Give Your Marketing More
Bite!

Faithful to your brief and quick to respond, our strategic thinking and intelligent communications mean that we can offer creative and responsive services that are tailor-made to your business.

About Us

"Chocolate Dog Marketing Services has established a great reputation for strategic thinking, creative branding and compelling communications."

Great in any Company

Extremely loyal, fast and responsive, you can be sure our agile team can respond to your challenge, agree a clear brief and deliver measurable results.

Lots of Experience on a Short Lead!

Formed in 2003, Chocolate Dog Marketing Services has had plenty of exercise with a proven record of successful projects across business and public, charity and voluntary sectors. Our experience shows we really understand the complexities and pressures of operating in a complex economic environment and we are focussed on adding your bottom line and long term customer relationships.

From architecture to defence, from retail to education, from the motor industry to sport, Chocolate Dog Marketing Services is great in any company. Our expertise has helped the following clients:

  • Architect’s Design Group, Plymouth
  • Barnet and Southgate College
  • British Colleges Sport (Now AOC Sport)
  • British Shooting
  • Cambridge Professional Academy
  • Centaur Leadership
  • College Leadership Services
  • David Nieper Fashion Academy
  • Devon and Cornwall Business Council
  • Devonport Management Ltd – Defence Systems (now Babcock Marine)
  • Devon Renaissance
  • ECOchallengers
  • EMCAS
  • HERTVEC LLC- Hertfordshire London Colleges
  • Interior Dynamics
  • JE Gannon Property Services
  • Marilyn Hawkins Ltd
  • Mitchell Hill Clinic
  • Penmellyn Veterinary Group
  • Slightly Different
  • South Devon College
  • South West RDA
  • South West Regional Employment and Skills Board
  • South West Water
  • Sport England
  • Sportworks UK
  • Stella Communications
  • Strategic Management Resources
  • The Una Group- the Airport Business Centre
  • Vospers Motor Group
  • Working Woodlands

Plenty of Exercise

Managing Director, Sue Handford, has a broad business background and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Before establishing Chocolate Dog Marketing Services, Sue worked at the Ford Motor Company, Plymouth College of Further Education (now City College, Plymouth), a regional IT and telecoms company offering disaster recovery and business continuity solutions and the Ministry of Defence working with the Royal Navy, the RAF and the US Navy.

Sue is an experienced non executive director. Previous appointments include the Boards of Plymouth Sound (part of the GWR Group), Enterprise Plymouth and the Prince’s Trust. Sue is a founder member of the Devon and Cornwall Business Council and has excellent regional links as a member of the Institute of Directors, the Devon and Cornwall Business Council, Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Plymouth Area Business Council, Business West and Network Cornwall. Sue is an Ambassador  of the Plymouth Drake Foundation in Plymouth.