Who we are

The Assembly Line is led by Diane Cunningham alongside place and marketing professionals that come together as projects demand.

About Diane

Diane is an experienced project manager. With a strong marketing background, she is skilled at working with multiple stakeholders from board level to volunteers.

Her place experience includes high street projects, consultations and stakeholder engagement with businesses, launching and improving street markets and developing and managing marketing and communications projects for local authorities, architects, property companies and others who care about their place.

With businesses, Diane has 20+ years’ experience in marketing and client development both with FTSE 100 companies, specifically in the regulated, financial services and re/insurance sectors and those providing services to government. She helps companies to understand their market, customers and business enabling them to get to market quicker when launching new products or services, run integrated marketing campaigns and tell compelling stories about their products, services or people to support their business plan.

Diane holds a degree in Business Studies and Diplomas from The Chartered Institute of Marketing and The Market Research Society and is currently studying for an MSc in Place Management and Leadership with the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. 

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Diane Cunningham

She sits on a number of boards and groups including the London Markets Board established to protect and grow London’s street markets, is a Trustee of The London Society and a Fellow of The Institute of Place Management. 

Collaboration brings new ideas and results

We’re all about collaboration, forming teams based on the project and the expertise needed. If you’d like to collaborate on a joint pitch or develop a project together get in touch.

A few of the people we regularly collaborate with

Leonore Lord (2)

Leonore is a business psychologist and SFEDI accredited Business Advisor working with SMEs and social enterprises from pre-start up to the high growth stage.

Leonore Lord

Lucy Ferguson (2)

Lucy is founder of Mediorite, a creative agency and social enterprise that connects audiences with brands and causes whilst providing training to young people.

Lucy Ferguson

Vanessa Manilla

Vanessa works with SME’s to create and manage their marketing and social media campaigns, formulating campaigns, strategies and partnerships.

Vanessa Mallia

Have an idea for a project? Get in touch