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. 

Claire co-founded The Audit Lab in 2017 and is passionate about communication, as well as providing top results for clients.

Charlotte Nichols founded Harvey & Hugo in 2009 - a PR, content, design and social media marketing agency based in Darlington.

The Engine Room is a Mirfield-based strategic brand consultancy which was founded 20 years ago to provide brand identity, creative copywriting, print and digital design services and more.

Creative Director at Yorkshire's The Bigger Boat Doug Main is a hugely experienced creative who's worked with a wealth of leading brands.

Clair Heaviside co-founded her own agency in 2019, originally called The Light before rebranding to Serotonin in August 2020.

Proptech platform Vouch says it's the "future of tenant referencing", launched by Simon with his wife, sister-in-law and brother-in-law in 2017.

Less than six months ago, Lee Thawley and Vicky Pritchard co-founded MuddyWellies, the brand and culture agency.

Fergus has an extensive background in commercial operations, and took up his current role as CEO of Bailie Group in 2017.

Experienced marketing professional Clare Gledhill has been Operations Director at CDS, the print and digital communications agency, since 2015.

Judith is Chair of the Strategic Mailing Partnership, the industry body that represents mailing houses across the UK, having founded one of the UK’s earliest direct marketing agencies in 1982, becoming one of Yorkshire's first female entrepreneurs in the process.


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