Helen Cottrill, former marketing and product director at Enesco, has launched her own independent marketing and brand consultancy named The Cabin at No.1, with news of an exciting contract with a big-name brand in the home and giftware sector.

Helen has already secured a consultancy deal with Blade & Rose, the multi-award-winning children’s gift clothing company. As part of the agreement, Helen will be supporting Blade & Rose team with B2B and trade business development strategies.

Commenting on her first signing, Helen said: “I’m over the moon to announce that Blade & Rose has taken the decision to work with me. I have long admired the brand and look forward to really getting to know the team.”

Helen has a proven track record of delivering impactful marketing strategies and campaigns to brands in the home and giftware sector, with an impressive CV that spans more than three decades. She attended her first Spring Fair at the age of just 17. She then joined Enesco in 1993 as PA to the sales director and spent the next 30 years progressing through the company, with roles including product manager, and most recently heading up a 19-strong team as marketing and product director, responsible for licensing, product development, marketing, sourcing, compliance and sustainability.

While working with big-brand names and impressive licencing agreements across the gift and homeware sectors has been the foundation of Helen’s career to date, now – with the freedom and flexibility to explore her skills further – she is also looking to support smaller organisations closer to her home in Langholm and the surrounding areas of the Scottish Borders, in place, destination and tourism campaigns, helping smaller businesses and charities to grow through expert marketing and strategic direction.

If you would like to discuss a potential project, please call Helen on 07852 590115 or email her at helencottrill1971@outlook.com

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