Georgia HardyI graduated in 2019 with a LLB Law with International Business degree and started work at Vividink shortly after. During my time spent at university I was drawn towards the business aspect of my degree and completed a couple of marketing work placements where I discovered a keen interest for the discipline. My work at Vividink has focused mainly on social media campaigns, where as a 22-year old Instagram addict, I felt comfortable to exert my knowledge and create campaigns spanning different social platforms. I strive to continue my professional learning and development and have since completed the Chartered Institute of Marketing Certificate in Marketing and Digital Strategy, whilst also becoming certified with Hubspot online courses.
Outside of work I am strict with my gym regime, training every day after I finish work and taking part in the annual Manchester Half Marathon raising money for MIND. I am a great lover of anything fashion related, whether it's reading about it or styling an outfit. A good outfit combined with my friends and a gin and tonic is my perfect weekend.
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Scarlet Bamforth-WestI finished my A-Levels in 2019 and went on to work as an administrator at my family's steel stockholding business for a year. Whilst working there I was commissioned to do an oil painting for a businessman, named Darren Pollard, who found me via Instagram. The painting now hangs in his studio accommodation in Victoria, Australia.
I quickly decided that admin wasn't for me and put my creativity to use by starting an apprenticeship at Vividink in January 2020. Since then I have been partaking in a vast amount of online CPD courses, including Hubspot accredited courses. They have proved to increase my knowledge in all aspects of social media and marketing, and I thoroughly enjoy it!
Besides painting, I have a long-lived passion for horses and riding, which has pushed me to take part in several ridden and in-hand competitions in the past.
Paul RichardsonI have worked in marketing and comms since my first role at Maersk Line in 1986, since then I've held roles within companies and around 20 years ago I set up an agency because I was frustrated with how the agencies I had used operated and had built in costs to their operations that added no value to me, the customer. Since then we have grown, split into stand alone, discipline specific businesses and now Vividink focuses on pr and social media with a purpose, we're vertically integrated into the event, exhibition and conference secors working with suppliers, venues and organisers.
I'm a great lover of the outdoors which is why we are based in the heart of the Peak District National Park, technology means location has not bearing on how well we can service our clients and the reduced overheads also mean we can deliver so much more for our clients' budgets.
Outside of work I love riding my mountain bike, canicross with Ernie, I paddleboard and windsurf when I can get to the coast, and when the weather is bad I tinker with old VWs in the garage - the current project is a beach buggy.
Ernie the House WolfErnie is the office dog, barker of alarms and general stress relief fuzzball in the office. He's a pedigree Standard Poodle that doesn't quite fit the usual stereotype of Poodle, which means that he fits right in here at Vividink where we like to be a little different to other agencies. Often to be found dragging Paul over the moors and hills of the countryside that surrounds our office in Hope, Ernie also has his own chair!