- InapubFeature Writer, 2011 - presentFeature writer for the Inapub magazine, distributed to 20000 UK pubs and hospitality venues; write a monthly feature on technology in the pub industry titled Technically Speaking.
- InapubNational Account Manager, 2013 - presentNational Account Manager for leading hospitality industry digital marketing company. A varied role specialising in providing training, business development, key account management services to the pub industry.
- The Tharp ArmsPublican, 2005 - 2013Partner and licensee in a small public house business.
- Inapub and Independent ConsultantSocial Media Business Development and Training Consultant, 2011 - 2013Freelance consultant specialising in providing training, administration and analytical services for the pub industry.
“Tell Us Who You Work For”
I am the National Account Director for one of the UK’s leading pub-trade magazine and technology companies. The Inapub magazine is distributed to almost 20000 venues and individuals, and our Internet platform gives pubs the best solution to managing their online presence, social media, and customer communication.
“And What Do You Do?”
I have written extensively over the years for The Publican, The Morning Advertiser, the BII BUSINESS magazine and Inapub on social media and technology in the pub trade. Today, I write the Web Wisdom column for the BII and Technically Speaking for Inapub, but my day job is as a National Account Director at Inapub involves key account management of our leading clients, including Carlsberg, Greene King and Spirit Pub Company, and I am responsible for the product development and training teams within the business.
“What Experience Do You Have?”
After initial sales roles in the financial and housing markets, I got involved in computers in a retail environment in 1994. Since 1995 I have specialised in Internet solutions, focusing on statistical analysis and, latterly, social media and I spent eight years in a Business Development role managing a channel of resellers distributing our solutions.
In 2005 I bought my own pub and ran that successfully with my wife until 2013.
“Tell Us Something We Don’t Know About You…”
My uncle is TV magician Paul Daniels, I’ve been ‘the voice of Strictly Come Dancing’ for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, and I once designed an oil rig.
“If We Went Out For A Drink, What Would You Talk About?”
Well, I’m married, with two children but, seeing as you’re asking… I can’t cook, don’t watch much TV and hate cheese and Marmite. I can talk a lot about nothing for hours on end, love cars and gadgets, have a small crush on Jennifer Aniston and a bigger crush on Formula One.
Mine’s a pint of Tribute, since you’re asking…
- Magdalen College School, Brackley1984 - 1989
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