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About Us

It is rare for individual consultants to have director level, front-line experience in fundraising, sponsorship, PR, brand development and marketing campaigns.


Dr Christine Stokes

Prior to setting up Funding Matters in early 2004 Christine held director-ranking positions in sponsorship, fundraising and marketing at national and international level in rugby, the environment and the performing arts. She was responsible for two landmark millennium capital campaigns for projects totalling £43m and £110m. Her range of relevant experience is both extensive and international, including: brand positioning and management, campaign marketing, press management and media relations, sponsorship, arena advertising, corporate hospitality, retail, merchandising and licensing, pop concerts, ticketing, trademarks, broadcasting agreements, legacy donor programmes, trusts and foundations, high net-worth individual donations, catering and retail franchises and royal relations.

If you would like to speak to Christine directly, please email christine at fundingmatters dot co dot uk or telephone 07967 393 845

Lesley Thompson

Lesley's marketing career developed through senior posts in advertising and management consultancy, including the international agency Lowe Howard Spink. Thereafter she moved into marketing consultancy at one of the UK’s largest marketing specialists, Marketing Solutions, gaining experience in all marketing disciplines from research and strategy development through to marketing planning and implementation. Lesley has provided marketing and income-generation services to both the public and private sectors in tourism and leisure, in art and culture, in environment and sport. Lesley is an MA in Modern Languages, Oxon.

If you would like to speak to Lesley directly, please email lesley at fundingmatters dot co dot uk or telephone 07860 402 886