About CQ

CQ Marketing Services, founded in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, was initially started on a part time basis in 2008 by Jackie Cook and became a full time business in May 2012. CQ Marketing Services became CQ Strategic Marketing Ltd in January 2014 to better reflect the
strategic approach taken to the marketing needs of our customers. The next step for the business was also becoming a limited company.

We have over 50 years’ combined experience in marketing across a range of industries including engineering and manufacturing, and professional services.

In 2014, we moved into offices in Killamarsh, Sheffield. As the team increased in 2016, we moved into a larger unit and set up a Leeds office to support our growing West Yorkshire client base.


In the summer of 2017, we relocated our Sheffield head office to Rotherham, as a more central location for expanding our South Yorkshire market.

Our mission

Our mission is to deliver a specialist professional strategic marketing service which increases our customer's understanding of their market and that enables a drive for growth.


We share marketing knowledge and skills to improve strategic marketing capability in manufacturing, engineering and professional services.


We increase awareness of diversity, capabilty and advances in the manufacturing and engineering sectors.

Our values

  • To bring creativity to our marketing solutions in our design and approach 
  • To provide quality service and advice
  • To provide a proactive personal service
  • To make our customers needs a priority
  • To continuously improve personally and as a business in our marketing and business knowledge
  • To share our experience and knowledge within our team and provide a expert resource to the business community
  • To adopt a professional approach, being trusted and respected advisors
  • To provide added value through challenging your existing perceptions and processes
  • To work in partnership with our team, clients and suppliers

Our People

Jackie Cook

Managing Director


Mobile: 07789 683373


Email:   jackie@cqstrategicmarketing.com


Jackie holds an MSc in Marketing Management, is a Chartered Marketer and Fellow of the Chartered Institute in Marketing. She has over 17 years' experience in marketing with engineering, manufacturing and professional services.

Jackie is joint Head of the Pride for the Lyons Den, a networking group for senior business
leaders in the Sheffield City Region, and is an associate of the Institute of Directors. She has
also been involved with Connect Yorkshire, a networking and personal development group
across South and West Yorkshire since 2012.

Jackie is a STEM Ambassador and member of the The work-wise Foundation Executive
Committee and Get up to Speed Committee, both involved with helping young people develop careers in engineering and manufacturing. Jackie is also a Mentor with the CIM Mentor Scheme.

Gaynor Carr

Senior Designer


Mobile: 07886 396811


Email:  gaynor@cqstrategicmarketing.com


Gaynor has many years’ experience in design for print for large corporates, SMEs and small/micro businesses, and set up as a freelance 9 years ago. Her work includes promotional and corporate documentation layout and presentation, branding, logo and graphic design and artwork, exhibition and display material, business stationery including business cards, flyers, posters and brochures, and high quality reports and tender documents.

Nicola Steeples

Bookkeeper (part-time)


Office:   01709 430491


Email:   accounts@cqstrategicmarketing.com


Nicola has 25 years accounts experience having held Audit Senior positions for a number of leading accountancy firms, she then moved into industry as Finance Manager for various national charities.  She is AAT qualified.  Nicola is responsible for bookkeeping, sales and purchase ledgers and credit control.

Alex Marshall

PA/Admin (part-time)


Office: 01709 430491


Email: admin@cqstrategicmarketing.com


Alex is our PA/Administrator, responsible for meetings and events bookings, as well as diary management for our MD, Jackie.


She has a background in content writing, editing, transcription and social media management, and has worked in Marketing, Communications, and Administrative roles since leaving University.


Ross Hammond

IT Support


Mobile:  01709 470073


Email:   ross.hammond@itdeskuk.com


IT Desk (UK) has been established for 10 years providing a proactive IT support and management service. Our approach is simple, to be your IT department and to run in parallell with your business objectives and goals whilst providing a cost effective solution. Working in the background, we're able to flag up issues, report them to you and get them fixed. Why? because we want to see you grow and not be hindered by IT.

Maria Elliott

HR Support, Chartered CIPD


Mobile:  07877 655487


Email:   maria@engageinpeople.co.uk


Maria qualified with a post-graduate Diploma in HRM in 1999 and has worked with various SMEs, providing advice, guidance and support. She is experienced in all elements of HR, specialising in effective recruitment, change management, business improvement and culture re-alignment. She follows the Engage 4 Success movement, and is experienced in the Investors in People Standard, having recently achieved IIP Bronze accreditation. Maria is a certified Thomas International Practitioner, as well as a partner for My HR Toolkit.

Our People - October 2017
CQ Our People v11.pdf
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CQ Strategic Marketing Brochure


Contact CQ

To find out how we can help you develop your marketing strategy or implement your marketing plan contact us today.

Email: info@cqstrategicmarketing.com 


Leeds office

Tel: 0113 467 0370

Rotherham office

Tel: 01709 430491


Head office CQ Strategic Marketing Ltd

Moorgate Crofts Business Centre, South Grove, Rotherham, S60 2DH

CQ Strategic Marketing brochure - October 2017
For marketing strategy, planning and practical support, please download our brochure for details of our full range of marketing services.
CQ SM minibrochure v4.pdf
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CQ Marketing Academy - October 2017
For marketing training, coaching and mentoring
CQ MA minibrochure v3.pdf
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