We grow businesses through creative branding, engaging websites and compelling marketing.

Why Applied?

We build trust and loyalty with our clients by creating compelling experiences for their customers and game-changing results for their businesses. Applied has been around for a while and made a lot of friends along the way. More than a few of those friends are also clients. And that requires huge, two-way respect and trust.

The Applied Promise

Our roots are strong, with the management team having known and worked with each other over a 25 year period. It’s these four who direct the Applied team to make sure that targets are hit, projects and campaigns work like clockwork and who lead the rest of the team in a place where everyone has a voice and everyone wants to succeed. Together.

Leadership Team

Steve Sykes - Managing Director of Applied

Steve Sykes


In the digital marketing industry since ‘99.
Former Project Manager in mission-critical, life and death, remote monitoring and control systems. Sounds dramatic, but that was the reality of it. Steve loves old cars and new tech and is driven by the belief that where there are happy clients, success follows.

Richard Hatfield

Richard Hatfield

Managing Director

Jenny 2

Jenny Green

Account Director

Has known and worked with Mike since ‘98, and Steve since ‘99. Full time role in Applied since 2012. Background in journalism and PR; worked in agencies large and small for over 25 years so understands the importance of building strong relationships with clients. 

Michael McGowan - Creative Director

Michael McGowan

Creative Director

International award winning creative. Has known and worked closely with Steve and Jenny on projects for 20+ years and finally became full time at Applied in 2018.