Mark Manville [Director]

Mark is a Director at Character Creates as well as Character Mailing Services. He has been in the Direct Mail business for over 20 years – working up to Director level from the shop floor and everything else in between. Mark spent several years as Area Director, managing several sites in print and fulfilment and has vast experience within machine fulfilment and print including Lithographic, digital and large format.

Marks vision for Character Creates is an extension of the offering Character Mailing provides – to include Creative Services, both in print and online – embracing digital marketing as an important element of any clients marketing mix.
John Shipley [Director]

John has been in Direct Mail and Print for 29 years, whose journey started as a porter many years ago at a data company.

John has been out on the road in Sales for quite some time now. From working for 2 big Corporates in sales, before settling at Character 10 years ago. With a wealth of Print Management experience, John is our go-to-guy for all things print.
Chris Mills [Director]

Chris leads our Creative Services and Marketing Team. Having once owned and run a design agency, Chris has a broad wealth of Creative and Print Industry related experience and knowledge – from Graphic Design, Website Design, Digital Marketing to Print Buying and Management.

Chris devotes a lot of time to creative research. Pinterest is one of his favourite haunts. As well as offering our clients design services, his team also manages the design and creation of all marketing materials and digital assets for Character Creates too.
Jane Gercken [Sales Manager]

Jane has worked within the sales industry since 1999, with a background in advertising, media and business account management. My role at Character Creates involves me working with companies across various industry sectors in Liverpool, and throughout the UK, to help develop their brands through various digital platforms.
Paul Fitzgerald [Copywriter]

Aaron Derbyshire [SEO and PPC Specialist]

Aaron is part of our specialist SEO team here at Character Creates. With extensive experience in SEO having worked on everything from small local websites, right up to multinational and multilingual sites based all over the world. He has spent time in the digital tourism sector, working first hand on high traffic websites based primarily in the UK, Norway and the United Arab Emirates.

Aaron is a Google Expert, with expertise in Analytics, Tag Manager and Ads. He is also a certified professional member of the Institute of Digital Marketers, and holds several qualifications in the field. 

Aaron is always up to date with the SEO sector. As well as keeping up to date with all the big changes in the sector, he is constantly researching and communicating with other SEO experts worldwide to discuss the ever changing world of SEO.