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Hello, I’m Andy.
I am the Founder and Managing Director of Kumo, a Digital Agency based in Nottingham, UK. I am also the co-founder of Evolution Media Marketing, a small web design agency specialising in SMEs and start-ups.
I have been working within the web industries since the early 2000s and have a wealth of experience in all avenues of digital marketing. I have worked as a Digital Marketing consultant since 2004 providing SEO and Pay Per Click marketing campaigns to my clients throughout the UK. I also provide small business website design services using the WordPress CMS.
Below is a brief overview of my career to date…
I first got involved with the “web” way back in 1999 when I built my first website for a friend’s aunt. The company was (and still is) Regal Furnishings, I’m proud to say they are still a client of mine to this day.
My first real job in the web industry was with a company called LeenTech based in Nottingham, I was employed as a website designer initially but with the rise of SEO I soon found an interest in helping our client’s website rank higher within the search engines, I began learning SEO in 2004 before Google was prominent, the search engines back then were AltaVista, Ask Jeeves, Excite, Infoseek, Lycos, and Yahoo and numerous others.
I joined a small print-based marketing agency based in Edwalton in Nottingham, working from a garage… The company was called Adtrak, I joined as their first “web” guy. I helped to build the company and develop their web teams eventually leaving in 2012. During my time there the web departments grew from just me to around 40 staff, I’m proud to say I had a hand in interviewing and managing this huge team.
Adtrak has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the largest agencies in the UK.. check them out here.
Following my time at Adtrak I became the Ecommerce Manager at a Nottingham-based health company where I managed a small team.
In 2011 I set up a company called The Web Design Group, where I would work closely with other freelancers to deliver Website design and digital marketing services to clients throughout the East Midlands. I went full time with the Web Design Group and asked Mathew Porter to join me as co-director towards the end of 2012, we have been growing the agency ever since.
The Web Design Group underwent a rebrand in 2017 to become KUMO Digital, we are still trading under this name… We switched our focus of the company to offer SEO and Pay Per Click services and continue in this form at present.
I set up another web design agency in October 2019 providing start-up business website design services, I enjoy working with small businesses and start-ups. This is a real passion of mine and is where I started my entrepreneurial journey back in 2011.