John Thew joins Further as MD.
22:24 on Wed, 29 Jun 2011 | 0 Comments
The directors at Further are delighted to announce the appointment of John Thew as Managing Director, as the agency looks to build on its Top 30 UK Agency status.
John brings a wealth of marketing and digital agency experience with him, having held MD positions at Agency.com and, most recently, user experience design specialists, Flow, where John oversaw the merger with Foolproof, establishing Europe's largest UX consultancy.
A graduate of London University, where he gained a BSc Hons in Econometrics and Statistics, John has spent much of his career working closely with clients, helping to win and develop accounts such as Ford Motor Company, Robert Dyas, Thomson Reuters and Travelocity.
As Further co-Founder Zak Ireson comments, "We are thrilled to have John join us, especially at such an exciting time in our development as a business. John brings with him a wealth of experience and insight that we feel will prove invaluable in helping Further achieve its aim of becoming one of the UK's leading Search and Social Marketing agencies."
John is looking forward to the challenge ahead of him in helping Further to build on its reputation and become seen as the best search agency in the UK in terms of client and ROI delivery. "I have been really impressed with Further's results-based ethos and sheer passion for achieving for clients, a passion which permeates the entire team here," he comments. "What has been achieved in the five short years since formation is something the directors are, rightly, extremely proud of. Their decision to bring in an MD from outside the business demonstrates their continued ambition to drive the company forward and I'm thrilled to be a part of it."
The appointment of John comes at a time when Further has posted record year-on-year turnover for the first six months of 2011.