the smart resource network

smart resource is a network of experienced, independent consultants who collaborate to create marketing and communications support for clients across the UK and Europe. Support services include brand strategy, digital media, public affairs, communications coaching, corporate responsibility and marketing procurement.

smart resource can offer services to companies often precluded from hiring external support during periods of flux, change or growth due to the cost of financing the large overhead of most consulting companies. The group’s aim is to produce the highest possible quality of work with dedicated, senior people focusing on specific business needs. Clients can hire one person, or a ‘virtual team’ depending on their requirements at the time. 

In hiring smart resource consultants, clients can be assured that the experienced people who win their business, work on their business.



  • "Claire undertook a brand development process for Sift, working with internal and external stakeholders, which for the first time constructed a single Sift brand proposition – a really valuable exercise."
    Ben Heald - CEOSiftSift
  • "I have worked with Tina now for over 10 years and she has always delivered – from great strategic advice to brilliant rates. I can't recommend her enough."
    Kristof Fahey - Brand & Marketing DirectorWilliam HillWilliam Hill
  • "James identified significant savings and innovations to make our media budgets achieve more bang per buck, and we aim to use the format for next year's planning."
    Ken Wright, DirectorThe Value EngineersThe Value Engineers
  • "Tessa is great. Her sessions are insightful, challenging and fun. She is the presentation coach I recommend most."
    Peter Duffy - Marketing DirectorEasyJetEasyJet
  • "Claire guided us through our strategic planning programme over a period of two years. In that time, we counted on her expertise in brand building, internal communications and event management. The smart resource network kept us focused on our long-term goals and, importantly, we really enjoy working with their consultants."
    Mark Anderson - COOHamptonsHamptons
  • "Lizzie ran a fantastic workshop, and the team got to a great place. I know a huge amount of work went in the preparation, and Lizzie's facilitation was outstanding."
    Anne Perkins - Head of Insight & Central MarketingHeinzHeinz
  • "Juliet is one of the hardest working women in the UK's digital marketing business - she has an unrivalled and infectious personality, breadth of knowledge and relentless professionalism. Her networking skills know no bounds and there's no one worth knowing in this space she doesn't know."
    Nick Corston - Business Development DirectorThe Team Brand CommunicationsThe Team Brand Communications
  • "Claire's problem-solving approach to our brand identity review delivered a seamless internal communications solution to over 20 regional offices around the USA."
    Michelle Glover - VP CommunicationsCallismaCallisma
  • "Paul played an important part in the development of Marchwood Power and through to its commercial operation, a period of six years. At all times, Paul provided valuable PR advice on the many issues which arose throughout the early years of the company."
    Richard Holman - Station ManagerMarchwood PowerMarchwood Power
  • "Lizze is amazing, if you want to be more self-aware, audience-aware and overall much more effective when presenting..."
    Ben Spencer - Brand DirectorEverything EverywhereEverything Everywhere
  • "Working with Terry was a massive relief after some costly false starts elsewhere. Communication throughout has been easy and enjoyable as he is a gentleman as much as a professional. I continually recommend him to others."
    Guy Harris - OwnerDisabledGearDisabledGear
  • "Tina provided great market insight and benchmarking and analysis across a range of categories such as media, advertising, publications and production. We delivered great results together and I hope our paths cross again"
    Craig Inglis - Marketing DirectorJohn Lewis PartnershipJohn Lewis Partnership
  • "Since I have been working with Jo, I have been more efficient with my time and more effective with my colleagues. I have realised that it is the only time I get to think about the issues affecting me and about the business as a whole and it is precious."
    Managing Partner, Professional Service Firm
  • "Paul has been a trusted advisor and member of our team. Not only has he delivered great results for MCT in the press, he has helped us build bridges and influence thinking in Westminster and Whitehall, as well as strengthen our reputation within the energy sector."
    Martin Wright - Former MDMarine Current TurbinesMarine Current Turbines
  • "We have completely outsourced everything to do with our energy to James and he has saved us a stack of cash and allowed us to concentrate on what we do best without having to waste time talking to energy suppliers."
    Clive Smalley - FDDuet Asset ManagementDuet Asset Management
  • "Lizzie helped us achieve so much as a team and I'm certain it is the start of something very special for Cognita."
    Sharon Frost - Human Resources DirectorCognitaCognita
  • "Claire brought a new level of cohesion and direction to our business; the tailored offsite planning sessions rejuvenated the management team and continue to add value."
    Jennifer Chapin - Founder and Executive VPUSAOpolyUSAOpoly
  • "We engaged Paul and his colleagues because they had a clear understanding of the space and market in which we operate, and demonstrated their ability to provide constructive consultancy."
    Ainslie MacLeod - PR ManagerCarbon TrustCarbon Trust