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We’re the first to admit that the BrandPointZero name might be new to you but, between us, we’ve racked up some pretty impressive experience. We’re a fabulous collective of old and new, quite literally. We’ve worked on some fantastic projects, from developing employer brand and communications strategies to helping organisations to attract and retain the very best talent… and collected our fair share* of industry awards too. You might even have met a few of us along the way. If you’ve yet to have that *ahem* pleasure, here’s a bit more about us and also some of our trusted partners.

*A quite generous fair share if we’re honest.

Andy Bamford

Andy Bamford

I hate writing bios. I started an employer marketing agency in Bristol, many years ago, with the help of a few friends. Over the years we got a bit better at what we did until we woke up one morning and we were the largest independently owned agency in our sector. We sold that business in 2015, and I stayed on as Chief Executive for 3 years – before leaving to put my feet up. That didn’t last long, as I was getting a bit bored and I was really excited by the prospect of working again.

I’ve got quite a few grey hairs, lots of stories and a view on where our market’s going, which I’d be more than happy to share over lunch, dinner or just a chat. Whatever takes your fancy.

Sandy Vossos

Sandy Vossos

Having worked in brand, marketing and communications agencies in Bristol and London for over 25 years (I don’t look that old, you say? Why, thank you)…I’ve been lucky enough to get close to some great brands and forward-thinking organisations. Ones who are on transformational journeys, like AXA (globally) and Inspired Villages (a little closer to home). Right now, I’m excited by what the future holds. The world of work is changing dramatically, and I’m really looking forward to being part of it.

Adam Lane

Adam Lane

I’ve been working in marketing and communications for over ten years. It all started because of a hole in one…isn’t it strange how these things come about? Since then I’ve worked with clients across a variety of sectors. I’ve been lucky enough to work with AXA to reposition them as an employer in the UK and more recently, I’ve worked with some fantastic people at LV= to creatively articulate their employer brand. Working with passionate people on interesting and challenging briefs is what drives me. That, good coffee and the odd glass of wine (not together, obvs).

Charlotte Evans

Charlotte Evans

Hello, I’m Charlotte – Chief Office Brownie Maker, oh, and Client Partner here at BrandPointZero. I started my career riding rollercoasters. And what a (metaphorical) rollercoaster it’s been. Eight years on, I’ve delivered projects (and results) for big brands such as LEGOLAND, Shell, Virgin Media and Hyundai.

It all starts with a good brief and a good spreadsheet. If you’ve not got a brief but do have a goal, that’s okay too  – we’ll get through it together.

Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson

As a child I wanted to nothing more than to play sport for my country or illustrate comic books, needless to say neither came true. However, I found a career that paid me to make things look nice and allowed me to travel the world, perfect.
A lover of brands, I’ve worked with lots over last 20+ years, Sky, Formula-E and Shell to name a few. Bringing their stories to life has been, and always will be a job, but I like it, a lot.
Megan Baldwin

Megan Baldwin

Hi, I’m Meg and I’ve worked for agencies and specialised in internal comms for the past few years. I’ve been lucky enough to work with and learn from some extremely talented, lovely people along the way. You can think of me as a safe pair of hands when it comes to managing projects (or a bossy control freak), but I’m passionate about making trusted and strong relationships with my clients and colleagues alike and that’s what makes my job so enjoyable.

When I’m not managing projects, you’ll find me on a beach or up a mountain. Failing that, you’ll find me in the pub or on a dance floor, feel free to reach out!

Heidi Stephens

Heidi Stephens

I’ve been working in marketing for over 20 years, as both a senior strategist and a copywriter. Over the years I’ve worked on everything from sex toys and saucepans to cars and cruise ships*.

I’m really good at picking apart client briefs to find the insight and the opportunity that spark great creative thinking, then writing the words that inspire meaningful connections between brands and their employees. It’s a great job made considerably easier by the support of a brilliant team, and our clients aren’t bad either.

