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Senior role changes afoot at The SEO Works


The SEO Works has made a number of senior role changes as it continues rapid growth plans, internally promoting a new CEO, MD, and deputy head of SEO.

The appointments, all internal promotions, come as the agency looks to drive further growth, ensure longevity, and continue to nurture its internal culture.

Previously MD, Ben Foster will take over the role of CEO. Foster joined the agency with over 15 years of client-side and agency-side experience and has been instrumental in orchestrating the scaling of the business for more than half a decade.

In his new role, Foster will be responsible for the overall success of the business, including the vision, mission, direction and overall strategy. He said: “I’m incredibly happy with how the business has scaled in the last few years, and these internal changes are our way of adding longevity to that. I’m looking forward to the experience and challenges of being CEO, and I have every faith that James [Corry] is the perfect MD to take the business forwards.”

New MD Corry was one of the agency’s first hires more than ten years ago. With an intricate knowledge of internal processes and strategies, as well as having occupied the operations director role, Corry will now lead the day-to-day management of the company, responsible for controlling and overseeing all business operations, people and ventures.

He said: “I feel that my skill set and history at the business will really add value. As we grow, maintaining our values and culture is crucial and it’s something I will be putting extra focus on in the coming years. Ben has done an amazing job, and I look forward to continuing this and taking it to the next level.”

Finally, Elliot Stanion has been appointed deputy head of SEO. Stepping in as second-in-command of one of the largest SEO teams in the North of England, Stanion will be focussed on planning & managing the capacity of the SEO team, pastoral care, quality output and the shared vision of the department.

“After a number of years climbing the ranks of our amazing SEO team, I’m really pleased to take on this exciting role. We’ve gone from strength to strength as a team, and are really becoming thought-leaders in the search space. As our team expands, it’s crucial that the right management structure is in place to accommodate that growth and I’m really excited to be part of that,” Stanion said.

The appointments follow a record-breaking year of growth for the business, as well as a number of enterprise-level client-wins, and a several award wins.

The SEO Works specialises in SEO, PPC, Web, Digital PR and Paid Social advertising, working with leading brands such as Jessops, Decathlon, Weldricks Pharmacy, and IPAG.

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