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Owners/board of directors:

 

Nick Ramshaw Expand biography

Managing Director

Nick is an industry heavyweight with over 20 years experience working in leading brand and design agencies in London, Edinburgh and Leeds. Throughout his career he has built-up a broad skill-set, operating as a highly effective client manager, a successful business developer and an experienced managing director. Career clients have ranged from Lloyds TSB to Glenmorangie, Original Source to Eureka, and UK Trade & Investment to Silverstone.

As MD, Nick is responsible for the strategic direction of Thompson Brand Partners, the day-to-day management of the business, client relationships, strategic brand input, marketing and business development. He also finds time to be the President of the Design Business Association, helping to raise the profile of design and branding within the business community, and a director of Leeds Media. His other passions are his family, film, photography, literature and travel.

 

Ian Thompson Expand biography

Creative Director

Ian is our founder and he’s accumulated over 20 years’ experience in a broad range of sectors. Originally focussing on internal comms and consumer loyalty, he worked with Barclays, National Australia Bank Group, Arcadia Group, Debenhams and Boots. Later, he developed a particular understanding of the public sector, and has worked for the NHS, The Department of Health, English Partnerships and Yorkshire Forward. Ian has also been responsible for brand roll-outs for global healthcare company Smith and Nephew and furniture group Symphony.

Ian’s passion for the arts lead him to a seat on the board of Metal, a major Arts company headed up by Jude Kelly OBE. He has also spearheaded re-brands for West Yorkshire Playhouse, Watford Palace Theatre, Northern Ballet Theatre and Phoenix Dance Theatre. Ian also played a role in the 2012 London Olympic bid, developing the proposition literature for the Culture and Education section.

Other key people in the agency:

 

Liz Calvert Expand biography

Account Manager

Liz has been with Thompson over 8 years and brought with her a wealth of industry experience. Having worked directly with Paramount Group of Hotels for over 6 years, then working for a further 2 years for Q Hotels she directed all aspects of the accounts providing alternative routes to market and ensuring return of investment within given budget restraints.

Liz has significant experience of both the public and private sector, heading up successful projects for clients such as Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission, NHS Direct, NHS Sheffield PCT, Yorkshire Forward, National Railway Museum, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Teva UK.

 

Rachel Cook

Account Manager

New business contact:

 

Nick Ramshaw Expand biography

Managing Director

Nick is an industry heavyweight with over 20 years experience working in leading brand and design agencies in London, Edinburgh and Leeds. Throughout his career he has built-up a broad skill-set, operating as a highly effective client manager, a successful business developer and an experienced managing director. Career clients have ranged from Lloyds TSB to Glenmorangie, Original Source to Eureka, and UK Trade & Investment to Silverstone.

As MD, Nick is responsible for the strategic direction of Thompson Brand Partners, the day-to-day management of the business, client relationships, strategic brand input, marketing and business development. He also finds time to be the President of the Design Business Association, helping to raise the profile of design and branding within the business community, and a director of Leeds Media. His other passions are his family, film, photography, literature and travel.