- LinkBright MediaeCommerce Consultant, 2013 - present
- Dare To Be Different ClothingFounder / CEO, 2009 - 2012
not your average software developer. Having studied mathematics at university, and with a
background in fashion, I’m neither geek nor brand maven, but able to
appreciate both worlds.
Originally I taught myself software development, which led to IBM Advanced Professional Application Developer certification and many years as a professional software and web developer.
In 2006 I began providing boutique services in web development and SEO. In parallel I started my own fashion label, Bite Me Couture, which sold my designs worldwide and swiftly became successful enough to support staff.
Fashion retail is the cutthroat end of a highly competitive market and my experience as a retailer, allied to my software development background, means my clients benefit from a unique set of skills. I can:
• understand the marketplace from a client’s perspective
• solve complex problems swiftly
• project all possible outcomes to a solution in advance of implementation
• implement and carry out thorough testing.
One definition of success is how attractive you are – in life and in work! My fashion retail business was so successful it soon attracted a bidder, and I sold it, choosing to put the fashion label on hold while I focus on my first love, SEO.
Since January 2013 I’ve been undertaking SEO for a UK fashion retailer, and have a new business to support SEO services and internet marketing generally. LinkBright Media links my passion for SEO with my grounding in retail to give my clients the best strategic edge. My favourite moments are:
• when my clients see their websites soar through the rankings,
• when teamwork and project management pay off by increasing visitors and customers
• when I see something I’ve created – a dress, a strategy, or a landing page - do its job perfectly and effortlessly
• when I’m totally involved in my work.
If you’d like me to bring my passion and expertise to your business, contact me via www.LinkBrightMedia.com
- Open UniversityMathematics
- Leeds Metropolitan UniversityEuropean Finance & Accounting with German
- Skelmersdale CollegeEconomics