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Every part of my career has been dedicated to the understanding of how better customer service adds value to business. In the last ten years I've worked in both a startup with a handful of employees and for one of the worlds largest media companies, where I recently won a global advertising award. I'm starting out in speciality coffee but I've been in customer service all my life. Making the coffee that gives someone a unforgettable speciality experience is what I want to do.

Work experience

Mar 2017Present


Crisis Charity Shop , Finsbury Park, London

Volunteer Barista role at Crisis in house speciality store. Working with both UE roasters and Shot Yard coffee on a Linea classic. Building up my knowledge of drinks and service in a demanding environment working alongside members of the Crisis program. One person shift, demanding a hands on approach to all tasks from coffee making to toilet cleaning.

Nov 2015March 2017

EMEA Marketing Manager

National Geographic, Fox International Group

Award winning content strategy development* for EMEA corporate advertising partnerships at National Geographic across their multi-platform offer. Responsible for all aspects of campaign strategy, planning and execution. Key competency in social media content marketing. Experience working both with senior internal and external clients to c-suite level.

*Best use of Geo Location in a brand partnership (Cisco), Festival of Media, Venice 2017.

May 2013Nov 2015

Global Partnerships Manager, International Advertising

National Geographic Society

Responsible for Corporate Partnership development with major blue chip companies, government operations and International Media Agencies across all National Geographic platforms - Digital, Social, TV and Print. Lead for Digital idea generation and marketing strategy within partnerships team. 

Additional responsibility for third party sales representation across Germany, Swiss speaking Germany, Italy, Benelux, Portugal and Spain.

Apr 2009Jan 2011

Commercial Publisher

Republic Publishing

Commercial Publisher responsible for delivering growth and management of partnership, display and remnant revenue to start-up technology site. Helped design and implement sales strategy that delivered one of the first native advertising funded websites in the UK. 

Nov 2006Mar 2009

Sales Manager, UK advertising 

National Geographic Society

Worked in a small team of two people across the UK market.Delivered record revenues in Print and Digital advertising sales for two years in a row. Responsible for revenue from London agencies, Omnicom, WPP and Havas.

Mar 2001Oct 2006

Central Agency Manager

Future Publishing Plc

Member of central trading team  for one of the UK's largest vertical interest publishers. Responsible for delivering company wide revenues from the Technology sector. Line manage two members of staff.


April 20172017

Intermediate Barista Skills

London School of Coffee

One day course covering cupping, milk theory, grinder knowledge and latte art

March 20172017

Basic Barista Skills

London School of Coffee

Two day course covering essential barista skills, dialling in, pulling shots, texturing milk and grinder maintenance. 


Geography BSC Hons

Royal Holloway, University of London

A Levels

Clayesmore Senior School

11 GCSE's, 3 A-levels, Geography, English & History



Built and maintained image library in previous role.  Practised landscape photographer in the urban environment. I live for getting up early! Have a look at some of my work at @mynameismot on IG.


Practised and passionate presenter of partnership/content marketing. Experienced at meeting and pitching to senior level agency and client executives. 


My interest in visual media has led me to develop a practised eye in the production of internal and external; partnership marketing assets.  

Content marketing

Well versed in the multi discipline approach of building audience first, data led, content partnerships. Managing production, talent, budgets and delivery on a project by project basis.

One day I will...

Drive a train from Kolcatta across India and through the Khyber Pass, following in the footsteps of my great great grandfather who worked for the East India company, whose son, my grandfather, founded SOAS, the School of Oriental & African studies, University of London.