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The Dairy is a full service marketing and design agency - delivering fresh ideas in marketing communications that will get your business and brand noticed for all the right reasons.

The Dairy was set up in 2002 in an old dairy milking parlour in Derbyshire, attached to which was a beautiful old farmhouse – a great place to convert into an office, and inspiration for a meaningful and memorable name!

Since that time, we’ve moved to offices in West Bridgford, Nottingham, and having been in business for over 15 years, have become one of the most successful and highly-regarded marketing and design consultancies in the East Midlands.

Always open, transparent and honest, our clients tell us they like who we are, what we do and how we do it – and for us, there’s no bigger compliment.

We use our creativity, marketing communications experience and expertise to help our clients be seen and heard in the way they wish, by the people they most want to reach. And we are passionate about doing a great job for them.

We make it our job to really get to know our clients so that we can gain a full understanding of their business and what it’s trying to achieve. This enables us to specialise in marketing strategy and planning – building the foundations if you will. Yes, we could go straight to designing a pretty logo, but how can we be sure it has the right marketing thinking behind it?

Meet the team

You can call me Nige, Rolo or biscuit thief. I’m the Managing Director with 37 years' marketing know-how after working in London, Leicester and Nottingham - with a love for the outdoors, beer and rugby.
Nigel Rowlson
Managing Director
Often called Cal or Flower (when Nige is around). I have 30 years experience in the banking world but took control of The Dairy’s finances when Nigel revealed he failed his maths O level! You’ll often find me walking in the Peak District, camping by the seaside and enjoying fine dining.
Caroline Rowlson
Financial Manager
I'm our Creative Lead and answer to Vee or VV. I’m an Art History and Visual Cultures graduate with a background in video production - originating from Germany. I’m very organised, love food and don’t conform to any German stereotypes... well, maybe a couple!
Verena Batchelor
Account Director
Answer to Claud or Clauds - I’m fresh out of college, working and learning as a marketing apprentice with a focus on PR and social media. I have an unhealthy obsession with Ricky Gervais and The Office - regularly quoting lines to my colleagues.
Claudia Wright
Account Junior
Also known as Smithy, I’m Nottingham born and bred with a love for the red side of the Trent. My marketing background has taken me across civil engineering and theme parks. I’m often travelling the world with my best mate Chris Kamara.
Matt Smith
Account Manager
People call me Skeggsy - but I have a ‘real’ first name that I never share! My experience covers in-house marketing, agencies and freelance design. I love watching a multitude of sports, keeping on top of design trends and travelling with my fiancé.
Chris Skeggs
Senior Designer
Often referred to as ‘Young Thomas’ - I’m an NTU graduate, with specialisms in account management, social media, PR and copywriting. You can usually find me at Meadow Lane cheering on Notts County or eating cheese, chocolate or drinking Guinness. Star Wars is my thing.
Tom Walters
Account Manager
Sometimes called Motch - I’m a LSFM Media Production graduate with a love for design, illustration and making comics. I spend a lot of time watching Netflix with my cat...
Mitch Proctor

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We work with a variety of clients, contact us if you fancy a cuppa and a chat about working together.