Chris started out his digital career on a Vic-20 where his love for all things computerised flourished. A developer at heart with a love of creative programming and problem solving, creating a solution to a complex problem makes his heart sing. Chris co-founded 1973 Ltd in 2004 along with Dave, naming the company after the year they were both born. 20 years in the industry with a huge passion for it, and still going strong!
Inspired by the burgeoning digital revolution in his teens, Dave ventured into web programming, clocking up years of experience as a developer within digital agencies. He became certified as an Eloqua developer in 2009, leading him onto a path of providing specialist email marketing services. In 2004 Dave co-founded 1973 Ltd along with Chris, naming the company after the year they were both born. Dave now heads up production and development, fuelled by lots of tea!
Joining the board in 2011, Laura currently heads up the creative and marketing team. She gets a real buzz from pushing things that bit further to see a splash being made, and getting us noticed within the industry. As a nature lover, Laura loves to travel and see the world. However recently becoming a mum has put the wanderlust on the back burner for now!
With over 20 years’ experience in marketing and business development, Alison loves embracing a challenge and is always on the lookout for new, exciting ways of engaging an audience – with a particularly keen interest on outcomes, if the stats are good, she’s happy! Her true passion is the outdoors, she enjoys nothing more than city breaks and exploring the countryside with her family, whether on foot or cycling.
Senior Account Manager
Jamie has worked in our beloved bubble of creativity for 27 years. Prior to joining 1973 in 2017, he worked as a creative/account director in various London agencies working on global integrated campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world. He is owned by his cat, Hobo, is a keen bread maker, dabbles in music production, art and macro photography and has just completed the first fiction novel.
Having joined the team in September 2017, Michelle came from a print-focused marketing background, so is new to the world of digital. She may be a bit bossy and asks lots of questions, but she is sure to get the job done. When she’s not working, she enjoys exploring the world, soaking up the sunshine, socialising with pals and spending all her money shopping!
Senior Integrated Designer
With a varied range of agency and in-house experience in the creative industry, Tom's expertise and wealth of knowledge in digital design and UX, branding, print and OOH means he’s got it all covered. With a keen interest in delivering quality designs for clients, Tom always keeps at the forefront of his mind exactly what the end user wants and needs throughout every project. Tom is hoping this year to learn a bit of Python using a Rasberry Pi and go on a bricklaying course.
Victoria has worked in both in-house and agency positions for over 10 years, gaining valuable insight into how to take client projects from good to great. She completed the London Marathon last year and caught the running bug! If she’s not at her desk, she’s most likely clocking up some lunchtime miles!
Bringing fresh thinking to the design team from 2017, Nick loves creating designs that try something new to catch the eye. Experience in animation and brand creation complement his Graphic Design skillset. A music lover through and through, Nick can frequently be found performing his acoustic-folk music at venues in the area.
Front End Developer
Joining 1973 in April 2015, Warren is the go to guy for anything email. Making our emails fun, interactive and accessible to anyone is what drives him everyday. Outside of work Warren supports (unfortunately) Liverpool FC when he’s not travelling to all corners of the world or working at a local radio station.
Front End Developer
Adrian has a varied skill set having worked with animation and email as well as developing an enviable web toolkit. Regularly attending local geek nights and sharing insights with the rest of the team, Adrian loves to learn new techniques and push best practice! A true Air-Cooled classic VW fan Adrian enjoys going to VW shows around the country. He also owns an ex German Fire bus and classic beetle.
Senior Account Manager
Vicky, our newest recruit, joined us early in 2018 and brings a wealth of experience managing all types of projects from web development to print. Having started in the world of the web as a front-end developer she’s got a working appreciation of what is possible and loves nothing more than delivering strategic solutions that make a real difference. She’s an avid traveller, nature lover and is out most evenings after work enjoying a walk with her cat.