Denise OLeary
Denise O

Hi, I’m Denise O’Leary MBE, Your Marketing Expert

I am a dynamic, enthusiastic, multi-award-winning, marketing specialist and coach with 25+ years’ extensive experience of delivering impressive results. I pride myself on utilising a pragmatic, market-based approach to deliver measurable company development in all aspects, including communication strategy, brand development, competitor understanding and customer engagement.

Expert Marketing

Denise helps large and medium sizes companies to develop successful marketing strategies that are designed to increase their performance. She brings fresh insight, clarity and extensive industry knowledge to her clients.

Awarded MBE – Member of the Order of the British Empire for Services to Construction and SME Entrepreneurs in the 2022 New Years Honours List
Over 25 years of experience in the marketing and bid writing industries
Multi-award winner including 12 x International Stevie Awards, Best Business Woman in Marketing, NatWest #GoDo Entrepreneur of the Year and WIM Best Independent Consultant
Board level marketing with impressive corporate background
A Masters Degree specialising in Marketing & Business Strategy
A First-Class Honours Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration
Held accreditation as a Chartered Marketer with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) every year since 2005
Single-handedly set up Purpol Marketing and developed it into the successful business it is today

Proven Marketing Solutions

Denise is pleased to offer your business practical marketing insight in all areas, including:

Business Strategy Development

Market and customer analysis

Bid Management & Tender bids

Brand & Lead Generation

From the assessment of a customer journey, a brand refresh, increasing sales or measuring customer feedback, Denise offers advice and solutions to maximise the impact for your budget, generating competitive advantage for your business.

Denise OLeary

Work with me to succeed!

  • Winner – #GoDo Entrepreneur of the Year

    The Great British Entrepreneur Awards

  • Winner – Business of the Year

    Women of the Year Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle 2017

  • Winner – Best Independent Consultant

    Women In Marketing Awards 2016

  • Small Biz 100 Awarded Company

    Small Biz 100 – 2017

  • Winner – Home Business of the Year

    Women of the Year Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle 2017

  • Best Construction Supplier to Work With (Under £25m)

    Construction Enquirer Awards 2017

  • Finalist – Mentor of the Year

    Women of the Year Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle 2017

  • Winner – Award for Innovation

    Women of the Year Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle 2017

  • Winner – Business Services Provider of the Year

    Chippenham Business Awards 2017

  • Winner – New Business of the Year

    Women in Business (WIBA) Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle 2016

  • Finalist – Leader of the Year

    British Small Business Awards 2016

  • Finalist – Business Leader of the Year

    National Women in Construction Awards 2017

  • Finalist – Training Provider of the Year

    South West Built Environment Awards 2017

  • Shortlisted – Start Up Business

    Forward Ladies National Award 2017

  • Placed Award –Training /Development Employer of the Year

    Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards 2017

  • Best Business and Best Service Business Finalist

    Best Business Women Awards 2017

  • Finalist – Business Person of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year

    Bath Chronicle Business Awards 2017

  • Finalist – SME of the Year and People Development

    South West Built Environment Awards 2016

  • Innovator of the Year 2017 Finalist

    Bristol Post Business Awards 2017

  • Finalist – Innovative Start Up Business

    Bath Chronicles Business Awards 2016

  • Finalist – Business Leader

    National Women in Construction Awards 2016

  • Finalist – Small Business of the Year and Business Person of the Year

    Wiltshire Business of the Year Awards 2016

  • Start-up Business of the Year

    Enterprising Wiltshire Business Awards 2015

  • Supporting Business against Poverty as an Ethical Business Member

    Business Against Poverty

What my clients say

  • “I used Denise after a recommendation and from this I would also happily recommend her to anyone else who is looking for an external marketing/bid writer for their business.”

    Dan Barfoot, CMD Recruitment

  • “Denise – Thank you for meeting with Diem Anh from Vietnam via Skype! We had our regular mentoring session this morning and she told me how beneficial she found meeting with you last week! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy calendar for supporting this great cause.”

    Tina Schuste – Cheri Blair Foundation – Mentoring Women in Business

  • “Denise O’Leary is an exceptional individual capable not only in her chosen profession marketing but also across a broad range of business functions. Her ability & willingness to tackle complex issues & deliver long lasting improvements make Denise a real asset in any environment.”

    David Jones, Cistermiser

  • “Don’t let the blonde hair and purple exterior fool you! Denise O’Leary is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to all things marketing and BID writing. Having risen to the top ranks in the manufacturing and construction sectors, her knowledge is immense. If you are looking to win BIDs and improve your marketing, then Denise is the lady for you.”

    Alison Edgar, Sales Coaching Solutions

  • “Denise is an excellent marketer and her skills at delivering the training were perfect. We were all engaged whilst Denise ensured the subject matter was interesting, relevant and impactful. We have gone on to adopt many of Denise’s suggestions with good success.”

    Sarah Jordon, SGH Martineau, Birmingham

  • “I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to work with Denise who has always offered her help and support whenever I have needed it despite her hectic schedule.”

    Emily Marks, Intern

  • “Making sense out of the diverse world of communication. Denise is a great communicator.”

    Joanne Rolliston

  • “Refreshing to be in a room of likeminded business women, sharing in ideas, knowledge and working through problems together. I feel like I have achieved a week full of work in one session.”

    Dannielle Whitman

  • “Denise excelled as a mentor. Not only was she on hand during my placement, but since leaving Purpol Marketing she has taken a genuine interest in my studies and career progression.”

    Bronwyn Jesse