Meet the team: George

He may look like he’s ready for the country fayre, but beneath that gilet is a man who has completed more acts of endurance than most could imagine in a lifetime. George is a man of steel and that’s not just the look in his photos. Two Ironman’s, six marathons, and a whole load of triathlons, duathlons and fun runs. He means business, literally.
The Hideout

What’s your job?

Business Development Manager.

So what do you actually do everyday?

I’m usually on the phone, speaking to people, booking meetings, scoping out new work and writing proposals. I’m also the guy that you meet when we’re out exhibiting at events.

Give us a song that describes you?

Straight Outta Compton, NWA.

What keeps you motivated?

Winning jobs and our team.

Tell us your favourites: music, TV shows, films?

I don’t watch much TV but for some reason I listen to a lot of folk and country music, of which I like to inflict on Si, Sarah and Steve every now and then.

What are your most recent discoveries? Any tv-shows podcasts, blogs or books we should be keeping our eyes on?

I discovered Audible about 6 months ago and it’s amazing! When I’m walking around with my headphones on looking like I’m listing to music and trying to be cool, I’m probably listening to a story about wizards!

You’ve got a time machine, where would you go first?

1960’s – I think I would make a good Mod.

The Hideout
The Hideout

Tell us something you wish clients knew?

The value of great, contextual imagery in a website. Good photography can really make or break the look and feel of a website.

Team of choice?

The Dutch, the ultimate Fifa team. Just put Dost as captain and there’s no stopping them.

What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?

Radio 4, most of the comedy that filters through to TV starts its life there, plus I love a bit of the Gardeners’ Question Time.


The Hideout

Your best impression?

I can do a good Irish impression. Ask when you see me next…

What’s your earliest creative memory?

I remember finding Comic Sans on my first PC and I was away! (I leave the creativity to the designers and devs).

Cats or dogs?

Dogs. I’ve got a Cocker Spaniel called Harris! (Or as I like to call him, Harry Bum Bum).

What do you wish you had known 5 years ago?

How much fun swimming, running and cycling is.

The Hideout

What are the 3 things you’d take to a desert island and why?

Goggles to go swimming. My dog Harris, man’s best friend. Don’t think I need a third.

If you had a tagline, what would it be?

I already have one… ‘Let’s play bikes!’.

If you could give the people reading one piece of advice, what would it be?

The more concise and descriptive you can make a brief, the more accurate the final product.