What I've Learnt

In our weekly What I've Learnt features, we quiz senior industry leaders on their illustrious careers. In these pieces, you'll discover both pearls of wisdom and hidden secrets from the careers of the North's key figures. 

James Holloway, Gooey

James Holloway is the founder of Gooey, a white-label coding agency specialising in WordPress, Magento and HTML development based right on the edge of Manchester's Northern Quarter.

Fergus Clawson, Blueclaw

Fergus Clawson founded Leeds-based Blueclaw in 2007, and the company has gone onto work with a portfolio of successful international clients.

Oli Yeates, Clicky Media

Clicky Media has offices in Chester, Nottingham and London. The award-winning digital agency provides digital marketing, design and development services.

As an integrated, Manchester-based strategic agency with specialist creative, digital, social content and photographic teams, Shoot the Moon offers a range of services from pure concept design through to planning and implementation.

Mark Bower, Woven Agency

Mark joined Woven back in 2017, having spent more than 20 years in agencies and founded his own, Coolpink.

Jon Constantine-Smith is Head of instantprint in Sheffield - a company that specialises in creating promotional prints, posters, flyers, booklets and business cards.

Peter Watson, Distract

Distract is Peter Watson's award-winning digital marketing agency, focusing on search, social, digital PR and web development.

Chris Greenhalgh is the Founder of I Love MCR, an online lifestyle publisher for the city of Manchester.

Dean Sadler, TribePad

Dean Sadler travelled the globe and worked as a bus driver. He then started a PhD in computing, before joining a startup called Plusnet.

Ciara Keeling, Bruntwood Works

Ciara - who has worked at Bruntwood for over 13 years - directs a major office portfolio across the Midlands and the North.


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