1. What does a Business Developer do?
It is my responsibility to work alongside various members of the business to not only build on our current portfolio of clients through new, long term relationships but also to work on continuously improving Bookmark’s offering and the ways in which we represent ourselves.
2. What attracted you to Bookmark?
Having worked within the content marketing industry for several years I have always been familiar with the fantastic work Bookmark created for our clients. When the opportunity arose to be part of the team it was a no brainer!
3. What’s the last thing you read/saw that inspired you?
I recently watched the BBC documentary following Anthony Joshua’s rise to the top of the heavyweight boxing ladder. It put some true perspective on where hard work and determination can get you. He also happens to be a really nice guy!
4. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Being a great lover of all things sport, this takes up most of my non-work life with football being the biggest culprit. I am more a spectator than a participator but it’s always worth giving people something to laugh at on the odd occasion. Outside of sport I enjoy frequent trips to the cinema thanks to my unlimited card!
5. Tell us something surprising about yourself?
I have quite the allergy collection, most of which pretty niche. Beer is a steer clear due to an allergy to hops. Peach or nectarine will cause anaphylactic shock. And insect bites/stings cause me to start swelling at varying levels of severity.
6. What are your top 5 must-see destinations?
– Blue Lagoon – Comino (Google it, it’s beautiful)
– Phoenix Papago Park at sunset
7. What is your favorite thing to do in London?
Bit of a cheat answer but there are not many better places in this world than London to watch live sport. Being a big Tottenham fan, for me, there is nothing quite like going to White Hart Lane to watch them play, especially in more recent years.
8. What’s been your career highlight so far?
Back in 2012 I had the privilege of working on the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. I was part of the team who delivered the biggest single project ever undertaken by a content marketing agency – ceremonial, daily, and commemorative programmes to the tune of 4,176 pages across 53 publications. It was a once in a lifetime experience and one I will never forget.
9. What is the one piece of advice that has helped you get where you are today?
“It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice”.