We’re Shahanaz Creative, a marketing partnership based in the Cotswolds. With a background in working with young, dynamic businesses, we specialise in a collaborative and flexible approach to marketing.
Buzzwords, cure-alls and empty metrics are not really our cup of tea. Instead, we prefer a holistic, brand-first strategy that looks to strengthen businesses from the roots up.
Who we are
We’re a pair of marketing freelancers who both learnt their trade in the travel industry, but discovered new opportunities after the pandemic.
Just as we prefer to work collaboratively with our clients, we’ve found that working in partnership is more effective, allowing our different skills to complement one another.
What we do
We specialise in providing creative and commercial marketing support to small businesses and start-ups looking to scale.
We choose to work with clients as a full-service growth advisor, managing everything from strategy to execution, covering the brand and performance marketing.
Meet The Team
Nadia Shahanaz Hussain
Nadia spent a decade working for an award-winning luxury tour operator, including several years as their head of marketing. During this time, she successfully launched a six-figure website, hosted a travel and conservation festival at the Royal Geographical Society in London, was instrumental in guiding the business in its ESG strategy and navigated the brand through the challenges of the pandemic.
In 2021, she began working with a number of small businesses and charities – initially on a part-time basis. She eventually left travel completely in early 2023, preferring to focus on her freelance work instead.
Nadia is a self-confessed generalist but specialises in brand marketing and strategy – helping businesses to find their identity and establish a clear plan. However, her experience extends well beyond this, covering social media, online and print advertising, email campaigns, events and much more.
After falling into a job in travel through his love of cycling, Rob spent nearly a decade fulfilling various roles at a luxury tour operator. Initially a copywriter, he eventually worked as a product manager, sales manager and even a systems manager.
During the pandemic, he began working with a number of start-ups, initially as a web designer. This expanded into a full-time job with the creation of his own business in 2021. He now splits his time between running a successful multi-faceted cycling business and consulting for several young companies.
Although happy to be pigeonholed as a web designer, Rob’s experience spans a wide variety of areas, from copywriting and online advertising to photography and branding.
Memsahib’s serve seasonal and sustainably sourced and prepared Indian cuisine with a difference
UK Bangladesh Education Trust
UKBET are an international NGO working to end child labour in Bangladesh
The Perfidious Albion
The Perfidious Albion organise a series of ultra-endurance bikepacking events around the UK
Rustic Puglia offers a taste of this Italian region – through stays, traditional products and events.
Every project starts by understanding where you are and where you want to be. Every business is different, with different challenges, available resources and objectives.
We’ll work collaboratively, regardless of the scope and scale of your project. Together, we’ll achieve results that will deliver for your business.