Our story

About Emporia Marketing

Principal Marketing Consultant:

Agatha Ioannou

Birth of Emporia Marketing:


Love for food and marketing began for Agatha at a young age as growing up with Greek-Cypriot parents always had food as the centre of life and cultural events. Designing and creating was then a natural progression to studies and work life. Hence the birth of Emporia Marketing a boutique Consultancy specialising in tailored Marketing based solutions for Small/Medium Businesses, to achieve Product/Service Awareness and Brand Building thus maximising sales potential. From kick starting start-ups to taking small businesses across Retail and Wholesale in industries such sectors like FMCG, Hospitality, Hardware, Homecare, Beauty, Manchester and many more to the next level Emporia Marketing drives businesses to their full potential. With over 20 years experience in the industry working for Corporate businesses, Agatha has laid the foundation and disciplines in the Brand Management space and is passionate about all things in Marketing. When it comes to assisting the next generation entrepreneurs and small business owners that are looking to create innovative products/services, Agatha always puts her heart and soul into everything.

How we work:

Project Based Work

Clients can use Emporia Marketing on a Project based time frame to start and complete an idea, product, service, promotion, presentation etc.

'In House' Virtual Marketing Manager

Clients can use Emporia Marketing ongoing to run Marketing/ Sales Departments within businesses working as needed. Staying ahead of the game, whilst implementing new approaches to lead businesses into successful future’s.

What drives us?






Results Driven

Client Reviews



Throughout her time with us, Agatha demonstrated a flexible approach to addressing the unique sales needs of our business. She was generous with her time and worked constructively with our operational teams to understand our workforce capabilities and actively sought to procure work for our business with these considerations at the forefront of her mind. Agatha utilised her extensive network of industry contacts to foster constructive business to business relationships/partnerships and advocate for more inclusive vocational opportunities for people living with a disability.

James Clark

The Food Affectionist

Founder Agatha Ioannou began Emporia Marketing Consultancy in order to help small to medium size businesses identify innovative opportunities and drive profitability. Agatha’s business is all about seeing other businesses grow. It is always good to have a loyal friend who goes above and beyond to invest in your growing business.

Lillie Giang

Chef/Teacher/Passionate Cook

Au Croissanterie

Engaging with Emporia Marketing for our re-branding of our 4 stores made the entire process so manageable and successful. From the professional contacts Agatha shared with us to the extensive research she did to ensure we were on-trend and prepared was immensely time saving for us. We got so much more out of the time we spent with Emporia Marketing than we intended and expected and are continually working on projects with them still. Highly recommend Emporia Marketing, the personalised approach, their genuine care as though it’s their own business and the attention to detail is what really keeps us going back to them.



John & Jennifer

Owners - Au Croissanterie

Green Almond Foods

I met Agatha at a networking event and we clicked straight away. She was so approachable and I had no hesitation in using her services to create a Marketing Plan for my business.

It was the best thing for my business to get me thinking about strategies on how to grow my business, she was very professional and had answers for a lot of questions that I threw to her, so she really knew the industry.

Not only did I get a marketing plan, I also got a mentor and hopefully a friend.

Anna Palmieri

Owner Green Almond Foods


    Driving sales for growing brands