Having worked together for over twenty years servicing clients around the globe, the Marsden Direct Group of Companies decided to create a brand to offer ‘agency services’ to the visual merchandising and shop fitting industry
Over time, our no-nonsense approach and commitment to delivering excellent products and services meant that we were increasingly being involved in the BIG picture stuff with our clients. As a result, our service offering began to broaden – and to help achieve this, we are investing in talent who share our passion for creative and innovative excellence.
We are an ‘agency’ – and in the truest sense of the word, we don’t have everything under one roof… but we do know the best people to work with on your project. Therefore, we only charge you for the work we do. We don’t charge you for something you’re not using or don’t need.
Ultimately, we are not striving to be the biggest name in the industry – but we are trusted by our clients due to our integrity, transparency, friendliness, commitment to excellence and ethics combined with our attention to detail on all aspects of a project. We genuinely love what we do and the ‘extra mile’ isn’t extra to us.
Starting as an apprentice in 1998, Nick’s career has been entirely involved in the design industry – in almost all the disciplines the sector has to offer. Having sat in most seats – from apprentice designer through to joint managing director – he has a thorough understanding of the exhibition industry, expansive knowledge base, a pragmatic approach that ensures all projects are managed to the possible highest standards – and, quite simply, does the job!
Returning to the Marsden Direct Group of Companies in 2015, Nick has helped restructure the business – and founded Luga Baruga in 2019.
After high school, Jason chose a career in design and detailing in the automotive industry. After a few years, he decided a career change was needed to fulfill his ambitions and moved into debt management – acquiring Association of Account Technician qualifications along the way. Working for a small company in retail activation, Jason was flexible in his approach to day-to-day tasks and began undertaking some client management activity with H&M, M&S, Next, Gant, Louis Vuitton, Harrods etc.
Joining Luga Baruga at inception, Jason heads up the ‘activation’ component of the Luga Baruga proposition
A student of Applied Economics and a John Cass Business School Alumni, Ken brings a commercial acumen to the business that covers business development, marketing, sales and client liaison. His career encompasses all aspects of the ‘strategy, creativity and activation’ ethos of Luga Baruga. He has worked with numerous blue chip clients in many sectors and all marketing disciplines (TV, radio, print/outdoor advertising, direct marketing, brand activation, digital marketing etc.) to deliver, above the line, through the line and below the line campaigns.
His career began as an AirFrame Engineer student apprentice at British Airways – studying metallurgy at London City University. Freelancing as an Engineer in the retail industry internationally, James progressed to Operations and Technical Director – overseeing creative and technical departments, engineering, planning, build and installation, logistics, purchasing and warehousing.
James has worked extensively in China, Dubai and New York – and joined Luga Baruga at inception.
He ensures the smooth running of project operations.
Bart attended The University of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland acquiring Masters in both Interior Design and Artistic Education. For the early part of his career, he worked in the Interior Design industry – migrating to Exhibitions around 2009. Bart moved to the UK in 2016 – specifically to join Marsden Direct Group and develop his career. Bart provides the three-dimensional perspectives to the ‘activation’ component of the Luga Baruga business.
A multi-award winning designer; Arden and Leicester University alumni and member of Association of Illustrators. Vinnie’s career incorporates visual strategy and brand evolution of a wide range of clients of all sizes across various industries in multiple design disciplines including digital and physical media.
Entering the industry straight from school, Kyle has progressed his career to a high standard through hard work and dedication to the industry over the last decade (and more). Kyle joined Luga Baruga to support the management process from prototype to final production – whether in-house or through our partnerships – and plays a key role in the ‘activation’ component of our business.
With a First Class BA (Hons) in History from University of Manchester – and currently studying for a MA Intelligence and International Security at King’s College London, Isobella supports the marketing team at Luga Baruga – as well as providing research for client activity. Isobella also provides strategic and tactical marketing support to MDG and the BUs.