About us

Andrew 15 April, 2011 Who we are

Brand aura are passionate about delivering technology that gives you different insights into your product and brands. We have developed world beating technology over a number of years of research and development.

Brand Aura was developed to deliver social and business insight by exploiting the vast source of opinions, data, and facts surrounding brand and their aura - their wider context of the brand including their target market,competitors, industry, and surrounding relevant trends.

Overview of key staff

Dr Andrew Starkey - Co-founder and Technology Director.
Dr Starkey created and developed the software technology which is owned by BlueFlow Ltd an angel invested spin out company from the University of Aberdeen. Andrew has worked successfully commercially on entrepreneurial projects, and before undertaking his PhD had vast client experience and success working in Edinburgh, London and Paris as a software consultant and developer. Dr Starkey has many accolades and achievements including: world expert in his academic field of data mining; obtained fellowship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh; Proof of Concept Award from Scottish Enterprise; SMART Award from Scottish Executive; and listed in the Who's who in the World, Who's who of Emerging Leaders, and Who's who of Leaders in Science and Technology amongst others.

Steve Bone Director of Sales
Steve has vast technology and business expertise, and has numerous connections with agencies and institutions. Steve has worked for over a decade in delivering technology solutions to meet business needs, with particular focus on social media, online streaming and e-learning. He has worked across the UK and Europe with both public and private companies.

Mark Polson - Director of Communications
Mark has prominent skill and expertise and respected knowledge in marketing and public relations having recently held senior positions at major corporates within the financial industry. Mark is currently Account Manager of our financial industry clients, although his skills extend into many sectors. His eloquent and humorous style is combined with perceptive undertanding of the business needs and delivering bespoke and industry related Brand Aura business solutions. 

Robert McWilliam - Software Development Director
Robert has expertise in programming and has experience of a number of open source projects. His full skill set is too large to described here, but he definitely has the best logo T-shirts in the company.

Vincent Boutillier- Marketing and Sales
Vincent graduated from Amiens University, France with a degree in Marketing in 2009, and since then has focussed on developing his expertise in marketing analysis in Paris before joining Brand Aura and is passionate about new developments in the digital marketing world.