On The Spot: Giles Beckley, Digital Developer & Web Master
Firstly, why did you choose to take the position as Digital Developer at Five Talents Creative?
Ade (the Boss) asked me to! It really is that simple. We have known each other for years, I was pleased he asked me and very happy to join the Five Talents team.
Describe a typical day for you.
Make coffee for those who want one (unless Andrea has got in before me then she usually does this). After that, like all the team here, there is not really a typical day. First thing to do is check emails, have a look at overnight reports, deal with anything in these. Then it is boxing and coxing of the work in hand. Typically, a couple of websites on the go; AdWords campaigns, emails that need turning around quickly, helping clients with their website queries and technical support.
What has been your biggest achievement to date?
Working nationally and international for global brands; and getting out of China when my travel was going to be restricted!
What is the one thing you are most proud of?
If you could go back and speak to your younger self when starting your career what would you say?
Give things a go and when on the occasion they go wrong it very rarely does damage that you can’t recover from in some way. At least you were prepared to give it a go.
What do you like doing for fun?
I have a passion for music, French Horn being my particular ‘bag’, and sailing.
Fortunately, in the past year me and my wife have been able to fulfil our dream and we now have a boat! Hopefully by the time this article is live, the boat will reside in Hull marina. The fun starts now…in getting the boat back to the condition we would like and planning future trips. This is going to take up most of my spare time for the foreseeable future.