Visit our Penshurst offices and you’ll see more than just a casual mention of Superheroes…we’ve even got the outfits! We became known as the Superheroes of Search quite by accident when one client, impressed by our SEO services used the phrase during a conversation with our MD. It’s a phrase we liked and it stuck. And it did describe what we do. But of course, Search isn’t all we do any more…
Lizzie is the new team ‘baby’. Joining us as a school leaver at just 18, Lizzie is our own in-house ‘geek’…or techie as they are professionally known. Lizzie can do things with numbers and code that would make magicians envious and is being trained in house to be a back end developer, helping support our Magento and WordPress projects. Despite being the team pup, Lizzie doesn’t get left behind with the office banter and social events. In fact, on team nights out she’s often the first at the bar and the last left standing. Lizzie’s interests include motor bikes, reading and Vegetarianism.
Kirsty is our newest Superhero, joining Hogtronix after just having completed a degree in PR at the University of Greenwich. Kirsty’s main skills are in copywriting, reputation managment and social media. Starting out life in South London, Kirsty now lives in ‘Royal Tunbridge Wells’ which – being a lover of the Queen – the Royal part is very important! Hobbies include girly things like shopping and nail art as well as watching Crystal Palace, Zumba and frequenting local pubs.
Megan is a junior Superhero, joining Hogtronix originally just as a summer job in 2011. However, Meg’s skills with the Video Camera and Social media prompted her to be persuaded to stay on full time and she now manages our production of all our clients podcasts, as well as managing Social Media accounts for many of our clients and ad-hoc design support, when needed, to our lead designer. Megan travels the furthest each day, splitting her time between trendy Brighton on the South Coast and Herne Bay on the East. Megan has a HND in Graphic Design and Advertising so is also the 2nd most qualified member of the team (though ask her the capital of Peru and she’s stumped!) In her spare time Megan enjoys junk food, clubbing and what she describes as ‘random adventures’.
Ashley is our lead designer and after our MD, she’s the longest established member of staff having started with us back in 2007. Ashley, for those who haven’t spoken to her, is a staunch Glaswegian and is well qualified having a HND in Graphic Design and in her words ‘would have had a Degree in Graphic Design, had I not left the 4 year course after year 3′. Hmmm. Nevertheless, Ashley is an advacote of Design standards and is a mentor to our interns and junior members of staff. Ashley spent a few years living in Spain which is where she first found the employment of Hogtronix (Hogtronix were based in Spain for a few years) and describes her interests as being photography, ‘proper music’ and getting lost in the English Countryside.
Russell is the Company founder and MD. He’s a proud South London Council Estate export and retains his roots through his love of Urban Dance Music, Modified Cars, as well as culinary cooking, gardening and travelling the world. Russell is also proud to have zero qualifications. Well, he has a handful of GSCE’s but that’s all, and he’s never actually needed even these, having started working for Barclays Bank straight from school at age 16 before working his way to a senior position at Head Office 12 years later. After requesting a voluntary redundancy package, Russell started an ecommerce business which he sold before moving to Spain and starting up Hogtronix before moving the business back to Kent in 2008. Russell also enjoys, ok maybe the wrong word….Russell ‘frequents’ the gym on a semi regular basis.
Debbie is the Company Secretary and book keeper. Her 20 years also spent working at Barclays has given her an important role here at Hogtronix. Debbie likes the finer things in life and by her own admission is ‘pampered’. Debbie has also worked as a Mortgage Administrator and has also lived in sunny Spain for a number of years. Debbie’s hobbies normally evolve around designer handbags, shoes, jewellery…you get the idea. Debbie was born and bred just a few miles from our HQ here in Penshurst.
Lola is our youngest superhero at just three years old (or 21 in dog years). She is a permanent fixture at Hogtronix, working everyday as the companies security. Whilst Lola is our least educated team member she is without doubt the most intelligent. Her skills include identifying the postman ten minutes before he arrives, sprinting and rolling over on command. She is also highly skilled at timekeeping, especially when it comes to biscuit or walk time. When not at work, Lola enjoys long walks in the park and hanging out with her friends.