Neil Wilkins MCIM FCMC BSc (hons) is the Founder and Managing Director of Viper Marketing a mindful marketing and communications company based in Bristol, UK with offices in Egypt and Dubai.
Neil is a Psychology graduate with over 30 years experience in marketing. He is a Fellow of Cambridge Marketing College, Europe’s leading centre for CIM marketing qualifications and has lead export workshops on behalf of UK Trade and Investment, was a Growth Coach with the government’s Business Growth Service and a Specialist Advisor to the Superfast Business Programme. He regularly runs digital marketing, social media and strategic planning days for delegates of Bristol Business College as well as a variety of in-house learning and development programmes with clients.
Neil is Founder of The Mindful Collective which focuses on collaboratively helping businesses to create sustainable and ethical profit. He also Co-founded Mindful Neya with his wife Sonya. Mindful Neya offers mentoring, courses and guidance to people seeking to gain more self awareness and enjoy mindful living. Neil has recently launched Life Map by Neya® an online guided process for creating and living the life you dream of.
Neil loves riding bikes, sunshine, travelling, surfing and good coffee | What’s Neil Tweeting Right Now?
Here’s what it’s like working with Neil:
“The day went really well and it was the change that we needed. You did well to keep the balance of contributions with such a large group with diverse perspectives.” Emma Gairdner, Tokyo Marine Kiln
“‘Many thanks for delivering such an engaging session. It was very well received.” Joanna Roberts, Arup
“I was unsure what to expect when I booked the course, but I was hopeful. I am so pleased that this is the one I chose. You were succinct, extremely knowledgable, gave us great tools and delivered exactly what I needed to move my company’s social media strategy forward. I consider it a day very well spent.” Inge Watrobski, Blanc Brasseries
“Thank you very much for the awesome workshop… the information was leading to the frontier of Marketing for 2014 and beyond. The day was also nicely informal with plenty of interaction, leaving those who were fortunate enough to attend, with some valuable exercises to take back to their teams and action straight away.” Andrew Carter, Web Translations
“Thank you for your excellently organised training and information day today. I enjoyed - I learned” Guy Mathiot, MD, Design IQ
“We were very impressed by the way Viper Marketing approached the project: to devise and implement a coherent, practical digital marketing strategy that integrated with existing marketing activities, and addressed the specific goals of the company. A thoroughly enjoyable and stimulating experience - we would recommend them highly.” Cathy Curwood, Marketing Manager, Acteon Communication and Learning
“Thank you for an excellent course yesterday. It was well-timed, beautifully delivered and really insightful. Thoroughly enjoyed.” Sue Haswell, Author of PR Superstar
‘‘I only have good things to say about Viper Marketing. Neil and his team worked very closely with Medserve to help identify our needs, key messages, audience and create customer journeys. By doing this I now feel that the business has a very clear vision for the future and don’t think we would have been able to produce such a detailed Marketing Strategy without the support and guidance from Viper. I would strongly recommend them to any other businesses looking to create a marketing strategy with a difference!” Amy Ackerman, Medserve
“During our 4-day intensive Digital Marketing & Social Media training, Neil was able to change the way we view our online marketing from just sporadic updates to a full strategy of who, when and most importantly how to communicate with our online target market. His in-depth knowledge and ability to understand our specific niche helped show us the methods and techniques to understand why social media is important today and the extent of what can be done with it. Most importantly, Neil’s “lectures” were as entertaining as they were informative.” Tamer Elfiky, Sodic
“I have worked with Neil on and off over the last 3 years, and have always been impressed by his professional but creative approach; his ability to quickly identify the needs of his clients, and to deliver training at the appropriate speed for his audience. It’s not often that you walk away from a 2 day workshop and every member of your team has nothing but praise for the way it was facilitated.” Mark Wiltshaw, Bath Building Society
“Neil and his team worked with our strategic team to develop a highly targetted marketing strategy, we are delighted with the results and found the process challenging but immensely beneficial. Neil is an expert in his field and his insight and wisdom helped drive the process through from concept to plan.” Sue Mothershaw, DoCare.
“Neil was my tutor. I have completed a couple of distance learning courses and Neil was by far the best tutor I have encountered. He was always at hand if I needed guidance, prompt with feedback for every assignment and articulated this in such a way that would inspire and motivate. I would like to thank Neil for helping me achieve an A.” Annique Tate Doe, Training Delegate
“Neil is an exceptional marketer, with an outstanding knowledge and commitment to the marketing and communications industry. Neil provided authoritative industry advice and knowledge to the readers of Franchise Direct. He is a visionary and a trend leader in social media, and is an innovative and refreshingly creative client.” Fiona Sherlock, Franchise Direct.
Feedback from a Digital Training Workshop: “exceeded expectations - brilliant, very practical, insightful. the workshop made me feel inspired, more confident - 10/10” “excellent workshop - to the point and v informative. now I can progress with confidence - 10/10” “many thanks for patience in explaining concepts - 10/10”