Meet the team
Meet the team, we have such a well rounded focus on offshore marketing, we can act on your behalf and save you money. Collectively our team has over 90 years’ experience and with companies in a number of sectors. Island Solutions provides valuable insight into challenges we may be experiencing.
Backed up by the Advisory board, who add years of experience that can accelerate all disciplines including sales and marketing, finance, human resources and operations.
Chris Arnold DipM F.C.I.M
Chris is from Buckinghamshire and moved to London as a student. Having qualified in advertising and marketing in London he joined the world of advertising agencies. So this gave him invaluable experience working on national and international brands.
He was head hunted by a Jersey agency, so he headed over the channel to take the new challenge head on.
This entailed taking over the running of an ad agency. He ran this full service Jersey agency successfully. Then started up an offshore lead generation company for the UK. Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Island Solutions. He is a passionate CIM qualified marketer and our business development advisor. When not in the office he can be found fishing!
Chris currently runs Island Solutions on a day to day basis. This has provided invaluable experience and a working knowledge of countless forms of media including Google Adwords. Island Solutions deal in digital marketing and outsource various requirements such as PPC and SEO online campaign work.
Mel originally trained in accounts in London before moving to Jersey where she furthered her career in finance.
She has over the years been responsible for the financial management of several companies.
With experience predominantly in advertising and marketing sector Mel balances the financial requirements of both client and supplier to ensure a smooth relationship.
Mel believes in working closely with her clients to develop a deep understanding of what they really need and want. She takes the time to learn about their families, their businesses, and their goals for the future. Mel has been recognised by several organisations for her work in financial planning.
When it comes to planning and managing our finances, Mel is able to provide the tailored guidance and advice we need to make smart decisions. She prides herself in being very accessible to all our clients and available to share knowledge.
I’m best known for my ability to use brand purpose and human insights to develop and activate strategic marketing plans in order to drive business growth. Most recently, I supported the Green Flag business in delivering double digital growth year-on-year and the launch of Churchill (the dog’s) new proposition and integrated campaign. Having moved away from corporate life, I am passionate about using my experience and expertise to support ambitious health, wellness and hospitality brands that deserve to be more visible.
When a business is in growth mode, there’s a need to outsource quickly. This can result in multiple freelancers and agencies delivering exceptional plans that can’t be tracked, measured and optimised. A waste of time and money. That’s why we’ve built a nationwide network of multi-skilled brand and marketing gurus, to deliver for our client’s flexibly and reliably. With an always-on dedicated account manager, we’ll oversee your entire plan, making it easier for you to make good investment decision and deliver business results.
Dominic Arnold Bsc (Hons) PgDip
Dominic studied marketing in the UK for a number of years, and is also a graphic artist born and raised in Jersey, Channel Islands.
The journey to becoming a designer started at his primary school by winning the Christmas card competition! To be honest, it wasn’t really about the competition and his drawing skills were non-existent, but it was a decent introduction to the powerful scope of good computer skills, however rudimentary at the time 🙂 The marketing skills came later.
After spending a year experiencing graphic design and production with an advertising agency and print companies in Jersey he pursued a degree course in the field. Dominic has a degree in Multimedia, Production and Technology and went on to London to further his qualification with a postgraduate diploma in Media Graphic Design. Whilst in London as a student he also had a part-time job with a London advertising agency.
The opportunity to start dealing with the media then presented itself, Dominic helped create & brand Your Island Solutions Ltd which soon became a successful Marketing Agency & a family business.