FireCask is a small but powerful agency. Read more about our team and what we do both inside and outside the FireCask offices…

Alex Moss, Director

Alex has been working with HTML since he was 13. His skills, which stem originally from self-taught design and development, have now evolved into a wide range of knowledge in digital marketing and more recently WordPress Development.

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After receiving his degree in Law and Information Technology in 2006, Alex took an interest in digital marketing and began working as an independent consultant, immersing himself in all aspects of the industry. Alex has worked for smaller agencies as well as working in-house for a large car retailer.

He particularly enjoys onsite optimisation, auditing and WordPress Marketing, design and plugin development. Alex is also the Co-Founder of Peadig, a Bootstap based WordPress Framework as well as being author to over 10 WordPress plugins. He is also one of a handful of search marketing specialists to contribute towards Econsultancy’s SEO Best Practice Guide.

When not working, Alex enjoys watching films, drinking wine and eating food Anna has made for him :)

Anna Moss, Director

Anna started off her career as a successful commercial property solicitor after completing a BA degree in Law and Information Technology. She then went on to pursue a career in the online marketing world and worked for a SEO and web design agency in Manchester and then went on to work in a freelance capacity.

Since her freelance days, Anna has developed her skills within creative content, ideation and business development and now has a great team of content writers behind her. Anna works with a number of clients from various fields including legal, financial, online gaming and retail to name a few. She is usually the first port of call for new and existing clients and she loves a bit of networking!

In 2012 Anna won Young Businesswoman of the Year in the Women in Business Awards and has since been invited to speak at a range of business events. Anna mentors four university students and one college student to assist them with their employability and give them some hints and advice that have helped her along the way. As well as this she works closely with two Manchester based charities providing pro bono content and content strategy work and has held charity events for them.

Anna has gained an excellent reputation both in the digital marketing industry and in the networking scene of Manchester! When not working Anna loves to travel (for any advice on Italy please get in touch!), cook for cast a thousands and drink good red wine!

Paul Delaney, Head of Search

Paul has been in the SEO industry for over 10 years working for large agencies and providing leading strategies in multiple industries such as finance, travel, gambling, retail (e-commerce) and more. Paul over the years has developed into a knowledgeable digital marketer and as a self taught coder, now specialising in WordPress websites.

When not working hard, Paul enjoys an outside life with his family of 3 boys and also brewing beer using all grain methods and enjoying the fruits of his labour!

Rhys Wynne, Lead Developer

Since receiving his first computer – a Commodore 64 – at the tender age of eight, Rhys has always wanted to be involved with computers. Fascinated by the internet at an early age – Rhys self taught himself HTML which stood him in good stead in University and early in his career, which he began in his native North Wales in 2006.

It was there that Rhys found he had a talent for two areas: WordPress Development and SEO, and moved to Manchester in 2010 to work in an Internet Marketing agency, before moving to 3 Door Digital in October 2012.

Rhys is Lead WordPress Developer here at FireCask, and has a passion for developing workable systems in WordPress. A staunch believer in the power and simplicity of the system, Rhys’ day job surrounds developing plugins and themes for clients, as well as supporting the marketing team in any queries they have, and manages the systems here at FireCask to make sure your sites are backed up and fully up to date.

Rhys has definite passion for WordPress, in his spare time he writes his own plugins that have had over 100,000 downloads cumulative on the WordPress Repository. Furthermore he wrote his first book – bbPress Complete – in the summer of 2013.

Away from WordPress and the internet, Rhys is – for his sins – a fan of his local team Colwyn Bay FC, and enjoys rugby and professional wrestling. He is also a keen traveller and a not so keen gym goer.

Chris White, Content and Outreach Strategist

At an early age Chris was encouraged to pursue a career in the media, taking a keen interest in journalism and the print media. After completing a journalism degree at the University of Lincoln in 2010, Chris took an interest in the digital marketing industry and everything it has to offer.

Having started out as a content writer covering a wide variety of topics, he took an interest in other areas of digital marketing including social media and SEO and has spent many evenings reading blogs and textbooks to improve his skills and has now moved up to Manchester from Rutland to put those skills into practice.

Outside the work place he is heavily into sport – supporting Manchester United, playing cricket and following motorcycle racing.

Kat Kynes, Creative Content & Outreach Strategist

Kat is a writer with a passion for Content Marketing. She has experience in writing all forms of copy from guest editorial, press releases and blogs, to copy for landing pages. As well as creating content she thinks outside of the box when it comes to finding that content the right home in order to generate online coverage for our clients.

Kat’s love for story comes from a life long love affair with film. She studied a Screenwriting masters at Leeds Metropolitan University and is a self confessed cinephile. Outside of work she spends her time watching films, taking photos and sampling cocktails in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

To complement her Content and Outreach skills, Kat is expanding her knowledge of technical SEO and Social Media management.

Zara Bennett, Social Media Executive

Since graduating Staffordshire University in Film Production Technology in 2014 Zara made the move from a small town in Shropshire to start her city life in Manchester. Her passion for marketing came from her final year at university where she studied digital marketing for film. She then went on to secure her first marketing role for a letting agency in Manchester City Centre…whilst still pulling pints at the weekend.

From there Zara moved to The Gate Films as a Digital Content Intern for 3 months where she had hands on experience with all things digital. Concentrating on Social Media for clients, creative campaigns and generating content regularly. Zara is always keeping up to date with the latest social media trends and how clients can utilise them to maximize their outreach.

Away from FireCask Zara loves a good cold beer and finding great coffee shops where she can chill out at the weekends. She is also an avid visitor of San Francisco so if you need any tips on where is best to eat and obviously dink whilst you are in the city, you can count on her.

Michael Scott, Intern

Michael is from Liverpool and moved to Manchester to study Advertising Management and Brand Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. Michael started at FireCask in September 2013, working one day a week through his course and then carried on working through the summer before going back to complete his degree. Now fully graduated, he just couldn’t stay away, and has joined us on a full time basis as a Search Consultant.

Outside of work Michael is slightly obsessed with Football and prides himself on knowing obscure facts that he will never need in day to day life and supports his hometown club, Liverpool. He is also interested in numerous other sports, listens to a wide variety of music and is at the peak of his enjoyment with a beer in his hand.

Jordan Kopman, Intern

Jordan is a 23-year-old budding writer and digital marketer. He completed an economics and finance degree by the skin of his teeth, before jetting off and living in Australia for a year. It was here that Jordan learned how much he didn’t want a career in finance and so choose to pursue digital marketing, something that could combine creativity and analytical thinking. Since starting Jordan has shown an incredible ability to learn as well as guile, becoming a valuable member of the team. He has so far worked on Outreach, Keyword Research and some content creation, taking everything in his stride.

Outside of shaking things up at work, Jordan enjoys the yearly gym visit, travelling to far out places and socialising with friends. He has also written his own sitcom with a friend, which will probably never see the light of day. He’s not bitter about it though.

Shane Jones, Social App Developer

Aside from being co-Founder of Peadig with Director Alex, Shane is now a Social App Developer here at FireCask. Shane’s strengths lie in being able to come up with innovative ideas for Facebook Pages with a focus on developing highly engaging social media apps to help your audience interact more with your brand.

Shane comes from a diverse career background meaning he brings a wide rang of skills and knowledge. Key positions Shane has had include Head of SEO and Social Media for a market leading travel agency and Head of Tech for the leading Social Media Agency in the UK. Over his career his work has been found on clients such as Gumtree, Del Monte, Schuh, Tefal, Carcraft, Laura Ashley, Bench, Visit England, TopMan, Very and Skype. His Facebook App work has also led to clients gaining awards.

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