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 and ITV journalist Mark Saxby.

We have trained more than 1,300 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.

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 promise

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

Our charity of the year for 2015 is the wonderful Annabel’s Angels 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…)

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.

Social media consultant 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 wasn’t for her dodgy right knee, Claire would have undoubtedly won the 100 metres gold medal at last year’s Commonwealth Games.


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.

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…


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.