Who are Status Social and what makes us different?


Social media training management strategy Derby and Nottingham

Status Social exists to make a difference.

We do that through helping you achieve your business objectives, having an impact on society and challenging ourselves as a team and individuals.

We operate according to our nine values – being ethical and honest, and providing excellence are our three key values – and we don’t compromise on them. Everything we do is influenced by our values.

What does being a values-led business REALLY mean for you? It means we don’t over promise and under deliver. We won’t train you or take on your social media if we don’t think it’s right for you. We won’t spend your money if you should be spending it elsewhere.

Established in January 2011 by award-winning BBC journalist, Mark Saxby, Status Social was one of the first social media agencies in the UK and we remain one of the few who specialise only in social media.

Status Social and its clients have generated more than £1.4 million in recorded sales through social media. Our team has trained nearly 3,000 business people in social media from across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

We manage social media accounts for companies in the United Kingdom and internationally, generating leads, building brand awareness, recruiting high quality staff and improving customer service.

We have won awards for our creativity and contribution to society.

Call us to find out more on 01332 776910 or 0115 8248 242. Alternatively email us.

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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More about our values 

Our values are:

being honest and ethical with excellence at the heart of everything we do;

Status Social's values being plain-speaking and accurate;

being creative and fun;

demonstrating strong teamwork and open feedback.

We recruit through our values; we discuss our values every team meeting; and we have them printed in large letters on our studio wall.

We run occasional events about our values and how they work practically at Status Social. Find out more here.

We are a giving business 

Our mission is to have a positive impact on everyone we come into contact with.

We offer a discount to charities and we give away at least 15 per cent of our profits each year.

We also run Positive Social – a project which goes into schools to teach young people how to survive and thrive on social media.

We don’t have a CSR policy – we just do what we believe every business should do.


Meet The Team



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. Mark runs an international campaign against the evils of quiche and wrote a song to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest.


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 counsellor, office manager and accounts supremo. Kerry took on the Dragons during the Derby Telegraph’s Local Business Accelerator competition and won.



IndiaIndia is the cog that makes the Status Social wheel turn. She is not only the person who most of you will meet and speak to first, she will make you feel like you are the most special person in the world. Before joining Status Social, India worked in marketing in the building services engineering sector. She has a perfectionist streak – and we love it.

Craig lives on a diet of Wispas and woodwork but don’t let that put you off him. His dedication to the social media accounts he manages is fabulous and he has become the go-to guy when it comes to social media advertising. He recently broke his record – achieving 1p a result during one Facebook advertising campaign, but rest assured, Craig could never be described as cheap.

Jamie can play nine musical instruments but disappointingly, not at the same time. Which is probably why he co-ordinates our social media management team rather than perform in shopping centres as a one-man band. Jamie was blond as a youngster and told by one record producer “You could be the next Hanson”. Unfortunately, in an mmmbop the dream was gone and he now works for Status Social.

If Andy had a TV show, it would probably be called Everyone Loves Andy. The ratings for his social media workshops are consistently nines and tens and our clients keep asking him for more. Andy’s branding background came in handy when it came to designing our Positive Social website. His love of unusual-shaped potatoes as yet, hasn’t.

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. Blogger 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.

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