Laura Cutress

Hi! I’m the lead Laura here at A&D!

Whilst completing my PhD I worked closely with the local police service on their communications and whilst lecturing at both Sheffield and Leeds university, found my love for inspiring change and confidence in messaging. A move away from academia saw me work in marketing for two small businesses, before the call of the wild took me off to walk to my own beat!

I set up Anchor & Dash in 2015 because I belive that everyone deserves an online presence which makes them feel proud - and I was saddened by witnessing other women in business terrified to use social media for fear of ‘doing it wrong’. My mission statement is simple: building gorgeous businesses through creative, intelligent and authentic digital marketing that feels GOOD.

I’ve worked with such a broad variety of industries, from accountants to personal trainers - and yet when a client reports back that I’ve got their voice, strategy and branding on point, I do a little dance. Coaching businesses is when marketing outcomes start getting measurable - and when I see client expansion, billable hours saved, actual bona-fide business growth - I physically jump for joy!

I’m inspiringly ambitious, terrifyingly organised and an indefatigable pompom waver, so just bring me your goals and let’s tackle them from the ground up together. Take a look at my dream team below too - and find out more about how we can be your cheerleaders. Out of the office I’m always learning something, but often found walking the dog or with my nose in a book. Oh, and my favourite icecream is cookies & cream, in case you were wondering…

Meet the Crew

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Sadie Finch

Sadie is our Wonderwoman Virtual Assistant. It’s down to her to make sure our organisation is dialled and the contracts are filed.

Her administrative expertise means that clients have a fully working contact system 24/7, a project management system and all documents are signed, sealed and delivered to deadline. Want to learn more about her organisational know-how? She runs her own gig over at


Laura Evans

Laura - yes, another one - is an uber-talented freelance graphic designer and hand-letterer and supports A&D with branding and logo work. She’s also the brains behind Nifty Fox Creative.

When not geeking out over perfectly-formed type or avoiding being eaten by sharks, you can find Laura walking in the Peaks, playing complicated boardgames or watching stand-up comedy.


Laura McDonagh

The final Laura to join the gang - and, as De La Soul said, three is definitely is the magic number. She’s a writer with a thing about copy with personality and a self-confessed grammar pedant. Laura assists clients with content creation via beautiful blogs and powerful press releases and reckons she can write about almost anything - go on, try her.

She loves Pulp, The West Wing and anything with peanut butter in it.