Our team in a nutshell

At Conker we’re all about your business, but here’s a quick peek into what makes us tick, the life and times of the people who make the marketing magic happen.

Sarah Wallwork

Joint Managing Director

Sarah, Conker’s founder, has transformed the company from a 2007 start-up to an integrated marketing agency with scores of successful campaigns to its name.


Creative, resourceful and a natural born wordsmith, Sarah started her career in international marketing for a global B2B organisation, then served her time agency-side before taking the plunge & setting up Conker.


Sarah is a proud Mum of two little Conkers-in-training, who have been known to spark some stellar campaign ideas themselves. When she’s not out and about on client and Conker missions, Sarah’s idea of bliss is family time…ideally spent soaking up the sun or shooting down the ski slopes.

Martin Wallwork

Joint Managing Director

Martin joined team Conker in 2015, bringing a varied skill set, together with client-side board level experience, to the mix. In his element when surrounded by stats & spreadsheets or working on marketing analytics and measurement, Martin spearheads Conker’s business consultancy services and he’s a creative powerhouse too!


Martin’s our sports & outdoors meister. You’ll catch him at the weekend on the tennis court, mountain biking on tricky terrain, taking the kids to Taekwondo or at Valley Parade supporting his beloved Bradford City. Who better to ensure that you’re getting the most from your marketing budget than a Yorkshireman with an MBA?

Sue Litherland

Account Director

Where do we start with Sue? Maybe her stellar track record in PR & marketing for household name super brands, SMEs and start- ups alike. Or, how our clients reap the rewards of her creativity, her unrelenting persistence & encyclopaedic recall of media contacts and columns! Sue readily admits she’s slightly obsessive about keeping one step ahead of media moves & marketing innovation!


When Sue realised that she couldn’t carve a meaningful career in pub quizzes or Scrabble tournaments, PR was a natural calling. Away from the office Sue’s a proud Mum to a teenage son who shares her love of nerdy words and The Northern Lake District.

Hannah Whittemore

Senior Account Manager

Every agency should have a Hannah, a home-grown Conker talent who is an accomplished marketing professional with meticulous organisational skills, a prodigious work rate and a genuine flair for a wide range of digital and traditional marketing disciplines. Quietly determined to deliver only the very best for her clients, Hannah is immensely proud of her Welsh roots (especially during the Six Nations).


Our Celtic colleague is Conker’s very own globetrotter, with a six months’ stint in Tanzania under her belt. Away from the office Hannah makes a lemon drizzle to beat all others and also rocks up at her local climbing club most weeks.

Emily Walton

Senior Account Executive

Emily is our social supremo and content creator whose chameleon-like copy is pure poetry, written in whatever style suits our clients & their businesses! Returning to the North following a tour of duty in international marketing & sales at a major London children’s publisher, Emily crafts copy as naturally as breathing. Emily’s flair for the visual shines through in her ability to create the perfect design brief and her singularly stylish outfits (read serious shopping habit!).


Away from the office Emily hits the gym or city centre bars & restaurants with equal enthusiasm! She also speaks fluent French – just another of her many talents.

Thinking of calling on Conker?

3 reasons why you’ve had a great idea:

A perfectly balanced team

The ideal blend of perennials and millennials, we’re a mixed bunch at Conker. Every one of our team brings our own area of marketing expertise to the table – from brand specialists, copywriters and PR pros, to analytical marketeers, as well as digital, advertising & social media natives.

Thanks to the wide communications tool kit we have at our fingertips, we can combine all our skills to deliver a joined up fully integrated campaign, or single out the perfect platform to solve a specific business challenge. 

Intelligence, graft & spark

Our senior team has worked in business as well as living agency life, so we bring our real world understanding of the challenges you and your company face. Developing clever communications solutions, a Conker director will lead your account throughout your relationship with us – and we all love rolling up our sleeves and delivering as well as directing. After all, marketing is what we do best. From strategy and direction setting, through to creative activation, and analysis to deliver insights that shape the development of a campaign, we make light work of getting seriously good results.

We’re all about you

We can’t bang the drum hard enough about this. With many agencies, you’ll be made to feel like one of many. At Conker things are different. Your business will benefit from the full beam of our attention. That’s why our clients see us as part of their team, sharing their drive to deliver exceptional results. It’s our collaborative, goal-driven approach and joined up thinking that’s at the heart of our trusting, long-lasting client relationships. For over a decade Conker has grown mainly by referral from happy clients – which we think says it all, really!