It’s our Birthday

We’re Turning 18!

This milestone marks our significant passage of time (that many small businesses dream of) and underscores our unwavering commitment to creativity, excellence, and client satisfaction in the marketing industry.

From humble beginnings in a flat in Crawley, Creative Pod was founded in 2006 by our visionary CEO Matt Turner. Since its inception, we have worked with our clients to become their outsourced marketing department. We take pride in our personal approach, which has driven us to become a formidable force in the industry, earning accolades and acclaim along the way.

Our Story

Where it all began
2006
  • CEO and Founder Matt Turner launched Creative Pod in his bedroom 
  • The Creative Pod logo was born
2006
  • CEO and Founder Matt Turner launched Creative Pod in his bedroom 
  • The Creative Pod logo was born
2006
  • CEO and Founder Matt Turner launched Creative Pod in his bedroom 
  • The Creative Pod logo was born
2006
  • CEO and Founder Matt Turner launched Creative Pod in his bedroom 
  • The Creative Pod logo was born
2007
  • Moved into our first office at Basepoint, Manor Royal
2007
  • Moved into our first office at Basepoint, Manor Royal
2007
  • Moved into our first office at Basepoint, Manor Royal
2007
  • Moved into our first office at Basepoint, Manor Royal
2008
  • Won first client in Dubai
2008
  • Won first client in Dubai
2008
  • Won first client in Dubai
2008
  • Won first client in Dubai
2010
  • Matt Turner won Young Entrepreneur of the Year  
  • Launched Young Start-Up Talent Initiative 
2010
  • Matt Turner won Young Entrepreneur of the Year  
  • Launched Young Start-Up Talent Initiative 
2010
  • Matt Turner won Young Entrepreneur of the Year  
  • Launched Young Start-Up Talent Initiative 
2010
  • Matt Turner won Young Entrepreneur of the Year  
  • Launched Young Start-Up Talent Initiative 
2011
  • Acquired Gatwick Press, which is now known as The Print Shop, which sits underneath The Creative Group 
2011
  • Acquired Gatwick Press, which is now known as The Print Shop, which sits underneath The Creative Group 
2011
  • Acquired Gatwick Press, which is now known as The Print Shop, which sits underneath The Creative Group 
2011
  • Acquired Gatwick Press, which is now known as The Print Shop, which sits underneath The Creative Group 
2013
  • Acquired 50% shareholding of Crawley Town FC 
  • Matt Turner won Business Person of the Year at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards
2013
  • Acquired 50% shareholding of Crawley Town FC 
  • Matt Turner won Business Person of the Year at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards
2013
  • Acquired 50% shareholding of Crawley Town FC 
  • Matt Turner won Business Person of the Year at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards
2013
  • Acquired 50% shareholding of Crawley Town FC 
  • Matt Turner won Business Person of the Year at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards
2014
  • Keynote speaker at the Rhodes Youth Time Forum 
  • Rebrand! 
  • James Turner, Matt's brother, joined the business as Head of Commercial

2014
  • Keynote speaker at the Rhodes Youth Time Forum 
  • Rebrand! 
  • James Turner, Matt's brother, joined the business as Head of Commercial

2014
  • Keynote speaker at the Rhodes Youth Time Forum 
  • Rebrand! 
  • James Turner, Matt's brother, joined the business as Head of Commercial

2014
  • Keynote speaker at the Rhodes Youth Time Forum 
  • Rebrand! 
  • James Turner, Matt's brother, joined the business as Head of Commercial

