Mark joins ADVNTR Media Group as Head of Brand Development after a successful tenure as Cycle Channel Manager at 2pure. Working with some of the industry’s most respected brands, such as POC, Feedback Sports, Unior, Scope, Body Glide, Knog and Ibis Cycles, has equipped him with extensive knowledge of the cycling and active lifestyle sector.
Mark contributes over 5 years of experience in brand management, marketing and sales strategy development to the team. His prior experience in specialist retail markets means he understands the unique challenges brands face in the current market place. He recognises the importance of effective brand communication and believes in turning products into experiences.
He is an avid endurance cyclist and fan of the great outdoors, a passion he shares with those in charge of him – his kids!
Andrew brings more than 15 years of technical expertise in building and maintaining websites, databases and IT infrastructures to his role as Head of Technical Design at ADVNTR Media Group. His work with clients such as BASF, Bayer, Emerson Electric and dCS has made him an expert at handling large scale projects and working to demanding deadlines.
Andrew is a results-driven problem solver, strong communicator and firm believer in a client-focused approach to project management.
Inspired by his work colleagues, he took up cycling in 2015, has since participated in several road cycling events and is now a keen explorer of his local gravel routes and outdoor events.
As Head of Marketing James combines his lifelong passion for cycling and the great outdoors with his expertise in marketing and digital infrastructures. Twelve years of marketing experience, including the medical sector, IT security distribution and the wider sports and outdoor lifestyle arena, make him an expert at helping brands reach their customers and grow. In addition, James has close to two decades of IT experience, managing everything from backend systems for large corporations to website & e-commerce platforms, under his belt.
Always an avid cyclist, James started racing mountain bikes in his teens and then sought out the adventure of longer and longer rides. In essence, he was already ‘adventure cycling’ before it had a name.
In 2018 he combined all this considerable expertise and created ADVNTR.cc as a platform for all things gravel and adventure cycling. The online magazine has since grown to 45k+ hits every month.
As Head of Creative at ADVNTR Media Group, it is James who is responsible for bringing our clients visual needs and desires to life. James honed his creative design skills in Cambridge before joining Madison where he grew his field taking on the graphical design for key house-brands Saracen and Genesis. During his 5 years with the distributor, James created a successful rebrand for Adventure Bicycles before finally becoming Lead Designer for Ridgeback where he created the face of Ridgeback and Ridgeback Kids that you see today.
James also brought the mountain bike magazine Wideopenmag to life in print. He has since gone on to work outside of the bike industry for clients such as Papa John’s, The Open University and UCC Coffee. James contributes over 7 years of design experience straight out of university both as freelance and in-house design.
Always one for the outdoor lifestyle, James enjoys both mountain biking and road cycling, conquering both the mountainous terrain of Wales and completing the RideLondon100 sportive twice.