Business Development – Banbury, Brackley, Bicester, Buckingham, Silverstone, Towcester

The Last Hurdle South Northamptonshire, North Oxfordshire and Buckingham (colloquially known as TLH02)…

is owned and run by Dr Trevor Ray, an experienced marketing professional who has spent many years learning the necessary skills.

Trevor originally trained as a scientist but then moved into marketing roles as soon as he completed his studies. After a few years learning his trade, Trevor started his own reagent distribution business which is still running successfully. Further details of Trevor’s experience can be found here.

Outside of work, much of Trevor’s time is taken up by helping look after his three children and trying to keep fit. He has completed a number of challenges to help raise money for charity and also enjoys tap dancing having started a few years ago.

Sammie joined TLH02 immediately after the successful completion of her A-levels and is now enrolled on a level 3 NVQ in Social Media and Digital Marketing. Hard work is certainly nothing new for her, whether that be at school, in weekend jobs or down the gym. She recently showed how determined she can be by overcoming a fear of water and teaching herself to swim.

Sammie is never one to stay in the same place long and she loves going on road trips with her friends to all parts of the UK. As some of those friends begin to leave for university, there is now a chance for her to visit even more destinations. Post It notes form a large part of Sammie’s life as she can be a little forgetful at times. Not only is her desk strewn with them but they are in her car to remind her to lock it and close the windows whenever she gets out.

Sales & Marketing

The essence of all good sales and marketing plans is to know the benefits of your products/services and to understand your target market. The Last Hurdle will help you do this and then help you effectively implement that plan.

Digital Marketing & Social Media

Organisations that learn how to harness the power of digital marketing have been proven to grow significantly faster than those that fail to use it. Whether it be a fully managed service or training so that you can effectively market your products and services yourselves – The Last Hurdle will assist.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Imagine a wonderful shop stacked high with products that you know customers want but that is located where no one goes. So many websites are like that – money has been invested to create a shop window for your organisation but no one finds it. The Last Hurdle will work to understand how your customers search the web and will make your ‘shop’ visible to them.

WordPress Websites

You only ever get one chance to make a first impression so make sure it is the right impression. A good website will promote your business identity and drive leads to you. WordPress is a web building tool trusted by millions to create cost-effective, professional sites that can be easily maintained and updated and that are optimised for search engines.


The key to effective networking is to get to know people so that trust is generated; once there is trust the magic begins to happen. Remember the first rule of networking – ask what you can do for your networking colleagues, not what they can do for you.

Branding & Graphic Design

Having the correct brand for your business is an integral part of successful marketing. The imagery, typography and colours used will all create a response in your target market – use the experience within The Last Hurdle to make sure that it is a positive one.

Business Development Testimonial for TLH02

Trevor has been extremely helpful and professional enabling RIPPLE Africa to raise it’s profile and improve it’s marketing. He is very knowledgeable and full of great ideas, as well as being good on the technical sides of areas like social media and the internet. He’s great fun to work with and very good at understanding his client’s business. I would certainly recommend Trevor for his enthusiasm, dedication and expertise.
Charlie Knight
UK General Manager

Ripple Africa


Trevor has supported Balmer Accountancy with our Website, Twitter and FaceBook page and has been a part of our company since January 2014.  We have regular meetings with Trevor and he has shown us how to plan and use Social Media.    He guides us on the importance of writing informative blogs, together with techniques that have raised the company profile on Google rankings and we now have a great online presence.  Trevor’s support and advice has been invaluable to us and we have really benefited from his knowledge and expertise.
Lynn Dumbarton
Balmer Accountancy


Trevor Jumps for Kids of Heroes


Business Development – Banbury, Brackley, Bicester, Buckingham, Silverstone, Towcester.

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