Our team

The key to our success since we opened our doors in 1986 has always been down to the people who work here. Our Managing Director is Stephen Cole, trained over 12 years by our founder and his late father, Chris, who passed away in 2010.

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"Tom Hagen, Jimmy McNulty, Gus Fring, Leo McGarry & Han Solo."


Favourite characters from film & TV?

Stephen Cole, Managing Director

Creative Department

Headed up by Garry McCann, our Creative Director, the Studio is where the ideas come to life. We have built a fun working space that allows our team of designers creative freedom.

Best thing about working at Cole AD? “Definitely the people! Good laughs, chat and always feels like everyone is on the same level.” – Julie Bryden, Graphic Designer

Best quote? “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – Simon Alderson, Graphic Designer

Music that inspires you? “Beyoncé.” – Suzi Costigan, Marketing Assistant

Dream clients you would love to work with? “Penguin, Computer Arts, Imgur and Pixar & Warner Bros.” – Emma McLatchie, Junior Graphic Designer

Favourite characters from film & TV? “Superman, The Flash & Green Arrow.” – Daniel Sheridan, Agency Allrounder

Music that inspires you? “Tom Waits.” – Garry McCann, Creative Director

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"There is nothing new except what has been forgotten."


Best quote?

Garry McCann, Creative Director

Digital Department

The team of developers at the agency work closely with the Creative Department to ensure that whilst your new website will look beautiful, it will also be responsive, easy to use and simple to update at client end.

Dream clients you would love to work with? “Brew Dog, Merchant City Music & Lego.” – John Hendry, Web Developer

Best thing about working at Cole AD? “The people.” – Calum Miller, Web Developer

Music that inspires you? “Elvis, Neil Diamond, Michael Buble & Bob Marley.” – Janette Fleck, Maintenance

Best thing about working at Cole AD? “The people, the banter & endless cups of tea.” – Suzi Costigan, Marketing Assistant

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“What we do in life, echoes in eternity!”


Best quote?

Michael Cole, Client Director

Media Department

Michael Cole is Client Director at the agency – his team buy space across the UK with newspapers, radio, television, outdoor and also popular websites for our client base.

Favourite characters from film & TV? “James Bond & Castle.” – Kathleen Cole, Financial Controller

Favourite quote? “Time is money, money is power, power is pizza, and pizza is knowledge.” – Suzi Costigan, Marketing Assistant

Best thing about working at Cole AD? “The knowledge, everyday is a school day. You learn a little more every day.” – Daniel Sheridan, Agency Allrounder

Dream clients you would love to work with? “Absolute, ASOS, Disney & ZARA.” – Ailsa Bartholomew, Agency Intern

Best quote? “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass their master.” – Stephen Cole, Managing Director

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