2015
  • Won the Responsible Business of the Year Award at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards
2015
  • Won the Responsible Business of the Year Award at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards
2015
  • Won the Responsible Business of the Year Award at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards
2015
  • Won the Responsible Business of the Year Award at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards
2016
  • Matt sold Crawley Town FC 
  • Launched ECHO, which is a Sponsorship Brokerage Company, which sits alongside Creative Pod and under The Creative Group umbrella
  • Creative Pod’s future CEO was born (i.e. Matt Turner's son!)
2016
  • Matt sold Crawley Town FC 
  • Launched ECHO, which is a Sponsorship Brokerage Company, which sits alongside Creative Pod and under The Creative Group umbrella
  • Creative Pod’s future CEO was born (i.e. Matt Turner's son!)
2016
  • Matt sold Crawley Town FC 
  • Launched ECHO, which is a Sponsorship Brokerage Company, which sits alongside Creative Pod and under The Creative Group umbrella
  • Creative Pod’s future CEO was born (i.e. Matt Turner's son!)
2016
  • Matt sold Crawley Town FC 
  • Launched ECHO, which is a Sponsorship Brokerage Company, which sits alongside Creative Pod and under The Creative Group umbrella
  • Creative Pod’s future CEO was born (i.e. Matt Turner's son!)
2017
  • Formation of The Creative Group, which created the umbrella for Creative Pod and ECHO to sit in 
  • Launched Creative Pods' first Charity Rounders Match 
  • The business model changed to an outsourced marketing department
  • Sarah Lyons started as a Senior Marketing Executive
2017
  • Formation of The Creative Group, which created the umbrella for Creative Pod and ECHO to sit in 
  • Launched Creative Pods' first Charity Rounders Match 
  • The business model changed to an outsourced marketing department
  • Sarah Lyons started as a Senior Marketing Executive
2017
  • Formation of The Creative Group, which created the umbrella for Creative Pod and ECHO to sit in 
  • Launched Creative Pods' first Charity Rounders Match 
  • The business model changed to an outsourced marketing department
  • Sarah Lyons started as a Senior Marketing Executive
2017
  • Formation of The Creative Group, which created the umbrella for Creative Pod and ECHO to sit in 
  • Launched Creative Pods' first Charity Rounders Match 
  • The business model changed to an outsourced marketing department
  • Sarah Lyons started as a Senior Marketing Executive
2018
  • Matt became a Patron of Chestnut Treehouse 
  • Started working with former British track and field Gold Olympian athlete Sally Gunnell, OBE 
  • Matt Turner was invited to Downing Street to meet with the Small Business Minister to discuss what the Government can do for small businesses after Brexit
2018
  • Matt became a Patron of Chestnut Treehouse 
  • Started working with former British track and field Gold Olympian athlete Sally Gunnell, OBE 
  • Matt Turner was invited to Downing Street to meet with the Small Business Minister to discuss what the Government can do for small businesses after Brexit
2018
  • Matt became a Patron of Chestnut Treehouse 
  • Started working with former British track and field Gold Olympian athlete Sally Gunnell, OBE 
  • Matt Turner was invited to Downing Street to meet with the Small Business Minister to discuss what the Government can do for small businesses after Brexit
2018
  • Matt became a Patron of Chestnut Treehouse 
  • Started working with former British track and field Gold Olympian athlete Sally Gunnell, OBE 
  • Matt Turner was invited to Downing Street to meet with the Small Business Minister to discuss what the Government can do for small businesses after Brexit
2019
  • Moved offices 
  • Matt Turner shortlisted for Enterprise Nation’s #Top50Advisers of 2019 
  • Acquired Sussex-based commercial fit-out company Spacelink Commercial Interiors Ltd
  • Matt Turned attended the launch of the Shanghai Super Classic to discuss Echo International and The Creative Group
  • Sadie Wigg joined as a Marketing Executive after completing an internship with Creative Pod the year before
2019
  • Moved offices 
  • Matt Turner shortlisted for Enterprise Nation’s #Top50Advisers of 2019 
  • Acquired Sussex-based commercial fit-out company Spacelink Commercial Interiors Ltd
  • Matt Turned attended the launch of the Shanghai Super Classic to discuss Echo International and The Creative Group
  • Sadie Wigg joined as a Marketing Executive after completing an internship with Creative Pod the year before
2019
  • Moved offices 
  • Matt Turner shortlisted for Enterprise Nation’s #Top50Advisers of 2019 
  • Acquired Sussex-based commercial fit-out company Spacelink Commercial Interiors Ltd
