Neil Searle, Brand Strategy Manager – Centrica (British Gas)

Neil is now the marketing lead for British Gas’ Home Insurance business; responsible for planning and executing a highly targeted marketing programme that’s a first for the company. With ambitious policy sales targets, Neil is a commercially focused marketer. He has further responsibility to deliver HomeCare product sales through partner companies; using programmes that serve the right offer based on an appropriate customer trigger point. Just a year and a half into his career at British Gas, Neil saw success in his first role when joining focused on HomeCare in the growing landlord segment.

With a Marketing degree from UWE, Bristol; Neil has applied his love of marketing to achieve success across a variety of industries and categories. Leading all partner relationships at video game retailer GAME as well as leading the wholesale business and own brand medicine range at Alliance Boots; he’s also worked in hair-care with Wella and soft-drinks with GlaxoSmithKline.

Neil took time out in his desire to see new things and explore cultures in a year travelling 17 countries. He has raised money for charity by completing the London marathon and cycling across Brazil. Living in South London, Neil enjoys the city life and the chance to explore from his doorstep, but does returns to his home in the country when the sun is shining in Cornwall.