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Meet The Team

Meet the Marketing Team at Staunton Rook, dedicated to providing attractive marketing that works.


Meet The Team

Meet the Marketing Team at Staunton Rook, dedicated to providing attractive marketing that works.

Meet the hard-working marketing team at Staunton Rook! A powerhouse composed of experienced professionals, these marketers are well-versed in all aspects of content creation and developing brand identity. Whether it’s coming up with innovative strategies to reach customers or creating creative digital campaigns, they always strive to make sure the brand stands out and is instantly recognisable. 

From problem solving to producing marketing materials and graphics, the team works together on projects with a shared goal of success. Put together their design acumen, proven marketing methods, strategic leadership visions, and relentless enthusiasm and you have the perfect platform for a successful campaign. Meet the Staunton Rook marketing team – your key to success.

Stewart Thompson

Managing Director

Stewart founded Staunton Rook in 2004, with over 45 years’ experience he spent his formative years in Direct Marketing which he is still passionate about because most of the results are measurable.

His passion has always been to under promise and over deliver which appears to have worked well for him as over 80% of the companies turnover is repeat business. 

Stewart has a keen interest in classic cars and is the proud owner of a Morgan Roadster, when he is not tinkering with it he loves to take it for a trip through the British countryside.

Rachael Battersby


With 20 years marketing experience along with a Postgraduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Rachael is the driving force behind the Creative and Account Management team.

She has an excellent track record for developing client marketing strategies, ensuring the smooth delivery of projects and exceeding customer expectations.

Rachael has two children Hugo and Darcey, away from work she enjoys spending time with her family including their dog Hudson, travelling and enjoying good food and wine whilst socialising with friends.

Mark Roberts


Mark heads up our design studio and has over 25 years’ experience in the design industry and is multi-disciplined in both online and offline marketing.

Mark will oversee the design aspects of your project ensuring your brand guidelines and consistency are always adhered to.

Away from the studio, you will find Mark obsessing over the latest vinyl releases, in seat E6 at his local Odeon or by the bar in the Manchester Academy.

Archie Thompson


Archie plays a valuable role at Staunton Rook by working at the front end of our business handling all new client relations and on-boarding and developing connections which go on to form the foundation of our ongoing future client relationships.

Archie has significant experience in hospitality management as well as being fully versed in all aspects of marketing such as product development, digital marketing and event management.

In his spare time, Archie enjoys walking his Dachshunds, Maple and Dexter as well as volunteering his time helping local businesses understand the impact and importance of digital marketing.

Karen Fletcher


Karen forms an integral part of the Account Management team; with several years of experience in customer relationship roles, she takes pride in building excellent working relationships with clients.

Karen also takes pride in ensuring seamless delivery of a variety of tasks including proofreading, social media, studio liaison and researching new ideas for client campaigns.

Outside of Staunton Rook, Karen is a busy mum of two and can be found planning the family’s next trip away, be it sun, ski, or caravanning.

Emily Jacob


Emily is part of the Account Management team, bringing with her 7 years of experience in marketing. She oversees all things digital including digital campaigns, social media, emails and content.   

She will always go the extra mile to ensure the seamless delivery of projects for all clients. 

Emily loves nothing better than listening to music and attending gigs and festivals outside of work. Other hobbies include baking, reading and going for long walks with her partner and her Cocker Spaniel, Penny. She is also a bit of a geek when it comes to anything Harry Potter related. 

Erin Sweet


Erin is a seasoned professional with over 8 years of experience in the fields of photography, image retouching, and artwork creation. As an integral member of our Studio Team, Erin brings a wealth of creativity, technical expertise, and a keen eye for detail to every project she undertakes.

Erin has established herself as a versatile photographer with a portfolio that boasts a wide range of subjects, from product photography to vibrant lifestyle shots. Her post-production skills adds the finishing touches that elevate ordinary images to extraordinary works of art, ensuring that each project meets the highest professional standards.

Outside of the studio, Erin loves to experience live entertainment and can often be found immersing herself in the worlds of music and comedy at various gigs and events.

Sam Pinion


A skilled web developer Sam has a passion for creating innovative digital experiences. His technical expertise and creative vision enable him to craft beautiful and user-friendly websites.

When he is not busy coding, he enjoys playing hockey, embracing the thrill of competition and camaraderie with his teammates.

Sam is also an avid fan of cars and Formula 1 racing, and loves nothing more than getting behind the wheel or tuning in to watch the latest race.

James Battersby


Meet James, our Exhibition Coordinator. His background as a time served maintenance engineer means he is perfectly placed to coordinate and manage the delivery and build of our exhibitions – ensuring that each one is delivered on time and to spec no matter the location. Alongside technical competence, James also brings dedication and enthusiasm every day so that each event meets our exacting standards.

Away from work James is a bit of a fixer and loves a good project, he also enjoys playing tennis, spending time with his family, good food and is partial to a nice glass of red.

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