Team

We're not just an agency that does great work, we also like to show off the relationships we've built along the way; because that's the most important thing about SumFactors.

At SumFactors, we don’t mind bragging because we really do have an amazing team. We love what we do, and we’re not afraid to show it. Our team is passionate about providing the best possible digital marketing and web design services to our clients. 

We pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop for all your digital marketing needs. Whether you’re looking for web design, SEO, Google Adwords, or social media services, we’ve got you covered.

Paul Stoakes

Paul

Background:
I became the Founder and Chief Nerd at SumFactors in 2014 having spent 15 years at Microsoft.  I worked on many incredible projects, including travelling out to Sudan whilst the country was in Civil war, and working with the United Nations on an updated refugee registration system.

The digital marketing landscape may have changed in that time, but our ethos of honesty, providing the best tools, and basing our success on your success, has not.

Favourite things: 
Lucy & Henry (to start the dog theme) Photography, and all things nerd.

What I wanted to be when I was younger: 
An Architect – loved the technical drawings.

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Mary

Certified by the almighty Google! As a digital advertising guru and business development wizard, I’ve brewed up strategies for Google Ads and Facebook Ads that would make even your grandma click ‘like’! My specialty? Cooking up campaigns so tasty they’ll make your competitors drool, all while making sure your online presence sparkles like a unicorn in a glitter factory. With my superpowers of audience targeting, campaign optimization, and data analysis, I’m here to help businesses conquer the digital world and turn their ROI dreams into reality! Picture me as the Cupid of the digital world, making sure your brand’s arrow hits the bullseye of your audience’s hearts.

What I wanted to be when I was younger:
When I was younger, I envisioned myself gallivanting across continents, sipping tea with llamas in Peru, doing the tango with penguins in Antarctica, and discussing philosophy with koalas in Australia.

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Chris

Background:
My name’s Chris and I’ve been a web tech enthusiast for the majority of my life. My professional journey on the Internet started 2 years ago when I made a U-turn from my career in the Hotel industry to Web Development and Digital Marketing.

I love the flexibility of the Internet, the possibility to exercise my creativity online and constantly tackle new challenges.

Favourite things:
I’m a big fan of the outdoors and a veteran cinephile that has spent a significant amount of time in cinemas.

What I wanted to be when I was younger:
As a kid, I always wanted to be an actor. Rhotacism, a mild lisp and lack of talent, unfortunately stood in the way!

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Gina

Background:
I’m a freelance creative. I’ve zigzagged through industries like hospitality, high-end retail and visual merchandising, but these days, you’ll find me sprucing up social media feeds. I’m all about the details and making things look good online. Design for me is about making stuff pop on the screen.

Favourite things:
When I’m not pushing pixels, I’m hanging out with my four rescued dogs and a goat. I’m the “adopt, don’t shop” type of Karen, and I’m not sorry about it. Recently, I’ve been playing around with AI to create dog portraits (Midjourney absolutey slaps).

What I wanted to be when I was younger:
As a kid, I just wanted to press keys (?) IDK, you asked. Looks like I figured out a way to do just that and have some lolz along the way.

Lucy

Lucy

Background:
Lucy is our trusted HR Director, all holidays and bonuses need to be approved by Lucy so she is always very well looked after with treats and general pampering. 

Favourite things: 
Anything someone else has got, nose nibbling, and Paul.

What I wanted to be when I was younger: 
Forever a puppy, and at 12 years old she very much still is.

Denise Russell
Denise Russell

left us a 5 star review

Sum Factors not only delivered us a great website, they also provided advice and support to bring in traffic and orders. At every point, they have been highly professional and responsive, and nothing is too much trouble. Really enjoyed working with Paul and his team and would highly recommend Sum Factors.

Paul and his team are very professional, they have given good advice, and built a great site that generates ongoing business

Sumfactor (aka wonderful Paul) always has my best interest at heart, it's so rare to come across an agency who not only knows what they're doing but you can 100% trust. Paul will openly Challenge on my decisions even if it means him making less money at times as long as it's in my best interest he'll say what he has to say and I'm so great full for that. Couldn't recommend them more

We were introduced to Sum Factors over a year ago when we opened our business and needed a website and they were - and still are fantastic! The website is very professional but - most importantly - the ongoing support is priceless! nothing is too much, things get done very quickly and Paul and Karen are the nicest team you can work with!

SumFactors are a pleasure to work with and genuine experts in their field. They are helpful, affordable and insightful and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone who is interested in their services - you will not regret it.

I am so impressed with the service I have received working with the Sumfactors team. Nothing is ever too much trouble, they are incredibly creative and knowledgeable. They are experts in their field but go out of their way to understand our business and our goals and work with us to achieve these. Their prices are extremely competitive. I would recommend Sumfactors to any company or sole trader any time. From the team at Inspire Me Travel

A great experience working with Paul and the team. Very supportive and informative. Great value for money and their ability to help us grow the business is a real asset. Will certainly be using again!

It been great working with Sumfactors. I know very little about the tech side of things especially when it comes to Google ads and Website updates. But both Karen and Paul have been amazing. Taking me through everything step by step. The best thing about them is you feel they genuinely care about growing your business. It's as if it is their business too and that makes them an absolute pleasure to work with.

What would we (and our website) do without them - timely accurate absolute pleasure to work with - it feels like we have personal coaches for our business at hand whenever we need technical, design or even psychological support in how to tackle a business problem. They are a blessing to our business - couldn't be in safer hands on all accounts!

We have worked with SumFactors for many years and would highly recommend their knowledge, expertise and personal/efficient service, but above all their proven ability to go the extra mile time after time! A fabulous team who are passionate, dedicated and an absolute pleasure to work with. Kim Barnes - Evans FREC MD THE Agency (Recruitment) Ltd West Yorkshire

I have recently started working with SumFactors on Fletcher Of London and they have been great. Really lovely people to work with, they are quick to respond, and always there to offer support and advice. They have shown me how to manage my own products and shop so now I feel confident to do more things for myself. I would highly recommend SumFactors.

I would recommend SumFactors to anyone who is looking for more than just a website designer. Paul met with me and straight away understood my business and where I wanted to take it. His knowledge and experience has been invaluable, creating the website and digital strategy which has been part of RBHM's success. Paul is friendly and really easy to work with, always happy to help.

I'm so pleased with my new website, set up relatively recently by Sum Factors. It has attracted a number of new clients very quickly and my website looks very professional and attractive. Paul and Karen are so helpful, friendly and professional and I would highly recommend them

Cannot fault anything that the guys at SumFactors carry out. From initial concept, right the way through to publishing and aftercare, they really do take care of everything - making running a small business much easier. Paul & Karen have changed the way I view my website and how it should perform, giving me a personalised service that is simply not available elsewhere at this price point! Thank you for all of your help, Sam S.Thomas Kitchens