  • Matt Turned attended the launch of the Shanghai Super Classic to discuss Echo International and The Creative Group
  • Sadie Wigg joined as a Marketing Executive after completing an internship with Creative Pod the year before
2019
  • Moved offices 
  • Matt Turner shortlisted for Enterprise Nation’s #Top50Advisers of 2019 
  • Acquired Sussex-based commercial fit-out company Spacelink Commercial Interiors Ltd
  • Matt Turned attended the launch of the Shanghai Super Classic to discuss Echo International and The Creative Group
  • Sadie Wigg joined as a Marketing Executive after completing an internship with Creative Pod the year before
2020
  • Survived Covid 
  • Matt was appointed Export Champion for the Cabinet Office 
  • Launched Creative Pod’s Client Dining Club 
  • Earned the Google Search Partner status, making us an official Google Partner Agency 
  • Acquired 427 Marketing and Huga Digitial Marketing 
2020
  • Survived Covid 
  • Matt was appointed Export Champion for the Cabinet Office 
  • Launched Creative Pod’s Client Dining Club 
  • Earned the Google Search Partner status, making us an official Google Partner Agency 
  • Acquired 427 Marketing and Huga Digitial Marketing 
2020
  • Survived Covid 
  • Matt was appointed Export Champion for the Cabinet Office 
  • Launched Creative Pod’s Client Dining Club 
  • Earned the Google Search Partner status, making us an official Google Partner Agency 
  • Acquired 427 Marketing and Huga Digitial Marketing 
2020
  • Survived Covid 
  • Matt was appointed Export Champion for the Cabinet Office 
  • Launched Creative Pod’s Client Dining Club 
  • Earned the Google Search Partner status, making us an official Google Partner Agency 
  • Acquired 427 Marketing and Huga Digitial Marketing 
2021
  • Launched the first all-expenses-paid team weekend away 
  • Became an official ‘The Drum Recommended’ agency 
  • Launched Michelin Star Dinners to reward team members 
  • Gordon Dowling joined the company as a Digital Designer
2021
  • Launched the first all-expenses-paid team weekend away 
  • Became an official ‘The Drum Recommended’ agency 
  • Launched Michelin Star Dinners to reward team members 
  • Gordon Dowling joined the company as a Digital Designer
2021
  • Launched the first all-expenses-paid team weekend away 
  • Became an official ‘The Drum Recommended’ agency 
  • Launched Michelin Star Dinners to reward team members 
  • Gordon Dowling joined the company as a Digital Designer
2021
  • Launched the first all-expenses-paid team weekend away 
  • Became an official ‘The Drum Recommended’ agency 
  • Launched Michelin Star Dinners to reward team members 
  • Gordon Dowling joined the company as a Digital Designer
2022
  • Received our Living Wage Employer accreditation 
  • Appointed Sarah Lyons as our first-ever female Marketing Director at Creative Pod 
  • Sarah was a finalist in the category of Creative Industries at Platinum’s Dynamic Awards 
  • Won Creative Agency of the Year at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 
  • Won the Rugby World Cup contract 
  • Matt became a patron for St Peter & St James Hospice 
  • Took 50 CEO’s Directors and Business owners away for an adventure weekend networking
  • Michelle Solomon joined Creative Pod as a Marketing Executive
2022
  • Received our Living Wage Employer accreditation 
  • Appointed Sarah Lyons as our first-ever female Marketing Director at Creative Pod 
  • Sarah was a finalist in the category of Creative Industries at Platinum’s Dynamic Awards 
  • Won Creative Agency of the Year at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 
  • Won the Rugby World Cup contract 
  • Matt became a patron for St Peter & St James Hospice 
  • Took 50 CEO’s Directors and Business owners away for an adventure weekend networking
  • Michelle Solomon joined Creative Pod as a Marketing Executive
2022
  • Received our Living Wage Employer accreditation 
  • Appointed Sarah Lyons as our first-ever female Marketing Director at Creative Pod 
  • Sarah was a finalist in the category of Creative Industries at Platinum’s Dynamic Awards 
  • Won Creative Agency of the Year at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 
  • Won the Rugby World Cup contract 
  • Matt became a patron for St Peter & St James Hospice 
  • Took 50 CEO’s Directors and Business owners away for an adventure weekend networking
  • Michelle Solomon joined Creative Pod as a Marketing Executive
2022
  • Received our Living Wage Employer accreditation 
  • Appointed Sarah Lyons as our first-ever female Marketing Director at Creative Pod 
  • Sarah was a finalist in the category of Creative Industries at Platinum’s Dynamic Awards 
  • Won Creative Agency of the Year at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards 
  • Won the Rugby World Cup contract 
  • Matt became a patron for St Peter & St James Hospice 
