Meet the team
Jon has been looking after customers for 26 years beginning his career in Canon selling print solutions. Canon started him on a journey towards Account Management and business Excellence that saw him implement Sales growth and turnaround Strategies at O2, Carphone Warehouse and NCC. Partnering with Imparta gave Jon a methodology that allows him to help businesses find problems, work out if they are worth solving and put forward ideas to solve them. Jon set Global River up in 2010 because he believed that by consulting in this way with clients we could provide an industry leading service. His aim has been to establish a process that sees clients achieve Continuous Improvement in their Marketing and Online presence. Jon’s main role is account manager and project manager and his job is to make sure you get maximum value from your engagement and that it is delivered smoothly. Having recently gained Growth Accelerator Coaching status Jon can now help customers gain funding to work with Global River on their expansion plans. Jon is also the first point of contact at Global River and using his Sales Consultancy background will be the ideas man for your Marketing plan!
Jon is a fitness fanatic who enjoys swimming, cycling, running and yoga and has been seen by a few customers riding into work on summer mornings.
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Mike first started building websites way back in 2003 when internet technology was a lot different than it is today and the biggest challenge was to bring a website alive from the design concept so that it still looked the same across all platforms and push the boundaries of what was possible. While the technology has moved on in leaps and bounds since then the traditional values of great attention to detail and an innate understanding of what is required from the many factors involved makes Mike the top quality website builder he is today. Also Mike is always willing to help our customers make the most from their own websites and has a great ability to explain some of the more technically challenging aspects of the internet in a clear and simple way.
It’s not all been about websites though in Mike’s career to date. He started out as a simple stores administrator and quickly developed more efficient practices and processes while utilising the latest computer software. This then lead to a position as a computer engineer supporting the ICI offices throughout the North-West of England. Always looking to move forward, Mike became a qualified Prince 2 Practitioner Project Manager and worked across Europe on projects to install a brand new computer system for IBM.
When Mike was asked to create a website by a graphic designer he relished the challenge and quickly learnt what was involved and set to the task. This first website was so well received that many more requests soon came in and Mike has not looked back since and has created many diverse websites, animations, emails and a host of other online projects.
Mike lives close by in Cuddington and has tried a range of interesting activities more notably he has built and raced his own sports car and regularly helps out with the Kingsley Players amateur dramatics group but says he is strictly a ‘behind-the-scenes’ man. He coordinates the lighting design and sound effects and has no intention to tread the boards himself.
Graphic Design Director
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Ross has worked as a professional designer for over 10 years with the seeds of his career being sown when he was old enough to hold a pencil or plug in an amiga.
Training in both traditional and digital design and illustration means that his approach to all projects combines a fluent knowledge of today’s most sophisticated software with the core values that underpin great looking and functional design. His passion for adopting new technology and learning new techniques means that over the course of his career his visual and creative repertoire has grown to incorporate video production, motion graphics and 3D animation / visualisation. Extensive knowledge of Adobe and Autodesk programme suites give him the flexibility to tackle any brief whether for print, web or video.
He joined Global River looking for a new challenge, bringing with him the core belief that every project regardless of size or budget should have world class, cutting edge design.
Ross lives on the Wirral and is a keen photographer and snooker player. He’s also been reliably informed by his wife that he loves period dramas.
Search Engine Marketing
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The majority of buying decisions start with an on line search for further information and suitable suppliers. Alison can help optimise your website to attract search traffic from potential customers at the very time when they are looking for your products or services.
Alison has worked in business development for nearly 20 years in technical sales and marketing for large blue chip organisations including Millipore and Perkin Elmer as well as much smaller companies. This has given her a detailed understanding of the sales process and in particular that most critical step of sales lead generation. She specialises in analysing your website, its visitors and their activity. Then working in partnership with them to improve their visibility in search results and promote the engagement of customers once they arrive on the site. This is a rapidly evolving area, with regular changes in search engine algorithms affecting how pages are ranked. Alison likes to work openly and in partnership with clients to help them stay ahead of their competition and drive new business.
Alison’s qualifications include a degree in Biochemistry and further training in Search Engine Optimisation and Website Content Strategy. She holds current Google AdWords certiification and the Google Analytics qualification.
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