About us

About us

We want to help you make money through social media. Whether through increasing direct sales, generating leads, raising brand awareness or improving your customer service, we are purely business focused.

Status Social is one of the UK’s longest established and most experienced specialist social media agencies and is led by award-winning former BBC and ITV journalist Mark Saxby.

We have trained approximately 1,500 business people in social media from across the UK, Europe and worldwide. We manage the social media for companies in the United Kingdom and internationally, generating nearly half a million pounds in social media sales for us and our clients.

We were named Derbyshire’s Creative Business of the Year by US travel management company, Concur Technologies in 2016.

For a free consultation call us on 01332 776910 or 0115 8248 242. Alternatively email us. Otherwise, find out more about what we do.

Our clients are the best people to tell you all about us – here are a few logos you may recognise. Take a look at our list of clients to read what they have to say about us and read some of our fabulous social media case studies.


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Our values

We are a value-led business. We don’t compromise on what we believe to be important. Our values are being honest and ethical; plain-speaking and accurate; creative and fun; demonstrating strong teamwork and open feedback. We recruit through our values; our three-month appraisals are set according to our values; we discuss our values every team meeting; and we have them printed large on our studio wall!

Our charity of the year for 2016 is the First Steps eating disorder charity and we give a discount to all other charities.

The Status Social team

Mark Saxby social media expert Derby Mark was trained in how to use social media by the BBC while news editor of BBC Radio Derby. His career in journalism spans 20 years and includes jobs in television, radio, newspapers, magazines and even running his own press agency. While at the BBC, his team won numerous awards and he raised listening figures at every station he managed at.

Mark runs most of Status Social’s training workshops and is a successful blog writer, generating more than 90,000 hits. He runs an international campaign against the evils of quiche and reached the final of the Institute of Directors East Midlands’ Young Director of the Year (even though he’s 44…)


Director Kerry is the analytical brains behind Status Social. Her attention to detail is frightening and her ability to spot a grammatical error astounding. This follows a career as a debt counselling centre manager, office manager and accounts supremo.

Kerry manages Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and LinkedIn groups for clients and helps Status Social keep on top of the latest developments in the social media world. Kerry also took on the Dragons during the Derby Telegraph’s Local Business Accelerator competition… and won.


Christabel Bancroft social media strategy Derby NottinghamChristabel manages the social media accounts of our clients and those of Status Social. Christabel studied journalism at the University of Sunderland where she also published a magazine.

Christabel is a lover of real ale and cycling; kickboxes and has sung in a choir. So if you ever meet her while cycling down a dark alley alongside a cathedral and try to steal her beer then you better watch out.


Lorna Burrows Social Media Derby (2)Lorna managed the social media for Derby College before coming to Status Social to manage our social media accounts. A talented content creator, Lorna used her artistic skills to produce videos, stunning photos and conduct interviews to use on the college’s profiles, as well as teaching students how to use social media.

Always keen to grow, Lorna, who began her career as a social media apprentice, is studying journalism part time at the University of Derby. Lorna is rather too keen on selfies, once telling one of the Status Social directors: “You’d take more selfies if you looked as good as me.” We’ll let you decide on that one…

Chris Anastasi social media squareChris began his career in social media working on the forefront of digital customer services with the online streaming service Now TV. From there he moved onto setting up and running teams for Sky social media and defining the platform for a Sky Store service. He also ran EE’s first venture into online customer services through its pilot phase.

As a social media consultant, Chris finds himself applying both his industry experience and creative flair to our training workshops and social media account management. Also a talented screenplay writer, Chris currently has a feature film in production although we are struggling to take him seriously since he started modelling his hair on a Mr Whippy ice cream.