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 focussed.

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 journalist Mark Saxby.

With a base in both Derby and Nottingham we have trained more than 1200 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.

We have built our business around honesty, trust and jargon-free English and aim to be as ethical as possible. Our charity of the year for 2015 is Annabel’s Angels in Derby and we give a discount to all other charities.

For a free consultation call us on 01332 776910 or 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.



Our values

Status Social provides second-to-none strategic social media services which are delivered creatively, honestly and ethically. We promise to use use plain English, deliver outstanding service and have fun along the way.

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 43…)

Claire Hannon Social Media Consultant Derby and Nottingham MonoClaire began her working life at the Derby Telegraph before joining Derbyshire County Council’s communications team. She worked on the authority’s social media accounts, particularly on promoting events and engagement.

Claire is Status Social’s go-to person when it comes to Pinterest. She also manages social media accounts, runs training workshops and answers difficult social media questions. She is very sporty and if it weren’t for her dodgy right knee, Claire would have undoubtedly won the 100 metres gold medal at this year’s Commonwealth Games.


KerryDirector 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.

Caroline Salmon Status Social social media management and trainingCaroline is the mother of the office – making sure everything in Status Social runs smoothly, ensuring our clients know what’s going on and that we all eat properly.

Caroline spent 15 years working at Royal Crown Derby where she worked in personnel, reception, sales and took visitors on tours of the factory. She is currently designing a set of porcelain figurines of the Status Social team which will hit the high streets any time soon…


James Capps social media management at Status Social in DerbyJames manages our social media accounts, working with our clients, as well as producing great social media content and looking after the website. James studied journalism at the University of Derby where he presented his own sports radio show.

James collects statistics at Burton Albion and Derby County in his spare time and is adept at letting the Status Social team know how long they spend in possession of coffee mugs and amount of time taken up chatting. James has also undertaken an ambitious project to learn the capital city of every country in the world. When he finally gets accepted onto Pointless, the world will be his oyster.