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We help managers get more from their marketing teams, releasing their potential to deliver objectives and grow the business.


Time and time again we have witnessed that often all it takes is a little extra support to help identify the team’s capability gaps, hone their ways of working and marketing skills, and focus their effort.


Our combination of experience in all aspects of marketing and capability development enables us to empathise with different business situations, and help get the best from the team.


Clients say we are nice people to work with, know our stuff, and are serious about results!


Our services

Our marketing capability support is directly linked to the achievement of business success for our clients. We aim to build a more confident, motivated team able to deliver on a sustainable basis.

So we work closely with our clients to understand their business objectives and challenges, to identify how we can best support them.

Performance support is often in these areas :- click on the icons for more information…








Capability Audit & Strategy Development

  • Capability auditing is an important starting point for many of our projects. Often involving getting input on team performance from both the team and their working partners, it identifies priority development areas and opportunities for more effective working.  The Capability Strategy outlines  resulting team development initiatives, with related performance measures.

Ways of working

  • Sometimes we find that the biggest barriers to team performance are not what the team are doing but how and when they are doing it. Looking at ways of working and helping to put in place more timely, joined up, and consistent approaches (building on what is already done well), can make a huge difference. We also have some brilliant and very practical planning tools which can help teams generate a better quality of output.

Marketing training & coaching

  • We help identify the areas of marketing skill which the team needs to develop in order to achieve it’s objectives. Whilst the impact of social media and e commerce is a driving a major up skilling requirement for many marketers right now, building a team’s core marketing skills in brand and communication planning often have the biggest impact. We develop tailored workshops which are interactive, energetic and business output driven.

Marketing Planning Facilitation

  • This can be a very cost effective way of optimising the outputs of the marketing planning process. We help put in place and facilitate the best planning approach for the outputs required, including useful planning tools, templates and live action workshops. This enables the team to focus on the quality of the plans rather than the process itself. We can also help to challenge, sense check and refine the plans.

Workshop design and facilitation

  • Whatever the marketing planning objective, we can design and run interactive and energetic workshops which focus on generating the desired outputs. We are well experienced in facilitating cross functional and client/agency teams and engaging with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.



We’re lucky to have worked with a number of lovely clients and teams spanning across fmcg, retail, industry bodies, and communication agencies including…







Helen’s great combination of marketing, training and facilitation expertise enabled us, with her guidance, to create a Content Marketing workshop for our client marketing teams which clearly reflects their needs, whilst allowing us to showcase our own expertise and creativity.   Always keen to add value she is a pleasure to work with.


Kameleon Director


For the UK marketing team, Helen and Katie have been invaluable in helping us with our transition. Identifying and helping us to implement new marketing and communication planning processes and tools, coaching to help train in and embed these new ways of working, and on-going facilitation to support us through the implementation phase.

Their combined experience and expertise has added real value in helping us to understand our business better and work at a more strategic level, but most importantly to put our customers and brands more at the heart of our marketing decisions.

Responsive, energetic and fun the whole team has enjoyed working with them and has grown in confidence.


UK Head of Marketing 



The Football League

Vaughan and Co helped The Football League focus our marketing strategy through a well organised facilitated review of our current position and identification of our key challenges and objectives moving forwards.  One year on we are now delivering against these objectives and finding we are having a renewed impact on the organisations revenues, attendances and our corporate reputation.  Sports bodies are in a difficult, multiple stakeholder position which makes it is easy to have resource spread thinly against a disparate plan.  Vaughan and Co bought external marketing rigour to The Football League and we shall continue to deliver on their findings in the future.

FL Head of Marketing


Led by Helen Vaughan, we are a small co-operative of highly experienced marketers who, via our own career development, have come to share a knowhow and passion for developing high performing marketing teams.

Each one of the team has over 15 years of proven marketing or media management experience working predominantly on blue chip FMCG and B2B brands before transferring our experience to capability development. Our wide breadth of experience covers brand management, brand communication development, insight, innovation & renovation, media buying and agency management, and all aspects of marketing capability development.

The combination of our marketing and training expertise enables us to share practical tools to bring out the best from teams, whilst challenging and refining outputs when required.


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Do get in touch and let us help release your marketing team’s potential…


whether you are looking for some expert workshop facilitation, or a comprehensive capability strategy for your marketing team – or anything in between – we’re here to help.


Call us on 07703 396424 or complete the contact form to e mail us an enquiry.


We look forward to hearing from you!



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