Dundee Connections – Delegate List – 12th April 2018

Top of the morning to everyone!!!

I hope everyone is looking forward to another Dundee Connections, please find the delegate list below if there is anyone on the list you would like an introduction to then please let Clare know when you arrive

First Name Surname Workplace
Peter Adams Utility Warehouse
Caroline Allan Good Food Good Feelings
Amy Anderson DP&L Group
Simon Anderson Xeretec
Franky Anderson Conference Care
Pam Angus Tayside VA
Deborah Bolton Love & Above
Rebecca Bramhall Hampton Dundee
Kelly Bruce HI Express Dundee
Mike Child Mr Droogle
Brian Davidson Webster Security and Fire
Rosie Deery Concept Group
Alan Duff Barclays
Alastair Fitchet ajfitchet | architect
James Ford M3 Networks
Kevin Fullerton Attercopia
Vivienne Gilmartin Dundee & Angus Collage
Michael Hodgson Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Colin Izzat Capital Document Solutions
Karen Law Karen Law
Clare Marshall The Marketing Geeks
Alex Martin Mortgage Advice Buereu
John McClarey Business Fives
Peter Menzies Dundee Gin
Anthony Murray Concept Group
Lorraine Noble-Thompson Visual Print
John Phillips Ainsley Phillips
Peter Richardson First Aid Perthshire
Alex Russon Barclays
Stephen Salvona Howdens
Jamie Shankland Just Venue
Andy Simpson Angus 3D Solutions
David Stapley Stapley Fireshield
Ally Stokoe Coe Solutions
Paul Strachan Strachan Consulting
Jacqui Strachan Smart PA
Graham Stuart Bruce Clark Printers
James Van Beusekom Bibby Financial
Peter Waggot Vertical Motives
Steve Wilson Focus Consultancy

The final list is available to download here: Dundee Connections April

Expat US Tax Services

Offering a niche service like specific federal and state tax returns for US expats, it can be difficult to know which strategy to take. We have been working with ExpatUSTaxServices to help build a clean and easy to navigate website.

Owned and managed by EDA Professional Services, this is now a stand alone and streamlined service which deals specifically with US expats living abroad and delves into the in-depth US tax law knowledge of the EDA staff.

If you have any inquiries, please direct them to admin@expatustaxservices.com or follow their accounts on Instagram and Twitter








Dundee Connections – Delegate List – 8th March 2018

Please find below the Delegate list for our first outing of Dundee Connections. If you’d like an introduction to any of our attendees please let us know when you arrive

Name Surname Workplace
Peter Adams Utility Warehouse
Emma Ainsley Ainsley Phillips
Jayson Alexander DC Thomson
Simon Anderson Xeretec
Pam Angus Tayside VA
Clark Boles CBO Associates
Deborah Bolton Love & Above
Rebecca Bramhall Hampton by Hilton Dundee
Mike Child Mr Droogle
Alan Duff Barclays
James Ford M3 Networks
Kevin Fullerton Attercopia
Samantha Fyfe Flik magazine
Vivienne Gilmartin Bookkeeper
Robbie Handy Attercopia
Amanda Henderson Axiom Marketing Solutions
Michael Hodgson Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Laila Ibrahim Updatalent
Colin Izatt Capital Document Solutions
Audrey Johnston Thrifty
David Knoyle Swinton Insurance
Gary Langlands Vision Sound and Light
Karen Law Karen Law
Craig McCarron Exchange Communications
John McClarey Business Fies
John Phillips Ainsley Phillips
Peter Richardson First Aid Perthshire
Nicola Robinson Thrifty
Alex Russon Barclays
Stephen Salvona Howdens
Andy Simpson Angus 3D solutions
David Stapley Stapley Fireshield
Ally Stokoe Coe Solutions/Link FX
Jacqui Strachan Smart PA
Paul Strachan Paul Strachan Consulting Ltd
Derek Whittet Skipton Building Society

This list is available to download here: Dundee Connections March

Introducing… Social Media Umbrella

Over the past year TMG have been asked frequently to provide social media solutions for many small businesses, however as consultants, the fully strategised and immersive packages we offer have often been out of the price ranges of many.

On reflection the solution was simple. We love networking, We love businesses building their marketing efforts and we love social media as a marketing tool, so we Social Media Umbrella was formed as a fully serviced solution. Packages start from £50+VAT so are affordable for small businesses and we rely on regular posting and network building to create consistent impact with your social media engagement.


For more information on how to set up a plan, check out the Social Media Umbrella website or follow us on our channels

*Instagram* *Facebook* * LinkedIn* * Twitter*


Jack Davidson to be the youngest driver ever to take on the Mini Challenge

Jack Davidson, winner of the 2017 BRSCC Fiesta Juniors is now set to be the youngest driver to race in the Mini Challenge.

