Having launched the company that would become Stickyeyes in 1998, when he was still in his 20s, Chalmers had to wait until the recession for the Leeds digital agency to really boom.

From sales of £3.5m in 2007, Stickyeyes has grown to a £15.1m-turnover business that sits atop Prolific North’s Top 50 Digital Agencies list, and its 117 staff have recently moved into gleaming new offices in Leeds city centre. Clients include GSK, Hertz, Halifax and Lakeland, and Chalmers has a 95% stake.