The collective wit and wisdom of the core team has shaped our reputation and makes us fun to work with! 

Together with Binsey’s burrowing bravura, our combined skills are highly complementary and create a formidable backbone to the company. 

If you need help or advice with your marketing or PR strategy give us a call. We’d be more than happy to help. 


Philippa began her career working in the media department of Procter and Gamble. After a brief spell in a local agency, she went on to establish a full service agency, The CMC Group, which traded from 1986-1997 and employed some 40 staff, counting some of the region’s biggest brands – Procter and Gamble, Flymo, Sage, Tommee Tippee and Northern Electric – as its clients

In 1998 she established Clothier Lacey & Co (CLC), which has earned a solid reputation for its professionalism, knowledge and reliability – particularly within the construction, education and professional sectors.

Philippa’s philosophy is totally focused on quality and service delivery and a high percentage of work comes via recommendation.

What’s your favourite catchphrase? Put a beggar on horseback and he’ll ride to hell.

Where’s your favourite place in the North East? Jesmond, it’s a little village with such a great atmosphere – and it’s where I live!

What’s at the top of your bucket list? Taking the Blue Train from Pretoria to Cape Town – and travelling more generally.

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Mandy (aka Millie) is dedicated, reliable and unflappable! With over 30 years-experience in the fields of advertising, public relations, event and project management – no inconsistency gets past her. With a keen eye for detail and her background as a marketing agency production manager, Millie takes the lead on managing most of our major projects and events.

She and Philippa have worked together sine 1992—their relationship spans 27 years—so they make a great team and are almost interchangeable.

What’s your favourite catchphrase? Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice.

Where’s your favourite place in the North East? My cosy home on Hadrian’s Wall

What’s at the top of your bucket list? Kicking it – a long time from now hopefully.

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Leigh’s background in media and sales make her well placed to hound media contacts to ensure our articles are used. When she’s not chatting to an editor here, or schmoozing a journalist there, she’s also our expert at award entries, with many client wins under her belt!

Being the social butterfly that she is, Leigh excels in event organisation and social functions as she is very personable and a superb organiser.

What’s your favourite catchphrase?  Go on, set y’sel away….

Where’s your favourite place in the North East? My home. We’ve done a lot of work to it and each time I pull on to the drive I smile.  The whole family loves to gather at my house, and, I think, we have a view to die for.

What’s at the top of your bucket list? To visit Oz and soon.

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