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 began life in January 2011, becoming one of the UK’s first specialist social media agencies. Award-winning BBC journalist Mark Saxby and his team began providing a service which proved social media could be used effectively in business.

Since then we have trained nearly 1000 business people in social media from across the UK, Europe and the USA. We manage the social media for larger companies in the United Kingdom and internationally. See our clients list here.

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 is Treetops Hospice in Derbyshire 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 and what our customers think about us.

The Status Social team

Mark Saxby social media trainer 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 runs Status Social’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and if it weren’t for her dodgy right knee, 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.

George Pritchard cropped and black and whiteGeorge works behind the scenes at Status Social in our administration team, ensuring we continue to deliver great customer service which is efficient and accurate. He is also studying manufacturing engineering at Loughborough University.

Not only is George a whiz at administration, he is also a dab hand at sewing. When he found it cost £5.95 to buy a bandana for his girlfriend’s dog, he was so outraged he taught himself how to use a sewing machine so he could make one himself. Saving himself 25p.