*Just to be clear, I’ve worked on cruise ship marketing and employee engagement, I’ve never actually worked on a cruise ship. Maybe one day.

Angie Holden

Angie Holden

Angie has been making the numbers add up for businesses large and small for most of her career. She’s here to keep us all on the straight and narrow. She’ll look after everything to do with finance, including making sure we get paid…and that we pay others on time too.

When she’s not tapping away on her calculator, she’s a mum of four, who all keep her on her toes and she manages her very own big house in the country…it’s a Blur song reference for those of you younger than 30.

Our favourite freelancers

We work with a wide variety of really talented creatives – always assembling the right team to meet your needs. We can’t feature them all here, but here’s a few of our faves:

Nic Freeman
Creative

Nic Freeman

Creative

5* Would purchase again.

Nic is a good laugh, writes waaaay too much copy and comes up with a crazy amount of ideas but she’s won loads of awards so I guess she’s good at what she does. Wears clothes that aren’t right for her age. Anonymous

Justin Ballantine
Creative

Justin Ballantine

Creative

What he is: Conceptual / Copywriter / Creative Director / Adaptable / Experienced / Award-winning / Conscientious / Husband-Dad / Sneaker lover / 60% coffee.

Mark Beavan
Website guru

Mark Beavan

Website guru

Mark has over 18 years’ experience working with clients on how technology and the web can help them attract, engage and retain the best talent. And he is still going strong. He’s worked with some high-profile employers, delivered some award-winning projects, met some great people and had a lot of fun along the way. That Little Agency is his baby, and it’s quickly growing into a pretty little toddler. Oh, and he has a dog. It’s always on bloody LinkedIn. It’s probably more recognisable than he is.

Nicola Thompson
Creative

Nicola Thompson

Creative

A creative thinker with an inquisitive mind. A problem solver that can bring brands to life through great ideas, engaging, effective creative and insightful copy.

Zoe Grimes
Creative

Zoe Grimes

Creative

Zoe works with clients big and small, one-man-bands, agencies and international companies. Her experience and specialisms include: art direction, design, branding, launches and campaigns, film/animation concepts and storyboards. She delivers creative concepts with great messaging and design, right through to the final artwork, done, dusted… and perfect.

Tim Shapcott
Video & Photography

Tim Shapcott

Video & Photography

Tim is our photographer and video extraordinaire, producing case study videos to product explainers, product photography to commercial portraits.

Alex Bovey
Web Developer

Alex Bovey

Web Developer

We’ve known Alex for many years and he’s a highly accomplished Web Developer. The fact you’re reading this at all, is all his work. Equally happy with large or small projects, Alex always has a smile on his face and is a pleasure to deal with.

All Told
Filmmakers

All Told

Filmmakers

ALL TOLD is a small collective of film makers and creative brand specialists. They dig, delve and immerse themselves in a brief, finding those interesting nuggets and insights that create intrigue and make people take notice. They’ll help to create an engaging narrative, with a beginning, middle and end, developing simple films with truth and personality at their heart.

Our Head of Strategy, Heidi, launched her first no Our Head of Strategy, Heidi, launched her first novel ‘Two Metres From You’ this week and we couldn’t be happier for her. Congratulations @heidistephens - what an achievement! 🍾🥂
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Our Head of Strategy, Heidi, launched her first novel ‘Two Metres From You’ this week and we couldn’t be happier for her. Congratulations @heidistephens - what an achievement! 🍾🥂
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Happy RADS Day! And a big thankyou to @talent.com. Happy RADS Day! And a big thankyou to @talent.com.jobs for our nomination goodies. Fingers crossed for later on 🤞#RADS2021 #onlythebrave

Happy RADS Day! And a big thankyou to @talent.com.jobs for our nomination goodies. Fingers crossed for later on 🤞#RADS2021 #onlythebrave ...

As the grand finale of our #iwd series, Angie Hold As the grand finale of our #iwd series, Angie Holden celebrates the extraordinary women who make things possible.  
  
