About us

About us

We have generated nearly half a million pounds in sales for us and our clients through social media. That’s HALF A MILLION POUNDS!

Status Social is one of the UK’s few specialist social media agencies. Social media is all we do. Social media changes so fast we couldn’t keep up if we also created websites, brands and ran PR campaigns.

We began life six years ago – one of the first social media consultancies in the UK – after being created by award-winning BBC journalist, Mark Saxby.


We have trained more than 1,500 business people in social media from across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Creative Industries Business of the YearWe have managed the social media for companies in the United Kingdom and internationally, generating leads, building brand awareness and supporting customer service.

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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We are a value-led business 

We don’t compromise on what we believe to be important. Our values are being honest and ethical with excellence at the heart of everything we do; 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.

Meet The Team



Derby Social Media Consultant Mark Saxby

Mark Saxby

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 an international campaign against the evils of quiche, entered a song to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest, and was named one of the Derby Telegraph Inspirational 250 in both 2015 and 2016.



Derby Social Media Specialist Kerry Saxby



Kerry Saxby

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 took on the Dragons during the Derby Telegraph’s Local Business Accelerator competition… and won.



Derby Social Media Manager Grace Golden


Grace Golden

Before joining Status Social, Grace Golden managed social media at national car dealership Motorpoint. There she worked with Status Social to launch a new car showroom in the north east. Thanks to the campaign, a record number of cars were sold on opening day.

Grace grew up in Ashby-de-la-Zouch and currently lives in Ilkeston, where she drinks rhubarb gin.





Derby Social Media Consultant Henry Skinner

Henry Skinner

Having interned with us in 2015, Henry eventually joined Status Social as a full time Social Media Consultant. He’s responsible for growing our Nottingham presence, and he also runs social media training workshops. Henry plays dodgeball at an international level, and he’s been scuba diving twice. He’s currently growing an oak tree.



Derby Social Media Manager Elliot Davies


Elliot Davies

Elliot has an MA in Creative Writing, and he was previously the senior copywriter at a major Nottingham digital marketing agency, where he wrote more than 2,000 words every day. He’s also worked for the British Red Cross. Elliot lives in Derby and is originally from Liverpool. Jerry Garcia is his spirit guide, and he likes to read books so thick that they double as doorstops.