Present day – ‘Entrepreneur in recovery’
Today I spend my time as a father to my newborn son Henry – the news of a new addition to the family prompted my decision to walk away from running a digital agency full time towards the beginning of 2016.
I’m also a Director at RDS-Global – a specialist IT solutions firm in Derby that supports over 4000 users across the UK.
I have for some time been on a number of boards for both non-profit and commercial organisations – some of which include Derby City Councils Enterprise for Education, Derby QUAD Commercial, Derby College Education & Skills amongst several others.
Previous chapter – ‘Workaholic’
Ten years ago, I founded and grew a leading creative digital agency, iBox Security Ltd (T/a iBox Creative Technologies), based in Derby. The agency boasted one of the largest teams of web developers, software developers and digital marketers, in the region.
From ecommerce website design, to PPC, SEO and social media marketing – iBox was an agency that worked on high profile, large scale projects. Our ethos was based on two core principles – transparency and professionalism.
iBox had a wealth of experience in working alongside organisations whose web applications were complex, meaning it required a specialist team, dedicated to its requirements. Whilst the majority of our clients were based across England and Wales, we started to receive instructions as far out as Central Europe.
In March 2016 the decision to close the business, was made. Today, I am working to support technological advances in local business and educational establishments to better support our regional projects. These include, but are not limited to, Derby City Council e4e, STEM and Code Club.
After a few months of sleep and recovery from burnout and a family oriented decision to step away from agency life – I joined the board of directors at RDS Global to begin the next chapter of life.