Claire Walmsley-Moss

pro Member - Corsham

CWM Marketing

I am a freelance marketing manager working with businesses that care about the impact they have locally and globally, both in terms of their local community and the wider natural world.

A bit about me...

 am a freelance marketing manager working with businesses that care about the impact they have locally and globally, both in terms of their local community and the wider natural world.
Marketing is so much more than social media! I’m a full-mix marketing manager addressing the business offering across all 7Ps of the marketing mix, with a proven track record of effective marketing planning and implementation, helping businesses to be authentic and reach their target in the best way for that target, which may not necessarily be following the current marketing trends.
My career in marketing has spanned 20 years, working as a freelance for nine years, with some fascinating clients primarily B2B and professional services, across a variety of industries and sectors. Recently, I have worked with a Stroud based company that makes artificial snow for films and TV, and a team of aviation engineering inventors at Gloucester Airport developing an electric racing plane. I am currently working with a Bristol based commercial construction company who, really are, doing things differently!
I hope that I can contribute a lot to the Women Mean Biz community and give as much as I receive. 

When not busy working I am usually being taxi to my gorgeous 13 year old son, or wading up to our knees in mud with our bouncy dog. We also LOVE to travel to experience the amazing sights and sounds the world has to offer.


My blogs

Marketing, what's it all about?

by Claire Walmsley-Moss on 5th Dec 2019

At the Corsham group in November I did my 10-minute member slot presentation, in it I briefly reminded the group of what marketing is. The reason I did this is I’ve been doing a lot of networking over the last few years and when...

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A bit more about me

What's the most enjoyable thing about your work?
The people and the amazing ideas they have.

What is your vision for your business?
To be a business clients enjoy working with and to provide services that genuinely add value.

If you could give one single piece of advice to a new start up business, what would it be?
Believe in your vision so you can evolve.

Which business person or company do you admire most and why?
I think Richard Branson in terms of well known but also friends who follow their dreams and build the business and work life they know is right for them.

Which one phrase or quote sums up your attitude to business life?
Think of the bigger picture!

What made you join WMB and how do you plan to make the most of the network?
Having worked as a freelancer for 8-9 years, I wanted somewhere to belong, a base, a home and to meet other business owners who have made a success of working for themselves, plus meeting new start-ups and seeing them flourish.

What do you do at week-ends?
We're outside a lot....usually in muddy fields and eating warm soup in the winter, or on the beach in the summer (and winter come to think of it).

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 2 luxury items would you take?
A pillow and sunglasses!

What book are you currently reading?
Step by Step by Simon Reeve....what an eye opener!

What book(s) would you recommend?
The above and becoming Michelle Obama

Who's your personal hero and why?
My son....he's been through a lot and he's amazing!

What is your worst experience in business or work?
A manager undermining my abilities through a fear of their own inabilities and failings being highlighted!

What was your first ever job?
Paper round and working in a farm shop, I loved them both.

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
Cornwall, as I went there a lot as a child and go there a lot now....also New Zealand as it's people made us so welcome....and Africa for its amazing wildlife and because it's my birthplace....but there are many other favourite places in world, not just one.