In 2017, Sudbury-based marketing agency Mackman donated over £62,000 worth of products and services to local charities and campaigns.

Since opening its doors in 2003, marketing and branding agency Mackman, have made local charities a priority. Mackman donate their professional marketing services, and work collaboratively with organisations to identify objectives and promote growth. Services include website design, PR, branding, and more.

Mackman has worked mainly with The Bridge Project and St Peter’s Sudbury. The Bridge Project is a social enterprise dedicated to empowering people to live well. Mackman’s team of specialists have transformed the Bridge Project, not only refreshing their branding and modernising their website, but also commercialising the brands identity to appeal to the wider community. The Bridge’s Chief Executive, Jo Searle, said, “Our sleek new brand identity has given us a much-needed face lift. Our customers love it!”

For St Peter’s Sudbury, Mackman has helped to rebrand the Sudbury landmark, and create a website for the venue; they will continue to provide additional marketing services in the new year. Peter Gray, Chair of the Friends of St Peter’s said, “Even in its first stage, the new website has done wonders for our image. With Mackman’s help we can reach new audiences and ensure a bright future for St Peter’s.”

Mackman’s Company Director Paul said, “Helping local charities grow has been a priority for Mackman since we first began. We want to empower local charities who are so vital to the community.”

Mackman’s charitable work has not gone unnoticed. In 2013 they were awarded the Babergh Community award for “outstanding business contribution to the wellbeing of the community/district.” With the strapline: Together we grow, Mackman is committed to helping local charities transform.

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  • Image File Name: Mackman staff celebrate over £62k donated to Suffolk charities.
  • Image Caption: Over £62K donated: (L-R) Kerrie Scott, Charlotte Middleditch, Angela Balaam, Bruce Burgoyne, Jim Carr, James Royce and Mervyn Royce.
  • Image Credit: Roisin Ryan-Self, Mackman


  • Mackman is a Suffolk based brand and marketing agency, originally founded in Colchester in 2003 by Paul and Gemma Mackman, who were passionate about creating a marketing partner for local businesses that promoted an ethos of growing together.

2017’s charities:

  • The Bridge Project is a social enterprise providing a series of social activities, a hot meal delivery service, creative workshops for all ages and support groups for those living with dementia and their carers. Located on 20 Gainsborough Street, The Bridge Café, offers freshly prepared and locally sourced food.
  • Sitting in the centre of Sudbury on Market Hill, St Peter’s Sudbury is a unique venue providing enriching cultural and social experiences. Mackman is developing a new website for the venue.

Other charities who benefitted from Mackman’s charitable donations in 2017 includes:

  • The Smile of Arran: a Sudbury charity set up in memory of Arran Tosh, an inspirational young man who lost his life to a brain tumour aged 13. The Trust’s primary goal is to provide financial assistance to children and their families affected by a brain tumour. Mackman created a new website for the trust.
  • a local campaign set up by Holly Watson, whose brother Lewis was fatally stabbed in 2009, to raise awareness of the dangers of knife crime in Sudbury and the surrounding area. Mackman created 1000 blue wristbands to be worn by the supports of Holly’s campaign and designed and developed a campaign website.