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About Us

Get to know Start Up Marketeer

Step into our office for a cup of tea, a piece of cake, and digital marketing advice from the experts...

Start Up Marketeer was born in January 2017 when Emilie Heaney's children were young and she started meeting lots of entrepreneurs at baby groups and soft plays who were in desperate need of marketing advice to help them reach the next stage of their business plan. It transpires that there are a lot of small business owners who need a marketing department but can't afford one in-house, and that's where Start Up Marketeer come to the rescue!

We offer a no-nonsense approach to digital marketing with none of the complicated jargon that other marketing agencies may use to try and sell their services. We take time to get to know your business inside and out so that we can align our goals with your own and help you achieve your grand plans. 


Our fees are deliberately low to help keep marketing advice accessible for start-ups and small businesses that may not have the budget to hire a full time marketing manager and team. But our service standards are extremely high and we pride ourselves on the quality of our advice and the work that we do.


Don’t just take our word for it; visit our clients page to find out what other entrepreneurs and SME's thought about Start Up Marketeer.

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Emilie Heaney

Founder of Start Up Marketeer

Freelance Marketing Consultant

I have dedicated my career to helping grow small ventures in to bigger and better businesses. I studied marketing and communications at university and graduated with a first class honours degree and an award for outstanding achievement. I have worked for various SME’s including when it was still in its infancy and an exciting online IFA that specialised in working with Contractors which I helped grow to create a market leading brand. Since 2015 I have been freelancing for a wide range of businesses from recruitment consultants to party planners so whatever your business idea, I’m confident that I can help you nurture and grow your business with my unique brand of marketing.

Freelance Social Media Specialist

I joined Start Up Marketeer in 2019 after moving to Haslemere from London. I'm responsible for social media management and community engagement, working to increase brand awareness, grow audiences and increase sales. As well as managing the Start Up Marketeer social profiles, I also work on a range of client projects. I love my job as it allows me to interact with small businesses on a daily basis, building relationships and supporting them wherever possible. I get a huge buzz from both the creative and analytical sides of social media marketing. There's always more to learn and I am constantly looking for new ways to make social media more accessible to small business owners. As the mummy to two very small children, I spend my free time exploring the South Downs with a pushchair and a bag full of snacks or meeting friends at one of the many family-friendly, independent cafes in my local area. 

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Elizabeth Harris

Freelance Copywriter

I’m a writer and editor with a passion for eye-catching, inspiring content that engages audiences and fosters brand loyalty. I specialise in writing blog posts, long-form articles, e-books and SEO-optimised website content, as well as assisting on content strategy and planning. I love working with clients to translate their vision into engaging, exciting and accessible content that converts. I have been freelancing for over 3 years, working with a range of international clients in the Health and Wellness sector, especially focussing on health tech, skincare, sleep and nutrition. My work has appeared in publications such as Observer,, Well and Good and more. I am happiest when I am doing deep-dives into new topics and interviewing thought-leaders and industry experts. I’ve been lucky to call many places home and now divide my time between the UK and Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Antonia Brooks

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Charlotte Cullinan

Freelance copywriter and PR

I craft compelling copy to help businesses promote and sell their unique products and services. From my home office in Haslemere I specialise in SEO-friendly web content, email newsletters and blogs. Alongside copywriting I support small businesses looking to boost their profile with their first foray into PR. I’ve spent my entire career crafting words, and my background lies in PR and journalism. After training as a journalist I wrote for B2B titles, before moving to the Communications team at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. I’m now a freelance journalist and I focus on travel, writing cruise features for The Telegraph and contributing to the travel industry magazine TTG. 

Outside of work you’ll find me planning my next trip, perfecting my baking skills and exploring the local area with my young family.

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Alpa Cox

Website Designer and Project Manager

After graduating from Kings College in London, I worked as an IT Project Manager in Financial Software for Investment Banks in London, New York and San Francisco before deciding to start up my own business, PM Getting It Done. Initially taking on Project Management roles, the business expanded to include developing websites and advising SME's on their digital presence. I have always actively carried out voluntary work in the local community - from PTA Chair and Football League Secretary to supporting small independent businesses through collaboration and providing advice. I have also sponsored two community websites to showcase the local businesses and area. I am passionate about Zero Waste and have sponsored a website to help consumers find local Eco-Friendly & Refill Suppliers. When I'm not working, being a mum or doing voluntary work, I support my partner's gin business (and not just by quality checking the liquid!).


Receptionist & Foot Warmer

Oscar has been with the firm since day one and is always on hand to offer a warm welcome (and a wet nose) to our clients. He particularly enjoys lunchtime walks when we do our best brainstorming, and is great at keeping spirits up (and toes cosy) when the workload gets tough. 

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Waste Disposal Expert

Stanley is the latest recruit for Start Up Marketeer and is already proving himself to be an invaluable member of the team. Stanley is particularly adept at waste disposal and will clean up any post, crumbs or even your lunchbox in record time. He is always on hand to offer an enthusiastic greeting to visitors.

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Get in touch

The Old Farmhouse, Headley Road, Grayshott, Hindhead, Surrey, GU26 6JE  |  Tel: 01428 717685 | Mob: 07725687824

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