In November TMG were introduced to Jack Davidson, who had recently won the Junior Fiestas in the BRSCC championship and was planning his next season moving up a level to compete in the adult races.

The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind for Jack as he has been invited to be the youngest driver to compete in the Mini Challenge, moving considerably through the ranks to a championship that enjoys not only additional live trackside exposure but also extensive media coverage, being covered on channel 4. (Timings will be made available throughout the season if you would like to follow his progress)

TMG are delighted to have been able to assist in preparing his Website and Sponsorship Documents in preparation for the season where he’ll be inviting new sponsorship partners to join him trackside.

We are looking forward to following his progress and wish you all the best of luck Jack!

If you are interested in potential sponsorship opportunities Jack’s sponsorship documents are available for digital download here

I’ve parted ways with Yatter

(A personal blogpost from Clare Marshall)

So as some of you already know, for a while over the latter part of 2017 and the beginning of this year I was working with Yatter, a new collaborative social media scheduler that has been developed in Glasgow.

Some of you may also have received the announcement email from when my profile updated on LinkedIn and for those of you who have sent their congratulations on my new post, I am humbled and thank you all.

Unfortunately, shortly after the announcement of my involvement became public, it became clear that despite being brought on to bring a fresh approach to their marketing, the team were uncomfortable with me working differently to the way they were used to, the relationships became sour and I decided I had to leave.

This wasn’t a decision I took lightly, the product is superb and those who know me know that I love seeing new businesses thrive! That’s why I love doing what I do.

I think it’s important to recognise that toxic environments don’t work for anyone, and at a time where the team needs to be pulling together, our differences were only causing division.

Yes, it’s disappointing to leave after so short a time, but no, I don’t regret parting when I did. It wasn’t going to work and it’s better to recognise that early on and save the big complicated mess at the end.

Yatter is a superb system and I wish those still involved all the very best for the future (if you would benefit from using a scheduler then check it out, I highly recommend it)

Toodle Pipski!

Clare 🙂

Dundee Connection Delegate list: 8th February 2018

Please find below the Delegate list for our February outing of Dundee Connections. If you’d like an introduction to any of our attendees please let us know when you arrive.

Name Surname Workplace
Ailish Laughlin The Wee Travel Company
Alan Aim Travel by Knight
Alex Russon Barclays
Alex Airnes Mul-T-Lock UK
Ally Stokoe Coe Solutions/LinkFx
Amanda Henderson Axiom Business Consultancy Ltd
Amy Hanlon Calliope Yoga & Bodywork
Andrew Stewart AS Wealth Management
Andy Simpson Angus 3D Solutions Ltd
Audrey Johnston Thrifty Car & Van rental
Chris Scott Chris Scott Photography
Craig McCarron Exchange Communications
David Lawrence Foremost Golf & Sports Photography
Dougie Dougan Dundee Wanderers Hockey Club
Duncan Campbell HR Professional
Felicity Wild Copywriter
Gary Langlands Vision Sound and Light
Gordon Smith ACCA
Jacqui Strachan Smart PA
James Ford M3 Networks
Jodie Kemlo Advocating Together (Dundee) SCIO
Kerri Roberts Peter Vardy
Kevin Fullerton Attercopia
Marcus Patton Peninsula UK
Mark Moody EcoLab
Melissa Lanigan Peter Vardy
Nicola Robinson Thrifty Car & Van rental
Peter Adams Utilities Warehouse
Peter Menzies Dundee Gin Co
Peter Richardson First Aid Perthshire
Robbie Handy Attercopia
Scott Jordan Cleaning Doctor
Simon Anderson Xeretec Office Systems
Stephen Salvona Howdens
Stephen Salvona The Photograbber
Steve Wilson Business Recovery and Insolvency, Thomson Cooper Accountants
Steven Clark Together Money
Susan Malavet-Coulsen Cordially Cake

Download the list: Dundee Connections February

First Dundee Connections is a HUGE Success!

I am absolutely delighted to report that The first of our monthly Dundee Connections networking meetings was a rip roaring success! With over 40 businesses represented in the room there was a fantastic mixture of existing and new connections and I’m sure everyone who attended started on the path of building business relationships that will last!

Weavers Mill are our venue and I’m sure everyone would like to thank Linda for all her hard work as I’m sure a crowd of 40 plus teas, coffees and brekkie rolls were an unexpected addition to her Thursday morning! We’ll have to give her more warning next time!

