The McLaren&Co. Way

Discover the story behind McLaren&Co. and find out why you should work with us.

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I’m Lisa Summerscales.

I’m originally from Bradford and now live in Leeds with my husband, Nick.

I’ve worked in marketing and communications since I left university over 20 years ago. My degree was in Sports Science, but I fell into marketing through a temp job and loved it. So, after deciding this was the career for me, I became qualified with the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

It’s safe to say that when it comes to marketing and communications, I’ve been there, done that, and literally bought the branded t-shirts! 

I’ve worked in the education, facilities management, and technology sectors, rising to executive positions and holding responsibility for marketing and communications departments. I’ve managed teams of talented individuals and collaborated on significant global contracts with prestigious clients such as Unilever and Johnson & Johnson.

The combination of marketing and communications means I take the needs of diverse stakeholders, simplify information to make it relatable and meaningful, and create engaging materials to get the message across.

I love sport. I’ve played hockey for over 30 years and recently took up golf. I also like music and going to festivals – every year, I go through the struggle of trying to get Glastonbury tickets (if you know, you know)!


My maiden name is McLaren. People still call me Mac or Macca, and I’ve always liked how this word looks when written.


The fabulous group of experts I work with for specialist jobs such as design, web development, digital marketing and business transformation.

Save time and hassle by letting me find and manage the right partner for the job.

My vision

To help ambitious businesses stand out from the crowd and achieve stellar success while giving their leaders time back to focus on what’s important to them.

My mission

To ensure businesses are chosen by the right customers and navigate successful change by presenting an authentic image and a compelling story that connects with people.

My values


I set high standards for myself and my partners to provide high quality to my clients.


I’m a down-to-earth northerner! I’ll be on hand with approachable and supportive advice.


I take time to understand the fine details and love getting ‘hands-on’ with a project.


I work with local partners and support local businesses to give back to the Yorkshire economy.

Why Work With McLAren&Co.?


Let me take the stress out of marketing and communications. I’ll take care of the details, leaving you to focus on your priorities.


Maximise your budget and get a higher level of expertise at a lower cost than an expensive agency.


I’ve built a community of experts I trust to deliver specialist work. I’ll choose the right partner, brief them, and project manage their work.

Expertise at every stage

Talented professionals with years of experience will deliver every aspect of your project.

End-to-end personalised service

Deal with just one person providing dedicated support to deliver the entire project instead of juggling separate isolated suppliers.

Emphasis on strategy

Achieving your business and marketing goals guides everything we do.

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