Who's behind The VA Project?
The Business Stuff...
Hi, I'm Wendy Payne, a highly experienced and results-driven CIM qualified markeeter with a natural creative flair. I have over 10 years' marketing experience and demonstrated history of working in many industries including manufacturing, leisure and tourism, assisted living and healthcare to name a few.
Skilled in B2B and B2C marketing strategy, traditional, digital and content creation, integrated marketing campaigns, asset and literature design, event planning, product launch and brand management.
Using skills gained from my entertainment and teaching background with a 2:1 (BA Honours) degree, PGCE qualification and Certificate in Professional Marketing, I apply creativity and fine-tuned organisation to my work and I'm ready to help take your business to the next level!
The Fun Stuff...
My passions: Travel, my miniature schnauzers, colouring my hair and raising awareness of the horrors of puppy farming
My hobbies: Baking (have you seen The Baking Project?), cycling, creating digital art, reading and listening to podcasts
My favourite season: Spring when the blossom comes out, or autumn when I can cosy up on the sofa with a big jumper and a good Netflix binge
Favourite holiday: There's just too many to choose from. Possibly driving Route 66 in the US, backpacking in Thailand or taking my dog on a roadtrip around France (see pic)
Favourite food: Anything wrapped in pastry, toad in the hole, ice cream and cake!
Fun fact about me: I used to have pet goats as a child
Favourite quote: It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice
Want to know more? Let's connect on LinkedIn
Lydia Ashley, Customade Group
Wendy is a hard working, focused, and capable marketeer with impeccable vision and drive to orchestrate complex and effective campaigns.
I had the pleasure of being led, taught and nurtured by Wendy at the beginning of my career and I think myself lucky to have learned from such a driven individual who projects her own creativity, dedication and know-how onto everything she does, both big and small.
Wendy is highly skilled and faultless to work with, bringing an air of professionalism into the work place but also celebrating each individuals differences and using them to the advantage of the team.
It would be an honour to work with Wendy again and I hope our paths cross in the future.
Michael Kirby, Astor-Bannerman Care
I worked with Wendy for 6 years. She is thoroughly professional and has a great eye for the detail. Wendy has a creative streak and seems to find it incredibly easy (I’m sure it isn’t!) to come up with marketing and promotional ideas that are anything but the same old thing.
She is a great communicator, great to work alongside but most importantly, she is a dedicated marketeer.
I am truly sorry I don’t have the pleasure of working alongside her any longer however, my loss is someone else’s gain.
Good luck Wendy
Lucy Hemingway, OpeMed (United Care) Ltd
Working with Wendy is a real pleasure; we worked seamlessly together on a joint venture project to promote the Mencap campaign, Changing Places.
Wendy has a keen eye for detail and is keen to generate interesting and inspiring ideas for our ongoing project.
Wendy proves to have a strong understanding of digital, online marketing and content creation.
I would not hesitate to work with Wendy on any project.
James Stuart Smith, Astor-Bannerman (Medical) Ltd
I thoroughly recommend Wendy.
She was a diligent and outstanding employee for the whole time she worked for us, starting in a very junior temporary role and ending up eventually managing the whole marketing function.
Matthew Williams, TUI Group
I was fortunate enough to have Wendy on my team working overseas for the world’s largest holiday company TUI Group. During this time I had the pleasure of seeing her excel at customer relations, planning and leading the hotel teams from strength to strength exceeding customer expectations. She is always known to go the “extra smile” (well mile) by driving forward projects with passion and enthusiasm.
I remember Wendy taking it upon herself to improve team morale and engagement by implementing additional communications, events and other tasks that extended well beyond the scope of her role, like championing the teams development through effective coaching. She will always be remembered by such great contributions to the team.
I truly enjoyed working with Wendy and I know the full overseas operations team did too. I’m sure her career will continue to thrive and grow, as am I hopeful that our careers path will join together again and we'll work alongside each other once more…