Jon’s most difficult ‘management’ task away from the office is keeping three young offspring busy but, when he’s not doing this or anything related to ClientsFirst, he heads out into the great outdoors, with tennis, golf and running the occasional half-marathon amongst his hobbies.
When not in work, Gemma loves nothing more than spending time with her family and enjoys regular weekends away from home walking in the North Wales hills.
Head of Digital
A keen traveller, when not in front of a computer keyboard, Sam can be found planning his next trip away or, closer to home, back in front of a keyboard writing something covering film and TV.
Operations Project Manager
Outside work, Gemma enjoys keeping active, taking part in a number of charity events including running the London Marathon and climbing Ben Nevis.
Ellen has previous experience in the Financial Services industry and attained a first class degree in Marketing, Design and Communications at Nottingham Business School.
Out of the office, Ellen enjoys riding in the countryside on her horse, Lily, and has recently dusted off her competition gear to pursue her passion for dressage. She’s also yet to turn down an invitation for a cosy film night in or a gossip over a few cocktails in town with the girls!
Her role sees her co-ordinating the wider team to ensure her clients’ activities are completed in support of their overall marketing strategy.
Away from work, Lizzie enjoys going out for dinner and drinks with friends. She is also a great lover of travelling, with her eyes set on NYC for 2017.
Lindsey’s background also includes putting her copywriting skills to good effect as a book reviewer for the national magazine of a major retailer and successfully obtaining a degree in Modern Languages at Durham University. She also holds a distinction in a Postgraduate Certificate in Marketing Management and loves nothing more than coming up with a strapline that captures the essence of a product or company!
Away from the office, Lindsey is a keen runner – in fact, she says her most creative ideas pop into her head when she’s out pounding the track or country lanes!
Head of Development
Chris became a father for the first time in November 2015 and so is currently enjoying his new adventure with little Theo. When he gets the chance, Chris enjoys getting out and about in Macclesfield forest with his family, watching his favourite football team or playing a game of darts with friends.
Product Marketing Manager
As everyone who has talked to her will know, Jenny is a true ‘people person’, always going above and beyond when helping our clients. When she’s not doing that, she’ll always leave time to shop till she drops and likes the occasional holiday on a nice beach somewhere!
Office and Finance Manager
Out of the office, Paula has two young boys who keep her very active – they have a better social life than she does! When she does manage to grab some precious time to herself, though, Paula enjoys drinks out with friends, a rigorous Pilates class or a good book.
Creative Marketing Strategist
At ClientsFirst, Matt gets involved with all of our digital marketing, leading the way on our clients’ social media efforts, PPC and contributing to the team on areas such as SEO, Website UX, creative development and email marketing.
When he’s not our social expert, Matt focuses on his music. A keen singer, guitar, piano, bass and drum player, Matt plays live when he can and otherwise spends time in his home studio. When he needs a break from that, it’s Sci-Fi at the cinema, or a few beers at pubs around the Cheshire countryside.
Out of work, Sorrel can be found in the park, spending time with her young son. She enjoys regular games nights with her family, socialising with her friends, and the odd film or TV series marathon – and not forgetting her daily dance to the ten minute takeover!
Head of Design
Adam most recently filled the lead design role for one of the largest accountancy groups in the country, before deciding to rejoin the agency world, where he also has five years of experience. Adam’s unique perspective – and love of all things design and creative – ensures that all of our creative work for clients is delivered entirely with their goals and aims in mind.
When he’s not working with the team on our latest creation he’s usually spending time with his wife Emma and young son Jack, walking their dogs come rain or shine. Further afield, Adam is a keen traveller or, closer to home, unwinds with a spot of mountain biking and some fine cask ales!
Away from the office, Steve has a huge passion for music, playing both electric and acoustic guitars. If he’s not at a local gig or a festival further afield, he can often be found at his caravan in North Wales, where he spent a lot of his younger years, or sampling a good real ale in a proper pub.
Marketing Account Executive
Away from work, Fern aspires to travel the globe in the near future. For now, when not in the office, you’ll often find her heading back to Lincoln to reunite with friends, or spending time with her family.
Having been raised in South Manchester, Jon is a proud Mancunian and currently lives in Marple with his wife Ann, son Jacob and daughter Lily.
When he isn't building websites, Jon likes to spend his free time walking and jogging in the cheshire countryside. He has completed the Greater Manchester Marathon twice and has completed the 3 peaks challenge raising money for Cancer Research UK and for Voluntary Service Overseas.
He is also a massive Manchester United fan!
Business Development Manager
In the past she has had experience woking in media sales, entertainment & healthcare software industries.
In her spare time you can find Rachel chasing after her 2 young children and trying to keep up with the rest of the family.
Chris’ specialism is tackling challenging word or character limits, whether that’s for a title, strapline, caption or a feature editorial. When taking a break from the written word, Chris loves coming up with creative ideas for campaign and seeing them through to completion.
Outside of work, Chris is a keen runner, walker and hiker. If it’s outside, he wants to walk to it. He can also be spotted with a camera continuing to learn how to take the best photograph of a sunset. When the weather is grim, he’s looking for his next travel destination.
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