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We do what we say.
We deliver bespoke marketing advice, services and strategy,
and bright campaigns with big thinking.
We get to know you. By partnering with you, we get straight to the heart of your business and design marketing that shapes your future.
We work with you, not just for you. When your team needs marketing expertise, our people work alongside yours, whenever you need.
Christine James
Head of Marketing and Communications, Cambridge Weight Plan

“We are very pleased with MAY’s support, creative work and enthusiasm. Nothing is too much trouble and they always bring a fresh eye to the project along with relevant research, backed up with their experience. The team are friendly and very personable and I would recommend this marketing agency to anyone who is looking for a fresh approach.”

Jan Docker
Managing Director, Shaws (Huddersfield) Ltd - purveyors of fine chutneys

May Marketing have played a valuable role in Shaws by integrating well with the internal team in response to a brief to research and develop a new brand.

They quickly understood what we were trying to achieve and with precise project management delivered excellent results within the timescales required.

They provided straight forward common sense advice and recommendations whilst also challenging to ensure alignment to the brief.

Rachel Panther
Business Support Director, Oxford Innovation

I just want to say thank you to the team at MAY marketing consultancy in Leicester for a fantastic website. The project management was a dream, the copy is spot on for our audience, the site is really engaging and looks great across all the different devices. We are very happy!

Sandra Lovelock
Owner and Company Secretary - ICON Ltd

“We have been working with MAY marketing agency to develop a marketing strategy for 12 months and beyond. Working with a small team from ICON MAY reviewed our complex software product and helped us define the sectors, trade events to target and the types of materials we should produce to deliver our marketing goals. They really understood what we were trying to achieve and their advice and training of team members has been invaluable to us, feeding into our overall growth plans. I can highly recommend MAY’s wealth of marketing consultancy experience and ability to work really collaboratively to achieve results.”

Rachel Helmn
Managing Director, Hum

The Team at MAY marketing agency are experts in all aspects of marketing consultancy and are a true reflection of their brand and values. MAY’s professional and creative approach to generating my brand positioning, marketing strategy and raising my profile was first class. Hum is already seeing the benefits. Thanks to MAY for developing such a strong marketing foundation for Hum.

Clare Evans
Product Marketing Manager Nominet UK

I have had the pleasure of working with MAY on a large-scale recruitment project for a pilot test of a new technology product. Nicola and her team have consistently added value to our project with strong insight into our target market and a flexibility that has exceeded any other agency I’ve worked with. The whole MAY marketing agency team work in a very collaborative way and have become an integral part of the project team, showing the same levels of passion and enthusiasm as internal team members. We couldn’t have achieved what we’ve achieved without the fabulous MAY marketing team.


Adam Colling
Head of Corporate Partnerships, Breakthrough Breast Cancer

The strategic mapping, project and stakeholder management were second to none, delivering significant financial return and awareness for a diverse range of stakeholders. Nicola’s energy, drive and charisma made for a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding partnership.

Neil Tomlinson
Founder, Aquapax

Nicola is relentless in her pursuit of excellence. Her high energy levels and focus means she always achieves the best results possible. Nicola asks insightful questions, which help me crystallise ideas in gestation. She’s also very easy to get along with and to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone considering a fresh, yet experienced, view.

Kirsty Colbourne
Head of Fashion and Home, Avon Cosmetics UK

MAY marketing consultancy understood exactly what we were asking for. You also put more thought into our business and considered other options, which have given us some further exciting possibilities we wouldn’t have thought about! The combination of time spent understanding the commercial realities of our business including the essential timelines we have to operate within, along with your fresh and creative thinking is a potent mix.

Des Kingsley
Managing Director, S&A Foods Ltd

Nicola and her colleagues have worked on various important strategic initiatives and events for us, including the development, planning and launch of a new brand. These were a huge success. May have also worked on a new innovation process, internal communications, coordinating a BBC filming session on site, overseeing PR activities, as well as developing and training our new Marketing Manager. Nicola’s leadership and proactive organisational skills are second-to-none and she has the ability to enthuse and motivate all those who work with her.

We Love
Delivering specialist marketing expertise. And thinking creatively to help your business grow


In these highly competitive sectors, our contacts and experience as a marketing agency make all the difference. Our standout launches for products and brands come from a strong commercial proposition, from identifying and approaching the right retail channels. We think creatively about how to offer you top marketing consultancy support.


Our food insight comes from passion and experience. We deliver marketing consultancy, category reviews, brand plans and presentations, food and drink innovation and market assessments. We’re always thinking of new ways to drive growth in the industry.



If you’re in direct selling you know what a unique business it is. With over 50 years combined experience working for and with direct selling businesses, our team get it. It’s different. We have proven marketing consultancy expertise and experience, plus we understand the need to work closely with your sales team. We are also proud to be a Supplier Member of the DSA.


