StrategiQ Marketing are delighted to announce the appointment of Director, James Bavington, to the team. Having recently announced the appointment of Marketing Account Manager, Sophia Saunders, James’s appointment marks an exciting start to 2016 for StrategiQ, following amazing growth and success in 2015.
James’s appointment will represent a significant evolution in the way StrategiQ operates, particularly from a website development standpoint. James’s key roles and responsibilities within the business will see him working closely with the existing design and development team, and with StrategiQ’s development partnerships, in order to further strengthen our integrated marketing offering. James will also play a pivotal role in the infrastructure and technical operations of the business
Having previously worked with James, Director Andy Smith was confident in bringing James into the team, based on his ambition, ethics and understanding of StrategiQ’s future.
James brings with him considerable experience having worked in the world of digital marketing and web development for over 10 years. Having graduated in 2006, with a 1st class BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, James moved immediately into work as a Junior Graphic Designer with web design and SEO agency, Creare. James quickly developed, becoming the company’s first Web Designer as Creare shifted from print to digital, before being appointed Head of Web Design in 2009, and then Technical Director in 2013, a position he held until his departure to join StrategiQ this year.
As a large agency, it speaks volumes about James’s commitment and talent that he was influential in the growth of the agency from 4 members of staff to a large team of over 150 people. At Creare, he worked with a number of prestigious brands and organisations including Debenhams, Nicky Clarke, J & S Accessories and the NHS.
During his tenure with Creare, James developed into a true thought leader, speaking at and contributing to a number of key industry events, the most significant of which was when James appeared on a panel for the Google Partners All Star Summit in California in August 2014. James has also spoken at BrightonSEO, Europe’s biggest digital marketing event. James is on the speakers bill for this year’s Ungagged event in June, where he will be talking on the subject of local and technical search tactics.
James is keen to continue to develop and evolve his already significant technical and practical knowledge in both web design and integrated marketing, as well as developing strategic partnerships with leading agencies and platforms, such as Google and Magento. As a business, StrategiQ would like to use our partnership with James to become a key contributor in the digital marketing community, as well as ensuring that we continue to exceed the expectations of our clients.
James joining the StrategiQ team coincides with the excitement surrounding the imminent move into our new office, which gives us the potential to become a market leader. James’s motivation for joining the StrategiQ team certainly stems from the opportunity to work with an excellent team, which has a good mix of people, in terms of enthusiasm, experience and relevant background. With the pending move to our new office early this year, James is looking forward to StrategiQ becoming a true creative hub within the community.
On his appointment as Director, James said, “The opportunity to start the new year with StrategiQ was one that I simply couldn’t pass up. Having closely watched the growth of the business over the past two years, I believe that the skilled, experienced and committed team are the foundation of an excellent agency that can deliver exceptional results for our clients. I’m really excited to be part of the journey.”
Director, Andy Smith, said, “We’re always very thoughtful about how we appoint people within the business as we grow, and I can honestly say that bringing James aboard is a real coup, and will play a vital role in StrategiQ’s continued evolution and growth. Everyone is extremely excited about working with James and I’m sure that our clients will feel the same.”
We’re sure that you will join us in welcoming James to the StrategiQ fold.
If you’d like to discuss your strategy with the StrategiQ team, you can do so by getting in contact either via our contact form, or by calling 0333 358 3343.