Stephanie Drakes, Co-Founder & CEO


Steph has 30 years’ experience in advertising and communications agency settings. She’s a visionary thinker and strong leader, driven in recent years by the need for and potential commercial impact of the Social Business model.

Career experience:

  • Early doors in Cadbury Schweppes Product Marketing
  • Full career development through the ranks of Omnicom Group Agencies (Marketing Solutions BMP, working in strategic account handling and planning)
  • A founding partner of The Marketing Partnership, focussing on marketing, design and promotional consultancy
  • Stepping back into Consultancy/part time agency roles whilst bringing up a family of four
  • Re-igniting career at 50 at 23red: Managing Partner Government Clients (COI) & Managing Director Regional Offices


  • Cutting teeth in FMCG: food and drink and toiletries sectors; growing into leadership role in major transitional and behavioural change campaigns in the telecommunications and Government sectors; and large-scale product and service development challenges in commercial banking and not for profit sectors.
  • Steph’s particularly passionate about insight-led brand and social value strategy development – sharp propositions and big creative expressions.

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Natalie Richards
Adrian Hosford
Rod Anthony