"When I think about the points in my life where I’ve tackled various combinations of career, motherhood and ageing parents, it makes me think about everyone who made it possible. 

I’ve had three careers and four children, and I owe such a debt of gratitude to the women in my life who have offered support, inspiration and a helping hand. 

The past year has shown us all that life can be messy, but also that we are resourceful and resilient. If you’ve had a helping hand from great women in your life, make 2021 the year you pass it forward. "

#ChooseToChallenge #Gratitude #inspirationalwomen #internationalwomensday #iwd2021

As the grand finale of our #iwd series, Angie Holden celebrates the extraordinary women who make things possible. 

"When I think about the points in my life where I’ve tackled various combinations of career, motherhood and ageing parents, it makes me think about everyone who made it possible.

I’ve had three careers and four children, and I owe such a debt of gratitude to the women in my life who have offered support, inspiration and a helping hand.

The past year has shown us all that life can be messy, but also that we are resourceful and resilient. If you’ve had a helping hand from great women in your life, make 2021 the year you pass it forward. "

#ChooseToChallenge #Gratitude #inspirationalwomen #internationalwomensday #iwd2021
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As part of our #IWD series, Meg Baldwin shares the As part of our #IWD series, Meg Baldwin shares the three short and simple things that #choosetochallenge should remind all of us.
 
1. An eye roll is not enough - don’t be a bystander. Speak up and speak out!

2. You can never know enough – challenge yourself as much as others, and never stop asking questions.

3. Not everyone is able to openly challenge without experiencing repercussions – if you have privilege, make the most of it!

#internationalwomensday #iwd2021

As part of our #IWD series, Meg Baldwin shares the three short and simple things that #choosetochallenge should remind all of us.

1. An eye roll is not enough - don’t be a bystander. Speak up and speak out!

2. You can never know enough – challenge yourself as much as others, and never stop asking questions.

3. Not everyone is able to openly challenge without experiencing repercussions – if you have privilege, make the most of it!

#internationalwomensday #iwd2021
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As part of our #IWD series, Heidi Stephens talks a As part of our #IWD series, Heidi Stephens talks about how inspired she’s been by female colleagues, clients and contacts over the past year.
 
I’ve worked with a lot of amazing women in my 20+-year marketing career, but the past year has highlighted how women have stepped up to one of the biggest challenges of their careers.
 
I’ve watched female clients and colleagues juggle work and home schooling and seen brilliant women bounce back from redundancy with new business ventures and complete changes of career. It’s demonstrated how flexible and resilient we all are, and what we can achieve with the right support and a bucket of determination. Keep smashing it ladies, the best is yet to come!

#iwd2021 #internationalwomensday

As part of our #IWD series, Heidi Stephens talks about how inspired she’s been by female colleagues, clients and contacts over the past year.

I’ve worked with a lot of amazing women in my 20+-year marketing career, but the past year has highlighted how women have stepped up to one of the biggest challenges of their careers.

I’ve watched female clients and colleagues juggle work and home schooling and seen brilliant women bounce back from redundancy with new business ventures and complete changes of career. It’s demonstrated how flexible and resilient we all are, and what we can achieve with the right support and a bucket of determination. Keep smashing it ladies, the best is yet to come!

#iwd2021 #internationalwomensday
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As part of our #iwd series, Charlotte Evans talks As part of our #iwd series, Charlotte Evans talks about why it’s time to back yourself.
 
The confidence gap at work is an issue that lots of us have experienced - women are more likely to underestimate their performance, and men more likely to do the opposite. If this sounds like you, here are 3 things you can do about it.
 
1. Know your own worth and the value you bring to an organisation. Take note of positive feedback and analyse your strengths.

2. Make sure others know your value. Don’t be afraid to say ‘I’m the best person for that task’.

3. Request or find a mentor. It’s proven that the confidence gap narrows as women gain experience, so learning from those who’ve done it before is key.
 
#iwd2021 #internationalwomensday

As part of our #iwd series, Charlotte Evans talks about why it’s time to back yourself.

