Caroline Sparkes

Caroline Sparkes (Barker)

Managing Partner at Dare
London, United Kingdom

About me

Caroline is Managing Partner at Dare, responsible for the day-to-day operation of the agency as well as driving growth with new and existing clients. Caroline has spent over 20 years at agencies including Critical Mass, Huge, Momentum, EuroRSCG 4D Digital, Wunderman, M&C Saatchi and Lowe. She’s privileged to have introduced some of the world’s best brands into the agencies she’s worked for and thrives on blending the right talent to build winning teams. Caroline studied Chemical Engineering at Birmingham University and later Business Studies & Marketing at Staffordshire University. Caroline previously chaired the UK IPG Women’s Leadership Network whilst at Momentum & Huge and was on the Omniwomen committee whilst at Critical Mass. Outside of work, Caroline lives in Greenwich with her husband, sews infrequently, gardens haphazardly and rock climbs to relax. Caroline is also Chair of BIMA’s MarComms Council.

Positions

Managing Partner
London, United Kingdom
January 2018 - Present (2 years 6 months)
Marketing & Communications Central Council Chair
March 2017 - Present (3 years 4 months)
New Business Director
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
September 2014 - Present (5 years 10 months)
Business Development Director
London, United Kingdom
November 2013 - September 2014 (10 months)
Business Development Director UK
London, United Kingdom
July 2008 - October 2013 (5 years 3 months)
New Business Director
Greenroom Digital
July 2008 - May 2009 (10 months)
New Business Director
Greenroom Digital
July 2008 - May 2009 (10 months)
Pitch Doctor
Boulogne Billancourt, France
June 2008 - July 2008 (1 month)
Freelance
New Business Director
Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy
December 2007 - May 2008 (5 months)
Freelance
Head of New Business
Leeds, United Kingdom
November 2006 - November 2007 (1 year)
New Business Director
London, United Kingdom
September 2005 - August 2006 (11 months)
Pitch Manager
London, United Kingdom
July 2005 - September 2005 (2 months)
Freelance
New Business
Lowe Lintas
United Kingdom
May 2001 - July 2005 (4 years 2 months)

Education

BA Hons Marketing

1995 - 1998 (3 years)

Chemical Engineering

1992 - 1995 (3 years)

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