Jo Minnaar

Helping businesses craft their words, images and actions, online and off – creating a rich reputational currency that is valued and respected in the marketplace.


Working on a freelance basis Jo is innovative and strategic Marketing Communications, Projects & Partnership Specialist, with extensive experience in both the private and public sector. With a strong track record for initiating and managing communication and business development projects that address current challenges and maximise opportunities, whilst building strong stakeholder relationships.

Jo has a broad base of ‘hands on’ skills including social media, digital marketing, B2B events, website content, copywriting, data management, research, creative and PR. With a reputation for achieving operational objectives, leading teams, exceeding quality standards and generally just getting things done well and in time.


As manager of the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership‘s Swindon Growth Hub between 2017 – 2019, Jo took the service from an online portal to a live Business Advisory service, whilst launching a more sophisticated and rich digital service. She also led on a 2.4 million European Union application for funding to develop the service further by introducing face-to-face business support, grant funding, training workshops, specialist start-up support and scale-up advice.

Jo’s experience over the years has been predominantly in marketing communications but she has also worked as an accredited Business Adviser, run her own business bringing antiques in from France to the UK, designed album covers and worked as a Production Manager for globally respected FCB Advertising (South Africa).

‘The Office’

Equipped with the latest remote working tech, Jo is based in central Brittany and is available to work in the UK or France on a freelance basis. She has proven that geographically remote does not mean hard to reach, having been based in Brittany for 6 months whilst working and commuting between the UK and France as the Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub Manager.

Working with clients

Based in Brittany with excellent virtual communication tools and regular visits to the UK, Jo freelances on a short term, long term or retained basis with clients based in the South West of England.

Get In Touch

  • jo.minnaar@aol.com
  • UK mobile 07388 003196
  • Skype phone 0117 318 4390 (not 24 hours)

UK Office

Digital Mansion Corsham, The Mansion House, Pickwick Road, Corsham, SN13 9BL

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