About ProMotive

We help grow your business through insight, strategy and implementation across the marketing mix

Who we are

ProMotive Marketing are a full-service marketing agency based in Manchester, UK. Our aim is to utilise our vast real world business experience to your advantage whilst delivering a big agency experience without the big price tag.

ProMotive Marketing is home to Carl James, a Manchester (UK) based award-winning Chartered Marketer. As a portfolio website, a collection of work samples from his agency-side and client-side tenures serve to illustrate our experience and capabilities.

our team


Carl from ProMotive

Our Founder brings to our customers extensive senior marketing, sales and R&D experience gained from director-level tenures and consulting roles with global IoT, technology, automotive and marketing companies. Carl holds a BA (Hons) Business Management degree, a CIM PG Marketing Diploma and is a Chartered Marketer.


Elle from ProMotive
Our Creative Lead has over 20 years’ of experience in digital and print media specialising in animated videos, graphic design and illustration. She has delivered projects for the BBC, ITV and NHS and continues to provide outsourced design support to several major marketing agencies. 


Cathy from ProMotive

Our Customer Service and Internal Sales Lead, Cathy has over 20 years’ experience in call centre services, telemarketing and sales administration. Her strong track record in sales has been gained within several plc’s including ICM Computer Group plc, Virgin Media and Pentland Group plc (Ellesse Sportswear).


Tom from ProMotive

Our Research Lead also provides an advisory role in project planning, budgeting and risk management. Tom’s past tenures include Finance Director of Toucan Group and leading numerous research and management consultancy programmes in support of private, public and voluntary sector organisations.


Luna the cat

Charged with hospitality and cleaning, when not taking a frequent nap, Luna takes great pride in her duties by greeting visitors (with a 1000 yard stare) and efficiently hoovering up lunch leftovers. With little respect for the three second rule, Luna assumes the role of seat warmer the moment anyone vacates their chair. 


Skye the cat
Our office junior, thrives on computer based work and the challenge of ‘catch the cursor’. Her passion for our multimedia work is evidenced by her unusual attraction to loud music and her efforts in chasing motion graphics across the screen. Skye is Luna’s sister from another mister.

Associate Network

ProMotive enables you to benefit from the exact depth of specialist knowledge and skills you need without incurring high recruitment and contracting costs. We achieve this through our broad in-house expertise and leveraging support from our Associate Network comprising of UK-based trusted specialists and suppliers who have worked alongside ProMotive and its Founder over a number of years. This group comprises of results-driven digital, creative, print, social media, developer, conversion rate optimisation (CRO) and search engine optimisation (SEO) experts.

Our Approach

We Listen

If you’ve ever tried on a one-size-fits-all t-shirt, there’s a good chance it won’t fit. We approach each business with an open mind and ears to provide custom-fit solutions for your unique needs.

We're Hands On

We can go beyond advice. We can take action too and execute your marketing and sales activities to attract, convert, and retain customers. Our highly acclaimed ‘Done For You’ approach is known for its effectiveness.

We Get Results

With extensive marketing and sales experience, we work with budgets large and small to deliver the best possible return on your marketing investment.

Expect Better Service


Our focus is to deliver the best possible bang for your buck. All engagements are led by a core team with extensive experience of working both client-side and agency-side in blue chips, SMEs and start-ups. You will always have a senior point of contact accessible to you whether you engage ProMotive on a one-off project or an on-going outsourced marketing service



Perhaps our most defining characteristic. We start with the end in mind, for each and every retainer or project – however large or small. Specifically – we aim to determine and quantify exactly what you want to achieve from our engagement? How would you define success? We then work relentlessly towards meeting your success criteria and deliver on time.

Absolute transparency

The key to long-term relationships in business is trust. Like all industries, the marketing industry has its share of companies large and small who over-charge and under-deliver. We are 100% driven to helping your business meet its objectives. We can only make this is happen upon a foundation of mutual trust. Doing the right thing is in our DNA. We adopt a highly agile approach while keeping you updated on progress at all times – advising what we are doing and why.