What makes us different?

The rapid evolution of communications has brought consumers closer to brands than ever before. People are tired of generic corporate dialogue and are demanding a more interactive conversation with brands, through increasingly innovative methods.

We’re an integrated communications agency whose roots lie in brand strategy and live, experiential marketing. Twenty years of having close-up conversations with our

client’s target audiences has given us hugely valuable insights into the way people wish to interact with brands – not only face-to-face but across a range of channels.

We are unique in that we have the full complement of specialists in house, from brand consultants to architects, advertising specialists to exhibition designers, retail and digital specialists through to direct marketers and event producers.

This enables us to look at every problem from broader and more unexpected angles and means we literally build solutions from the ground up across all channels.

And we believe it’s more relevant for clients today than ever before.


Meet some of the team…

Click on any of the portraits to the right to find out more about the team!

Martin Smith

Managing Director

Martin is at the helm of the great ship Force Four, founding the company 25yrs ago. His uncanny ability to quickly identify our client’s communication issues and build brand, engagement and training solutions is legendary. His calm but enthusiastic style and desire to always ‘challenge the norm’ is welcomed by both colleagues and clients alike. When the wind is gusting to a Force 5 or more though, you’ll generally find him on (or in) a lake or the ocean.

We think he has gills!

Carol Soper

Accounts Co-ordinator

Carol is responsible for all our clients and suppliers accounts, making sure everyone gets paid, including us. Most of you probably know Carol anyway, but if you don't, there is one thing you should know - everyone loves our Carol!

Jason King

Technical Consultant

Jason is F4's Digital Guru, he is not only a creative designer but also an expert in all things digital, he previously worked for Apple Inc and is on the cutting edge of all things that involve design and technology, from Social Media Marketing, Augmented Reality, Amazon Cloud technology, Mobile Communications, Apple Store / Google Store publishing, Digital Signage via the Cloud, IT infrastructure, Retail IT deployment solutions, Video and Sound, Web and Print Design.

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."

Albert Einstein

Gavin Blythe

Sales Manager

Our very own sales aficionado and Rugby enthusiast. Gavin hits the road and preaches Force Four's word to the nearly converted.

Martin Haynes

Signage Fitter

Camera shy Martyn and his ‘boys’ are responsible for the numerous permanent display and ambient branding installations for many of our clients, and to high acclaim. Favourite saying: “easy boys, nice ‘n steady”

Jeff Pallett

AV Manager

Jeff is a self-confessed tech-geek and we’re proud to have him on the team. Guru of all things AV (Audio Visual), Jeff ensures the sound, lighting and stage sets designed and produced by our conference & events team come to life. Supremely pedantic when it comes to getting it right and super-flexible when our clients have a ‘eureka’ moment, Jeff loves the adulation from clients and the big love-in at the end of an event. Favourite saying: “Job’s a fish” (apparently that means something in techy circles!)

Jo Hooley

Event Manager

Jo is the BIG SMILE on our events team and operates at the ‘coalface’ making sure our lovely clients and their delegates are super-relaxed and super-happy. Jo also manages the bespoke workshop facilitation – her infectious smile and can-do approach are loved by clients and colleagues alike.

Favourite saying “it’d be rude not to”

Paul Long

Studio Manager

Legend has it that Paul was born with a camera in one hand and a MacBook in the other. Few have seen with him without some piece of tech or general geekery about his person. When he's not nerding out with Sci-Fi and Escape rooms he's heading up the studio applying that unique personality to creating outstanding designs to knock your socks off.

Melissa Jacques

Event Manager

Melissa is our resident Fashionista! She brings the glamour to Force Four along with 20 years business experience. There is no problem she can’t solve and no event she can’t plan, a natural fixer!

Melissa was inspired to become a professional mentor and trainer having had some great mentors in the past. She brings training sessions to life with a mix of humour and empathy helping others to reach their career goals.

Most likely to be: In the garden sunning herself with Claude the Cat and a glass of prosecco.    

Anya McSeveney

Event & Project Coordinator

Anya danced into the Force Four office to be our Event & Project Coordinator after travelling the world. She takes pride in managing the dynamic and varied projects that come her way and keeps us up to date with all the latest social media trends. How many dog posts can she get away with today?

Favourite saying: “let your smile change the world, don’t let the world change your smile!”

Rob Mitchell

Technical Training Support

Rob is our resident tech sponge. Give him a task and he’ll assimilate it like the Borg and deliver top results every time. He has a love of all things geeky, from comics to video games to tabletop games while his general knowledge makes him a pub quiz first-pick. Perhaps most of all though his happiness and enthusiasm are just so infectious.  
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