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Each pimento client and member is managed by one of our senior Partner Directors.

They are responsible for qualifying your brief and connecting you to our world of talent.

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Stephen Knight
Founder and Team Lead

A former Advertising Executive, Brand & Marketing Director and CMO with 30 years sales and marketing experience.

Stephen has held a variety of positions at major international agencies including Bates Dorland, Lowe Howard-Spink and WCRS. Five years with the Walt Disney Company latterly as Senior Vice-President of Marketing and Brand Management for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In 2003, he joined Creata, a global promotions agency, as their European MD where amongst other things he oversaw the McDonalds, Ferrari and Kellogg’s accounts.

Having worked successfully above and below the line, client and agency side, he felt it was time to do his own thing and founded Pimento in 2005, Europe’s largest virtual agency. From 2013-2016 Stephen extended his role at Pimento with interim contracts at SSE as Head of Brand, Marketing and CMO. Stephen is married with three children, and in addition to his responsibilities at Pimento he is a NED of Ebico, a non-for-profit energy company.

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Brett Norton
Partner Director

With 18 years of experience in marketing with a focus on the Travel and Hospitality Industry, Brett is a true Commercial Management professional -having successfully implemented commercial strategies and concepts into all areas of the Hospitality, Leisure and Travel Sectors.

Brett has held a variety of senior Revenue Management positions with Forte Hotels, De Vere Hotels and IHG before setting up his own consultancy in 2009.

Over the last nine years, Brett has led a significant number of projects or provided interim Commercial Management support for clients such as Saga Holidays, Celebrity Cruises, Travelodge, Jumeirah Hotels, Maybourne Hotels and Champneys Resorts.

Brett specialises in working alongside teams to analyse commercial drivers to ensure maximum returns. He thrives on getting results for his clients and agencies and enjoys nothing more than assisting businesses to outperform the competition.

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David Morley
Partner Director

David has spent over 30 years in the advertising and marketing industry. He has worked in several large agency groups including Bates Dorland and KMM, and he has amassed a wide range of international experience.

He has worked with Stephen for nearly a decade, and managed and lead a variety of Pimento projects including ship launches for Royal Caribbean’s largest cruise liners –Freedom & Liberty of the Seas. David was a Board Director of the Janspeed Group, a specialist automotive engineering company, responsible for Sales & Marketing.

In recent years, he has worked for a UK based Private Equity Fund with investments in Central Europe, and he has been the investors’ representative on the board of American Bistro Poland and Art Plast.

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Simon Oldfield
Partner Director

Simon has over 30 years experience as a client-side Marketing, Sales and General Management professional, working in a number of categories including Construction, Hotels and, predominantly, Automotive.

He has held Board-level positions at Mercedes-Benz UK and Vauxhall, as well as Senior Manager roles at Hilton and BMW UK. He understands the complexities of working and delivering in large multi-National, matrix organisations and in highly regulated business sectors.

As well as developing and delivering successful product and marketing communication strategies at BMW, Hilton, Mercedes-Benz and Vauxhall, Simon has had full P&L responsibility while running the UK Parts and Service Division of Mercedes-Benz. He has considerable experience of selling through an independent wholesale channel to both business and retail customers, and in developing digital and e-commerce solutions and creating friction-free customer experiences in multi-channel environments.

Simon has the ability to see both the ‘Big Picture’ of a business and how it needs to change to meet the challenges of tomorrow, and to get into the necessary detail of business processes, customer touch-points, data management and ROI. He is a firm believer in the mantra that ‘Communication is Everything and Everything Communicates’, and that effective businesses need alignment of their internal culture and external brand promise.

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Patrick Woods
Pimento Fuse Partner Director

Paddy has spent over 20 years in the advertising and marketing industry covering a wide variety of roles. He has worked across agencies, clients, intermediaries and trade associations building in depth knowledge and insight into the industry both from a marketing and a procurement perspective.

He has delivered national advertising campaigns for NHS, MoD and DfE, developed the customer journey for British Gas Smart Meters, and advised clients like Coca Cola, Bacardi, Molson Coors, Unilever and Skoda in building better agency relationships. In the last seven years, he has worked with networked and independent agencies to build their marketing and new business capability, both in the UK and globally, successfully delivering growth and new client opportunities.

Most recently, he has been a Board Director for a small independent media agency, helping them to rebrand, reposition and refocus who they are to help them grow.

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Isabelle Beauquin
Membership Director

With over 25 years’ experience in marketing and promotions, Isabelle has held a variety of positions on both the client and agency sides.

She spent 8 years at IDV (subsequently rebranded Diageo), working within their European marketing teams on their wine brands and subsequently on the Jose Cuervo tequila brand.

She joined global promotions agency Creata in 2000 with responsibility for new business. She subsequently headed the Kellogg’s account with European responsibility for their licensed promotional activities. In 2009, she headed west to manage membership communications, events and marketing for Pimento.

Isabelle is a French national who has lived in the UK for the past 30 years. She is fluent in French and English and has a good working knowledge of Spanish and German.

She holds a degree in modern languages and a post-graduate qualification in marketing.

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Theresa Kruger
Brand & Marketing Manager

With 20 years’ experience in the marketing world, Theresa spent 14 of them at 2 different marketing communications agencies, as Client Service Director and Project Manager, for clients such as Dell, IBM, Yell, Nomad Foods and Dairy Crest.

Previous to that she worked in-house at Western Union as part of their marketing team. Her experience spans a variety of marcomms, on and offline, events and experiential.

She has been with Pimento for 3 years, working alongside Isabelle, Mollie and the rest of the team, managing the Pimento Portal and website, delivering regular client and member communications, overseeing social media and PR, and managing the annual marketing plans.

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Mollie Maynard-Skelton
Digital Marketing Executive

Mollie studied Business Studies at University with a large focus in marketing and graduated with a First Class Honours Degree.

She completed a placement year with Pimento, working in 10 different agencies, across multiple different disciplines. This unique placement has given her a rounded experience and knowledge of different sectors, clients, skills, and cultures.

She has worked with Pimento for 4 years, including throughout her final year of University, with responsibilities including managing the Pimento Portal, delivering the regular newsletter communications and managing social media. These responsibilities have continued and expanded now she has joined us full time as Digital Marketing Executive. She now also manages member relationships and works closely with all the partner directors and members.