The office is abuzz with excitement today – we are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Managing Director, Adrian Slade, as part of a team restructure here at the LWS offices. Founding Director Claire, who created LWS Creative (which some of you will remember as Local Web Solutions) in 2004, proudly passes the LWS baton over to Adrian, leaving her able to return to the roots of what made the company a success in the first place – building and managing client relationships and networking.
Adrian joined the team last autumn as Marketing Services Director, bringing his enthusiasm and expertise to both LWS’ expansion strategy and our clients marketing strategies. His 20-year career in strategic marketing and business leadership has encompassed frontline senior positions with, among others, Vodafone, O2 and Airwave, as well as SMEs, and running his own company. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, which makes him one of the Top 5% of marketers, Adrian also holds an MBA from Warwick Business School and is Associate Lecturer at Henley Business School for MBA and post-graduate business students.
Message from Claire:
“We have been seeking the right person to help take LWS to the next level for some time now and it is with total confidence, and real pleasure, that I hand over the day-to-day management and strategic guidance of LWS to Adrian. His expansive marketing and leadership experience and professional business qualifications make him ideal to take over at the helm as we continue towards our goal of being the marketing services partner of choice for businesses across Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.
“And I can’t wait to get back to doing what I love best – being out there amongst business owners who are serious about growing their businesses and are looking for that perfect partner to provide strategic advice, planning and execution, and, crucially, results.”
Message from Adrian:
“I feel honoured that Claire, Julian and the senior team have asked me to take on such a key role in the continued success of LWS Creative, which has gone from being a sole trader web development operation to the strategic marketing and business partner that it is today.
“LWS Creative offers business owners a unique proposition – to grow their own businesses by working with professionals who are not only skilled in providing the marketing services that are essential to achieve that today but who understand what it means to be in business and what it takes to make it a success.”