Together we are stronger.

Our story.

At the heart of our business lies a strong ethos – a belief that we’re in this together and we’re all connected by the bonds of common humanity. It’s our take on the African philosophy of Ubuntu – to achieve ourselves we must share a little of ourselves with others, and care for those around us. We are united by the desire to do the right thing and act ethically in our business.

What this means for our clients is unparalleled honesty, fairness and transparency, in every interaction. We never ‘mark up’ our services, you pay what we pay – for printing, web development, advertising and anything else we source for you. Also, we don’t work on a retainer; you only pay for the work we deliver.

We live and breathe our values and try to do the best for our community and our world. Part of this commitment is our promise to deliver at least 30% of our work at a heavily discounted charity rate. Our team take pride in giving back pro-bono and helping out, many of us are trustees, volunteers, mentors and coaches in our spare time. We love where we live and want to make our wider community even better.

Our network.

When you work with Colley Raine & Associates, you’re tapping into a large network of highly skilled professionals. Think of us as a full-service marketing agency, without the hefty price tag. With us, you can access a powerful force of talented professionals, with a wide range of skills and services, to help your organisation grow and develop.

Meet the team.

Sarah Raine
Founder & Managing Director

Sarah BA Hons FCIM MCIOF has over 25 years marketing and fundraising experience in brand development, NBD, marketing & communications, grant & trust funding, individual fundraising, capital appeals, special events and customer relationship management. Sarah has worked within the retail, travel, automotive, event and law sectors and has worked in hospice, food poverty, cancer, terminally-ill children and education cause-related charities. Sarah has gone back to university part-time to study for an MA in Philanthropic studies. In her spare time Sarah likes to be with her husband and 3 kids, walks, plays netball (badly) and helps run a local community larder.

Flic Roberts
Associate Director

Flic MCIM brings five years social media expertise and 20 years of experience in product development, marketing and supplier management. Working in Head Office roles for Safeway and Sainsbury’s, freelancing for product suppliers, and other retailers. She now shares her knowledge with small businesses and local charities. Flic has expertise in conducting market research, analysing consumer insight and developing consumer engagement plans and applies these skills to digital content creation, social media management, and hospitality experiences. Flic is also kept busy chasing her 3 children around, enjoys entertaining and volunteering at the local primary school and Church.

Leanne Goose
Associate

Leanne has recently joined Colley Raine & Associates and brings with her two years experience in trust & grant funding. Leanne also has experience in the production of  social media creative and content. Leanne has 10 years experience in the education sector and 15 years retail experience which she uses to support our clients. When she is not working, Leanne loves to play tennis and netball and would spend every day at the coast if possible! Leanne is creative and can crochet and knit. She has 3 children of whom she is incredibly proud.

Nicola Wigmore
Associate

Nicola is a Marketing professional with 20 years B2B and B2C experience of large and SME businesses as well as independent small businesses in a variety of sectors.
Nicola is a creative marketer and currently spends most of her time helping companies with their strategy, social media marketing, web design, blogs, photography, design, event planning and copywriting. When she is not working, Nicola enjoys photography, being with her three kids and dance.

Lizzie Epsley
Associate

Lizzy is a Grant Writer with 10 years experience in the international development sector securing and managing grants from a range of Trusts, Foundations, Corporates and Institutional Donors. Her background is in the field of Infectious Diseases having studied the subject for her degree and masters at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Her grant experience encompasses a range of topics from health, education, rights and livelihoods. Lizzy has two young children to keep her busy when she’s not working and enjoys the outdoors, cooking and swimming.

Emma Melville
Associate

A copywriter with 20 years’ experience word wrangling, Emma has delivered the full range of online content and marketing collateral – to clients across the globe. Emma is as comfortable coming up with big creative ideas as researching and writing a white paper. She is skilled at finding stories and crafting content that engages different audiences, across different channels. Having worked agency and client-side, Emma understands the creative landscape from every angle. Her clients range from start-ups and SMEs, to international brands, like Vodafone and Allianz

Jim Andrews
Associate

As a TV editor with over 25 years’ experience in the animation industry, Jim has worked on some of the UK’s most popular animated series from Thomas and Friends to Bob the Builder, editing over 200 episodes of Horrid Henry and Fireman Sam. Alongside his work as an editor, Jim has produced, directed and animated short films for a number of charities including Children in Need and Nourish Community Foodbank. Jim lives in Kent with his wife and two children and when not hidden away in his shed, animating or editing, Jim can be found organising community events and coaching his daughter’s football team.

Lisa Beaumont
Associate

Lisa Beaumont MCIM has over 20 years experience in publishing and advertising. Recently, Lisa identified a gap in digital marketing and developed her skills in social-listening to deliver qualified leads to SME’s and sole traders. Lisa has a passion for community engagement projects; Trinity Theatre, Different Strokes West Kent which she established in 2015 and Rusthall Community Arts to name a few. As well as being an Associate, Lisa runs her own consultancy. Following her survival from a brain haemorrhage in 2011, she continues  to fight to improve her health, despite some ongoing disabilities. Lisa lives with her family in Tunbridge Wells, is an avid consumer of media, is a Radio4 addict and writes poetry as a hobby.

Mark Harrison
Associate

Mark is an award-winning portrait photographer and video director with 30 years’ experience. No two days are the same for Mark, he could be found shooting in hotel rooms, boardrooms or attached to the side of an airplane. Mark photographs people from all walks of life, from Presidents to prisoners; clients from Burberry to Sky, the Times Magazine to Paris Match. Favourites have included Benedict Cumberbatch, Prof. Stephen Hawking and a firefighter from Grenfell Tower. The National Portrait Gallery bought three of his images and he was joint winner of the Portrait of Britain competition in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

David Taylor
Associate

David is a digital management consultant with 25 years’ experience of the media, garnered from a career in journalism, in-house media relations, PR, marketing, social media training and consultancy. He is the founder of DNAsix®, a business consultancy and franchise business helping organisations survive, compete and ultimately thrive in today’s digital marketplace. He has co-authored two books on digital marketing and social media and run hundreds of digital and social media training courses.

Sarah Gentry
Associate

Sarah is a Voice over artist and broadcaster with over 20 years of experience. Her extensive media skills are built on the foundation of her BBC Editorial Training – She takes great pride in her work and is dubbed the “one take wonder”. Everything she does is done with integrity and stems from a professional, level headed approach, with a quirky aftertaste!

Tom Hawkins
Associate

Tom is a former journalist with more than 15 years’ experience working in business-to-business communications. He has been published in The Independent, Huffington Post and City AM, Campaign and The Grocer to name a few. He has managed content across digital and social channels as well as major projects in print, and has also worked agency-side in B2B public relations. When not writing or ferrying his daughters to ballet or gymnastics, you’re likely to find Tom on two wheels somewhere in the Kent countryside.