Meet team Turquoise

Steve Oakes

Steve has over 25 years’ experience in the branding and advertising world, providing creative solutions for the likes of British Airways, Coverzone,  DNA Logistics, GEW, Interserve, Rentokil Initial, Start-Rite, and Yahoo.

Steve held positions at Signal Graphics, Beacon Creative, Eurolink Consulting, TDG Integrated, Adare and the Purple Agency. Steve is responsible for the creative output of Turquoise Creative. Coordinating client presentations and the execution of the client marketing communications campaigns; maintaining profitability and delivering high-quality projects.

Steve is a creative person with a huge passion for his business. He is a family man who loves working out at the gym, cricket, rugby, photography, traveling and spending time outdoors, and of course, all things turquoise and creative.

Lisa Hallewell

Lisa has gained in-depth experience in the design and print industry within the last 20 years. She loves taking an idea from the initial brief, working with the client to evolve it into a tangible and creative solution. If you have a deadline be rest assured Lisa will meet it. She is a very reliable, committed and honest person.

Her passion is to be creative – with skills that stretch across a wide variety of mediums, such as branding, advertising, packaging, travel brochures, annual reviews and reports, magazines, publishing, direct-mail, infographics, exhibition design and websites.

Working with clients such as the British AirwaysKent County Cricket Club, Harley Davidson, Regional Water Companies, H&M, Lingfield Park Racecourse to name a few. When Lisa is not working she enjoys competing on her horse at dressage. She is also a keen skier and plays tennis.

Chris Burton

Chris has over 20 years experience in helping businesses to grow through intelligent brand & marketing strategies, brand positioning, brand development, brand creation and revitalisation. Chris has grown brands through driving the strategy through to powerful implementation of marketing plans and innovation. Integral to this is an innate ability to inspire people and drive commercial performance.

Working with businesses as diverse as start-ups and large international corporates, Chris has experience across a wide range of markets, from Fast Moving Consumer Goods to retail to professional services and leisure attractions. Chris is highly accomplished at creating and sharing a new company vision and proposition with staff to give them greater understanding and connection to it so that they consistently create and retain customers that strongly recommend. Chris enjoys keeping fit, and taking part in challenging events such as Triathlons and Motorcross.

Lynne Oakes

Lynne has spent her working life in the sales and marketing environment. She has previously worked for HarperCollins, The Wall Street Journal, and Dow Jones Int. Also a team player with the ability to get things done in a professional way.

Lynne is always looking out for opportunities to develop the business and move it forward. She also manages the day-to-day back-office processes in addition to a marketing and sales support role.

Lynne is full of life and loves the outdoors, and likes nothing more than a long walk on a cold sunny day. She is a lifetime Manchester City supporter and blue is her favorite colour… or is that Turquoise.

Abbie May

Abbie has recently graduated from Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe where she studied for 3 years.

Abbie controls the distribution, content, and organisation of social media publications. With skills in delivering brand messages via networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. 

Throughout her life, Abbie has been a passionate dancer and enjoys anything to do with the theatre or dance. She loves musical theatre so much that she has been to see the West End musical Wicked! a staggering 9 times. She has a huge desire to go and see it again! Abbie enjoys spending time with the family, especially an intense game of Monopoly with her younger siblings as she always wins!

Our Strategic Partners

Mike Humphrey (DigiBubble)

Mike Humphrey

Mike has over 20 years of digital experience with some of the largest digital advertising and marketing companies globally.

During his career, he has worked with numerous brands to ensure they are represented accurately and to the right audience online. Michael is now the Co-Founder of DigiBubble UK, a full-service digital agency enabling businesses to succeed online.

Brand advertising online enables advertisers to present a consistent brand message to a highly targeted audience. Unlike more traditional mediums, online advertising gives brands the information and insight to ensure tangible results are gained from all advertising spend. Michael will be talking us through the most common advertising mediums for brand advertising as well as the best approaches to ensure digital success.

Rebecca Holloway (Alkira – Virtual Personal Assistants)

Rebecca Holloway

Rebecca is the owner of Alkira, a Virtual Personal Assistant business. Established in 2008, Rebecca has successfully grown Alkira over the years, supporting many businesses on their journey, providing them with high-level PA support, helping them to grow and save time.

During her working career, Rebecca has worked for Thales, Suzuki and Avensys APV to name but a few and her journey has shown that a Personal Assistant can be an important, indispensable part of any business.

The Alkira PA teamwork with all size businesses in any industry and bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise, supporting in many areas of business.

Growing your business, through creative thinking

Turquoise Creative

Turquoise Creative is a creative design agency based in Crawley, West Sussex, which specialise in Brand Design, Creative Design & Web Design.