  • Took 50 CEO’s Directors and Business owners away for an adventure weekend networking
  • Michelle Solomon joined Creative Pod as a Marketing Executive
2023
  • Marketing Director Sarah Lyons won the prestigious Employee of the Year Award at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards in 2023
  • Acquired local design agency in Brighton & Hove, 2 Up Front 
  • CEO Matt Turner named among the South East’s 42 Under 42, Class of 2023 
  • Gained Webflow Expert Accreditation 
  • James raised £40,000 for The Starr Trust, dancing as Ginger Spice 
  • 1 wedding, 4 new houses, 3 engagements… and a baby!
  • Launched our Photography & Videography services 
  • Gordon Dowling was promoted to Head of Creative
  • Sadie Wigg was promoted to Marketing Manager and was a finalist in the Young Professional of the Year award at Platinum’s Dynamic Awards 
  • Michelle Solomon was promoted to Senior Marketing Executive
2023
  • Marketing Director Sarah Lyons won the prestigious Employee of the Year Award at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards in 2023
  • Acquired local design agency in Brighton & Hove, 2 Up Front 
  • CEO Matt Turner named among the South East’s 42 Under 42, Class of 2023 
  • Gained Webflow Expert Accreditation 
  • James raised £40,000 for The Starr Trust, dancing as Ginger Spice 
  • 1 wedding, 4 new houses, 3 engagements… and a baby!
  • Launched our Photography & Videography services 
  • Gordon Dowling was promoted to Head of Creative
  • Sadie Wigg was promoted to Marketing Manager and was a finalist in the Young Professional of the Year award at Platinum’s Dynamic Awards 
  • Michelle Solomon was promoted to Senior Marketing Executive
2023
  • Marketing Director Sarah Lyons won the prestigious Employee of the Year Award at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards in 2023
  • Acquired local design agency in Brighton & Hove, 2 Up Front 
  • CEO Matt Turner named among the South East’s 42 Under 42, Class of 2023 
  • Gained Webflow Expert Accreditation 
  • James raised £40,000 for The Starr Trust, dancing as Ginger Spice 
  • 1 wedding, 4 new houses, 3 engagements… and a baby!
  • Launched our Photography & Videography services 
  • Gordon Dowling was promoted to Head of Creative
  • Sadie Wigg was promoted to Marketing Manager and was a finalist in the Young Professional of the Year award at Platinum’s Dynamic Awards 
  • Michelle Solomon was promoted to Senior Marketing Executive
2023
  • Marketing Director Sarah Lyons won the prestigious Employee of the Year Award at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards in 2023
  • Acquired local design agency in Brighton & Hove, 2 Up Front 
  • CEO Matt Turner named among the South East’s 42 Under 42, Class of 2023 
  • Gained Webflow Expert Accreditation 
  • James raised £40,000 for The Starr Trust, dancing as Ginger Spice 
  • 1 wedding, 4 new houses, 3 engagements… and a baby!
  • Launched our Photography & Videography services 
  • Gordon Dowling was promoted to Head of Creative
  • Sadie Wigg was promoted to Marketing Manager and was a finalist in the Young Professional of the Year award at Platinum’s Dynamic Awards 
  • Michelle Solomon was promoted to Senior Marketing Executive
2024
  • Creative Pod turned 18! 
  • 18th birthday celebration at Brighton Palace Pier
  • Launched our new website 
  • 3 weddings, 2 engagements and 1 office hen party
  • Third team weekend away, this time in Norfolk 
  • Started working with Alfie Boe
  • James Turner, our Head of Commercial celebrated a decade working with Creative Pod
  • Matt Turner, our CEO turned 40!
2024
  • Creative Pod turned 18! 
  • 18th birthday celebration at Brighton Palace Pier
  • Launched our new website 
  • 3 weddings, 2 engagements and 1 office hen party
  • Third team weekend away, this time in Norfolk 
  • Started working with Alfie Boe
  • James Turner, our Head of Commercial celebrated a decade working with Creative Pod
  • Matt Turner, our CEO turned 40!
2024
  • Creative Pod turned 18! 
  • 18th birthday celebration at Brighton Palace Pier
  • Launched our new website 
  • 3 weddings, 2 engagements and 1 office hen party
  • Third team weekend away, this time in Norfolk 
  • Started working with Alfie Boe
  • James Turner, our Head of Commercial celebrated a decade working with Creative Pod
  • Matt Turner, our CEO turned 40!
2024
  • Creative Pod turned 18! 
  • 18th birthday celebration at Brighton Palace Pier
  • Launched our new website 
  • 3 weddings, 2 engagements and 1 office hen party
  • Third team weekend away, this time in Norfolk 
  • Started working with Alfie Boe
  • James Turner, our Head of Commercial celebrated a decade working with Creative Pod
  • Matt Turner, our CEO turned 40!
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