Global recognition for South West marketing expert

By Nick Batten on 14 January, 2021

South West Marketing Expert Maggie Robinson ended 2020 on a high after she was listed amongst global entrepreneurs, influential leaders and inspirational business owners in the Brainz 500 Global List.

The Brainz 500 Global List is published in Brainz Magazine every year with a total of 500 Companies, Entrepreneurs, Influential leaders and Small business owners recognized for their entrepreneurial success, achievements or dedication to help others. 

Maggie set up Marlborough-based Smart Thinking Consultancy eight years ago to provide a personal, bespoke marketing service to businesses, following her years of experience with large corporates.

In 2020 she was handpicked for the Brainz 500 Global List alongside famous figures including Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, entrepreneur Elon Musk and YouTube ‘Brain Trainer’ Jim Kwik.

While 2020 was a tough year for many businesses, Maggie helped them get through the effects of the pandemic and prepare for the future.

She said, “I love what I do because good marketing support can make a huge difference to businesses. 2020 demonstrated more than ever the importance of keeping your business in your customers’ minds while making sure the money that leaves your business is spent wisely.

“As I specialise in working with SMEs, I’ve witnessed the struggles many businesses have been dealing with, but carrying out a marketing analysis and making changes to help them reach their full potential can have a real impact.”

Throughout 2020, as well as offering her usual consultancy work, Maggie worked pro bono for the ‘Team Anna Victorious’ fundraising challenge, offering free advice and support to businesses affected by coronavirus.

Maggie continued, “Running my own business gives me the freedom to spend time on projects I’m passionate about, such as the Team Anna Victorious challenge and supporting other SMEs. To be recognised for this is amazing and ends an unusual year in a really positive way!”

Early last year, Maggie was also named the Best Full-Service SME Marketing Support Provider 2020 in the SME News UK Enterprise Awards.

Any businesses looking for marketing support can contact Maggie at or by calling 07920 143 172.

Pictured above: Maggie Robinson, Owner of Smart Thinking Consultancy