Marketing & sales
Today, I am a partner with Succession Plus. We work with businesses to help them realise the value they have created, help them with succession planning and to help them exit.
My professional history includes big businesses:
- Nine different job titles during my time at Sony.
- There are only 21 companies in the world that employ more people than Sodexo where I worked as a director of the benefits and rewards division in the UK.
- I was given the title of Global Marketing Director at BBC Worldwide when I was on holiday
And small business and start-ups:
- CMO with The Panoply (floated on AIM in December 2018)
- MD of Gx (payments industry)
- MD of the Emerging Payments Awards
- Marketing and Sales Director of Arkade (music distribution)
I am a frequent speaker at events. These include regular slots at the University of Reading, industry events and Arts Council funded initiatives. My presentations focus on building value and sometimes refer to when I sold £85 million of camcorders in a year, bought £1m worth of BA tickets bought for one of the largest Fly Free promotions in the UK and when I was responsible for the marketing of 1 million Walkman in a year.
Big brands: here are some of the major businesses, organisations and brands that I have worked with during his career:
Argos, BBC, Boots, British Airways, BT, Comet, Co-operative, David Attenborough, Delia, Discman, DSGi, Duravit, EastEnders, Harrods, Hitachi, HMV, House of Fraser, MOD, Noddy, Old Grey Whistle Test, Only Fools and Horses, Question of Sport, Sodexo, Sony, Sony Centres, Teletubbies, Tesco, Top Of The Pops, Tweenies, UKBA, University of Reading, Virgin, Vivaboxes, Walking With Dinosaurs, Walkman, Wallace and Gromit, Waterstones, WHSmith, Woolworths.
Odd accolades & facts:
- Promoter of the Year and Hot Ticket of the Year, 2001
- Marketing Society ‘New Product of the Year’ award for Teletubbies
- Honorary life member of the Institute of Videography
- Co-founder of the Reading Fringe Festival
- Independent Audio Dealer of the Year, 1985
- 30th great-grandson of William the Conqueror – well, it’s odd and it’s a fact