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.
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!
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.
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.
Client Success 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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Outside of work, he’s writing crime and science-fiction. On those rare occasions when he manages to drag himself away from the written word you’ll find him at a gig or playing board games with his friends.
He also tries to love Man United.
In her spare time, SJ reads an astounding amount of sci-fi and fantasy and also enjoys writing and illustrating her own comics. She also enjoys going on road-trips and adventures with her husband.
Anna loves nothing more than focussing in and understanding each client’s vision and then applying her expertise to deliver great results. She relishes the opportunity to work with cutting edge marketing technologies and theories, sharing this knowledge with clients.
Having recently returned to the North, Anna balances her spare time raising her two children, pottering in the garden, finding a hill to ramble up and eating sushi!
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