Concept Cupboard is an online creative crowdsourcing service with a social purpose. It's a place where businesses can work with the most talented young creatives from across the UK to produce professional and cost effective print & digital marketing. It’s a new way of working where everyone wins.
Project owners get great work & fantastic value. And our student & graduate creatives (aged between 18 - 25 years old) get to develop their portfolios. Plus if they win a project they can also earn some money at the same time. From logos, web design and animation through to printed marketing we're passionate about connecting small business and corporates to the very best rising creative talent.
The story so far...
In less than a year Concept Cupboard has been able to help young creatives earn more than £70,000 through the site, as well as placing a number of graduates in full-time & temporary roles across the UK.
Still a privately funded company, the Concept Cupboard team have lofty plans to not only become more established in the UK, but to also grow internationally.
Here are just a few of the awards Concept Cupboard won in 2011:
Adam is responsible for the day to day operations of Concept Cupboard and to keep the company vision on track. A passionate young entrepreneur, keen writer, music fanatic and amateur runner.
Guy has spent the last 18 years working in marketing agencies. Formerly a Board Director at Black Cat, one of the UK’s largest independent agencies, Guy was part of the management team that sold the agency to WPP. In 2005, Guy founded the integrated marketing agency BURN with Julie Cheetham.
Guy is also one of the original founders of One water - a not–for–profit water brand launched from scratch that now sells millions of bottles around the world. Through sales of the bottled water, One has delivered a sustainable source of clean drinking water to over 1m people in Africa.
Julie has worked with Guy McConnell for more years than they both care to mention. At Black Cat, Julie was a Board Director, working with clients such as COI, Moet & Chandon, Avis and Motorola, and was integral in the sale of the agency to WPP.
Following the sale, Julie led the merger of Black Cat with another WPP agency, becoming Managing Partner of RMG:Connect – now part of J Walter Thompson. She then left and founded BURN with Guy.
Simon DevonshireSimon is General Manager of Small and Medium Business at O2. Originally an agency man and former colleague of Guy and Julie, Simon moved client-side in the late 90s and has not looked back.
Simon has always had a passion for small businesses. He started as a client at Yellow Pages before moving to dot com start-up Zopa as Sales and Marketing Director. In his current role at O2, he oversees hundreds of thousands of small businesses.
Simon also finds time to be a non-executive director of several companies including: The Local Data Company. To his credit, Simon was also responsible for the original idea behind One water.