Hi, I'm Heather. Nice to meet you!

Hi, I'm Heather. Nice to meet you!

It all started when...

As a marketing graduate, I've always been involved in creating and implementing marketing strategies; helping businesses to grow and succeed since 2005 (I know, I don't look old enough, do I? ;) ).

My passion is in the online arena; working with businesses to make better use of their websites and create campaigns to drive traffic to them.

I set up Skittish in 2012, having worked as an Internet Marketing Manager (and reluctant Web Developer) within the financial services sector for almost 7 years.

The aim was to make digital marketing accessible to more SMEs, providing an alternative to large agencies, and I'd like to think we have achieved that.

Why skittish?

It's often one of the first things people ask me - why Skittish? Where did that name come from?

To be honest, I fell in love with having a .sh domain name having seen another brand with one. I like the simplicity and quirkiness of not having a .co.uk or .com address and, more importantly, I wanted a company name people would remember.

For me, Skittish is about never being still, always questioning things and being agile enough to keep up with the millions of changes and updates that happen each year in digital.

My credentials

Currently studying for an MSc in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University - loving being back in the classroom again.

BA (Joint Hons) Communication & Cultural Studies and Marketing

The foundation for my expertise in Marketing started at The University of Leeds, graduating with a First (I like to brag!). 

Google Partner

Skittish is an approved Google Partner which means we're more than qualified to look after your Google Ads campaigns.

Certificate in Web Application Development

Yeah, I know some techie stuff too, so if you need help translating between your team and your web developer, I can probably assist!

Level 3 Award in Education & Training

This basically means I can teach adults all kinds of things, but I usually stick to Digital Marketing.

Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM)

The recognised body for marketing professionals. Essential for keeping up to date with the latest skills and industry developments.

When I'm not Skittish

I love to run, but not too far. Just far enough to see some Yorkshire countryside, not too far that I break a sweat.

I unintentionally collect notebooks, but that's about the only girly thing about me. 

On a sunny weekend, you might see me hurtling around the Yorkshire Dales on my Ducati Monster. There’s nothing quite like seeing the countryside on a motorcycle, sat astride a V-twin engine.

Ducati in the dales.jpg

If I could live anywhere in the world it would probably be the Isle of Man. All year round motor sport and roads with no speed limits - what's not to like?

Oh, and I have a thing for old typewriters.

Wow, you read all the way down here? You deserve a cuppa and a slice of this cake... mmmmm...caaaaake...

OK, seriously, that's all I have for you.

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