Panel: The Business Journey
Our host Andy Johnson speaks to Ph.Creative CEO Bryan Adams, Parter at law firm Berg Alison Loveday and JMW Senior Partner Joy Kingsley about their very different business journeys, the highs, the lows and what they’ve learnt along the way.
Bryan Adams is CEO of Ph.Creative, a full service integrated digital marketing agency based in Liverpool and founded in 2004. Ph. Creative is a key player in the UK’s digital industry and has recently received several best agency and marketer awards and nominations.
Creating strong partnerships with influential brands such as Google and assembling a growing portfolio of high-profile clients, including MasterCard, Dominos, Bupa, O2, Liverpool Arena, Tesco’s, Dulux and Nationwide Building Society. Over the last 12 months Ph. Creative has increased its employee base from 22 to 40 people, using investment from Enterprise Ventures, part of the North West Fund and has been identified as one of the top 6% of fastest growing businesses in the UK.
Bryan is passionate about his agency’s great reputation for delivering disruptive and remarkable results for its clients and regularly delivers talks in the UK and across the globe to educate, encourage and inspire people to be truly remarkable in the quest to become digitally contagious.
Alison Loveday is a partner at Law firm Berg and became its first Managing Partner in 2007. As part of her responsibilities for running the practise she considers a critical role to be the ongoing development of talent within the business.Alison was instrumental in setting up the firm’s Employment Department which continues to thrive but has always maintained her interest in commercial litigation – advising on board and shareholder disputes, confidentiality and restrictive covenant issues and financial litigation generally.More recently she is at the forefront of Berg’s drive to recover compensation for clients in financial mis-selling claims.
Joy Kingsley joined JMW in 2010, in the role of Senior Partner, to assist with the continuing development of JMW. Her particular areas of expertise are Management and Business Development. Joy previously presided over the impressive growth of Pannone LLP as Managing Partner and spent two valuable years there as Senior Partner. Joy surprised the market by taking a role with entrepreneurial law firm JMW in September 2010 and since then has been very involved in the growth of JMW, Revenue increasing from 10m to 17.2m in 3years.