Meet our team

Innovators, leaders and passionate collaborators… your agency team, highly focused on delivering significant impact

Our own culture, our own teams are shaped by the desire to create powerful sustained engagement with the right communications and to produce experiences that truly empower audiences. We want to change attitudes and behaviours to deliver improved measurable value to our clients and their respective communities.

So if we are your agency, nothing matters more than the people we select to work with you.

Group HQ: Europe

Jeremy Garbett, Founder, Deeper Blue Ltd

Jeremy Garbett

Project Director – Creative & Delivery

My early journey though fine art and design colleges became far spicier when I finally entered the real world of business communications. My wide ranging apprenticeship there across a multitude of channels including film, VT, AV and live events encouraged me to consider all the different aspects of creating engaging and effective communications.

There is a huge skill and craft in properly planning, designing and creatively profiling a product, brand or service that truly leads to attitudinal and then behavioural change. And, right now, those skills are even more vital.

We wish to be considered as a client partner, adding true value to all the work we do and being judged accordingly. We describe our approach as a more thoughtful partnership creating sustained relationships on all levels. One that delivers measurable and profitable value for our client partners through fabulous work.

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Laurence Croneen, Founder, Deeper Blue Ltd

Laurence Croneen

Project Director – Strategy & Content

Gathering people together remains such as strong and powerful experience. It provides a richer, and more emotional connection that has the potential to engage and move people.

For this reason, I’m even more excited about the future possibilities for our agency, and even more relived that I decided to make a career in the marketing discipline that has been diversely described as industrial theatre; face-to-face; live events and experiential.

Whatever descriptive you use, our industry remains a unique stepping stone for brands to truly engage with their most important audiences. Deeper Blue’s point of difference is to extend that engagement over a longer period of time – generating sustained value and dispelling the myth that events can be a ‘one-hit wonder’.

The gathering of experience over the past two decades has provided me an invaluable foundation. The grafting of that experience with tomorrow’s technologies and methods of communication will determine our success. It’s about adopting alternative mind-sets and challenging new ways of thinking. Which is why the spirit and flexibility of our Deeper Blue agency is better positioned to tackle the future than the big, hulking beasts of yesteryear’s Marketing Services conglomerates who want you to connect on their terms rather than on yours.

We think there’s a better way to connect with you.

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Paul Barton

Paul Barton

Head of Business Development

Building understanding, trust and having open lines of communication helps to ensure the delivery of successful projects and long lasting relationships. It’s that initial relationship building where we define what our clients challenges and how we can help them to overcome them that I really enjoy. One of our biggest clients recently told me that ‘every time I come to Deeper Blue with a problem and they solve it for me in an innovative and effective way’. It’s great to have the confidence in knowing that’s what our partners think of us.

Deeper Blue has delivered incredible results across a wide range of industry sectors and we offer businesses and brands more than just a here and now solution. With every project, we consider how our delivery will have a lasting legacy and will sustain engagement over the medium and longer term.

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Sam Henshaw, Deeper Blue Ltd

Sam Henshaw

Head of Production

From live events to film production, we design, connect and integrate real and virtual communications to generate a more meaningful dialogue with the most important people in the world: yours. Crucially – we don’t just tackle your communication problems, we deliver the solution too. All pre, onsite and post-production elements on all programmes including major aspects of digital development and digital communication, team management, graphics/artwork assets and precise budget management.

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Charlotte Edwards, Deeper Blue Ltd

Charlotte Edwards

Executive Producer

As an Executive Producer, no day is ever the same! From delivering behavioural change projects for some of the biggest and well-known automotive brands, through to implementing organisational wide training programmes and creating large-scale immersive events, I love the variety and challenge of each new project. Being part of a creative team which puts insight and impact at its core, we really understand what outcomes our clients want, and make them happen. Deeper Blue is about so much more than creating innovative experiences, we work in partnership with our clients to deliver genuine sustained engagement, making change stick.

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Naomi Garbett, Deeper Blue Ltd

Naomi Garbett

Special Projects – Manager

From live events to film production, we design, connect and integrate real and virtual communications to generate a more meaningful dialogue with the most important people in the world: yours. Crucially – we don’t just tackle your communication problems, we deliver the solution too. All pre, onsite and post production elements on communication programmes including major aspects of digital development and digital communication, team management, graphics and artwork assets, content development and precise budget management.

