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
Anna Moss, Director
Ben Barker, Head of Search
Rhys Wynne, Lead Developer
Kat Kynes, Head of Content
Zara Bennett, Social Media Manager
Michael Scott, Search Consultant
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.
Olivia Maloney, Creative Content Consultant
After recently graduating from the University of Leeds with a degree in New Media, Liv has joined our team as Content and Outreach Consultant. With broad expertise, Liv is flexible and can apply herself to tasks across design and written platforms. Internships in both London and Manchester have enabled her to develop proficient skills in the Adobe suite and since, she has worked hard to complete her degree so she could join a creative and talented team.
Alongside her final year at university, Liv and her twin sister set up their own clothing collection. Developing their own brand identity and introducing all things vintage, they have managed to build up an organic customer base of 23,000 followers. Aspirations to be successful in conjunction with an entrepreneurial mindset, has enabled Liv to get to where she is today and she now looks to extend her knowledge and expertise within the industry. When out of the office Liv loves to go out with friends and dedicate some spare time to snowboarding. She also likes to go to festivals, whether they are abroad or in the UK. Above all, she enjoys drinking wine and eating like a King!
Jacek Olczak, Front End Developer
Jacek came to the UK from Poland in 2006 with his family and went straight to college to learn English and IT. Following college he went to the University of Salford and graduated with a 2:1 (missing out on a 1st by 0.5%…) in BSc Internet Computing. After university Jacek worked as a junior developer for a year and a half, and then went on to develop his own bespoke CRM project for 6 months.
Out of work, Jacek is a big car and motorcycle fan. He works on my his vehicles whenever possible and spends more money than he should on them.
Cat Crawford, Creative Content Executive
During her final year of University, Cat started her own beauty blog as a break from endless essay writing. She started to utilise social media to promote her content and after seeing how young online entrepreneurs were using blogs as a marketing tool, she started to learn more and more about content marketing.
After graduating in Film & Video in 2014, Cat decided to pursue her passion for marketing and completed marketing internships in both her hometown of Warrington and Manchester. After completing a 3 month internship at The Gate Films, she was made a permanent Digital Marketing Executive, working on clients video content, blogs and content outreach.
When not in work, Cat spends her time binge watching TV shows, practicing guitar and taking photographs on one of her many cameras.
Will Ellis, Content Marketing Executive
Sanjay Purewal, Junior SEO Executive
San(Jay) graduated from the Manchester Metropolitan University with a 2:1 in Advertising Management & Brand Management (which is just a long-winded way to say digital marketing). After graduating Jay undertook a graduate scheme with the University in order to apply his digital marketing knowledge and push a struggling company into the online world of the 21st Century. This is where his love of burritos and SEO started to blossom.
In his spare time Jay likes to balance his healthy habit of working out with his unhealthy habit of eating 20 McDonalds chicken nuggets and binge watching TV shows.
Joe Spence, Content Marketing Executive
Since graduating from Sheffield Hallam in 2014, with a 2:1 in Screen Studies and Scriptwriting, Joe had a variety of different jobs, including THAT GUY who would stop you on the street and try and sell you stuff. After that didn’t work out, and after a year of bar work, Joe contacted FireCask who allowed him to have a week of work experience before he went travelling around South America for 5 months.
Joe loved his short week at FireCask, writing various types of content and helping create fresh ideas. He contacted us whilst in Peru, fresh off Machu Picchu, and has now joined us full time, working in the centre of Manchester with so many fantastic options for lunch.
Joe is a huge film fanatic and prides himself on his useless knowledge of film trivia that only seems to come in handy when watching the quiz show “Pointless”. Joe has also completed many marathons in his time… Netflix of course, with a few of his favourite series being The Wire, The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Alan Partridge.
Joe is also a big on sports, and loves playing Rugby at his local team Wilmslow Wolves. He is also a huge Manchester United supporter and tries to watch a game whenever he can (maybe not the last few seasons)
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