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Celebrating 10 years as a Marketing Agency

The Fastnet Agency had very humble beginnings. Our MD Sarah started the agency from her spare room in Falmouth, Cornwall back in 2010 with a budget of just £25, which she spent on some business cards. She designed a logo, put together the company’s first website and then hustled her way to our first ever clients – some of whom are still clients to this day. 

In those days the company was called Black Geko Media (still our official company name), and Sarah was just 22 at the time. “If I was older I probably wouldn’t have had the nerve,” laughs Sarah. “Naivety and determination got me a long way.”

The company ran with just Sarah and a tightknit group of freelancers until 2015, when we rebranded to Fastnet Marketing and started to specialise in the marine & outdoor sectors. The company expanded quickly, and soon the home office moved to Falmouth to accommodate a growing team.

2019 was a big year for Fastnet – Sarah had her first child (aka the Littlest Director) and the company also moved into their custom-designed studio at Fastnet House (see below). 

Then, after 10 years in business and in the wake of the pandemic, in late 2020 we decided a small facelift was in order. Fastnet Marketing rebranded to The Fastnet Agency, and we narrowed our focus to concentrate on what we’d discovered to be our superpower – being a Content Marketing Agency for ambitious marine, outdoor and lifestyle brands. We’ve come a long way in 10 years, and we can’t wait to see what the next 10 will bring. 

What we're about

Our Mission

To help adventurous, ambitious brands reach their potential through innovative, customer-led marketing

Our Soul

We’re all about the long game and dreaming big. There’s nothing that can’t be achieved with a considered plan and a lot of hard work

Our Promise

Your dreams are our dreams. Whatever your ambitions for your business, we will do everything we can to help you get there

Our Vibe

Life’s too short not to have fun doing what you do. We’re friendly, adventurous & upbeat – we want to put a spring in your step & a smile on your face

We constantly strive for excellence in everything we do.

Our Team

Sarah Leverton

Head Honcho. The Big Cheese. Usually found messing about in boats, getting geeky about stats and data, or chasing after unruly Office Pup Summer (see below).

Vashti Barnicoat

Does the words & drinks the green tea. Regular coastpath rambler with border terriers in tow, keen (but poor) kayaker, splashy swimmer & No 1 pizza fan. #jamfirst.

Darren Stevens

King of Code Darren is all about everything technical. Always has one eye on the next overseas adventure. Loves absorbing the latest scientific advances about the universe (spoiler – it’s big).

Amy Teubert

Incredibly organised Leeds-lass, Dart 18 racer, skilled snowboarder and all round good egg.  Welcomed water-baby Otto to the Teubert family in 2020 – already teaching him her impeccable research skills.

Summer The Terrible Terrier

Small. Furry. Potato. Stealer of things, answers back, loves a duvet day. Find her sunny side up beside the Fastnet House woodburner.



Back in early 2019 we had a vision – to build a beautiful office space where both our team and our clients could feel valued and motivated. 

We wanted a video suite, and a big meeting room, and a wood burner, and comfy sofas, and a huge kitchen for hosting working lunches and… we quickly realised that this was quite extravagant for a small marketing agency. But we figured that there must be other like-minded businesses that wanted their office to feel less like work and more like a home-from-home, and so Fastnet House was born. 

We now share this space with a lovely bunch of small businesses, reaping all of the benefits that this wonderful community brings. And guess what? We’ve ticked off everything on our wish list – result! For more information about the space go to the Fastnet House website.

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