Dundee Connections will be a monthly event held on the second Thursday of every month, (so pencil the dates in the diary so you don’t miss out) Our next one is booked for 8th February and tickets are available on eventbrite now.

The reason we ask you to register is in part so that we can get a good idea of numbers and also so that we can prepare a delegate list prior to the event so that all attendees can look out for contacts that they need to meet and use the time we have effectively! You are welcome to come along without registering but we cant promote you if we don’t know you’re going to be there!

Hope to see you all at the next one!


Dundee Connections Delegate List: 11th January 2018

Please find below the Delegate list for our first outing of Dundee Connections. if you’d like an introduction to any of our attendees please let us know when you arrive

Surname First Name Workplace
Adams Peter Utilities Warehouse
Anderson Amy DP&L Group
Blaylock Anne BM Property Group Ltd
Bolton Deborah Riverside Bakery and Dorset Foods
Butler Tommy Digital Strategy, SEO, Social Media, Ecommerce
Campbell Duncan HR Professional
Cavanagh Martin Thrifty Car Rental
Child Mike Mr Droogle
Dobson Jonathan DF Communications
Duff Alan Barclays UK
Forbes David Wellnessplus Ltd
Flynn Alistair St. James’s Place Wealth Management
Flynn Tanya Dyson Professional
Ford James M3 Networks Ltd
Fyfe Sam flik Magazine
Gardiner Lisa Connect Appointments
Gillan Colin Charles Derby
Gilmartin Vivienne Dundee and Angus College
Hamilton Karen Dressmaker and Designer
Henderson Amanda ARH accountants
Hunter Laura Virtually Laura, Virtual Assistant
Innes Steven J Synergy Worldwide
Jackson Liz Fairways HR & Recruitment
Jordan Scott CleaningDoctor.co.uk
Kearnan Mark True Potential Wealth Management
Kelly Jim Riverview Utility Consultants
Kerr Emma-Jane Smart PA
Knoyle David Swinton Insurance
Langlands Gary Audiovisual installation & business mentor
Lawrence David Foremost Golf & Sports Photography
MacLean Claire SP Technology
Manson Eilidh QA Apprentiships
Marshall Clare The Marketing Geeks
McInally Jonathan Commercial Sales Executive at Dundee Football Club
McKeand Colin Scotlands Mr Networking
Menzies Peter Dundee Gin Company
Moody Mark EcoLab
Murray Lorna L D Murray Consulting Ltd
Myles Steven Clydesdale Bank
Paton Marcus Penninsula UK
Phillips Morag Space Solutions
Richardson Pete First Aid Perthshire
Ringsell Julie Action on Hearing Loss
 Salimi Kessar GO Financial Services (Group) Ltd
Salvona Stephen Howdens Joinery
Salvona Stephen The Photograbber photograpy
Smith Gordon Engagement manager at ACCA
Stapley David Stapley Fireshield
Van Beusekom James Bibby Financial Services
Wilson Steve Business Recovery and Insolvency, Thomson Cooper Accountants
Wilson Rachel Make Up Artist

Where will TMG be? January 2018

For anyone who doesn’t know, The Marketing Geeks are HUGE believers in face to face networking, so we get out and about and try to meet as many people as possible during the working week.

Lots of the events are free or cost the same as a cup of coffee or tea, and the connections you can make can be invaluable!

So, if you would like to come along to any and either meet us there or arrange a one-2-one before or after the events we’d love to meet you!

Below are the events we will be attending this January (and their links to the tickets if you need to book!)

Tuesday 9th December

Creative Circles

The fantastic folks at Codebase are hosting Creative Circles monthly meet for creative, techs and makers, Event is sponsored by FreeAgent and is drop in anytime between 8:30 and 10:30am.

Wedding Supplier Event @ Ghillie Dhu

The Wedding Suppliers network in Edinburgh brings together wedding professionals so whatever you are in need of, there will be contacts there to help you.

Thursday 11th January


The Marketing Geeks are hosting their very own event in Dundee for some relaxed and friendly networking for businesses in and around Dundee

Thursday 18th January

East End Connections

This monthly event held in the East end of Glasgow is open to all who work in and around Glasgow.

Friday 5th & 19th January

The Friday Biz Northumberland

Hosted by the delightful Charlie Kenny we attend the Granary in Berwick upon Tweed from 12noon-2pm (ish), lots of businesses and lots of interesting topics covered.

Tuesday 23rd January

Connect & Share

Another new event for Dundee, hosted by DP&L group! See you all there

On all other days we are free for a chinwag over a cup of tea so feel free to get in touch at contactus@themarketinggeeks.co.uk and we can arrange a suitable time, we look forward to catching up with you all!