Our History and Story So Far…

The highly skilled team that makes Seriously Helpful has a wealth of experience in e-commerce strategy, Online & Social Media Marketing. Perhaps more impressive yet is the fact we’ve never had a project banned or penalised by any search engine.

Our origins lie in the world-renowned technology and innovation lab set up by Barclaycard in 1995 from which we progressed to raise Venture Capital and establish our own ideas hub at the start of the new millennium.

This business morphed into a web developer and SEO arm, the latter of which grew into one of the UK’s leading agencies with a team of 55 people across 5 offices and 3 continents, before selling out to a PLC in 2010. The key management team were retained to provide consultancy to the Group but eventually quit to focus on the work we enjoyed best. Seriously Helpful Online Marketing was established in 2012 and is dedicated to delivering high-quality Organic SEO, Social Media and Strategic Consultancy at affordable fixed prices, with no nasty surprises or hassle.

Everything we do is ethical, with a holistic approach and delivered from the UK. We are also proud to report that on average we help double our clients’ businesses every three years.

Today we are a team of 8 with an average online marketing experience of 12 years each. As a proud employer who puts staff wellbeing and safefy first, we were one of the early ones to transition to exclusively working from home due to the COVID-19 global pandemic – our staff still work from home, which has increased productivity and output, meaning our clients actually benefit from more hours and more creative thinking – we always like to see the silver lining!

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The Team Behind The Screens

Get to know the Seriously Helpful team

Stuart Haining
Stuart HainingFounder Director
A Marketer/innovator at heart and specialising online since 1996, I’m almost famous for asking Amazon to stop plagiarising. I love helping clients & get almost as excited about online strategies now as I did on day one.
Rachel Noding
Rachel Noding Digital Marketer
The brain behind the name ‘Seriously Helpful’; I’m creative, passionate and resourceful, with a range of skills including over fifteen years of customer service and marketing experience – I understand the wants and needs of our clients.
Rebecca Sturgess
Rebecca SturgessDigital Marketer
I have been working online since before “black hat” was a thing. Sometimes Serious, always Helpful; From search to social, UX and onsite optimisation, I enjoy the challenge of working across a range of different marketing strategies for our clients.
Jessica Eszenyi
Jessica EszenyiSEO Specialist
The team at Seriously Helpful has taken me under their wing and taught me everything I know about digital marketing. I enjoy creating social content and writing blogs across a range of subjects for our clients!
Robert Hunter
Robert HunterBusiness Development Manager
Allegedly a natural at networking and an expert in Marketing, Branding and Licensing, my real passion is unearthing new opportunities and I enjoy helping clients to get the very best from their online potential.
Jane Haining
Jane Haining Head of Research
Living with Stuart I’ve had to listen to more than my fair share of online ideas. The discussions aren’t always serious but are always interesting and have given me a great grounding to research the serious opportunities.


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Do you have a passion for online marketing?

We are always looking for enthusiastic, creative and fresh individuals to join our growing dynamic team.

If you feel you have something to offer us, get in touch today and tell us why we would be foolish not to add you to our team! Go on, sell yourself to us!

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