Mrs Donna Cheltenham
Interactive Media Development Student
- Ansdell, LAN
As a mature student, in September 2015, I began working towards my Degree in Interactive media development at Blackpool and the Fylde College from Lancaster University.
I built my first Website in 2004 for fun and then continued to learn from there, I have built many sites for personal and business over the years.
I currently freelance my skills as a web developer whilst studying.
Twisted Network Media UK Ltd is a small business, just myself and my husband. We provided a business development service that assists in creating the right Business and Marketing Strategy and the resources to help implement it. Services included Web and Graphics design, SEO, and PA services. The company also produced Blackpool City Guide, a local free magazine, for two years. I also organised local Business Networking events and other social events for local business owners.
My husband and I leased a Hotel on the sea front in Blackpool. We hired no staff most of the year, and one part time staff during the summer holidays, it was 18 bedrooms with a full licensed bar. My duties included taking bookings, managing emails, handling advertising, building and maintaining the website, checking in guests and cleaning and preparing the rooms etc. as well as entertaining guests and their children and keeping everyone smiling and happy. We specialised in being the most family friendly hotel in Blackpool, we organised very successful parties and themed weekends, I made quizzes and games and I very much enjoyed this job. Reason for leaving was because the landlord planned to knock the building down so we were only given a 3 year lease.
I was responsible for the day to day running: Opening and locking up, buying in and checking stock, interviewing and hiring staff.
Trainee office assistant My duties were to answer phone calls, open and file mail and handle invoices. General help around the office.