The confidence gap at work is an issue that lots of us have experienced - women are more likely to underestimate their performance, and men more likely to do the opposite. If this sounds like you, here are 3 things you can do about it.

1. Know your own worth and the value you bring to an organisation. Take note of positive feedback and analyse your strengths.

2. Make sure others know your value. Don’t be afraid to say ‘I’m the best person for that task’.

3. Request or find a mentor. It’s proven that the confidence gap narrows as women gain experience, so learning from those who’ve done it before is key.

#iwd2021 #internationalwomensday
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To celebrate #IWD, Sandy Vossos shares 5 things we To celebrate #IWD, Sandy Vossos shares 5 things we can all do to support women in the workplace.

1. Mentor female talent – the next generation needs champions and mentors to blaze the trail. It makes a HUGE difference.

2. Offer flexibility - lockdown has shown how women like me with caring responsibilities can step up with the right support.

3. Call out inequality - if you see it, #choosetochallenge. Speak up and speak out.

4. Change your perspective – 6 months of mat leave, or 6 months honing their organisation skills and focus under pressure?

5. Educate others - It’s easy to dismiss inequality from a position of privilege, we all do it. Keep talking, listening and sharing women’s experiences.

#internationalwomensday #iwd2021

To celebrate #IWD, Sandy Vossos shares 5 things we can all do to support women in the workplace.

1. Mentor female talent – the next generation needs champions and mentors to blaze the trail. It makes a HUGE difference.

2. Offer flexibility - lockdown has shown how women like me with caring responsibilities can step up with the right support.

3. Call out inequality - if you see it, #choosetochallenge. Speak up and speak out.

4. Change your perspective – 6 months of mat leave, or 6 months honing their organisation skills and focus under pressure?

5. Educate others - It’s easy to dismiss inequality from a position of privilege, we all do it. Keep talking, listening and sharing women’s experiences.

#internationalwomensday #iwd2021
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To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve handed over the BrandPointZero keyboard to some of the brilliant women in our team. They’ll be sharing their thoughts on female inspiration, supporting women in the workplace, backing yourself, and why it’s so important to #choosetochallenge 💪🏼
 
Look out for posts here this week from Sandy Vossos, Charlotte Evans, Meg Baldwin, Angie Holden and Heidi Stephens. #iwd #iwd2021 #internationalwomensday

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve handed over the BrandPointZero keyboard to some of the brilliant women in our team. They’ll be sharing their thoughts on female inspiration, supporting women in the workplace, backing yourself, and why it’s so important to #choosetochallenge 💪🏼

Look out for posts here this week from Sandy Vossos, Charlotte Evans, Meg Baldwin, Angie Holden and Heidi Stephens. #iwd #iwd2021 #internationalwomensday
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Meg-alomania! On our path to world domination, we Meg-alomania!

On our path to world domination, we’d like to welcome yet another new starter to the team. Meg Baldwin's just started with us as a Project Manager (see what we did there?). She brings a whole load of employee communications #agency experience with her, adding real value in helping us deliver all that lovely work we've got lined up.

That's it for newbies (for now, anyway) - phew!

All in all, it looks like 2021 is off to a pretty good start for our business. And there's plenty of room for more. So do get in touch if you fancy working with our shiny, new (bigger) team.

#bristolagencylife #agencylife #employerbrand #employeecommunications #onboarding #welcome #peopleandculture #newstarter

Meg-alomania!

On our path to world domination, we’d like to welcome yet another new starter to the team. Meg Baldwin's just started with us as a Project Manager (see what we did there?). She brings a whole load of employee communications #agency experience with her, adding real value in helping us deliver all that lovely work we've got lined up.

That's it for newbies (for now, anyway) - phew!

All in all, it looks like 2021 is off to a pretty good start for our business. And there's plenty of room for more. So do get in touch if you fancy working with our shiny, new (bigger) team.

