Bryony is a proven marketing professional, with a talent for helping ambitious entrepreneurs make their marketing pay. Having occupied senior roles on both sides of the client/agency relationship, she has a unique perspective. She started her marketing career at just 19, then while at a large agency secured her Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma – a course she has since tutored. By 24 she was responsible for the agency’s largest account running pan-European campaigns with IBM, Dell and HP, and led the team that secured the multi-million pound Microsoft account. Working freelance for clients whilst securing an MBA, Bryony undertook an award-winning strategic customer management project for ClarityBlue, where she became Director of Marketing. She played a key role in raising their profile that saw the company sell to Experian for £85 million. At just 28, she became divisional Director of Marketing for the FTSE 100 company, reporting directly to the Board. In 2008, driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for helping small businesses realise big ideas, she set up a consultancy business, Clear Thought, and has since built a reputation as a compelling business speaker and writer. She is based in Bristol.