copywriter with a background in retail and healthcare. She likes taking part in charity runs then putting her feet up at the spa.

Kevin Lees

Digital Czar

Kev L is an experienced web developer and technical trouble-shooter. He likes going for walks with his little boy, running and cycling to work.

Kevin O'Driscoll


Kev O is a proficient back-end developer with many years of industry experience. Outside work, he enjoys spending quality time with his grandchildren.