Over the years, I’ve always sought to put something back in to the industry that I love. This has taken several key guises: I’ve been the founder of a series of small (but always sold-out) digital conferences and meet-ups that have brought together some of the leading lights in the field, as well as break new talent on the speaking circuit. Then there have been invitations to help promote others, including the insanely wonderful Silicon Beach – sunny Bournemouth’s annual two-day advertising technology extravaganza.
I’ve also helped train the designers, developers and entrepreneurs of the future as a qualified Further and Higher Education lecturer. In short, all of the above have been nothing other than an immense privilege and the hugest of pleasures.
For kicks, I get a massive buzz out of travel (it really does broaden the mind you know), and come the winter months, you’ll more than likely find me up a mountain somewhere, attached to two planks of wood and trying to get down it as best I can. Music has always been a massive part of my life, as has cinema, art and literature, and my downtime usually involves immersing myself in as much of it all as humanly possible.
I’m currently based in the beautiful coastal city of Chichester, a particularly wonderful spot in southern England and one that isn’t a million miles away from London or Brighton or other key centres in the region. That said, location should never be a barrier to new opportunities, so travel won’t ever be an issue for the right projects.