We’re the winners of the Business Excellence Awards, Sales and Marketing Agency of the Year 2019/2020. This is independent recognition of our skills and services in generating marketing strategy that sells your business.
Based in Birmingham UK, but working on an international stage, OWB is a marketing agency with a wealth of knowledge and know-how when it comes to creating campaigns that work for a wide range of clients. We take getting results seriously, but seriously enjoy what we do and think creatively about how to add value and get the best results for your business and your budget.
We are extremely passionate about our clients, our people and what we do
We have expertise but we are also keen to try, test and develop our learning with you on your journey
We are honest, upfront and intensely driven to achieve real results for our clients
We are committed to excellence across design, digital, advertising, direct marketing and research
Meet the team
Andrew has worked in senior client-side positions for global brands including TNT and Blagden Industries Group and marketing agencies across the UK and overseas.
Andrew is chair of the newly formed Institute of Directors Greater Birmingham branch, fellow of the RSA and a member of the Reform Club. He is former non-executive director for St Giles Hospice group and Business Link West Midlands, where he was also made an ambassador for creative industries.
He was awarded ‘Director of the Year’ in the small business category in the 2017 IoD West Midlands Awards.
Aside from day to day running of the agency, Shari is either found in her kayak or indulging her passion for motorcycles which includes running an online classic motorcycle business importing and selling Harley Davidsons from Europe and the USA.
Norm has a degree in Visual Communication with Illustration from the University of Derby and a Diploma in Art and Design from Manchester Metropolitan University.
As Senior Designer at OWB Norm now works on leading projects, continually developing top quality creative.
Outside the studio, Rachel likes nothing more than being outdoors, exploring new places with her whippet Willow.
Providing a fresh perspective to design and a strong natural flair, Bryony has become an integral part of the OWB Design Team.
Driven to continue her professional development, Bryony puts her motivation down to the pleasure of working with OWB’s broad and exciting variety of Clients.
Outside of designing Dave has a love of film and music. He also enjoys swimming, running, walking, snowboarding and cycling.
Graduating from University of Birmingham with a BA honours degree in Marketing Management, his previous roles include in-house CRM Designer for a leading pub retailer & brewer and a Senior Marketing & Design Specialist for a FTSE 100 company.
Zubes is self-motivated & driven, with over 12 years’ experience in design for both print & digital... There’s plenty of creativity still left in him!
In his spare time enjoys going to the gym, long walks with his rottweiler ‘Duke’, and eating (not so much cooking).
Now a Senior Account Manager at OWB, Claire liaises with our clients, making sure they’re happy and projects are completed on time.
In her spare time Claire loves all things food related, caffeine and exercising.
Christiaan is originally from Rotterdam moved over to the UK in 2010. Birmingham is his new favourite city!
He loves cooking and running.
In her spare time she horse rides and is an Avid Foodie type so is passionate about cooking and taste driving Birmingham’s eclectic and ever growing food scene.
Having worked across a broad spectrum of market sectors, both in-house and consultancy-side, Jenny’s true passion lies in unearthing brand, company and client stories and developing them for press exposure.
Jenny’s work has taken her across the UK, developing and implementing PR campaigns for the British Army as well as the housing, construction and consumer sectors. She has also worked in Central America, setting up a social media presence for an adventure travel company located in rural Nicargua.
A keen media spectator and speaker, Jenny is also a PR trainer for small business owners.
She enjoys photography, music, dancing and keep fit, and is also a mum to creatures with wings, with fur and most importantly, two legs.
