Chris has extensive experience in roles requiring strong communication skills, self-motivation, leadership, creative thinking and technical abilities.

Current Skills

  • Digital Marketing
    • Hootsuite
    • MailChimp
    • PPC/CPM
    • SEO
    • WordPress
  • Web
    • CSS / HTML
    • JavaScript
    • Google Analytics
    • Google Webmaster Tools
  • Technical
    • PHP
    • SQL
    • Linux
    • Apache
  • Creative
    • InDesign
    • Photoshop
    • Inkscape
  • Office
    • Excel

2008 – 2017 : Freelance Digital Marketing Consultant

Providing consultancy to SOHO businesses on marketing and their digital presence. This involves advising on SEO and keyword selection, con guring WORDPRESS sites, managing SOCIAL MEDIA and creating ADWORDS / FACEBOOK / TWITTER advertising.

The majority of my clients are sole-traders and look to me to fulfill all their digital marketing needs which requires a large skill set and a flexible approach. I have developed copy-writing skills along with some graphic design abilities including PHOTOSHOP and INDESIGN.

In recent years, the market for freelance consultants has been squeezed by large numbers of agencies able offer a wider- range of services at competitive prices. Consequently I have taken the decision to wind-down my consultancy work.

2010 – 2016 :

Creating and running a publishing business with a distinctive brand using grassroots digital marketing. This grew a strong fan community which fed into our writers’ mentoring program. Our brand message was supported by targeted PPC / CPM advertising, email campaigns and included running two successful Kickstarter.

The foundation of the business is, the store and portal to the business’s online assets. The performance of the website and marketing campaigns are constantly reviewed using Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools.

2004 – 2010 : Blogger

Creating and running a variety of WORDPRESS blogs to generate advertising revenue via ADSENSE. My blogging covered a variety of topics including autism, ADHD, comics, video games and art. During this time I strengthened my SEO, HTML, CSS and other practical marketing skills such as how to build mutually beneficial relationships other writers and bloggers.

The combined effect of the economic slowdown, changes in the type of advertising Google carried and reduced advertising rates significantly lowered my income. At the same time, the market for consultancy in digital marketing was growing and I moved into using my hard-won experience to help small businesses.

2001 – 2004 : Technical Director, F1F9 (UK) Limited

Establishing a start-up company developing spreadsheet analysis software for the banking industry. The role involved taking the lead on technical aspects of the business as well working closing with the Marketing Director to develop a brand message and online presence.

1998 – 2001 : Freelance IT Consulting

Providing technical guidance and software development for a range of client companies.

WICS Limited

1997 – 1998 : Technical Director

Company director involved in all aspects of the business.

1994 – 1997 : Software Manager

Responsible for the fifteen members of staff working on the company’s health and safety related applications.

Altim Medical Services Limited

1993 – 1994 : Project Manager

Overseeing the installation of departmental and hospital-wide computer systems. The role included pre-sales, contract negotiation, software design, purchasing hardware as well as co-ordinating the development, installation and training teams.

1992 – 1993 : Support Manager

Leading a team of six support analysts.

1990 – 1992 : Support Analyst & Software Trainer

Providing telephone and on-site support to clients of the company’s specialised medical software for genitourinary medicine and oncology departments.

1988 – 1990 : Programmer, Krypton Computers Limited

Developing software stock control systems.

1986 – 1988 : Programmer, Chinal Consulting Group

Working on data collection and analysis software.

1984 – 1986 : Junior Programmer, Ermo Computers Limited

Developing bespoke database applications.