A little bit about Queen Bee
Queen Bee was founded in 2014 — inspired by our Manchester heritage and the worker bee philosophy of industriousness, teamwork and diligence. It’s no secret our name was also homage to Joan Holloway in MadMen (the queen bee of the office) who embodies intelligence, strength of character and determination. Qualities we strive for in our hive everyday!
Having worked in marketing and communications for over 18 years, I love a good plan. Doing the research, brainstorming ideas, figuring out the logistics and mapping it all out. I still love that, but, since starting to Queen Bee, it turns out I’m the techy one. Who knew? Finding software and systems that offer us and our clients a better way of working, or a solution to a problem, is something akin to joy! When working with small business owners, we inevitably invest some of ourselves in their success, so when a client says they feel like we know their business better then they do (check out our testimonials!) it’s the ultimate compliment.
Three things I couldn’t live without:
Tea – in my honeypot mug
11am snack – before the hanger creeps in
My phone... I mean my family
I've worked on building brands for over 18 years, having honed my craft in advertising agencies and working on campaigns you'll have seen across the UK. I certainly love a creative challenge; whether that's starting from a blank piece of paper or finding ways to improve and breathe new life into an existing brand. Now, working with small business owners, I’m able to draw upon my experience, to navigate what people really want for their business. Reading between the lines and getting into their head (in a non-spooky way!) is so important. Then, being able to translate those ideas into something tangible, gives me such a buzz. That, and the copious amounts of black coffee I’m renowned for consuming on a daily basis!
Three things I couldn't live without:
Hourly caffeine hit
My boys including our pup Frank
Lucy started her career as a copywriter for a national public sector magazine before moving into marketing and subsequently PR for a number of years. She joined Queen Bee as an associate in 2017 and has relished having the opportunity to flex her copywriting muscles once again. Operating a project plan with military precision, Lucy keeps us all on track and never misses a deadline!
Laura’s experience as an office manager, particularly within the hectic, creative environment of an advertising agency, has made her the go-to person to make things happen. After starting a decluttering business in 2017, she moved into freelance office support helping us with all aspects of administration, implementation and processes. Clearly, organisation is in her DNA!