#bristolagencylife #agencylife #employerbrand #employeecommunications #onboarding #welcome #peopleandculture #newstarter
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“Mine’s a Gibson”. No, we don’t mean the “Mine’s a Gibson”.

No, we don’t mean the cocktail brought back into fashion by the Queen’s Gambit. Or that we’ve turned to alcohol to cope with home-schooling again (give it a few days...).

It’s actually more people news. We’re delighted to announce that we’ve found our new Creative Director, in one Mr. Andrew Gibson (or Gibbo to his pals). He’s been working with us for a little while now and has already made a massive difference to the quality of our creative work. We can’t wait to make the most of his huge talent and branding expertise. Welcome to the fold, Gibbo! 

We know that the coming weeks won’t be easy...but there is light at the end of the tunnel. And we’ve a great team, wonderful clients and some really exciting projects in the pipeline. So, we’re very much open for business and looking forward to delivering even more fabulous work throughout 2021. Bring it on 💪🏼

#employeecomminications #employerbrand #culturematters #creative #creativeagency #peopleandculture #bristolagency #bristolagencylife #agencylife

“Mine’s a Gibson”.

No, we don’t mean the cocktail brought back into fashion by the Queen’s Gambit. Or that we’ve turned to alcohol to cope with home-schooling again (give it a few days...).

It’s actually more people news. We’re delighted to announce that we’ve found our new Creative Director, in one Mr. Andrew Gibson (or Gibbo to his pals). He’s been working with us for a little while now and has already made a massive difference to the quality of our creative work. We can’t wait to make the most of his huge talent and branding expertise. Welcome to the fold, Gibbo!

We know that the coming weeks won’t be easy...but there is light at the end of the tunnel. And we’ve a great team, wonderful clients and some really exciting projects in the pipeline. So, we’re very much open for business and looking forward to delivering even more fabulous work throughout 2021. Bring it on 💪🏼

#employeecomminications #employerbrand #culturematters #creative #creativeagency #peopleandculture #bristolagency #bristolagencylife #agencylife
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Making the most of Clifton. A sunny lunchtime walk Making the most of Clifton. A sunny lunchtime walk to wipe away the tiers 😅☀️
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#bristol #agency #bristolagency #agencylife #clifton #cliftonsuspensionbridge

Making the most of Clifton. A sunny lunchtime walk to wipe away the tiers 😅☀️
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A (socially-distanced) briefing session in the ☀ A (socially-distanced) briefing session in the ☀️ 

What a lovely way to start a Thursday morning! Lovely to see you @greengeorgia_ 
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#agencylife #bristolagency #employerbranding #employerbrand

A (socially-distanced) briefing session in the ☀️

What a lovely way to start a Thursday morning! Lovely to see you @greengeorgia_
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Lovely agency catch up today ☀️ Lovely agency catch up today ☀️

Lovely agency catch up today ☀️ ...

We are very excited to announce the launch of our We are very excited to announce the launch of our brand new website! Updated link in our description - let us know what you think!
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#recruitment #hr #wellbeing #employeeengagement #internalcommunications #campaign #internalcomms #onboarding #recognition #recruitmentmarketing #employerbrand

We are very excited to announce the launch of our brand new website! Updated link in our description - let us know what you think!
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What better way to start the week than with a (soc What better way to start the week than with a (socially-distanced) catch up after too many weeks apart? ☀️🙌☀️
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What better way to start the week than with a (socially-distanced) catch up after too many weeks apart? ☀️🙌☀️
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With #mentalhealthawarenessweek around the corner, With #mentalhealthawarenessweek around the corner, we thought we'd put our money where our mouth is and support @changesbristol by taking part in their #Kindness Quiz. Why don't you join us? Link in bio! 
#kindnessmatters #lovebristol #agencylife

With #mentalhealthawarenessweek around the corner, we thought we'd put our money where our mouth is and support @changesbristol by taking part in their #Kindness Quiz. Why don't you join us? Link in bio!
#kindnessmatters #lovebristol #agencylife
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