“We closed funding in December 2018 and got £325,000 through the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. It was a two-year process, and a real learning curve for me in particular, to get from deciding to raise the cash to actually having the cash in the bank. We started with almost zero knowledge of the process and it’s a relentless sales process basically.”
As our Head of Client Strategy, Jonathan works with clients to understand their business goals before devising and implementing effective paid and organic content strategies.
“Time invested in yourself is never lost. Even if you don’t reach the ultimate dream that you were envisaging at the start of your studies, you’ll be a damn sight closer to it than if you did nothing at all! Furthermore, you’ll also find that opportunities arise along the journey.”
“I think my aspiration was born when I was very young. For some reason, I had a real desire to be held accountable for something and I think as my development journey grew, this became a desire to be involved in organisational development and ultimately, to lead a team of people.”
“The positives are that I am aware of the mental issues I have so I can work through them when I am having a bad day. Another positive is that I am able to talk about my story at events and platforms like KnapChat to get the message out about mental health, in particular from a man’s point of view.”