Get a fresh view on how to market your business with our Mayke Over service. We’ll help you focus with proven returns, so even your daily marketing activities work to a clear strategy. The service is customised to suit your business, however it typically includes a number of face-to-face sessions with tangible initiatives delivered as part of a wider marketing programme. This robust marketing strategy is supported by an action plan with priorities to deliver real results.

Our Mayke Over Special is now only £1200, for a limited period.  Based on a Standard day rate value of approx. £2400. Saving your business £1200!


Marketing a new way. We deliver what you need, when you need, to the budget you have.

We’re different

We are comfortable knowing we don’t fit in with the rest of the marketing ‘agency’ world. We’ve worked in-house as marketers. We get it: the problems you face on a daily basis, the hassles and obstacles to overcome. We have solutions and have found a new way.

We Know People

Would your people benefit from marketing support and expertise? Our coaching and partnership means not only increased expertise and experience, but also confidence and development. We will put our people next to yours so they can learn what we know.

We Meet at Yours

With talented, experienced marketing managers available across the Midlands; we can also help with interim resource. It’s marketing that meets at your place.

Marketing Communications

Marketing communications messages, along with pricing and promotions, are essential to commercial success. We take a no-nonsense view on how to best deliver these to wow your customers.

Marketing Strategy

Our work on strategy and brand is designed to concentrate your resources, people and opportunities, for a competitive advantage that will last. We look at your business horizon to deliver sustainable sales and revenue.


Did your last campaign get under your customers’ skin? Getting results is a commitment to influencing people and their behaviour. May marketing campaigns are irresistible.

Consumer insight and research

Success comes from knowing what’s behind the scenes and insight into the minds of your consumers. We’ll give you a full colour picture with qualitative and quantitative insights.

Events and conferences

We offer marketing consultancy and manage events across the Midlands that make people sit up in their seats and walk out knowing what they need to do.

Design and print

Save time and money with our one-stop shop to print and digital design. From logo design to website creation, we do it all.

We Are

And we’ve been told we’re great to work with too!


about making a difference and delivering first class work


by acting as extension of your team and caring as much as you do


with how we work for you, with you and alongside you


and energetic in our approach because we love driving change

Great minds think differently

Our team is made up of specialists and generalists, offering a spectrum of skills and experience. We hire highly experienced, senior marketers who are talented and thoughtful.
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Nicola Denny
Managing Director

Nicola thinks big picture. With over 15 years of experience with multinationals, big brands in the beauty world and small to medium-sized companies in the food and drink arena, Nicola is commercial, insightful and passionate. She has experience across a number of channels including retail, B2B and B2C as well as in-depth knowledge of direct selling.

Susie Mitchell
Strategy and Client Service Director

Susie has over 15 years of experience building brands and developing marketing strategies. She combines marketing expertise with a knack for making brands stand out from the crowd. From blue chips to new start ups, she intuitively leads organisations to a commercial advantage. Somehow she also fits in running a book club, so ask her for the latest good read.

Steve Halton
Creative Director

Steve has over 20 years’ experience in the creative industry, working in-house and agency side across both B2B and B2C channels. When he’s not obsessing about everything creative you can find him spending time with his family and dreaming about one day restoring a classic 1966 split screen camper van.

Emma Shelley
Office Manager

From her experience managing events, Emma knows a thing or two about thinking and working imaginatively to tight deadlines.Managing people, projects and keeping everyone on track is a speciality too.That’s from when she owned her own business in interiors ( it’s also why we get her second opinion on furnishings ).

Toni Marie Kemal
Digital Manager

After long stints in New York and London, Toni couldn’t resist the pull of the countryside. Toni has vast experience managing digital and creative projects to tight deadlines, and her time as a Trend Forecaster means she can always be relied upon to keep us up to date with what’s hot and what’s not!

Olivia Holder
Social Media & Communications Executive

After graduating with a First in English, Olivia has gained experience writing for a whole range of brands, including some top household names in food, fashion and beauty. At under 5ft tall, what Olivia lacks in height she makes up for in creative flair and a good knack for storytelling.

Jo McConnell
PR Consultant

Jo has over 20 years of experience working within media and public relations for a variety of global B2B, consumer, and technology brands. Jo’s strong commercial sense of the marketplace is key to her success. She communicates with an experienced, strategic, creative, open-minded and honest approach to achieve exceptional results.

Tiffany Thomson
Account Executive

Fresh from graduating with a degree in Zoology, Tiffany swapped the animals for the team at MAY! Having joined on work experience her natural aptitude for marketing, love of social media and abundance of great ideas and energy has meant she never left. A real team player Tiffany is our resident expert on all things Disney.

Andrea Steel
Consumer Insights Specialist

Andrea’s international project management, qualitative research and product development experience complements her time with research agencies and consultancies. Andrea is a very well researched-researcher. Oh, did we mention this brainbox also has an honours degree in chemistry?

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Airfield Business Park
Leicester Road,
Market Harborough,
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