Who are we?
Seahorse Creative was founded by 2 women, who have established and run successful businesses for the past 19 years in the South West. Both are qualified business advisors and mentors and in working with hundreds of businesses across the South West in an advisory capacity, could see first-hand how many were struggling with the promotion of their own business through social media and other online channels and, therefore, not reaching their full potential.
FRESH, CREATIVE IDEAS
Francesca Mapp is our Marketing Manager and expert copywriter and brings with her a wealth of knowledge, experience and creativity for all things social media and digital marketing.
THE PERFECT COMBINATION
With a marketing and financial background, Angie and Jane have brought together their immeasurable experience and skills to launch Seahorse Creative to offer cost-effective solutions to businesses who need to improve or engage with social media and improve their digital presence and brand.
Why we’re different
It’s not so much about why we’re different, but rather why YOU are different. If we’re marketing on your behalf we’ll invest time getting to know your business inside out rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach.
What also makes us stand apart from other online agencies is that alongside the digital advice and services comes a deep-seated understanding of what it takes to run and grow a successful business, the challenges business owners face and a practical knowledge of how to overcome them.
A strong digital presence and solid brand awareness are now essential tools for any business and we are here to help.
Go on, try us.
Angie Taffs is a SFEDI qualified business advisor who has over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, customer service, and communication. She has has worked with literally hundreds of businesses over the years in dozens of industries — from creatives and lifestyle industries through to high tech and manufacturers.
She has previously worked as Senior Business Advisor for the European funded Superfast Business Program and the Government Start Up Loans program. Along with being a director of Seahorse Creative, she also continues to support businesses through her Business Consultancy.
Angie also runs workshops for both British Libraries and Petroc and is a director of Bideford Bay Chamber of Commerce.
In her spare time she loves nothing better than walking in the glorious North Devon countryside with her faithful friend, Molly the Labrador or trying out various types of gin!
Jane Maynard is both a qualified Chartered Accountant and Business Mentor and has over 30 years’ experience of advising businesses of all sizes from start up through to sale or retirement. Jane has an extensive knowledge of all business sectors and is renowned for her practical and proactive business advice.
Jane’s expertise is not only in looking after the finances of businesses but helping them grow by advising on creative ways to improve their marketing, hence founding Seahorse Creative as a sister company to Maynard Johns Chartered Accountants.
Jane has been selected for many awards and has been a finalist in awards such as Influential businesswoman and Inspirational businesswoman of the year across Devon. She has an active role in many local business groups, having been the Chairman of the Torridge branch of the Federation of Small Businesses and is currently President of Bideford Bay Chamber of Commerce.
In her spare time, Jane is a prize winning photographer and also designs and makes some stunning jewellery through another of her businesses, Kiss The Frog Jewellery.
Francesca Mapp is an experienced marketing manager with a demonstrated history of working in journalism, the third sector and tourism industries.
She is skilled in copywriting, journalism, Teeline shorthand, social media, and online marketing. She is a strong marketing professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Journalism from University of Portsmouth.
Francesca assists with all social media and copywriting (and yes, that is Jamie Oliver stood next to her in case you wondered!). Oh, and if you spotted a resemblance, yes, she is Angie’s daughter.
In her spare time, she is an avid baker and creates some amazing bakes through her own baking business, Frantaffstic Bakes.