We strive to create the most dynamic, effective work for our clients, achieving results that far exceed our clients expectations. Whilst there is no greater accolade than amazing feedback from a delighted client…it’s also nice to win an award or two…
WINNER MEDIA & CREATIVE | Insider International Trade Awards
WINNER MARKETING & CREATIVE | Birmingham Post Business Awards
HIGHLY COMMENDED IoD Awards
TOP 100 RAR Top 100 Agency
ACCREDITED Google Partner
WINNER DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR | IoD Director of the Year West Midlands
FINALIST DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR | IoD Director of the Year National
WINNER AGENCY OF THE YEAR | Birmingham Prestige Awards 2019
WINNER ADVERTISING AGENCY OF THE YEAR | Corporate Livewire Awards 2019
FINALISTS Business Excellence Awards 2019
WINNER SALES AND MARKETING AGENCY OF THE YEAR | Birmingham Business Excellence Awards 2019
OWB founded by Directors Richard Oakley, Shari Bryan and Andy Wilkinson.
OWB moves into new premises at Faraday Wharf, Birmingham.
MBO to re-structure to present format.
OWB achieves ISO9001 Accreditation and Investor in People standard.
OWB joins international marketing network.
Andy named in Insider ’42 under 42′.
OWB achieves ICO Accreditation.
Due to expansion OWB moves into larger, new premises
at The Bond, Birmingham.
OWB wins Insider ‘International Agency of the Year’.
OWB wins Birmingham Post ‘Marketing Agency of the Year’.
OWB named in RAR Top 100 Design Agencies.
Andy Highly Commended at IoD Awards.
Awarded Google Partner Status.
Digital Entrepreneur Awards – Shortlisted Finalist
Birmingham Post Awards Winner – Creative Comunications and Digital Agency of the Year 2016
National Business Awards – SME of the Year Finalist
Financial Services Forum – Marketing Effectiveness Awards Highly Commended
Andy Wilkinson MD shortlisted for the IoD Director of the Year Awards 2017 – UK Finals in the SME Company award category
Andy Wilkinson Wins Director of the Year, IoD West Midlands, SME category OWB Finalist Birmingham Post Business Awards
OWB wins Business Excellence Awards 2019 in the Sales and Marketing Category
OWB moves to the fantastic St Paul’s Square
At OWB we are proud of our Birmingham heritage and the businesses we work with and support locally. But our reach goes far beyond the Midlands, and beyond the UK too. Recently our work with our International partners has reaped awards in the form of Insider International Marketing category Winner for our work in Europe specifically with our partner Eluere in France and Trio Group in Germany, Hong Kong and the Windward Isles, helping our clients to make important International contacts and deliver marketing strategies in new markets.
Our international network gives us unparalleled reach for research and brand knowledge, unique partnering to boost your international marketing programmes and the scope of huge global facilities that can innovatively add an exciting new dimension to your campaign.
To open global opportunities for your business speak to Andy, drop in for a coffee and let’s see how we can help you.
As part of the LDC tour in 2010 we were a part of a team that raised a cumulative £185,000 for 9 charities.
We support and sponsor amateur and grass roots sports through our sponsorship of Walsall RFC and Bournville Whites Football Club.
Belfry Sporting Club, a founding supporter of this dinner club which assists in fundraising across the region and is the oldest dinner club of its type in the UK.
In 2014 we supported Walking with the Wounded to help injured troops to get into work with a sponsored walk attended by 800 people on the Langdale Pikes raising some £250,000.
OWB is proud to support the all-new Gibbon Forest at Twycross Zoo this fabulous new environment launched in 2016.
Each year OWB attend the LDC annual charity quiz which raised a staggering £120,000.
We supported the Copa del CL football tournament at the famous St George’s Park, where our very own Mark Norman made his debut. 2020 will be our second year and we are hoping to get into the final.
In 2019, we donated our name and purchased a plaque in the Centre of Haematology which will help raise money to fund a Cure Leukaemia specialist research nurse for 3 years.
In 2020, we announced Cure Leukaemia as our charity of the year. Due to the pandemic a lot of what we had planned didn’t go ahead, we continued to raise money for this wonderful charity, including sponsoring the Manchester leg of RunTAPBoyRun.
We support a range of charities and business’ including St Giles Hospice, MacMillan Cancer Care and NICE Charity.