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The Marketing Centre Adds New Marketing Director


A company that provides experienced marketing directors on a part-time basis to successful firms has added to its regional team with the appointment of a former VP & EMEA Marketing Director Clare Rees.

The Marketing Centre – a seven-year old business that has pioneered the concept of part-time marketing directors – has a team of 80+ marketing directors covering nine regions in England and Wales. Year on year growth has dictated the need for expansion of the service across the West, which has prompted The Marketing Centre to add to the team.

Prior to the appointment, Clare Rees worked with a number of high-profile technology companies where she developed the marketing function and built high-performing global marketing teams.  Clare has worked with companies like Adobe and Macromedia on digital creative technology and most recently with Identity Security provider, Ping Identity.  She is a specialist in business models for technology, such as SaaS, and on developing GTM plans for early stage and start-up businesses.

John Courtney, regional director for the West, said:

“Part-time is popular. It allows companies that may not need, or be able to afford, a full-time marketing director access to high calibre, proven experts who can help them drive their business forward. Clare’s diverse experience makes her an ideal addition to our team.”

Clare Rees added:

“The Marketing Centre has a stringent recruitment process that includes multiple interviews as well as psychometric testing. I am delighted to be offered a position and I look forward to helping innovative technology businesses in the West really get to grips with marketing.”

The Marketing Centre typically works with businesses that turn over between £2million and £50 million and use a proven system, driven by marketing professionals who typically have over 20-year experience in senior roles.


Over the past 6 years, Rachel has been working specifically within the digital marketing space and has worked with some of the country’s top brands. During this time, Rachel was a key attribute to the success of our sister product, Recruitment Buzz, which has firmly established itself as one of the leading publications within the Recruitment sector. Drawing on her knowledge and experience, Rachel has developed a genuine understanding of how content can engage and compel an audience.

Having a passion for travel and culture, Rachel left her hometown of Cardiff to pursue studies and travel and after several years away, Rachel returned to Cardiff and firmly established herself within the development of Business News Wales. Rachel is now responsible for every aspect of web management, marketing and overall production of the Business News Wales brand.

Having learnt some invaluable skills within the marketing industry, Rachel is often called upon for her skills and knowledge of WordPress, HTML, email marketing software, Photoshop design and social media tools.


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