About Braid

We build, deliver and manage digital strategies. We help business demystify digital projects and achieve realistic goals. We are always happy to review, comment and point companies toward the right solution, even if its not us!

Digital project managers

The range of projects we have managed, across numerous business sectors means we bring a depth of practical experience in constructing plans and delivering results. Our "honest broker" approach means transparency and practicality in what we do.
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    Audit; design, traffic, results

    We report on what the data tells us, and filter what will bring impact to give focus to thinking

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    Where to spend budget

    How to reach your targets, with what proposition, to generate what result. SEO, Local, PPC, Social, Display etc.

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    Delivering the plan

    Developing a budget, how to deliver the marketing assets (copy, ad, campaign). Who needs to do what by when.

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    Monitor, collect data, interpret what actions may be needed, build the data to identify trends. Make it digestible!

Meet the expert digital strategy team

Get to know our creative and technical experts.

Brian Schur

Digital Consultant

A highly qualified digital project manager with over 25 years’ Internet experience. Prior to Braid, Brian held a variety of senior roles in both agencies and client side.

An excellent communicator at all levels with the ability to motivate staff and build development teams in house or off shore. Vast amount of Internet and IT experience learnt through the years – sometimes the hard way!

  • Project management: PRINCE2 Practitioner, programme management, Agile project methodologies, SCRUM
  • Internet: eCommerce, Internet development, Internet accessibility and usability, information architecture
  • SEO: SEO strategies, user acquisition strategy planning
  • Business: team management, security cleared to SC level, business process planning, consultancy, business continuity planning, disaster recovery planning, strong ability to form relationships at all levels, strong ability to think outside the box, ability to motivate staff

David Ranby

Digital Consultant

A formally trained marketeer, David has over 25 years experience in commerce. This has incorporated formal strategy planning, marketing services disciplines, team management and research. First web build was managed in 1998. Extensive experience in digital marketing then followed, particularly in the hotel/tour operator sector.

David’s experience of web marketing issues is extensive, encompassing the key disciplines of seo, ppc, email, content, social and off-page promotion. The launch of a number of major websites have led to a depth of experience in user testing, user research, site usability and design. In short, a rounded marketing professional.

  • Digital business Management: Established and managed
    Superbreak web business; 7 years
  • Project management: Launch of Yorkshire.com
  • Digital Marketing: A number of Web and SEO national awards
  • Consulting project management : Across Construction,
    Finance, Services, Ecomms and B2
  • Team Mentoring: Development of digital skills in Marketing teams

“ Strata have worked with Braid for over 5 years. Brian and David have managed a number of key projects, from web builds, marketing strategy and major new IT developments. The thinking, application and quality behind the projects has been excellent. What stands out is the pragmatic and realistic advise given. Keeping themselves and other suppliers to deadlines, budgets and objectives has helped considerably!”

Paul Stone

Director of Transformation

We have had a working partnership with Braid Consulting for several years. We have always found David and Brian to be proactive, reliable, and pragmatic. A refreshing change from other agencies we have had dealings with !

Tony Booth

Managing Director

“I thoroughly enjoyed my dealings with David whilst negotiating a partnership between our respective companies. I found David to be extremely professional, efficient and likeable, as well as a hard negotiator. I would definitely recommend David as someone you can do business with.”

Damian Dutton

Senior Commercial Development Manager, Virgin Media

“Working with Brian both as a client and a colleague has been a pleasure. He is extremely calm, especially when others are fraught, affable and has more experience in digital than I do, which is a great asset. He managed projects for most of our clients as well as helping drive more sales into Nomad, a trusted and wide-reaching role.”

Duncan Randall

Team Nomad, MD & Co-founder

St Modwen Homes
Wed development project

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