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    Team
    Our experienced team has been put together with care, enabling us to find and achieve the best solutions to meet our clients needs, whether it be brand, product or service related. We are a growing team, and are always on the look out for new talent, so if you are interested in joining us - please contact us now
    1. Verve Team Member Julian Smout Managing Director
      Julian Smout
      Managing Director
      Julian is our Managing Director and founder. After 16 years in the marketing industry, Julian set up his own company as a one-man operation. Over the last 18 years, Julian has helped Verve to grow and evolve from predominantly working with print, to a full-service digital agency supported by an experienced, professional team. Originally a Graphic Designer from a print background Julian has developed a fascination with Websites and the marketing of them. He is passionate about our planet and loves to explore it as much as possible.
    2. Verve Team Mark Hambley Technical Director
      Mark Hambley
      Technical Director
      Mark is the Technical Director here at Verve and oversees all aspects of the Technical side of the business. Mark has over 12 years experience of Magento (and is Magento Certified) and nearly 20 years experience in website development. His passion and experience for web development combined make him a true asset to the team. In his spare time he enjoys time spent with his family and supporting local business in Shropshire.
    3. Verve Team Chris Morrison Backend Developer and Jake
      Chris Morrison
      Senior Developer
      Chris is an experienced back-end developer with a dedicated work ethic and a wealth of knowledge. He sees projects through from start to finish and works closely with the whole team. In his spare time he enjoys walking and exploring with his dog Jake.
    4. Verve Team Emma Clarke Office Manager
      Emma Clarke
      Office Manager
      Emma oversees all our admin, accounts and supplies the team with anything they may need. She is meticulous in her organisation skills and supports the management team from day to day. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
    5. Verve Team Callum Richardson Digital Marketing Manager
      Callum Richardson
      Digital Marketing Manager
      Callum is our Digital Marketing Manager and he has joined us after a few years of working directly for small businesses, where he successfully scaled online revenue. He has extensive experience in setting up Ecommerce strategies which incorporate Google Ads, Meta Ads, Email Marketing and Organic Social Media. Callum is also a certified Meta Ads Media Planning Professional. In his own time, he obsessively watches football and enjoys long walks with his Wife.
    6. Verve Team edward Fellows Digital Design Executive
      Edward Fellows
      Digital Design Executive
      Edward is one of our online experts, who has developed an excellent working understanding of all things digital, with a wealth of knowledge for optimising websites for modern-day online requirements. His keen eye for all things digital means he is equally adept at designing a website as well as optimising it. In his spare time, Edward likes to try and keep fit and enjoys being out in our beautiful Shropshire countryside.
    7. Verve Team Sam Blackbourn Account & Project Manager
      Sam Blackbourn
      Account & Project Manager
      Sam has extensive experience in sales and marketing, having worked for some of the biggest companies in both Shropshire and the UK. He has a passion for helping businesses to succeed through his data-driven approach. He has joined Verve fresh from completing a start-up school with Y Combinator, where he enjoyed lectures and workshops from the founders of Reddit, Twitch, Open Ai and more. In his own time Sam likes to cycle as a way of exploring the beautiful Shropshire scenery.
    8. Gary White
      Senior Consultant Graphic Designer
      Gary is our senior consultant designer, with a long-standing background in this industry. Gary works closely with Julian and the graphic design team to bring the smallest of ideas to fruition. Gary's diverse experience makes him the perfect consultant. Gary likes to grab a head torch for an early morning run or climb a mountain with his family and dogs.
    9. Verve Team Jenny Lee Fisher
      Jenny-lee Fisher
      Graphic Designer
      Jenny-Lee is one of our creative designers, with a long-standing background in this industry. From consulting with clients and developing initial ideas and concepts to managing all facets of projects and coordinating with cross-functional team members. Jenny-Lee likes to grab a game of tennis to keep fit, walking her dogs for miles to relax and to spend quality time with her family.
    10. Liam
      Apprentice Web Developer
      Liam has joined the team as an Apprentice Web Developer, having excelled in Computer Science at A Level. He will be studying towards a level 4 Software Development Qualification whilst getting hands-on experience in our fast-paced and highly successful development team. Outside of work, Liam enjoys reviewing an extensive range of movies and has a classic taste in music; be it 70’s Punk Rock or Britpop.
    11. Verve Team Mabel Smout Director
      Mabel
      The Black Lab
      Mabel joined Verve in 2020 before Covid and she has been an ever present and key member of the team ever since. Responsible in the main for 'Meet & Greet' which she loves, and performs very well at, but she is also keen to work on staff morale and likes to appear from under your desk when you least expect it. In her spare time she likes to roam around the hills with Julian.
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