If you are not aware already, i am in the process of moving back to the North East with my wife and 5 month old baby girl. This change is one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make.
In Manchester we have had two families looking after us for the last 6 years. The great community of friends that took us in and put us forward for jobs. These people don’t need any introduction as they know exactly who they are and we are indebted to them forever for their help. The other side is the companies I have worked for; Just Search (3 Years) and Online Ventures (2 Years 5 Months).
This was where I learnt my trade. If i had not worked closely with people like Gary Douglas, Paul Spreadbury and Gemma Neesham. Well I don’t think I would of been able to shine in front of the management at Just Search, and in turn be given the opportunity to work with them at Online Ventures. These three people I owe a lot to and I hope to replay them in any way that I can.
When I started for Online Ventures I was far from a sparkling online marketer. I was in need of drive and refinement. This is something that both Paul Yates and James Welch were aware of when they gave me my opportunities. They both were their to push me when I need it and to leave me to it when I need the space to create.
I have worked with some of the biggest and most influential minds in the industry and for that I say thank you. In particular I would like to thank
The most influential businessmen in Manchester. Very soon to be the UK and on towards world domination I have no doubt. I cannot speak any higher of Paul’s business acumen. Many situations have presented themselves, where he has already been prepared for the outcome and been able to proactively acted on it to increase revenue into any business that he is involved with.
The best thought leader online full stop. Best and most creative mind in the business with the capability of changing people into being better than they are. He has worked with me closely to help me develop my marketing skills to as we created some of the tools that have changed the industry into what we know it is today.
Apart they would be successful in what ever they do. However together they are a devastating force. If you ever have the opportunity to work with them, jump in with both feet and you will not regret it. All they ask in return is that you strive to be better than the day before.
6 years on from starting a career in online marketing I am now looking at taking these skills and reapplying them in the North East. I went to Manchester as just someone aiming to be welcomed in the online marketing community.
Now all I will do, is better than the day before.