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Chris Roberts, Deeper Blue Ltd

Chris Roberts

Non-Executive Director – Automotive Specialist

I am an experienced motor industry executive who has CEO level experience in Retail Automotive and C Suite experience at an OEM level. Most recently, I was European Network Development Director for Opel/Vauxhall working within GM. My responsibilities included management of the European Dealer footprint and performance, including pan European training and development and leading their European digital sales strategy.

I have chaired and been Non-Executive Director of a number of organisations, and am currently the Business Development and Operations Director for a major UK PLC Dealer Group.

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Asia HQ: India

Victor Maxwell

DBAP – Associate Partner

My event management experience spans over over 22 years, ranging from large scale to smaller sized events for various global corporate clients. During my long tenure in the industry I have gained significant insight and experience into event production, including planning & execution, client servicing, branding, promotion and operations. With strong expertise in client and stakeholder engagement, I have a proven track record of managing operations efficiently.

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Our core associates

Brian Tobin, Deeper Blue Ltd

Brian Tobin

Senior Manager – Learning & Development

I started my career in automotive retail with BMW before joining Audi UK in a training consultancy role in 2001. Since then I have worked in people and performance consultancy roles for automotive OEMs in all major global markets. I worked and lived in Germany for three and a half years, where I was responsible for commercial training at Opel and on returning to the UK at McLaren where I looked after all on technical training for retailer partners globally.

I have worked in client slide roles for automotive OEMs as well as agency and vendor side, scoping, selling and rolling out solutions in retailer, field team and NMSC learning, management and leadership, brand growth, customer experience, sales, after sales and product. I have a solid grasp of modern digital tools, e-learning platforms and authoring tools. Having lived and worked overseas I’ve a sound grasp of the cultural nuances in emerging markets and the challenges of working in complex matrix environments.

Jeremy Malindine, Deeper Blue Ltd

Jeremy Malindine

Senior Manager – Learning & Development

I have been responsible for designing, developing and delivering high quality, blended training solutions for over 8 years with Deeper Blue – whether creating integrated learning curriculums, or devising imaginative and memorable training interventions, I work with the team to draw on a uniquely creative and passionate style to bring the messages to life. In today’s challenging sales and performance environment, I provide our partner clients with motivation, leadership and sales skills, customer service and performance management training.

Martin McKean, Deeper Blue Ltd

Martin McKean

Executive Producer & Director – Film & Animation

I am a writer, director and producer who tells powerful stories that ignite passion, change attitudes and behaviours, and help people to think differently. As Deeper Blue’s Moving Image Creative Director/Executive Producer, I bring over 20 years of leading edge communications experience to our projects and manage a world-class team of writers, directors, producers, composers, editors, animators and motion graphics artists.

Mark Oglesby, Deeper Blue Ltd

Mark Oglesby

Senior Writer

I have worked as part of the extended Deeper Blue team for many years, however the passage of time has not dimmed by enthusiasm for writing about leadership and management, products and services, and strategies and plans. Most of my expertise has involved cars and car companies, and my choice of adjectives and pithy phrases span across speeches and videos to websites and print.

Ian Fogden, Deeper Blue Ltd

Ian Fogden

Senior Designer – Environment & Virtual

I am an award-winning expert in the events industry with a strong international reputation. My career began as a stage designer in the London Theatres, and I then went on to design for London’s Festival Ballet before becoming involved in concert staging, public events, corporate launch environments and trade shows.

I have successfully designed stands and immersive brand environments around the globe for the DB team including Samsung, Masdar, SCB, VW Group, Opel, Vauxhall, Toyota and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to name just a few.

Giovanni Maiello, Deeper Blue Ltd

Gio Maiello

Senior PPT Programmer

With over 30 years’ experience in the events industry, I have all the skills at hand to deliver dynamic presentations. As well as producing the graphics, I also travel the world to run the Deeper Blue presentations onsite. In a constantly changing environment, where expectations are high, deadlines demanding and budgets tight …I still strive to put creativity at the forefront of what I deliver to the client, which is why my partnership with Deeper Blue is the perfect match.

Jeremy Clarke, Deeper Blue Ltd

Jeremy Clarke

Producer – Moving Image & Digital

As Senior Moving Image Producer, the focus of my work is to produce engaging, authentic and powerful films for Deeper Blue’s clients. The role requires me to lead both live action and animation productions from initial creative treatment through to final delivery. I’ve worked across many of Deeper Blue’s clients such as Lexus, Opel and LG – and as obvious as it might sound the best thing about working for Deeper Blue is the people. There is always a really great team spirit on each and every project that not only exists within the core team but extends out to the large pool of creative and talented freelancers we work with and, of course, the clients too.

Tom Galbraith, Deeper Blue Ltd

Tom Galbraith

Senior PPT Programmer

I have worked with the Deeper Blue team for over 8 years on face to face content planning and storyboarding, content design and animation implementation, theme design and brand consistency and on-site support throughout many of their client live events. My speciality is with content production in PowerPoint templates, some of which are multi lingual therefore taking me across the globe with the DB team. I really enjoy working across the different teams within DB, and all of the different clients that comes with our partnership.

Rob Butcher, Deeper Blue Ltd

Rob Butcher

Creative Director – Film

I have spent over 30 years working both as a creative director and film director, overseeing award-winning global, national and corporate brand immersive events and installations. As a major force within the DB team I’ve created a whole host of impactful and highly successful live communications across a number of our clients including Toyota, Fujitsu, Opel, Vauxhall and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

My industry awards include Cannes Lions, IVCA (Gold), Broadcast Pro, Dubai Film Festival and the New York and World Media Festivals (Gold).

Sol Oliver, Deeper Blue Ltd

Solveig Oliver

Senior Designer – Graphics

My experience with the founders of Deeper Blue goes back over 25 years to the halcyon days of Spectrum Communications. Ever since, I’ve had the pleasure of creating 2D graphics and illustration solutions on a plethora of wide and varied projects that never cease to challenge and engage be it a name badge, vast wall graphics, workbooks, manuals, storyboards, identities. I love it when a brief comes in from Deeper Blue, as I can really let my hair down and get creative!

Matt Onslow, Deeper Blue Ltd

Matt Onslow

Senior Project Manager

As a Senior Project Manager, I have over 13 years’ experience designing, managing and delivering a wide range of events throughout the UK and Worldwide. My experience spans event management and delivery in a variety of sectors, including Experiential Automotive, Retailer Product launches, Learning and Development, Press, Marketing and Conferences.

During this time, I have had the privilege of delivering events and projects for prestigious brands and organisations, on time and to budget, using cutting-edge technology and innovative techniques. This culminates in the successful delivery of memorable events and maximising participant engagement.

With an approachable and professional attitude, I have the agility to understand that every project is unique and has ever-changing requirements. I work well under pressure, adopting a hands-on approach, thriving in the onsite live event environment.

Issy Arthur, Deeper Blue Ltd

Issy Arthur

Project Manager

I have worked in the Event Management and Customer Experience industry for over 10 years, working alongside brands such as McLaren, Rolls-Royce and Toyota. I enjoy working alongside clients to bring an event to life and is driven by customer satisfaction.

Chuck Crampton, Deeper Blue Ltd

Chuck Crampton

Senior Designer – Technical Production

With over 40 years of experience in live event production – I have worked with a multitude of clients across the world. I am responsible for the overall direction of technical production, including sourcing trusted suppliers and ensuring that high-quality production standards are met. I love being able to bring together my knowledge of local and more far flung suppliers, and helping to deliver the best for our clients.

Sarah Geal, Deeper Blue Ltd

Sarah Geal

Project Manager

My extensive project management skillset has been developed and directed to help support DB’s insight-driven solutions for corporate organisations across industry sectors including IT, telecoms, automotive, pharmaceutical and luxury brands. My expertise has in particular helped drive cultural change in our work with Jeep across Asia-Pacific and Cadillac’s relaunch programme in Europe.

Chris Omand, Deeper Blue Ltd

Chris Omand

Director of Photography

I am one of Deeper Blue’s esteemed cameramen and I thoroughly enjoy helping to create fantastic films, whether it’s a considered information piece or a dynamic car power test.

Kurt Fraser, Deeper Blue Ltd

Kurt Fraser

Luxury Sector Consultant

With over 15 years of experience, I have had the privilege of directing several prestigious creative, marketing and sales assignments across a range of luxury sectors, including destination tourism, luxury property, yachting and more. I am regularly called upon to fill strategic leadership roles that help shape brands, reinvigorate marketing programmes, enhance sales effectiveness and build high performing teams.

Philippe Duvivier, Deeper Blue Ltd

Philippe Duvivier

Psychologist

I have over 30 years of HR and transformation experience in business including ten years at board level. This includes extensive automotive experience where I was previously director of human resources for a leading international group, specialising in the distribution of premium and luxury brands. Here, I acquired experience of major brands and their approach in various markets both at a strategic and operational level.

I have a master’s degree in psychology with a specialisation in adult education and strives to develop the human dimension in business. My passion lies in the design and running of programs for leaders and managers, focused on teamwork and continuous improvement of managerial practices.